Monday, March 19, 2018

alvo news, aug 2, 2017





Want to advertise your garage or yard sale for FREE?!?

Click on the sign below.


This will take you to the online form to register your individual or community sales.

Thanks, John



Playground Equipment for Sale!

Bids for playground equipment we don't have enough space to install will be accepted by mail or at the Village Office. Buyer is responsible for loading and transport of equipment. As is. Can be seen at the basketball court next to Alvo Fire & Rescue Station, 135 Main Street, Alvo, NE.


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Thanks to Karen for the Nebraska State flag - it will fly until March 1st, 2018 to celebrate Nebraska 150.


SLATTERY VINTAGE ESTATES is a great hang out this weekend Aug 4&5... On stage 7-10 Friday  Dan Bird Acoustic sings your favorites. (no cover) and from 7-10 Saturday, listen to Phenomenal Ed Archibald on Sax with his Smooth Jazz Band ($6 cover) Wood-Fired pizzas both nights after 6.   Open Hours: 4-8 Thur, 1-10 Fri  & Sat, 1-6 Sunday.


Only 8 counties have normal soil moisture levels. 38 counties are partly or completely abnormally dry, 37 are partly or entirely experiencing moderate drought. Finally 10 counties are partly or completely in severe drought condition, and those counties have no normal soil moisture areas. Only 14 states have normal moisture conditions. Click on the image to see how Nebraska compares to other states. Click HERE to see a slide show of of the national map.


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Daylight hours


Full moon is Monday, August 7th at about 1:10 PM


Click on this animated moon for what the moon looks like today.

Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.



Thank you, Dana Summers


Thank you, Chan Lowe




Aug 2nd, 1776 - Formal signing of the US Declaration of Independence by 56 people (date most accepted by modern historians)

  17Hancock1 Click on the portrait for his story

“The British ministry can read that name without spectacles; let them double their reward.” - John Hancock


Aug 3rd, 1996 - US General William F. Garrison accepts responsibility for outcome of the 1993 raid in Somalia, and retires from military service.


Click on the image for Sony's web page

'Black Hawk Down' was the movie made about this operation


Aug 4th, 1944 - Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (Grüne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified


Click on her picture to go to her official web site

No one has ever become poor by giving.” - Anne Frank


Aug 5th, 1964 - President Nixon admits he withheld information about Watergate break-in


Click on his picture for the Whitehouse web page

"You know, I always wondered about that taping equipment but I'm damn glad we have it, aren't you?" - Richard Nixon


Aug 6th, 1945 - Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima by the US B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay"


Click on the bomb for the Atomic Heritage site

"Of thousands of others, nearer the centre of the explosion, there was no trace. They vanished. The theory in Hiroshima is that the atomic heat was so great that they burned instantly to ashes - except that there were no ashes.” - Wilfred Burchett


Aug 7th, 2007 - Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run.


Click on the picture for his web site

"I think of myself as ‘catching' the ball with my bat and letting the pitcher supply the power." - Barry Bonds


Aug 8th, 1987 - Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39°F (4°C) Bering Sea


Click on the picture for her site

“You know, the ocean is a very, very beautiful place. It is God’s gift to us,” - Lynne Cox



The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.


Thanks Jack Ohman



Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)


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