Friday, September 21, 2018

alvo news, aug 16th, 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.



Some more improvement - 11 counties have normal soil moisture; only two are in severe drought conditions. Nationally, only 18 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 21st at 1:30 PM


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

Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.


Nothing really funny is happening now.  


Thank you, Mike Thompson


Thank you, Marshall Ramsey




Aug 16th, 2016 - Wildfire breaks out in San Bernardino County, California, engulfing 15,000 acres, prompting evacuation of 82,000 people


Click on the picure for the USA today article (includes video and pictures)

“I'd rather fight 100 structure fires than a wildfire. With a structure fire you know where your flames are, but in the woods it can move anywhere; it can come right up behind you.” - Tom Watson


Aug 17th, 1998 - President Clinton admits in taped testimony he had an "improper physical relationship" with the intern and on the same day admits before the nation he "misled people" about the relationship.


Click on her image for the CNN chronology


"I voted Republican this year; the Democrats left a bad taste in my mouth.” -  Monica Lewinsky


Aug 18th, 1868 - French Astronomer Pierre Janssen discovers helium in solar spectrum during eclipse


Click on the picture for the rest of the story from Wired

Aug 19th, 1960 - Soviet Sputnik 5 carries 2 dogs, 2 rats, 40 mice, 1 rabbit and fruit flies into orbit, - 1st animals to return alive from orbit


Click on the picture of Belka (left) and 
Strelka (right) for the Wired story


Aug 20th, 1191 - Crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko


Click on the picture for the Eyewitness to History article


Aug 21st, 2017 - The 103rd total solar eclipse (since 1001) visible in the United States will occur.


May 2012 in Japan

1968 - PFC James Anderson Jr is 1st African American Marine to earn Medal of Honor.




Aug 22nd, 1963 - The X-15 rocket plane, flown by civilian test pilot Joe Walker achieves a world record altitude of 354,200 feet (107,960 m, 67 miles)

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"I have flown in just about everything, with all kinds of pilots in all parts of the world — British, French, Pakistani, Iranian, Japanese, Chinese — and there wasn't a dime's worth of difference between any of them except for one unchanging, certain fact: the best, most skillful pilot has the most experience." - Chuck Yeager



The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.


Thanks again, Marshall Ramsey



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