Tuesday, January 16, 2018



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Irma from space on Sep 5th at 1115 UTC

Click on the image for the National Hurricane Center site



Thanks to David Horsey, Los Angeles Times

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 until October 3rd. 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.



Now we're drying out - 31 counties have normal soil moisture; 27 are normal to abnormally dry, 13 are abnormally dry, 13 are abnormally dry to moderate drought, 5 range from normal to moderate drought with abnormally dry areas as well and 1 has moderate drought, still no severe drought conditions anywhere. Nationally, 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 Wednesday, Sep 6th at 02:03 AM


Click on this animated moon for what it looks like now.

Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.


Nothing really funny is happening now.  


Thank you, Marie Morelli


Thank you, Scott Stantis




Sep 6th, 1916 - 1st true supermarket, the "Piggly Wiggly" is opened by Clarence Saunders in Memphis, Tennessee.



Click on the picture for his story


Sep 7th, 1997 - The first test flight of the F-22 Raptor takes place.


Click on the picture for the McDonnel-Douglas Raptor site


Sep 8th, 1974 - President Ford pardons former President Nixon of all federal crimes

"Richard Nixon was just offered $2 million dollars by Schick to do a television commercial - for
Schick." - Gerald Ford

"The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election." - Gerald Ford



Sep 9th, 1956 - Elvis appears on the Ed Sullivan Show for the 1st time.


Click on the King's image for more about the show


Sep 10th, 1984 - First episode of daily syndicated version of Jeopardy! with Alex Trebek as host.


Click on the picture to play Jeopardy on line

"I'm curious about everything. Even subjects that don't interest me." - Alex Trebek


Sep 11th, 2001        


Thanks to Dave Granlund

“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”
- Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl


Sep 12th, 2012 - Excavators announce that they may have found the remains of King Richard III of England under a car park in Leicester.



““There’s a fine line between gossip and history, when one is talking about kings.” - Michelle Cooper


The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.


Thanks, Chris Ware, The New Yorker



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