Thursday, December 13, 2018

alvo news, sep 13th, 2017




Jose from space on Sep 12th by © NASA Astronaut Randy "Komrade" Bresnik

Click on the image for the National Hurricane Center site



Thanks to Jim Morin, Miami Herald

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.


17neflag 2

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



Better and better - 47 counties have normal soil moisture; 26 are normal to abnormally dry, 11 are abnormally dry, 4 are abnormally dry to moderate drought, 5 range from normal to moderate drought with abnormally dry areas as well. still no severe drought conditions anywhere. Nationally, 15 states have normal moisture conditions, an improvement by 1 from last week. 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


Last quarter is Wednesday, Sep 13th at 01:25 AM


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

Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.


Still nothing really humorous, but I'll try.


Thank you, Steve Sack


Thank you, Drew Sheneman




Sep 13th, 1955 - Swiss inventor George de Mestral is granted a patent for what would become known as Velcro


Click on the picture for his story

"Velcro: what a rip-off." - Tim Vine


Sep 14th, 1939 - World’s 1st practical helicopter, the VS-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky takes (tethered) flight in Stratford, Connecticut


Click on the picture for the ASME article

"At that time [1909] the chief engineer was almost always the chief test pilot as well. That had the fortunate result of eliminating poor engineering early in aviation." - Igor Sikorsky


Sep 15th, 1981 - US Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor for the US Supreme Court


Click on her picture for the Oyez article

"The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments, not on my gender." - Sandra Day O'Connor


Sep 16th, 2015 - Report 3 million people die each year of air pollution, more than malaria and HIV/Aids combined published in "Nature" journal.


Click on Baltimore's brown air for a Smithsonian article


Sep 17th, 1859 - Joshua Abraham Norton, English-born resident of San Francisco, proclaims himself his Imperial Majesty Emporer Norton I, Emperor of the United States of America


Click on the picture for his story

"We, Norton I, do hereby decree that the offices of the President, Vice Presidient and the Speaker of the House of Representatives are, from and after this date, abolished." - Joshua Abraham Norton


Sep 18th, 1947 - US Air Force created as a separate military service by passing of the National Security Act.        


Clcik on the image for the USAF site

“All that I am...I owe to the Air Force.” - Chuck Yeager


Sep 19th, 1994 - "ER" premieres on NBC, created by Michael Crichton and starring George Clooney and Anthony Edwards.


“It's not a good idea to shock a patient who's wide-awake.” - Dr. Kerry Weaver


The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.


Thanks, David Horsey



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