Wednesday, December 19, 2018
  • It is Unique.

    It is Unique.

    It is one of a kind. No other community in the United States is known by the name "ALVO". Early settlers had come to this area as early as 1869, they had established post-offices, school district and towns. The railroad was the main means of transportation , so towns were established along it's lines.

    Alvo reportedly received its name from the first child born after the community began to form around the depot. Her name was Alvo and she was the daughter of the railroad's master.

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alvo news, nov 15th, 2017



Public Notices  




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the Chairperson and Village Board of the Village of Alvo, Nebraska will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 135 Main Street, Alvo, NE which meeting is open to the public.  An agenda for said meeting, kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the office of the Village Clerk at City Hall.  Except for items of an emergency nature, the agenda shall not be enlarged later than twenty-four hours prior to the scheduled commencement of the meeting.

Connie Carlton

Village Clerk





Rural Fire Board meeting postponed AGAIN from November 16th.

Eagle - Alvo Rural Fire Board meeting, TBA at the Eagle Fire & Rescue Station, 705 South First Street in Eagle.


Sarpy/Cass Health Department recommended steps to protect against Norovirus

Norovirus is a highly infectious virus that causes acute inflammation in the stomach and gastrointestinal tract.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 21 million people in the United States are infected with Norovirus each year.  Norovirus is most commonly seen from November to April.


The most common symptoms of Norovirus are diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain, but may include fever, headache, and body aches.

Symptoms generally develop within 12 to 48 hours after exposure.  Symptoms typically resolve without treatment after 1 to 3 days in otherwise healthy persons.


Norovirus is highly contagious and spreads primarily through direct person-to-person contact with infected people, indirect exposure via contaminated environmental surfaces, and contaminated food or water.

  • Person-to-person transmission may occur directly through the fecal-oral route, ingestion of aerosolized vomit, or indirect exposure via contaminated environmental surfaces.
  • Foodborne transmission may occur by contamination from infected food handlers during preparation and service.
  • Water transmission may occur after well water becomes contaminated from septic tank leakage or sewage from breakdowns in chlorination of municipal systems.


There is no specific medicine to treat Norovirus; however, drinking plenty of fluids may help prevent dehydration.


Norovirus can spread quickly in closed places such as daycare centers, schools, and nursing homes.  “You can help protect yourself and others by frequently washing your hands and staying home when you are ill,” says Sarah Schram, Health Director for the Sarpy/Cass Health Department.

The Sarpy/Cass Health Department offers these additional tips to help prevent the spread of Norovirus:

  • Do not prepare food if you are ill with Norovirus or Norovirus symptoms for at least three days after you recover.
  • Clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces with a household bleach solution of up to 1.5 cups of bleach in one gallon of water.
  • Practice proper hand hygiene.  Wash hands with soap and water, scrub for at least 20 seconds, and rinse thoroughly.

For more information on Norovirus, please visit



Nothing showing right now, but it's not over (usual season is from June 1st to November 30th) til it's over, so click on the logo below for the National Hurricane Center.

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On Sept. 25 at 2:12 a.m. EDT (0612 UTC) the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided this infrared image of Hurricane Maria. Coldest cloud tops (red) and strongest storms were in the southeastern quadrant. Credit: NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team

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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

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


Better! - 85 counties have normal moisture; 3 are normal to abnormally dry, 1 is abnormally dry to moderate drought, 4 range from normal to moderate drought with abnormally dry areas as well.There are no severe drought conditions anywhere in our state. However - the southwest panhandle is facing long term abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions, meaning the dry spell lasts more than six months. Nationally Florida, Alaska, Michigan, Tennessee, New York, West Virginia, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey  - and the territory of Puerto Rico have normal moisture levels. Puerto Rico still has very little electricity and clean drinking water. Click on the image to see how Nebraska compares to other states.

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Daylight hours


New moon on Saturday, November 18th at 05:42 AM CST


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

Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.


Like to have something upbeat, but this is America.....


Thank you, Dave Granlund


  Thanks, Phil Hands



Nov 15th, 2012 - British Petroleum settles for $4.5 billion dollars for the Deep Water Horizon oil spill that occurred on April 20th 2010.


 Click on the picture for the Time story with a photo gallery

"I have no confidence whatsoever in BP. I think that they do not know what they are doing." - Ed Markey


Nov 16th, 2010 - Engagement announced between Prince William and Catherine [Kate] Middleton at Clarence House, London


Click on the image for the DC memorials article and more pictures

"We'll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids. But obviously we want a family so we'll have to start thinking about that." - Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

"I hope we will be able to have a happy family ourselves." - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge


Nov 17th, 1968 - KHNE TV channel 29 in Hastings, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting


Click on the logo for the NET site

"All television is educational television.  The question is:  what is it teaching?"  - Nicholas Johnson


Nov 18th, 1872 - Suffragette Susan B. Anthony is arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal and charged with illegally voting


Click on the image for the Saturday Evening Post article

"I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires." - Susan B. Anthony


Nov 19th, 1863 - President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address.


 Click the image for Abraham Lincoln online

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." - Abraham Lincoln


Nov 20th, 1983 - "Terms of Endearment" from the book by Larry McMurtry, directed by James L. Brooks and starring Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger premieres in New York (Best Picture 1984)


Click on the photo for the New York Times article

“Miss MacLaine has one of her best roles in Aurora, and her performance is a lovely mixture of longing, stubbornness and reserve. Miss Winger again shows herself to be an astonishingly vital screen actress, able to imbue even the relatively drab Emma with urgency and passion.” - Janet Maslin


Nov 21st, 1963 - President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie fly to San Antonio, TX.


Click on the image for the RealClearPolitics story.

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names." - John F. Kennedy



  Thanks, Scott Stantis



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



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Enter through the north door.

135 Main Street, Alvo, NE 68304

402-781-9201 phone and fax


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