Water main break - wells are off until break is repaired. Do NOT use water until break is repaired.
New Village mailing and email addresses
Village of Alvo
PO Box 211, Elmwood, NE 68349
135 Main Street, Alvo, NE 68304
NOTICE OF MEETING
VILLAGE OF ALVO
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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 Monday, January 8, 2018, 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.
N-63 Alvo North Open!
N-63 is open to through traffic as of December 1. This completes Phase I of a 2 Phase project, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. The section of N-63 closed this year was approximately one-half mile south of I-80 and consisted of box culvert construction, re-alignment of the existing highway and erosion control items. Minor work, like seeding and erosion control installation, may still be performed.
The second phase will begin in March 2018. During this phase, N-63 will be closed to traffic from Reference Post 4+20 to Reference Post 9+68. A detour will be marked for through traffic for this phase.
The project is anticipated to be completed by November 2018.
The Department’s project manager for this project is Jesse De Los Santos of Lincoln. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through construction work zones.
Contact: Jesse De Los Santos, 402-471-0850
This notice is directed toward those who flushed their shop towels, baby wipes and other non-degradable items down their toilets - the Village has to replace two pumps at the sewage lagoon to the tune of $10,000. That will cause delays in working on required improvements to the drinking water system. This will cost everyone in town when new sewer and water rates are set.
Rural Fire Board meeting dates are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month for the first four months of 2018. (January 9th, February 13th, March 13th and April 10th at 7:30 at the Eagle Fire and Rescue Station, 705 South 1st, Eagle, NE)
If you bank at Farmers and Merchants Bank of Ashland - the business hours have changed.
Thanks to Karen for the Nebraska State flag - it will fly until March 1st, 2018 to celebrate Nebraska 150.
DRY, DRY, DRY - NO CHANGE in the last 2 weeks. No counties in Nebraska have normal moisture levels. 5 are normal to abnormally dry, 83 are abnormally dry, 2 are normal to abnormally dry to moderate drought and 3 are abnormally dry to moderate drought. We need snow! 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 is lasting more than six months.
Nationally, only Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Michigan, Wisconsin and Rhode Island and Alaska - and Puerto Rico have normal moisture levels. This is a slight improvement over last week.
Just a reminder, Peurto Rico is still short of power and drinkable water. Click on the image to see how Nebraska compares to other states.
Daylight hours...days getting longer!
Last quarter, Monday, January 8th, at 04:25 PM, CST
Click on this animated moon for what it looks like now.
Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.
Jan 3rd, 1521 - Martin Luther excommunicated by Pope Leo X from the Roman Catholic Church
Click on the image for the rest of the story
"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree." - Martin Luther
Jan 4th, 1999 - Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as Governor of Minnesota
Click on his inaugural photo to find out what he is doing these days
"There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag." - Jesse Ventura
Jan 5th, 1993 - Oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil
Click on the picture for the Shipwreck Log page
"We pull out od the ground death, we burn death in our power plants, and then we act shocked when we get death in the form of oil spills and global warming." - Van Jones
Jan 6th, 2016 - North Korea states that they have successfully tested a thermonuclear weapon
Click the image for the Encyclopaedia Britannica explanation
Jan 7th, 2015 - Terrorist attack on the offices of satirical newspaper "Charlie Hebdo" in Paris kills 12 (including Jean Cabut and Stephane Charbonnier) and wounds 11
Thanks, Satish Acharya
"I'd rather die standing than live on my knees." - Stephane 'Charb' Charbonnier
Jan 8th, 2011 - Attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills 6 and wounds 13, including Giffords
Click on the photo for her recovery story
“Mile by mile, it's a trial; yard by yard, it's hard; but inch by inch, it's a cinch.” - Gabrielle Giffords
Jan 9th, 2007 - Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone
"You know, everybody has a cell phone, but I don’t know one person who likes their cell phone. I want to make a phone that people love." - Steve Jobs
And finally, two more from our Nebraska guys - Thanks to Paul Fell and Jeff Koterba
Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)