Thursday, December 13, 2018

alvo news, jan 10th, 2018


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Public Notices

New Village mailing and email addresses


Village of Alvo

PO Box 211, Elmwood, NE 68349


135 Main Street, Alvo, NE 68304


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You may have noticed there is white stuff on the ground and streets - so please park off the streets so the snow removal crew can do their job. Neither they or the village will be responsible for dents to your ride if it's on the street.


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. (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.

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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.

This week...

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Last week...

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Daylight hours...days getting longer!


New moon, Tuesday, January 16th, at 08:17 PM, CST


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

Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.



Jan 10th, 1956 - Elvis records "Heartbreak Hotel"


Click on the image for the rest of the story

"Do not cry because I'm gone - smile because I lived." - Elvis

Jan 11th, 1569 - 1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in St Paul's Cathedral


Click on her coin for the Daily Mail history

"Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind." - Queen Elizabeth I


Jan 12th, 1948 - US Supreme Court decision (Sipuel v Oklahoma State Board of Regents)


Click on her picture for the Norman Transcript interview with her son

"I'll do it." - Ada Lois Sipuel


Jan 13th, 1957 - Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee


 Click the image for the Thought Co history

 "When a ball dreams, it dreams it’s a frisbee." - Stancil Johnson


Jan 14th, 1963 -  George Wallace sworn in as Governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!"


Click on the picture for the Washington Post article

"I was wrong. Those days are over and they ought to be over." - George C. Wallace


Jan 15th, 2009 - Chesley Sullenberger lands US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in NYC. All passengers and crew members survive in what becomes known as the "Miracle on the Hudson"


Click on the photo for the Vanity Fair story

"The pilot is the reason my two-year-old daughter has a dad today and my wife has a husband." – unnamed passenger

"You've got a bird, a plane and Superman." – New York Police Department official. 


Jan 16th, 2016 - First ever flower grown in space - a zinnia aboard the International Space Station using NASA Veggie system


Click on the picture for the story

"Yes there are other life forms in space." - Astronaut gardener Scott Kelly


 Thanks to Dana Summers and Dana Horsey





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