Tuesday, February 19, 2019
  • 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, jan 24th, 2018


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 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 Monday, February 5, 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.

 Connie Carlton

Village Clerk



 Notice is hereby given that the Village of Alvo, Nebraska proposes to hold a public hearing on February 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. local time at the Village Hall to consider the adoption of a long range plan for a one-year and six-year street improvement program for the Village of Alvo, Nebraska.  Any interested persons are invited to attend this public hearing and to present pertinent information, data or views or to request additional information or background regarding said street improvement plans.  The purpose of the hearing is to afford full and complete public knowledge and discussion of said street improvement plans prior to adoption according to law and as provided in Legislative Bill No. 1302 passed by the 1969 Nebraska State Legislature and approved by the Governor.

New Village mailing and email addresses

Village of Alvo

PO Box 211, Elmwood, NE 68349 or 135 Main Street, Alvo, NE 68304

 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Phone: 402-781-9201


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. 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)

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


Still dry although no change in overall percentages from January 9th. No counties in Nebraska have 100% normal moisture levels. 7 are normal to abnormally dry, 77 are abnormally dry, 2 are normal to abnormally dry to moderate drought, 6 are abnormally dry to moderate drought and 1 is completely 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 Michigan, Ohio, Rhode Island and Alaska - and Puerto Rico have normal moisture levels. This is NOT an 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.


Click on this week's map for the Drought monitor home page


This week...

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Last week...

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Daylight hours...days are getting longer!


First quarter, Wednesday, January 24th, at 04:20 PM, CST


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

Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.





Jan 24th, 1848 - James Marshall finds gold in Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California


Click on the image for the Legends of America site

  "During the Gold Rush, mosst would-be miners lost money, but people who sold them picks, shovels, tents and blue jeans (Levi Strauss) made a nice profit." - Peter Lynch


1922 - Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo)


Click on the logo for the Smithsonian history

“When I'm no longer rapping I want to open up an ice cream parlor and call myself Scoop Dogg." - Snoop Dogg


Jan 25th, 1970 - "MASH", directed by Robert Altman, starring Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould, is released (Palme d'Or 1970)


Click on the image for the Chicago Tribune real MASH story and HERE for the War History site 

Click HERE for the true story about the black surgeon

“You could pull up into the parking lot and see people sitting on trucks and cars and in line to see him. If you asked a couple why they were there, they’d say ‘to see the MASH doctor they say is so good.’” - Historian Toni Colley-Lee


Jan 26th, 2009 - "I Run to You" single by Lady Antebellum is released (Grammy Award Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal 2009, Billboard Song of the Year 2009)


Click on the picture for the Vevo video

"You pretty much can't get away from bacon or whiskey in the South. Put a doughnut in it and you'd be good to go." - Hillary Scott

"We're definitely a hodgepodge of influences. Mine, most heavily, would be Southern rock - the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and stuff like that. Hillary is more from the country side - her mom is Linda Davis, a country singer. Dave, he's a big fan of the Eagles and like that." - Charles Kelley

“We were taking some photos one day in front of one of these old antebellum homes, and one of us said the word. And we all kind of stopped and said, 'That could be a name!' ... It just feels kind of country and nostalgic.” – Dave Haywood


Jan 27th, 1967 - A fire in the Apollo I Command Module kills astronauts Grissom, White & Chaffee during a launch rehearsal


 Click the image for the NASA history

“If we die, do not mourn for us. This is a risky business we're in, and we accept those risks. The space program is too valuable to this country to be halted for too long if a disaster should ever happen.” – Gus Grissom"

“A lot of us here on earth are getting pretty curious about what the moon’s made of, and you’ll never satisfy man’s curiosity unless a man goes himself.” – Edward White II

Problems look mighty small from 150 miles up”  – Roger Chaffee


Jan 28th, 1986 - 25th Space Shuttle (51L)-Challenger 10 fuel tank ruptures and burns 73 sec after liftoff


Click on the picture for National Geographic article


"The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them — this morning, as they prepared for their journey, and waved good-bye, and 'slipped the surly bonds of earth' to 'touch the face of God.'" - Ronald Reagan


Jan 29th, 1958 - Murderer, Charles Starkweather, captured by police in Wyoming


“He’s going to kill me. He’s crazy. He just killed a man.” - Caril Fugate, in Wyoming


Jan 30th, 1945 - American Rangers and Filipino resistance fighters liberate over 500 Allied POWs from Japanese at Cabanatuan


Click on the map for the Shadow Spear account

Click HERE for Val Lauder's Memoir article

"He made a Ranger battalion out of a bunch of mule-skinners, and he inspired us and trained us -- and any success we had, belongs to Colonel Mucci." - Robert Prince, leader of the rescue team


1975 - Erno Rubik applies for his "Magic Cube" invention patent, later to be known as a Rubik's cube


Click on the photo for Rubik's web site (there is a section on how to solve)

"The Cube can  seem alive as it heats up in your hand. The fact that each face of the Cube is made of three layers of three blocks has an important meaning." - Erno Rubik



 Thanks, Michael Ramirez


 Thanks, Tom Stiglich




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




 Village of Alvo Clerk's Office

Open Saturdays from 08:00 to 12:00

Enter through the north door.

135 Main Street, Alvo, NE 68304

402-781-9201 phone and fax


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