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, feb 7th, 2018



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Mike Thompson gets it.


Thanks again, Marshall Ramsey



 Good job, Mike Thompson



Public Notices


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


When heavy snow is forecast - 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 Project Update!!!

N-63 is open to through traffic now, but as spring comes, so does road construction.

The second phase will begin in March 19th, 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. During the construction, a temporary access road will be provided for the Alvo Cemetery.

Knife River Construction is the primary contractor and Casey Wisness is the project manager. His phone number is 712-898-1787.

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.


Thanks for the snow, Mother Nature. Twenty-five counties in Nebraska have 100% normal moisture levels. Twenty-five are normal, 22 are normal to abnormally dry, 41 are abnormally dry, 2 are normal to abnormally dry to moderate drought and 3 are abnormally dry to moderate drought. We need more 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, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Rhode Island and Puerto Rico have normal moisture levels. This is an improvement (slight) over last week.

Puerto Rico is gaining on power and drinkable water. Click on either image to see how Nebraska compares to other states.

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Daylight hours...days are getting longer!


Last Quarter, Wednesday, February 7th, at 09:54 AM, CST


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

Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.





Feb 7th, 1812 - 7.5 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri


Click on the map for the USGS history (actually more than one quake)

"...records a witness of these strange phenomena, ‘...my boat suddenly swung around in the conflicting currents, and rapidly shot up the river. Looking ahead, I beheld the mighty Mississippi cut in twain, and pouring down a vast opening into the bowels of the earth." - Jon C Van Tramp


Feb 8th, 1973 - Senate names 7 members to investigate Watergate scandal


Click on the mugshot mural for the break-in story


Click on the CREEP montage for the US Senate Select Committee details

"This is, I say, the time for all good men not to go to the aid of their party, but to come to the aid of their country." - Eugene McCarthy

"When the president does it, that means it is not illegal." - Richard M Nixon


2008 - Nebraska bans electric chair as sole execution method


  Click on the chair photo for the CBS News article

“The physiological effects of an electrocution are severe and painful. Besides launching the body into violent convulsions, the electrocution of a human being causes massive destruction throughout the body.” - Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini


Feb 9th, 1997 - Fox cartoon series "Simpsons" airs 167th episode, becoming the longest-running animated series in cartoon history


Click on the cast image for details

“I used to be with it, but then they changed what ‘it’ was, and now what I’m with isn’t it. And what’s ‘it’ seems weird and scary to me.” - Grandpa



Feb 10th, 1906 - British battleship HMS Dreadnought launches after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with its revolutionary design


Click on the picture for the Military History story

“We all know the Navy is never wrong, but in this case it was a little weak on being right”. - Wendell Mayes


Feb 11th, 1977 - Clifford Alexander Jr confirmed as 1st African American US Secretary of Army


 Click on his picture for his Army Times interview

"If the military is seen as a place where men and women are judged on their skills, accomplishments and bravery, that is a statement to the whole social fabric that we should judge individuals according to merit and not color." - Clifford Alexander, Junior


Feb 12th, 1948 - 1st Lt Nancy Leftenant becomes 1st African American in army nursing corps

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Click on her picture for details

"As an Army nurse I accept the responsibilities of an officer in the Army Nurse Corps.

I shall give faithful care to the men who fight for the freedom of this Country and to the women who stand behind them.

I shall bring to the American soldier, wherever he may be, the best of my knowledge and professional skill.

I shall approach him cheerfully at all times, under any conditions I may find.

I shall endeavor to maintain the highest nursing standards possible in the performance of my duties.

I shall appear fearless in the presence of danger and quiet the fears of others to the best of my ability.

My only criticism shall be constructive. The reputation and good name of the Army Nurse Corps and of the nursing profession shall be uppermost in my thoughts, second only to the care of my patients.

I shall endeavor to be a credit to my country and to the uniform I wear." - US Army Nurse pledge, WWII


Feb 13th, 1993 - Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (21.87 sec)


"Nebraska taught me self-esteem, determination, honesty and the will to fight. Because of my time in Nebraska, whenever I faced tough tests over the years I was able to keep on fighting. Nothing is too strong or too hard for me to overcome". - Merlene Ottey



 Thanks, Marc Murphy


 Thanks, Andy Marlette




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 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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