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 14th, 2018




 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, March 5th, 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


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. Don't complain if you parked on the street and the crew plowed around your pickups or cars.




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. Next meetings will be 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. Forty-four counties in Nebraska have 100% normal moisture levels. Twenty-three are normal to abnormally dry, 21 are abnormally dry, only is normal to abnormally dry to moderate drought. The southern panhandle counties have no moderate drought areas - Yea!! We need more snow - rain would be better. There are no severe drought conditions anywhere in our state.

Nationally, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Puerto Rico have normal moisture levels. This is a definite improvement over last week - for the northeast.

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

This week...

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Last week...

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Daylight hours...days are getting longer!


New moon, Wednesday, February 14th at 3:05 PM, CST


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

Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.





Feb 14th, 1929 - St Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed, allegedly on Al Capone's orders

Click HERE for the Prairie Hosts story


  Click on the photo of the Gusenbergs' funeral for the Chicago Tribune gallery

Some of the photos are graphic

"I hope, when my time comes, that I die decently in bed. I don't want to be murdered beside the garbage cans in some Chicago alley." - George Moran

"They've hung everything on me but the Chicago Fire." - Al Capone

2008 - Northern Illinois University shooting: a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in 24 casualties; 6 fatalities (including gunman) and 18 injured.


Click on his picture for the NBC story

"He never wanted to identify with being mentally ill, that was part of the problem." - Louise Gbadamashi, former house manager at Thresholds-Mary Hill House


Feb 15th, 1898 - USS Maine sinks in Havana harbor, cause unknown, 258 sailors die


Click on the picture for the Naval History and Heritage Command page

Click HERE for a photo gallery from NavSource

"I believe that the primary cause of the destruction of the Maine was an explosion under the bottom of the ship, as reported by the court of inquiry. How it was produced, or whether it was produced by anybody intentionally, I do not know; therefore I have carefully avoided accusation...." - Commander Dwight Charles Sigsbee, USN


Feb 16th, 2016 - Angelina Jolie undergoes a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer due to a defective BRCA1 gene


Click on her the picture for her account in the NY Times

"The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy." - Angelina Jolie


Feb 17th, 1998 - US Naval Academy cadet Diane Zamora, 20, convicted of capital murder


 Click her photo for the Texas Monthly article

The plan was to (and this is not easy for me to confess) break her young neck and sink her to the bottom of the lake…" - From their confession


Feb 18th, 1953 - KOLN TV channel 10 in Lincoln, NE (CBS) begins broadcasting


Click on the picture for the station site

"Television is chewing gum for the eyes." - Frank Lloyd Wright


Feb 19th, 1985 - Canned & bottled Cherry Coke introduced by Coca-Cola


"A brand is a promise. A good brand is a promise kept." - Muhtar Kent


Feb 20th, 1962 - John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth aboard Friendship 7


Click on the picture for more info

"I still find it hard to believe how far we have come, from the time I first flew on Friendship 7 and the Discovery flight. I go from being crammed into a capsule the size of a telephone booth to a place where I could live and work in space. … Amazing." - John Glenn, Jr.


And here are this week's cartoons...  

 Thanks, Paul Fell


 Thanks, Jeff Koterba


  Thanks Andy Marlette


  Thanks, Marshall Ramsey


   Thanks, Mike Thompson


 and some local quotes

"It's OK to disagree - but it's not OK to be disagreeable." - Anonymous 

"Animals shouldn't have to pay for human's stupidity." - Huhu Ilio


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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