Tuesday, March 20, 2018

alvo news, feb 21st, 2018




 Public Notices

There are two positions open on the Alvo Board of Trustees. Interested citizens should apply by letter to Connie Carlton, Alvo Village Clerk either by mail or in person at the Village Office. Closing date is Saturday, March 3rd at 12:00 CST.





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, Friday, February 23rd at 2:09 AM, CST


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

Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.





Feb 21st, 1965 - Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York City


  Click on his photo for the New Yorker article

“I believe in Islam. I am a Muslim and there is nothing wrong with being a Muslim, nothing wrong with the religion of Islam. It just teaches us to believe in Allah as the God. Those of you who are Christian probably believe in the same God, because I think you believe in the God Who created the universe. That's the One we believe in, the One Who created universe--the only difference being you call Him God and we call Him Allah. The Jews call Him Jehovah. If you could understand Hebrew, you would probably call Him Jehovah too. If you could understand Arabic, you would probably call Him Allah....” – Malcolm X


1988 - Televangelist Jimmy Swaggert confesses his sins to his congregation


Click on his photo for his confession on YouTube

 "I'm gonna be blunt and plain, if one ever looks at me like that I'm gonna kill him and tell God he died." - Jimmy Swaggart, talking about gay men


2003 - Bill Maher's political talk show "Real Time with Bill Maher" debuts on HBO


Click on his picture for The Famous People biography

"We need more people speaking out. This country is not overrun with rebels and free thinkers. It's overrun with sheep and conformists." - Bill Maher


Feb 22nd, 2017 - Discovery of 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting star Trappist-1 announced in Journal "Nature" - raises possibility of alien life

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Click on the picture for the star's web site

"I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here." -  Arthur C. Clarke, Science Fiction Writer


Feb 23rd, 1896 - Tootsie Roll introduced by Leo Hirschfeld (or Hirschfield)


  Click on the picture for the HistorySpaces story (there are others)

"Tootsie Rolls are part of everybody's youth." - John McMillin


1945 - US Marines raise the flag on Iwo Jima 


  Click on the photo for the Naval History and Heritage Command account



1954 - 1st mass inoculation against polio with Salk vaccine (Pittsburgh)


Click on the picture for a History account

“I don't think there is any philosophy that suggests having polio is a good thing.” - Bill Gates


Feb 24th, 1981 - Jean Harris is convicted of murdering Scarsdale diet doctor Tarnower


 Click her photo for the NY Times account

“Loving an old bachelor is always a no-win situation, and you come to terms with that early on, or you go away.” - Jean Harris


Feb 25th, 1859 - US barracks in Dhahran Saudi Arabia, hit by scud missile, kills 28


Click on the picture for a Washington Post account

U.S. Central Command said no Patriot missile was launched because the Scud was breaking up. - Statement from the US Army


Feb 26th, 1986 - Corazon Aquino becomes President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos flees the country


 Click on her photo for the Amazing Women in History story

"I know my limitations, and I don't like politics. I was only involved because of my husband." - Corazon Aquino    


Feb 27th, 1922 - US Supreme Court unanimously upholds 19th amendment to the US Constuituent - women's right to vote


Click on the picture for the Justia record

“There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.” – Susan B. Anthony


And here are this week's cartoons...  

 Thanks, Marshall Ramsey


 Thanks, Jeff Koterba


  Thanks Andy Marlette


  Thanks again, Marshall Ramsey


   Thanks, Marc Murphy



...and some Nebraska and Florida quotes

"If the insurance company says you don't need a lawyer - you need a lawyer." - Inkelaar Law Firm

"We call B.S." - Emma Gonzalez, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High senior

  Click HERE for her speech


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

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