Tuesday, March 20, 2018

alvo news, feb 28th, 2018




 Public Notices

Welcome Melanie Gist and Ben Glantz as new Village Board members - appointed on March 5th, 2018





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 Tuesday, April 3rd, 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




N-63 Alvo North Project Update!!!

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

Nebraska Department of Transportation Detour Map

According to the map, the intersection of 63 and Church Road will be closed, so getting on or off the Interstate will add a bunch of miles if yoou want to stay on state highways.


The second phase will begin Monday, 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


Thanks for the snow, Mother Nature. Fifty-four counties in Nebraska have 100% normal moisture levels. Twenty-two (including Cass) are normal to abnormally dry, 16 are abnormally dry, only one (Cherry) 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, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Puerto Rico have normal moisture levels. No change overall for the country.

Living in Puerto Rico still is hard. 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!


Last Quarter, Friday, March 9th at 05:20 AM, CST

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 11th.


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

Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.





Mar 7th, 1942 - 1st cadets graduated from flying school at Tuskegee


Click on the patch for the CAF Red Tail site

“We do not hate those we fight; we do not love those we defend.” – Anonymous Tuskegee motto


Mar 8th, 1999 - The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing


Click on his photo for the Amarillo Globe News story


"Kids are fair game; women are fair game." - Timothy McVeigh

Mar 9th, 2002 - U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: US conventional forces first deployed as part of Operation Anaconda


  Click on the picture for the Military Review analysis

"We felt that we have had a significant impact on their ability to perform, command and control." - US Col Roger King


Mar 3rd, 1991 - Los Angeles police officers severely beat motorist Rodney King, the beating is famously captured on amateur video and later leads to riots when the police officers are acquitted


 Click his photo for the riot story from NPR

 “I know and value what it means to wake up and be alive and to share my story. I'm so blessed to be here and to be able to talk about it.” - Rodney King


Mar 4th, 1954 - Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, announces the first successful kidney transplant.


Click on the picture for the Stanford University kidney transplant timeline

“If you’re going to worry about what people say, you’re never going to make any progress.” – Dr Joseph Murray


Mar 5th, 2015 - Harrison Ford crash-lands his 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR aeroplane in California


 Click on the photo for the Guardian story

"I’ve been working for a living, to support my airplane habit." - Harrison Ford


Mar 6th, 1886 - 1st US nurses' magazine, The Nightingale, 1st appears, NYC


Sorry - no images or further information

"Nurse:  just another word to describe a person strong enough to tolerate anything and soft enough to understand anyone." - Anonymous



And here are this week's cartoons...  

First, two from Andy Marlette



  Thanks, Marc Murphy


  Thanks, David Cohen





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