Tuesday, March 20, 2018

alvo news mar 14th, 2018







 Public Notices


Free ride for mammogram appointments


The Sarpy/Cass Health Department offers free transportation assistance to women with a mammogram appointment. The service includes home pick up, hospital/clinic drop off, and return home drop off. Eligibility includes women aged 40-75 years living in Sarpy or Cass counties. Please call the Health Department at 402-537-6968 for more information.








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!!!


Barricades will go up Monday, March 19th! At the first construction meeting held Friday, March 9th the following information was provided.  The construction will start starting at Alvo north to Bluff Road, then from Bluff north to Church Road. The proposed work schedule is 10 hour days, 6 days a week. Access to the Alvo Cemetery will be provided as needed for maintenance and funerals. Copies of the construction schedule are available at the Village Office along with business cards for Casey Wisness, project manager. His phone number is 712-898-1787.




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 you 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 October 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


     Sad News





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-three (including Cass) are normal to abnormally dry, 16 are abnormally dry. 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, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Puerto Rico have normal moisture levels. Things are better in the Northeasst and Midwest.


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!




New Moon, Monday, March 19th at 11:15 AM, CDT


Spring begins at 11:15 CDT on Tuesday, March 20th!!!!




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


Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.








    Mar 7th, 1923 - US President Warren G. Harding becomes 1st president to pay taxes


  Click on his picture for the income tax story and HERE about his mistresses

 "I am not fit for this office and should never have been here." – Warren G. Harding

1973 - John McCain is released after spending over five years in a North Vietnamese prisoner of war camp


Click on his picture for the New Yorker story

“In prison, I fell in love with my country. I had loved her before then, but like most young people, my affection was little more than a simple appreciation for the comforts and privileges most Americans enjoyed and took for granted. It wasn't until I had lost America for a time that I realized how much I loved her. ” – John McCain


Mar 15th, 1960 - Key Largo Coral Reef Preserve established (1st underwater park) - now John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park



Click on the photo for the park website


“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.” – Jacque Cousteau


Mar 16th, 1995 - Tonya Harding pleads guilty to felony attack on Nancy Kerrigan




  Click on the picture for the Washington Post article

“I was told my whole life, you're fat, you're ugly, you're never going to amount to be anything.” – Tonya Harding



Mar 17th, 432 - Saint Patrick, aged about 16 is captured by Irish pirates from his home in Great Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland (traditional date)



Click on the picture for more information from National Geographic


“Avarice is a deadly sin." - St. Patrick



Mar 18th, 2014 - US closes the Syrian embassy in Washington & expels all Syrian diplomats




Click on the picture for Washington Post's sstory and HERE for the Middle East Monitor version


“When our interests matched, the Americans have been good to us, and when the interests differed, they wanted us to mold ourselves to them, which we refused.” - Bashar al-Assad



Mar 19th, 1911 - 1st International Women's Day sees over 1 million men and women attend rallies in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Issues discussed included women's right to vote and to hold public office, the right to work, to vocational training and an end to discrimination on the job.




 Click on the logo for some history


“Continue to embrace the things that make you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable.” - Janelle Monae, entertainer




Mar 20th, 1930 - American fast food restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken is founded by Colonel Harland Sanders in North Corbin, Kentucky




Click on his photo for the Biography site


“Life as I have known it has been ‘Finger Lickin’ Good.” – Harland Sanders



And here are this week's cartoons...  


First, from Omaha's Jeff Koterba...




Thanks a lot Gary Varvel




  Thank you, Lisa Benson



  "Take from each day a reason for tomorrow." - Unknown








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