New pole and flags donated by Alvo Rescue Squad.
When the rain stops and the ground gets dry enough, farmers are doing all the spring tasks necessary for the growing season. 99% of the farm equipment on public roads is a lot bigger than your F450 or Tahoe - so give them some room. They are moving much slower than you are and they take more than one lane, especially when pulling tillage and planting equipment. So be careful out there.
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 OF MEETING
VILLAGE OF ALVO
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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, June 4th, 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.
New Village mailing and email addresses
Village of Alvo
PO Box 211, Elmwood, NE 68349 or
135 Main Street, Alvo, NE 68304
Click HERE to download an Adobe page of 4 entry forms.
Click on MAP for the NDOT detour map.
N-63 Alvo North Project is Progressing
NOTICE - Monday, May 14th, grinding started on NE 63 from Bluff to 1/2 mile north of Mill. So the entire six miles of the highway will be really closed.
The construction will start at the north edge of Alvo and continue 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 - but actually, Church and NE 63 intersection is open.
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.
This notice is directed toward those who flushed their shop towels, baby wipes and other non-degradable items down their toilets - the Village replaced two pumps at the sewage lagoon to the tune of $10,000 for the pumps and $6,000 for installation.
Rural Fire Board meeting dates are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month for 2018. Next meeting is May 15th at 7:00 at the Eagle Fire and Rescue Station, 705 South First Street, Eagle, NE
Some counties are better, some still the same - 56 counties are at normal moisture levels; 12 are normal to abnormally dry; 18 are abnormally dry, 7 are abnormally dry to moderate drought. There are no severe drought conditions anywhere in our state - YET!
Nationally, Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia and Puerto Rico have normal moisture levels. Things are better in the Northeast and Midwest.
Living in Puerto Rico still is hard.
Click on the map for the Drought Monitor web site
Want to be a drought reporter? Click HERE
Just a month plus to summer...
First quarter is Onday May 21st at 10:49 CDT
Click on this animated moon for what it looks like now.
Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.
May 16th, 2018 - The day after the midterm elections - If you did not vote, do NOT complain!
Click HERE for the Crosstab prediction for the midterm election forecast
Click HERE for Cass County past election results
"Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote." - George Jean Nathan
May 17th, 2015 - Gun fight between rival biker gangs and police in Waco, Texas leaves 9 dead and 18 injured. 170 later arrested for organized crime
“Police run toward danger while bikers crawl under cars.” - Kawika
May 18th, 1980 - Mount St Helens blows its top in Washington State, 60 die
Click on the photo from May 17th, 1980 for the Smithsonian video
“The volcano is still living and breathing,” Smithsonian volcanologist Stephanie Grocke told National Geographic.
May 19th, 1883 - Buffalo Bill Cody's 1st wild west show premieres in Omaha
"Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government." - William F Cody
May 20th, 1990 - Hubble Space Telescope sends its 1st photographs from space
Click on the picture for the 34 pictures from AllThat'sInteresting
"A Hubble Space Telescope photograph of the universe evokes far more awe for creation than light streaming through a stained glass window in a cathedral." - Michael Shermer
May 21st, 1932 - Amelia Earhart completes 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman, landing in Ireland
Click on her picture for the Smithsonian article
“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done." - Amelia Earhart
May 22nd, 2011 - An EF5 Tornado strikes the US city of Joplin, Missouri killing at least 158 people, the single deadliest US tornado since modern record keeping began in 1950
Click on the picture for the Atlantic photo gallery
Click on the picture for a good video
Here we go, with a very appropriate pair from Steve Benson...
Thank you Mike Thompson
Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)