Monday, January 21, 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 & history, jun 13th, 2018





  Public Notices    

BAD NEWS - Loose dogs attacked dogs who are on their owners' property and been aggressive toward humans numerous times recently. Having your dog, licensed or unlicensed, unrestrained off your property is a violation of Village ordinance. These dogs may be impounded and if determined to be vicious, euthanized. For those who are concerned, help identify the loose animals be getting pictures with date and time. Even if you don't live in the village, when you bring your dog into town, you are subject to the same ordinance as residents. Dog licensing ordinance update will be discussed at the July board meeting.


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.




July meeting TBA

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



 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 starts at the north edge of Alvo and continues 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 began 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 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 Jun 12th at 7:00 at the Alvo Fire and Rescue Station, 135 Main Street, Alvo.


The good news is 61 counties are at normal moisture level - 13 normal to abnormally dry; 7 are abnormally dry, 10 are abnormally dry to moderate drought, 1 ranges from normal to moderate drought and one is moderate drought. There are no severe drought conditions anywhere in our state - YET! Cass County joins the dry county to moderate drought group.

Nationally, 17 states - Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia have normal moisture levels. Things are better in the Northeast and Midwest.


 Click on the map for the Drought Monitor web site

This week...


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Last week...


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Click on last week's map to learn about current conditions

Not quite...



New moon, Wednesday, June 13th at 2:43 PM CDT


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

Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.





June 13th, 2017 - Otto Warmbier returns to the US in an unresponsive state after being held in North Korean jail for 17 months,


Click on the photo for the NBC News article

“Well, that's the last we'll see of you.” - Danny Gratton, his roommate in North Korea



June 14th, 2016 - First mammal made extinct by human-induced climate change announced - the Bramble Cay melomys from Torres Strait


  Click on the photo for the National Geographic story

"No matter what we call it, poison is still poison, death is still death, and industrial civilization is still causing the greatest mass extinction in the history of the planet.” – Derrick Jensen,



June 15th, 1982 - Supreme Court rules all children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to a public education


  Click on the photo for the Huffington post story

“It is difficult to understand precisely what the state hopes to achieve by promoting the creation and perpetuation of a subclass of illiterates within our boundaries, surely adding to the problems and costs of unemployment, welfare, and crime.” - Justice William Brennan



June 16th,1882 - 17" hailstones weightin 1.75 pounds fall in Dubuque, Iowa


 Click on the picture for the KWWL story

“Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.”- Mark Twain



Jun 17th, 1882 -Tornado kills 100 in Grinnell, Iowa


Click on the picture for several accounts of the tornado

“It happened so fast. A tree went flying by, I opened the cave door, and the boys were ripped out of my hands and started rolling across the yard.” - Dee Ossian, about her grandsons



June 18th, 2015 - Pope Francis blames human selfishness for global warming in his encyclical, named "Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home"


Click on his photo for the NET story

"We must not be indifferent or resigned to the loss of biodiversity and the destruction of ecosystems, often caused by our irresponsible and selfish behaviour. Because of us, thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence. We have no such right.” - Pope Francis



June 19th, 2017 - Russia warns the US it will target US and allied aircraft over Syria after US fighter shoots down Syrian warplane

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Click on the photo for the CNN article

“I never went into the air thinking I would lose." - Commander Randy "Duke" Cunningham, USN


Cartoons from: 

Tim Eagan


Jim Morin


Felipe Galindo-Fegge




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

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 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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