Wednesday, July 17, 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 & cartoons, sep 12th, 2018






Public Notices


Water and Sewer Billing


Water and sewer service from January 1, 2018 through July 31st, 2018 will be billed at the minimum rate. Starting from August 1st, normal water rates will apply. If you have been paying monthly, please bring copies of receipts, bank statements or cancelled checks to the Village Office starting August 17th.


Christina Vidlak is our interim clerk and will be at the office from 8:30 to 12:30 on Saturdays.












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, October 1st, 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.




Village contact information:

Village of Alvo

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 - Leave a message




 Click on MAP for the NDOT detour map.




N-63 Alvo North Project is Progressing




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.







Nebraska's moisture situation


Greatest news this year so far - 3 southeast counties are normal to abnormally dry, but the abnormally dry areas are small. 90 counties have normal moisture conditions.


Nationally, 8 states  - Connecticut, Delaware, Florida,  Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia have normal moisture levels. Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Alaska are still dry, although Hawaii has increasing abnormally dry and moderate drought areas on the Big Island.


 Click on the map for the Drought Monitor web site


This week...

20180904 NE trd

 Last week...

20180828 NE trd

   Click on last week's map for the FSA Livestock Forage Disaster Eligibility tool




First quarter, Sunday, September 16th at 06:15 AM




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


 Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.





September 12th, U.S. senator and future president John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island.




Click on their picture for the Enchanted Manor story


"I should have known that it was asking too much to dream that I might have grown old with him." - Jackie




September 13th, 1990 - The law-enforcement series Law and Order debuted on NBC; the show became one of the longest-running prime-time TV dramas in the United States.



 Click on the photo for the Britannica history


"How do you think [the show] got that good?" he asks. It's the writing, stupid," - Dick Wolf




September 14th,  1847 - U.S. General Winfield Scott's advance on Mexico City was marked by an unbroken series of victories that culminated this day in 1847, when he entered Mexico City and ended the military phase of the Mexican-American War.




Click on this portrait for PBS's American Experience  article


"The enemy say that Americans are good at a long shot, but cannot stand the cold iron. I call upon you instantly to give a lie to this slander. Charge!" - Winfield Scott

Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it.
Read more at: of America's and New York's sons and daughters are around the world fighting for the freedoms that the Statue of Liberty stands for." - Michael Bloomberg




September 15th, 1963 - Members of the Ku Klux Klan bombed the predominantly African American 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four girls.



  Click on the photo for the CNN timeline


 Click on the photo for the national Park Service article


"I was standing there, just standing there bleeding. And somebody came and they just picked me up and took me out through the hole and put me in [an] ambulance." - Sarah Collins Rudolph. Her older sister was killed in the blast.




September 16th, 1919 - The U.S. Congress granted a national charter to the American Legion, an organization of U.S. war veterans.



  Click on the image for the Legion site

Click HERE for the Legion history and timeline


“As veterans, we naturally feel the call to service and want to be a part of something that is bigger than ourselves.” - Leah Morales




September 17th, 2011 - The first Occupy Wall Street protestwas held in the US, as some 1,000 demonstrators marched in Manhattan before occupying Zuccotti Park; the movement, which eventually went global, sought to highlight corporate greed and income inequality among other issues.




Click on the picture for the Nation account


“There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”  - Warren Buffett




September 18th, 2001 - For the second straight day, Typhoon Nari pounded Taiwan with record rainfalls, causing massive flooding and killing 79 people.



Click on the picture for the WikiVisually article


“The whole climate is changing: the winds, the ocean currents, the storm patterns, snow packs, snowmelt, flooding, droughts. Temperature is just a bit of it.” – John Holdren






Sean Delonas




  RJ Matson









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








 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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