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Alvo Newsletter, December 4th, 2013

If you are reading this, you've survived early Thursday, Black Friday, Bo's rant and Cyber Monday!


The good news is that, starting on December 21st at 11:11 PM, the days start getting longer. As a non-winter person, I always keep track of the winter solstice. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the sun will rise at 7:47 AM and set at 5:01 PM which will give us 9 hours and 14 minutes of daylight.

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” –Steve Martin 

Today (December 4th) the sun rises at 07:34 AM and sets at 4:57 PM, giving us 9 hours and 23 minutes of daylight if there aren't any clouds.

As we get closer to the 25th I hope the local churches fill me in on their Christmas events - Hint, Hint.

If you know about school programs, let me know, please.

Stay warm, y'all.


Journal Star All - State Volleyball includes some relatively local athletes.


Super State Team - 3 Class A; 2 Class B; 1 Class C-1 Goes to show ya - Nebraska might be a volleyball state.

Super State First Team - Kasey Hohlen, Norris, 6' 0" senior

Super State Third Team - Hanna Justensen, Elmwood-Murdock, 5' 10" junior; Kyley Hohlen, Norris, 5' 10" junior

Class B First Team - Olivia Boender, Waverly, 6' 2" senior; Kasey Hohlen, Norris, 6' 0" senior; Kyley Hohlen, Norris, 5' 10" junior

Class B Second Team - Dani Root, Waverly, 6' 1" senior; Marisa Moseman, Norris, 5' 6" senior

Class C-1 Second Team - Kaitlynn Thomas, Ashland-Greenwood, 6' 1" senior

Class C-2 First Team - Hanna Justensen, Elmwood-Murdock, 5' 10" junior; Caitlin Peterson, Palmyra, 5' 4" senior

If you wondered why I included Norris - I know the Athletic Director there and stand by for their football and soccer games.

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