Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Alvo Newsletter, January 8th 2014

 Have you enjoyed the Nebraska climate so far in 2014?

brrrrrr      luvwinter     NOT!!

Hope you all are enjoying our yo-yo temperatures this week and next. Don't know whether to start with the thermal underwear, wool socks, boots and sweatshirts or jacket, sneakers and short sleeved shirt. I've monitored day to night temperature swings in this part of the world since 1980 and most of the time, we see a 20 - 30 degree swing - how about 40 - 50 degrees this past week?

Seriously - plan on it being colder than you think and don't try to pick up anything that's in any snow bare handed or we will be calling you "Lefty". It only takes minutes for exposed tissue - that's the soft stuff of your body - to become frost bit. Gloves, warm hats, scarfs are a must with single digit and below temperatures. Wind makes the whole winter thing worse - we had double digit wind chills in the last couple of days.


Small (or large) business owner in or near Alvo?

I would be happy to add you to the businesses already posted on the local business directory on this site. I include email and web site links - they may not be fancy, but the price is right - free. Email by clicking on the Editor link at the bottom of the page or here:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Announcement for Alvo Consolidated High School Alumni

Bob Ihrig, son of Coach Bob Ihrig would like to interview anyone who was in high school when Mr. Ihrig was teacher and coach - sometime between 1951 and 1955. If you remember Coach Ihrig and would be willing to share your memories, you can reach his son at: 

         21517 E. Wanderlust Place

Parker, Colorado  80138

The sun continues to appear another minute more each day.



71 days until spring!


Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 7:50:00 AM 5:15:00 PM 9:25:00
Thursday, January 09, 2014 7:50:00 AM 5:16:00 PM 9:26:00
Friday, January 10, 2014 7:49:00 AM 5:17:00 PM 9:28:00
Saturday, January 11, 2014 7:49:00 AM 5:18:00 PM 9:29:00
Sunday, January 12, 2014 7:49:00 AM 5:19:00 PM 9:30:00
Monday, January 13, 2014 7:49:00 AM 5:20:00 PM 9:31:00
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 7:48:00 AM 5:21:00 PM 9:33:00



"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it." - Edmund Burke

2013 Thousands of people on Australia's east coast are threatened by over 130 wildfires burning, and are forced to leave their homes
2013 U.S. scientists claim 2012 weather as the hottest year ever recorded
2011 U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords is shot, Judge John Roll killed, in a Tucson, Arizona shooting rampage that killed 6 people and injured 14 - I am not a death penaly fan - but some people are a waste of oxygen
2010 The parliament in Portugal approves a bill legalizing same-sex marriage
1998 Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer
1998 World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef sentenced to life
1996 Blizzard buries eastern U.S. causing at least 50 deaths
1995 15th United Negro College Fund raises $12,200,000
1994 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
1993 Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point
1993 Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale
1993 NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman
1992 George Bush gets ill and vomits on Japanese prime minister's lap - Too much sake???
1991 Tamas Darnyi swims world record 400m medley (4:12.36)
1989 Boeing 737-400 crashes in England, 46 die
1989 Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons
1988 Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator - 32K of RAM and 1 MHz processor chip
1988 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas
1987 Dow Jones closes above 2,000 for 1st time (2,002.25)
1987 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games
1985 Japan launches Sakigake space probe to Halley's Comet
1984 NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams
1982 AT&T agrees to divest itself of 22 Bell System companies
1982 Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville, Tennessee
1982 Justice Department withdraws antitrust suit against IBM
1980 NCAA decides to sponsor women's championships in 5 sports
1979 51 die as oil tanker Betegeuse explodes in Bantry Bay - 50 from the explosion and 1 salvage diver later during recovery
1979 Today Show gets a new theme song
1979 Vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge and occupy Phnom Penh
1978 Israeli government votes to 'strengthen' settlements in occupied Sinai
1975 Judge Sirica orders release of Watergate's John W Dean III, Herbert W Kalmbach and Jeb Stuart Magruder from prison
1974 Gold hits record $126.50 an ounce in London
1974 Loch Ness Monster photographed
1974 Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York
1973 Secret peace talks between U.S. and North Vietnam resumed near Paris -They finally agreed on the shape of the table
1973 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 21 for Moon landing
1971 29 pilot whales beach themselves and die at San Clemente Island, California
1968 Jacques Cousteau's 1st undersea special on U.S. network TV
1966 Beatles' "Rubber Soul," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 6 weeks
1966 Beatles' "We Can Work It Out," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 3 weeks
1965 Senator Everett Dirksen introduces a bill to make marigold the national flower
1965 Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History
1964 President Lyndon B Johnson declares "War on Poverty" - Worked about as well as the war on drugs
1962 Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train, 93 die (Netherlands)
1962 Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th
1959 Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as President of France's 5th Republic
1958 Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana
1956 Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog," single goes to #1 and stays #1 for a record 11 weeks (for a single)
1955 Georgia Tech ends Kentucky's 130-game home basketball win streak
1954 Elvis Presley pays $4 to a Memphis studio and records his 1st two songs, "Casual Love" and "I'll Never Stand in Your Way"
1951 Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow is rediscovered in Bermuda - Actually 18 breeding pairs of the Bermuda Petrel were discoverd
1948 Queen Wilhelmina signs death sentence against Ans van Dijk for treason
1947 General George Marshall becomes Secretary of State
1945 "Youth for Christ" organizes Their website says 1944 they started in 1944, but started and organized have different meanings
1940 Britain's 1st WW II rationing (bacon, butter and sugar)
1937 -50 degrees F (-45.6 degrees C), San Jacinto, Nevada (state record)
1935 Spectrophotometer patented, AC Hardy - Measures reflectivity of absorption of light waves to determine what materials are present
1932 Ratification of present San Francisco City Charter
1929 1st telephone connection between Netherlands and West-Indies
1926 Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud becomes king of Hejaz; renames it Saudi Arabia
1925 1st all-female U.S. state supreme court appointed, Texas
1918 Mississippi becomes 1st state to ratify 18th amendment (prohibition) - then the moonshiners went to work
1918 President Wilson outlines his 14 points for peace after WW I
1917 Austria-Hungarian troops conquer Forlani Italy
1904 Pope Pius X banned low cut dresses in the presence of churchmen
1902 1st National Bowling Championship held (Chicago, Ill)
1889 Dr. Herman Hollerith receives 1st U.S. patent for a tabulating machine - used key punch cards for data and founded the company that became IBM
1884 Chrome tanning process for leather patented by Augustus Schultz
1870 U.S. mint at Carson City, Nevada begins issuing coins - both gold and silver coins
1867 Legislation gives suffrage to DC blacks, despite President Johnson's veto
1856 Dr. John A Veatch discovers borax nearTuscan Springs, California
1853 1st U.S. bronze equestrian statue (of Andrew Jackson) unveiled, Wash
1838 1st telegraph message sent using dots and dashes in New Jersey
1833 Boston Academy of Music, 1st U.S. music school, established
1815 Battle of New Orleans-War of 1812 ended 12/24/1814 but nobody knewTreaty of Ghent signed on the 24th, ratified by the Prince Regent on the 30th, ratified by the US Senate on Feb 16th - hostilities didn't end until late February
1806 Lewis and Clark find skeleton of 105' blue whale in Oregon
1800 Austrians defeat French in 2nd battle of Novi
1800 Wild Boy of Aveyron discovered in southern France
1798 11th Amendment ratified, judicial powers construed - Limits the power of federal courts to hear suits brought by citizens of another state or a foreign country
1790 George Washington delivers 1st state of union address
1675 1st American commercial corporation chartered (New York Fishing Co)
1656 Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)


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