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Alvo Newsletter, March 25th, 2014

Good News!


Starting with this newsletter, we will have a new feature - "Letters to the Editor". The reason that's good news is that rather than emails correcting my spelling and grammar and, to be truthful, thanks for publishing news about Alvo (and other places) someone has decided to contribute publicly. Thanks, Mr. Howard. Here's the deal: any letter for or against any issue will be published with some cautions. I WILL NOT publish your profane, bigoted, racist or downright nasty rants. And, since I am the Editor, I will correct spelling and grammar. After I have verified you are who you claim to be, the letter will be published. Please include a phone number and address so I can do this. Your name will be published unless you request anonymity. I have just been informed that publishing letters supporting candidates for political office would imply supporting candidates - so no letters for or against political candidates will be published - sorry.


Not so good news!

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Work on U.S. 34 east of Lincoln starts next week

Work is set to begin on U.S. 34 east of Lincoln beginning the week of March 31.

The 10.8-mile highway improvement project will run from just east of 84th Street to east of the junction of U.S. 34 and Nebraska 63 near Eagle Raceway, the state Department of Roads said.

The project will include new turn lanes, culvert repair, asphalt milling, concrete pavement repair and asphalt overlay, as well as bridge deck maintenance and guardrail work. The bridge work is to start April 14 and be completed by late May. One lane of the bridge near 120th Street will be closed at all times with traffic signals used to move traffic through the work zone.

The project as a whole, set to be finished by early November, will include temporary closings at the intersections of 112th, 162nd and 202nd streets.


Wait, there's more!!



Starting the week of March 31st, if you plan to drive on Highway 75 between Union and Nebraska City, you will probably need to add at least a half hour to your trip.

A six-mile stretch of highway south of the Union corner will be shut down until September while crews rebuild the road.

Either plan to detour west on Hwy 34 to Hwy 50, then south to Hwy 2 (42.1 miles according to mapquest), or go across the Plattsmouth toll bridge to I-29 and down the interstate (47.9 miles according to mapquest). The only other way is to drive much slower on the rocky, dusty, gravel roads with more traffic and impatient drivers. Also farm traffic on the side roads will increase, adding to the delays. For the really good news - none of the county roads go straight through north to south.


Plan accordingly, so you don't have to hurry!


Editorial comment - The highway 34 construction will be a real pain for those of us in and around Alvo that work or have business in Lincoln. Weekend traffic to local attractions will be delayed as will daily commutes. Pay attention to the signs, traffic lights (at Stevens Creek Bridge) and please, please, don't run over any of the workers. or flag people.
Back to good news.
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The Alvo Fire Department and Alvo Rescue Squad Cadet program is off the ground - the first meeting will be Wednesday, March 26th at 7:00 PM at the Fire and Rescue Station, 135 Main Street. If you haven't yet applied, applications will be available at that time or download from this link - Alvo Fire and Rescue Cadet Application
Applications must be signed by your parents, the Fire Chief, Rescue Captain and Village Board Chair and approved by the Village Board. Any young person 11 and over living in the Alvo area is eligible to join.
Our first cadets are Sydney and Katelyn - welcome!
Hey - saw some green stuff coming out of the ground on Sunday - does this mean spring might really be here?
Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Summer
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 7:19:00 AM 7:44:00 PM 12:25:00 87
Thursday, March 27, 2014 7:17:00 AM 7:45:00 PM 12:28:00 86
Friday, March 28, 2014 7:16:00 AM 7:46:00 PM 12:30:00 85
Saturday, March 29, 2014 7:14:00 AM 7:47:00 PM 12:33:00 84
Sunday, March 30, 2014 7:12:00 AM 7:48:00 PM 12:36:00 83
Monday, March 31, 2014 7:11:00 AM 7:49:00 PM 12:38:00 82
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 7:09:00 AM 4:20:00 AM 21:11:00 81
As I was working on the newsletter this Tuesday - guess what? - another grass fire in Raymond's district - so far they've only called Waverly for assistance. COME ON - WHAT PART OF IT'S TOO @%#$ DRY AND WINDY TO BURN OUTSIDE DON'T YOU GET??

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