Top Ten Signs of Autumn in Alvo
1. Propane tanks being filled.
2. School buses.
3. People wearing hoodies with their shorts while they mow their lawns.
4. Furnaces running at night when the thermostat is set at 66 degrees.
5. Waking up in the dark.
6. Eating supper by artificial lighting.
7. High school football games.
8. Discussing how bad winter is going to be.
9. Corn turning brown.
10. Beans turning yellow.
This is the week that we drop below 12 hours of sunlight a day
New moon at 01:14 AM on the 24th
|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Sun hours||Days until Winter|
|Wednesday, September 24, 2014||07:15 AM||07:19 PM||12:04||88|
|Thursday, September 25, 2014||07:16 AM||07:18 PM||12:02||87|
|Friday, September 26, 2014||07:17 AM||07:16 PM||11:59||86|
|Saturday, September 27, 2014||07:18 AM||07:14 PM||11:56||85|
|Sunday, September 28, 2014||07:19 AM||07:12 PM||11:53||84|
|Monday, September 29, 2014||07:20 AM||07:11 PM||11:51||83|
|Tuesday, September 30, 2014||07:21 AM||07:09 PM||11:48||82|
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Some Alvo History Facts
|Days until Alvo's Party||Date|
|255||Wednesday, September 24, 2014|
|254||Thursday, September 25, 2014|
|253||Friday, September 26, 2014|
|252||Saturday, September 27, 2014|
|251||Sunday, September 28, 2014|
|250||Monday, September 29, 2014|
|249||Tuesday, September 30, 2014|
In July, 1940, Alvo celebrated 50 years of existence with a week-long celebration starting on Sunday at the church with a sermon from the district superintendent Dr. Bert Story, followed by a basket dinner in the basement. Mrs. Mark Nickel presented a "very interesting" history of the church. Charles Smrha, son of a former Alvo resident gave speech about "Our Country Cousins". Following his remarks, a special music program was held. Wednesday and Thursday the annual Fire Department celebration was held during the day commemorating Alvo's fifty years existence. Wednesday evening, the Mothers' - Daughters' Council club sponsored an oral history of the Alvo School, presented by C.M. Skyles of Lincoln, who ws the first teacher. The Reading Club presented a program on Thursday evening. There is a very short sentence about the "whisker business" which I assume was a beard-growing contest, followed by a parade. According to the article, people from around Alvo and former residents were part of a "most interesteing celebration and well attended".
- Alvo Centennial 1890-1990 by Patricia Roelofsz Umland
The Quasquicentennial Committee is looking for ideas and participation. Contact Pat Umland 402-781-2096, Deb Kirkpatrick 402-209-1614, Trish Eaton 402-890-1786 or Bonnie Rosenboom 402-781-2074. Bring your enthusiasm along and be one of the party planners.
In 1940 -
215 people lived in Alvo, the senior class had 17 members, James Ganz was the valedictorian, the basketball team won the Class C runner-up trophy for Cass County. Five years later, Charles Clark, a member of that senior class, was killed in action on Okinawa.
Only 13 of 93 counties are partially or completely abnormally dry.
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