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alvo news, june 2nd, 2015

The Quasquicentennial (Q125) Celebration was held in rain and shine!


sad1 No applicants for Miss Alvo. We haven't had a Miss Alvo to represent our town at the Cass County Fair since 2008.

The abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions are slowly receding - good news for Nebraska farmers and those of us who eat. The abnormally dry area has decreased by a third and the moderate drought by almost half. Northeast and South Central parts of the state are still dry - they need the rain to continue.

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Nebraska is still better off than a lot of other states - Click here to see

If the clouds go away, maybe we will appreciate the extended daylight hours.

Last quarter, Tuesday, June 9th, 10:42 AM CDT


Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until summer
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 05:55 AM 08:52 PM 14:57 18
Thursday, June 04, 2015 05:55 AM 08:53 PM 14:58 17
Friday, June 05, 2015 05:55 AM 08:54 PM 14:59 16
Saturday, June 06, 2015 05:54 AM 08:54 PM 15:00 15
Sunday, June 07, 2015 05:54 AM 08:55 PM 15:01 14
Monday, June 08, 2015 05:54 AM 08:55 PM 15:01 13
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 08:54 AM 08:56 PM 12:02 12


Events during this week in histoy

June 3rd, 1959 - The first class graduated from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.

June 4th, 1940 - The British completed the evacuation of 300,000 troops at Dunkirk, France.

June 4th, 1942 - The Battle of Midway began. It was the first major victory for America over Japan during World War II. The battle ended on June 6 and ended Japanese expansion in the Pacific.

June 4th, 1974 - Sally Murphy became the first woman to qualify as an aviator with the U.S. Army. Retired as a Colonel after 27 years of service; son and daughter are also soldiers. You rock, Sally!

June 5th, 1981 - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that five men in Los Angeles were suffering from a rare pneumonia found in patients with weakened immune systems. They were the first recognized cases of what came to be known as AIDS.

June 6th, 1944 - The D-Day invasion of Europe took place on the beaches of Normandy, France. 400,000 Allied American, British and Canadian troops were involved.

June 7th, 1776 - Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence.

June 7th, 1981 - Israeli F-16 fighter-bombers destroyed Iraq’s only nuclear reactor. - That's one way of handling a problem.

June 8th, 1953 - The Supreme Court outlawed segregated restaurants in Washington, DC.

June 8th, 1965 - US troops in South Vietnam were given orders to begin fighting offensively.

June 8th, 1967 - Israeli airplanes attacked the USS Liberty in the Mediterranean during the 6-Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors. 34 US Navy crewmen were killed. Israel later called the incident a tragic mistake due to the mis-identification of the ship. The US has never publicly investigated the incident.

June 8th, 1969 - President Nixon met with President Thieu of South Vietnam to tell him 25,000 U.S. troops would pull out by August. - "Peace with Honor" - How about "We're bailing out on South Viet Nam so I can get re-elected."

June 8th, 1991 - A victory parade was held in Washington, DC to honor veterans of the Persian Gulf War. - Guess Viet Nam vets were losers, so no parade for us..

June 9th, 2011 - The world's first artificial organ transplant was performed. It was an artificial trachea coated with stem cells. Earlier transplants used donor tracheas - this was the first one with an artificial scaffold. Link to Time Article

Supported in part by Cass County Tourism    CCTour

"People won't have time for you if you are always angry and complaining." - Steven Hawking.

 "I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a guy nailed to two pieces of wood." - George Carlin

"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein



Alvo is 125 years old this year – come enjoy the day with us!

Q125 Celebration, June 6th, 2015 (Tentative schedule)

11:00 AM - Flag Raising and National Anthem with racing pigeon flyout

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM – Lunch – Burgers & hot dogs - bring pioneer recipes to share

1:00 PM Parade lineup – Looking for vintage transportation, farm equipment and fire apparatus – Coordinator – Pat Umland – 402-781-2096

2:00 - Parade 

3:00 - 4:00 PM Magic Show - Great One Productions

4:00 PM - Kid's Games and face painting – Beth Hollingshead

5:00 PM - Music Show - Stove Creek Band

4:30 - 6:30 PM Supper – Alvo Fire Department

 and Ice Cream - Alvo Methodist Church

7:00 PM - Vintage Movies (Popcorn)


Schedule is subject to change up to and including Celebration Day

Where the heck is Alvo? – 7 miles south of the 420 exit off I-80 or 4 miles north of Us 34 on Nebraska 63

For more information go to:

Or call Pat at 402-781-2710 or

Dave at 402-432-5018


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