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