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Thanks to those who helped with Alvo's 125th birthday party. In no particular order: Bonnie Rosenboom, Deb Kirkpatrick, Pat Umland, Trish Eaton, Beth Holligshead, Deb McNaught, Kelly Brown, Annette Dougherty, Lauren Kelley, Trent Brown, Trevor Brown, Genevieve Hartshorn, Karen Morgan, Bob Doher and Alvo Gang members Linda Howe and Sandy Rieckman. Donors included Minnie Elliot, M.F. Wheeler, Beverly Becker, Mike Zoz, Clements Insurance, Jen & Neal Wilhelm, Farmers and Merchants Bank Ashland, American Exchange Bank, Bobby & Sara Hanes and of course, the anonymous donor(s).


Nebraska had a good news - bad news - good news change since last week. Abnormally dry soil conditions decreased, but moderate drought conditions increased, although overall, normal moisture percentage increased.

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

New Moon, Tuesday, June 16th at 09:05 AM CDT

 

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until summer
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 05:54 AM 08:57 PM 15:03 11
Thursday, June 11, 2015 05:53 AM 08:57 PM 15:04 10
Friday, June 12, 2015 05:53 AM 08:58 PM 15:05 9
Saturday, June 13, 2015 05:53 AM 08:58 PM 15:05 8
Sunday, June 14, 2015 05:53 AM 08:58 PM 15:05 7
Monday, June 15, 2015 05:53 AM 08:59 PM 15:06 6
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 05:53 AM 08:59 PM 15:06 5

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Events during this week in history - with a little humor thrown in.

June 10th, 1925 - The state of Tennessee adopted a new biology text book that denied the theory of evolution.

June 10th, 1948 - Chuck Yeager exceeded the speed of sound in the Bell XS-1

June 10th is Iced Tea day.

June 11th, 1993 - The Supreme Court ruled that people who commit "hate crimes" could be sentenced to extra punishment.

June 11th, 1993 -The court also ruled in favor of religious groups saying that they indeed had a constitutional right to sacrifice animals during worship services. Kill an animal for Christ - the book of Leviticus provides instructions.

 June 11th is National Corn on the Cob day.

June 12th, 1967 - State laws which prohibited interracial marriages were ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 12th is Red Rose day.

June 13th, 1866 - The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. Congress. It was ratified on July 9, 1868. The amendment was designed to grant citizenship to and protect the civil liberties of recently freed slaves. It did this by prohibiting states from denying or abridging the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States, depriving any person of his life, liberty, or property without due process of law, or denying to any person within their jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

June 13th, 1966 - The landmark "Miranda v. Arizona" decision was issued by the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision ruled that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional rights before being questioned by police

June 13th is Sewing Machine day.

June 14th, 1777 - The Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the "Stars and Stripes" as the national flag of the United States. The Flag Resolution stated "Resolved: that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." On May 20, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially proclaimed June 14 "Flag Day" as a commemoration of the "Stars and Stripes."

June 15th, 1940 - The Nazis opened their concentration camp at Auschwitz in German-occupied Poland.

June 15th, 1943 - The Supreme Court ruled that schoolchildren could not be made to salute the American flag if doing so conflicted with their religious beliefs.

June 15th, 1954 - President Eisenhower signed an order adding the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance. So much for separation of church and state.

June 15th is Smile Power Day.

June 16th, 2008 - California began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

June 16th is Fresh Veggies day.

"if you can walk away from a landing, it's a good landing. If you use the airplane the next day, it's an outstanding landing." - Chuck Yeager

"If a dog will not come to your after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience." - Woodrow Wilson

"There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs." - Dwight Eisenhower

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

 

 

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until summer
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 05:54 AM 08:57 PM 15:03 11
Thursday, June 11, 2015 05:53 AM 08:57 PM 15:04 10
Friday, June 12, 2015 05:53 AM 08:58 PM 15:05 9
Saturday, June 13, 2015 05:53 AM 08:58 PM 15:05 8
Sunday, June 14, 2015 05:53 AM 08:58 PM 15:05 7
Monday, June 15, 2015 05:53 AM 08:59 PM 15:06 6
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 05:53 AM 08:59 PM 15:06 5

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