Friday, December 15, 2017

Belated reminder - area schools in session. Watch out for pedestrian students and the big yellow vehicles. Reminder - if the red lights are flashing, DO NOT PASS the bus.

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Village Board meeting and Budget Hearing, Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Last chance for car show tees - 5 small and 2 XXL. 2015carshirt 2

Contact Dave at 402-781-2710 if you want one - $15 each.

Reminder - recycling pickups are on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Remember to not include the non-recyclable material listed on the sheet that came with your green tote.

 

Great news! - Nebraska's soil moisture is NORMAL for the second consecutive week! Click HERE for the national NOAA Climate Prediction site and HERE for the Omaha site.

 

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

Last quarter at 04:54 AM, Saturday, September 5th.

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Fall
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 06:53 AM 07:57 PM 13:04 21
Thursday, September 03, 2015 06:54 AM 07:55 PM 13:01 20
Friday, September 04, 2015 06:55 AM 07:53 PM 12:58 19
Saturday, September 05, 2015 06:56 AM 07:52 PM 12:56 18
Sunday, September 06, 2015 06:57 AM 07:50 PM 12:53 17
Monday, September 07, 2015 06:58 AM 07:48 PM 12:50 16
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 06:59 AM 07:47 PM 12:48 15

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

September 2nd, 1885 - In Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory, 28 Chinese laborers are killed and hundreds more chased out of town by striking coal miners.

1945 - Japan signs the document of surrender aboard the USS Missouri, ending World War II.

1958 - Tennessee National Guardsmen halt rioters protesting the admission of 12 African-Americans to schools in Clinton.

1963 - Alabama Governor George Wallace calls state troopers to Tuskegee High School to prevent integration.

September 2nd is V-J Day.

September 3rd, 1783 - The Treaty of Paris is signed by Great Britain and the new United States, formally bringing the American Revolution to an end.

1855 - General William Harney defeats Little Thunder’s Brule Sioux at the Battle of Blue Water in Nebraska. Nebraska Historical Society Link

1969 - Ho Chi Minh, the leader of North Vietnam, dies.

September 3rd is Skyscraper Day.

September 4th, 1957 - Arkansas governor Orval Faubus calls out the National Guard to bar African-American students from entering a Little Rock high school.

1998 - Google founded by Stanford University students Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

September 4th is Newspaper Carrier Appreciation Day.

September 5th, 1877 - The great Sioux warrior Crazy Horse is fatally bayoneted at age 36 by a soldier at Fort Robinson, Nebraska.

1969 - Charges brought against US lieutenant William Calley in the March 1968 My Lai Massacre during Vietnam War.

1972 - "Black September," a Palestinian terrorist group take 11 Israeli athletes hostage at the Olympic Games in Munich; by midnight all hostages and all but 3 terrorists are dead.

September 5th is Be Late for Something and Cheeze Pizza Day. - I did not make this up.

September 6th, 1901 - President William McKinley is shot while attending a reception at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, by 28-year-old anarchist Leon Czolgosz. McKinley dies eight days later, the third American president assassinated.

1941 - Germany announces that all Jews living in the country will have to begin wearing a Star of David.

September 6th is Fight Procrastination and Read a Book Day.

September 7th, 1916 - The U.S. Congress passes the Workman’s Compensation Act.

1940 - Germany’s bombing blitz against London begins during the Battle of Britain.

1978 - Secret police agent Francesco Giullino assassinates Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov in London by firing a ricin pellet from a specially designed umbrella.

September 7th is Labor and Neither Rain nor Snow Day. Labor Day is always the first Monday in September. Neither Rain nor Snow Day wasn't started in Nebraska.

September 8th, 1974 - President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard M. Nixon for any crimes arising from the Watergate scandal he may have committed while in office. President Ford played too much football without a helmet.

September 8th is Internaional Literacy and National Date Nut Bread and Pardon Day.

"Religion is just mind control." - George Carlin

"You know the good part about all those executions in Texas. Fewer Texans." - George Carlin

"Money has to serve, not to rule." - Pope Francis

"Always be sincere, even if you don't mean it." - Harry Truman

"People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe." - Andy Rooney

"Why is it if you take advantage of a corporate tax break, you're a smart businessman, but if you take advantage of something so you don't go hungry, you're a moocher?" - Jon Stewart

"I think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws?" - Bill Maher

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