Sorry this is late - was up till 0300 this morning at a rural house fire. A big thank you to Eagle, Murdock, Elmwood and Greenwood for their timely response. We are lucky to have these dedicated volunteers who quickly respond to emergencies in Cass County.
A fast moving fire at their rural home outside Alvo Tuesday night caused John and Deb to escape with little more than the clothes they had on. Area volunteers were on scene until after 0300 on Wednesday. When the fire crews leave, the fire isn't over. Now John and Deb have to rebuild and recover their lives.
You can help - donate to the McNaught Relief Fund opened by the American Exchange Bank at 151 North 4th Street in Elmwood, NE 68349. More details to come. What makes this part of the county special is that we help one another.
Insurance news - as of June 1st, 2016, Alvo's ISO (Insurance Services Office, Inc.) Public Protection Classification will be set at 6 for those owning business or personal property in the Village limits. When renewing home or business insurance, let your carrier know - it may possibly reduce your fire protection premium.
Election Reminder - Tuesday, May 10th, Nebraska Presidential (other than Democratic Party), state and local Primary - 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM at the designated polling place in your precinct.
To register on line, go to the Nebraska Secretary of State website at:
If you are a Cass County resident and want to vote early for the May 10th Primary, go to:
DO NOT let a small group of voters decide who will govern you! VOTE!
STILL no dry areas in the entire state - great news. As long as precipitation stays normal, we should be in good shape for crops, animals and people. Click HERE for the national NOAA Climate Prediction site and HERE for the Omaha site. Just a point to ponder - although earth is a water planet, only 0.0078% of that water is available to sustain plant, animal and human life. For details, click HERE for the US Geological Survey Water School
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Nebraska is much better off than a lot of other states - Click here to see
Last quarter - Thursday, March 30th, at 1017 (10:17 AM).
|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Sun hours||Days until summer|
|Wed, Mar 23||07:23 AM||07:41 PM||12:18||89|
|Thu, Mar 24||07:21 AM||07:43 PM||12:22||88|
|Fri, Mar 25||07:20 AM||07:44 PM||12:24||87|
|Sat, Mar 26||07:18 AM||07:45 PM||12:27||86|
|Sun, Mar 27||07:16 AM||07:46 PM||12:30||85|
|Mon, Mar 28||07:15 AM||07:47 PM||12:32||23|
|Tue, Mar 29||07:13 AM||07:48 PM||12:35||83|
During this week in history - with a little humor thrown in.
If you want the funny, go to Bizarre Holidays
For the serious go to On This Day
March 23rd, 1901 - Dame Nellie Melba, revealed the secret of her now famous toast.
1917 - In the Midwest U.S., four tornadoes kill 211 people over a four day period.
“Do everything yourself.” - Dame Nellie Melba
"You can climb a mountain or jump out of a plane but can never tame a hurricane or tornado - that's for sure. It's one of the last frontiers that no one will ever conquer." - Roger Hill
March 24th, 1944 - In Rome, The Gestapo rounded up innocent Italians and shot them to death in response to a bomb attack that killed 32 German policemen. Over 300 civilians were executed.
1998 - In Jonesboro, AR, two young boys open fire at students from woods near a school. Four students and a teacher were killed and 10 others were injured. The two were 11 and 13 year old cousins.
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Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/658557
“We've come to this dark time in which the new Gestapo of Homeland Security lurks here, where citizens are having their rights suspended.” - Harry Belafonte
“As a country, we have been through this too many times.” - President Barack Obama
On the sidewalk lay heaps of broken bodies. A policeman later went about with tags, which he fastened with wires to the wrists of the dead girls, numbering each with a lead pencil, and I saw him fasten tag no. 54 to the wrist of a girl who wore an engagement ring. A fireman who came downstairs from the building told me that there were at least fifty bodies in the big room on the seventh floor. Another fireman told me that more girls had jumped down an air shaft in the rear of the building. I went back there, into the narrow court, and saw a heap of dead girls. . . .” - William G. Shepard
"I just look around and say, I'm a mess. I don't know why I do things." - Mike Tyson
March 26th, 1982 - Ground breaking was held in Washington, DC for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1992 - In Indianapolis, heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was found guilty of rape. He was sentenced to 6 years in prison. He only served three.
"I don't know what it is. You have to touch it. There's something about touching it." – Kenneth Young, Vietnam Veteran
I just want to conquer people and their souls. - Mike Tyson
1989 - The U.S. anti-missile satellite failed the first test in space.
"When I started walking and I looked down and I saw on the floor this water, which looked like, you know, water in your basement except it happened to be in the auxiliary building of a nuclear power plant." - William Scranton
Quote of the week - "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturers noncompetitive." - Donald Trump
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