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alvo news, april 13th, 2016



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:

 Print the form and mail to the address on the top of the form.


DO NOT let a small group of voters decide who will govern you! VOTE!


It was too good to last - Almost a quarter of the state is now abnormally dry. 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.


New moon - Wednesday, April 13h, at 2259 (10:59 PM).

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until summer
Wed, Apr 13 06:49 AM 08:04 PM 13:15 68
Thu, Apr 14 06:47 AM 08:05 PM 13:18 67
Fri, Apr 15 06:46 AM 08:06 PM 13:20 66
Sat, Apr 16 06:44 AM 08:07 PM 13:23 65
Sun, Apr 17 06:43 AM 08:08 PM 13:25 64
Mon, Apr 18 06:41 AM 08:09 PM 13:28 23
Tue, Apr 19 06:40 AM 08:10 PM 13:30 62


During this week in history - with a little humor thrown in.

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April 13th, 1970 - An oxygen tank exploded on Apollo 13, preventing a planned moon landing.

1999 - Jack Kervorkian was sentenced in Pontiac, MI, to 10 to 25 years in prison for the second-degree murder of Thomas Youk. Youk's assisted suicide was videotaped and shown on "60 Minutes" in 1998.


April 13th is Scrabble day.


“Houston, we've had a problem.” - James Lovell

“This could never be a crime in any society which deems himself enlightened.” - Dr. Jack Kevorkian


April 14th, 1865 - President Lincoln was shot in the head at Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth. He actually died early the next morning.

1912 - The Atlantic passenger liner Titanic, on its maiden voyage hit an iceberg and began to sink. 1,517 people lost their lives and more than 700 survived.

1994 - Two American F-15 warplanes inadvertently shot down two US helicopters over northern Iraq. 26 people were killed including 15 Americans.  NY Times Article  NY Times Aquittal Article


Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but by what your mind can imagine.
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"I have too great a soul to die like a criminal." - John Wilkes Booth

“We can keep the water out for a while." - Titanic officer


April 15th, 1865 - President Lincoln died from a gunshot wound inflicted by John Wilkes Booth.
1912 - The ocean liner Titanic sank in the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg the evening before. 1,517 people died and more than 700 people survived. Article Link
1945 - During World War II, British and Canadian troops liberated the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen.

April 15th is Rubber Eraser and Titanic Remembrance day.


"There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law." - Abraham Lincoln

"Obviously it was used as a place where the prisoners could be exterminated slowly, and with least  trouble to the Reich.  This extermination took place in the form of slow starvation..." - British Officer who liberated Bergen-Belsen  Web Link


April 16th, 1947 - In Texas City, TX, the French ship Grandcamp, carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer, caught fire and blew up. The explosions and resulting fires killed 576 people. Article Link

2007 - In Blacksburg, VA, a student killed 33 people at Virginia Tech before killing himself.

When the time came I did it. I had to. - Seung Hui Cho
April 17th, 1961 - About 1,400 U.S.-supported Cuban exiles invaded Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in an attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro. It was an unsuccessful attack.
1970 - Apollo 13 returned to Earth safely after an on-board accident with an oxygen tank. Splashdown Transcript
1993 - A federal jury in Los Angeles convicted two former police officers of violating the civil rights of beaten motorist Rodney King. Two other officers were acquitted.
“We will NOT be evacuated! We came here to fight! We don’t want evacuation! We want more ammo! We want planes! This ends here!" - Jose San Ramon
“Burke, we can’t get involved in this.”  - John F Kennedy
"When I leave here, when my time on earth is up, I want to leave in peace. I want to have peace in my heart." - Rodney King


 April 18th, 1775 - American revolutionaries Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott rode though the towns of Massachusetts giving the warning that the Regulars were coming out. Later, the phrase "the British are coming" was attributed to Revere even though it is unlikely he used that wording.
1861 - Colonel Robert E. Lee turned down an offer to command the Union armies during the U.S. Civil War.
1906 - San Francisco was hit with an earthquake. The original death toll was cited at about 700. Later information indicated that the death toll may have been 3 to 4 times the original estimate.
 April 18th is Newspaper Columnists and this year (third Monday in April) Patriot's day.

In Medford, I awaked the Captain of the Minute Men; & after that, I alarmed almost every house, till I got to Lexington.” – Paul Revere

“I have been up to see the Congress and they do not seem to be able to do anything except to eat peanuts and chew tobacco, while my army is starving.” – Robert E. Lee
I was married once--in San Francisco. I haven't seen her for many years. The great earthquake and fire in 1906 destroyed the marriage certificate. There's no legal proof. Which proves that earthquakes aren't all bad.
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"I was married once--in San Francisco. I haven't seen her for many years. The great earthquake and fire in 1906 destroyed the marriage certificate. There's no legal proof. Which proves that earthquakes aren't all bad." - WC Fields

April 19th, 1993 - The Branch-Davidian’s compound in Waco, TX, burned to the ground. It was the end of a 51-day standoff between the cult and U.S. federal agents. 86 people were killed including 17 children. Nine of the Branch Davidians escaped the fire.
1995 - The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK, was destroyed by a bomb. It was the worst bombing on U.S. territory. 168 people were killed including 19 children, and 500 were injured. Timothy McVeigh was found guilty of the bombing on June 2, 1997.
 April 19th is National Garlic day.

“If the Bible is true, then I'm Christ." – David Koresh

"I have great respect for human life. My decision to take human life at the Murrah Building - I did not do it for personal gain. I ease my mind in that...I did it for the larger good." - Timothy McVeigh

“My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times building.” - Ann Coulter


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