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alvo news, July 20th, 2016



I wonder how long until US flags will be at half-staff again. Our country is going crazy.




Sun hours for this week

Day Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until autumn
Wed, Jul 20 06:11 AM 08:52 PM 14:41 63
Thu, Jul 21 06:12 AM 08:51 PM 14:39 62
Fri, Jul 22 06:13 AM 08:50 PM 14:37 61
Sat, Jul 23 06:14 AM 08:50 PM 14:36 60
Sun, Jul 24 06:15 AM 08:49 PM 14:34 59
Mon, Jul 25 06:16 AM 08:48 PM 14:32 58
Tue, Jul 26 06:17 AM 08:47 PM 14:30 57

Last quarter on Tuesday, July 18th at 06:00 PM.




The state has 5% better soil moisture than last week... Cass County holding at normal, for the time being.  Click on the image for the home page of the UNL drought monitor. Nebraska is not alone. Let's think seriously about conserving water.

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Read the latest Keep Cass County Beautiful Newsletter by clicking HERE. Click on the image to go directly to the web site.



Did you know that St. John the Baptist School is the only private Pre-K-8 school in Cass County that is open to ALL?  A great story as our great county prepares for growth! Click HERE for the rest of the story.


History is not good or bad - it just is.

"To ignore history is to repeat it." - Capt. Terry Meehan, USAF


July 20th, 1801 - A 1,235 pound cheese ball was pressed at the farm of Elisha Brown, Jr. The ball of cheese was later loaded on a horse-driven wagon and presented to President Thomas Jefferson at the White House on January 1st, 1802. Click on the image for the story.


“Life is great. Cheese makes it better.” - Avery Aames

2003 - In India, elephants used for commercial work began wearing reflectors to avoid being hit by cars during night work.


"Illegal killings of elephants are being linked to organized crime and the funding of armed militia groups. Many consumers in Asia do not realize that by buying ivory, they are playing a role in the illegal wildlife trade and its serious consequences." – Li Bingbing, Chinese actress


July 21st, 2011 - Atlantis landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was the last flight of NASA's space shuttle program. Click on the image for a video of the last landing.




July 22nd, 1904 - The ice cream cone was invented by Charles E. Menches during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, MO.


"I only hope your rocky road is chocolate." - Amanda Mosher



July 24th, 1847 - Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah.

"If I had a choice of educating my daughters or my sons because of opportunity constraints, I would choose to educate my daughters."  - Brigham Young


July 25h, 2010 - WikiLeaks leaked to the public more than 90,000 internal reports involving the U.S.-led War in Afghanistan from 2004-2010.

"Facebook, Google and Yahoo are allowing teh CIA to access user date via a specially designed interface. Facebook is the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented." - Julian Assange


July 26th, 1948 - U.S. President Truman signed executive orders that prohibited discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.

“But my very stomach turned over when I learned that Negro soldiers, just back from overseas, were being dumped out of the army trucks in Mississippi and beaten. Whatever my inclinations as a native of Missouri might have been, as President I know this is bad. I shall fight to end evils like this.” – Harry Truman

I'm going to reference the party conventions in the next few days, both for the elephants and the donkeys. Trying to maintain my non-partison approach to this circus.



‘This ship can sink without me as a passenger,’ said one party strategist.

"I'm a Democrat because when I was growing up in Alabama, black men and women weren’t allowed to even register to vote. They almost gave up. I think about the next generation, and I don’t want to give up. There’s still work to be done. I want to stand with the party that fights for everyone." - Representative John Lewis



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