Saturday, December 15, 2018

alvo news, september 7th, 2016


The first stage of installing the playground equipment included consolidating the parts in one area and marking with caution tape. What that means is that the Village of Alvo is not responsible for injuries to anyone who enters the caution area. Also, anyone entering the marked area may be cited for trespassing. Some of the equipment has already been damaged, so that adds vandalism to the possible offences. Parents/guardians, plese keep the kids off the equipment. If you see anyone entering the caution area or moving the playground equipment, please call the Cass County Sheriff's Department at 402-296-9370 and report with a date, time and description of whoever is destroying the equipment. 


Thank you Julie!


New Elmwood Editor, Dawn (right) and Julie (left)



9 Year Editor Career - Elmwood & Murdock Editor Julie Anderson, introduces Dawn Romine


Wow, talk about leaving a mark - Julie Anderson made a place on the map for Elmwood, Nebraska as the Lake Wobegon of Nebraska in her creation of more than 500 weekly newsletters - which will live for ever in the (Completely Google-able) Archives at:


Just ask Scott Garrett

featured in Julie's First Newsletter


Content that Julie Created will be around 100 years from now! This is what we do! I heard from Soldiers in Kuwait that they loved to hear from home every Wednesday, even if they were from Texas.  Nebraska was the only place that had a regular Wednesday Newsletter from "home" for them. I love what Julie accomplished very much, and I was slow to accept the reality that it was time for her to move on. Julie, characteristically took the initiative to reach out to a remarkable talent: Dawn Romine - and Dawn has agreed to take over the Elmwood and Murdock Newsletters as of 9/21/2016


We are going to miss 2 weeks ( 9/7 & 9/14 ) while we get a new format in place that Dawn will be comfortable with, but then we are good for the next 9 Years!

Here is the selfie they took when they announced Dawn's new position! Thanks Julie, and Welcome Dawn!




Click on the image for the periodic table, then click on Rn on the table from Chemical

FREE Radon detection kits (if your pets are licensed and water bill paid) from the Sarpy/Cass Health Department are available at the Village Office on Saturday from 0830 to 113

Click HERE for a radon video.


 Here's a quick how to for using the calendar - Click on the event for details, including a map link to the event, what's going to happen, etc.


   Naval Observatory Link for phase of the moon.

   New moon on Friday, September 9th at 06:49 AM

Day Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until autumn
Wed, Sep 07 06:59 AM 07:47 PM 12:48 14
Thu, Sep 08 07:00 AM 07:45 PM 12:45 13
Fri, Sep 09 07:01 AM 07:44 PM 12:43 12
Sat, Sep 10 07:02 AM 07:42 PM 12:40 11
Sun, Sep 11 07:03 AM 07:40 PM 12:37 10
Mon, Sep 12 07:04 AM 07:39 PM 12:35 9
Tue, Sep 13 07:05 AM 07:37 PM 12:32 8

This past week saw a decreases in abnormally dry, moderate and severe drought areas in Nebraska.The northern panhandle improved from moderate drought to abnormally dry - Yay! However, the abnormally dry area moved east from the panhandle to west central counties.
Overall, normal moisture levels increased by a tad (0.98%).
Cass County still normal which is good news. I left last week's map for easy comparison.  Click on either image for the home page of the UNL drought monitor.  If Nebraska had tropical storms and hurricanes instead of earthquake tremors we would have more soil moisture than we need. Click on either image for the US drought monitor home page.

20160823 NE trd

20160830 NE trd


History for the week....


September 7th, 1936 - The Tasmanian Tiger Becomes Extinct - The last surviving Tasmanian Tiger – a carnivorous marsupial, died in captivity at the Hobart Zoo, Tasmania, Australia. Called Benjamin, the thylacine, as the species was called, is believed to have died due to neglect. Thylacines were natives of Australia and New Guinea and went extinct due to over hunting and the introduction of invasive species like dingos. Click on the image for a YouTube video.16TasmanianTiger

"If you can't sleep, count sheep. Don't count endangered animals. You will run out." - Mitch Hedberg


September 8th, 1974 - Gerald R. Ford, the 38th President of the United States, issued Proclamation 4311, which pardoned his predecessor Richard Nixon for any crimes he may have committed in his role as the U.S. President. In August 1974, Nixon had resigned from the office of the President - the only President to do so in the history of the United States, after impeachment proceedings against him were started in the House of Representatives because of his connection to the Watergate Scandal. The pardon was controversial. Many experts believe that it was a contributing factor to Ford’s inability to get elected as President 2 years later.


"We needed to get the matter off my desk in the Oval Office so I could concentrate on the problems of 260 million Americans and not have to worry about the problems of one man." - President Gerald Ford


September 9th, 2001 - Unix time or Unix epoch, POSIX time or Unix timestamp, is a time system that measures the number of seconds since midnight UTC of January 1, 1970, not counting leap seconds. At 01:46:40 UTC on October 9, 2001, Unix time reached the billionth second timestamp.


Click on Tux for details.



"Unix is simple. It just takes a genius to understand its simplicity." - Dennis Ritchie


September 10th, 2008 - The world’s largest particle collider, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). It is an 18-mile (27km) long experimental machine which passes through the French-Swiss border. The Collider was constructed to find the Higgs Boson particle, an elementary particle in physics.

Link to CERN site


"At every stage of understanding the universe better, the benefits to civilisation have been immeasurable. None of those big leaps were made with us knowing what was going to happen." - Physicist Brian Cox


September 11th, 2001 - A series of 4 coordinated suicide attacks were carried out by the terrorist group, Al Qaeda, on the morning of September 11. 19 militants hijacked 4 California bound airplanes from East Coast cities in the US and used the planes to target major American landmarks. Two planes were crashed into the two towers of the World Trade Center, which caused them to collapse within two hours of being struck. One plane was crashed into the Pentagon building while the fourth plane, thought to be bound towards Washington DC, crashed in a field in Pennsylvania after passengers tried to fight back against the hijackers. The attacks claimed the lives of about 3,000 people and destroyed property worth billions of dollars. The attack was the precursor to the War Against Terror and the War in Afghanistan.



Click on the image to link to a list of 9/11 sites


"If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate." – Sandy Dahl, wife of pilot of Flight 93 Jason Dahl.


September 12th, 1992 - Mae C. Jemison, a physician, was a Mission Specialist on STS-47 which was the 50th space flight of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. It was the space shuttle Endeavour’s second flight. During over 190 hours she spent in space, she conducted experiments on weightlessness and motion sickness. She was the first African - American woman to go into space.



"Some of the most fun people I know are scientists." - Dr. Mae Jemison


September 13th, 1899 - Henry H. Bliss, the first recorded traffic fatality in the US, was struck by a taxi cab while crossing the street in New York City. He died the next day due to his injuries.


Click on the image for Road Rules article


"I don't know who was to blame for the accident; I wasn't looking.” - Unknown





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