STILL 15 radon detection kits available at the Village Office - free to you - there is a nominal charge for sending them in to be read. Here's a thought for you all - The leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers is radon - not asbestos.
There are links to Adobe maps and Excel spreadsheets that show radon facts for our state. As of 2013, 11 homes had been tested in Alvo - 9 tested above 4 picoCuries/liter - the highest level was 23.2. Cass County is one of the 72 counties in Nebraska with average radon levels above 4.0. If you live in Alvo in a house with a basement, you are more likely to develop lung cancer than be killed by a terrorist. If radon levels in your house are above 4.0 pC/l, you should take mitigation action.
|Day||Sunrise||Sunset||Sun hours||Days until fall/winter|
|Wed, Sep 21||07:13 AM||07:23 PM||12:10||0|
|Thu, Sep 22||07:14 AM||07:22 PM||12:08||90|
|Fri, Sep 23||07:15 AM||07:20 PM||12:05||89|
|Sat, Sep 24||07:09 AM||07:30 PM||12:21||88|
|Sun, Sep 25||07:16 AM||07:18 PM||12:02||87|
|Mon, Sep 26||07:17 AM||07:17 PM||12:00||86|
|Tue, Sep 27||07:18 AM||07:15 PM||11:57||85|
Nebraska dryness is easing by about 10% overall - but still moderate drought in the center of the state.... Click on the upper image for the rest of the country and the lower one for Nebraska details.
Now how about a little history?????
September 21st, 1981 - The Senate confirmed Sandra Day O'Connor to be the first female justice on the Supreme Court.
"The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments, not on my gender." - Sandra Day O'Connor
1996 - The board of all-male Virginia Military Institute voted to admit women. If they hadn't, VMI would have lost state funding. NY Times Report
September 22nd, 1862 - President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. It stated that all slaves held within rebel states would be free as of January 1, 1863.
September 23rd, 1990 - Iraq publicly threatened to destroy Middle East oil fields and to attack Israel if any nation tried to force it from Kuwait.
September 24th, 1960 - The first nuclear powered aircraft carrier was launched. The USS Enterprise set out from Newport News, VA.
September 25th, 1789 - The first Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution. Ten of the amendments became the Bill of Rights.
"We have the Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities." - Bill Maher
September 26th, 2006 - Facebook was opened to everyone at least 13 years or older with a valid email address.
September 27th, 1989 - Two men went over the 176-foot-high Niagara Falls in a barrel. Jeffrey Petkovich and Peter Debernardi were the first duo to survive the Falls.
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