Saturday, December 15, 2018

alvo news, september 21st, 2016





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.

DHHS Radon Page

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.

  20160906 NE trd

 20160913 NE trd


  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.16CVN65


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.

Link to Niagra Falls daredevils 


Cartoon of the week


Nate Beeler 


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