New pole and flags donated by Alvo Rescue Squad.
Free ride for mammogram appointments
The Sarpy/Cass Health Department offers free transportation assistance to women with a mammogram appointment. The service includes home pick up, hospital/clinic drop off, and return home drop off. Eligibility includes women aged 40-75 years living in Sarpy or Cass counties. Please call the Health Department at 402-537-6968 for more information.
NOTICE OF MEETING
VILLAGE OF ALVO
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
New Village mailing and email addresses
Village of Alvo
PO Box 211, Elmwood, NE 68349 or
135 Main Street, Alvo, NE 68304
Click HERE to download an Adobe page of 4 entry forms.
Click on MAP for the NDOT detour map.
N-63 Alvo North Project is Underway!
Barricades are up!
If you choose to ignore the barricades, whatever happens to your ride is on you, since NE 63 is closed from Alvo to Church Road.
The construction will start at the north edge of Alvo and continue north to Bluff Road, then from Bluff north to Church Road. The proposed work schedule is 10 hour days, 6 days a week. Access to the Alvo Cemetery will be provided as needed for maintenance and funerals. Copies of the construction schedule are available at the Village Office along with business cards for Casey Wisness, project manager. His phone number is 712-898-1787.
Nebraska Department of Transportation Detour Map
According to the map, the intersection of 63 and Church Road will be closed, so getting on or off the Interstate will add a bunch of miles if you want to stay on state highways.
The second phase will begin Monday, March 19th, 2018. During this phase, N-63 will be closed to traffic from Reference Post 4+20 to Reference Post 9+68. A detour will be marked for through traffic for this phase. During the construction, a temporary access road will be provided for the Alvo Cemetery.
Knife River Construction is the primary contractor and Casey Wisness is the project manager. His phone number is 712-898-1787.
The project is anticipated to be completed by November 2018.
The Department’s project manager for this project is Jesse De Los Santos of Lincoln. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through construction work zones.
This notice is directed toward those who flushed their shop towels, baby wipes and other non-degradable items down their toilets - the Village has to replace two pumps at the sewage lagoon to the tune of $10,000. That will cause delays in working on required improvements to the drinking water system. This will cost everyone in town when new sewer and water rates are set.
Rural Fire Board meeting dates are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month for 2018. Next meeting is May 8th at 7:30 at the Alvo Fire and Rescue Station, 135 Main Street, Alvo, NE
Improving this week - 64 counties are at normal moisture levels; 12 are normal to abnormally dry; 12 are abnormally dry and 5 are abnormally dry or moderate drought. Nuckolls County is over 90% in moderate drought conditions. Maybe it's finally warmed enough so we get more rain. There are no severe drought conditions anywhere in our state.
Nationally, Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia and Puerto Rico have normal moisture levels. Things are better in the Northeast and Midwest.
Living in Puerto Rico still is hard.
Click on either map for the Drought Monitor web site
Days are longer - and should be getting warmer....
Full moon is Monday, April 30th
Click on this animated moon for what it looks like now.
Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.
Apr 25th, 1792 - Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas Pelletier
Click on the photo for the Accessible Archives history
“With this machine I will cut off your head but believe me you will not feel anything.” – Joseph-Ignace Guillotin
1954 - Bell labs announces the 1st solar battery made from silicon. It has about 6% efficiency.
Click on the illustration for the American Physics Society article
"The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun." - Ralph Nader
Apr 26th, 1986 - World's worst nuclear disaster: 4th reactor at Chernobyl nuclear power station in USSR explodes, 31 die, radioactive contamination reaches much of Western Europe
Click on the picture for the World Nuclear Association story
"Come get your apples! Chernobyl apples!’ Someone told her not to advertise that, no one will buy them. ‘Don’t worry!’ she says. ‘They buy them anyway. Some need them for their mother-in-law, some for their boss.” - Svetlana Alexievich
April 27th, 1940 - Himmler orders establishment of Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Click on the photo for the Czech web page
“No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.” – Elie Wiesel
Apr 28th, 1988 - Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 roof tears off in flight; kills stewardess
Click on the picture for the FAA account
"They looked back and said all they could see was daylight," - Ken Peppard, NTSB
Apr 29th, 1970 - US and South Vietnamese forces launch an incursion into Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War
Click on the picture for the Global Security history
"I was temporarily assigned to the radar site at Ban Me Thuot during that adventure." - Dave
Apr 30th, 1975 - North Vietnamese troops capture Saigon, ending the Vietnam War
Click on the image for the Newsweek account
2004 - U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison
Click HERE for the antiwar.com photo collection (very graphic)
"When Bush says that Abu Ghraib was the work of a few, he forgot to mention that he was one of them." - Andrew Sullivan
May 1st, 1960 - Russia shoots down Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane over Sverdlovsk
Click on the picture for the Smithsonian version
“I was a pilot flying an airplane and it just so happened that, where I was flying, made what I was doing spying." - Francis Gary Powers
Here we go, starting with Jeff Koterba...
and now Steve Benson
Thank you Doug MacGregor
Salute to Ms. Shults and thanks to Andy Marlette
Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)