Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • It is Unique.

    It is Unique.

    It is one of a kind. No other community in the United States is known by the name "ALVO". Early settlers had come to this area as early as 1869, they had established post-offices, school district and towns. The railroad was the main means of transportation , so towns were established along it's lines.

    Alvo reportedly received its name from the first child born after the community began to form around the depot. Her name was Alvo and she was the daughter of the railroad's master.

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alvo news, jan 17th, 2018


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Public Notices




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the Chairperson and Village Board of the Village of Alvo, Nebraska will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2018, at 135 Main Street, Alvo, NE which meeting is open to the public.  An agenda for said meeting, kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the office of the Village Clerk at City Hall.  Except for items of an emergency nature, the agenda shall not be enlarged later than twenty-four hours prior to the scheduled commencement of the meeting.

 Connie Carlton

Village Clerk



 Notice is hereby given that the Village of Alvo, Nebraska proposes to hold a public hearing on February 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. local time at the Village Hall to consider the adoption of a long range plan for a one-year and six-year street improvement program for the Village of Alvo, Nebraska.  Any interested persons are invited to attend this public hearing and to present pertinent information, data or views or to request additional information or background regarding said street improvement plans.  The purpose of the hearing is to afford full and complete public knowledge and discussion of said street improvement plans prior to adoption according to law and as provided in Legislative Bill No. 1302 passed by the 1969 Nebraska State Legislature and approved by the Governor.

New Village mailing and email addresses

Village of Alvo

PO Box 211, Elmwood, NE 68349 or 135 Main Street, Alvo, NE 68304


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You may have noticed there is white stuff on the ground and streets - so please park off the streets so the snow removal crew can do their job. Neither they or the village will be responsible for dents to your ride if it's on the street.


N-63 Alvo North Open!

N-63 is open to through traffic. This completes Phase I of a 2 Phase project, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. The section of N-63 closed this year was approximately one-half mile south of I-80 and consisted of box culvert construction, re-alignment of the existing highway and erosion control items.  Minor work, like seeding and erosion control installation, may still be performed.

The second phase will begin in March 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.

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.                                

Contact:  Jesse De Los Santos, 402-471-0850


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 the first four months of 2018. (February 13th, March 13th and April 10th at 7:30 at the Eagle Fire and Rescue Station, 705 South 1st, Eagle, NE)

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Thanks to Karen for the Nebraska State flag - it will fly until March 1st, 2018 to celebrate Nebraska 150.


Still dry although no change in overall percentages from January 9th. No counties in Nebraska have 100% normal moisture levels. 7 are normal to abnormally dry, 77 are abnormally dry, 2 are normal to abnormally dry to moderate drought, 6 are abnormally dry to moderate drought and 1 is completely moderate drought.. We need snow! There are no severe drought conditions anywhere in our state. However - the southwest panhandle is facing long term abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions, meaning the dry spell is lasting more than six months.

Nationally, only Michigan, Ohio, Rhode Island and Alaska - and Puerto Rico have normal moisture levels. This is NOT an improvement over last week.

Just a reminder, Peurto Rico is still short of power and drinkable water. Click on the image to see how Nebraska compares to other states.


Click on this week's map for the Drought monitor home page


This week...

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Last week...

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Daylight hours...days getting longer!


First quarter, Wednesday, January 24th, at 04:20 PM, CST


Click on this animated moon for what it looks like now.

Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.



Jan 17th, 1893 - Queen Liliuokalani is deposed by an American coup, Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic


Click on her image for her biography


"I could not turn back the time for political change, but there is still time to save our heritage. You must remember never to cease to act because you fear you may fail." - Queen Liliuokalani to her adopted daughter


1989 - Gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded


“This just doesn’t ever go away. I think that’s something the outside world just doesn’t get.” - Judy Weldon


Jan 18th, 1977 - Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease.


Click on on the image for Mayo Clinic's information

"I went to sleep on May 4, hardly able to breathe. That’s pretty much all I remember until I woke up on June 3rd. My wife advised me I was on life support for almost a month and it looked very grim at times. This disease almost killed me.”- T.C.


Jan 19th, 1977 - Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snowfall has occurred. It also fell in the Bahamas.


Click on her picture for the Channel 6 South Florida remembrance

"Never happened, won't happen."- National Weather Service anonymous worker


Jan 20th, 1981 - 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days freed


 Click the image for the Britannica account


"When our sailors in the Persian Gulf accidentally strayed into Iranian waters, that could have sparked a major international incident. Some folks here in Washington rushed to declare that it was the start of another hostage crisis. Instead, we worked directly with the Iranian government and secured the release of our sailors in less than 24 hours." - Barack Obama


Jan 21st, 1954 -  SSN Nautilus, the world's first operational nuclear submarine launched at Groton, CT.

18uss nautilus

Click on the picture for the BBC story


“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.” - Hyman G Rickover


Jan 22nd, 2016 - Winter storm conditions strand 500 motorists for 24 hours on the New Jersey turnpike in Pennsylvania


Click on the photo for the New York Times report


"A snow day is only bad news if you forgot to run to the liquor store." – Unknown


Jan 23rd, 2013 - US armed forces overturns 1994 ban on women serving in combat


Click on her picture for the Washington Post article


"Let the generations know that women in uniform also guaranteed their freedom." - Mary Edwards Walker


 Thanks, R.J. Matson


 Thanks, Walt Handesman




Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)




 Village of Alvo Clerk's Office

Open Saturdays from 08:00 to 12:00

Enter through the north door.

135 Main Street, Alvo, NE 68304

402-781-9201 phone and fax


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