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
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
Not much change this week - 61 counties are at normal moisture levels (down 1 from last week); 14 are normal to abnormally dry (up 1); 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, Washington, West Virginia and Puerto Rico have normal moisture levels. Things are better in the Northeast and Midwest. Gained one more state, Washington improved to normal moisture level.
Living in Puerto Rico still is hard. Click on either image to see how Nebraska compares to other states.
Click on either map for the web site
Daylight hours...days are getting longer!
New moon is Sunday, April 15h at 08:57 PM, CDT
Click on this animated moon for what it looks like now.
Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.
Apr 11th, 2001 - Detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, People's Republic of China after a collision with an J-8 fighter are released
RETURNED TO MILITARY CONTROL FROM CHINA
Here are the names, ranks and home of record:
Ensign Richard Bensing of Brandon, Fla.
Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Steven Blocher of Charlotte, N.C.
Cryptologic Technician Seaman Bradford Borland, whose home of record was not listed.
Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class David Cecka of Leavenworth, Wash.
Lt. (j.g.) John Comerford of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Cryptologic Technician Operator 1st Class Shawn Coursen of Valdosta, Ga.
Cryptologic Technician Collection Seaman Jeremy Crandall of Poplar Grove, Ill.
Cryptologic Technician Interpretive 1st Class Josef Edmunds of Davis, Calif.
Cryptologic Technician Interpretive 2nd Class Brandon Funk of Showlow, Ariz.
Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Scott Guidry of Satellite Beach, Fla.
Cryptologic Technician 2nd Class Jason Hanser of Billings, Mont.
Lt. Patrick Honeck of La Mesa, Calif.
Lt. (j.g.) Regina Kauffman of Warminster, Pa.
Aviation Machinist's Mate Senior Chief Nicholas Mellos of Ypsilanti, Mich.
Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Ramon Mercado of Moreno Valley, Calif.
Lt. Shane Osborn of Norfolk, Neb.
Lt. (j.g.) Richard Payne, whose home of record was not listed.
Cryptologic Technician 2nd Class Kenneth Richter of Staten Island, N.Y.
Lt. Marcia Sonon of Lenharstville, Pa.
Lt. (j.g.) Jeffery Vignery of Goodland, Kan.
Aviation Machinist 2nd Class Wendy Westbrook of Rock Creek, Ohio
Cryptologic Technician 3rd Class Rodney Young of Katy, Texas
Sgt. Richard Pray of Geneseo, Ill.
Senior Airman Curtis Towne of Haywood, Calif.
Click on this picture for The Intercept story
"I thought 24 people were going to die in the middle of the ocean, and I wondered if anyone would know why." – Shane Osborn, P-3 pilot
Apr 12th, 2014 - The new drug, ABT-450, with a 90-95% success rate for treating Hepatitis C, is announced
Click on the image for the CDC article
"Up to 75% of people living with Hepatitis C do not know they are infected." – CDC poster
Apr 13th, 1860 - 1st Pony Express reaches Sacramento, California
Click on the poster for ten things about the Pony Express
“The Gold Rush and the Pony Express made Sacramento a substantial place in terms of enterprise.” – Wayne Thiebaud
Apr 14th, 2005 - The Oregon Supreme Court nullifies marriage licenses issued to gay couples a year earlier by Multnomah County
Click on the picture for the Seattle Times article
"“What does love mean if we would deny it to others?” - DeShanne Stokes
Apr 15th, 2013 - Boston Marathon bombings: 3 people are killed and 183 injured after two explosions near the finish line
Click on the image for the Boston Globe followup stories
- Joey McIntyre
Apr 16th, 2014 - South Korean ferry MV Sewol sinks on route Incheon to Jeju, 304 drown, mostly students. National controversy erupts over rescue efforts and actions of crew and owner.
Click on the photo for the Daily Mail's pictures and story
A female crew member announced that "everyone should stay put, the ferry is in danger, and that the rescue will be there soon." - Testimony at the trial of the crew members
Apr 17th, 2011 - "Game of Thrones", based on the fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin premieres on HBO
Click on the dragon's nose for the HBO site
"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die." — Cersei
And here are this week's cartoons...
First, from Omaha's Jeff Koterba... '
Way to go, Steve Ramsey
Thank you, Andy Marlette
Very good, Ferdinand & Hamilton
Thanks, Bill Keane
Thank you Joe Heller...
Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)