Tuesday, June 18, 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, history and cartoons, august 15th, 2018





  Public Notices




Water and Sewer Billing

Water and sewer service from January 1, 2018 through July 31st, 2018 will be billed at the minimum rate. Starting from August 1st, normal water rates will apply. If you have been paying monthly, please bring copies of receipts, bank statements or cancelled checks to the Village Office starting August 17th.

Christina Vidlak is our interim clerk and will be at the office from 8:30 to 12:30 on Saturdays.






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 Tuesday, September 4th, 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.


Village contact information:

Village of Alvo

135 Main Street
Alvo, NE 68304

 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Phone: 402-781-9201 - Leave a message



 Click on MAP for the NDOT detour map.


N-63 Alvo North Project is Progressing

NOTICE - Monday, May 14th, grinding started on NE 63 from Bluff to 1/2 mile north of Mill. So the entire six miles of the highway will be really closed.

 The construction starts at the north edge of Alvo and continues 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 - but actually, Church and NE 63 intersection is open.


The second phase began 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.                                

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 replaced two pumps at the sewage lagoon to the tune of $10,000 for the pumps and $6,000 for installation.



Nebraska's moisture situation

The not so good news is 8 counties are normal to abnormally dry, 1 is abnormally dry, 2 are normal to abnormally dry to moderate drought, 1 is normal to abnormally dry to moderate drought, and 1 is in abnormally dry, moderate and severe drought conditions - which means only 80 counties are at normal moisture level. Cass County has normal moisture level.

Nationally, only 9 states (which is improvement from last week)  - Connecticut, Deleware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia have normal moisture levels. Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Alaska are drying out. That is why the wildfires are killing people and animals and destroying vegetation and buildings throughout much of southwest and northwest US.


 Click on the map for the Drought Monitor web site

This week...

20180807 NE trd 

 Last week... 

  20180731 NE trd

Click on last week's map for the FSA Livestock Forage Disaster Eligibility tool



New moon, Saturday, August 18th at 02:48 AM


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

Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.





August 15th, 1971 - President Nixon announced a 90-day freeze on wages, rents and prices by executive order 11615.


Click on his picture for the New York Times 10 year retrospective article



August 16th, 1954 - Sports Illustrated was published for the first time. It was claimed that 250,000 subscriptions had been sold before the first issue came off of the presses.


  Click on Aly Raisman's photo for her testimony at Larry Nassar's trial


"I wasn't put on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a plus-size model, I was put on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a model, as a rookie, as Ashley Graham. This is exactly where we're headed, and yes, there are so many more things we need to do in the curve/plus-size industry." - Ashley Graham - a Nebraska woman


August 17th, 2002 - In Santa Rosa, CA, the Charles M. Schulz Museum opened to the public.


 Click on the photo for the museum web page

"All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog." - Charles M. Schulz

Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/richard_lamm_105442?src=t_deficithttp://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO/projects/debt/1993reconciliationact.htmlMany of America's and New York's sons and daughters are around the world fighting for the freedoms that the Statue of Liberty stands for." - Michael Bloomberg



August 18th, 1963 - James Meredith graduated from the University of Mississippi. He was the first black man to accomplish this feat.


 Click on his graduation photo for a current NBC article

"I considered myself engaged in a war from Day One. And my objective was to force the federal government - the Kennedy administration at that time - into a position where they would have to use the United States military force to enforce my rights as a citizen." - James Meredith 



August 19th, 1981 - Two Libyan SU-22s were shot down by two US Navy F-14 fighters in the Gulf of Sidra.


  Click on the photo for the Naval Aviation article

"I never went into the air thinking I would lose." - Commander Randy "Duke" Cunningham, USN



August 20th, 2010 - The last American combat brigade exited Iraq after more than seven years after the U.S.-led invasion began.


Click on the picture for the Al Jazeera story

"As you know, you go to war with the Army you have. They're not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time." -- Defense Sec. Rumsfeld



August 21st, 1997 - Hudson Foods Inc. closed a plant in Columbus, Nebraska after it had recalled 25 million pounds of ground beef that was potentially contaminated with E. coli 01557:H7. It was the largest food recall in US history at that time.


 Click on the photo for the Columbus Telegram article

“Food safety involves everybody in the food chain." - Mike Johanns






Drew Sheneman



Steve Benson



Monte Wolverton





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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