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 & cartoons, aug 29




Thank you,Tom  Stiglich



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 MONDAY, September 10th, 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

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 Phone: 402-781-9201 - Leave a message



 Click on MAP for the NDOT detour map.


N-63 Alvo North Project is Progressing

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

Improving news is 7 counties are normal to abnormally dry, 1 is abnormally dry, 2 are normal to abnormally dry to moderate drought and 1 is abnormally dry to moderate drought which means these twelv counties in southeast Nebraska are are improving. Cass County still has normal moisture level.

Nationally, only 8 states (which is 1 fewer than last week)  - Connecticut, Deleware, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia have normal moisture levels. Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Alaska are drying out, although Hawaii will probably be close to normal after the hurricane rain. 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...

20180821 NE trd

 Last week... 

20180814 NE trd

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



Last quarter, Sunday, September 2nd at 09:37 PM


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

Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.





August 29th, 1998 - Northwest Airlines pilots went on strike after their union rejected a last-minute company offer.


Click on the picture for the New York Times article


''We shared the pain to help our airline survive, and now we want to share in the success we helped create.'' - Captain Steve Zoller, pilots' union


August 30th, 1965 - Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the Senate as a Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the first black justice to sit on the Supreme Court.


  Click on his photo for the Oyez biography


"A child born to a black mother in a state like Mississippi . . . has the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It’s not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for." -Thurgood Marshall


August 31st,  1920 - John Lloyd Wright was issued a patent for "Toy-Cabin Construction," which are known as Lincoln Logs. (U.S. patent 1,351,086)


Click on the picture for the Ancestral Findings history


“This invention relates to improvements in toys and more particularly to educational toys calculated to develop a child’s constructive inclinations.” - John Lloyd Wright


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

September 1st, 1985 - The Titanic was found by Dr. Robert Ballard and Jean Louis Michel in a joint U.S. and French expedition. The wreck site is located 963 miles northeast of New York and 453 miles southeast of the Newfoundland coast.


 Click on the illustration for the National Geographic page

"I was only seven but I remember thinking that everything in the world was standing still." 
-Eva Hart, Titanic Survivor



September 2nd, 1969 - NBC-TV canceled "Star Trek." The show had debuted on September 8, 1966.


  Click on the image for the NASA page

"Humans do have an amazing capacity for believing what they choose - and excluding that which is painful." - Mr. Spock


September 3rd, 1935 - Sir Malcolm Campbell became the first person to drive an automobile over 300 miles an hour. He reached 304.331 MPH on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.


Click on the picture for the Wired story

"This car of mine, I am tickled to death with it. The machine is nearly everything, its power, stability and balance. The driver, allowing for his experience and courage, is much less." - Malcolm Campbell


September 4th, 1998 - While in Ireland, President Clinton said the words "I'm sorry" for the first time about his affair with Monica Lewinsky and described his behavior as indefensible.


 Click on the photo for the BBC story

"If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person." - Bill Clinton




Marshall Ramsey



Pat Bagley


 Dave Granlund      



Saul Steinberg


Lisa Benson



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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