Monday, December 10, 2018

alvo news, history & cartoons, sep 4th, 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 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

 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




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 8 counties are normal to abnormally dry, 1 is abnormally dry, 1 is normal to abnormally dry to moderate drought and 1 is abnormally dry to moderate drought which means these eleven counties in southeast Nebraska are are improving. Cass County still has normal moisture level.




Nationally, 8 states (which is 1 more than last week)  - Connecticut, Deleware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia have normal moisture levels. Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Alaska are still dry, 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...

20180828 NE trd


 Last week...

20180821 NE trd

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




New moon, Sunday, September 9th at 01:01 AM







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




Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.












September 5th, 11836 - Sam Houston was elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.




Click on his portrait for the Texas State Historical Society biography

"All new states are invested, more or less, by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always in favor of rash and extreme measures, but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men." - Sam Houston



September 6th, 1995 - Senator Bob Packwood was expelled by the Senate Ethics Committee.




  Click on his photo for the NPR account

"I'd asked girls out and they'd turn me down, and so finally it got to the place where you didn't want to be rejected. And so you just didn't ask." - Bob Packwood


September 7th,  1979 - ESPN, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, made its debut on cable TV.




Click on the logo for the ESPN Founder story


“Seriously, until I was 16 or 17, I didn't care about anything other than ESPN.” – Andy Grammer


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: 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 8th, 1565 - A Spanish expedition established the first permanent European settlement in North America at present-day St. Augustine, FL.




 Click on the photo for 8 facts about St. Augustine


"I would rather lose all my lands and a hundred lives than be king over heretics." - Philip II of Spain



September 9th, 1898 - In Omaha, Tommy Fleming of Eau Claire, WI won the first logrolling championship.



  Click on the image for the NPR story

Click HERE for a recent Omaha World Herald article


“I was a little surprised about how hard it was. I was a little surprised it was a sport.” - Mallory Tobias




September 10th, 1953 - Swanson began selling its first "TV dinner."




Click on the picture for the NY Times

“If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners.” – Johnny Carson



September 11th, 2001 - Four airliners were hijacked and were intentionally crashed. Two airliners hit the World Trade Center, which collapsed shortly after, in New York City. One airliner hit the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. Another airliner crashed into a field in Pennsylvania About 3,000 people were killed.  



Click on the picture for the 9/11 memorial page


“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.” – Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania


2012 - Terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans were brutally murdered and ten others were injured.




Click on the photo for the NPR story


“Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping.” – Kevin McCarthy (R), California







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