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  • 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, sep 19th, 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 8:00 to 12:00 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, October 1st, 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.                                


NDOT 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


Greatest news this year so far! All counties in Nebraska have normal moisture levels.


Nationally, 12 states  - Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin have normal moisture levels. Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Alaska are still dry, with some moderate drought in Hawaii.


 Click on the map for the Drought Monitor web site


This week...

20180911 NE trd

 Last week...

20180904 NE trd

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



 Full moon, Monday, September 16th at 09:52 PM




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


 Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.





September 19th, 1970 -The first episode of the sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show aired on American television; the groundbreaking series starred her as a single independent working woman at a time when female characters were defined as the wife, girlfriend, or widow of a male counterpart.


Click on her photo for CNN's Fast Facts

"Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers." - Mary Tyler Moore



September 20th, 1973 - In a much-publicized "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match, Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs.


 Click on the photo for the Time report

Bobby Riggs:  "You’re still a feminist, right?"
Billie Jean King:  "No, I’m a tennis player that happens to be a woman.



September 21st,  2013 - Al-Shabab militants launched a terrorist attack on the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, which ended three days later and left more than 65 people dead, including Ghanian poet and novelist Kofi Awoono.


Click on this picture for the NPR account

"You take someone's picture, it's this amazing scene and then you never find out what happened to them. ... I called her and we had a Skype video talk and it was incredible. She showed me her children, a 2-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl, and told me the whole story: how they laid there for five hours. ... They could smell the smoke from the gunpowder and she told me how they got through this." - Tyler Hicks, who took the picture above



September 22nd, 1980 - The Iran-Iraq War began when Iraqi armed forces invaded western Iran along the countries' joint border; fighting continued until 1988, and a formal peace agreement was signed in 1990.


Click on the photo for the Britannica story


"A curious military force of professional soldiers, mullahs, neighborhood militiamen and schoolboys as young as 13, linked by an intense Islamic fervor, broke the long deadlock in the Persian Gulf war by routing entrenched Iraqi troops." - John Kifner

September 23rd, 1779 - During the American Revolution, in the midst of a naval engagement between the warships US Bonhomme Richard and the HMS Serapis off the east coast of England, American commander John Paul Jones answered a call to surrender from his English counterpart with the famous quotation, “I have not yet begun to fight!”


Click on the image for the Britannica history

It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win." - John Paul Jones



September 24th, 1957 - On this day in 1957 racial segregation took centre stage when federal troops were dispatched to Little Rock, Arkansas, to maintain order and enforce the right of black students to attend the local public high school.


Click on the picture for the Britannica account

“Yes, I saw all of the anger, and the ugly faces across the street, but I ignored them, and I really did consider them ignorant people. To be honest with you, that is what really got me through the whole year, that I knew this was ignorance that was making these statements and not the type of people that I would associate with." - Carlotta Walls LaNier


September 25th, 1981 - Sandra Day O''Connor nominated to US Supreme Court. 


Click on the picture for the WikiVisually article

Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom." - Sandra Day O'Connor





Sean Delonas



  RJ Matson








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 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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