Thursday, May 23, 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, sep 26th, 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, 13 states  - Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, 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 on Maui and the Big Island.


 Click on the map for the Drought Monitor web site


This week...

20180918 NE trd

 Last week...

20180911 NE trd

   Click on last week's map to submit a drought impact report



 Last quarter, Tuesday, October 2nd at 0445 AM


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

  Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.




Sep 26th, 1960 - The first in a series of historic televised debates (seen by some 85 to 120 million viewers) between U.S. presidential candidates Senator John Kennedy and Vice President Nixon was broadcast this day in 1960.


Click on the photo for the Constitution Daily web page

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." - John F Kennedy

"Voters quickly forget what a man says." - President Richard Nixon


Sept 27th, 1996 - The Taliban, led by Mohammad Omar, seized the capital city of Kabul,  declaring all of Afghanistan an Islamic state.


 Click on the NPR photo for the Time report

Islam tells us every girl and boy should be educated. I don't know why the Taliban have forgotten it. Malala Yousafzai
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“Islam tells us every girl and boy should be educated. I don't know why the Taliban have forgotten it.” – Malala Yousafzai


 Sep 28th,  2008 - Space-X successfully launched Falcon 1, becoming the first privately owned company to send a liquid-fueled rocket into orbit.


Click on this picture for the Spacex Falcon 9 page

"It’s obvious that space is deeply ingrained in the American psyche." - Elon Musk


 Sep 29th, 1923 - Set in motion by the Balfour Declaration of 1917, the British mandate for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine was finally approved by the Council of the League of Nations and came into force this day.


Click on the map 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


Sep 30th, 1955 - American actor James Dean, who became a symbol of the confused, restless, and idealistic youth of the 1950s, died in an automobile crash as he drove to a car rally in Salinas, California.


Click on the image for the Britannica biography

Only the gentle are ever really strong." - James Dean


Oct 1st, 2017 - From his hotel room in Las Vegas, 64-year-old gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on a music festival, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds before taking his own life; it surpassed the Orlando shooting (2016) as the deadliest in modern U.S. history.


Click on the picture for the NPR retrospective

“A lot of really good people (were) holding people’s wounds shut, trying to help them while everybody was just ducked down,” - Corrine Lomas 


Oct 2nd, 1985 - American actor Rock Hudson died, becoming one of the first Hollywood celebrities known to succumb to AIDS - related complications; the extensive publicity surrounding his death drew attention to the disease.


Click on his picture for the VOA article

“I am not happy that I am sick. I am not happy that I have AIDS. But if that is helping others, I can at least know that my own misfortune has had some positive worth.” – Rock Hudson





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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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