Monday, February 17, 2020
  • 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, oct 3rd, 2018



Public Notices


Budget Hearing Meeting

Saturday, October 13th, 10:00 AM Village Hall


Budget Workshop Meeting

Saturday, October 6th, 10:00 AM Village Hall

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, November 6th, 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


If you read the table, you will see 0.17 percent of the state is abnormally dry - hard to see in northern Sioux County.


Nationally, 12 states  - Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, 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 the Big Island.


 Click on the map for the Drought Monitor web site


This week...

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 Last week...

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

 Daylight hours


 New moon Monday, October 8th at 1047 PM


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

  Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.




Oct 3rd, 1990 - After four decades of Cold War division and with pressure from the German chancellor Helmut Kohl, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev agreed to a unified Germany within NATO, leading to Germany's reunification this day in 1990.

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Click on the photo for the New World Encyclopedia web page

"Now we are in a situation where what belongs together, will grow back together." - Willy Brandt


Oct 4th, 1957 - On this day in 1957 the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, which orbited the Earth until 1958, inaugurated the space age, and heightened Cold War competition between the U.S.S.R. and the U.S.


 Click on the photo for the NASA page

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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“Do you know what ‘Sputnik’ means in Russian? ‘Travelling companion’. I looked it up in a dictionary not long ago. Kind of a strange coincidence if you think about it. I wonder why the Russians gave their satellite that strange name. It’s just a poor little lump of metal, spinning around the Earth." - Haruki Murakami


Oct 5th, 1998 - The Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives recommended impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton.


Click on this picture for the Politico account

"I will have no part in the creation of a constitutional double-standard to benefit the President. He is not above the law. If an ordinary citizen committed these crimes, he would go to jail." - Bill Frist, Republican Senator


Oct 6th, 1973 - On this day in 1973, on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, Egypt and Syria attacked Israel which suffered heavy casualties, but Israeli forces successfully fought back, and the war eventually ended inconclusively.


Click on the photo for the History article

"Until the Yom Kippur War, in 1973, until then Israel didn't have a chance but to fight for her life. We were attacked five times, outgunned, outnumbered, on a small piece of land, and our main challenge was to remain alive." - Shimon Peres


Oct 7th, 1949 - On this day in 1949, a constitution went into effect in the Soviet occupation zone of Germany that formed the country of East Germany, which existed alongside West Germany until 1990 when the two Germanys reunited.


Click on the image for the History article

"I was the very first athlete in East Germany allowed to go professional." - Katerina Witt


Oct 8th, 2005 - Killing at least 79,000 people, an  earthquake struck the Pakistan-administered portion of the Kashmir region and the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan.


Click on the picture for the BBC account

"I'm 86," said Gul Muhammad Butt. "Never in my life have I experienced anything like it."

Oct 9th, 2004 - On this day in 2004, for the first time in Afghanistan's history, voters went to the polls to choose a president, selecting Hamid Karzai, who had served as the interim president after the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001.


Click on his picture for the New York Times article

"No foreigner has a place asking another people, another country, to change their constitution." - Hamid Karzai

2012 - A Taliban gunman shot 15-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, a vocal opponent of the ultraconservative group's prohibition on the education of girls; despite being struck in the head, she survived the assassination attempt.


"The extremists are afraid of books and pens, the power of education frightens them. they are afraid of women.” - Malala




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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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