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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, oct 17th, 2018



Public Notices


Budget Hearing Meeting

Saturday, October 27th, TBA 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


Back to 100% normal moisture level for our state.


Nationally, 13 states  - Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin have normal moisture levels. Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii are still dry, with dry areas shrinking on the Big Island.


 Click on the map for the Drought Monitor web site

 This week...

20181009 NE trd

 Last week...

20181002 NE trd

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

 Daylight hours


First quarter Wednesday, October 24th at 11:45 AM CDT


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

  Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.




Oct 17th, 1979 - On this day in 1979, Mother Teresa, founder of a Roman Catholic order of women dedicated to the poor and particularly to the destitute of India, was named the recipient of that year's Nobel Prize for Peace.


Click on the photo for her web site

"We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion." - Mother Teresa


Oct 18th, 1867 - After much opposition, a deal negotiated by U.S. Secretary of State William Seward for the US purchase of the Russian colony of Alaska was approved, and on this day in 1867 the U.S. flag was flown over the capital, Sitka.


 Click on the photo for the National Archives history

Islam tells us every girl and boy should be educated. I don't know why the Taliban have forgotten it. Malala Yousafzai
Read more at:

“It's not like Alaska isn't wilderness - it mostly is. But most Alaskans don't live in the wild. They live on the edge of the wild in towns with schools and cable TV and stores and dentists and roller rinks sometimes. It's just like anyplace else, only with mountains and moose.” - Tom Bodett


Oct 19th, 1987 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted nearly 23 percent, the largest one-day percentage drop in the stock market's history.


Click on this picture for the Investopedia explanation

“It was kind of quiet in the room. There’s not a lot to say when something of that magnitude hits. In a way it was comparable to 9-11 when people just stop trading and stare.” - Chris Rupkey


Oct 20th, 1973 - Australia's Sydney Opera House—designed by Danish architect Jorn Ortz, whose dynamic, imaginative, but problematic plan won an international competition in 1957—was opened by Queen Elizabeth.


Click on the photo for the Opera House web site

“One of the most wonderful memories in my life was when I sang at the Opera House in Sydney. I will never forget that. It is one of the most beautiful Houses I have ever sung in my life.” - Nana Mouskouri


Oct 21st, 1797 - One of the first frigates built for the US Navy the Constitution "Old Ironsides", was launched in Boston.


Click on the image for the I am Old Ironsides site

"At sea -- heavy gales and squally -- served 2 gallons of rum to the wheel men in 24 hours." from the ship's log


Oct 22nd, 2010 - WikiLeaks, a Web site that functioned as a clearinghouse for classified or otherwise privileged information, released thousands of U.S. documents relating to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Click on the picture for the Guardian story

"Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell." – Justice Hugo Black

Oct 23rd, 1983 - Suicide bombers drove truckloads of high explosives into the barracks of US Marines and French paratroopers in Beirut, killing 241 U.S. servicemen and 58 French troops.


Click on the picture for the DipNote account.

"Was it worth it? No. A lot of men lost that day. A lot of good friends, a lot of brothers." - Dale Garner, only survivor of 15 men in his room.





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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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