Friday, August 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, etc. oct 24th, 2018



Public Notices


Budget Hearing Meeting

Saturday, October 27th, 10:30 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, 15 states  - Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin have normal moisture levels. Alaska and Puerto Rico are still dry.


 Click on the map for the Drought Monitor web site

 This week...

20181016 NE trd

Last week...

20181009 NE trd

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

 Daylight hours


Full moon 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 24th, 1929 - A record 12,894,650 shares of stock were traded, causing the first day of real panic in the Crash of 1929 known as “Black Thursday.”


Click on the photo for the Investopedia story

"There is no cause to worry. The high tide of prosperity will continue." - Andrew W. Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury


Oct 25th, 1983 - The U.S. military, under President Ronald Reagan, invaded the tiny island country of Grenada.


 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:

“We can invade everyone from Grenada to Afghanistan, but if anyone spills a drop of our blood, it's terrorism.” – Paul Christopher


Oct 26th, 2005 - The White Sox defeated the Astros to win the team's first World Series title since 1917.


Click on this picture for the MLB retrospective with pictures

"For them, it was more of a chemistry thing,"They're also a little off in a good way. There's some interesting characters." - Robin Ventura


Oct 27th, 2004 - The Boston Red Sox ended the “Curse of the Bambino” - an alleged hex on the team that resulted from its 1920 sale of Babe Ruth to the Yankees - by defeating the St. Louis Cardinals to win the World Series title, the first in 86 years.


Click on the photo for the MLB story

“All I care about is [making] the game better, man. I want to sit down in five, 10 years from now, watch one of those kids and be like, Man!” - David Ortiz


Oct 28th, 1886 - On this day in 1886 President Grover Cleveland officially dedicated the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States - on Bedloe's (later Liberty) Island in Upper New York Bay.


Click on the picture for the National Park Service site

"The Lady with the Lamp, the Statue of Liberty, stands in New York Harbour. Her back is squarely turned on the USA. It’s no wonder, considering what she would have to look upon. She would weep, if she had to face this way." - Claudia Jones


Oct 29th, 1929 - Just five days after nearly 13 million shares of U.S. stock were sold in one day in 1929, an additional 16 million shares were sold this day, called “Black Tuesday,” further fueling the crisis known as the Great Depression.


Click on the picture for the Britannica history

“Hysteria, it was hoped, had met its master in the Banking Power of the U.S.” - from Time magazine - how about 'Wrong!'

Oct 30th, 2003 - American basketball player LeBron James, who was drafted directly out of high school, made his NBA debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Click on the picture for his web site

"My mom and I have always been there for each other. We had some tough times, but she was always there for me. But sports carried me away from being in a gang, or being associated with drugs. Sports was my way out." - LeBron James





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Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)








 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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