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alvo news, etc, nov 7th, 2018




Public Notices

Please restrict your water use until the tower repair is complete.


Alvo is under water restriction until further notice. Work starts November 2nd which means the tower will be empty. That means no watering lawns, washing vehicles, etc. Anyone caught doing so will have their water shut off until the tower work is complete.

Ben Glantz, Water Commissioner

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 Monday, November 5th, 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

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 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


100% normal moisture level for our state for the second week.


Nationally, 18 states  - Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, 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...

20181030 NE trd

Last week...

20181023 NE trd

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

 Daylight hours


New moon Wednesday, November 7th at 10:02 AM CST


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

  Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.




Nov 7th, 2000 - The US presidential election ended in a statistical tie between Al Gore (D)  and George W Bush (R), only to be settled on December 12 by the Supreme Court after a bitter legal dispute.


Click on the photo for the Constitution web site

"One person, one vote.*  (*May not apply in all states.)"  - Author Unknown

"If every vote counts, then count every vote! " - Author Unknown


Nov 8th, 2016 - Despite trailing in most polls, Donald Trump (R) was elected the 45th US president though his opponent, Hillary Clinton (D) won the popular vote by more than 2.8 million.


 Click on the photo for the 270toWin site

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: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/malala_yousafzai_662437?src=t_taliban

Click HERE for 7 quotes from NBC


Nov 9th, 1989 - Long a symbol of the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, erected in 1961 and eventually extending 28 miles (45 km) to divide the western and eastern sectors of Berlin, was opened by the East German government.


Click on this picture for the Time history article

"The Wall was an edifice of fear. On November 9th, it became a place of joy." - Former German President Horst Köhler, Berlin, November 9th 2009


Nov 10th, 1969 - The American children's TV series Sesame Street - which featured a cast of puppet characters that included Elmo,Big Bird and the Cookie Monster debuted on the National Educational Television network (later PBS).


Click on the photo for the web site

“This is Sesame Street. A place where people, birds, monsters all live in perfect harmony.”   - Phil Donahue


Nov 11th, 1918 - At 5:00 on this day in 1918, the Allied powers and Germany signed an armistice document in the railway carriage of Ferdinand Foch the commander of the Allied armies, and six hours later World War I came to an end.


Click on the picture for the Biography site

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” - John F Kennedy


Nov 12th, 1996 - Near New Delhi. A midair collision between a Saudi Boeing 747 passenger plane with 312 persons aboard and a Kazakh airliner carrying 37 passengers and crew claims the lives of all 349 persons; it is the worst midair collision in aviation history.


Click on the picture for the India Today account

“My biggest fear ever is to be involved in a plane crash, so when that happened... well, I'm just thankful to be alive. I'm just grateful to be here at all.” – Travis Barker

Nov 13th, 2015 - Terrorists staged coordinated attacks in Paris and its environs, the deadliest occurring at the Bataclan theatre and concert hall; in all, at least 130 people were killed and more than 350 were wounded.


Click on the picture for CNN's Fast Facts

“The refugees you shamefully blame merely flee what made you tremble tonight. Except they do it every day.” - a translated tweet






Jeff Koterba of the Omaha World Herald says it all...







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