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alvo news, etc, nov 14th, 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 Tuesday, December 4th, 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 third 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...

20181106 NE trd1

Last week...

20181030 NE trd

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

 Daylight hours


First Quarter Thursday, November 15th at 08:54 AM CST


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

  Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.




Nov 14th, 1993 - Puerto Ricans, by a narrow margin, voted to retain the island's status as a U.S. commonwealth rather than seek union with U.S. as its 51st state.


Click on the photo for the Puerto Rico Report web site“The 3.5 million people in Puerto Rico are American citizens. They deserve fair and equal treatment as Americans.” – Tom Perez


Nov 15th, 2001 - Microsoft released XBox, a video game console system.


 Click on the photo for the Digital Trends 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: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/malala_yousafzai_662437?src=t_taliban

“I don't know; it just seemed like the cooler guys are playing Xbox. At least the ones I know.” – Liz Phair


Nov 16th, 1988 - Benazir Bhutto, elected prime minister of Pakistan became the first woman in modern history to lead a Muslim country, serving as prime minister from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996.


Click on this picture for the BBC coverage of her assassination

"The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity, and opportunity to progress." - Benazir Bhutto


Nov 17th, 2003 - Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-born American bodybuilder and film actor, was inaugurated as the governor of California following a recall election that ousted the sitting governor.


Click on the photo for the Politico story

Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer." - Arnold Schwarzenegger


Nov 18th, 1978 - Jim Jones, leader of the People's Temple religious community that he formed in the 1950s, and some 900 of his followers died in Guyana in a massive act of murder-suicide known as the Jonestown massacre.


Click on the picture for the ABC photos site


“A lot of people are tired around here, but I'm not sure they're ready to lie down, stretch out and fall asleep." - Jim Jones


Nov 19th, 2002 - As had the House of Representatives the previous week, the Senate overwhelmingly approved the creation of a new cabinet department, the Department of Homeland Security to have a workforce of 170,000.


Click on the log for the website

“We are expected to believe that anyone who objects to the Department of Homeland Security or the USA Patriot Act is a terrorist, and that the only way to preserve our freedom is to hand it over to the government for safekeeping.” – L. Neil Smith

Nov 20th, 1998 - American tobacco companies signed an agreement with the governments of 46 U.S. states to settle the states' claims for reimbursement of Medicaid funds they had expended to treat smoking-related illnesses, the settlement costing the tobacco manufacturers $206 billion beyond the $40 billion they had agreed to pay four other states in 1997.


Click on the picture for the NPR story

“Irrespective of how many children take up smoking in a year, no-one’s immortal - everyone dies sooner or later.” - R. Berryman





Paul Fell sees the future (this is from 2015)







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