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alvo news, etc, nov 21st, 2018




Public Notices


Due to cold weather, work on the Alvo water tower is suspended until spring. No water use restrictions for now.

Ben Glantz, Water Operator

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 Thursday, December 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

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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 started at the north edge of Alvo and continued 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. You think?


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 fourth week.


Nationally, 23 states  - Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, 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...

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Last week...

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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 21st, 2002 - A NATO summit meeting in Prague extended an official invitation to become new alliance members to Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.


Click on the photo for the text of the agreement from the NATO site

“If the American people do not see European nations stepping forward to invest in their own defense when their own security is threatened, we risk eroding U.S. support for the alliance.” - Secretary of Defence, Chuck Hagel


Nov 22nd, 1963 - President Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Texas.


 Click on the photo for the JFK Library 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

“It must be remembered that the first job of any conspiracy, whether it be in politics, crime or within a business office, is to convince everyone else that no conspiracy exists.” - Gary Allen, author of 'None Dare Call It Conspiracy'.


Nov 23rd, 1946 - At least 6,000 Vietnamese civilians were killed in a French naval bombardment of the port city of Haiphong.


Click on this picture for the History Place account

“All men are created equal; they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights; among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” - The first lines of the Vietnamese Declaration of Independence, issued on September 2, 1945, quoting the American Declaration of Independence.


Nov 24th, 1859 - On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection was published by Charles Darwin.


Click on the photo for the Smithsonian article

An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men." - Charles Darwin

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” - Leon C. Megginson


Nov 25th, 2009 - U.S. government officials say that President Barack Obama will attend UN talks on global warming in Copenhagen in December with the pledge that the U.S. intends to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases some 17% below 2005 levels by 2020 and 83% below those levels by 2050.


Click on the picture for the Reuters article

“Today, we can see with our own eyes what global warming is doing. In that context it becomes truly irresponsible, if not immoral, for us not to do something.” – Joe Lieberman


Nov 26th, 1942 - Casablanca premiered - set in occupied Morocco during WW II. Directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid, it became one of Hollywood's most-revered films.


Click on the picture for the BFI story

“We’ll always have Paris. We didn’t have, we, we lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night.” - Casablanca

Nov 27th, 1895 - Through the will drawn up by Alfred Bernhard Nobel - the Swedish chemist, engineer, and industrialist who invented dynamite and other, more powerful explosives, the  Nobel Prizes were established.


Click on the picture for the Smithsonian history

"Death is the fairest thing in the world. No one’s ever gotten out of it. The earth takes everyone – the kind, the cruel, the sinners. Aside from that, there’s no fairness on earth." - Svetlana Alexievich, 2015 Nobel Literature winner.





Dan Piraro sees evolution as of Dec 30, 2007







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