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alvo news, etc, nov 28th, 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

 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.


Is N-63 Alvo North Project Progressing?


The construction started at the north edge of Alvo and continued north to Bluff Road, then from Bluff north to Church Road. Access to the Alvo Cemetery will be provided as needed for maintenance and funerals. Casey Wisness, of Knife River Construction is project manager. His phone number is 712-898-1787.

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 Nebraska Department of Transportation 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 fifth week.


Nationally, 24 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...

20181120 NE trd

Last week...

20181113 NE trd

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

Last Quarter Thursday, November 21st at 06:21 PM CST


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




Nov 28th, 1963 - Ernie Davis of Syracuse University became the first African American to win the prestigious Heisman Trophy.


Click on the photo for the ESPN Classic story

“21 straight lines five yards apart. That is a football field. But there are other lines you don'T see that run deeper and wider. All the way through the country, and aren't part of any game." - Ernie Davis


Nov 29th, 1947 - The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution (not implemented) calling for the partition of Palestine into two separate states - an Arab and a Jewish one - that would retain an economic union.


 Click on the photo for the Al Jazeera 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

“You cannot continue to victimize someone else just because you yourself were a victim once—there has to be a limit.” - Edward Said


Nov 30th, 2001 - The hunt for the Green River Killer ended as Gary Ridgway was arrested in Washington, and he later pleaded guilty to killing 48 women, though he claimed to have murdered as many as 80.  he was the deadliest convicted serial killer in the United States.


Click on this picture for the ThoughtCo account

“I want to prove there's 80 bodies out there." - Gary Lee Ridgway


Dec 1st, 1955 - In violation of segregation laws in Montgomery, AL, Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger and was arrested, sparking a 381-day bus boycott led by Martin Luther King, Jr.


Click on her photo for the National Women's History Museum article

Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome." - Rosa Parks

“No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in." - Rosa Parks


Dec 2nd, 1993 - Colombian criminal Pablo Escobar - who, as head of the Medellin cartel, was arguably the world's most powerful drug trafficker in the 1980s and early '90s - was killed during a shoot-out with authorities.


Click on the picture for the Business Insider article

“Sometimes I feel like God…when I order someone killed – they die the same day.” - Pablo Escobar


Dec 3rd, 1984 - A gas leak from a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, spread over a populated area, resulting ultimately in 15,000 to 20,000 deaths and leaving some half million survivors with chronic medical ailments.


Click on the picture for the Atlantic story with pictures

“$500 is plenty good for an Indian” - Dow Public Affairs Specialist Kathy Hunt, 2002, referring to the average compensation received by the Bhopal victims.

Dec 4th, 2003 - U.S. Pres. George W. Bush rescinds the steel tariffs that he put in place in 2002 in violation of World Trade Organization rules.


Click on his picture for the Politico story

“Tariffs that save jobs in the steel industry mean higher steel prices, which in turn means fewer sales of American steel products around the world and losses of far more jobs than are saved.” – Thomas Sowell






David Horsey on immigration...







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