Steering Committee Featuring Information Regarding Junk Jaunt

cairo public meeting noticeThe Mayor’s Steering Committee and Open House

August 6th at 6:30pm

Centura Hills Golf Course

The Steering Committee will give a brief overview on the progress of its designated projects.  This meeting will also review Junk Jaunt.  If you are interested in being a vendor at Junk Jaunt, volunteering during the event or simply just interested in the operation of Junk Jaunt please plan to attend this event.  A meal will be available during the event.

Sports Challenge VBS

VBS Sports ChallengeCairo and surrounding youth are going nutz over “Sports Challenge.”  If you wondered what took over the Community Center this week now you have an answer.  Sports Challenge VBS is open evenings from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Cairo Community Center.  Sports Challenge is open for children ages 5 to 12.  Prizes, candy and of course an opportunity to play on all the sporting equipment.  Stop in or call 308-380-5932 for more information.  This camp is brought to you by Terry Boshart and his a wonderful group of volunteers.

Cairo United Methodist Church Invites children to Wilderness Escape VBS

Cairo United Methodist Church Invites children to Wilderness Escape VBS

A summer event called “Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Provides” will be hosted at the Cairo United Methodist church from July 13-17. Children, ages preschool through 6th grade, step back in time at Wilderness Escape, exploring some of the adventures faced by Moses and the Israelites. Kids participate at the Israelite Camp, sing songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into Bible time snacks, visit Moses, and collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s word. Also everyone learns to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes at Celebration—a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved. Wilderness Escape will run from 5-7:45 pm each day with a light supper provided. For more information call 308-485-4336.


New Business: Curb Painting

Cairo has a new entrepreneur.  Brayden Milhon noticed that some of the homes in Cairo didn’t have visible house numbers and found a way to solve the problem.  Brayden started a curb painting business to make house numbers attractive and visible to emergency services and delivery services.  As an added bonus the numbers can include a logo or your choice.  The cost to paint numbers only is $20.  To numbers and a logo is $25.  You can reach Brayden at 308-379-0737 or email at to schedule your painting appointment.

Here is an example of his work.

Brayden Milhon Curb Paining in Cairo Nebraska


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Please Participate in Grander Vision Survey

Grander VisionWith gratitude for funding by the Nebraska State Fair, and as supported by the Grand Island City Council and Hall County Board of Supervisors, the Grander Vision effort to define “Your Voice … Your Plan … Our Future” for the areas of Alda, Cairo, Doniphan, Grand Island, Wood River, and beyond, announces a number of community outreach events.  Grander Vision Plan

These community outreach events will be:

Wednesday, July 9—Hy-Vee from 1 to 4 p.m.
Thursday, July 10—Grand Island Public Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, July 10—Wal-Mart North from 3 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 10—Hall County Fair Pinnacle Bank Exhibition Building from 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, July 11—Island Oasis from noon to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 11—Hall County Fair Pinnacle Bank Exhibition Building from 4 to 6 p.m.
At these public locations, information will be distributed about the vision planning process, answers will be provided to any questions citizens may have, as well as providing individuals the opportunity to complete a Grander Vision survey.Throughout the month of July, citizens from Grand Island and the entire Hall County region are encouraged to complete a survey to share input on the future vision of the region. The survey will be a valuable tool for gathering input to represent the viewpoints of the entire community. It will specifically discover the wants, needs, and desires for future planning.

This survey can be found  at This 21 question, online survey contains questions concerning key topics such as parks and recreation, economic development, entertainment, retail, education, healthcare, and housing, and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Both the website and survey are also offered in Spanish. The survey will be available through July 31.

The Grander Vision project will continue to build through community engagement efforts with two open house presentations aimed at gathering community input and feedback. The open houses will provide opportunities for new and previously engaged members of the communities to meet, ask questions, and participate in the visioning process. The dates for the Open house events have been scheduled for Wednesday, August 6, and Thursday, October 2. Location and times will be announced at a later date.

The Grander Vision effort is working toward the completion of a Vision Action Plan by late Fall 2014.

If you have questions or need further information about the Grander Vision process, please contact City Administrator Mary Lou Brown at 308-385-5444 ext. 119 and or Assistant to the City Administrator Nicki Stoltenberg at 308-385-5444 ext.149 or


No Bummer Summer Country Greenery Class

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Here is a  No Bummer Summer Class Picture from the Country Green Class this week.  Classes on the schedule you can still register for include:

  • Village Fitness Boot camp – July 14
  • Tie Pillows – July 16
  • A cupcake day with Katie – July 17
  • Lego Rob tics – July 22
  • Healthy Eating – July 23
  • Project Wild – July 24th
  • Fancy Fingernails – July 28th
  • Tractor Safety – July 30
  • Kite Building – July 31