Downtown Trick or Treat

Join the local businesses in Cairo for our very first Downtown Trick or Treat event, Friday October 30th from 4-7. Dress in your costumes and grab a treat from the following businesses: Pump n Pantry, Medina Street Vault, Christ Lutheran Church, Pathway Bank & Insurance, Stretch Powersports, The Gathering Place, KS Hair Crafting, The Watering Hole, Inspire Salon, Village of Cairo, Western National Bank, First Baptist Church, Cairo Community Foundation, German Farmers Mutual Insurance.

The First Baptist Church is serving hot dogs, chips, and water.

It’s Nebraska Junk Jaunt Week

It’s Nebraska Junk Jaunt week in Cairo, Nebraska.

Christ Lutheran Church is serving brisket again. Be sure to venture up to the Lutheran church at least once if not twice to eat in person or take some to go.

There are concessions at the Community Center and a full house of vendors.

The Cairo Ball Association is operating the North Ballfield. Lots of vendors this year.

The Village has been notified there are bargains and treasures galore at Planter Paradise.

Junk-tion 2&11 has rounded up KRVN radio to be on site. KRVN is bringing out a fancy new blazer, car not jacket. Be sure to stop by for more details.

Baklava has been baked according to the Big Fat Greeks so be sure to stop in to get some. Located by Baasch Welding.

The Vault and the Watering Hole are both putting out special Junk Jaunt edition menus.

The Big A*# Shed is operating again this year.

Special entertainment happening at the Veteran Memorial Park starting at 9 am on Saturday morning. Watch the amazing and talented Cairo Volunteers pull pipe and install sprinklers. Bring a shovel and assist so you can forever drive by the park and say “I had a piece of building that.”

Drones Fly Over Friday

The Village of Cairo is updating its comprehensive plan. The comprehensive plan is a study that includes a compilation of current land use and makes recommendations on future land use. This information is beneficial to the Village board and any Cairo committees assisting with village development. Comprehensive plans are typically updated once every 5 to 7 years.

Cairo’s new comprehensive study includes drone mapping. Weather permitting drones are set to fly over Cairo Friday, September 11th to complete mapping.

In the coming weeks you may also see a gentleman driving and stopping frequently on Cairo streets making notes. This individual is also mapping the area as a part of the comprehensive plan.

1+ Acre Commerical Lots For Sale

Cairo Business Park Development located in the South West corner of Kansas and 130th Rd. offers 18 lots, ranging in sizes of 1.5 to nearly 3 acres, strategically located in the center of the United States.  This site is serviced by US Highways 2 and 11.  It has close proximity to US Highways 281, 30 and Interstate 80.  The Village of Cairo is the sole owner and intends to develop and market the land for business development purposes at its highest and best use.

The business park is within 15 minutes of Grand Island, Nebraska.  Industries including Nova Tech, Chief, Hornady Manufacturing, Case New Holland, McCain Foods are located in Grand Island, Nebraska.

The business park is within 20 minutes of the Grand Island Regional Airport.

The Cairo Business Park lots are a minimum of 1 acre.  Businesses may purchase multiple lots using incentive packages.

Economic Development grants and building programs availalbe to qualified buyers.

All lots include access to Village of Cairo water and sewer.  Lots are shovel ready.

Interest in developing your business in the Cairo Business Park can be directed to Cairo Community Development office at 308-379-9119 or charity@cairocommunity.com.

All lots are owned and sold by the Village of Cairo.

Cairo Business Park

Cairo Business Park Lots For Sale

Cairo Business Park Development located in the South West corner of Kansas and 130th Rd. offers 18 lots, ranging in sizes of 1.5 to nearly 3 acres, strategically located in the center of the United States.  This site is serviced by US Highways 2 and 11.  It has close proximity to US Highways 281, 30 and Interstate 80.  The Village of Cairo is the sole owner and intends to develop and market the land for business development purposes at its highest and best use.

The business park is within 15 minutes of Grand Island, Nebraska.  Industries including Nova Tech, Chief, Hornady Manufacturing, Case New Holland, McCain Foods are located in Grand Island, Nebraska.

The business park is within 20 minutes of the Grand Island Regional Airport.

Businesses may be eligible for the 0% financing lot program and lot rebate program.  Businesses who build property of a specified value per lot, can receive up to 100% of the cost of their lot returned through the lot rebate program.  Businesses who have made improvements on their lots meeting Village of Cairo standards may also apply for Cairo Sales Tax Business Development Grants 1 year after building completion.

Proposals must be submitted to the Village of Cairo for approval.  The Village of Cairo has complete discretion on the types of businesses they allow to purchase or participate in incentive programs with regards to the Cairo Business Park.

The Cairo Business Park lots are a minimum of 1acre.  Businesses may purchase multiple lots using incentive packages.

All lots include access to Village of Cairo water and sewer.  Lots are shovel ready.

Interest in developing your business in the Cairo Business Park can be directed to Cairo Community Development office at 308-379-9119 or charity@cairocommunity.com.

All lots are owned and sold by the Village of Cairo.

Support a Centura Senior, Buy a Sign!

The Centura Seniors have, no doubt, missed a big part of the celebration of being a Senior. No Senior skip day, instead no days. No awards night, prom, athletic events. They are even missing out on the traditional graduation and the community is going to miss out on celebrating with them.

To show support for our Centura Seniors, double sided yard signs have been created to display in your yards, on main street, in your business windows. Signs are $10 each. Contact Kate Bohling via email kbohling@centuraps.org to purchase a sign.

Let our Centura Class of 2020 know that even though we can’t be together we are here, proud of their accomplishments, and wish them the best in their next adventures. Let’s show our Centura pride and cover the town with Centura Class of 2020 yard signs!!!!

Business Owners and Nonprofits Please Complete this Survey

Are you a business owner or nonprofit leader in Nebraska? Please fill out this survey and tell us how COVID-19 has impacted your organization. 

Your response will help the State of Nebraska, the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce, the University of Nebraska and other partners understand the impact coronavirus has had on revenue and workforce—and find the best ways to support our business and nonprofit community during this crisis. >>> Make your voice heard at https://bit.ly/NE-Biz-Survey-2020.

BACKGROUND:
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development, the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce, the University of Nebraska and other business-related organizations are reaching out to Nebraska businesses to better understand the initial and potential future impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the revenue and workforce of business organizations. The goal is to find the best ways to support the Nebraska business community.
The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) at the University of Nebraska is working with Dr. Josie Schafer at UNO’s Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR)—and in collaboration with Dr. Eric Thompson at UNL, Dr. Dave Dearmont at the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and Pete Thompson at the Omaha Chamber—to develop a survey for Nebraska businesses.  CPAR will capture the survey results and publish the statewide report. The survey will be in both English and Spanish language versions.

  1. Applies to non-profit leaders as well as business leaders
  2. We want to understand challenges as we develop support strategies
  3. Survey will help as we work to restore growth/plan for the future

TIMING
Survey launches Wednesday, April 15th at 2 pm and will run through Friday, April 24th at 5 pm (10 days total). 

Easter Egg Hunt Done Differently

The Cairo Easter Egg Hunt has changed. Instead of meeting at the park register your home by 5 pm on April 10th. Cairo will hide eggs in your yard on April 11th, 2020 by 10 am.

Please be sure to register your kids with their names, ages, and addresses so we can enter them into our prize giveaway. We will have giveaways for girls and boys in each age division, 0 -3, 4-6, and 7-10.
to register email Jaime at clerkofcairo@gmail.com or call city hall 308-485-4400.

Smorgasbord Suspended

After much deliberation and discussion, with the information given to us, it has been decided to suspend the smorgasbord. If we have it at a later date we will let everyone know. If you purchased tickets, we will refund you at Pathway Bank. Please do not take this as a reason to panic. We are being proactive and and following recommendations we have received. We will still take your donations at the bank. We have some raffle prizes that we will hold onto until we have an event. Whenever and whatever that will be, we don’t know yet. Please pass the word.

~ Cairo Volunteer Fire Department