DSC00176The Cairo Rural Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Smorgasbord Saturday evening at the Cairo Community Center.  Approximately 500 neighbors and friends attended to enjoy the food and fellowship, and help support the Cairo RVFD.

Several tributes were made, also.  Dick Heckman, a pillar in the community, was recognized for forty-six years of service to the Department.  Ron Woitaszewski was recognized for thirty years of service and his work coordinating the many rural water supply locations (pivot points) for immediate and emergency use. The rural water supply concept has been invaluable over the years.

New Firefighters recognized during the evening were Ben Johnson, Kody Knopik, and Melinda Whitefoot.  Cadets included Blaine Gaschow and Brennan Stebbing.

Another very noteworthy moment was the recognition of those organizations and private donors who made it possible for the new trailer that houses our compressed air supply and grain bin recovery tools. It also provides emergency temporary shelter during inclement weather.

Those contributing organizations include the Dunlap Foundation, and the Cairo Community Foundation.  Significant private donations came from the Randall Harder family, the Shirley Johnson family, and the Earl Knuth family.  Together, their love and support made this very valuable vehicle a lasting tribute and service to the community.

Raffle winners included Delmar Eggers, Willy Packer, Malorie Dettmen, and Cindy Brown.  Grand Prizewinner was Judy Kemptar.

The food, fellowship, and fun made the evening a night enjoyed by all.


Thank you, Friends and Neighbors, for your generous show of support.  We’re in your corner.

Cairo Rural Volunteer Fire Department.

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Junk Jaunt 2016 Registration Forms Are Now Online

Junk Jaunt t-shirtJunk Jaunt returns to Cairo, September 23, 24 & 25.

Lots will be rented by the Village of Cairo at the Cairo North Ball Field, Christ Lutheran Church Lot, Cairo Community Center, and Main Street (High St.)

The Centura Booster Club will operated concession stands at the North Ball Field and the Community Center.  The Christ Lutheran volunteers will operate concessions at the Christ Lutheran Lot.

Garage sales fees to the Village of Cairo are $15.

Several vendors have already paid for their lots this year.  Most vendors have indicated they would like to return for 2016.


Cairo’s Passport program has been adopted by the Nebraska Junk Jaunt.  All visitors will be able to participate in the new program renamed “Find the Bug.”  The Junk Jaunt Volkswagen Bug logo will be placed in several locations all along the Junk Jaunt.  A passport will be included in the shopper guide to check off “Bugs” found.  Passports returned to the Nebraska Junk Jaunt will be entered into a drawing for prizes.

2016 Registration forms can be downloaded from here.

Village of Cairo pool applications now being taken

The Village of Cairo is taking applications for pool manager, assistant pool managers and lifeguards. Lifeguards must be 15 years of age by May 1, 2016 NO Exceptions and have all the necessary lifeguard certifications. Applications can be picked up at Village Hall. If you have questions you can contact Village Hall at 308-485-4400. Deadline for applications is April 8 at 5:00 pm.

Centura Award Winning Dance Team Dance Revue Fundraiser

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The Centura Dance Team will be presenting a Dance Revue on Sunday, March 13th at 7:00pm in the Centura High School Gym.
The Dance Revue will feature several dance performances from the year. Some of the encore pieces will be the “High School Musical” routine with the Centura Boys; as well as the team’s State Runner-Up Jazz routine and State Championship High Kick routine. The members of the team are also very excited to present a brand new Dads and Daughters performance.
Along with the dance performances, several other Centura students will be featured. Grace McDonald, Paige Reimers and John Kortz will all provide some musical entertainment during the Revue.

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After the Revue, attendees are invited to stay for dessert served by the Centura Dance Team.
Free will donations will be accepted throughout the evening to help defray future costs the dance team incurs such as dance camps, uniforms and competition expenses.