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.”

Steering Meeting Recap

Our purpose is to create a strategic plan for future development, make beatifications and improvements, promote a sense of community and belonging, and foster unified and transparent communication. 

In keeping with our goal to foster unified and transparent communication, I would like to share what we discussed at the latest Steering Meeting.

The Point of Entry Committee (formed out of Steering) hopes to finish the Welcome sign at our East entrance this spring. We are holding a Bags, Brats and Beers Fundraiser at the Community Center on April 4th to finish funding for this project and help fund POE signs for our remaining entrances (South and West). More information on the Fundraiser will be shared separately on this page.

Other projects we discussed and that we will be moving forward with are a pickleball court and a sand volleyball court. We considered the tennis court as a possible location for pickle ball and north of the park on the golf course for sand volleyball. If anyone would be interested in helping with these projects and joining the SVP Committee, please let me know. We hope to get these knocked out quickly.

Mike Stutzman would like us to take full advantage of the Junk Jaunt and proposed an “event within the event” to promote Cairo and our businesses. There is a meeting on February 19th to discuss this further, along with the Junk Jaunt in general. This is an exciting opportunity to take full advantage of the droves of people that come to our town for the Junk Jaunt. 

If you have any questions, or would like to be involved with any of the above, feel free to call or email me (308) 390-4231 or anna.roth23@hotmail.com

-Anna Rathke

Junk Jaunt Signs Are Here

If you registered with Nebraska Junk Jaunt as a vendor in Cairo your sign is at the Village of Cairo office. Information regarding your number is also in the office. Please make arrangements to stop by the office to pick up your signs.

If you are a vendor in the Ball Field, Church Lot, or Cairo Community Center your sign will be made available when you check-in.

Thank you for being a vendor at Junk Jaunt Sweet 16.

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day Remember – June 4th!

Cairo is celebrating five years of Agriculture Safety Day. Be sure to bring your K thru 6th grader to Safety Day on June 4th. Registration starts at 7:30 am. The day ends at 2 pm. Each child receives a t-shirt, lunch, snack and take home goodie bag.

Children get to participate in safety teaching activities focused on these topics: weather, auger, tractor roll over, knife, school bus, semi, stress management, hypothermia, neck and technology hazards, hunting and gun, road and flat tire, food, vaping and juuling.

The Cairo Community Foundation operates a fund to provide financial support for Progressive Agriculture Safety Day.

Several businesses donate time and funding to make Safety Day a fun, hands-on, learning adventure.

Contributing businesses include:

  • Farm Credit Services of America
  • Planter Paradise
  • Greenline
  • Titan Machinery
  • Pathway Bank
  • Active Family Chiropractic
  • Pizza Hut
  • CHI Health
  • Aurora Coop
  • Brands
  • Hall County Extension Office
  • Central District Health Department
  • AGI MFS
  • National Weather Service
  • Cargill
  • Boy Scouts
  • Medina Street Vault

For more information contact Tara Janda at
(402) 853-1701

Cornstalk Fun at the Senior Center

Be sure to stop at the senior center during Cornstalk Festival.

Grab a cinnamon roll and a cup of coffee starting at 9:30 am on June 8th then find a space to watch the “There’s No Place Like Home” Parade running down main street.

Are you a bingo player. Then you’re in luck. Bingo rounds being at 1 pm.

If you are more of a card shark sit down for the pitch tournament starting at 3 pm.

Got a Fast Turtle?

Cairo has been known to have some of the fastest turtles in the sport. This year will be no exception. If you think you have a turtle with a little horsepower bring it to the pool park on Saturday, June 8th at noon to throw down with some of the quickest reptiles in the area. Races begin at Noon.

Turtles with the most decorated shells don’t necessarily get style points but they do get great admiration from the crowd. Contact Steve at 308-379-0752 with all your turtle racing questions.