Sitorius Is Keynoter At The Cozad Hospital Foundation’s Fall Ball

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence...” -- Vince Lombardi.
As guests anticipate the evening of elegance at the Cozad Hospital Foundation Fall Ball, the event highlights the “commitment to excellence” reflecting the honorees and Dr. Michael Sitorius, keynoter.
The candidates to be inducted into the Cozad Health Care Hall of Fame are Bill Kloepping, Luetta McKelvey and Stella Netherton, honored for their commitment, dedication and loyalty.
Dr. Sitorius also brings the high level of commitment, with his current offerings of extensive educational programs in medicine, nursing, pharmacy and allied health that include all aspects of health care.
He is the Director of the Sino-US Center for Training General Practitioners, with his traveling to China as a part of the University of Nebraska Medical Center-Xi’an Jiao-Tong University. His delegation has established a training program for Family Medicine Residency.
His additional interests include rural health, addiction medicine, adolescent health and nutrition. He is Co-Director of the UNMC College of Medicine, Primary Care Program and has extensive experience in training residents and staff in rural health care.
He was elected by his peers as one of the Best Physicians in America representing the Central Region. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society.
Dr. Sitorius is a Cozad native, son of Dr. and Mrs. Rodney Sitorius.
The Fall Ball will be held at the Cozad Elks Ball Room, Saturday, November 8th. Social Hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling the Cozad Hospital at 308-784-2261.

Cozad South Bridge Project Detour Is No Longer In Effect

Highway 21 has opened to 12’ maximum width traffic from the Cozad/I-80 interchange south to the junction of Hwy 21/23.
There could be possible daytime closures with traffic controlled by flaggers on the Tri-County Canal Bridge for the completion of the project - late Fall 2014.

Dawson County Early Voter Ballots Are Being Returned

Dawson County early voter ballots are being returned, with more than 350 ballots received so far, well before the November 4th general election.
Voters may vote early in person up until November 3rd, the day before the general election. Paper ballots may be returned to the county election office up until election day, but are required to be there by the time polls close.
Early voting information is available at, where voter registration forms may also be found.

Red Ribbon Week Is Set At Cozad High School

Cozad STAND (Students taking a New Direction) students are set to welcome this years speaker Linda Dutil who is an emergency room nurse from Waterville, Maine. The theme of her message is titled “A Dose of Reality” which deals with the  consequences of drug use and underage drinking.
Linda has traveled to 44 different states presenting her program which she engages the audience in a dynamic and interactive presentation. The assembly will take place on Wednesday, October 29th at 10 a.m.
Students will also take part in dress up days.
Monday - Dress in Red Day  Ribbons will be handed out at the beginning of the day.
Tuesday - Nerd Day “Be Smart and Say No To Drugs”
Wednesday - Cowgirl/Cowboy Day “Give Drugs the Boot”
Thursday - Scary/Crazy Hair Day “Scare Drugs Away”
Friday - Haymaker Pride Day “Team Up Against Drugs”  (Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it.)
On Thursday STAND members will serve a breakfast to the faculty in appreciation for all they have done for them. This will be held in the High School Library at 7:30 a.m.

Spook Night Is A Success:


ENJOYING THE candy ‘Trick of Treating’ in his hunting costume is Meyer Kinnan, the son of Justin and Sheena Kinnan on Monday evening during the Spook Night festivities that were held throughout downtown Cozad.

Ag Valley Coop To Collect Food Pantry Donations

Ag Valley Coop will be accepting canned food donations at all Ag Valley Facilities during the week of November 3rd-7th from the public. The canned food donated will benefit area food pantries and Ag Valley will add a monetary donation for each local food pantry.
Everyone is invited and encouraged to drop off your donation of canned goods at one of the 20 Ag Valley locations and they will be delivered to the nearest local food pantry, along with our monetary donation, to help restock their shelves during this busy time of year.
Ag Valley Coop General Manager Ron Hunter said, “Ag Valley Coop is glad to assist in this worthy cause of assisting the local organizations to help ease the burden of local residents that are in need of assistance during this busy time of year.”
Ag Valley Coop has its headquarters in Edison, Nebraska and serves customers at 20 locations in Nebraska and Kansas with approximately 300 employees. 

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