Jazz Singer To Perform In Cozad On November 24th

Jazz lovers can almost hear the tantalizing notes of “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole and “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong as they anticipate the Cozad Area Arts Entertainment Series Tony DeSare jazz concert on Monday, Nov. 24th at 7:30 p.m. at the Cozad auditorium.
Tony DeSare is a jazz singer, pianist and songwriter who has performed throughout the United States, Australia, Japan and Hong Kong. He continues to perform all over the world in theaters, jazz clubs and with symphonies. Upon completion of the concert in Cozad, DeSare will travel to California to perform back-to-back concerts December 5th and 6th with the Modesto Symphony.
 “You can always fly to Modesto and see Tony perform. Tickets start at $35 and box seats are only $89. Why wouldn’t you save the time and money and come enjoy a personal jazz tribute in your own back yard?” asked Linda Thompson, CAES president.
“We welcome walk-ins at the door,” said Sandy Keiswetter, CAES membership coordinator. “It’s only $40 for a single person to purchase season tickets. Where else can you go to four concerts for that price? I can’t even take my grandkids to the movies for that.” Admittance is by season ticket only and tickets are available for $10 – students; $40 – adults and $90 family. Patron memberships are also available: Silver patrons - $100 – 2 tickets, Gold patrons - $200 – 4 tickets, Angel patrons - $250 – 6 tickets, and Diamond patrons - $2500 – 8 tickets. Season tickets will be available at the door.
Shortly after moving to New York City in 1999, DeSare was cast as the star of the long-running Off-Broadway musical Our Sinatra. In the fall of 2002, DeSare performed at the Apollo Theater and was featured in New York TV personality Bill Boggs’s Off-Broadway show Talk Show Confidential at the John Houseman Theater.
The second of four concerts in the series, Tony DeSare is a classy show not to be outdone by Todd Oliver and Friends which includes ventriloquism, comedy and music…and don’t forget the talking dogs! They’ll be featured on Thursday, January 29th, 2015. The fourth concert features Ben Gulley, a talented tenor, on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015.
A grant provided by the Nebraska Arts Council helps the Cozad Area Entertainment Series board members to bring quality entertainment to Cozad and surrounding communities.

Cozad Telephone Company Expands Customer Offerings

Making its debut in Cozad this coming Spring will be Skitter TV, as The Cozad Telephone is in the process of expanding their offerings.
Currently there is phone services and internet offerings, with the soon to be Internet Protocol Broadband television making it much easier for customers to receive all three options in package deals through The Cozad Telephone Company.
The Skitter TV service has received rave reviews from its customers in the Southeast region of Nebraska. Customers have expressed that the picture quality is better and that programs aren’t affected by severe weather, rain and/or snow.
There will be DVR capabilities and the service into your homes can be installed on coaxial cable or broadband cable through the fiberoptic cable that has been installed in Cozad recently.
Local channels will be included with the packages that will be put together for potential customers. Stay tuned to the www.cozadtel.net website for the latest news and updates on Skitter TV including the pricing, channel listings and the adjusted rollout time.

TRIBUNE’S Annual Jackpot Drawing On December 24th

Seven prizes will be awarded in the TRIBUNE’S annual Christmas Jackpot drawing Wednesday, December 24th, at 2 p.m.

Winners will receive $75 (1st), $45 (2nd), $30 (3rd), $20 (4th), $15 (5th), $10 (6th) and $5 (7th).

No purchase is necessary to be eligible for the drawings.

Registration may be completed at The TRIBUNE office in Cozad.

Area residents are reminded that The TRIBUNE would be a perfect gift for a friend or relative.

An Evening At The Henri Will Be Held December 5th In Cozad

An Evening At The Henri will be held Friday, December 5th, 2014. This event kicks off the celebration 1 Book One Cozad for the year-long commemoration for the 150th birthday of Robert Henri. The Henri Museum, Wilson Public Library and the Cozad Area Arts Council committee have worked together planning for this year-long event.
In conjunction with Robert Henri’s 150th birthday in June 2015, the kick-off event will be “An Evening At The Henri” on Friday, December 5th. This is a fundraiser for the Henri Museum and is a ticketed event, but we encourage everyone to attend for 1 Book One Cozad. The book, “Son of a Gamblin’ Man” is the featured book to read for the year-long celebration. Copies of the book will be on sale that evening.
Friday evening, December 5th, tour the following homes from 6-8 p.m then join us at the museum from 7-9 p.m. to enjoy wine and hors d’ oeuvres, $12 per ticket.
Homes on the tour include: Levi and Bobbi Jo Messersmith, 76607 Rd 422; Paul and Lori McGinnis, 28 McCormick Drive; and Brandon and Heather Schultz, 76450 Rd 422.
On Saturday, December 6th, 2014, enjoy “Holidays At The Henri”. Tour the above homes from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., come to the Henri Museum for an open house to enjoy refreshments and view the holiday decor at the museum, decorated by Cozad businesses, friends of the Henri and the museum Board of Directors as hosts for the two-day event.
Tickets are $8 and are available at Cozad gift shops, Cozad Chamber of Commerce and the Henri Museum the evening and day of the event.
Please support the museum and attend these fundraising events.

Cozad One-Act Play Festival:

 

IN THE spotlight is (TOP) Juanita Snow and Mitch Rieker during Eustis/Farnam’s ‘Higher Power’ play at the One-Act Festival held in Cozad on Thursday. (LEFT) Cozad standouts (from left) Beth Revelo, Kennedy Berreckman and  Andrea Neill perform ‘Ten Days In a Madhouse’ on
 Thursday morning.

Darr Bridge Project Bids Due By December 10th

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 17th, 2014, in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Dawson County Courthouse.
Commissioners Bill Stewart, PJ Jacobson, Everett (Butch) Hagan and Dean Kugler were present.  Dennis Rickertsen was absent.
At 8:01 a.m. the commissioners entered into executive session by the request of Deputy County Attorney, Kate Gatewood for discussion regarding the pending litigation of County of Dawson vs. Orville R. Hilton and Robert J. Lambert settlement and for the purpose of protecting public interest.
The only discussion held was regarding the pending litigation.  Motion was made and seconded to accept NIRMA agreement and authorize Chairman Stewart to sign it.  Motion carried.
The minutes of the October 31st, 2014, regular meeting were approved. The Officials Receipts were approved including $708.62 for the County Clerk; $18,795.09, Register of Deeds; $8,058.60, Clerk of District and $6,379.00 Surveyor.
The Treasurer’s Receipts and claims were also approved.
There were no Citizen’s Comments.
Commissioner Hagan reported that he will be attending Tower meeting with the four stockholders involved on Tuesday, November 15th:  Dawson County, Dawson Public Power, Paulsen Inc. and Dave Hanna. He noted that Verizon has updated the tower tremendously.
Dawson County Sheriff Gary Reiber appeared with the October report.  
Total services for the month were 866, 188 new inmates were booked in October, 46 contract inmates were booked and 52 Dawson County inmates booked. Population averaged 95.3/day.  
Total warrants issued in October were 81 with 37 warrants being served.
Discussion was held concerning the sale of discarded items by the courthouse and the sheriff’s department. Oftentimes the items sell for little to nothing, and Reiber and  Dawson County Emergency Management Director Brandon Woldt thought eh county might be better off if these items could be loaded up and taken to Andersen Wrecking in Kearney, NE.
Deputy County Attorney Kate Gatewood will look at the statutes concerning the sale of such items and report at the December 17th, 2014, meeting.
Randy Deans, representing Miller and Associates appeared before the commissioners regarding Project C-24-352, the Darr Bridge Road project.  
Deans would like to advertise and take bids for the project on two options:  four-inch asphalt overlay and six-inch concrete overlay. The concrete overlay would last longer but also come with a higher price tag.  
The Nebraska Board of Classification has already met with commissioners Hagan and Kugler and approved a relaxation of standards.     
Deans proposed that bids be due on Wednesday, December 10th and opened at 2 p.m. This will allow for three weeks of advertising.
The contractor will be granted the full season to complete the project with a maximum amount of days set for the road to be closed.  
Dawson County Surveyor Mart Streit will be given the authority to restore the section corners.  
December 10th was approved as the date to open bids for Project C-24(352).
The request from Travis Munster, Big E’s for a Special Designated Liquor License at a rural wedding reception on December 13th, 2014, was approved without reservation.
Resolution #2014-37 to approve the training repayment agreement was passed.
Employees of the Sheriff’s Office attend 16 weeks of training (677 hours) with the county picking up the cost.
This resolution grants the employees the option of paying for their training or to pay the county back on a prorated scale if the do not stay in the sheriff’s department two years.
The next regularly scheduled meeting for the commissioners will be on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 at 8 a.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Dawson County Courthouse in Lexington.

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