The American Legion Post 111 and the American Legion Auxillary is pleased to announce that Tanner Rowe and Camille Anderson of Lexington High School were selected to participate in the American Legion Cornhusker Boys’ and Girls’ State programs this summer.
Rowe is the son of Tim and Susan Rowe and Anderson is the daughter of Rob and Natalie Anderson.

Rowe and Anderson will join other high school juniors from across state at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln downtown campus June 4-10, 2017. The annual citizenship program, sponsored by the Nebraska American Legion and American Legion Auxillary is designed to provide youths with a better understanding of how city, county and state governments operate.

American Legion Cornhusker Boys’ and Girls’ State programs are set up as a functional “51st state” and each participant learns how government subdivisions operate by actually doing the job. Participants will campaign for offices, hold elections, take part in band and chorus, compete in athletics and be involved in other varied activities as part of citizenship training program. They will set up their state government and draft bills.

Special lectures and address will be delivered by experienced public officials and professional leaders throughout Nebraska. Invitations have been sent to the Governor and Secretary of State offices for special appearances at this year’s program. National acclaimed motivational speakers are also scheduled to address the entire group.


Doing her best to help keep Cozad beautiful, Madisen Wilkinson recently raised funds along with her own money to purchase pet waste stations for Muni Park in Cozad.

Living near Muni Park, Madisen Wilkinson has used the exercise trail to walk her dog and has seen many other people use the trail for the same purpose.

To keep the walking of Wilkinson’s dog more respectful towards other individuals enjoying Muni Park’s: swimming pool, soccer fields, playground and frisbee golf course; Madisen felt the addition of the pet waste stations would be a welcome sight for Muni Park.

Madisen hopes with the addition of the pet waste stations that it will help encourage and allow for pet owners to dispose of their dog’s waste properly. It will assist greatly in making Muni Park much more eco-friendly.

“I thought it was a great idea and addition for Muni Park,” expressed City of Cozad’s PJ Jacobson.

There will be three waste stations that Wilkinson raised the funds for that will be placed around the walking trail soon.