Cozad American Lutheran Church located at 200 East 12th Street, is hosting their 14th Annual Community Ice Cream Social and Fireworks display on Friday, June 30th, 2017. If the weather is bad, the date will be Saturday, July 1st, 2017. 
Serving is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. with music between the ice cream social and the fireworks display. Fireworks display will begin at Dusk. Bring lawn chairs.
Fireworks will be provided by “Troy’s Hot Rocket Fireworks.”    
 This event is for the entire community and a free will donation will be accepted. 
“Outdoor Wild” was the theme of this year’s Dawson County 4-H Camp at Camp Comeca south of Cozad. 41 campers, 6 counselors, 3 staff and 2 volunteers gathered June 5th through June 7th for fun, fellowship and education in a camp setting.
Best Camper medals, selected by the 4‑H members themselves, went to Jaelin Wolfinger of Lexington, Addison Luther of Overton, Spencer Walahoski of Overton and Aaron Hakonson of Elwood. Honorable mentions went to Dylan Wendell of Smithfield and Kara Brockman of Elwood.
Best Handicraft medals were given to Hayden Russman of Gothenburg, Addison Luther of Overton, and Micah O’Neill of Sumner. Honorable mention went to Emma Peterson of Gothenburg and Greg Treffer of Cozad.
Prizes also were awarded to the top cabin in Lip Sync, Sports and Cleanest Cabin.
Related to the “Outdoor Wild” theme, the 4-H campers enjoyed sessions centered on wild animals, tying knots and making animal prints. Old favor­ite camp activities were canoeing, swimming, movies, softball and leathercraft.
This year’s 4-H Camp was held in partnership with Phelps-Gosper County Extension.
4-H Counselors were Gavin Strauss of Lexington; Leah Treffer of Cozad; Hal Moomey of Kearney; KayLee Heins of Cozad; Addisyn Gibbens, and Savannah Peterson of Gothenburg.
Bruce Treffer, Dawson County Extension Educator; Paige Dexter, Phelps-Gosper Extension Assistant; Julie Geiser, Nebraska Game and Parks Staff Member; and Mike Wolff, Dawson County 4-H Extension Assistant, completed the camp staff.Screen Shot 2017-06-22 at 2.35.35 PM.png
Amanda Standage RN, BSN, WCC of the Cozad Community Health System has recently passed her board certification testing for wound care. Standage became a registered nurse in 2015; and throughout nursing school she always had a fervent interest in wound care.  When the opportunity arose in October 2016 to become a part of the wound care team at the Cozad Community Wound Care Clinic she knew she had to jump at the chance.
Standage passed the national exam to become a Board Certified Wound Care Specialist the first part of June through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy. She joins colleagues Jillian Reynolds, RN, WCC, DWC and Robert Dyer, PT, DPT, OCS, WCC as one of 57 clinicians in Nebraska to earn this certification.
The wound care certification program trains its clinicians to provide evidence based practice wound care. This includes, but is not limited to, treatment and management of venous, arterial, and pressure associated ulcerations, compression therapy, debridement, wound vac use and off-loading techniques.  
Standage also attended the sharp debridement course in March to further her knowledge in the use of different techniques, instruments and tissue types while debriding. This class was created and held to the standards of the same National Alliance.