Updated January 5, 2023
2022, the year in review concludes
This week we conclude our annual review of the previous year’s headlines. . . .
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With elections in the rearview, it's time to get to work
2022 in Idaho brought with it long campaigns and high-profile races in the May primaries and November election. As a result, three of Idaho’s statewide offices have new leaders this week, including the office I now hold, superintendent of public instruction. . . .
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Avoid falling prey to employment scams
The Idaho Department of Finance is warning jobseekers to be aware of the red flags of employment scams in light of a recent consumer complaint the Department received, and the continued prevalence of these scams nationwide. In the first quarter of 2022, U.S. consumers were scammed out of $68 million as a result of fake business and job opportunity schemes according to the Federal Trade Commission. . . .
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Pirates are 0-3 at Avista tournament
The Prairie Pirates participated in the Avista Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament last Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 27-29, and lost 3 games to finish 8th in the tournament. They opened with a 40-55 loss to eventual runner-up Shadle Park of Spokane on Tuesday. On Wednesday they lost 33-46 to Pendleton. Both of those games were played at the LCSC Activity Center. On Thursday, Dec. 29, they lost to Kellogg 30-65 in the 7th place game at Clarkston High School. . . .
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Lady Pirates take 2nd at Avista Tournament
The Prairie Lady Pirates placed second in the Avista Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament held at Lewiston on Dec. 27-29. On Tuesday, Dec. 27 they easily defeated Pendleton 49-20. On Wednesday, Dec. 28, they fought off a tough Clarkston team 49-37. In the championship game on Thursday, Dec. 29, they faced a familiar foe and saw Lapwai pull away in the fourth quarter for a 44-54 win. . . .
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St. John Bosco basketball schedules
There are a couple of changes to the St. John Bosco basketball schedules. . . .
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Tara Schlader works to put up a shot against Lapwai in the Avista Holiday Tournament Championship game last Thursday, Dec. 29 at the LCSC Activity Center. Also shown is Kristin Wemhoff. See story at left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Shane Hanson goes for a layup against Shadle Park at the Avista Holiday Tournament. See story at left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Lexi Schumacher grabs a loose ball against Clarkston and winds up scoring a layup. At left is Alli Geis while in the background is Tara Schlader. Click on the photo for a larger view.


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