2020, the year in review concluded

This week we conclude our annual review of the past year in Chronicle headlines. One many of us would just as soon forget!
Sept. 10
Ribbon cutting for new physical therapy facility at hospital
New physical therapist Peter Christenson
Blood drive reaches goal
Hospital thanks Cindy Schnider who made and donated 1000 masks to the facility
Police Chief Terry Cochran warns of counterfeit $100 bills being circulated
Pirates win season opener at Kendrick 60-20.
JV team beats C.V. 50-36
Lady Pirates open 3-0 with a win over Highland and 2 wins over Kamiah
Cross country update, 15 out for high school and 8 out for junior high
Mager Bargains expands into former Hoene Hardware/Farmers Store building
Death: Rita M. Wimer, 96, Sept.4
Birth: Daxton Kade Forsmann, Aug. 25, son of Casey and Stephanie Tiede Forsmann
Sept. 17
Cottonwood City Council meets
Cookie Dough sale starts
Superintendent writes welcome to school letter
Pirates win 54-14 at C.V., learn returning player of the year Cole Martin out for the season due to knee injury
Cross Country team competes at Nezperce
L:ady Pirates lose matches to Logos, Potlatch and Troy
Quilt show set for Sept. 26-27
Death: Margaret B.Becker, 96, Sept. 3
Engagement: Bailie Gehring and Lance Goeckner, both of Cottonwood, to wed Sept. 26
Anniversary: Louis and Linda Stubbers of Greencreek to celebrate 60th
Sept. 24
This is Homecoming Week
School Board meets
Homecoming Queen Candidates are Mattie Lustig, Madison Shears, Sierra McWilliams and Kyleigh Duclos. King candidates are senior football players Matt Coppernoll, Cole Martin, Dalton Ross, Dean Johnson, Cole Schlader, John Gehring and Hunter Leal.
Cooper’s Ferry artifact on display at museum
Lady Pirates beat Grangeville, lose to Genesee
Football team’s game at Timberline cancelled due to smoke
Rosary Rally set for Nezperce
DEQ awards wastewater planning grant to Cottonwood
Pacific Cabinets becomes member of Certified EO, a group of employee-owned businesses
Deaths: Gerhard ‘Gary’ Schmidt, 70, Sept. 10; Nicole Jean Lettenmeir Gilbert, 31, Sept. 15; Jennifer Ann Branson 37, Sept. 7

Oct. 1
Sierra McWilliams and Cole Martin are Homecoming Queen and King
Senior Class float wins float contest
Tri-Parish Youth activities for October
Rosary Rally set for Oct. 10 at Cottonwood
Pirates beat Potlatch 56-8
Cross Country team competes at Troy
Lady Pirates even season series with Logos after win
Seniors win Homecoming Week competition
Junior-Sophomore team wins Powderpuff Game on tie breaking field goal by Molly Johnson
Junior boys win powderpuff volleyball
Ranch Rodeo held at 2 Bar V arena east of Cottonwood along Greencreek Road.
3 generations have same bus driver. Jerry Schumacher drove bus when Laurie Schmidt Lorentz and her daughter Kayla Lorentz Raymond went to school and now has Kayla’s sons Brody and Tate as passengers.
Birth: Wyatt James Dryden, Sept. 12, son of Derrick and Kim Bower Dryden of Post Falls.
Oct. 8
Students receive recognition, several students K-12 received PBIS recognition at Prairie Schools with a few winning drawings for prizes
Andrew Riener and Kylee Riggers are the September attendance winners at Prairie Elementary
Ally McCoy and Tate Raymond were cookie dough gift card winners
Barbara Rehder received 86 cards for her 93rd birthday
Prairie to host Cross Country meet Oct. 10
Pirates crush Kamiah 72-6
Lady Pirates beat C.V. twice, lose to Troy
Cross Country team competes at Spartan Invite and Inland Empire Challenge
Alli Rambo won for our region is a coloring contest for the Forest Service. Her winning artwork was made into a billboard posted near Riggins.
Death: Darlene Von Bargen, 82, Sept. 26
Oct. 15
Free school lunch program through USDA extended through end of 2020-21 school year
District volleyball and cross country are next week
County GOP to hold gun raffle
KC Golf Tourney set for Saturday
First Prairie Cross-Country meet held in rainstorm
Pirates win 78-22 at Lapwai
Lady Pirates beat Highland, Lapwai twice, and Potlatch to earn #3 seed to District
Death: Dennis Joseph Baldus, 71, Oct. 6.
Birth: Ryatt Blake Antilla, Oct. 3, son of Tessa Darr and Allen Antilla of Grangeville
Oct. 22
School Board meets
Cottonwood City Council meets
With Genesee cancelling out of the football game due to lack of numbers a combined senior night was held Monday, Oct. 19 for the football team, cross country team and cheerleaders
The Volleyball team celebrated senior night and Think Pink volleyball with a win against Highland
Think Pink volleyball was Sierra McWilliams’ senior project and it raised over  $5,000 for breast cancer research
In addition to Highland, the Lady Pirates also knocked off Genesee to finish league play.
Despite not getting to play, the Prairie football team clinched the league title and a first round bye in the state playoffs
The cross country team competed at the Logos meet which was held at the LCSC course in Lewiston.
Cattle Association annual meeting set for Saturday
6-week Night Shoot starts at Cottonwood Gun Club
Idaho County’s President Trump vehicle rally starts in Cottonwood, goes through Grangeville, Stites, Kooskia, Kamiah and back up on the Prairie
Deaths: Jared Martin Sonnen, 20, Oct. 11; Sr. Bernadette Stand, OSB, 85, Oct. 14; Sr. Joan Smith, OSB, 91, Oct. 17
Oct. 29
Tyler Wemhoff and Kyleigh Duclos qualify for state in cross country
Eric Coffelt awarded as Teacher Booster of the Year by Prairie Booster Club
Tri-Parish Youth activities for November
AmeriGas launches school days and community care program
Due to surge in Covid-19, Gov. Brad Little moves Idaho back to stage 3
JOLT ladies groups starting soon
Pirates win 66-14 at Troy to close out regular season at 8-0.
Pirates are #1 seed in state playoffs
Lady Pirates beat Kamiah and Potlatch, lose twice to Genesee to wind up third at District, end season at 15-7.
BLM looking to make improvements to Salmon River boat ramps
Death: Rodney Wayne Eckert, 73, Oct. 24
Nov. 5
Prairie to host state playoff game
Senior meal site closes, grab and go or delivery only until further notice
Julia Schlader and Reagan Brannan are October attendance winners at Prairie Elementary
Sierra McWilliams presents check to Kim Johnson of St. Mary’s Hospital for over $1800 from her Think Pink volleyball fundraiser
6 students drawn as winners among Respect, Responsible, Ready card recipients at Prairie Elementary
Rieners Grocery team leads Night Shoot after week 3 of 6-week shoot
Assumption Parish prize drawing winners named. Annual Dinner was cancelled due to flooding in the hall plus Covid worries
4 Elementary students given shout-outs for Trait of the month from fellow classmates
Top Idaho County 4-Hers named for 2020
Duclos 32nd, Wemhoff 49th at State Cross Country Meet
Lady Pirates named to all-league team
3 Elementary students recognized for being able to recite all 44 counties in Idaho
Exercise classes for senior citizens offered
Death: Carmalieta Hosley Kaschmitter, 94, Oct. 28
Births: Karsyn Brielle Briggs, Sept. 29, daughter of Kole and Chelsea Long Briggs; Nathaniel Daniel Hattrup, Oct. 21, son of Michael and Annie Hattrup of Cottonwood

Nov. 12
Election results show Ted Lindsley winning as Zone 2 County Commissioner, Doug Ulmer winning as sheriff in only local contested races. Jim Risch, Russ Fulcher win re-election as Senator and U.S. Representative. Donald Trump wins Idaho’s electoral votes, national race not determined yet
Boys Cross Country team are state academic champions for Class 1A
PHS to hold canned food drive with Idaho County Shootout cancelled due to covid restrictions on crowd size
Ellea Uhlenkott chosen as a Heisman High School scholarship winner
Riener’s Grocery still leads Night Shoot after week 4
Syringa Hospital now offering same day Covid test results
Pirates beat Grace 72-36 at Cottonwood. They are to play Oakley on Friday at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow
Connor Brown, Kyleigh Duclos are award winners for Cross Country
20 turn out for PHS girls basketball
Priscilla Giddings to host town hall in Cottonwood
Deaths: Barbara Rehder, 93, Nov. 6; Gordon R. Arnzen, 65, Nov. 7.
Nov. 19
Pirates come up less than a yard short of beating Oakley in 40-42 loss, settle for third at State
Ali Rehder and Tara Schlader won canned food challenge sponsored by Tri-Parish Youth Ministry
Warrior Athletic Award nominees listed
Basketball games to be livestreamed on the Internet
Rieners Grocery still leads after week 5 of the 6-week Night Shoot
Ellea Uhlenkott, Madison Shears, Hope Schwartz and Sierra McWilliams are plaque winners for volleyball
Deaths: Charles H. Goeckner, 91, Nov. 4; Barbara Ann Hattrup, 71, Nov. 10; Donna Jean (Scott) Barnett, 90, Nov. 1
Nov. 26
Don Munkers, who replaced Lynn Guyer on the Cottonwood City Council, resigned and was replaced by Lynn Guyer.
William and Lynn Goeckner are grand prize winners at St. John Bosco Academy Mystery Night.
Danielle Cochran received VFW Law Enforcement Officer award for Idaho
Prairie Booster Club donates money for Pixellot cameras to livestream basketball games
Hospital and Clinics sponsor Angel Tree
Ashle’ Sowa’s first graders tell us ‘How to cook a turkey’
Lady Pirates beat Orofino 56-26, Troy 52-18 to open season
22 turn out for PHS boys basketball
10 out for St. John Bosco boys basketball
Rieners Grocery team wins Night Shoot
LifeNet Health recognizes St. Mary’s Hospital and Clearwater Valley Hospital
Cole Schlader and Brody Hasselstrom are shown with KLEW-TV athlete of the week awards
Deaths: Audrey (von Bargen) Uhlenkott, 88, Nov. 16; Margaret M. (Uhlenkott) Ivanis, 92, Nov. 13; Shirley Forsmann Zobeck, 66, Oct. 26; Mary Jo Wemhoff Chase, 77, Oct. 21
Birth: Zane Cody Graning, Nov. 16, son of Cody and Diana Geis Graning
Dec. 3
Larry Walkup of Keuterville is awarded a Quilt of Valor
Dean Johnson named White Pine League Div. 1 player of the year
Danielle Cochran presented VFW Life Saving Award for her work with Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Dept.
Rachel Hernandez’ first grade class at Prairie Elementary add some more advice on “how to Cook a Turkey.”
Lady Pirates beat Lewiston JV 59-24
Commemorating 70 years in America, Peter Arnoti shares the history of his father, Ladd Arnoti’s bringing his family to America
Death: Joyce Virginia Stringham, 79, Nov. 20
Anniversary: Jim and Mary Rehder Ewing celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary
Birth: Lincoln James Schaeffer, Nov. 23, son of Corey and Whitney Schaeffer of Ferdinand
Dec. 10
Christmas Parade set for Sunday
St. Mary’s Hospital & Clinics expands regional lab services
November drawing winners from among high school and junior High PBIS winners are pictured
Easton Bruegeman and Rylan North are November attendance winners at Prairie Elementary
Work continues on new Forest Supervisor’s Office in Kamiah
Pirates open season with 58-47 win at Timberline then win 61-52 at Grangeville
Lady Pirates win at Logos 50-16, beat Grangeville at Cottonwood 49-34
Dec. 17
Cottonwood City Council meets
Christmas Parade is held with large turnout of children to see Santa
Lions Club puts new sign at Centennial Garden, string Christmas lights at same
Pirates lose at Lapwai 57-85, edge Genesee 57-56 in game that started at high school, ended at Elementary due to power outage
Lady Pirates lose at home to Lapwai 53-62, win at Genesee 50-35
Patriots start season 0-2 with 40-68 lose at Cottonwood to Highland and 46-75 loss at Deary
Football awards given
Thank you from Bethany Children’s Home and Sister Mary’s Children
Death: Rose Marie (Reichlin) Wallace, 80, Dec. 9
Dec. 24
School Board meets
Elementary Christmas Concert held
Coloring Contest winners are named
Prairie 1st graders and Kindergartners share their letters to Santa
Dean Johnson named 1A-D1 state player of the year
Pirates win 60-46 at Orofino and 64-31 at C.V.
Lady Pirates win 79-26 over C.V. at Cottonwood, 49-15 over Kamiah at Cottonwood, 55-22 at Potlatch
Patriots fall to 0-4 with 51-65 loss to C.V. at Cottonwood and 35-76 loss at Kendrick
Pixie Jones and Leann Lightfield present check from their senior project fundraiser raffle to the YWCA
Dec. 31
DEQ seeks comment on draft IPDES permit for Cottonwood
St. John Bosco students perform in annual Christmas play
Yaisa Coburn awarded medal
Fair Royalty wish everyone a Happy New Year
Death: Clifford E. Arnzen, 92, Dec. 18







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