2019, the year in review concluded
This is the rest of  annual review of the previous year in Chronicle headlines.
October 3
20th Annual Lecture Series starts at Monastery
17 students sign up for PHS blood drive
LiveWire Electric named Prairie Booster Club’s Business Booster of the Year
Annual Cookie Dough Sale starts at Prairie Elementary and the Center for Discovery
October activities for Tri-Parish Youth
Pepper Harman joins with other mayors in High Five Initiative
Presentation set for Sunday at Monastery on Strong Women of Early Idaho
Pirates rout Genesee 88-6 after trailing 0-6.
Lady Pirates win 3 of 5 matches at Border Battle
Cross Country team has 5 top 10 finishers at Spartan Invite
Health advisory at Winchester Lake
Maddie VonBargen and Blaine Anderson are attendance winners at PES
Our Lady of Fatima rally set for Oct. 12
Kindergarten and 1st graders at PES get reading buddies supplied by Idaho Forest Group
Births: Adalee Mae Lustig, Sept. 23, daughter of Levi and LeAnne Lustig, granddaughter of Doug and Karen Lustig; Sydnee Mae Matson, Sept. 20, daughter of Nate Matson and Felicia Brailey, granddaughter of Russell and Peggy Matson of Cottonwood.
October 10
Second lecture to feature “Salmon River Story”
Think Pink volleyball match raises over $1500.
Assumption Parish Annual Dinner set for Nov. 3
Spaghetti Feed to benefit Haiti team
Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area features wide variety of upland game birds
Pirates shut out Potlatch 42-0
Lady Pirates win 2 league matches
High school rodeo team competes
Cross Country runners compete at Lewiston
Birthday: Barbara Rehder celebrates 92nd 
Death: Jacqueline Mayer, 64, Sept. 27
October 17
Chinese in Idaho is lecture subject
Mystery Night set for Nov. 2
Cheerleaders hold cheer camp with the youngsters performing at halftime of the football game
Booster Club purchases outdoor speaker for Prairie Elementary School
Uptmor family reunion held in Park City, Utah
Hospitals join Northwest Alliance
PHS plans home game theme nights
6th graders at PES have service project
Pirates beat Lapwai 77-14
Lady Pirates win 2 of 3 matches, win Nezperce Tournament
3 Cross Country runners earn medals at Moscow meet
Volleyball District to start Saturday
14 members of St. Gertrude’s Academy Class of 1959 attend reunion
Deaths: Wayne C. Wassmuth, 71, Oct. 8; Eloise Riener, 73, Oct. 12
October 24
Insight into Idaho’s odd shape is lecture topic
Cottonwood City Council meets
School Board meets
Cottonwood incorporated in Oct. 1901
Prairie Elementary receives grant for new mixer
Pirates spoil Kamiah’s Homecoming 71-16
Lady Pirates split final two regular season matches, win 2 of 3 district matches
Cross Country team competes at Potlatch Invitational
Klapprich starts tutoring club as senior project
Anniversary: Jim and Bettie Schumacher celebrate 50th
October 31
Elections set for next Tuesday
November events for Tri-Parish Youth
Prairie has a multitude of students of the month, several in each grade from 7th-12th
Ciara Chaffee and Kyleigh Duclos qualify for state at District Cross Country meet in Lewiston
Pirates win league title with 70-12 win over C.V. on Senior Night
Lady Pirates lose to Lapwai to finish fourth at District
The bricks were being regrouted on the old Royale Room building
Birth: Paisley Mae Johnson, Oct. 23, daughter of Jackson Johnson and Marissa Frank of Grangeville
Death: David Michael Hamm, 64, Oct. 26
November 7
Cottonwood to host Active Threat Integrated Response Course
Virgil and Donna Wassmuth are grand prize winners at Mystery Night
Pirates to play Raft River in state tournament opener
Spooktacular event well attended
Chaffee 31st, Duclos 40th at State Cross Country Meet
Ashton Landers chosen for volleyball district all-star game
Winnie and Ben Secrest are attendance winners at PES
Several PES students recognized as part of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) program
Accelerated Reading winners recognized
Birth: Kinzley Mae Ross, Oct. 31, daughter of Brandee and Jeremy Ross of Cottonwood, granddaughter of Shawn and Jill Seubert, Ken Ross and Crystal Fortunato.
Death: Lawrence C. Vogel, 76, Oct. 23
November 14
VFW gives out Education contest awards
Tri-Parish Youth complete 30-hour fast
Mark Tacke is honored as only surviving World War II veteran of Cottonwood VFW post
Pirates beat Raft River 60-26 to advance to state semifinals against Oakley
Volleyball and cross country awards given out
15 Quilts of Valor presented at PHS Veterans Day assembly to area veterans
Several photos show activities this fall for Tri-Parish Youth
Benefit dinner for Jake Seubert set for Nov. 29
Hospital to hold Memorial Service Nov. 16
Births: Saylor Jaymes Forsmann, Nov. 5, daughter of Shaun and Briget Forsmann, granddaughter of Wayne and Dar Forsmann and Pat and Sheila Long; Kreed Richard Forsmann, Nov. 6, son of Mat and Francesca Forsmann, grandson of Wayne and Dar Forsmann and Rick and Veronica Johnson
November 21
Cottonwood City Council meets
School Board meets
No surprises in city election results as Cottonwood and Ferdinand each had only enough candidates to fill the open positions
Karen Gehring, Barbara Rehder and Ingrid Mader named Honorary Life Members of Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Cataldo 158. Each has been a member for over 50 years
Blood drive set for November 26
Sister’s ministries inspire Sister Barbara’s Closet
Hospital and Clinics sponsor Angel Tree
Halloween event goes over well
Pirates beat Oakley 50-22 to advance to state championship game vs. Lost Rivers
16 out for Prairie girls basketball
6 out for St. John Bosco girls basketball
David Wassmuth receives award
Tim Russel receives Quilt of Valor
St. John Bosco Kindergartners make prayer watches
Anniversary: Larry and Patty Arnzen to celebrate 50th
Births: Isaiah Michael Christensen, Nov. 12, son of Mark and Sarah Christensen of Riggins; Tagen Noah Smith, Nov. 12, son of Cynjyn and Kimberly Smith of Grangeville
Death: Caroline Frei, 102, Nov. 15
November 28
Pirates beat Lost Rivers 26-6 to finish season as 11-0 state champions, 3rd title in 6 years and 4th overall for Prairie
Tri-Parish Youth activities for December
PHS art students make posters for “donating you bread for dough” program
Elks Hoop Shoot winners named for Prairie
Coach Glenn Poxleitner recaps the Prairie Cross Country season
Grazing conference set for Jan. 7
Lady Pirates start basketball season 3-0
Lady Patriots lose at Nezperce
Youth wrestling team attends 2 tournaments
Riener’s Grocery wins Cottonwood Gun Club’s 6-week Night Shoot
Deaths: Charles Joseph Mader, 80, Nov. 25; Myrna Lou Long, 82, Nov. 23; Daniel “Elroy” Lauer, 79, Nov. 20; Pamala J. Clark, 70, Nov. 23.
December 5
Faith Cash has her artwork featured in a calendar
Multiple students of the month named for Prairie again in grades 7-12.
Christmas Parade set for Sunday
Pirates dominate all-White Pine League football team
Lady Pirates lose by 2 at Grangeville
Lady Patriots lose twice 
Patriots boys, with 6 players competing as a JV team, win opener
Ron Lightfield named father of the year
22 turn out for Prairie boys basketball
6 students are PBIS winners at Prairie Elementary
Birth: Madilynne Ann Jean Moore, Nov. 26, daughter of Mariah Evans and Cameron Moore of Craigmont, granddaughter of Myra Evans of Cottonwood
December 13
Cottonwood City Council meets
Prairie school concerts are this week
St. John Bosco play set for Wednesday evening
Madison Shears presents check for $1,250 to Kim Johnson of St. Mary’s Hospital from the Think Pink Volleyball game
Prairie wins the student body competition at the Idaho County Shootout, schools raise over $17,000 for the food banks
Cole Martin receives an athlete of the week plaque from KLEW-TV
McKenna Slichter and Liam Bigsby are the attendance winners at Prairie Elementary
Football awards are given
Pirates lose to Grangeville and St. Maries
Lady Pirates beat Genesee and Grangeville
Lady Patriots lose at Kendrick
Several PHS students help Jake Forsmann deliver nearly 3000 cans of food to the Cottonwood Food Bank located in the former Harman Agency office.
Deaths: Nicky Leroy Brillon, 68, Nov. 27; Linda Louise Wemhoff, 62, Dec. 4
December 20
School Board meets
Alumni basketball games set for Dec. 23
K through 6 winter concert photos on page 1
D.A.T.E. program, affiliated with Cottonwood Police Department, awarded grant
Pirates beat C.V., Salmon River and Troy
Lady Pirates beat C.V., Salmon River and Troy
Lady Patriots beat Highland for first win
Jr./Sr. High Concert held, photos on back page
Deaths: James Francis “Jim” Beckman, 76, Dec. 12; Noreen (Goeckner) Huntley, 84, Dec. 12; Richard Alan “Ernie” Mager, 65, Dec. 13; Sr. Mary Evangela Bossert, 89, Dec. 16
December 26
Liam Stubbers, Tess Goeckner and Sydney Shears are Coloring Contest winners
Again Prairie has multiple students of the month in each grade from 7 through 12
Prairie Kindergartners share their letters to Santa
Pirates lose to Kamiah, beat Genesee
Lady Pirates lose to Lapwai
Lady Patriots beat Timberline
All-State football team announced with Cole Martin named Player of the Year
Christmas Concert set for Dec. 28 at the Monastery Chapel
Funds from the Battle of the Quacks presented to Grangeville Arts for the Grangeville Pavillion Project
Library holds Christmas party
Cereal School set for Jan. 21
HOSA students put together impressive program at Prairie High School
Births: Maddison Lu Ann Bagdons, Dec. 19, daughter of Michael and Brandi Bagdons of Cottonwood, granddaughter of Brian and Becci Gehring of Cottonwood; Corbin Michael Leonard, Dec. 18, son of Shawn Leonard and Abbie Wells of Cottonwood, grandson of Misi Madden of Nezperce and great grandson of Jim Madden of Cottonwood
Death: David Walter Kinzer, 72, Dec. 13

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