Updated January 26, 2023
School Board meets
The school board held their January meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 18 where Aaron Hinkelman was re-elected as board chairman. . . .
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Lady Pirates to host District opener
The Prairie Lady Pirates will open District Tournament play next Wednesday, Feb. 1. . . .
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Solid Waste in Idaho County - a series
Before we talk about solutions to the current solid waste dilemma in Idaho County, let’s review the problems. . . .
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Prairie Area Cereal School set for Feb. 7 at Greencreek
The Prairie Area Cereal School is slated for Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at the Greencreek Community Hall. . . .
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Museum plans Icons of the Prairie art show
A fun community museum exhibition in planned for May 1st, featuring art showing the icons of the Camas Prairie. . . .
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Sheriff's Office makes two felony arrests
The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office made the following felony arrests this past weekend. . . .
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3 perfect 25's this week
There were 3 perfect 25’s during week 3 of the 10-Week Shoot at Cottonwood Gun Club. . . .
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Prairie wrestling update
Prairie's two wrestlers competed at the 6th Jaybird Memorial Girls High School Wrestling Tournament at Nampa on Jan. 13-14 and then at Clearwater Class at Lewiston on Jan. 20-21. . . .
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 Pirates lose twice
The Prairie Pirates lost a pair of league games this past week. On Thursday, Jan. 19, they lost at Lapwai 35-96. On Saturday, Jan. 21, they lost at Troy 35-52. . . .
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Lady Pirates win two of three
The Prairie Lady Pirates won 2 of their 3 games this past week. On Tuesday, Jan. 17, they got blitzed by Lapwai 29-62 at Cottonwood. On Thursday, Jan. 19, in a game rescheduled from December, they won at Kamiah 53-38. Finally on Saturday, Jan. 21, they traveled to Troy and won 56-21. . . .
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St. John Bosco to celebrate Catholic Schools Week; Patriots swept by Kendrick
St. John Bosco will celebrate Catholic Schools Week in unity with other Catholic schools around the nation the week of January 29th - February 4th. . . .
St. John Bosco’s boys and girls team traveled to Kendrick on Tuesday, Jan. 17 and were beaten by the hosts. The girls lost 18-62 and then the boys lost 46-67. The girls also had a game scheduled at Cascade on Friday, Jan. 20 but we have no information on that game. . . .
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Mary Schwartz won the local 2022 Branch 063 Fleet Reserve Association’s 12 Grade essay contest out of Lewiston and a $150 prize.  Her essay will now be going on to the regional competition with the possibility to be entered in the national competition and a chance at winning a $1,500 prize. Photo by Matt Elven. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Prairie Lady Pirates will open District play by hosting a first round game at the PHS gym next Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. After that the tournament moves to Lewiston High School. Pictured kneeling from left are Riley Enneking, Kristin Wemhoff, Sydney Shears and Kaylie Lockett. Standing from left are assistant coach Daphne Hanson, Lexi Schumacher, Hailey Hanson, Kylie Schumacher, Tara Schlader, Alli Geis, Sage Elven and head coach Lori Mader. Photo provided by PHS See article above left for Tournament information and the bracket. Click on the photo for a larger view.

This past Friday Cottonwood Butte Ski Area hosted the annual Prairie ski day for 4th through 8th grades. We had a great turnout! Thank you to all who volunteer to make this opportunity possible for our kids. We are looking forward to St. John Bosco and Highland schools to join us on February 3rd. This coming weekend we will be open Saturday and Sunday 10-4. With a few days of snow in the forecast this week, we should have perfect ski conditions! Come enjoy the fresh snow! Photos submitted by Tonya Schumacher.  Click on each photo for a larger view.

Prairie students in the lodge at Cottonwood Butte Ski Area on Prairie Ski Day last Friday, Jan. 20. Photo by Donn Clark. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Axel Forsmann, Reagan Brannan, and Michael Forsmann represented the Prairie Pirates at the regional hoop shoot this past weekend. Reagan took 2nd place in her age group, Michael took 3rd, and Axel won in his age group, qualifying him for the state competition on Saturday, February 11th in Kellogg! Congratulations to these competitors and good luck to Axel at State!! Pictured from left are Axel, Reagan and Michael. Photo from Prairie Pirates Facebook page. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Cottonwood wrestling took 6 kids to the Clearwater River Rumble tournament Sunday the 22ed we had one that placed  in the tournament. Jaiden Ross took 2nd place in her weight bracket… we would also like to say thank you to Jeff North and the other coaches that helped out this year. Photo by Brandee Ross. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Prairie is hosting a Junior High Volleyball Tournament Saturday, Jan. 28. Above is the game schedule. Click on the photo for a larger view.


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