Updated February 2, 2023
52 earn straight A's at Prairie
There were 52 students who earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages (gpa) during the first semester of the 2022-23 school year at Prairie Jr./Sr. High School. . . .
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New Angelus Center is toured
The SJB community was invited to tour the under-construction Angelus Center on January 29th, 2023. . . .
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February events for Tri-Parish Youth
February brings with it our invitation for change. . . .
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Community Blood Drive is successful
Once again our community came out in droves to support this blood drive. . . .
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Lady Patriots start District play on Friday
The St. John Bosco Lady Patriots basketball team will start District Tournament play this Friday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. with a loser out game against Highland at Craigmont. . . .
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Youth Group starts on Friday
Join us at the Cornerstone Teen Center in Nezperce on the 1st & 3rd Friday of each month from 6-8:00 PM for engaging discussions about life & biblical truths. . . .
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No perfect scores this week
No one was able to score a perfect 25 during week 4 of the 10-week Shoot at Cottonwood Gun Club. . . .
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Prairie wrestling update
Prairie wrestlers Holli Schumacher and Morgan Pack competed at the North-South Duals at Clearwater Valley High School in Kooskia on Jan. 27-28. . . .
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 Pirates lose at Kamiah
The Pirates couldn’t get any offense going as they lost at Kamiah 17-59 Tuesday, Jan. 24. . . .
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Lady Pirates win twice
The Prairie Lady Pirates closed out their regular season with 3 home wins last week. On Tuesday, Jan. 24, they beat Troy 81-17. On Thursday, Jan. 26, they beat Kamiah 54-25. Finally on Friday, Jan. 27, they beat Potlatch 85-24 on Senior Night. The Potlatch game was rescheduled from earlier in the season due to illness. . . .
Update: Prairie won their District opener against Troy on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 64-14 and will play Kamiah at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at Lewiston High School.
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Patriot boys win 1 of 3, girls lose twice
The St. John Bosco Patriots boys basketball team won 1 of their 3 games last week while the girls team lost both of their games. The boys beat Nezperce 49-33 Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Craigmont while the girls lost 31-54. On Thursday, Jan. 26 the boys lost 51-60 at Deary while the girls lost at Deary 16-44. On Monday, Jan. 30 the boys lost at Orofino 45-68.  . . .
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Letters to the Editor
On this page are letters to the editor that appeared in this week's print edition. . . .
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Shown are the January Students of the Month at Prairie Jr./Sr. High. Back from left are Henry Lustig, Natalie Goeckner, Sierra Oliver, Avery Riener and Kenly Forsmann. Front from left are Lee Forsmann, Kristin Wemhoff, Sage Elven and Phillip Trieb. Photo by Matt Elven. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Soil Health Workshop in Greencreek last week was well attended. Photo by Steve Wherry. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Kristin Wemhoff shown with a back pack and a certificate from Idaho High School Athletic Association for being named Prep-Athlete of the Week for the entire state of Idaho. Photo by Matt Elven.. Click on each photo for a larger view.

St. John Bosco 7th grade student Madeline Wassmuth was recently recognized by the regional Veterans of Foreign Wars for her Patriot's Pen essay.  Madeline submitted her essay titled My Pledge to our Veterans to the local VFW last fall where she placed first in her age group.  Her essay discussed her pledge to learn more about our veterans' stories and share them with others.  Following her local win,the essay was sent to the regional competition where she received an honorable mention.  She was presented with a certificate by Dale McElroy and Dave Frei. She is shown with Dave Frei. Photo submitted by St. John Bosco Academy. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The exterior of the new Angelus Center at St. John Bosco Academy. The foyer and kitchen are housed in the lower section with the gym on the right and theater on the left of the building. See story above left for photos from the inside.. Photo provided by SJBA. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Brenda's Paint Parties was at TriCo, in Craigmont, on January 23 painting with employees, Robbie, Stacy and Cheryl. It was fun to have Stephanie Arnzen join us for added fun!The next paint party is a Valentine's Special for the whole family ($12 per painter) and will be in Craigmont at the Camas Club & Prairie Shots Espresso Bar.Lunch menu will be available for purchase. Photos by Brenda Holmes. Click on each photo for a larger view.

Prairie High School senior Keenan Shears sang the "Star Spangled Banner" prior to the girls senior night game against Potlatch last Friday, Jan. 27.  Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Prairie Girls Basketball team celebrated Senior Night last Friday, Jan. 27 prior to their game against Potlatch. From top down are Kristin Wemhoff, Riley Enneking and Tara Schlader with their families. Statistitian Chloe Rowland was to be honored as well but was unable to attend. Click on each photo for a larger view.

Prairie Elementary School principal Jon Rehder leads the Peewee Pirates in the school fight song at the girls game against Troy last week. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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