Updated February 9, 2023
Prize winners are named
The PHS Class of 2023 Safe and Sober Graduation Party prize drawing was held at halftime of the boys game against Genesee last Friday, Feb. 3. . . .
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Senior project raises money for cross country team
Hi, my name is Natalie Goeckner and I am a cross-country runner for Prairie High School. I am doing my senior project as a fundraiser for this fantastic sport. . . .
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Pirates start District play next Wednesday
The Prairie Pirates start District Tournament play next Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. . . .
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Recap and photos from Soil Health Workshop
A big “Thank You” goes out to all of those who attended and participated in the 9th Annual Soil Health Workshop hosted by the Lewis Soil, Idaho Soil and Water, and Clearwater Soil and Water Conservation Districts on Tuesday, January 24th in Greencreek, ID. . . .
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Native American Boarding School experience
Dr. Robbie Paul will present “Grandfather’s Trunk: Spirit of Survival. Three Generations of the Paul Family’s Native American Boarding School Experience” at the Nez Perce National Historical Park on March 18, 2023 at 1:00 pm. . . .
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Local students named to U of I Dean's List
Several local students have been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall Semester at the University of Idaho. . . .
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AgWest releases quarterly market snapshot
AgWest Farm Credit has released its quarterly Market Snapshot reports covering the state of major agricultural commodities in its northern region. . . .
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Prairie wrestling update
Holli Schumacher and Morgan Pack traveled with the Grangeville wrestling team to Challis this past week for the Challis Invitational/Mario D’Orazio Memorial Tournament. . . .
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 Pirates win 1 of 3 league games
 The Prairie Pirates won just 1 of their 3 games this past week. On Tuesday, Jan. 31 they traveled to Kooskia and lost to Clearwater Valley 24-32. On Friday, Feb. 3, they hosted Genesee and won 52-42. Finally on Monday, Feb. 6, they hosted Potlatch in a make-up for a game postponed due to illness Jan. 27 and lost 23-41. . . .
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Lady Pirates win first two District games
The Prairie Lady Pirates won their first two District Tournament game and will play Lapwai for the District Championship on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Lewiston High School.
They opened District play with a 64-14 win over Troy Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Cottonwood. On Saturday, Feb. 4, they took a 15 point lead into the fourth quarter against Kamiah and held on for a 40-34 win. . . .
Update: Prairie lost to Lapwai 25-59 in the District Championship game Feb. 8 and will play Kamiah for 2nd place and a berth at the State Tournament at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at Lewiston High School.
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Patriot girls win 2 of 3, boys win 1 of 2
The St. John Bosco Patriots played two league games this past week defeating Highland 62-48 at Craigmont Tuesday, Jan. 31 in a game in which they were the home team and then lost 52-62 vs. Timberline at Craigmont. Meanwhile the Lady Patriots ended their regular season with a 43-14 win over Highland at Craigmont on Tuesday, Jan. 31, then beat Highland again in their District Tournament opener 33-17 on Friday, Feb. 3 also at Craigmont. Then on Monday, Feb. 6, they faced #1 seeded Kendrick and lost 18-50. The boys were scheduled to play at Meadows Valley on Saturday, Feb. 4 but we have no information on that game.
The Lady Patriots will face Nezperce in a loser out game on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. . . .
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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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Elementary School Principal Jon Rehder leads Prairie Elementary students, the Poeewee Pirates, in the school fight song at halftime of the boys game against Genesee last Friday, Feb. 3. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Chloe Rowland and Riley Enneking draw out the winning tickets while Tara Schlader, in the hat, reads them during the drawing for the Senior Graduation Party raffle at halftime of the Genesee boys game. See article above left for a list of the winners. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Prairie boys basketball team will be starting District Tournament play next Wednesday, Feb. 15. See article above left for information and the bracket. Kneeling from left are Matt Wemhoff, Logan Weber, Phil Schwartz, Levi Gehring and Ryan Wemhoff. Standing from left are coach Tim Scheffler, Riley Shears, Lee Forsmann, Shane Hanson, Bennie Elven, Trenton Lorentz and Noah Behler. Click on each photo for a larger view.


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