Updated March 2, 2023
School Board meets
The School Board held their regular February meeting Wednesday, Feb. 22, with a large group of patrons in attendance concerning a policy discussion that was on the agenda. . . .
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Annual Dinner set for March 19
It is time to look forward to the 45th annual St. Mary’s / Holy Cross parish dinner. . . .
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Museum to host free lecture
The Museum Spring Lecture, which provides insights into the history of our region, will be held on Thursday. March 23. . . .
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March events for Tri-Parish Youth
The season of Lent is upon us!  This season brings with it an opportunity to join Jesus in the desert!  . . .
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3 shoot perfect 25s
Week 8 of the 10-Week Shoot at Cottonwood Gun Club had 50 shooters in windy and intermittent snowy conditions. . . .
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Cross Country fundraiser/senior project
Last chance to order lasagna is March 4, for all of you who are still wanting to order lasagna.  . . .
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NRA Foundation awards grant to St. John Bosco Academy Gun Club
The NRA Foundation has awarded the St. John Bosco Academy Gun Club a grant totaling $13,588 to fund Handgun Training and Safety Courses for the club members. . . .
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Troy ends Prairie's season
The Prairie Pirates’ season came to an end when they lost 30-39 to Troy on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the District Tournament at Lewiston High School. . . .
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All-Stars and All-League
On this page are short articles about a couple of All-Star games Prairie players will be competing in as well as the all-WPL boys team. . . .
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Prairie Track Schedules
On this page is the schedule for the Prairie High School and Junior High Track and Field teams. . . .
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Patriot boys take third at District
The St. John Bosco Patriots were a point away from making it to State for the first time since 2016 as they had to settle for third at District. On Tuesday, Feb. 21, they lost to Kendrick 55-69 at Lapwai, dropping them into the loser’s bracket. In a game rescheduled from Wednesday due to a storm that closed some schools in the area, they beat Deary for the first time this season 59-49 on Thursday, Feb. 23 at Lapwai to advance to the second place game. Finally on Friday, Feb. 24 they overcame a 10 point deficit with 2:20 to play to force overtime only to lose to Timberline 54-64. The Spartans advanced to State for the fourth straight year. . . .
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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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The historic Holy Cross Chapel in Keuterville. The annual St. Mary'/Holy Cross Dinner, which is a fundraiser for upkeep of the Chapel, is set for Sunday, March 19. See article at left. Photo provided.  Click on the photo for a larger view.

Prairie Business Professionals of America students qualified for Nationals at the State competition this past weekend. Qualifying were: First place Administrative Support Team-Amelia Uhlenkott, Julia Rehder, Tara Schlader and Kristin Wemhoff (top photo); Julia Rehder-3rd place Fundamental Accounting and Qualifier Administrative Support Concepts (middle photo) and Sarah Lustig, 4th place Advanced Accounting (bottom photo). Photos provided by BPA adviser Ryan Hasselstrom. Click on each photo for a larger view.

Henry Lustig, right, was the overall winner in the Prairie Spelling Bee. Matthew Jones, left, was runner-up.

On Wednesday, February 15th, the 3rd-8th grade qualifying Prairie Pirates participated in the district spelling bee at Prairie Elementary School. They all did well. The winner for Prairie, advancing to regionals in Lewiston in March was Henry Lustig (8th grade). Runner up was Matthew Jones (7th grade). The other participants were Lillia Kaschmitter, Landon Jones, Derek Goeckner, Winnie Secrest, Koyle Jones, Zane Duclos, Isaac Riener, Michael Forsmann, Nathan Weber, and Erica Schlader. Photos by Jon Rehder. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Laura Nuxoll, Dyllan Wall, and Colin Sprute had the opportunity to have Lunch with the Principal with Mr. Rehder for having their names drawn at the R3 assembly on February 3rd. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Tri-Parish 8th grade girls team took third place out of a pool of 10 teams at the Hallissey Tournament in Boise this past weekend. Their only loss was the St. Ignatius team that won the championship, a team they had beaten earlier in the tournament. Pictured in back from left are Nadia Cash, Halee Rowland, Kennedy Riener, Erika Schlader and Lillian Rehder. In front are Lillianne Lustig and Maggie Nuxoll. They were coached by David Shears. Photo by Shelley Schlader. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Tri-Parish 7th grade girls team at the Hallissey Tournament were consolation bracket winners. Pictured back from left are coaches Ashley & Dustin Behler. Middle from left are Reagan Brannan, Mikayla Rowland, Kenly Forsmann and Zoey Behler. Front from left are Faith Cash, Macie Uhlenkott, Becca Schumacher, Mia Anderson and Blake Uhlenkott. Photo by Tara Rowland. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Due to the popularity of the Barn Quilt making workshop held February 18, a repeatworkshop is being offered by The Friends of the Kooskia Community Libraryon Friday March 10, 10am-3pm, at the  Kooskia Community Center. Cost is $10 which coversall materials to make and take home a 16x16 inch barn quilt. Quilt block plans will beavailable, or bring your own design. Bring a potluck lunch dish and your own beverages for the day. Plates and utensils willbe provided. Pre-register by contacting Dawn Stryhas at dawn.stryhas@gmail.com. Or, in Cottonwood contact Frances Conklin, 208 962-3647. Pictured are Feb 18 Barn Quilt workshop participants. 1st row, 3rd from right, Frances Conklin. Photo by Friends of the Kooskia Community Library. Click on the photo for a larger view.


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