Updated May 7, 2020
PHS names top scholars for class of 2020
This year’s valedictorian for the 2020 class of Prairie High School is Carson Forsman;  . . .
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Raspberry Festival postponed
As we, the Benedictine Sisters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, are deeply concerned about the health of the monastic community as well as the health of our friends during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Raspberry Festival — always held on the first Sunday in August — will be postponed this year. . . .
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Governor issues 'Stay Healthy' order
Below is the text of Idaho Governor Brad Little’s ‘Stay Healthy’ order issued Friday, May 1: . . .
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Be a good neighbor
With the Coronavirus keeping many at home and getting itchy to get outside as the weather turns from winter to spring, we start thinking of caring for our lawn.  . . .
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May 10 marks date for obtaining state burn permits
Beginning May 10, Idahoans must obtain a fire burn permit from the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) before starting debris burning activities. Closed fire season takes place annually between May 10 and extends through October 20. . . .
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Reminder to pay vehicle fees at state parks
Parks are a great place to visit during the COVID-19 crisis but visitors are asked to pay their entrance fees to maintain these recreational resources. . . .
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Ballot request forms going out
Ballot request forms for the May Primary Election will begin landing in registered voters mailboxes this week. The Secretary of State’s Office sent more than 550,000 forms statewide. All Idahoans will vote in the May Primary Election from home to protect voters, election workers and community members from the coronavirus. Voters who want to participate in the upcoming election must request their ballot. . . .
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USDA announces $15 million available for conservation grants
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a $15 million investment to help support the adoption of innovative conservation approaches on agricultural lands. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting proposals through June 29, 2020, for national Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG). . . .
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Spring sports cancelled
The Idaho High School Activities Association decided last week to cancel all Spring Sports and their state tournaments for this 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 of the Cottonwood Chronicle. You can also find Jake Wren's Redneck Review on this page. . . .
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Carson Forsman is the valedictorian for the Prairie High School class of 2020. See article at left.  Click on the photo for a larger view.

Aaron Goeckner is the salutatorian for the Prairie High School class of 2020. See article above left.  Click on the photo for a larger view.


Tony Bennett of Greencreek had a rarity recently. He had a Scottish Black-Faced ewe that birthed quadruplet lambs. Apparently triplets are rare enough but quads are really rare. The upper photo shows the proud mama mugging for the camera. Bennett holds all four lambs in the lower photo. Photos courtesy of Tony Bennett. Click on each photo for a larger view.
Some more vintage photos

This weekend would have been the District Track Meet if there had been a season. Instead, how about a photo of the PHS 1974 District Track Champions. The team was coached by Ed Anderson, lower right. Photo courtesy of Don Kopczynski who is holding the trophy. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Another PHS boys track team photo from the 1970’s. Photo provided by Don Kopczynski. Click on the photo for a larger view.

A  Prairie High School football team from the 1970’s. Coached by Ed Anderson, back row far left. JV players in the darker jerseys in the back? Photo provided by Don Kopczynski. Click on the photo for a larger view.

An aerial photo of Cottonwood in the mid to late 1960’s. The new St. Mary’s Hospital can be seen which makes it after 1964 but the old St. Mary’s Catholic Church can also be seen. Don Hoene took this photo from his plane and it was shared by Luke Hoene. Click on the photo for a larger view.

This was scanned from a large 3-photo panorama of Cottonwood in the Hoene family collection. 1950’s maybe? Click on the photo for a larger view.
 
Ryan Daly took this aerial photo of Cottonwood recently and shared it on the “You know you’re from Cottonwood when” Facebook page.  Click on the photo for a larger view.
 
 
 
 
 

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