Updated January 29, 2004
Uhlenkott named woman of the year
Connie Uhlenkott of Greencreek has been selected as the 2003 District 5 Woman of the Year for the Idaho Farm Bureau organization.  She was chosen because of her involvement in the everyday operations of the farm that she and her husband Pat have owned and operated for the last 27 years. . . .
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School District finds good water
School superintendent Stan Kress reported at the school board meeting Wednesday, Jan. 21, that they hit good water when drilling their well near the Middle School. 
He said they went down 500 feet and were getting 25 gallons per minute (gpm) and when he asked about going another 50-100 feet the drillers wouldn’t guarantee anything. Kress played a hunch and at 585 feet they are getting 100 gpm. . . .
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Notes from City Hall
Those that have lived here a number of years know that snow and ice in the winter can be quite a nuisance.  City crews are doing their best to keep up with it and we ask your patience as each snowfall is cleared away and driveways are cleared out as time allows.  Be assured that you are not being plowed in on purpose and we will be back to help you clean out.  We appreciate your help with this. . . .
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Pirates split games
The Prairie Pirates beat Genesee but lost to Potlatch in a pair of home games this past week . . .
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Lady Pirates lose two of three games, District to start
The Prairie Lady Pirates beat Orofino but lost to Lapwai and Genesee over the past week. They'll start district tournament play either Feb. 4 or 5 depending on where they wind up in the league standings. . . .
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Summit teams win 2 of 3; Knowledge Bowl team still in second place
Summit Academy's varsity basketball teams won 2 of 3 games played last week while their Knowledge Bowl team continues to hold on to second place. . . .
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Connie Uhlenkott has been named the 2003 District 5 woman of the year for the Idaho Farm Bureau.

Joe Newmann of Kamiah is the new police chief for Cottonwood, filling in until Terry Cochran returns from Iraq. Newmann is a Lewis County deputy and has 15 years of law enforcement experience. He will be dovetailing his LCSO duties with serving Cottonwood as police chief.

The Spelling Bee grade winners for grades 2-8 are shown above. They will compete for the school championship this Friday. In the top photo are Elementary School winners Drew Cochran, Kayla Duclos, Erika Pepper, Kody Duclos, Dallas Kelton and Joshwa Zigler. In the low photo are Middle School winners Makenzie Coleman,Emily Lerandeau, Nina Li, Jenifer VonBargen, and Colleen Terhaar and front row, Christina Johnson, Mike Karel and Caitlyn Johnson. The top two finishers will compete at the regional bee.

Those who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time, Saturday, January 24th are: Jessica Kaschmitter, Kayla Duclos, Leah Holthaus, Jacob Rowland, Lydia Lustig Jared Higgins, Adrianne Nuxoll, Sarah Chmelik, Sarah Kuther, Gregory Hattrup, Nicole Wemhoff, Dakota Wilson, Daun Hoene, Andy Gehring, Megan Rehder, Katherine Nida, Luke Enneking, Brandi Gehring, Keely Schmidt, Rachel Frei and Anita Zenner.  Their teachers are Linda Arnzen and Sr. Sue Ellen Drexler and the Con-Celebrants were Fr. Andy Schumacher and Fr. Meinrad Schallberger.

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