Updated May 20, 2004
Late update: The school district override levy passed by the slimmest of margins, 371-366 in voting Tuesday, May 18. Della Gehring unseated Dan Forsmann in the Trustee election 95-69.

Prairie Elementary receives award
The Idaho Education Association May 13  honored a local school at a special awards ceremony held to recognize local educators, parents, and community member for their efforts to strengthen public education. The IEA presented the award during a school visit in Cottonwood.
National Education Association Director Sherri Wood presented an A+ Excellence in Education Award to Prairie Elementary School. . . .
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Primary Election is Tuesday
The statewide Primary Election is slated for next Tuesday, May 25, with most of the contested races at the county level.
The Third District Idaho County Commissionerís race has the most candidates with 3 Republicans and 2 Democrats on the ballot. Jim Chmelik, Mike Coey and Gary Owen are vying for the Republican nomination while Jim Rehder and Bob Jesse are vying for the Democratic nomination. . . .
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Don Kopczynski named Avista V.P.
The board of directors of Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA) has elected Don Kopczynski vice president, with responsibilities for the companyís electric and natural gas transmission and distribution operations. . . .
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No Buggy Whip this year
The Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce met Thursday morning, May 13 and since no one has offered to serve as chairman for the 2004 Buggy Whip Festival, the event will not be held. . . .
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Pirates clinch state berth
The Prairie baseball team defeated Orofino 8-3 and Potlatch 10-1 to take third at District and clinch a state tournament berth. They face Malad in the state opener Thursday, May 20 at 1 p.m. at Orofino. Also on this page is a state bracket. . . .
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Lady Pirates take second at District
The Prairie Lady Pirates beat Kamiah and Grangeville before losing to Grangeville in the District championship game. They'll face defending state champion Parma in their opening game at state at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 20. The bracket for state is at the bottom of the linked page. . . .
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Prairie qualifies 9 events for state
5 individuals in 6 events plus 3 relays qualified for state at the Regional meet, led by Tabitha Sonnen who won the 100 hurdles. . . .
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Janet Richardson, left, is presented the A+ Excellence in Education Award by National Education Association director Sherri Wood. MaKayla Schaeffer, right, accepted the ribbons for the student body.

Fourth graders performed on recorders during the the A+ award ceremonies.

Holli Uhlorn was one of over 50 children to get their picture taken during the KidCare ID event sponsored by St. Mary's Hospital. KidCare helps make sure parents have a current photo of their child available should there ever be a need to have one.

Cottonwood Mayor Denis Duman was the commencement speaker for the monthly graduation at NICI's Robert Janss School. He is shown with graduate Wes Shira. Duman spoke to the 33 inmates receiving the GEDs. 

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