Updated February 24, 2005
Accident claims local teenager
Thomas A. Nau, 15, of Ferdinand died of injuries received in a single vehicle accident Wednesday, Feb. 16 near Cottonwood. . . .
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Notes from Pat
Over the weekend the community buried another young person. Last Wednesday morning, Feb. 16, Thomas Nau, 15, of Ferdinand died in a one-vehicle accident near the high school.
Thomas was the son of Susan and Mike Nau. Mike farms near Ferdinand and Susan works at the hospital and is an EMT. . . .
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Dr. Minnehan presents Tar Wars program
Dr. Haley Minnehan, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics, presented the TAR WARS anti-tobacco program to fifth graders at Prairie Middle School last week.  Debbie Christopherson, RN, and Jeanette Gorman, Community Relations Coordinator, assisted in the presentations to Becky Higgins and Jessica Vanderwall’s classes. . . .
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Making bags for Iraqi children
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Cottonwood is looking for interested individuals to make cloth bags for children in Iraq.  . . .
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Pirates lose 3 of 4 to end season
The Prairie basketball team lost their final regular season game then lost 2 of 3 district tournament games to end their season with a 7-16 record. . . .
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Local team places second
The Prairie Angels traveled to Boise this past weekend to participate in the 42nd Annual Hallissey Basketball Tournament. . . .
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Four earn trip to state wrestling meet
Members of the Prairie Wrestling Team earned 3 medals with 4 wrestlers qualifying for State during  the District Wrestling Meet at Orofino Saturday, Feb. 19. 
Nick Uhlenkott at 145 lbs. and Shane Poxleitner at 135 lbs. each placed second while Logan Lustig at 215 lbs. placed third to earn medals. Richard Sonnen at 145 lbs. placed fourth to earn a trip to state.
Only Tony Duman at 130 lbs. and Kenneth Enneking who missed the tournament to attend a classmate’s funeral, didn’t make it to state. . . .
Also on this page is some info about the state meet. . . .
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Students of the month for February at Prairie High School are Dakota Klinkefus, outstanding student and Ashley Schaeffer, honor student. 

Webelos Scouts Seth Chaffee, Frank Spencer and Matthew Jungert had the opportunity to tour the St. Mary’s Cottonwood Physical Therapy. The staff was very informative on how they should stay physically and mentally fit. Thank you for your encouragement Betty Beckman, Jeremy Pettinger and Sarah Haukedahl. 

The Prairie Angels Hallissey team. Back Row L to R: John Kirk (co founder of the Hallissey Tournament), Ed Holthaus, Camille Schumacher, Emily Lerandeau, Chelsea Long, Kaylee Uhlenkott, Makenzie Moeai, Jennifer Enneking, Roy Uhlenkott and Fr. Hallissey (for whom the tournament is named) Front Row L to R: Kristi Poxleitner, Caitlyn Johnson, Rachel Kaschmitter, NaTosha Schaeffer, and Amber Holthaus. See story at left for more info.

The PHS band provided entertainment and support at the boys District game Monday.

The PHS dance team provided halftime entertainment during the District play-in game against Kendrick.

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