Updated December 22, 2005
Coloring Contest winners named
Samantha Riener, age 5, Brendon Judd, age 8 and Sydney Tiede, age 11, were the grand prize winners in the Christmas Coloring Contest for 2005. . . .
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School Board meets
The school board held their regular December meeting Monday, Dec. 19.
The board decided to rotate their next three meetings among the school buildings. They also decided to move the January and February meeting dates as the normal meeting dates fall on holidays. . . .
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Notes from City Hall
As we close in on Christmas, it looks like it could be a white Christmas for a change.  Hopefully, there will be enough snow for the Ski Course to open and for sledding down here. . . .
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Tillinghast wins state contest
Superintendent of Public Instruction Marilyn Howard recently announced the winner of the State Department of Education’s annual holiday art contest. . . .
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Hospitals receive USDA grant
St. Mary’s Hospital and Clearwater Valley Hospital recently received notification from the United States Department of Agriculture that their grant application was selected as one of only 35 projects across the nation designed to provide medical service improvements. . . .
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Nau awarded rank of Eagle Scout
Jared Nau, 18, of Troop 638, will be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Dec. 29, 2005. . . .
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Pirates lose twice; Schmidt takes first; Jr. High teams win tournaments
The Prairie Pirates lost twice in the Prairie Classic Tournament as they lost 56-63 to Council on Friday, Dec. 16 and 49-66 to the Lewiston JV on Saturday, Dec. 17. . . .
Garrett Schmidt competed in a USA Wrestling tournament at Pendleton, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 17 and took first in his weight class. . . .
The Prairie Middle School 7th and 8th grade basketball teams both won their respective tournaments last week. . . .
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Lady Pirates win twice
The Prairie Lady Pirates won both their games at the annual Prairie Classic Tournament held Dec. 16 and 17 at the PHS gym. They defeated Council 45-14 on Friday and the Lewiston JV 38-31 on Saturday. . . .
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Summit Academy news
Summit Academy’s Christmas Room is a sight to behold! When you enter you walk through trees until you come to a log cabin with a sign that reads, “Fled to Egypt, be back soon.”. . .
Playing at home this weekend with both boys and girls playing NICS, North Idaho Christian School from Hayden, Idaho, Summit's Patriots came away with one victory and one loss at the varsity level, and lost a squeaker in overtime in the boys jv contest starting the day. . . .
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Grand Prize winners in the Christmas Coloring Contest from left are Samantha Riener, under 6 age group; Brendon Judd, 6-8 yr. olds, and Sydney Tiede, 9-12 year olds.

Cody Tillinghast shows an Idaho Dept. of Education Christmas card that features his artwork that was chosen from over 800 entrants around the state. With him is art teacher Sonesa Lundmark.See story at left. 

NICI employees worked on decorating a firetruck for Santa’s visit and the lighted parade. Shown are those that did the work with the fruit of their efforts. (not to be confused with the Grangeville firetruck which was in town Monday evening.) 

In the upper photoyoungsters at Prairie Elementary took advantage of the conditions plus an incline on the school grounds to do some sledding. In the lower photo Philip Spencer, Dallas Frei, Bailie Gehring, Selena Davila, Kelzey Gallagher, Luke Enneking and Casey Miller all enjoyed playing in the snow last week at Prairie Elementary School. 

The PHS Dance team performed to “Sleighbells” during halftime of the girls game Friday at the Christmas Tournament. From left are Vanessa Hylton, Kayla Uhlenkott, Ashley Nuxoll, Lauren Duman, Heather Schumacher and Laura Gehring.  
Collette Schaeffer, SMHC Business Office, selects one of the remaining tags from the SMHC Christmas Angel Tree.
The Welcome to Cottonwood sign has been dressed up for the holidays. The wreath is made of fabric squares and was put there in remembrance of Bertha Kopczynski & her quilting.  

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