Updated January 26, 2006
School board meets
At the January meeting of the school board, the board voted to allow Prairie High School students to start a chapter  of Idaho Drug Free Youth. . . .
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103 donate blood
The response to our Blood Drive was great.   There were 103 donors and 93 usable units.   Thanks to all of you for your attendance and patience. The computer glitches at the beginning put us behind schedule for the whole afternoon! . . .
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Dog Bark Park to be featured Feb. 5 on HGTV
Home and Garden TV (HGTV) will feature Dog Bark Park of Cottonwood, Idaho on Sunday Feb 5, 2006 at 6 pm, Pacific Time. . . .
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Clinics ask patience during software system changeover
The St. Maryís Hospital clinics are requesting patience while they switch to their new Meditech Software System in early February . . . .
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Junior English class looks at Columbine
The Prairie High School junior English classes spent the beginning of the class period for the past month listening to Mrs. Remacle read No Easy Answers: The Truth Behind Death at Columbine by Brooks Brown.  We made it a goal in this class to really take a look at what has happened in our nation, and what literature comes of these events. . . .
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Mold inspection business started
Mary Uhlorn of Cottonwood and Brent Uhlorn of Coeur díAlene, a mother and son team has recently started an inspection business that specializes in moisture management and mold control. . . .
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Pirates win 2 of 3; Wrestlers compete at Clarkston
The Prairie Pirates won league games over Highland and Deary this past week . . .
The Prairie Wrestling team competed at the Clarkston JV Tournament with James Jackson earning a first place medal. . . . 
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Lady Pirates win two of three
The Prairie Lady Pirates picked up a pair of league wins last week, against Culdesac and Deary, and lost to Grangeville. . . .
USA volleyball competes at Spokane. . . .
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Summit sports week
Lots of Summit Academy sports last week: Girls varsity wins twice; boys varsity loses agains; Jr. High boys compete at Lapwai Tournament. . . .
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Students of the month for January at Prairie High School are Bridget Enneking, left, Outstanding Student and Dani Terhaar, Honor student. Bridget Enneking is nice mannered young lady whether she is playing in a sports program, or in the classroom. She is an excellent office aid and prides herself in doing whatever task she performs to the best of her ability. Dani Terhaar diligently works at completing assignments in every class. Her work ethic is tremendous. Dani will go far in the academic world. 

Arnold and Thecla Holthaus are this yearís recipients of the Booster of the Year award.  Their seven children are all graduates of Prairie High School.  They have 19 grandchildren, five of which are also Prairie High School graduates.  Their 10 grandchildren, shown, that are currently part of the Prairie school system made the presentation of the plaque.  Their children and grandchildren have represented Prairie in football, volleyball, basketball, track, softball, and baseball.  

From left are Shandrie Poxleitner, Carolyn Sonnen and Kayla Uhlenkott who were top project winners in the junior English class Columbine project. See story at left.

Natalie Arnzen , Brittny Behler, Tiffany Schaeffer and Nicole Nida of the Prairie girls basketball team had lunch with the elementary school children last Friday then invited them to their game against Deary on Saturday. 

Five generations gathered for a photo after the birth of Cressida Chapman.. From left are great great grandmother Edna Johnston, great grandmother Joyce Lorentz, Rusty Lorentz holding his granddaughter Cressida, and mother April Chapman, holding her son Brandon, 2½. 
Mrs. Holthausís class went to the dogs on Friday! Actually two students brought their dogs to share with the rest of the class. Shown is Selena Davila and her dog, Dog (pronounced Doje). 
Hi to all of our friends and family,
Skyler's perseverance throughout his treatments for Leukemia is continuing to inspire others.  He was recently asked to have a marathon raced in his honor in the fight against Leukemia and Lymphomia.  A web site has been set up to collect sponsors and highlight Skyler's strength.  Click here or on Skyler's picture to go to the website. The picture above is from the linked website. 
Thanks to all of you who have helped us through this challenging time,
 Jennifer, Martin, Skyler, Tyler and Shyenne Badertscher

Cottonwood, Idaho 83522

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