Updated April 27, 2006
Community Cleanup
Cottonwood's annual Spring cleanup is underway. Roll-offs have been placed at the corner or Idaho and 2nd Streets for use by city residents. These are not to be used for trash, hazardous or animal waste but for solid waste that you'd otherwise have to take to the Mt. Idaho landfill. They will be there from April 20 through April 30.

Two escape from NICI
Two men escaped from NICI Monday evening with one still at large as of Thursday morning. . . .
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Sixteen earn straight A's at PHS
Sixteen students earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the third quarter at Prairie High School. They were Adeline Lustig and Ashley Schaeffer, seniors; Randi Schumacher, Carolyn Sonnen, Tabitha Sonnen, Kayla Uhlenkott and Kylie Uhlorn, juniors; Sarah Arnzen, Josh Gabica, Jessica Gehring, Alex Richardson, Kim Schaeffer, Tiffany Schaeffer and Doris Whitley, sophomores; and Leora Laurino and Emily Lerandeau, freshmen. . . .
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PMS band receives Superior rating
On Wednesday, April 12, the Prairie Middle School Band traveled to Moscow for the District II Music Festival and received a Superior rating.   . . .
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Public invited to open house
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at St. Mary’s Hospital is celebrating its 10th year of service.  The staff will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, May 4th from 2:30 to 3:30 in the hospital’s Dining Room. . . .
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Chamber meets; new brochures available
The Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce met at the Coffee Mill on April 11, 2006. . . .
Tourism-related brochures for the six communities of Grangeville, Cottonwood, White Bird, Kamiah, Orofino and Pierce/Weippe are now available at Visitor Information Centers, Chambers of Commerce, local businesses and attractions in these areas. . . .
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75 years ago this month
During 2006, The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude is celebrating its 75th anniversary, making it one of the longest continuously operating museums in the Northwest. Begun in 1931 by Sister Alfreda Elsensohn, the museum continues to reflect the history of North Central Idaho. . . .
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Baseball team back in action
The Prairie baseball team got back in  action with a vengeance as they played 7 games, 6 of them league games, between Tuesday, April 18 and Monday, April 24. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 1 of 2; track team competes in two meets
The Prairie Lady Pirates lost at Culdesac and beat Kamiah last week. . . .
The track team competed in meets at Lapwai and Kamiah with Nicole Nida winning all three sprints in the meet at Lapwai on Tuesday, April 18. . . .
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Summit scholars remain in second place
Shorthanded still because of the press of other activities, Summit maintained its slim second place lead over Nezperce in high school knowledge bowl action held at Orofino shortly before Easter. . . .
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The Prairie Middle School band earned a superior rating at the District II music festival recently, the highest rating available. See story at left. The band members are shown with a cake that reads “Congratulations Dist. II Music Superior Rating.” 

The City of Cottonwood designated April 20-30 as city clean up. All Businesses and schools were notified to see if they would take part. This is an effort to keep our town and community cleaned up and a place to be proud of. PMS 5th and 6th grade PE Classes helped to clean up the school grounds during their PE classes.  

The construction and cabinetmaking classes made card deck boxes and laser engraved a fireman logo on the face of the boxes with each individuals name. On the back is a thank you for serving their community as volunteer Fireman for Ferdinand and Cottonwood. The students and I just wanted to say thank you for their volunteer work for the communities. The TSA Club paid for the materials. The top photo shows the Ferdinand firemen, from left Kurt Riener, Ron Riener, Corey Schaeffer, Gabe Riener, Paul Schmidt, J.D. Riener and Daniel Sigler. The bottom photo shows from left Rod Behler, Clancy Slichter and Ed Holthaus of the Cottonwood Fie Department. 

Kyle Westhoff puts the head on what must be a 12 foot snowman at the Jim and Carole Toennis residence on Easter weekend. Not your typical Easter weekend activity. At right is Nick Bernard and hidden behind Nick is his son Tyler Bernard. Behind the snowman is Curtis Westhoff. Photo provided by Jim and Carole Toennis.

Shown is a new counter in the drafting classroom at PHS. Students made the parts and assembled sections with Roger Holthaus helping to install the counter top which he helped to design and also donated many of the materials. The computers shown were courtesy of a grant through Tech Prep funds from Idaho Professional Technical Education. The Industrial Technology program wants to thank Roger and Alica Holthaus for their kindness and generosity and Tate Smith, Region II Tech Prep Coordinator for the computers. 

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