Updated May 25, 2006
Forty to graduate Friday
Forty students led by valedictorian Adeline Lustig and co-salutatorians Danielle Terhaar and Ashley Schaeffer will take part in graduation ceremonies this Friday, May 26 at 7 p.m. in the Prairie High School gym. . . .
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Override levy passes
The $209,000 school district supplemental levy passed with better than 58% yes votes in the election held Tuesday, May 16.
On the linked page are the vote breakdowns by trustee zones. . . .
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Memorial Day services set
On Monday, May 29, the American Legion Post 40 and V.F.W. Post 4902 will present a memorial service at the Ferdinand and Keuterville cemeteries. . . .
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Notes from Pat
Friday Cottonwood celebrates with the seniors at Prairie High School twelve years of work with graduation services starting at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. . . .
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Scholarships are awarded
Idaho County Farm Bureau announced the winners of the $500 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors for this school year.  They are: Jeannie LeeAnne Goeckner, Nicholas Mark Kretzmann, Adeline Mary Lustig, and Charlotte Smith. . . .
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Conservation Field Day held
On Friday, May 19,  the Lewis Soil Conservation District hosted their Annual Sixth Grade Conservation  Field Day at Winchester State Park. . . .
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Pirates win State title
The Prairie baseball team won their first ever state baseball championship with a 5-0 win over Genesee Saturday, May 20 at Juliaetta. To get to that point they beat Rimrock 10-0 on Thursday, Genesee 3-1 on Friday and lost 1-12 to Genesee on Saturday to set up the winner-take-all second championship game. . . .
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Lady Pirates take second at State
For the second year in a row the Prairie Lady Pirates softball team reached the state championship only to lose to Culdesac. This time the final score was 6-7. . . .
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Nida, Riener win state titles
Nicole Nida won 3 state titles while J.D. Riener took 2 at the State Track Meet at Boise May 18-20. . . .
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Pitcher C.J. Rieman and catcher Dan Riener celebrate after the final out in the baseball championship game. Ryan Daly leads the charge from the dugout to join the celebration. Prairie beat Genesee 5-0 for their first ever state baseball title. 

J.D. Riener and Nicole Nida each made multiple trips to the top of the awards podium. Riener won both the shot put (shown) and discus while Nida won the 100 (shown), 200 and 400 meter dashes and anchored the 4x400 relay to a fourth place finish.

The PMS Jr. High Band under the direction of Kathy Stefani traveled to Silverwood last Friday and Saturday and took 1st place. They are shown with their trophy. 

The high school  held their spring concert last Tuesday, May 16. Shown is the high school choir performing.

Prairie Middle School held their Spring concert Monday, May 22. Shown performing is the 6th grade band.

Prairie Middle School held their science fair last week. Shown are people checking out some of the exhibits.


First graders from Prairie Elementary School recently took their annual field trip to St. Mary's Hospital. The children were able to view the operating room, the lab, x-ray, the emergency room and the ambulance. St. Mary's employees did a wonderful job of showing the children around the different areas and explaining what they might see if they ever had to come to the hospital. The children were even given a "mini-cast" on their fingers. The field trip ended with a delicious cookie made by St. Mary's cooks. Teachers Cindy Schumacher and Sherry Holthaus and their students would like to thank Cheri Holthaus for arranging the tour and all of the employees for taking time out of their busy schedules to show them around. In the top photo is Mrs. Schumacherís class and in the lower photo is Mrs. Holthausí class. Each showing their finger casts.

Mrs. Rigger's class was awarded the pizza party for bringing in the most coins for hurricane relief during the month of April. Here Talyss and Dean enjoy pizza while the 3rd/4th graders from Mrs. Schu's class "tends to their every need"! Prairie Elementary should be very proud. For the 2nd year in a row, we have raised over $1000 to send to those in need!! We are already looking forward to raising money next year for another great cause.

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