Updated July 5, 2007
Cottonwood population increases
The Idaho Dept. of Commerce and Labor recently released population figures for all the incorporated cities in the state.
Cottonwood and Ferdinand both show an increase. . . .
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Blood drive is Tuesday
A big reminder that the summer Blood Drive is coming on Tuesday July 10 at the community hall from 12noon to 6PM.  We are desperate for blood donors. . . .
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SMH receives grant funds
St. Mary’s Hospital recently received a grant from the Steele-Reese Foundation Special Project Fund through the Idaho Community Foundation. . . . 
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Middle School student council takes on project
MaKayla Schaeffer, Student Body President and Megan Sigler, Student Body Vice President have been organizing and cleaning many, many trophies and pictures found in storage at Prairie Middle School.  Pictures and trophie such as: . . .
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Results listed for Winchester Open Rodeo
On this page are listed all the top winners at this past weekend's Winchester Open Rodeo. . . .
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More Fire Department history
The thirteenth installment of the history of the Cottonwood Fire Department (after an inadvertant week's vacation). . . .
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Craigmont's Jam'n in the Park to start soon
Jam’n in the Park started in 2002 as a way to showcase local musicians.  For two years, with limited sound systems and only one electrical outlet (the only other outlet had to be shared with concessions), music filled the small farming community of Craigmont as musicians played under the shade of the trees and local businesses provided the concessions. . . .
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Local team places third
The Pacific Cabinets Tigers took third in the local Little League tournament this past week. . . .
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Team spots still available
The St. Mary's Hospital Foundation has openings available for four person teams for their eighth annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, July 15 at the Grangeville Golf and Country Club.  The 18 Hole Scramble has a 3:00 p.m. tee time.  Registration begins at 2:00 p.m. . . .
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Vi Nuxoll of Cottonwood was recently presented the “Outstanding Care” award by the Grangeville Garden Club. Shown presenting the award at Mrs. Nuxoll’s home are Jennifer Artley, president; Ann Bos, secretary and Betty Johnson, vice-president. 

Megan Sigler, left, and MaKayla Schaeffer with some of the many trophies found in storage at Prairie Middle School. See story at left.

Dog Bark Park recently made an appearance in a national magazine. They received a 2-page spread (above) in the June/July 2007 issue of Country Woman magazine. Frances Conklin reports they have been hearing from the magazine’s reader from all over the country, some of whom are coming to stay in the dog. Others are ordering Idaho dog carvings and others to share recipes or visit about country living in Idaho. Conklin also notes that they are approaching their 10th anniversary as they opened Fair Week of 1997. Other recent media exposure has seen them featured in Nick, Jr. magazine, Saab Owners magazine and the Retirement Living “Living Live” TV show with Florence Henderson as host.

Summer work has started on the school district. In the upper photo an NICI work crew is cleaning up the hillsides around the high school. They also helped with painting at the middle school and with the sprinkler system at the baseball field. In the lower photo Frank Bruno inspects one of the sprinkler heads prior to installation on the baseball field.

The St. Gertrude's Academy Class of 1966 held their "40 + 1 Class Reunion" on June 16, 2007. They gathered at the Monastery Chapel for a special Mass and toured the High School. The group enjoyed dinner at Spirit Center where they were joined by some of their former teachers. Pictured, L-R, are Dick Clifford, spouse of Vicki Meyer of Lewiston; Sr. Catherine Manderfeld and Clark Christiansen, spouse of Ginger Watson Christiansen (whose back is to the camera), of Nezperce.
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The Class of 1977 celebrated their 30 year reunion at the Keuterville Pub & Grub Saturday, June 30th. Back Row(l to r)  Doug Gehring, Jon Riener, Luke Geis, Keith Coppernoll, Dan Lustig, Pat Holthaus, Don Harrison, Ken Rehder, Nick Forsmann, Chris Wren, Randy Knight, Phil Nuxoll, Mike Orr, Greg Sonnen, Marc Riener, Bob Goeckner. Middle Row (l to r) David Flint, Roger Kaschmitter, Pat (Schaeffer) Forsmann, Becky (Kaschmitter) Chaffee, Carla (Uhlenkott) Schnider, Della (Uhlenkott) Gehring, Cheri (Schmidt) Holthaus, June (McCarthy) Davies, Janice (Schumacher) Haener, Doreen (Stubbers) Rehder, Ruth (Schmidt) Moody. Front Row (l to r)  Robert Nida, Linda (Sonnen) Nida, Terry (Seubert) McNabb, Sharrie (Miller) Groom, Laura (VanEngelen) Wassmuth, Vicki (Toennis) Hinkelman, Janice (Beckman) Sewell, Cindy (Terhaar) Connelly, Arlene (DeHaas) Baerlocher, Susie (Frei) MacPherson, Pam (Schaeffer) Baxter. Click on the photo for a larger version.

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