Updated February 14, 2008
Duclos wins spelling bee
The event started out with simple words such as “blue”, “jump”, “circle”,”tulip” and “card”. Then words became more challenging such as,“punish”, “frolic”, “tornado”   “February”, “reptile”, “cosmos”, “salami”, “newfangled”, “salami”, “glitz”, “mosque”, “idiom”, and  “inferno”  leaving some people scratching their heads as words were spelled correctly by students. . . .
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County Democrats favor Obama
Idaho County Democrats found the recipe for a successful presidential caucus on February 5th — two outstanding presidential candidates, lively debate, and 167 enthusiastic and eloquent caucus participants. . . .
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Ski Scoop
Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift?  Why not a trip to the Cottonwood Butte Ski Area? . . . 
Ski Hill open on President's Day
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Schlader takes second at state hoop shoot
Rhett Schlader of Cottonwood took second at the Idaho Elks state hoop shoot contest at Kellogg Saturday, Feb. 9. . . .
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Snow collapses prison gym roof
Snow collapsed the roof of the gymnasium at North Idaho Correctional Institution in Cottonwood last Friday.  The collapse happened about 12:30 p.m. Pacific. No one was hurt. . . .
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SMH receives Kissler Family fund grant
St. Mary’s Hospital recently received a grant from the Kissler Family Fund. . . .
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Horizons Community Training
The University of Idaho Extension led project to improve leadership and reduce poverty, the Idaho Horizons project, will be holding a one day training for Horizons communities on February 27th at St. Gertrude’s Monastery Spirit Center from 9:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the North Central Idaho Horizons communities including; Cascade, Riggins, Grangeville, Cottonwood, Keuterville, Greencreek, Ferdinand, Kooskia, Stites, Pierce, Weippe, Kamiah and Orofino. . . .
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Two score perfect 25's
With an overcast sky and windy weather, 50 members of the Cottonwood Gun Club turned out to shoot.  High scores for week 5 were Scott Jungert and Pepper Harman with 25’s and Lowell Mader, Bob Lustig, Butch Spencer, and Shaun Riener with 24’s.  This week the juniors posted a 63 with Brandon Poxleitner-22, Samantha Spencer-21, and Mitch Jungert-20. . . .
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Pirates split league games; will play Nezperce at District on Saturday
The Prairie Pirates beat Timberline then lost to Kendrick in league games last week. . . .
The District tournament starts this week with Prairie playing Nezperce at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the LCSC Activity Center. . . .
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Lady Pirates finish fourth at District
The Prairie Lady Pirates fell one win short of a state berth as they finished in fourth place at the District basketball tournament. The Lady Pirates lost to Lapwai 36-50 on Tuesday, Feb. 5, beat Troy 45-22 on Wednesday, Feb. 6 then lost to Kendrick 37-41 in the third place game on Friday, Feb. 8. . . .
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Wrestling schedule
The Prairie wrestling team will be at the District Tournament this weekend at Wallace. . . .
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Eric Daly, left and Navid Parwin are students of the month at Prairie High School for February. Navid  joined the PHS student body this school year as a foreign exchange student from Germany.  Although English is his second language, Navid excels in his academics, producing exceptional work.  He remains focused on the reasons why he joined the foreign exchange program: to learn a new culture, gain a new perspective on education, and create new friendships.  Several of his teachers are impressed with his work ethic and quality of work.  We are glad that PHS was selected to teach Navid. Eric  works very hard in his classes and is on task with his work.  He has belonged to the drug free group for the last 3 years and has also served on the drug free advisory council with Colleen Sonnen for those same three years.  He is in TSA and will be attending the state conference this spring.  He plays basketball and baseball.  He volunteers for Cottonwood youth sports (Little League); Pee Wee football (running chains, etc.) and the Cottonwood Blood Drive (setting up and tearing down when they have them).  He worked for Jerry Richardson building his new house also working fulltime this last summer at the monastery.  Eric is a credit to our school. Photo by Ryan Hasselstrom.

Kody Duclos was the winner of the Prairie Schools spelling bee and will advance to district competition at Lewiston. See story above left.

Rhett Schlader receives his second place in the state trophy for the Elks Club Hoop Shoot. See story at left.

Ted and Linda Arnzen are given the Prairie Booster Club “Superbooster” award by Booster Club president Chris Kaschmitter. 

Sgt. Kim Crea delivers soccer balls to children at an Iraqi school.  The 1000 balls were sent to Kim by KVI Radio Station of Seattle.  Kim is on a 15 month deployment with the Army in Iraq.  He scheduled to be home this summer.  Kim's wife, Sarah and 3 children live in the Olympia, WA area and he is the son of Mike and Lu Crea of Grangeville.

Some of the “Black Out the Gym” spirit winners from Monday night’s game against Kendrick. From left are Justin Schmidt, Tim Frei and Kyle Uhlenkott, the Middle School winners and Travis Alfrey, the preschool winner. Other winners were Dally Ratcliff for grade school, Amber Holthaus for high school and Bryan and Becky Higgins for adults. 

The PHS dance team performed at the boys game Monday evening. Click on the photo for a larger version.

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