Updated May 15, 2008
Hall refurbishing eyed
A proposal to seek a community development block grant to help fund refurbishing the community hall was the main topic of discussion at the Cottonwood City Council May meeting Monday, May 12. . . .
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Sisters receive Idaho 'Extraordinary Witness Award'
The Benedictine Sisters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, ID, were recipients of the Idaho Extraordinary Witness Award 2008 presented by the Kessler-Keener Lecture Series on May 1, 2008 at the Cathedral of the Rockies in Boise, ID. . . .
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HOSA group competes at state
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a student organization whose mission is to promote career opportunities in heath care. This year, Prairie HOSA had 11 members, eight of which attended the State Conference in Boise on April 9 – 11. . . .
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Notes from City Hall
On Friday, May 16th from 2pm to 5 pm, The City Council will be hosting an Open House at the new Public Works building on South 2nd street and at the Fire station to allow the public to inspect the new or remodeled facilities there. . . .
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Support asked for override levy
The Cottonwood School District is once again asking for support for our upcoming school levy. Over the years we have truly appreciated the public’s support. For it is only through your dedication to education that we can offer what we believe is an excellent education to our youth.  . . .
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Ten earn straight A's at PHS
Ten students had perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the third quarter at Prairie High School. They were seniors Sarah Arnzen, Jessica Gehring, Kayla Lorentz and Kimberly Schaeffer, sophomores NaTosha Schaeffer, Kyler Shumway, David Sigler and Wyatt Williams and freshmen Seth Guyer and Dominic Walker. . . .
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Sports physicals set for June; Diabetes Workshop reminder
St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will once again be offering the sports physicals for area students. . . .
Becky Ewing, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator, is offering a two hour workshop for people with diabetes this Thursday, May 15 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. . . .
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Farm Bureau announces scholarship winners
Four graduating seniors trom three different high schools are this year's winners of the Idaho County Farm Bureau Scholarship. Each winner receives $500 toward their college education.  . . .
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Pirates finish 4th at District
The Prairie baseball team beat Troy 14-2 on Friday then lost to Lewis County on Saturday 5-15 to finish fourth at the District Tournament. . . .
Also on this page is a picture of 4 Prairie football players at a football combine in Boise. . . .
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Lady Pirates to play Horseshoe Bend in state opener
The state softball bracket is on this page - Prairie's first game is against Horseshoe Bend at 1 p.m. MDT Friday, May 16 at Caldwell. . . .
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Schmidt, Shumway win at Area Best Meet
Devin Schmidt soared to a personal best in the triple jump to win the event at the Area Best Track Meet at Lewiston Thursday, May 8.
His mark of 40’ ¾” was about 2 feet better than he had done in a meet all season. . . .
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Nuxoll is outstanding freshman at Carroll College; Virtue winners named; Date corrected on Kindergarten open house
Word received recently by Summit Academy from Carroll College, Helena, Montana named Amber Nuxoll, daughter of Denise and Mike Nuxoll, and 2007 graduate and valedictorian from Summit Academy the outstanding freshman for the school year 2007-2008 in the area of Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science. . . .
Completing the second last virtue campaign for the year, one focused on the virtue of constancy with St. Benedict Joseph as the model, the following students were named by their teachers, their peers in some cases, and other criteria as the Constancy winners for the month: . . .
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Letters to the Editor
This page feature several letters to the editor that appeared in this week's Chronicle. . . .
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Vintage Pictures
On this page are a couple of old black and white photos submitted to the Chronicle that appeared in this week's print edition. . . .
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The Benedictine Sisters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, ID, were recipients of the Idaho Extraordinary Witness Award 2008 presented by the Kessler-Keener Lecture Series on May 1, 2008 at the Cathedral of the Rockies in Boise, ID.  This award honors an individual or group in Idaho who has had a significant impact in the area of human rights, peace and justice.  The recipient is recognized for living out their faith in ways that demonstrate vision and leadership in promoting inclusion and diversity, and in helping transform Idaho by their support of human rights and human dignity and care of the earth. See story at left.

The Kindergarten classes from Prairie Elementary School took a walk with their teacher, Mrs. Katie Gilbert, to the fire station for a tour of the trucks and fire equipment.  Thanks to the firemen for the fire safety talk and letting the kids take a turn spraying water from the fire hose.  In the top photo is the Blue Group and the lower photo shows the Red Group.

Students in Mrs. Lundmark’s art class had to draw a picture of Idaho’s state fish, which is the cutthroat trout.  All contestants that participated will receive a certificate of participation and a special gift certificate for art supplies from Joe’s Artstuff.  This year’s winner of the contest was Shaney Perrin (shown above.) 

Kyle Bower and Malachi Baca were April’s attendance winners for Prairie Middle School.  They received 3 gift certificates to places in Lewiston.  They included a $10 gift certificate to the Way Back Café, 3 free lanes of bowling or golf at Lancer’s Lanes, and 1 movie pass to the Village Cinema. 
Lonnie Schaeffer, Ben Gehring, and Brian Gehring enjoying a taco at The Center For Discovery last Thursday. 
The Cottonwood Fire Department recently helped burn the dead grass around our football field. Prairie Middle School appreciates their help. 
The Cub Scout Wolf Den and Webelos got a tour of Green Acres Nursery’s greenhouses. They were shown seed planting from starr to finish. Heated blankets keep the plants warm and a rail system moves carts to and from the greenhouses. Anthony, Brayden, Phillip, Hunter, Drew and A.J. played a game with Janean of Green Acres to see if they could match the seeds to its plant. 

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