Updated June 12, 2008
Garbage rate increase sought
Butch Walker and Marietta Holman of Walco, Inc. were at the June meeting of the Cottonwood City Council seeking an increase in sanitation rates for the upcoming fiscal year. . . .
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Fair royalty applicants are sought
Applications are available for students between 15-17 years old at Likkel Insurance Agency and the Idaho County Extension Office, both in Grangeville for candidates for the 2009 Idaho County Fair Royalty. . . .
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Catholic Daughters Education Contest winners
The Catholic Daughter’s Education Contest was held again this spring.  There were many participants from Cottonwood School District, Summit Academy and St. Peter and Paul’s in Grangeville. . . .
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Museum is grant recipient; Event planned for June 26-27
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, ID has received a grant award from Inland Northwest Community Foundation in Spokane. The award is for $25,720. . . .
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho received permission to reprint an article that originally appeared in the Oregon Historical Quarterly. The article, entitled “A Most Daring Outrage: Murders at Chinese Massacre Cove, 1887” by Greg Nokes, was reprinted in the September 2007 issue of our journal, Echoes of the Past. . . .
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Relay for Life June update
Whoo Hoo!! The Clearwater To Salmon Rivers Relay For Life planning committee is gearing up for a fabulous 2008 event. Friday, July 18 through Saturday, July 19 at the Grangeville High School track is the place to be for 18 hours of family fun. There will be a celebration of Hope with cancer survivors at 5:00 pm and also a time to stop and remember those we have lost to cancer during the Luminaria Ceremony at 10 pm. . . .
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St. Mary's Hospital and Clinics news
Bob Bashaw, PT, from Proformance Physical Therapy in Pullman will join Dr. Edwin Tingstad, Orthopedist, in a Health Matters forum on Thursday, June 26, on ACL Tears or knee injuries. . . . 
St. Mary’s Hospital is hosting a hot dogs, helicopters and hospital event this Saturday, June 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m..  Also on board will be a helicopter outfitted for rescues from remote areas in our region. . . .
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Students raise money for orphanage
In the fall of 2006, my daughter, Brenna Riggers, saved enough money to take herself to South Africa.  Her destination was Bethany Place of Safety, an orphanage run by Sister Mary Paule Tacke formerly of Cottonwood, Id. . . .
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Middle School student activities
Included on this page are stories and photos about the 8th grade math class bridge building competition; the 7th grade math class designing board games and the Middle School Chess Club tournament. . . .
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Open gym nights at PHS
Prairie High School is having open gym nights all summer and invites Prairie H.S. and M.S. athletes to come up from 7:30 – 9:00 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights. . . .
Also on this page is the Babe Ruth team schedule. . . .
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Scholarship bowling tournament held
The Elsie Kinzer Memorial Scholarship Bowling was held at the Prairie Imperial Bowl on May 17 and May 24th.  17 bowlers and 7 speculators participated.  Bowlers bowled 8 games each over the two nights with the high total pins, with handicap, winning the bowling prize.  Rose Gehring won with a score of 1928 total pins.  Bob Canup was 2nd with 1906 pins. . . .
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Summit graduation held
Summit Academy held their fourth graduation ceremony last Friday, June 6 with 7 seniors graduating. . . .
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The Summit Academy class of 2008  flips their tassels after they all received their diplomas From left are Lauren Chmelik, Anna Osborne, Zach Frei, Lynn Rehder, Will Schlader, David Spencer and Danielle Stubbers.. Click on the photo for a larger version. More photos included with the story on graduation at left on Summit page below left.

Shown are three of the five local Catholic Daughters Education Contest winners who were also state winners. From left are Derek Nuxoll, Savannah Prigge and Kimberly Frei.  The other two state winners were Kayla Duclos from Prairie Schools and Eric Kaschmitter from Sts. Peter & Paul. See story at left for pictures of all the local winners.

Prairie Elementary students have been raising money and sending items to the Bethany Place of Safety Orphanage in South Africa which was started by Cottonwood native Sr. Mary Paule Tacke. See story below left.

MaKayla Schaeffer, Samantha Keating and Monica Lustig watch as their bridge starts to fail. They won the 8th grade math bridge building competition as it took nearly 95 lbs. to collapse their bridge. See story at left.

Students try out one of the board games developed by the 7th grade math class. See story at left for more pictures.

A picture of the final competition in the Middle School chess tournament. From left to right are Joshwa Zigler, Cody Duclos, Claire Whitley and Tyler Latimer. See story above left.

One of the display cases built with funds from a grant received by the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. See story above left for explanation and more photos.

North end of beach at Chinese Massacre Cove…and beyond. The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude will be hosting  an event regarding the events leading to the name of this cove June 26-27. See story above left.

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