Updated July 31, 2008
16th annual Raspberry Festival set for Sunday
On August 3, 2008 the 16th Annual Raspberry Festival opens a full year of Centennial celebrations for the Benedictine Sisters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho. . . .
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Monastery launches centennial celebration
The Benedictine Sisters cordially invite all families, oblates, volunteers, employees, SGA alumni, benefactors and other friends of the Monastery of St. Gertrude to come and join the fun and excitement as they open a full year of Centennial celebrations at the 16th Annual Raspberry Festival on Sunday, August 3, 2008 in Cottonwood, Idaho. . . .
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82 donate blood
Every year millions of Americans give one or more pints of blood to benefit people they’ve never met.  Tuesday, July 22nd 82 of your local neighbors joined that “silent group who just do it.” . . .
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Staff at St. Mary's Hospital receive awards
The staff of St. Mary’s Hospital received certificates last week from the Idaho County Sheriff’s Department for their help in handling an incident last April 8th  when an inmate attacked an Idaho County jailer in a patient room at SMH. . . .
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Prairie Horizons update
This Friday is the first “Movies on the Wall” at City Park.  Time is 9”00 PM – bring your lawn chair and/or blanket and enjoy the movie Ratatouille with all your family and friends. . . .
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Bill Farmer receives Audrey Spence award
Bill Farmer, principal of Robert Janss School, North Idaho Correctional Institution, was honored at the spring Idaho Correctional Education conference as the recipient of the prestigious Audrey Spence Award for 2008. . . .
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Nida starts career at Boeing
Keith Nida, Prairie High School graduate class of 2003 will begin his career with Boeing this month in the Puget Sound region as a participant in Boeings Business Career Foundation Program (BCFP). . . .
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School supply lists
On this page are the school supply lists for students at Prairie Middle School this coming school year.We've also left the Prairie Elementary School lists on this page from last week. . . .
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Little League All-Stars compete; Photo of The Hangout T-ball team
The Cottonwood All-Star Little League team recently played in two tournaments. . . .
Also on this page is a photo of the T-ball team sponsored by The Hangout. . . .
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Student named to ISU dean's list; Co-ed softball tournament; Youth swim night at Kamiah
The Idaho State University has included a local student for her outstanding academic achievement to their Spring Semester 2008 Dean's List. . . .
Syringa Hospital and Clinics will be hosting a co-ed softball tournament September 13th and 14th. . . .
This Friday, August 1, 2008; the Upper Clearwater Community Foundation (UCCF) will host the first Kamiah Pool Youth Swim Night.  From 8 – 10:00 PM youth in 4th – 6th grade are all invited to enjoy food and fun. . . .
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Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor that appeared in this week's Chronicle. . . .
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The Monastery of St. Gertrude launches its Centennial celebration this Sunday at the 16th annual Raspberry Festival. The top photo shows the Monastery campus today while the lower photo shows how it looked in 1910.

Todd Nida, St. Mary’s Hospital Chief Administrative Officer, for the assistance provided by hospital staff on April 8 when an inmate patient attacked a jailer in a hospital room. 

Idaho County Sheriff, Larry Dasenbrock, presents a certificate to Tom Schumacher, St. Mary’s Hospital maintenance crew for his bravery in assisting a jailer who’d been injured by an inmate patient. See story above left.

In the top photo Glen Poxleitner read an amusing, rhyming, tongue twisting story that the kids really enjoyed. In the lower photo Judy from The Nez Perce Nat'l Historical Park in Spaulding retold some oral legends from the Nez Perce tribe and read some stories about butterflies.  She also brought coloring pages on the stages of butterfly development.
The final day for the Summer Reading Program will be Thurs. July 31st from 1:30 to 3:00 at the City Park. Parents and siblings are invited to attend.  Prizes will be awarded for the most time read, so please bring back your reading charts on that day.  We will also be giving out awards for the "Create A Bug" contest.  These "bugs" are on display at the Library, so go in and check out the creativity of the youngsters.  This was a fun project for the kids and grownups alike.  If you have any questions, call Aleta at 962-3724 or the Library at 962-3714.

Ladd Arnoti was the winner of the Go-Kart drawing at The Country Haus. Ladd is shown with Jim and Kathy Riener of the Country Haus.

St. Gertrude’s Academy class of 1958 held a class reunion on July 19 and 20. They met for dinner and reminiscing on Saturday at the Halfway Club in Ferdinand. On Sunday they attended Mass at St. Gertrude's Monastery then had dinner with the sisters. After dinner they toured the high school. Those attending were back row: Dave Reed, Royce Gehring, Tom Sprute and Robert Arnzen. Middle row: Virginia Goeckner, Rose (Reichlin) Wallace, Kathy (Frei) Lacey, Wayne Wimer, Barbara (Vogal) Frei, Rosemarie (Sprute) Sells and Sr. Virginia Henry. Front row: Marge (Uptmor) Eisele, Sylvia (Jenny) Uhling, Carol (Gehring) Lauer and Marlene (Forsmann) Bieren. Missing when the picture was taken were Mildred (Forsman) Geis and Janice (Duclos) Lustig.

Travis Mader was honored Monday, July 21 in Boise with the Coach of the Year Award for division 1-A Fast-Pitch Softball. The PHS team won their second straight state championship in May.

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