Updated February 12, 2009
Prairie Lady Pirates lost to Kendrick Thursday, Feb. 12 and their season is over..

Cottonwood City Council meets
Cottonwood Mayor Denis Duman presented a couple of Letters of Commendation prior to the February meeting of the Cottonwood City Council Monday, Feb. 9. . . .
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Hall renovations plans being finalized
It’s getting closer and closer to really happening and now we will need your help.  The Cottonwood Community hall is being remodeled. . . .
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Raffle winners named
Winners in the St. Mary's/Holy Cross Parish dinner raffle and the TSA raffle are on this page. . . .
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Have a Heart campaign
B & A Performance Auto is participating in the Have a Heart Campaign from February 12th to February 24th. . . .
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Ski Skoop
Did you forget to pick up that Valentine’s Day gift?  Well it isn’t too late; the Cottonwood Butte Ski Area is here to make Valentine’s Day memorable. . . .
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Fundraisers for Rome Pilgrimage; Farm Bureau scholarships and contests
Youth from the surrounding area have been working hard to earn money for a pilgrimage trip to Rome, Italy. . . .
Information on Farm Bureau scholarships and their essay and art contests are also on this page . . .
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Monastery celebrating centennial
From August 2008 until August 2009, the sisters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude are celebrating 100 years “at home” in Idaho. During the year and as a monthly feature, the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude will be contributing a feature article entitled “100 Years Ago This Month” for the Cottonwood Chronicle.  We hope you enjoy this historical venture.  We welcome your comments. . . .
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Three score perfect 25's
The skies were clear and the wind was light as we started off week five this past Sunday. . . .
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Pirates lose at Genesee, beat Culdesac, start District on Monday; KC Hoop shoot winners named
The Prairie Pirates were beaten 55-61 at Genesee in what amounted the the league championship game. They bounced back to beat Culdesac 75-40 at home . . .
The Pirates start District Monday, Feb. 16 as the #2 seed and will play at 7:45 p.m. . . .
Ten boys and girls from Prairie Elementary School, Prairie Middle School, and Summit Academy, ages 10 to 14, were named local and district champions of the 2008 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship
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Lady Pirates lose to Kendrick, beat Timberline at District
The Prairie Lady Pirates lost their district opener to Kendrick 37-49 but bounced back to eliminate Timberline 56-30 at the district tournament. . . .
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Middle School wrestlers take 1st at Grangeville
Four schools participated in the Grangeville Invitational Tournament held on Saturday February 7.  Prairie scored 64,  . . .
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Summit girls earn first ever state appearance; Summit girls win regional semifinal; Summit Acedemy releases honor roll; Boys start District Saturday
The Summit Lady Patriots earned the first-ever state tournament berth for the school with a 37-24 win over Clark Fork in the regional championship game Saturday, Feb. 8 at Lakeland High School in Rathdrum. . . .
Traveling to Rathdrum last Friday and playing northern Idaho's number two seed in the north regional girls' tourney proved to be a pleasant 1st for the Patriot ladies from Summit Academy as they moved easily into the final championship round with a 49 to 24 over the Mullan Tigers. . . .
Second quarter honor roll recipients at Summit High were released this week, showing six students with straight "A," 4.00 point grade averages. Four-point students were: Senior Joseph Lustig, Junior Dylan Prigge, Sophomore Rachel Wemhoff, and Frosh Nicole Frie, Savanah Prigge, and Rachel Uhlenkott. . . .
Summit's boys start District 2 1A Division 2 play this Saturday, Feb. 14 at Highland High School in Craigmont. . . .
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Letters to the Editor
On this page are letters to the editor that appeared in the week's print edition. . . .
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The Summit Academy Lady Patriots proclaimed they're #1 after winning the Regional title and qualfying for their first ever state tournament. Click for a large view. See story below left.

Above is the latest proposal for renovating the Community Hall entranceway. See story at left. Click for a larger view.

Cottonwood School District held its annual spelling bee on February 10, 2009.  Students from Prairie Elementary and middle schools participated.  Mr. Greg Deiss was the master of ceremony –after all rounds were completed, Tyler Latimer, left, was pronounced the winner.  Morgan Butler, right, was the runner-up.  Tyler will compete at the regional spelling bee on March 7 at LCSC. Other Spelling Bee participantswereCasey Danly, Chris Hoene, Kory Bahlman, Abbie Uhlenkott, Hunter McWilliams, Alexis Shears and Max Fernandez.

Students with Perfect Attendance are those who have been in school every day that we have been in session.  Those with perfect attendance:  Back Row:  Abbie Uhlenkott, Sierra Latimer, Andrew Geis, Rosemary Trautman, Zeb Elliott, Emily McHugh, Casey Danly, Shayla Sears, Rachel Falzon, Tyler  Workman Front Row:  Brandon Higgins, Lauren Alfrey, Hailey Danly, Lucas Arnzen, Whitney Sonnen, Tyler Hankerson, Hope Vanator, Chris Bradley. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Students with Near Perfect Attendance are those who have a 1/2 or 1 day of absences for the first semester.  Prairie Middle School draws names out of a hat at the end of each month.  Names are put in the hat based on attendance for a week at a time. Left to right, back row:  Sarah Seubert, Marisa Lustig, Eliese Perrin, Austin Sonnen, Beka Bruner, Drew Cochran, Taylor Heitman, Shelby VonBargen, Karissa Terhaar, Claire Whitley Front row:  Hanna Ross, Bobby Kinch, Bryson Higgins, Philip Spencer, Clark Bruno, Tyler Latimer, Cheryl Gehring, Kendall Schumacher, Marcus Higgins. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Paper, scissors, glue and card making supplies - all were needed last week in the PFFP (released time) classrooms as everyone from 1st grade through high school participated in making Valentine’s for shut-ins and other people in the three Parishes of Cottonwood, Ferdinand and Greencreek. Some of these were hand delivered to the recipients but the majority of the cards were mailed in time for Valentine’s Day. At 1 card per student that amounted to 136 cards. 

Prairie Middle School Attendance winners for January are Daun Hoene and Philip Spencer. 

Scoutmaster Terry Cochran and Boy Scout Drew Cochran with Pastor Eric Williams observing the 99th Scout Sunday at the Cottonwood Community Church. 

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