Updated June 25, 2009
School district budget approved
The budget was approved for the 2009-2010 school year at the June meeting of the school board Monday, June 22. . . .
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30 make A honor roll at Middle School
30 students made the A honor roll at Prairie Middle School for the 4th quarter of the 2008-09 school year. They were Logan Dahlen, Marcus Higgins, Matthew Jungert, Andrea Kaschmitter, Tyler Latimer, Frank Spencer and Claire Whitley in the 8th grade, Rebekah Bruner, Drew Cochran, Casey Danly, Jared Higgins, Daun Hoene, Jessica Kaschmitter and Dakota Wilson in the 7th grade, Morgan Butler, Beth Dinning, Bryson Higgins, Stellina Laurino, Emily McHugh, Jessica Riener, Tannor Ross, Whitney Sonnen and Holli Uhlorn in the 6th grade and Jake Bruner, Marisa Lustig, Talyss Lustig, Maria Munger, Eliese Perrin, Abbie Uhlenkott and Kristin Uhlenkott in the 5th grade. . . .
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Hospitals respond to changing childhood immunization costs
Beginning July 1 the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will begin allotting free childhood immunization vaccines only for children on Medicaid, uninsured children, children who are Alaska Native or Native American, or those whose insurances do not cover immunizations. . . .
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Coppernoll named volunteer of the month
Prairie Community Library Board has chosen Aleta Coppernoll as Volunteer of the Month of June. . . .
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Uhling interning in New York City
Hanna Uhling, one of last year’s graduates from Orofino High School and a sophomore at the University of Idaho, has a paid summer internship in New York city at mark., a division of Avon.  She is involved in product development of skin care, fragrance and hair product lines. . . .
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Monastery celebrates donors
More than 65 donors to the Monastery of St. Gertrude’s Growing a Future Rooted in Hope capital campaign gathered at the monastery June 5-7, for a donor appreciation celebration.  . . .
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Three sisters to celebrate 50th jubilees
The public is invited to attend the 50th Anniversary of Monastic Profession for Sisters Mary Kay Henry, Mary Geis and Cecile Marie Uhlorn at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho. Celebrations will be held Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 1:30 pm in the monastery chapel, with a reception following. . . .
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Inland Northwest Crossroads—Cottonwood, Idaho
History rests easy on the north central Idaho city of Cottonwood, high on the Camas Prairie.  The bones of downtown reflect a consistency of architecture born of tragedy; only one building on Main Street predates the massive fire that consumed Cottonwood’s commercial center in 1908.  The buildings that arose in the years following the disaster are sturdy structures, built to last. . . .
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Golf scramble planned
St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will be hosting their annual golf scramble on Sunday, July 26 at the Grangeville Golf and Country Club.  Openings are available for both golfers and hole sponsors.  All proceeds benefit the programs and services of SMHC.  . . .
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Special kids progams planned
On Saturday, June 27th from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., the National Park Service and Idaho State Parks, will host a national program called KIDS & PARKS. . . .
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Letters to the editor
On this page are letters to the editor that appeared in this week's print edition of the Cottonwood Chronicle. . . .
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Jim Rehder has put a challenge out there to any one in the area, to past residents and businesses, to give $250.00 or more to the City of Cottonwood for the Community Hall project.  Audrey Uhlenkott and Camas Prairie Insurance have both given this amount and Summit Utility Contractors gave $1,000.00 in support of this project.  We have also had a few people come close to this amount with a donation of $200.00 Sylvia Forsman, Carl & Cleora Schmidt and Albert & Clarice Rad. In the $100.00 category Edna Ruhoff, Archies Cleaners, Maurus & Karen Uhlorn, Don & Irma Tacke, Pauline Frei, Margaret Stewart, Rick & Laurie Workman, Pat & Cathy Hylton, Roy & Helen Nuxoll, Xi Beta Rho, Law Office of Summer Emmert, Ron Grant, Tim & Beth Forsmann, Bob & Gloria Funke, Wayne Wood & Fred Arnzen. Joe & Angie Ahlers gave $120.00. The Horizon group gave $2500.00 and have promised an additional $5,000.  The Cottonwood Chamber and Arnzen Building Construction have promised to give $2,000. and the Library has very generously promised $20,000. toward the project.  We have had several other donation amounts from the very generous people of the area also and we want to thank those people as well as the above people for helping us go forward with this project.  When the project has been finished we will list the donors in their categories and have a wall of honor/plaques. We look forward to seeing who will meet and beat this challenge.

Aleta Coppernoll, shown with her son Matt, has been named Prairie Community Library’s Volunteer of the Month for June. See story at left.

Prioress Clarissa Goeckner (center) with friends Joyce and Ed Carerra of Novato, California at Spirit Center. They attended a donors event at the Spirit Center. See story at left.

From left: Donors Jane Somerton-Frith of Boise, Idaho, Kristin Prieur or Pullman, Washington and Mary Lou Wilson of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Sister Carol Ann Wassmuth at Spirit Center.

Cottonwood Boy Scout Troop 638 recently made a trip up to Joseph Plains to clean up an old cemetery located there.  The boys and adults spent much time with clippers, saws, weedeaters and mowers to get the cemetery back in the shape it deserved to be in.  The cemetery's need for repair was brought to the Troop's attention by Carol Anglen and is located on property owned by Gary Hamm, who agreed to let the Scouts camp out on his property for the weekend. Spending the weekend working on the project were Scouts- Drew Cochran, Tyler Hankerson, Mike Karel, Former Scout Kevin Karel, Cub Scout Anthony Karel, Scoutmaster Terry Cochran, Cubmaster Dan Karel, Geno Hankerson and Eldon Anglen. Pictured-Anthony Karel, Terry Cochran, Drew Cochran Mike Karel, Kevin Karel, Tyler Hankerson.

The above two photos were taken by Henry Agnew and submitted along with the article "Inland Crossroads," above left, by his sister Donna Agnew Winkler, both former residents of Cottonwood. The top photo says “Cottonwood vs. Greencreek, May 1937” while the lower photo is the Cottonwood baseball team in May of 1937.

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