Updated August 6, 2009
Raspberry Festival results and photos
On this page are results and photos from the event. . . .
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Six vie for 2010 Fair Royalty
This year there are six candidates for Idaho County Fair Queen, one from Cottonwood and five from Grangeville. They are Kristin Hill of Cottonwood and Danielle Reuter, Cassandra Kaschmitter, Mandee Prado, Jill Brouwer and Sheyenne Stewart of Grangeville. . . .
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Chamber to meet August 13
The next Chamber meeting will be Thursday, August 13th at 11:30 (note time change) at the Duman Mini Mall. . . .
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Hall donations continue to come in
We would like to take this time to thank those people who have been a part of the Cottonwood Community hall for the many years it has been here. . . .
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Troop Scoop
Camp Grizzly is a place where boys can be boys and experience many adventures and learn new life skills. The local Boy Scouts attended Camp Grizzly on July 19-25th 2009. . . .
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School registration dates set; Middle School to hold open house
Prairie High School will be having registration on Thursday, August 13, 2009 from 8-11:30 a.m. in the high school offices. . . .
Prairie Middle School will have an OPEN HOUSE on Tuesday, August 25  6:00 – 7:30 p.m. . . .
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Choir to practice on August 10
The Cottonwood Community Choir will have practice Monday, August 10, 2009 at 7 pm in the high school music room.  . . .
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Dutch Oven Cook-off; Bittermelon experience
Winchester Lake State Park and Tri-state Outfitters are sponsoring a Barbecue and Dutch Oven Outdoor Cook-off Saturday, August 29 at Ponderosa Point. . . .
Two years ago the Camas Prairie went on a gourmet experience to the China Inn in Lewiston and tried their very first Bittermelon with Pork dish.  . . .
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Secrest's team wins golf scramble
The St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics Foundation 10th Annual Golf Scramble on July 26th  at the  Grangeville golf course hosted 11 teams and 43 golfers.  Dr. Jack Secrest’s team took first place with a combined score of 60, followed closely by a tie for second between Tom Jacobs’ team and Ed Eckert’s Team both with scores of 63. . . .
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Volleyball meeting set
There will be a player/parent volleyball meeting for those interested in high school volleyball this fall. 
The meeting will be held at Prairie High school at 6:30 p.m. on August 12th.   . . .
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Summit school supply lists & school calendar
On this page are the Summit Academy school supply lists for 2009-2010 as well as the school calendar.. . . .
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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 Chronicle. . . .
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Prairie School supply lists
Can be found at http://www.cottonwoodchronicle.com/0806/girlssports.html

The arts and crafts and vendor booths were busy at the Raspberry Festival Sunday. For more photos and event results see article at left.

The six candidates for 2010 Idaho County Fair Queen Royalty. Clockwise from top left are Kristin Hill, Danielle Reuter, Cassandra Kaschmitter, Sheyenne Stewart, Jill Brouwer and Mandee Prado.

A crew of offenders from NICI helped tear out the old gym floor at the PHS gym. School superintendent Gary Blaz, who was also working hard taking the peeled up material to the dumpster said they hope to have the new floor in and painted by October 15. They will also paint the ceiling and fix the front entryway to avoid the snow problems.

Kelly Kortekaas, who illustrated childrens books, and her daughter Audrey joined us Thursday.  She showed some of her drawings that will be used in an upcoming book.  Kelly also explained the process of illustrating books from beginning to end.  The Summer Reading Program would like to thank the many business who donated ice-cream or prizes for the program.  They are:  Riener's Grocery, Cottonwood Foods, The Hangout, The Mini-Village, The Country Haus, The Coffee Mill, Arnzen Drug, Hoene Hardware, Wells Fargo Bank and US Bank.

An inmate crew from the North Idaho Correctional Institution restored the Centennial Garden across from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Cottonwood after it was damaged by vandals a few weeks ago.  They cleaned up the debris, arranged the display, and beautified this symbol of our community's pride. 

The Center For Discovery had the pleasure of taking these kids to swimming lessons in Grangeville.  What a terrific group of kids. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The local highway districts have been doing sealcoating projects in the past week. There were 17.3 miles of road done. Roads were done in the Fenn, Cottonwood, Ferdinand and Greencreek Highway Districts with help from Kidder-Harris Highway District of Kooskia. The projects were finished within 4 days.

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