Updated October 8, 2009
County recycling program starts Oct. 31
Idaho County Recycling Task Force is starting their recycling program on Saturday October 31st at the grain elevator in Fenn. This site was chosen to best serve the Camas Prairie, Cottonwood, and Grangeville. . . .
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Lecture series continues
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude invites you to attend the 10th Annual Fall Lecture Series on Thursday evening, October 8, at 7:00 p.m. . . .
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PSAT set for Oct. 14
The PSAT will be administered at Prairie High School Wednesday, October 14 at 8:30 am in Room 208. . . .
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NICI runs escape drill
On September 29th, North Idaho Correctional Institution (NICI) conducted a full scale drill simulating an escape.  During this drill we activated the community notification process, which is different than the automated system (VINE) formally used. . . .
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52-Pickup winners are named
The first drawing for 2009-2010 KC 52 Pickup participants was held during September 2009 meeting of KC #1389.   . . .
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Photos from the Homecoming Parade
On this page are photos from the Homecoming parade. . . .
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Rafting club started at PHS
Prairie High School has added yet another club to its already vast offerings. . . .
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6th graders attend MOSS
“Fun, Safe, and Science” was the theme for this year’s MOSS trip.  Prairie Middle School 6th graders participated in a unique science education program, facilitated by the University of Idaho in McCall, Sept. 28th through the 30th. . . .
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Pirates win big in Homecoming game; Night shoot to start
The Prairie Pirates started slow (for them) but scored 3 touchdowns in a 3 minute span late in the first quarter on their way to a 46-0 win over Lapwai Friday, Oct. 2 at the Homecoming game. . . .
Cottonwood Gun Club is going to be kicking off the 2009 season for the annual Cottonwood Night Shoot. . . .
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Lady Pirates beat Kendrick, struggle at Genesee Tournament; Senior-frosh win powderpuff
The Prairie Lady Pirates had to do it the hard way but they picked up a win on senior night Thursday, October 1. . . .
The Prairie Lady Pirates struggled at the Genesee Tournament as they could manage to win just 1 game on the day. . . .
Also on this page are some photos from the Powderpuff game. . . .
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Summit teams lose two games
Summit teams experienced a two-loss week this past week, as the Patriot volleyball team, stricken by flu, missing two starters, and out of sync dropped three straight games to Division II foe Culdesac, to extend their string of losses for one more week. . . .
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Letters to the Editor
On this page are letters to the editor that appeared in this week's print edition. . . .
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Amber Holthaus and Robin Krol were named Homecoming Queen and King at the football game last Friday. Sorry for the fuzziness of the photo, some of the worst rains during Friday's game were during the halftime ceremonies.

The senior class float “Thrash the Wildcats” was judged the winner of the Homecoming float contest. Click on the photo for a larger view. See the other floats and parade photos on the Homecoming page.

The canine scarecrow at Dog Bark Park. It hopes to scare away crows & cats that might sneak in as Halloween approaches while waving a welcome to all humans! 

Prairie High School’s new Salmon Surfers rafting club exposes students to the natural resources of the area. Click on the photo for a larger view. See story at left.

The 6th graders at the McCall Outdoor Science School. A huge thanks to the chaperones for taking time out of their busy lives so the students could attend (Karen Lustig, Jeanne Von Bargen, Ed Holthaus, Brad Higgins, and Aaron Hinkelman).  Also “Thank You” to our Idaho County Commissioners for helping to get us there. Click on the photo for a larger view. See story at left.

Prairie students huddled around the bonfire as much to keep warm as to show student spirit last Wednesday evening during Homecoming week.

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