Updated October 22, 2009
Football team is WAA team of the year
The 2008 Prairie football team was named team of the year at the third annual Warrior Athletic Association Awards, which took place at the Lewis-Clark State College Activity Center on Wednesday Oct. 14. . . .
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Community Hall work should start by end of the month
Several zoning fees were increased at the October meeting of the Cottonwood City Council Tuesday, Oct. 13. . . .
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Blood drive set for Tuesday
This Halloween, Count Dracula is not the only one who needs your blood.  The American Red Cross reminds us that regular blood donations are needed to maintain a safe and adequate blood supply for patients in our local hospitals.  Eligible donors can make an appointment to donate blood by calling Brenda Kaschmitter at 962-3251 or Cheri Holthaus at 962-2327.  . . .
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School board meets
The audtior’s report was approved at the October meeting of the school board held Monday, Oct. 19. . . .
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Marilyn Becker named a Health Care Hero
Marilyn Becker, RN, a nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital since 1964, was recently named a statewide Health Care Hero in Nursing by the Idaho Business Review in Boise. . . .
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Bräts and Brew update
Recently a relative loaned me “The International Cook Book,” published by the Campbell Soup Company. The section on Germany I found most interesting and deemed it worth sharing. . . .
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Recycling is back in Idaho County
It’s back! Recycling will soon begin in Idaho County at two locations. Saturday,  October 31st, at Columbia Grain elevator in Fenn and Sunday, November 1st,  at A Avenue next to Sterling Bank in Kooskia.  Winter hours will be 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. . . .
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26 graduate from Robert Ganss School
October 8, 2009 marked the September graduation for twenty-six offenders at NICI. . . .
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Short news items
Several short news items are on this page. . . .
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Pirates roll past Troy 48-0; Pirates ranked #7 in country; Night Shoot results
For the fourth time in 7 games Prairie’s football game ended at halftime as the Pirates rolled past Troy 48-0 at Cottonwood Friday, October 16. . . .
The Prairie football team regained the top spot in the statewide media poll last week after their convincing win over Genesee. . . .
The Prairie football team regained the top spot in the statewide media poll last week after their convincing win over Genesee. . . .
We started off the year with a better than expected turnout for season 2009.  We had 14 teams sign up and shoot in week 1 of the annual Cottonwood Gun Club Night Shoot. . . .
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Lady Pirates lose twice at District; Girls Basketball meeting
The Prairie Lady Pirates were eliminated in two matches at the District Tournament as they were swept by Lapwai in their District opener on Saturday, Oct. 17 and then beaten by C.V. in 4 games on Monday, Oct. 19. . . .
On Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Prairie Middle School the PHS girls basketball team will be: . . .
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Summit girls in district play at Nezperce
Summit Academy started District play Wednesday, Oct. 21 at Nezperce where they lost in 3 games to #1 seeded Nezperce. . . .
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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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Prairie High School brought home some hardware from the Warrior Athletic Association High school awards banquet last Wednesday at the Activity Center at LCSC. Branden Waller and Kyle Daly hold the “Team of the Year’ award presented to the Prairie football team. At left, PHS football coach Travis Mader and Kaylee Uhlenkott hold their finalist awards for coach of the year and female athlete of the year. To the right of Daly, J.C. Enriquez and Kyler Shumway hold Shumway’s finalist award for male athlete of the year and Tyrell Langston and Ronnie Chandler hold the football team’s finalist award. In back from left are assistant football coach Teel Bruner, players Kyle Holthaus, Conner Rieman, Devin Schmidt, David Sigler and assistant football coach Ryan Hasselstrom. When the team of the year trophy was presented the players and coaches in attendance went up as a group to accept the award. Photo courtesy of Todd Shumway. Click on the photo for a larger view. See story at left.

Several Prairie High School athletes show off their check for $690.00; front row: Amber Holthaus, Natosha Schaeffer, Conner Rieman, Casey Bruegeman and Amber Frei; middle row: Kyle Holthaus and Kyler Shumway; back row: David Sigler and Branden Waller. See article in caption below. Photo provided by Cheri Holthaus.

Prairie Middle School Student Body President; Dakota Wilson and Student Body Vice-President; Whitney Sonnen showing off the check they received from St. Mary’s Hospital for $315.00.  Photo provided by Cheri Holthaus. For the fourteenth year in a row, St. Mary's Hospital and Clinics provided sports physicals for the area students.  The students were charged $25.00 for the physical, of which $15.00 is donated back to the athletic department of their respective schools.  These physicals are required by the Idaho High School Athletic Association.  This year 162 area students received physicals at one of St. Mary's Clinics with a total of $2430.00 being donated back to their schools.St. Mary's Hospital and Clinics would like to wish all the area athletics the best of luck in the upcoming school year.

On Oct. 10th and 12th PER Jay Hinterlong and wife JoAnn visited both Summit Academy and Prairie Elementary for the annual third grade dictionary presentation from the Grangeville Elks Lodge #1825. This years dictionaries were provided for by the generous donation from Jacobs Oil Co. of Grangeville. The top photo is at Prairie Elementary School while the lower photo is at Summit Academy.

Sr. Bernie Ternes asked Sisters at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood, Idaho, to knit winter caps for the homeless in Spokane, Washington.  Pictured, from left, are Srs. Janet Barnard, Katie Cooper, Miriam Mendez and Evangela Bossert, members of the monastery’s knitting group “Loosely Knit.”   They knitted 15 hats. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Come join in the fun at the First “Bräts and Brew” competition on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Cottonwood Community Hall. Shown are Lori Mader and Terri Duman in traditional German dresses. See story above left.

The Cottonwood Cub Scouts. Back from left are Shari Chaffee, Ciara Chaffee, Hunter Chaffee, Anthony Karel, Jared Coppernoll, Aleta Coppernoll and Brandon Latimer. Front from left are John Bradley and Matt Coppernoll. The boys’ year is getting off to a good start. 
Our first meeting was held at the PES cafeteria after school. We have 5 returning Cub Scouts who are now Webelos and we welcome to our Pack Aleta Coppernoll (den mom) and son Matt, who is our new Tiger Cub. It is not too late to be a Cub Scout. We are planning a lot of fun activities. Last week we designed our class B t-shirts (in photo above) for our den meetings.
Photo provided by Shari Chaffee.

More Scarecrow decorations from around town. From top down are St. Mary's Hospital, The Hangout and Gem Builders. Photos by Frances Conklin.

Pictured left to right:  Sharon Anderson, Patsy Smyth, Almira Seubert, Sally Hooker and Diane James)  Almira L. Seubert, a long-time resident of Cottonwood, celebrated her 90th birthday on October 10, 2009.  Her four daughters and their families hosted a birthday celebration at Almira’s granddaughter’s home in Walla Walla, WA.  Almira was presented a bouquet of 38 roses (one from each member of her family) during the celebration.  One of the highlights of the celebration was a phone call from Iraq from Almira’s grandson, Brian James, who wished his grandmother a very Happy Birthday.  Several other members of the family also visited with Brian. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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