Looking back at 2009
Our annual look back at the year in headlines.
Compiled by Kayla Lorentz
January 1
Madison Street closed for children to sled on; 30 families and 72 children had their holidays brightened with gifts from the Angel Tree; Becky Ewing, RN, CDE was invited by Johnson & Johnson to attend their Diabetes Institute; Lady Pirates beat Greenleaf, 54-48; Summit Boys beat Nezperce, 55 to 31 raising their record to 7 and 4; Hospital sponsors decorated door contest; Monastery celebrated 20th Anniversary of their Oblate Program; Craig Mountain Gates are now reopening; 18 graduate at NICI
Births
Twins, LIllianne and Henry Lustig, born to Don and Morna Lustig of Boise.  Grandparents are Ed and Nancy Lustig, and Eugene and JoAnn McHugh of Cottonwood. Great Grandparents are Ed and Teresa Uptmor of Keuterville
Lillian Mary Rehder was born to Nolan and Rachel Rehder.  She joins sisters Julia 3 years 11 months and Clarise 1 year 11 months
January 8
Many may lose TV service in February; January is National Volunteer Blood Donor month; Elven Joe Swisher was sentenced to a year and a day in prison; Health Matters forum on Grief & Grieving is January 21; Prairie Boys win big over Idaho City; Prairie wrestling team finished 6th out of 13 at Pomeroy, Jackson and Jungert take 2nd; Lady Patriots take 2nd at C. V. tourney; Patriot Boys lose twice at C. V. ; Prairie Booster Club displays new banners in PHS gym; Priority Mail flat rate makes shipping convenient; Honor Society induction set for January 11; Matthew Joseph Baerlocher was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Arts and Sciences degree at South Dakota State University; Cancer is target of new womenís health center; Denise Walters sets up new barber shop at Duman Mini-Mall 
January 15
Hospitals recruiting volunteers; St. Maryís Hospital and Clinics will convene an Alzheimerís support group; Students of the month for January are Chelsea Geis and Silas Whitley; Prairie boys rally in 4th over C. V.; Prairie boys hold off Kendrick in a 56-50 win; Lady Pirates edge Troy, 39-37; Matt Baerlocher named to Deanís list; Lady Pirates lose at Grangeville; James Jackson, Brandon Poxleitner and Chance Ratcliff earn medals at Kamiah; Tyrell Langston and Chance Ratcliff each won a pair of matches at Prairie meet; Summit Boys beat Huskies and lose to Pullman Christian Eagles; Summit Girls beat Pullman Christian and Deary; Monastery celebrating 100 years; K. C. Hoop Shoot is Thursday; TSA plans fundraiser; Small business startup workshop set for January 24th ; Therapeutic riding center opens; 5th and 6th graders give gifts that chirp and buzz; Graduation party in planning stages; Pee Wee basketball signup deadline is January 23rd; Farm Bill meeting set for January 29th ; The Mission Team for Tijuana Mexico is hosting their annual Chili and Cinnamon roll delivery for Super Bowl Sunday; Mager Bargains is new business in town; Corner Cupboard opens in Cottonwood; Sweetheart Mass and Dinner planned; Estate planning seminar set for LCSC on February 10th ; Free classes to help you quit smoking; Pirates beat Troy by 21 points; Pirates win 5th straight; Tyrell Langston, Brandon Poxleitner, and Mitch Jungert medal at Orofino tourney; Summit Wins 3 of 4; Pirates win at Grangeville; Northwest Farm Credit Services announces scholarship program; USDA announces funding for schools, roads; American Cancer Society offers scholarships; Daniel Forsmann and Jeffrey Clark named to the Presidentís Honor roll for the Fall Semester at WSU; Aubree Chaffee named to Deanís List for fall semester at North Idaho College
Births
Avery Cheyenne Kehler, born to Mike and Michelle Kehler, she is the first baby born in 2009 at St. Maryís Hospital in Cottonwood, born January 6th 
Annde Elizabeth Cegnar born to Scott and Beth (Klapprich) Cegnar of Boise
Ava Jean Nelson born to Erik and Katie Nelson of Spokane
Wedding
Jenna Goeckner and Matthew Murdock were married in Keuterville
Deaths
James Marion Seubert, 54
SAM Frances Jenkins Duman, 62 
January 29 
Annabelle and Lorenzo Gonzales have been named by Prairie Booster Club as Prairie Fans of the year 2008-09; 95 donate during blood drive; Community outreach classes offered; 32 on PMS A honor roll; Cottonwood school Music Department invites the community to join in an evening of Jazz Music and a benefit Spaghetti Dinner; Prairie boys beat Lapwai by 30; Lady Pirates swamp Timberline; Girls district games start February 3; Prairie boys add 2 games to make up for cancelled games earlier in the season due to weather; Lady Pirates erase early deficit against Lewis County; Lady Pirates edge Kamiah 46-44; Lady Pirates lose to Grangeville; PHS hosts Knowledge Bowl; Pirates win at Timberline; Summit teams win 3 of 4; Prairie Middle School hosts wrestling tournament; 8th graders do job shadows; Tri-Parish Youth are staying busy in February; 24 earn straight Aís at PHS.
February
February 5
Local TV gets a reprieve; Escapees are recaptured; Hospitals to receive RP-7 Robots; St. Maryís / Holy Cross dinner is Sunday; Greg Deiss and Dr. Haley Minnehan talked to Prairie Middle School 6th graders about choosing the right career; Pirates win big over Highland, 67-25; Pirates beat Nezperce by 13; Pirates win 11th straight, beating Craigmont, 75-32; Summit honors senior players against Salmon River; Summit names Virtue winners Ė Rachel Wemhoff, Savanah Prigge, Josh Frei, Michael Rehder, Julia Osborne, Kim Frei, Erin Chmelik, Lucy Osborne, Abby Chmelik, Kayla Schumacher, Chris Osborne, Justin Schumacher and Andrew Schlader; Weather spotter training offered; Monastery celebrates Christian Unity; Dylan Greene named to Deanís List at Creighton University at Omaha, Nebraska; Carolyn Sonnen, Jessica Gehring, Tiffany Schaeffer, Christopher Hattrup, Kylie Uhlorn, Christopher Rehder, Kelby Wilson, Dustin Behler, Adeline Lustig, Amanda Jackson, and Jaqueline Lustig of U of I are named to Deanís List
Death 
Fred G. Wendover, 82
Birth
Twins, Lane Lowell and Josiphine Elli Mader born to Ryan and Risa Mader of Keuterville
Nathan Virgil Wassmuth born to Alea and Eric Wassmuth of Greencreek
February 12 
Hall renovation plans are being finalized; Lady Pirates beat Timberline in a district loser-out game 56-30; Lady Pirates lose to Kendrick 37-49; Boys District tournaments to start this weekend; Prairie Boys lose by 6 at Genesee; Pirates win big over the Culdesac Wolves; Lady Patriots qualify for state; Summit girls win regional opener; 6 earn straight Aís at Summit High School; Hunter McWilliams, Kellie Heitmann, Hailey Danly, Apolonio Enriquez, Kayla Schumacher, Justin Schumacher, Brooke Schumacher, Savannah Kuther, Rhett Schlader, and Austin Chmelik are KC Hoop Shoot winners; Tyler Latimer and Morgan Butler were the Cottonwood School Districtís Spelling Bee winners; Prairie Middle School wrestlers win at Grangeville; Daun Hoene and Philip Spencer are Prairie Middle School Attendance winners for January; Monastery celebrates centennial; Farm Bureau sponsors essay contest; Free concert to be held at St. Gertrudeís; Winterfest at Winchester Lake on Saturday February 14; Sweetheart mass is Friday 
Deaths
Sharon R. Uhling, 63
John L. Seubert, 93
Irma Westman Hoene, 91 
Birth
David Jacob Stubbers, son of Craig and Rachel Stubbers of Lewiston 
February 19
Pinocchio auditions are March 3; Donations sought for hall upgrade; Prairie Boys win District opener; Lady Pirates beat Genesee 41-32; Prairie boys win at Salmon River; 4-Hers attend KYG; Lady Pirates lose to Kendrick, 42-63; Summit boys win District opener, 72-56; Nezperce beats Summit for District title; Pirate boys lose to Kamiah in season finale, 51-61
Death
Sr. Constance Sonnen, 79 
February 26
Missoula Childrenís Theatre here next week; Pvt. Robert Roeper, son of A.J. and Jackye Roeper of Cottonwood and Chris and Jamie Williams of Lewiston graduated from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, CA on Feb. 13th; Health Matters forum is March 11; Pirates beat Kendrick by 26; Brandon Poxleitner, James Jackson, Tyrell Langston, and Chance Ratcliff finished 2nd, Philip Smakman, and Mitchell Jungert placed 3rd at districts, all qualifying for state; Summit boys take 2nd at District; Summit boys beat Culdesac, 54-43; Summit boys take 2nd at Regionals; Summit girls out in 2 at State.
March
March 5
Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings is featured speaker at GOP dinner/auction; Three receive National VFW awards, Gary Riener was awarded in the firefighter category, Terry Cochran in the law enforcement category and Linda Beckman in the emergency services category; Prairie Booster Club offers scholarships; Dr. Jones to do presentations; James Jackson and Brandon Poxleitner earn medals at State; Prairie boys take 2nd at District; Summit boys win their way to State; Middle School hosts volleyball tournament; Summit 2-2 at INEEL tourney; PHS Knowledge Bowl team places 5th; Winefest to benefit St. Joeís; Dr. James B. MacMillan named to Whoís Who; Flu reports increase, precaution urged; Andy Harman, Pepper Harman, and Lowell Mader shoot perfect 25ís; Ministry Fair is planned; Vanessa Lee Sonnen is named to Deanís List at Idaho State University 
March 12
PHS class of Ď79 reunion planned;  Self-defense class cancelled; Annual Chocolate Fantasy is set for Saturday; Pirates win State opener, 60-38; Pirates beat Hagerman in semis; Pirates take 2nd at State; Kaylee Uhlenkott and Jennifer Enneking from Prairie and Kim Frei from Summit will play for the girlsí South team at the District All-Star game; Tyler Forsmann and Kyle Daly from Prairie and Dustin Lustig from Summit will be on the boysí South team at the District All-Star game; Summit edged in state opener, losing to Mackay 41-42; Summit outscores Clark County; Summit falls to Carey in consolation final; Andy Uhlorn, Mike Long and Pepper Harman shoot perfect 25ís; Kyler Shumway is eligible for a $1000 renewable scholarship for up to five years at Boise State University; Middle School receives book donations; Syringa receives Murdock grant; Annual crop value is up 20%; Slaughter cows are higher; BLM seeks nominations; New service in Syringa emergency room 
Birth
Claire Audrey Groom is the daughter of Carolyn Sonnen and Kyle Groom on February 17, 2009
Deaths
Raymond J. Enneking, 78, died at Progressive Care Center in Canon City, CO
March 19
Dr. Pritchard talks at NICI; High School showcase set; Final week of Trapshoot; Chamber welcomes new businesses, Mager Bargains and The Corner Cupboard; Michael Hattrup, Tara Stubbers, David Johnson, Rachel Uhlenkott, Shane Stubbers, Rachel Frei, Megan Seubert, Claira Osborne, Matthew Seubert, Lauren Stubbers, Thomas Schwartz, Maggie Chmelik, Taylor Lustig, and Michael Schwartz, are Summit virtue winners; Driver safety class offered; Parenting program offered; Recovery Act funding rural Idaho loans 
Deaths
Joseph A. Baldus, 86, died Friday, March 13 at St. Maryís Hospital in Cottonwood 
A. Wayne ďTinyĒ Lauer, 60, died at his home south of Craigmont of March 10 
Mary Agnes Reed, 95, died March 12 at the Magnolia Adult Family Home in Seattle, Washington due to infirmities of age 
March 26
KCís to note Centennial; Center for Discovery community carnival is Wednesday; Information about the cost of absenteeism is submitted by Reneí Forsmann; PHS TSA wins medals and third place in state team trophy; Hospitals promote CHIP; Pirateís baseball team beat Grangeville 10-1; Pirates hit 4 homers in win against Culdesac 11-1; Track teams take third at Kamiah; Lady Pirates win big at Lapwai 20-3; Lady Pirates lose opener 5-13 against Orofino; Pirate boys win big at Kamiah 14-1; Frei no-hits C.V.; Lady Pirates sweep Spartans, 13-0 and 17-1 in double header; Prairie hosts higher education day; Carl Crabtree receives award; Slaughter cows and bulls are higher; Prescribed burns are planned; IRS has funds due non-filers; Outreach center is helping families; Forest Service announces projects; Spring precipitation would help water supply; Relay for Life kickoff event held at Grangeville; Gallery to host Hospice dinner; Philip Spencer wins Pinewood Derby; Forum is set for March 31
Birth
Brett and Jilliann Poxleitner of Moscow are proud parents of a son, Mason Vincent Poxleitner, born March 9
April
April 9 
Andrea Schumacher and Megan Sigler are students of the month at Prairie High School; Cottonwood, Greencreek and Ferdinandís Easter Egg Hunts are all set for 10 a.m. on April 11th; Community Yard Sale is May 16; 28 make A honor roll at PMS; The Center for Discovery had an excellent turnout for their March 25th Carnival; 1st Aid / CPR class offered at Syringa Hospital & Clinics; Prairie Baseball boys shut out Troy 14-0; Home buying workshop to be held in Kamiah
Deaths
Glenn Lorentz, 61, of Plummer, Idaho, died April 1st 
David H. Reichlin, 71, died March 31st at his home 
Engagements
Angela Schumacher and Jeff Miller will be married May 23, 2009
Pamela Remacle and Andrew Duclos will be married April 25th 
Anniversary
Chuck and Lu Kreautler 
(Continued next week)

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