Looking back at 2009
More of our annual look back at the year in headlines.
Compiled by Kayla Lorentz
October 29
City elections are Tuesday; Grain producer meeting is Friday; Music meeting set for Tuesday; Students of the month for September at PHS are Ashley Shumway and Kade Perrin; The recipient of the Grangeville Garden Club’s “Good Neighbor Award” is Helen Nuxoll; Hospitals to transition to electronic records; SMH cancels onsite trick-or-treating; Pirates clinch league title; Boys and girls basketball meetings are set; Lady Patriots go 1-2 at District; Amber Frei is student citizen of the month; NIC class schedule available online; 9 earn medals at Orofino, Caleb Butler, Matthew Seubert, Braden Nopens, Caleb McWilliams, Nathan Gimmeson, Cole Creutzberg, Kellie Heitman, Hunter McWilliams, Tayler Heitman; Abbie Uhlenkott, and Natasha Gimmeson’s artwork is featured in calendar; 4-H Achievement Awards given; Cancer Screening project grant awarded 
Donna Rae Renner, 53, died October 19th 
Kenly Parker Forsmann, daughter of Casey and Stephanie Forsmann born on September 12 
November 5
Blood drive is successful; Prairie schools to have Veteran’s Day program; Pirates win 21st straight against Kendrick 52-6; November 1-7 is National HOSA week; Cancer survivor scholarships available; Syringa Hospital to present ADHD forum; SimMan helps with training; November is National Hospice Month; Syringa purchases ‘Flying Carpet’; Ann and Verg Grant to celebrate 50th; Joe Schmidt to celebrate 90th birthday; Hangout wins Scarecrow contest 
Marilyn Dorothy Wimer, 64
Matthew Gordon Harman, son on Andy and Stacey Harman, born on October 29th 
November 12
Council discusses how to deal with stormwater and East St.; Shaun Riener and Ron Grant are elected; Pirates beat Raft River 40-8 in State opener; Dani Cochran was this month’s attendance winner at PHS; Sam Poxleitner received most improved, Gina Seubert received most inspirational and Francesca Johnson was team captain for PHS volleyball; 30 make A honor roll at PMS; Kelby Wilson was selected as the U of I Homecoming King; Summit Jr. High girls finish 15-5; Highway district crews have been hauling dirt to the baseball and softball fields; Bud Poxleitner to try innovative procedure; PMS robotics teams to compete in Lego League; 21 earn straight A’s at PHS
John J. (Johnny) Mager, 73, died November 4th 
Judith (Judy) Gentner, 67, died November 3rd 
Kenneth J. Williams, 79, died November 6th 
November 19
Pirates to play for championship, send-off at 12:30 Thursday; Pirates swamp Wallace, 54-6; 26 out for PHS girls basketball; Summit girls start 2-0; Summit Sincerity winners named; Women’s Volleyball to start; Terry Cochran was named father of the year at the annual Prairie League Daddy Date Night; 840 lbs. of food was collected; Tobacco training session held; Syringa awarded Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention program grant from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare; 4-H project to teach citizenship; Time to apply for state sponsored scholarships; 6 earn 4.00 at Summit 
Martha F. Lorentz, 91, died November 10th 
November 26
Community Hall work has started; Center for Discovery open until midnight December 4th; Pirates outscored in 4th quarter, take 2nd at State; Lady Pirates drop opener against Lewis County, 47-52; Grangeville wins big over Lady Pirates; Jeff Martin and Jessica Vanderwall have been recognized as educators of the year representing the local VFW Chapter; Summit Jr. High boys are 2-2; Tara Stubbers is first place winner in the annual Voice of Democracy contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and local Cottonwood Post 4902; Summit girls win twice; Six celebrate Jubilees; Spirit Center hosts poverty summit
Whitney Schaeffer and Kyle Westhoff will exchange vows on December 5 
December 3
Coloring Contest starts this week; Christmas concerts are Dec. 13th; Students of the month at Prairie High School are Brock Heath and Chelsea Geis; Kyle Holthaus is the PHS Citizen of the Month; Tri-Parish Youth are active in December; Lady Pirates lose to Kamiah, 30-51; Pirates to play Troy Saturday; Hospice Tree of Lights set for Dec. 11; Dance recital is Sunday; Leah Prigge is PHS ROCKS facilitator; Alumni games are Dec. 28th; The PHS TSA Club is selling personalized Christmas Ornaments the month of December; Beadwork Bazaar set for Saturday 
(Concluded next week)

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