Looking back at 2009
The conclusion of our annual look back at the year in headlines.
Compiled by Kayla Lorentz
December 10
Gina Seubert named to all-state choir; Holiday hours at Historical Museum is announced; Tri-Parish putting together children’s choir; CFD extends Christmas sale; NaTosha Schaeffer, Amber Holthaus and Haleigh Schmidt display a check for $1217 that will go to the local food banks; Crews from NICI along with Sergeant Mary Strang were seen last Friday putting up Christmas lights at the Centennial Gardens; Middle School students get a taste of Dutch Christmas tradition; Flu vaccine clinics set; Kelby Wilson to be honored with the Award for Excellence at a banquet on the University of Idaho campus; Pirates win big over Bulldogs, 61-30; Troy edges Prairie, 32-34; Lady Pirates shut down by Grangeville, 14-50; Summit boys win Tip-Off Tourney; Summit Jr. High boys are 4-3; Members of the Prairie football team were awarded team and All-White Pine League plaques at the football banquet last Wednesday, Dec. 2.  Joe Schumacher, WPL 1st team OL; Colton Nuxoll, JV offensive lineman of the year; Justin Schmidt, JV defensive player of the year; Josh Zigler, JV most improved; Josh Roeper, JV defensive lineman of the year; Tyrell Langston, WPL honorable mention defensive back; Derek Schaeffer, WPL 2nd team defensive end; Andrew Gabica, varsity most improved; Kyler Shumway, varsity co-defensive player of the year, WPL: 1st team offensive and defensive lineman and co-defensive player of the year; Cody Schumacher, JV offensive player of the year; David Sigler, varsity co-offensive player of the year, WPL: 1st team receiver, 1st team defensive back, offensive player of the year and WPL Player of the Year; Devin Schmidt, WPL 2nd team running back and linebacker; Branden Waller, varsity co-defensive player of the year, WPL: 1st team running back and linebacker and co-defensive player of the year; Conner Rieman, Coaches Award and WPL: 1st team defensive end and 2nd team receiver, Kyle Holthaus, varsity co-offensive player of the year and WPL: 1st team quarterback and 2nd team linebacker.; Biggest Loser challenge 2010; Emma Watson is Prairie ROCKS’ first guest 
Kent Holden and Eileen Brillon exchanged vows on September 26 
December 17
Parade, Santa’s Cabana are Sunday; Jeff martin names VFW district 2 teacher of ht year; Flu vaccine available; Kyler Shumway is state winner; Pirates beat Nezperce by 6; Pirates win at Timberline, 57-43; Pirates named to All-State team; Lady Pirates lose at Timberline, 46-49; Lady Pirates lose in overtime against Lewis County, 46-47; 12 turn out for Wrestling, Brandon Poxleitner, Tyrell Langston, Mitch Jungert, Nick Creutzberg, Shawn Seubert, Tyler Ross, Alex Duman, Tayler Heitman, Kade Perrin, Damian McWilliams, Josh Wimer and Garrett Schmidt; Pirates hold off Lapwai, 51-44; Summit boys edge Orofino, 37-35; Summit girls win 2 of 3; Door decorating contest at St. Mary’s Hospital; Lego League teams compete at Post Falls; Prairie hoop shoot winners named, Sam Mager, Brandon Higgins, Bryson Higgins, Molly Schwartz, Hailey Danly, Ali Hoene; Home Health transitions to Visiting Nurse Serve program; Winter Dance Recital is held; Leadership program applicants sought; Watson visits Prairie ROCKS!; PHS named top high school by US News & World Report magazine; Dolores T. Seubert to celebrate 80th birthday 
December 24
Lynn Guyer appointed to school board; Coloring Contest winners named, grand prize winners are Wyatt Ross, 5 & under, Sierra Dawn Wright, 6-8 years, Chaye Uptmor, 9-12 years; Pirates edge Genesee in OT; Pirates come back to beat Patriots; Lady Pirates fall to Lapwai; Genesee beats lady Pirates by 13; Summit Jr. High boys finish 10-4; Summit boys lose 3 games; Prairie ROCKS! Welcomes several guests; Summit girls win twice; New Years’ Eve bowling scheduled; Forest offices close for holidays 
December 31
SMHC Angel Tree helps those in need; Cheri Holthaus has been selected as the January Employee of the Month at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics; Pirates hold off Potlatch, 78-68; Lady Pirates blow out Potlatch, 53-23; Shawn Crea injured Christmas Day; ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ set for Jan. 18 & 20; Hospitals partner with HealthFirst

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