Updated February 25, 2010
Late update-Prairie beat Kendrick 66-37 Thursday, Feb. 25 for District title. They will play Cascade at State at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, March 4 at Vallivue High School in Caldwell.

School Board meets
The school board was given a tour of the high school at the end of their February meeting last Tuesday, Feb. 16. . . .
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Can Cottonwood support an assisted living center?
What is our area looking for in an Assisted Living Center?  What type of services are YOU interested in?  Do we want our parents near us or more than an hour away when they can no longer live independently?  How can we help plan for them now before a crisis happens? . . .
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Ski Skoop
The cold has set in again and if snow is on the horizon the Cottonwood Butte Ski Area will be open this Sunday from 10a.m. Ė 4p.m. . . .
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Idaho County stats
Do Idaho County constituents feel like they have difficulty staying informed on local government issues?  I ask myself that question regularly. . . .
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Youth Choir to perform
The Prairie Youth Choir will be performing 3 times in the coming week.   . . .
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Youth Ministry activities for March
March brings with it the season of Lent and the opportunity for you to go deeper in your faith through prayer experiences, educational opportunities, Christian service, mission planning, and faith filled discussions. . . .
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Lydia Deiss receives award
Every year, Idaho Digital Learning recognizes outstanding online achievements in districts throughout Idaho. This year, the Best Practices Implementation Award for Region II went to Lydia Deiss this afternoon, counselor for Prairie Middle School and High School. . . .
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Prairie Community Library news
Prairie Community Library is making things happen. . . .
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Frank Bruno is Prairie ROCKS! guest
Prairie ROCKS! Students were excited last week when Frank Bruno visited our class to speak about how learning to keep a promise made him a better baseball player. . . .
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Pirates clinch state berth; Pirates are state academic champs; Only 1 perfect 25 this week
The Prairie Pirates clinched their second straight trip to State with a 64-50 win over C.V. Saturday, Feb. 20 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston. . . .
Itís guaranteed that the Prairie boys basketball team will be picking up hardware at the State tournament as for the second straight year they have been awarded the 1-A Division 1 State Academic Award as the team with the highest cumulative grade point average in their division. . . .
We had 40 shooters, weather was sunny.  We had a club score of 73.5. . . .
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Knowledge Bowl team takes third at Regionals
Congrats to the Prairie High School Knowledge Bowl team! 
They earned the 3rd place trophy at the North Idaho Regional Scholastic Competition in Moscow on February 18th. . . .
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10 wrestlers qualify for State
Ten Prairie wrestlers qualified for State at the District 1-2 Wrestling Tournament held Saturday, Feb. 20 at Kamiah. Five of those 10 qualified as District Champions as Alex Duman, Kade Perrin, Brandon Poxleitner, Tyrell Langston and Joe Schumacher all won district titles. . . .
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Summit girls win consolation, sportsmanship trophies at State; Summit boys lose to Nezperce at District
The Summit Lady Patriots lost their state opener but came back with a pair of wins to earn the schoolís first ever state trophy this past weekend at Nampa High School at the state 1-A Division 2 tournament. . . .
Playing at LCSC Saturday, Feb. 20, Summit boys eased out to a 15-8 lead gave over rival Nezperce in the second quarter, in a winnerís bracket contest of Division II rivals, but then endured the wheels falling off, as the Indians put together a 20 point plus run to take what proved to be an insurmountable lead. . . .
Update--The Summit boys beat Highland Wednesday, Feb. 24, to stay alive at District. They play Nezperce again on the Indians home floor this Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. . . .
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Ten students qualified to participate in the annual district spelling bee.  Mr. Deiss seated students by drawing names out of a hat.  The first round was a trial run and all students were given a word, asked to say it, spell it and then say the word once again.  The groups proceeded until Andy Gehring, left, was the final winner and Heidi Holubetz was runner up.  Andy moves on  to the regional bee in Lewiston at LCSC on March 6.

All the Spelling Bee participants are shown. They are back from left: Haley Gortsema, Emily McHugh, Heidi Holubetz, Rebekah Bruner and Andy Gehring. Front from left are Mykaela McWilliams, Alexis Shears, Braden Nopens, Hanna Ross and Talyss Lustig. Click on the photo for a larger view.

New windows have been installed at the Community Hall. This photo shows the last of the old ones (that were boarded over) being removed. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The first flight of the new front steps to the basement have been poured. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The new basement door and basement windows have been cut out at the Cottonwood Community Hall. Click on the photo for a larger view. Photos by Chinh Le Ostrander. Many more photos of the hall renovation available at http://picasaweb.google.com/superchinh/CWCommunityHallRenovationProject
 
 
 
 

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