Updated March 18, 2010
Forsmann is new superintendent
Rene’ Forsmann was named as the new Cottonwood School superintendent for the 2010-2011 school year at the school board meeting Monday, March 15. She will also expand her principal duties from grades 5-8 to K-8. . . .
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Prairie TSA cleans up at State
Fourteen industrious students headed to the University of Idaho to compete in the Idaho Technology Student Association Convention on Thursday March 11th. . . .
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SMHC receives $85,000 grant
St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics recently received a year long $85,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration  . . .
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Kindergarten screening set
Kindergarten screening for the 2010-2011 school year will be held at the Cottonwood Elementary School Building on Wednesday and Thursday, May 12th, and 13th. . . .
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Kaschmitter is Prairie ROCKS! guest
Shawna Kaschmitter was our guest at Prairie ROCKS last week.  She talked to the class about participating in the RCIA process before joining the Catholic Church during Easter of 2009. . . .
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Tar Wars scores big
Every year a St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics health care provider visits the fifth grade classes at Prairie Middle School to present the TAR WARS anti-tobacco program.  . . .
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The Recycling Bin
Many years ago I decided that a worthwhile measure of my lifetime would be whether I could ultimately claim to have owned one good truck and one good dog.  Four good trucks and nine great dogs later, I am way ahead of the Contentment Curve.  Just when I thought things couldn’t get any better, recycling returned to Idaho County!  Life is good. . . .
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Maureen Tacke describes earthquake
February 27, 2010 at 3:24am
I awoke to a sudden jolt that continued. I looked and said to Rodrigo… “What’s going on?” He said, “An earthquake, come on!” And tugged me in his direction to the door of the bedroom which he opened. He grabbed onto the frame, and I held tight onto him. I don’t know for how long the quake went on, we heard anywhere from 3 to 4.5 minutes. It seemed like 10. . . .
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Youth Sports signup times set; Two perfect 25's this week; Baerlocher re-signs
Cottonwood Youth Sports (CYS) invites a parent/guardian to sign up their children for the summer baseball/softball programs. . . .
We had 46 shooters which was surprising for the weather. . . .
Also on this page is the PHS baseball schedule. . .
The Kalamazoo Kings of Kalamazoo Michigan have re-signed bullpen anchor Dan Baerlocher for the 2010 season. . . .
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Softball schedule
On this page is the PHS softball schedule. . . .
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Track schedule
On this page is the schedule for the Prairie Track team. . . .
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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 Chronicle. . . .
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The Prairie TSA Club at the TSA convention March 11. Kneeling from left are Mr. Richardson, Troy Lorentz, Chris Bradley and Chris Hoene. Middle from left are Silas Whitley, Kyle Holthaus, Claire Whitely, Tyler Workman, Derek VanderPas and Garrett Workman. Back from left are Cody Tillinghast, D.J. Walker, Robin Krol, Matt Jungert and Mitch Jungert. Photo courtesy of Jerry Richardson.Click on the photo for a larger view. See story at left.

Laura Karel is excepting a check from the Prairie Booster Club President Chris Kaschmitter. The funds donated were to be given to the Knowledge Bowl team who were at State this week.

Rick Workman accepts a check from the Prairie Booster Club to help pay for meal expenses for the Prairie High School Technology team when they were at State last week.

Here are the results of Idaho County Farm Bureau Essay contest winners. The upper photo shows Ellie Watson, left, Craigmont, Jim Chmelik, middle, Farm Bureau Board of Directors, and Lucas Wemhoff, right, Grangeville, holding their winning checks. Jim Chmelik presented the checks to them, with Lucas receiving a first place and Ellie Watson, second. Both are students at Summit Academy, with Mrs. Gina Lustig their teacher. Lucas is the son of Roger and Annette Wemhoff, Ellie is the daughter of John and Patty Watson. In the lower photo is Haley Enneking with Jim Chmelik presenting her a check for her third place win. Haley, daughter of Dave and Mary Enneking, Cottonwood, is a fifth grade student at Prairie Middle School, Mrs. Jessica Vanderwall is her teacher. All three essays will be sent to Pocatello Farm Bureau office to compete on the district level. The winner of district goes to state competition.

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