The PHS class of 2010 valedictorians and salutatorian
are shown. From left are co-valedictorians Kyler Shumway, NaTosha Schaeffer
and David Sigler and salutatorian Wyatt Williams. See story at left. Photo
provided by Ryan Hasselstrom.
Linda and Dewey Elliot of Keuterville Pub and Grub
are the 2009-10 Business Booster of the Year. They have sponsored
the 2009 State Softball banner for the gym, make potato salad for Dan's
Burger Barn and support the children in many ways unknown to the public.
Congratulations and thank you Linda and Dewey for your part in making our
community the wonderful place that it is for raising our children. Photo
provided by Loretta Riener.
The family of Stan and Bertha Kopczynski enjoys reading
the Cottonwood Chronicle especially the recent news about the renovation
of the Cottonwood Community Hall. Bertha, forever resourceful and
determined to teach her children how to work, snagged a cleaning contract
for the Hall in the late 1960's. Connie, Joan, Don, Karen, and Larry
remember cleaning up the bathrooms and gathering spaces after dances, weddings,
and funeral dinners. The memories of those days flooded our minds
when Carol Altman gave us a tour of the hall on Friday, April 23.
We delighted in the light streaming in the new windows and wanted to take
a spin on the newly refinished wood floor. The refurbished kitchen
caught our attention as we admired the new cabinets and counter tops.
Our Mom would’ve been so happy to work in the new space. Carol commented
that Bertha came once a year and totally cleaned out the cabinets and organized
the give-away container cupboard. “I miss your Mom because now I
to organize that cupboard.” Mom recruited all
of us to help set up tables and chairs and decorate the tables for events
over the years. We had a great celebration for their 50th wedding
anniversary in 1995, snickering as we recalled our Illinois cousins dressed
as nuns and singing songs from Sister Act. We’ve appreciated the
meals served for the funeral dinners of Carole in 2001, Dad in 2003 and
Mom in 2005. Marilyn and Theresa made aprons for the cooks and servers
to wear in honor of Bertha, a wonderful and generous cook, and, Stan, who
complimented her with, “God bless the cook.” We hope the memory
of our parents continues to bless the good cooks and generous people in
Cottonwood. Shown from left are Carol Altman, Theresa Wessels, Connie Esser,
Karen Stubbs, Joan Kopczynski, and Marilyn Kuhlmann. Photo provided by
Theresa Wessels.Click on the photo for a larger view.
SMH recently received a new ambulance with help from
a grant from the State of Idaho EMS Bureau. Posed with the new vehicle
are Jim Lemioux, Sawtooth Emergency Vehicles; Charles Butler, SMH Ambulance
and EMT Coordinator and Jennifer Cochran, EMT. See story above left.
The Prairie High School Knowledge Bowl Team will be
hosting the local monthly meet on Monday, May 3rd from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in
the PHS cafeteria. You are all invited to attend. Most meets
have about 20-25 teams of 6 members from 9 area schools so we are expecting
a good turnout. Knowledge Bowl Team members are: Ashley Cannon,
Claire Whitley, Justina Zigler, Garrett Workman, Robin Krol, Silas Whitley,
Brock Heath, Mike Karel, Mike Karel, Josh Roeper, Samantha Keating, Amanda
Stinson, Kyle Uhlenkott and Kylee Simmons. The PHS Knowledge Bowl
Team would like to thank the community for their support this year.
We raised enough money at our bake sales at the Missoula Children’s Theater
Play, the Cottonwood Gun Club and at Cottonwood Food to pay for most of
our expenses at State. Thanks also to the Booster Club for their
support. We competed in the State Academic Bowl Tournament in March
in Boise. Prairie won the first match against Riverstone International
Charter School, and then lost to Victory Charter School and Clearwater
Valley. Riverstone went on to win 4th place overall in the contest.
The winner of our division was Logos from Moscow. Click on the photo
for a larger view.
Saturday, April 24th Troop 638 helped the Knights
of Columbus with their Spring highway cleanup. We all took a stretch of
the highway in groups. We were able to pick up the trash in record time
of one hour and with our lowest amount of 22 bags of trash on the highway.
We also broke another record with 27 people helping in the roadside cleanup.
If you’re up to the challenge in helping us break these 3 records, come
see us in September. We would like to thank the community for helping in
keeping our roads clean. Individuals present at road side cleanup were
(in photo above): Knights of Columbus, Joe Didier, Dan Karel, Max Nuxoll,
Greg Nau, Maurice Seubert, Ed Lustig and Bob Lustig. Family members Rhonda
Schmidt, Shari Chaffee, Amy Bradley, Roger Burgess, Keith Coppernoll, Aleta
Coppernoll and Jeno Hankerson. Webelos Scouts Carson Schmidt, Anthony Karel,
Hunter Chaffee, John Bradley and Jared Coppernoll. Tiger Cub Matt Coppernoll.
Boy Scouts Mike Karel, Seth Chaffee, Chris Bradley and Tyler Hankerson.
Friends Devin Ross, Kyle Tillinghast and Kevin Tillinghast.
Thank you all for coming and see you this fall. Click
on the photo for a larger view.
Hunter Chaffee, center, took first place in the Pinewood
Derby. John Bradley, left, was second and Anthony Karel, right, placed
third. See story above left.
Three Sisters from the Monastery of St. Gertrude celebrated
special birthdays in April. Pictured from left to right are Sr. Petronilla
Lieser, age 90, Sr. Aelred Oakley, age 90 and Sr. Josie Vincke, age 92.
Jerry Richardson and several students built personalized
playing card boxes for all of the Idaho National Guardsmen who worked last
summer on the sports complex. We presented them to Sgt. Chad Crosby
on Thursday and he will be giving them out to the men on the next guard
Events at a Glance
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