Updated May 20, 2010
Late update: The $275,000 override levy for School District #242 passed with a 60% yes vote in voting Tuesday, May 18. Full breakdown by trustee zones in next week's update.

New high school principal named
Randy Brown, currently the principal at Salmon River High School in Riggins, was approved as the new Prairie High School principal at the May school board meeting held Monday, May 17. . . .
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Primary election is Tuesday
The statewide primary election is set for next Tuesday, May 25 with polls open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. . . .
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Summer Food Service offered
The Cottonwood School District #242 is participating in the Summer Food Service Program again this year serving free lunches for children ages 1 year through 18 years of age. . . .
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Chaffee named mother of the year
Shari Chaffee was named Mother of the Year at the annual Prairie League Mother-Daughter Tea. . . .
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Congratulations to the Library
The Prairie Horizons Steering Committee wants to congratulate the Cottonwood Community Library for the wonderful changes done in the library.  . . .
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Youth Sports, Babe Ruth team to start
Cottonwood Youth Baseball will kick off its season on Sunday, May 23rd with their annual Opening Day. . . .
The Prairie Babe Ruth team has 15 players this year and will start play Tuesday. . . .
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CFD to celebrate 10th anniversary
The Center for Discovery is celebrating their 10 year anniversary June 2nd from 4:30 to 7. . . .
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Photos from "The Big Bad Musical"
On this page are photos from the PHS drama class production of "The Big Bad Musical" . . .
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A ton of cans
The students of Summit Academy are trying to collect a ton of cans----yes, that's 2000 pounds of aluminum cans. . . .
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Pirates earn state berth; Pirates are state academic champs; Basketball meeting set; Basketball camp set for late June
The Prairie baseball team lost on Friday to Genesee but came back to 10-run both C.V. and Genesee to earn a trip to the state baseball tournament. . . .
The Prairie High School baseball team has been recognized as the Class 1-A Academic champions for the state of Idaho. . . .
There will be a boys basketball meeting with parents next Tuesday, May 25 . . .
The boys coaching staff at Prairie High School will conduct their first basketball camp. . . .
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Lady Pirates win District title
The Prairie Lady Pirates pulled off a miraculous bottom of the seventh with 2 outs rally to beat Genesee for the District Championship Saturday, May 15 at Cottonwood. . . .
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Track teams compete at all-star meets
Kyler Shumway again broke the school and regional record in the shot put as Prairie qualified 6 individuals in 12 events plus 3 relays for this weekend’s State Track meet at the Regional Track Meet at Kamiah last Friday and Saturday, May 14-15. . . .
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Letters to the editor
On this page are letters to the editor that appeared in the print edition of the Chronicle. This week there are also letters here we didn't have space for in the print edition. . . .
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The Prairie Lady Pirates are making their 9th straight trip to state after winning the District Championship over Genesee Saturday. Front from left are Ashley Cannon, Tanna Schlader, Sam Spencer, Sammi Frei, Amber Holthaus, Alena Hoene, Hilaree VanderPas and Megan Sigler. Standing from left are coach Jeff Martin, Haleigh Schmidt, Kendal Schumacher, Sheri Schumacher, Savanah Prigge, Monica Lustig, Brianna Bianchi, Meaghan Bruner, Brandee Seubert, Mackenzie Rieman, Kelsey Tidwell, Andrea Kaschmitter, Amanda Dinning and coach Steve Wilson. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Prairie baseball team took second at District and advanced to State this week at Lewiston. Kneeling from left are Josh Roeper, Marcus Higgins, Troy Lorentz, Mike Karel, Garrett Schmidt and Cody Schumacher. Standing from left are coach Dustin Behler, Robert Nau, Beau Schlader, Conner Rieman, Justin Schmidt, Seth Guyer, Joe Schumacher, David Sigler, Kyle Holthaus, Devin Schmidt, Silas Whitley and coach Pat Holthaus. The Pirates will open against Rimrock at 4:00 p.m. at Airport Park baseball field. This is a change from the original time and place. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Mini-Village was one of the busier yard sale sites in Cottonwood during the Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 15.

The Cottonwood Foods crew in their "Paint the Town Purple" shirts.

The hospital had a raffle drawing with proceeds to benefit Relay for Life-American Cancer Society, and Cindy Schnider and Teresa Bryant  were in the Paint the Town Purple spirit.

"The Clowns" Relay for Life team with Tami Quick and Carolyn Haning as co-captains had a huge yard sale, baked food sale and BBQ on Saturday to raise money for Relay for Life.

The NICI Relay for Life team was selling biscuits and gravy in the park in conjunction with the yard sales.  The money raised was for Relay for Life. From left are Jack Hoffman, Patrick Fortunato, Emma Hoffman and Joyce Grant. 

Marlene Jungert and Pat Trautman tried out the new lift at the Library open house last week.

A family tries out the new lift to take them to the lower level as library board member Laurine Nightingale prepares to close the door.

There was musical entertainment at the Library open house provided by Summit Academy students.

Medal winners at the Lapwai Twin River League Invitational track meet on May 4th.   Left to right-Justin Ross 2nd place in the 1600 m run, Austin Sonnen 2nd place in the 400 m, Drew Cochran 2nd place in the triple jump, Leah Holthaus 2nd place in the triple jump, and Brandi Gehring 2nd place in the high jump and the 75m hurdles.

Left to right are President Nellis, Glenn Michael (judge), Brandon Rehder, David Alexander (judge), Forrest Johnson, Lawson Shoemaker, Todd Dompier (judge), Brianna Robson, Wayne Schneider (judge), John Bales (judge). They won second place in the small business track at the VIEW (Vandal Innovation and Enterprise Works) Business Plan Competition on May 1st. project was the feasibility study on an elderly assisted living center in Cottonwood.  The team worked in conjunction with the Horizon's Group.

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