Updated December 23, 2010
Coloring Contest winners are named
Ellea Poxleitner, Matthew Seubert and Taylor Riener were the overall winners in this year’s Christmas Coloring Contest sponsored by the Cottonwood Chronicle and local businesses. . . .
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School board meets
The school board held their regular December meeting Monday, Dec. 20 at the Prairie Middle School library. . . .
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Holiday church services
On this page is the holiday Mass schedule for the local Catholic Churches as well as information on candlelight services at the Community and Baptist Churches. . . .
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Local couple in car accident
Greg and Colleen Sonnen of Cottonwood were involved in a 2-vehicle car accident Saturday, Dec. 18 at about 9 a.m. just north of Winchester on Highway 95. . . .
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Letters to Santa Claus
This page features letters to Santa Claus from local schoolchildren. . . .
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Museum receives award
Representatives from the Idaho State Historical Society, the Idaho Humanities Council and Idaho Heritage Trust gathered at the Monastery on Thursday, December 16 to present the Historical Museum with the 2010 Sister Alfreda Elsensohn Award for Outstanding Service.  . . .
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Sr. Mercedes celebrates 99th birthday
Among the 57 Sisters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Sister Mercedes is the oldest. On Thursday afternoon, December 16, the community gathered to celebrate her 99th birthday in the infirmary dining room. . . .
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Advent in a Faith Formation classroom
During the Advent season, the students of the PFFP classrooms have been busy getting ready for Christmas. . . .
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Monthly Women's Health Day offered
St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospitals and Clinics will be offering monthly Women’s Health Days at four of their satellite clinics. . . .
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Pirates beat Lapwai, Timberline; Pirates named to all-state football team
The Prairie Pirates picked up a pair of wins last week, beating Lapwai in overtime and then winning at Timberline. . . .
Recently the Idaho Statesman announced their 1-A All-State football team with several Prairie players making the squad. . . .
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Lady Pirates win in double overtime
The Prairie Lady Pirates trailed by 8 points at halftime but came back in the second half and wound up winning 58-51 in double overtime at Kendrick Friday, Dec. 17 in a White Pine League game. . . .
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Wrestling schedule
On this page is the wrestling schedule for the remainder of the season. . . .
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Lady Patriots win twice; boys lose twice
Games away at Culdesac and Riggins resulted in two easy wins for Summit’s ladies last week, . . .
Traveling to Riggins Wednesday for a rematch with the Salmon River boys proved a somewhat duplicate outcome, as the Patriots fell for the second time to the tall and aggressive Savages, this time by a narrower score, 41-64. . . .
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From left: Taylor Riener, age 5, Matthew Seubert, age 8, and Elea Poxleitner, age 10, are this year’s grand prize winners in the Christmas Coloring Contest. Taylor is the daughter of Shaun and Lisa Riener. Matthew is the son of Nick and Molly Seubert and Elea is the daughter of Glenn and Loretta Poxleitner. Click on the photo for a larger view See story at left.. 

Santa Claus makes note of this young lady’s Christmas wish list at Santa’s Cabana after the Christmas Parade Sunday evening.

Shown from top down are the Kindergartners, 1st graders, 2nd graders, 3rd graders and 4th graders at the Prairie Elementary School Christmas Concert Tuesday, Dec. 14. Click on each photo for a larger view.

Santa Claus rode through the annual Christmas parade on top of a lighted firetruck. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The VFW and American Legion Color Guard led the parade.

Prairie Faith Formation’s entry featured a full Nativity scene. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Idaho County Fair Royalty participated in the parade. Queen Sarah Baune is in the front seat with princesses Merannda Chaffee and Halee Hill in the back seat of the lighted UTV with Kevin Chaffee driving.

Prairie Schools had a parade entry.

The Camas Prairie Insurance entry featuring Shelli and Bill Schumacher.

Voices of Christmas filled the Monastery dining room on Friday morning. Laurie Karel, music teacher at Prairie Elementary, brought her 4th graders to perform for the Sisters. Their performance included recorders, chimes and a lively song sung in Spanish. The Sisters also had the opportunity to sing along with the children and share their own version of “Silent Night” in German. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Clarence and Rita Wassmuth family held their annual Christmas party this past Saturday, Dec. 18th, in Lewiston.  In attendance were Clarence and Rita;  all eleven children and spouses; numerous grandchildren and spouses; and many great-grandchildren -- numbering a total of 70 family members. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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