Updated January 13, 2011
Cottonwood City Council meets
The Cottonwood City Council held their first meeting of 2011 Monday, January 10 with some concerns about water loss. . . .
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2010, the year in Chronicle headlines continues
Editor’s Note: Following is the third part of our annual review of the past year in Chronicle headlines. . . .
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Museum welcomes new director
Dr. Sam Couch, who took Lyle Wirtanen’s place as Museum Director on January 4, is no stranger to the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. . . .
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Ski Skoop
It was another great weekend of skiing this past weekend with over 300 skiers, and 4 inches of fresh snow! . . .
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Bruegeman is employee of the month
Six years ago this month, Mikki Bruegeman was hired at St. Mary’s Hospital to work part time as a file clerk. . . .
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Prairie ROCKS! update
Last week the following question was posed to the students:  “Do you think you may have a vocation to the priesthood or religious life?” . . .
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More info on women's health days
First fix breakfast, then drop the kids at school, then go to work, run errands on lunch hour, go home, clean house, do laundry, fix dinner, go to Susie’s volleyball game, then fall into bed. . . .
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Come to the Quiet retreat set
As the din of holiday celebrations fade into the snowy grace of the New Year, the team of spiritual directors at Spirit Center ready for the upcoming “Come to the Quiet” retreat. . . .
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This is recycling weekend
Recycle in Fenn on Saturday, January 15 or at Kooskia Park on Sunday January 16. Recycling on both days is from 9A.M to 3 P.M. The Clearwater Valley site is located on 4th Avenue in Kooskia near the City Park. . . .
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Pirates beat CV, Deary; Peewee basketball signups
The Prairie Pirates won twice this past week, defeating CV by 1 and Deary by 12. . . .
The Prairie coaches, Teel Bruner and Lori Mader, along with their staff and many high school players, are offering the Prairie Peewee basketball program again this year. . . .
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Lady Patriots beat Lady Pirates
The Summit Lady Patriots pulled away from the Prairie Lady Pirates in the second half to win 36-50 at the PHS gym Tuesday, January 4 . . .
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Three firsts, three seconds at Kamiah
The Prairie wrestling team had 6 wrestlers competing in the Kamiah Invitational Tournament with 3 of them finishing in first place and the other 3 taking second. . . .
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Summit news
Summit's girls split their games this past week while the Summit boys lost twice. . . .
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Prairie Booster Club’s Boosters of the Year are the PHS clock operators and scorebook keepers. Shown are the ones for basketball. From left are Marie Lerandeau, Ed Holthaus and John Kaschmitter. Not shown is Dave Remacle.

Prairie Booster Club president Chris Kaschmitter presents a check for $200 to Greg Deiss, principle at Prairie Elementary School to be used where needed at the school.

Dr. Sam Couch in the Chapel at the Kylemore Abbey, home of a group of Benedictine sisters in County Galway, Ireland. Couch is the new director at the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. See story above left.

Jordyn Higgins and Spencer Schumacher, from Prairie Elementary School, brought home trophies Saturday from the Grangeville Elks Hoop Shoot contest.  After winning their divisions at Prairie Elementary School, they went on to compete with winners from Grangeville Elementary, St. Peter and Paul, Kamiah, Clearwater Valley, Summit, Nez Perce, Craigmont, and Salmon River.  Jordyn took first place in the 8-9 year old girls division and will go on to compete in the next round in Lewiston on February 5th.  Spencer took second place in the 10-11 year old boys division.  Garrett Crenshaw also competed from Prairie Elementary.  Way to go Pirates!!

Winners at Prairie Elementary School in the Elk’s Club Hoop Shoot were, from left, Garrrett Crenshaw  Boys 8-9 winner  12 baskets out of 25 attempts; Spencer Schumacher  Boys 10-11 winner   15 baskets out of 25 attempts and Jordyn Higgins Girls 8-9 winner   10 baskets out of 25 attempts. They went on to compete at Grangeville this past weekend. See photo above.

Prairie Middle School’s qualifiers for the Grangeville Elks Club Hoop Shoot were, from left, Tanner Ross 12-13  year olds, Sarah Seubert 12-13  year olds and Caitlin Renne’ 10-11   year olds. Renne’ brought home a 3rd place trophy from the competition at Grangeville Saturday, Jan. 8th.

From left, Leah Holthaus, Brandi Gehring, Jacey Langston, Stephanie Gimmeson, and various other students in the cabinetmaking classes made 6 rocking chairs like the one pictured for Christmas presents for Angel Tree at St. Mary’s Hospital. The one in the picture is being donated to the Community Library.

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