Updated February 3, 2011
22 earn all A's at PHS
There were 22 students with perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the second quarter of the 2010-11 school year at Prairie High School. They were Meaghan Bruner, Seth Guyer and Silas Whitley in the senior class; Torin Dalgliesh, Samantha Keating, Neto Pereira, MeShel Rad, Josh Roeper, MaKayla Schaeffer and Megan Sigler in the junior class; Ashley Cannon, Logan Dahlen, Brianne Lockhart, Kade Perrin, Tanna Schlader, Frank Spencer and Claire Whitley in the sophomore class and Beka Bruner, Clark Bruno, Jared Higgins and Shaney Perrin in the freshman class. . . .
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Wirtanen, volunteers are honored
At lunch on Wednesday, January 26, the dining room was filled with expressions of gratitude, colorful balloons and artwork, and song as the Community celebrated the volunteers of the Historical Museum and retiring director Lyle Wirtanen. . . .
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Ski Skoop
We will be open on SUNDAY ONLY this weekend to celebrate the Super Bowl. . . .
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Cereal School set for Monday
The Prairie Area Extension Cereal School is slated for Monday, February 7th, 2011, at the Greencreek Community Hall. . . .
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Sweethearts sought for romantic dinner
Are you looking for a fantastic way to celebrate with your Valentine this year?  Here’s a suggestion:  Invite some friends to join you and your spouse at the Sweetheart Mass and Dinner Reception on Monday, February 14th.  As a couple, you will be able to honor your marriage in a special way with Mass and then enjoy a fabulous dinner and reception. . . .
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Prairie ROCKS! update; Youth Ministry activities for February
The High School Prairie Faith Formation Program owes a big thank you to Ryan Uhlenkott for visiting with our class on Monday, January 31, 2011. . . . .
Dear Youth in Christ, The month of February brings with it a stirring in the souls as a longing for newness begins to surface. . . .
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Cardiac Rehab program to hold open house; First Ladies Night Out of 2011 set
Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or National Heart Health Month, February is the month for hearts. The St. Mary’s Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation program is focusing on cardiac health and wellness . . .
On Wednesday evening, February 16th, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will, once again, be hosting a Ladies-Night-Out in their Cottonwood Medical Clinic. . . .
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Library news
Prairie Community Library now has internet service available to the public thanks to a grant from the Idaho Community Foundation. . . .
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Scouting news
On January 22, Troop 638 and 2nd year Webelos participated in a Klondike Derby at Winchester Lake. . . .
Some of the girls from Cottonwood’s Girl Scout Troop attended the Cookie Rally on Saturday, Jan. 29th in Pullman. . . .
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Pirates win 2 of 3
The Prairie Pirates had their 12 game win streak snapped by Kamiah but bounded back with wins over Highland and Lapwai . . .
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Lady Pirates win twice, to play CV at District Saturday at 7:45 p.m.; KC's crown free throw champions
The Prairie Lady Pirates won at Troy to clinch the 3rd seed into District and then beat Culdesac on Senior Night. . . .
They beat Deary Wednesday, Feb. 2 in their District opener and will play C.V. with a state berth on the line Saturday, Feb. 5 at 7:45 p.m. . . .
Ten boys and girls from Prairie Elementary School, Prairie Middle School, and Summit Academy, ages 10 to 14, were named local and district champions of the 2011 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship
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Three earn medals at New Plymouth
The New Plymouth tournament was the toughest tournament of the regular season  for the Prairie Wrestling Team with a mix of 5-A, 4-A, 3-A, 2-A schools, and several Oregon schools, the team had some real good competition.  . . .
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Summit news
Summit Academy officials recently released honor roll records for the second quarter, noting eight students maintaining a straight A or 4.00 grade point average for the quarter. Included in this category are senior Rachel Wemhoff, juniors Nicole Frei, Savanah Prigge and David Waters, sophomore Kody Duclos and frosh Abby Chmelik, Megan Rehder and Alexandria Rockwell. . . .
Playing at home at PHS against Timberline Tuesday and away at Kamiah on Monday, Summit Patriot ladies added a win and a loss to close out their regular season at 13 wins and 7 losses. . . .
Traveling to Orofino last Thursday, Summit JV girls, by an earlier agreement with the Orofino AD, took on the girls though, who had dropped to a JV schedule due to injuries, in a preliminary to the regular boys contest which followed. . . .
Summit’s young and rebuilding team with three juniors, two sophs and two frosh, endured a long and tough week, dropping four games to fellow White Pine members Timberline, Genesee and Kendrick and 2-A Orofino. . . .
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The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude celebrates the museum volunteers. Click on the photo for a larger view. See story at  left.

The Sisters sing a tribute to Lyle Wirtanen, who is retiring as museum director. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) program uses our nation’s capitol as a classroom to foster youth appreciation, understanding and involvement in civic responsibility. Youth participating in this program have made a commitment to plan the trip, raise funding, and learn more about our government and the nation’s capitol by completing the Citizenship 4-H project for three years.  The delegation will travel to Washington, DC the summer of 2012. They are shown with Jeff Martin, a teacher at Prairie Middle School, who was their latest guest speaker. Back from left are Dakota Wilson, Martin, Lucas Arnzen and Ana Pauly. Front from left are Brandi Gehring, Hannah Munson, Whitney Sonnen. Photo provided by Susie Heckman. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Rachel Wemhoff is the winner of the Idaho County Farm Bureau Speech Contest. She followed through with the theme: Idaho Agriculture: Good for Family, Community & State. She is the daughter of Roger and Annette Wemhoff, Grangeville, and is a senior at Summit Academy, Cottonwood. She received a cash prize and her speech qualifies for district and state competition. Congratulations, Rachel.

The Scouts are shown with their sled. Back from left are Drew Cochran, Seth Chaffee and Dakota Wilson. Front from left are Hunter Chaffee, Jared Coppernoll, Anthony Karel and Carson Schmidt. Photo by Shari Chaffee.

The Scouts pull their sled through the snow at the Klondike Derby at Winchester Lake State Park. Photo by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Members of Girl Scout Troop 3785 that attended the Cookie Rally in Pullman are shown. Back from left are Ciara Chaffee and Martina Everson. Front from left are Leann Lightfield and Anna Everson. Photo by Shari Chaffee

Laurine Nightingale, volunteer librarian, is working on the computer at the Prairie Community Library. See Library News article above left.

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