Updated August 25, 2011
Kelsey Tidwell is overalll grand champion showman
Kelsie Tidwell of Cottonwood was named the Round Robin Grand Champion showman for the 2011 Idaho County Fair. . . .
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Baune, Keating are Friends of 4-H winners
Sarah Baune of Grangeville was awarded a set of luggage for top Making the Most of Me award while Samantha Keating of Cottonwood was awarded an upright mixer for top Advanced Foods award. . . .
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Lewis County Royalty is best in show of parade
The 2011 Idaho County Fair Parade was a success; there were many entries varying from royalty to miniature horses to 4-H groups. . . .
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Open Class awards
Following is a listing of the Open Class and Special Awards at the 2011 Idaho County Fair. . . .
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Two Minute Talent Show
This year there were 16 entrants in the Two-Minute Talent Show at the Idaho County Fair. . . .
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Library News
Another successful Idaho County Fair is in the book. This area has so much to be proud of. . . .
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Deadline for Stress Management Class; Yoga Series offered
Younger people with insomnia, older people challenged by chronic illness, . . .
St. Mary’s Hospital will offer a series of eight yoga classes at the Cottonwood Community Center this fall. . . .
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Hospital holds school supplies drive
The St Mary’s Hospital Mission Committee is sponsoring a ‘School Supplies Drive.’  A box has been placed by the Chapel entrance so employees and community members can conveniently drop off supplies at any time. . . .
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Bowling leagues starting soon
The Morning Glories, Cottonwood Mixed and Thursday Men bowling leagues at Prairie Imperial Bowl will be starting in the next few weeks. . . .
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Three attend TSA Nationals
Three students from Prairie High School attended the 32nd National Technology Student Association Convention in Dallas, Texas, June 20 through 25th. . . .
Also on this page are the Prairie High School and Junior High Football Schedules for 2011 . . .
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Pigtail Contest results
Prairie Junior High girls basketball practice will start Wednesday, August 24. . . .
Also on this page is the Prairie High School Volleyball and Prairie Junior High Girls Basketball Schedules for 2011 . . .
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Summit volleyball schedule
On this page is the Summit Academy Volleyball Schedule for 2011 . . .
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The 2012 Idaho County Fair Royalty are from left: Queen Hannah Baker, First Princess Bailey Cullin and Second Princess MaryFrancis Kaschmitter. Click on the photo for a larger view. 

Kelsey Tidwell, who was hamming it up a bit during the sale, was the grand champion showman for sheep as well as the Fair’s overall grand champion showman.

The 2011 Royalty made their final official appearance in the Fair Parade. The 2012 Royalty followed the float. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Ring attendants try to get Tristan Yocum’s (back to the camera in black hat) grand champion hog to hold still long enough so that Prairie football coach Travis Mader (kneeling in front of Tristan) can kiss him. Mader beat out the other 3 Idaho County football coaches in the Kiss the Pig competition. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Last year's Kiss the Pig winner, Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings transfers the "#1 Pig Kisser" sash to this year's winner, Travis Mader.

Shown are the Most Unusual competitors in the Pigtail contest. Winner was Kyleigh Duclos as “Cindy Lou Who” at right. 2nd was “Ladybug” Ila Wilkenson, left. 3rd was “Flower” Rebecca Seubert, middle. See full Pigtail Contest results above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Sarah Baune, left, and Samantha Keating were this year’s Friends of 4-H award winners. Baune won a set of luggage while Keating won an upright mixer. No one qualified for the sewing machine this year.

Monica Lustig, Holli Uhlorn and Demetria Riener in the 4-H Fashion Show.

Grand Marshals Judy and Pat Long cut the ribbon to officially open the Fair last Wednesday morning.

Donna (Hilbert) Zellers of Madison, Wisc. Shows the children’s book she wrote, “Witches Ball.” It took her about 2 years to write the story. Illustrations are by Jack Rogers of Spokane who was referred to her by a friend. Anyone interested in getting her book can contact her at donna.zellers@tds.net or go to www.littlecreekpress.com, the publisher’s website. Cost is $17.99. Donna was born and raised in the Cottonwood area and is a graduate of St. Gertrude’s Academy.

Harvest is finally getting underway on the Prairie. Some cutting started last week. This photo was taken Monday morning in the Greencreek area. Photo by Steve Wherry. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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