Updated October 6, 2011
Fatal crash near Cottonwood
A 3-vehicle accident south of Cottonwood on U.S. Highway 95 took the life of a local woman last Wednesday, Sept. 28. . . .
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Cottonwood to celebrate 150th year; 150-year committee meets
About the time of 1862-63 many other things were going on around us. . . .
The September 27th meeting of the 150-year history committee was held in the library at Cottonwood. . . .
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Chamber to meet
The October Chamber meeting will be held on October 13 at 11:30 at the Library. . . .
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PHS news
Halloween evening, PAVE volunteers will be collecting hats, mittens and canned goods for Christmas baskets. . . .
The PSAT will be administered at Prairie High School Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 8:30. . . .
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Local hospitals make national presentation
Representatives from St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics made a presentation on their telemedicine program at the recent National Rural Health Association Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. . . .
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Library News
It was rather a quiet week at the Library which gave the volunteers an opportunity to complete some projects that had been waiting to be done. . . .
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Second lecture is Oct. 6
On Thursday Terry Abraham presents “Tallyho for Idaho,” the second lecture of the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude Fall Lecture Series.. . . .
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New recycling site established
On Saturday, October 15th, Idaho County Recycling will be moving from the Fenn site to a new location next to the Idaho Forest Group Mill (coming from Cottonwood turn left on Day Road). . . .
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Innkeepers reflect on second summer season
The Inn at St. Gertrude just completed its second summer season. . . .
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High School Rodeo held at Grangeville
The first high school rodeo of the season took place in Grangeville September 26th and 27th. . . .
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Pirates lose to Kendrick
The offense struggled to move the ball as the Prairie football team lost to Kendrick 6-18 at Cottonwood Friday, Sept. 30. . . .
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Lady Pirates have busy week
In the past week’s action the Prairie Lady Pirates volleyball team won home matches against Highland and Deary and then won 3 of 5 matches at the Genesee Tournament to win the consolation title. . . .
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Summit girls defeat Lapwai
Hosting Lapwai in a White Pine League match Thursday, Sept. 29 at the old Prairie Elementary gym produced a league win for the Summit varsity and a 3-set loss for the JV’s in an exciting evening of volleyball which began with a 20-minute delay finding adequate padding for the game official’s stand. . . .
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Cottonwood in the 1870’s. The building in the right foreground was known as the Cottonwood House. It was operated by the Norton family in 1876. The small building below the road in the foreground was known as the Randall House, having been built by Capt. D.B. Randall who was killed by the Indians near Cottonwood. The hotel building above the highway was built by Alonzo P. Brown after the Nez Perce Indian War. This photo was scanned from the July 1, 1976 edition of the Cottonwood Chronicle. See stroy at left. Click on the photo for a larger view. 

Dr. Michael Meza; Dr. Peter Weitzman, Confera; Pam McBride, and Casey Meza presented at the National Rural Healthcare Association Conference on the SMHC/CVHC telemedicine program. See story at left.

Key players who have made the new recycling center possible celebrate the ground breaking. Back row: Jim Springfellow and Kevin Tomlinson representing Idaho Forest Group, Black Swan, and Bennet Forest Indrustries (donated site as well as the equipment and materials for development); James Rockwell, County Commissioner; Ben Jarvis, DEQ grant coordinator,.  Front row: Frank Sargent, Idaho County Recycling (ICR); Mark Armstrong, Lewis and Clark Recyclers, Inc.; and Jay Hinterlong, Shelley Dumas, and Janie Fluharty, ICR Steering Committee members. See story at left

The Historical Museum's fall lecture series began last Thursday with Idaho pioneer songs performed by Gary Eller. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Inn at St. Gertrude in May 2010 on dedication day.

Sister Chanelle Schuler and Sister Corinne Forsman, Innkeepers at the Inn at St. Gertrude. See story above left.

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