Updated November 17, 2011
Cottonwood City Council meets; Vote totals
The Cottonwood City Council had a short November meeting Monday, Nov. 14. . . .
Cottonwood and Ferdinand held city elections last Tuesday, Nov. 8 with uncontested races for all positions. . . .
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Center For Discovery Christmas events
Mark your calendars the annual Center For Discovery “Open ‘til Midnight” and “Kids Shopping” day are just around the corner. . . .
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Wassmuth honored
Clarence Wassmuth was presented Senator Crapo’s 2011 Spirit of Freedom Award at the Veteran’s Day Service at the Idaho State Veteran’s Home in Lewiston on November 11th.  . . .
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Cottonwood and area history continued; Remember When
One of the more interesting things in going over our history is how the old sayings “come home to roost.” . . .
Remember When Dr. W.F. Orr had office calls in the old Community Hall on Broadway? . . .
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This is recycling weekend
Recycling will be Saturday November 19th at the new site in Grangeville on Day Road. . . .
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Flag retirement ceremony held; Girl Scouts to hold baked food sale
The Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troop and Pack 638, and Girl Scout Troop 3785 of Cottonwood held a flag retirement ceremony on Friday, November 11, 2011 . . .
Girl Scout Troop 3785 will be having a baked food sale at Arnzen Drug on Monday, November 21st  . . .
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Veterans Day speeches
Following are Veteran’s Day speeches presented during the Prairie High School Veterans Day program. . . .
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Library News
The Brãts and Brew Fest is in the books for another year. It went very well thanks to some very helpful volunteers and everyone had a good time. . . .
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Seniors in Shape program; Employee of the month
St. Mary’s Hospital is sponsoring a program for seniors to help them stay or become more physically fit. . . .
The Customer Service team at St. Mary’s Hospital selected Dan Pitron as the November Employee of the Month. . . .
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52-Pickup winners are named
The first drawing for 2011-2012 KC 52 Pickup participants was held at  the November 2011 meeting of KC #1389. . . .
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Boys Basketball schedules
The Junior High and High School (corrected) boys basketball schedules are on this page . . .
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Volleyball awards given; Two are state tournament honorable mentions
On this page is a photo of the volleyball top award winners. . . .
An All-State Volleyball Tournament team has been announced . . .
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Prairie Wrestling Schedule
On this page is the PHS varsity wrestling schedule for 2011-12. . . .
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Summit Academy news
Honor roll statistics were released recently by Summit Academy of Cottonwood with ten students named to Maximum High Honor status with a 4.00, all A average for the first quarter. . . .
Word was received about district tournament time that Summit Academy was the State Academic Champions for 1A Div. 2 volleyball. . . .
Summit Academy students earning perfect attendance recognition for the first quarter of the current school year include: . . .
Julia Osborne and Nicole Frei were named October virtue winners at Summit Academy for their effort in the area of responsibility, with the model for the month being Mother Theresa of India. . . .
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Letters to the Editor
On this page are letters to the editor that appeared in this week's print edition of the Chronicle. . . .
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A large group of veterans and their spouses  were in attendance at Prairie Elementary School during the Veterans Day program last Friday. Click on the photo for a larger view. 

Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts served as the color guard for the Veterans Day program at Prairie Elementary School. Click on the photo for a larger view.

This year the 2011 Scouting for Food drive collected 1,120 lbs. An amazing amount to give to those in need. We extended our food drive not only to the Cottonwood area, but ventured over to Ferdinand and Keuterville. We thank you all so much for your generous donations. Pictured are Shari Chaffee, Jenny Arnzen, Aleta Coppernoll, Emmett Wilson, Dan Karel, Seth Chaffee, Drew Cochran, Jeff Martin, Dave Shears, Ryan Arnzen, Hunter Chaffee, Travis Alfrey, Cole Martin, Matt Coppernoll, Zack Arnzen, Keenan Shears, Kevin Tillinghast, Jared Coppernoll, Dakota Wilson and Anthony Karel. Not pictured are Pat Alfrey and Carson Schmidt. Photo provided by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Pictured with Airman Schacher’s flag are:  Standing L-R:  Jace Perrin, Kevin Tillinghast, Seth Chaffee, Cole Martin, Drew Cochran, Keenan Shears, Anthony Karel, and Ciara Chaffee. Kneeling:  Matt & Jared Coppernoll, Hunter Chaffee, Caleb Butler, and Travis Alfrey. Photo submitted by Pat Alfrey. Click on the photo for a larger view.

A flag is shown being  folded into the flames during the retirement ceremony. Photo by Pat Alfrey. Click on the photo for a larger view. See flag retirement story above left.

The Cub Scouts from the Wolf and Bear dens along with Boy Scout Anthony Karel, performed an outdoor flag ceremony for the entire Elementary School Student Body.  The boys have been learning about the importance of showing proper respect and handling of the American Flag.  At 8:15 a.m. on Thursday Nov. 10th, the Elementary School students, staff and parents gathered around the flag pole as  caller Zack Arnzen gave the orders.  The Scout color guard, which consisted of Caleb Butler, James Biltz, Travis Alfrey, Matt Coppernoll, and Anthony Karel, carried the flag forward. Cole Martin raised the Colors.  As the flag blew in the wind, all those present saluted and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.  Then, leader Roger Burgess read the meaning of the 13 folds of the flag.  We would like to thank all the students who participated in this ceremony and showed their patriotism and respect for our flag and all that it represents. Photo provided by Aleta Coppernoll. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Exercising self-control was the theme for this Big Screen School Assembly, “ Get A Grip,” presented by Camfel Productions.  The Cottonwood students, grades K-12, were encouraged to control their impulses. They learned that self-control isn’t about denying themselves of something fun or missing out on something; it’s about taking control of their lives to shape and control their futures. The students also discovered the benefits of self-control and how they can apply it to their daily life.  Photos provided by Renee Eckert. Click on the photos for larger views.

The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude will commemorate the 80th year of its founding on November 18, 2011, with a gathering from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Johanna Room of the Spirit Center on the Monastery campus. Former employees of the museum, both religious and lay, will share memories of the museum and celebrate its history, growth and future. On November 18, 1931, Sister M. Alfreda Elsensohn announced the creation of a museum located in the attic of St. Gertrude’s Academy. The museum staff invites the public to join us for reminiscences, fellowship, and light refreshments. For more information call 208-962-2050. In the photo Sr. Alfreda is shown in the museum’s original attic location. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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