Updated December 22, 2011
Coloring Contest winners
Grand prize winners in this year’s Christmas Coloring Contest are Rebecca Seubert, age 4, in the 5 and under age group with an entry at Harman Agency; Halle Klapprich, age 8, in the 6-8 year old age group with an entry at Prairie Community Library and Theresa Uhlenkott, age 11, in the 9-12 year old age group with an entry at Camas Prairie Insurance. . . .
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School Board meets
The School Board had a light agenda for their December meeting Monday, Dec. 19. . . .
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From the Police Chief
Imagine you work at the hospital this time of year.  . . .
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Cottonwood and area history continued; Remember When
Merry Christmas to all in 2011 as we recall some of the special people and things that brought us into the many blessing we enjoy today. There are still a few of us that remember events from the 1943-44 as well as in the closing in and yes, the great push to end WWII. . . .
Remember When Mom started making popsicles? . . .
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Letters to Santa Claus
On this page are letters to Santa from the Prairie Kindergartners and first graders and the Summit Kindergartners. . . .
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Youth Ministry active in January
Dear Youth in Christ,
The Light of Christ has entered the world.  We are called to rejoice and be imitators of this light. . . .
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Elementary Concert Photos
On this page are photos from the Prairie Elementary Winter Concert . . .
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Library News
Prairie Community Library will be closed from December 23 to January 2. . . .
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Hospital News
Two articles submitted by St. Mary's Hospital are on this page. . . .
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Christmas Parade photos
On this page are photos from the Lighted Christmas Parade . . .
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Bruner to provide babysitting service
Are you ready for the holidays? Following Christmas, New Year’s Eve comes in with a bang, bringing many opportunities to go out and have a good time. . . .
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Pirates lose to Kamiah, Nezperce and Genesee
The Prairie Pirates had to face 3 of the top teams in the area last week and lost all three games. . . .
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Lady Pirates win at Grangeville
A shooting clinic it wasn’t but the Prairie Lady Pirates fueled by 3 first half 3-points by Megan Sigler outlasted Grangeville 39-27 to complete a season sweep of the Bulldogs. . . .
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Wrestling Schedule
On this page is the Prairie Wrestling Schedule . . .
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Summit girls win at Timberline
Raising their overall record to 7 and 3, and their White Pine record to 4 and 1, the Patriots returned from Timberline last week, with one more pre-Christmas game on their schedule, that at Grangeville Monday, Dec. 19. . . .
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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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Coloring Contest grand prize winners from left are Rebecca Seubert, Halle Klapprich and Theresa Uhlenkott. See article is at left. Click on the photo for a larger view. 

Santa listened to this young ladies Christmas wish list as he set up at the fire station after the Christmas Parade Sunday. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Students of the month for November at Prairie Jr./Sr. High School are shown. From left are Austin Sonnen, Cody Lockhart and Casey Danly. Austin Sonnen has gone above and beyond for fundraisers and is the first to volunteer for any task.  He is extremely conscientious and considerate of others.   Austin gives 100% at all times.  Cody Lockhart is always kind to peers and faculty and gives every task his best. Casey Danly is polite, hard working, and extremely dependable. Photo provided by Ryan Hasselstrom. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Elks Hoop Shoot winner from Cottonwood – Students will compete in January in Grangeville with other area schools. In the top photo are 12-13 year old winners Brandon Anderson 18 out of 25  and Haley Danly 17 out of 25. In the lower photo are 8-9 year old division – Derik Shears – 14 shots; Madison Shears – 10 shots, Runner up Damian Forsmann – 13 shots; 10-11 year old division – Spencer Schumacher – 19; Jordyn Higgins – 7. Click the lower photo for a larger view.
December attendance winners – 5/6 grade, Kade Zenner; 2/3/4 grade, Justin Weaver; K/1 grade, Taeler Key; Brylee Wood, Perfect attendance for December. Students received snow gifts- snow fort maker, snow tube, snowball maker.
Mrs. Sonnen is proud of her 3rd grade math students and how they are progressing through the Accelerated Math Program.  Students with the most objectives completed as of December 16. Ellea Uhlenkott, Halle Klapprich, Mattie Lustig, Greg Gimmeson, LeAnn Lightfield, Alex McElroy, Sierra McWilliams, Kyleigh Duclos. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Ellea Uhlenkott – Mrs. Sonnen’s 3rd grade math class – Highest Apangea Math point earner – October through December
Carson Forsman – winner of a $40 gift card to Amazon – Apangea Math drawing.
Cottonwood Volunteer Firemen work to douse a fire started at the end of the railroad tie pile. It was allegedly started by youngsters using some of the ties to make forts. Police Chief Terry Cochran requests those calling in something like this call 911. If you call him, he has to then call 911 so the fire department can be dispatched.
This scarecrow south of town is ready for the snow to come. The skis were provided by Mager Bargains. Photo by Frances Conklin.

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