Updated January 19, 2012
Blood drive set for Jan. 31
In January, the American Red Cross is conducting a special promotion at all its fixed sites and mobile blood drives in Idaho. . . .
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Museum seeks volunteers
The Historical Museum of St. Gertrude’s is undertaking a large task of cataloging, tagging and entering data on the computer for all the artifacts in their museum. . . .
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2011 in review, cont.
More of our review of 2011.. . .
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Cottonwood and area history continued; Remember When; Book questions answered; Coopers Ferry story
The stories keep coming and along with them lots of memories about this time of transition. . . .
Remember When…Ed and Queen Armstrong had a grocery store, a plumbing shop and an implement business on the northwest corner of Broadway and Main St.? . . .
How to submit ---prefer email  to 150yearstory@gmail.com Other option type and drop at US Bank, Cottonwood Chronicle, Don Hoene residence or call a team member working the story
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Scouts visit city services
On Thursday, Jan 12th the Bear and Wolf dens went on a field trip to city hall. . . .
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Cereal School set for Greencreek
The Prairie Area Cereal School is slated for Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Greencreek Community Hall. . . .
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Library News
Wow!  What an interesting week at the library. . . .
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Healthy Horizons success story
St. Mary’s Hospital’s Healthy Horizons program began in October of 2010; Healthy Horizons is a weight management and lifestyle choices program.  In that fifteen month period there have been many success stories, but one story that stands out is that of Jo Ann Hinterlong. . . .
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Rehder joins lottery commission
Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the appointment last week of Jim Rehder of Cottonwood to fill a seat on the Idaho Lottery Commission. . . .
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Prairie ROCKS update
The first Prairie ROCKS speaker of the New Year was Patti Watson. . . .
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Idaho County GOP to hold presidential caucus
At its winter meeting, the Idaho Republican State Central Committee, the governing body of the Idaho GOP, met in Boise and reaffirmed its support of a change to the State Party Rules that will move Idaho’s presidential candidate selection to Super Tuesday . . .
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Pirates lose to Troy, Genesee; Shooters score 72 again
The Prairie Pirates lost twice by lopsided scores this past week. . . .
It was another surprisingly nice January day that made for some pretty good trapshooting weather. 
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Lady Pirates beat Deary, Nezperce
The Prairie Lady Pirates picked up a pair of wins in the past week, winning a league game at Deary 38-17 Tuesday, Jan. 10, and a non-league game at Nezperce 55-38 Friday, Jan. 13. . . .
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4 take first at Orofino
The Prairie wrestling may be short on numbers but high on quality as they had 4 first place finishers, 1 second place finisher and 1 fourth place finisher while taking second place in the team standings at the Orofino Invitational Tournament Friday, Jan.13 and Saturday, Jan. 14. . . .
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Summit girls win 2 of 3, boys lose twice
The Summit girls beat Timberline and Lapwai while losing to Troy. . . .
The Summit boys lost to CV and Deary. . . .
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The Cub Scouts visited Cottonwood’s public works department. Showen are James Biltz, Emma Butler, Roy Uhlenkott, Travis Alfrey Caleb Butler, Zach Arnzen, Cole Martin, Matt Coppernoll in front of the street sweeper. Photo by Aleta Coppernoll. Click on the photo for a larger view. 

The Cub Scouts visited the Cottonwood police office. Back row:  Officer Wes Walters and Matt Coppernoll. Front row:  Zach Arnzen, James Biltz, Cole Martin, Caleb Butler and Travis Alfrey. Photo provided by Aleta Coppernoll. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Lightning Jacks Patrol Carson Schmidt (Quartermaster), Anthony Karel (Patrol Leader), Jared Coppernoll (Historian), Hunter Chaffee (Scribe), and Kevin Tillingast (Historian for Gator Patrol) on their first winter campout. See story below. Thank you to Seth Chaffee, Senior Patrol Leader, and Drew Cochran, Patrol Leader, for helping the boys be prepared for their first cold weather campout. 20 degree weather didn’t stop these boys from having fun. Photo by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view. By Hunter Chaffee Lightning Jacks Patrol Scribe: This past weekend during our school break we went to the corrals down at the Salmon River.
We camped for one night and did a one mile hike for a compass course. We are almost done working and our second class and started our first class.  We were in charge of cooking and cleaning. We made hot dog sticks for our dinner for our camp gadget. 

Brandon Anderson, right, and Spencer Schumacher, left, have made it to the next round of the Elk’s Hoop Shoot after coming in first place last Saturday in Grangeville. Brandon will compete against other 12/13 year olds, and Spencer between 10/11 year olds.  Other Prairie Elementary students that competed on Saturday were: Madison Shears and Damian Forsmann - 8/9 year olds, Jordyn Higgins 10/11 year olds, and Hailey Danly 12/13 year olds. Photo by Kim Schumacher.

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