Updated February 15, 2012
Sonnen is new fire chief
The Cottonwood City Council met on Wednesday, Feb. 8 for their regular February meeting as they would not have had a quorum available for the regular Feb. 13 date. . . .
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39 earn straight A's at PJHS
There were 39 students who earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages at Prairie Junior-Senior High School during the second quarter of the 2011-12 school year. . . .
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Carwash has new owners
Bobbi and Barney Chambers of the Coyote Mule Company have purchased the Carwash from Ladd and Dorothy Arnoti. . . .
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Cottonwood and area history continued; Remember When; Deadline of March 10 set for story submissions
The time frame here is the 1980s. As most of you know, history repeats itself, not only on a day to day basis but year to year and even over 100-year periods. . . .
How many times have you heard your children say ďI didnít know that?Ē We all know that happens too often when it comes to our history. . . .
At the Feb. 9 meeting of the 150-year committee a cutoff date of March 10, 2012, was set for the stories to be submitted. They donít want to go any later than this if the book is to be in print by August. . . .
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Driver's Training signups
It is once again that time of year to start thinking about Driverís Education.  . . .
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Parish dinner is Sunday
St Maryís / Holy Cross Dinner Ė 35 years - A legacy, A challenge. . . .
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Library News
PBS KIDS GO!  Writers Contest 2012:  It's not too late to enter. . . .
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Ski Skoop
We had another great weekend of skiing, with 2 inches of fresh snow. . . .
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Farm Bureau scholarships, contests
On this page are articles about Idaho County Farm Bureau schlarships and an essay and an art contest for students. . . .
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Go Green Group has new project
The Go Green Group at Prairie High School is finally getting ready to begin a new project! . . .
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Prairie ROCKS update
Shawna Kaschmitter was our guest at Prairie ROCKS on Monday. . . .
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Pirates beat Summit, lose to Kamiah; District starts Tuesday; Mader shoots perfect 25; Boys team are academic state champs
The Prairie Pirates split a pair of non-league games as they beat Summit on Senior Night then lost big at Kamiah to close out the regular season.  . . .
A little light rain and snow wasn't enough to keep anybody away, as the Gun Club had another great turnout this week! . . .
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Lady Pirates beat Lapwai for District title
The Prairie Lady Pirates won their first District championship since 2002 when they beat Lapwai 51-41 Friday, Feb. 10 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston. . . .
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Wrestlers at District meet
The Prairie wrestling team will compete at the District Wrestling Tournament at Orofino this Saturday, Feb. 18. Action starts at 10 a.m. . . .
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Summit girls earn 4th state trip; Summit boys split games
For the fourth consecutive time, Summit Academy emerged from District 1-A, D-2 competition with a trip to state, . . .
Traveling to Riggins Thursday, Summit played its best game of the year against host Salmon River, . . .
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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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The Lady Pirates celebrate after receiving the District Championship trophy. Holding the trophy are MeShel Rad and Callie Mader. Also shown are Keely Schmidt and Beka Bruner at left and Tayler Heitman, 32 and Makyal Schaeffer, 12. Behind Callie is Megan Sigler. Prairie beat Lapwai 51-41 for the district title and will play Glenns Ferry at 5:15 PST this Thursday at Columbia High School in Nampa. See stroy below left. Click on the photo for a larger view. 

Most of Summitís starters were on the bench watching the subs wrap up the district title game and they broke out in cheers as the clock ran out. From left are assistant coach Alexia Prigge, Savanah Prigge, Nicole Frei, Rachael Frei, Kayla Schumacher and Brooke Schumacher. Summit beat Nezperce 54-28 Friday at Lapwai top win the District title. They will play North Gem at 2 p.m. PST Thursday at Nampa High School. Photo by Steve Wherry. See story below left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

January students of the month at Prairie Junior-Senior High School are shown. At left is Junior High recipient Calvin Hinkelman who is an excellent student, works hard, and has a fantastic attitude about school.  Calvin  is always respectful and considerate to his teachers and peers. High School students of the month are Jacey Langston, center, who has made tremendous gains in her classes.  She is always working hard, participating in class, and has a smile on her face. Tim Frei, right,  is a very polite, conscientious, hard working, young man both in and outside of class.  Tim always helps clean up after lunch plus along with going to school he holds down two jobs, saving money for college. Click on the photo for a larger view.

It took 20 rounds to crown a spelling bee champion at the Prairie Elementary Spelling Bee contest held Thursday, February 9.    Alexis Shears, 6th grade, left, correctly spelled fascinating to move to the district spelling bee.   Garrett Crenshaw, 5th grade, spelled his way into the 19th round and will move into the school district spelling bee as the runner up.  Both elementary students will compete against 4 junior high students on Thursday February 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the elementary library. The winner of the district spelling bee will compete in Lewiston for the regional championship. A big thank you to Mr. Deiss for being our spelling bee announcer.

WOW what a change.  The Seniors In Shape group completed their 10th week of exercise at the community hall.  They have come a long way.  There used to be a lot of cars parked in front of the hall.  Now that they are in better shape many of the folks are running down to the class. It has been heard that our town police have said that the speed limit is still only 20 mph, even if you are running, in front of the school, so watch out.  All kidding aside, we want to thank the instructors, Shelli Schumacher and Annabelle Gonzales for giving of their time, and Carol Altman for opening up and turning on the heat for these sessions.  Click on the photo for a larger view.

Triparish youth who participated in the retreat at the Monastery recently are: Stellina Laurino, Morgan Butler, Emily McHugh, Clark Bruno, Beth Dinning, Kayla Johnson, Faith Uhlenkott, Darlene Gehring, Tucker Stephan, Katherine Nida, Samantha Keating, Heidi Holubetz, Rosie Trautman, Not pictured are Steven Kinzer and Debbie Chicane. Also shown are students from other parishes. Photo by Debbie Chicane. See story above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.
The Prairie 7th/8th grade AAU team took 1st place in the Orofino Invitational Basketball Tournament last weekend.  Other teams that were also invited were: Moscow, Lewiston, Grangeville, Orofino, CV, Deary, and Pierce. Back row from left to right: Daniel Mager, Isaiah Shears, Jake Bruner, Coach Bryan Higgins.  Front row from left to right:  Justin Schumacher, Devin Bruegeman, Tyson Schlader, Brandon Higgins and Ryan Glimp.  Not shown but on the team is Brandon Anderson. Photo by Kristi Bruegeman.
Women's Gun Safety Class participants.  Back row: Cherylyn Kerley, Emily Ratcliff, Mary Duuck, Chris Remacle, Peggy Matson.  Front row:  Rose Gehring, Connie Uhlenkott, Geralyn Jentges, Susan Duuck, Donna Wassmuth. Click on photo for a larger view. See story above left.

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