Updated March 1, 2012
School Board meets
The February meeting of the school board Wednesday, Feb. 22, was dominated by guests expressing concerns about the incident on the boys basketball bus in mid-January. . . .
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Visiting nurse program
Clearwater Valley & St. Mary’s Hospitals and Clinics’ Visiting Nurse Service was established in November of 2009.  . . .
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PHS team shines at Regional Knowledge Bowl
On Friday, February 24th the Prairie High School Knowledge Bowl team ventured to Spokane, Washington to compete in the Inland Northwest Science Regional Bowl Competition. . . .
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Cottonwood and area history continued; Remember When; Deadline of March 10 set for story submissions
This past ten or twelve years is really not difficult to recall. Here we are in the 21st Century progressing from the days when we didn’t have much but didn’t realize it. . . .
Remember when…A person always poking into someone else’s business was called a “busy body?” Nowadays that person bears several other names! . . .
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Kids with a Heart penny drive
“What can we do to help other children who don’t have enough to eat?”  . . .
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Ski Skoop
It must be "March Madness"!  We added another 6 inches of snow this past weekend AND the powder skiing was AWESOME! . . .
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Library News
Does anyone out there subscribe to the Grit magazine?  If so, could the Library borrow a copy for some needed addresses and references. . . .
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Choral group to perform at Monastery
On Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m. the Monastery of St. Gertrude will present the Palouse Choral Society Chamber Choir, conducted by Michael Murphy. . . .
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PHS students training to meet area workforce needs
Prairie High School is working hard preparing its youth to meet the workforce needs of our area manufacturers. . . .
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Winter Beef School is March 8
A  Winter Beef School for area cattle producers will be held on Thursday, March 8th at the Cottonwood Livestock Auction starting at 9:30 a.m. . . .
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Troy ends Prairie's season; Two shoot perfect scores
The Prairie Pirates managed to keep it close for a half but Troy pulled away in the second half to end Prairie’s season 33-46 at District Tuesday, Feb. 21. . . .
Despite the strong, cold wind it was another fantastic day of shooting for everyone at the Gun Club Sunday, with two shooters hitting perfect scores. . . .
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Local players chosen for all-star games
Several local players, plus a coach have been chosen for the District II all-star basketball games set for Tuesday, March 6 at Lewiston’s Booth Hall. . . .
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4 earn state medals
Four of Prairie’s 7 wrestlers competing at the State Wrestling Meet brought home medals, 3 fourths and a fifth. . . .
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Summit boys take second at District
Nezperce continued its role as the #1 team in Idaho’s 1A-D2 division, as they twice dropped district runner-up Summit in two District games last week at Lapwai. In so doing, the Indians travel to state this weekend in search of a state championship. . . .
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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 Prairie wrestling team and coaches at the State Wrestling Meet in Pocatello. The wrestlers in the baclk shirts each earned a state medal. Front from left are Garrett Schmidt, 5th place; Hunter McWilliams, 4th place; Alex Duman, 4th place; and Justin Ross. Middle from left are Kade Perrin, 4th place; Tanner Ratcliff, stats; Tyler Ross and Dally Ratcliff. Back from left are coaches Pat McWilliams, Dan Altman (head coach), Chris Altman and Steve Lamont. See story below left. Click on the photo for a larger view. 

Alexis Shears will compete in the regional spelling bee on March 17 at LCSC.  She took first place in the Cottonwood School District Spelling Bee. She is shown being congratulated by Greg Deiss.

Cottonwood School District Spelling Bee Contestants from left are: Allycia Hale, Alexis Shears, Mykaela McWilliams Noah Rieger, Bobby Hood and Weston Crenshaw. Shears was the District champion while Hood was the runner-up. Photo provided by Rene’ Forsmann. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Westin Crenshaw, Josh Roeper, Josh Zigler and Chris Hoene listen intently to one of the questions at the Regional Knowledge Bowl. See story above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Samantha Keating, Ashley Cannon, Kyle Uhlenkott and Emily McHugh are ready for the Regional Knowledge Bowl competition to start. See story above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The GEAR UP program funded the purchase of the material for receiving blankets which were sewn by students in the Prairie High School sewing class taught by Millie Wimer.  The students donated the blankets to St. Mary’s Hospital nursery.  The sewing class also created 23 Christmas stockings which they donated to the Cottonwood Food Bank.  The materials for the stockings were also purchases with GEAR UP funding.  GEAR UP is a six year federal grant program which provides services that will increase the number of students prepared to enroll and succeed in postsecondary education.  Every current Sophomore, Junior and Senior student at Prairie High Scholl is participating in GEAR UP 1.Each student who participates in GEAR UP is required to complete community service each year.  Pictured are Sewing Class students  at Prairie High School. Front Row:  Sky Wilson, Kelsey Tidwell, MeShel Rad, Stephanie Gimmeson, Demetria Riener, Monica Lustig, Taylor Nuxoll. Middle Row:  Kellie Heitman, Jessica Leonard, Beth Dinning, Kirstin Latimer, StellinaLaurino, Martina Everson. Back Row:  Millie Wimer-instructor, Tasha Gimmeson, Holli Uhlorn, Heidi Holubetz, Lydia Lustig, Katherine Nida, Savanah Poxleitner, Hyerin Kim, Morgan Butler, Marina Evans. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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