Updated March 15, 2012
Recycling centers to be open on weekly basis
It will no longer be necessary to stockpile recycling for a month, or two, or possibly three, if you happen to miss recycling day.  Both the Kooskia and Grangeville sites will now be open on a weekly basis with new hours. . . .
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Girl Scout cookie sales
Cottonwood Girl Scout troop will be having cookie booth sales. . . .
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Event chairman sought
The Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce met last Thursday and decided that a chairman would be sought to coordinate a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Cottonwood. . . .
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Cottonwood and area history continued; Remember When
We are nearing the end of our collection of stories for the personal division of the 150-year story book. . . .
Remember when…Cottonwood’s Town Team held their baseball games where the Riding Club Arena is now. . . .
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Mardi Gras event deemed a success
The St. Mary’s Hospital Mardi Gras event which was held on February 25th was deemed a success. . . .
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Ski Skoop
We would like to thank everyone that volunteered this season, whether inside the lodge or out!  . . .
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Girl Scouts celebrate 100th year
Cottonwood Girl Scouts attended a 100th birthday party in Lewiston on Saturday, March 10th.  . . .
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Food checkout winners named
Shoppers at participating grocery stores and super-markets were treated to a Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Idaho County Farm Bureau. . . .
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Prairie ROCKS update
Three of the Prairie ROCKS students attended the Idaho Catholic Youth Convention last weekend.  . . .
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Boys Basketball awards given; No baseball team thisyear; 10-week shoot finishes
On this page is a photo of the boys basketball award winners. . . .
Prairie couldn’t get enough bodies turned out for baseball this spring and had to drop the program for this year. . . .
The early spring weather provided some rather unique challenges as all in all there was wind, rain, sleet, snow, and then a little sunshine to wrap things up for the Cottonwood Gun Club in the Camas Prairie Trapshooting Association's 10 week shoot. . . .
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Lady Pirates edged in opener; Girls Basketball awards given
The Prairie Lady Pirates opened their softball season with a non-league loss at Kendrick 3-4, Thursday, March 7. . . .
Also on this page are photos of the Girls Basketball award winners and the South team at the District All-Star game. . . .
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PHS Track Schedule
On this page is the Prairie High School track schedule. . . .
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Summit Track Schedule
Summit Academy will have a track team this spring and the schedule is on this page. . . .
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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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Shown are the students of the month for February at Prairie Jr./Sr. High School. From left are Stephanie Jungert, Jr. High student of the month, and Westin Crenshaw and Damian McWilliams, high school students of the month.  Stephanie Jungert  is a hard worker,  willing to help teachers and all peers,  kind and thoughtful!  Always is smiling and willing to do whatever is asked of her and works hard at her studies. Westin Crenshaw is a polite young man and is always willing to help others. Damian McWilliams is a very conscientious student who is dedicated to doing the best he can. Photo provided by Ryan Hasselstrom. Click on the photo for a larger view. 

Richard Jacobs VFW Post 4902 commander Jack Uptmor and awards chairman Joe Riener are shown with this year’s competition winners. From left are Uptmor, Patriot’s Pen 1st place winner Anthony Karel; Patriot’s Pen third place winner Raelyn Davis; Voice of Democracy 1st place winner Mckenzie Candalot, VOD 3rd place winner Kayla Duclos, VOD 2nd place winner Kody Duclos, teacher of the year Laurie Karel and Riener. Anthony Karel and Laurie Karel also each took third place at the District level. The awards were handed out at the annual awards dinner held Saturday, March 10 at the Keuterville Hall. Unable to attend was Abbie Uhlenkott, 2nd place Patriot’s Pen winner.  Photos of individual winners are below. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Prairie High School boys varsity basketball team is shown with the 1A, Division 1 State Academic Award that was presented during the state tournament Saturday, March 3. Prairie had the highest cumulative grade point average of any boys team in their division at 3.584. Back from left are Tyler Hankerson, Casey Danly, Lucas Arnzen, Seth Chaffee, Troy Lorentz and Rhett Schlader. Front from left are Dylon Bruegeman, Jared Higgins, Justin Schmidt and Marcus Higgins. The lower photo shows Marcus Higgins, Rhett Schlader and Jared Higgins accepting the award prior to the start of the 1A-D-1 championship game at state. Click on the top photo for a larger view.

Above are the winners of the VFW academic competitions. In the top photo Anthony Karelreads his Patriot Pen winning entry. In the middle photo Mckenzie Candalot receives her awards for first place in the Voice of Democracy competition. In the bottom photo Laurie Karel receives her teacher of the year award.

The Cottonwood Girl Scouts attended a 100th birthday party for the Girl Scout program at Lewiston on Saturday. Shown behind them are several different Girl Scout uniforms worn over the years. In front with the painted face is Chloe Rowland. Back from left are Audrey Drake, Ciara Chaffee, Madison Shears, Leann Lightfield, Josie Remacle and Rachael Gimmeson. Photo by Shari Chaffee. See story above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Shown is the combined high school band for Greencreek, Ferdinand and Cottonwood High Schools from 1959-60. Following the arcs, inside from left are Wilma Arnzen, Dan Frei, Bobbie Hayden, Gladys Herzog and Mary Jo Jentges. 2nd arc: Connie Crea, Celine Kroiss, Rod Eckert, Sharon Lorentz, Betty Frei, Lorraine Frei, Marlene Wassmuth, Judy Kinzer, Geraldine Nuxoll, Jim Beckman, Kathleen Kuther, Maxine Frei and Donna Wassmuth. 3rd arc from left: Margaret Stubbers, Rose Wassmuth, Eloise Arnzen, Dick Schaeffer, John Reed, Ted Goeckner, Frank Basset, Keith Eckert, Larry Johnston, Lee Uhling, Leroy Sonnen, Dwight Eckert, Margaret Terhaar, Bobbie Roeper, Gladys Ross, Betty Ann Chicane, Doris Simpson, Mary Ann Wassmuth, Anna Marie Sonnen, Gladys Sonnen and Carol Chaffee. 4th arc: Alice Schwartz, Harry Jentges, Ken Frei, Carl Grant, Tom Simpson, John Huntley, Larry Jardine and Merna Uhlorn. Photo and ID’s provided by Wilma Wassmuth. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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