Updated May 17, 2012
Cottonwood City Council meets
A conditional use permit was approved at the May meeting of the Cottonwood City Council Monday, May 14. . . .
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Top scholars are named
The Prairie High School Class of 2012 has four valedictorians and one salutatorian. . . .
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Farewell party for Meza
An Open House will be held Tuesday, May 22nd in the St. Mary’s Hospital cafeteria from 3:00 – 4:00 pm to say good-bye to Casey Meza, CEO for St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospitals and Clinics . . .
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Cottonwood and area history continued
Little things that make a story. All through the 150 years of our history we have incidents and for that matter some interesting people that “help us make a story.” . . .
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Orofino hospital receives award
Since 2002, Qualis Health has presented the Award of Excellence in Healthcare Quality to outstanding organizations in Idaho and Washington. This year, during the Idaho 2012 Annual Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Conference April 5 and 6, recipients of the Idaho Awards were announced. . . .
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Rodeo team at Asotin
The Prairie High School Rodeo Team traveled to Asotin Saturday, May 19 for the District Rodeo. . . .
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6th grade field day at Winchester Park
On May 11th The Lewis Soil Conservation District (LSCD) hosted the 40th Annual 6th Grade Field Day at Winchester State Park. . . .
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Zumwalt is best in show
Central Idaho Art Association just completed their 45th Spring Art Show Saturday at Grangeville's Bicentennial Museum Basement Gallery. . . .
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Library News
The Library will be closed on Saturday May 19th. as the staff prepares for the yard sale on that day . . . .
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Introducing new task force
A new task force aims to clearly define roles and responsibilities across agency lines to establish a coordinated response to sexual assault and/or domestic abuse victims in the community. . . .
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Winchester Open Rodeo
The world famous Winchester Open Rodeo will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 30th and July 1, at the ‘Arena in the Pines’, Winchester, Idaho.  Winchester Day’s celebration will be held Saturday June 30th. . . .
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Ross, Spencer ahd Heitman win Regional titles
Justin Ross in the 3200, Peter Spencer in the 1600 and Taylor Heitman in the girls discus all won Regional Titles at the Region I/II Track Meet at Lapwai Friday and Saturday, May 11-12. . . .
The State Track Meet is set up differently this year than in the past as each classification will hold their meet at a different site instead of all together at Bronco Stadium. The 1-A meet will be held at Mountain View High School, 2000 Millenium Way, in Meridian Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19. . . .
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Lady Pirates win District, to play Horseshoe Bend in state opener, Outlast Highland 9-8 in regular season finale
The Prairie Lady Pirates saved some of their best softball of the season for the District Tournament as they rolled through Highland and Genesee to win the District title Friday, May 11 at Lewiston. . . .
The 1-A State Softball Tournament gets underway at 12 noon MDT Friday, May 18 at the Quad Park in Caldwell. . . .
It took 2 extra innings of play before the Prairie Lady Pirates could pull out a 9-8 win over Highland in the regular season finale for both teams Tuesday, May 8 at Cottonwood. . . .
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Summit team at Regional Meet
Summit Academy’s track team competed at the Regional meet Friday and Saturday, May 11-12 at Lapwai, but weren’t able to qualify anyone for State. . . .
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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. . . .
This week there are also several letters that we did not have room for in the print edition, most dealing with candidates for the upcoming primary election. . . .
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The Prairie Lady Pirates proclaim they are #1 after winning the District Softball title Friday, May 11 at Lewiston. Front from left are Sky Wilson, Jessica Kaschmitter, Andrea Kaschmitter, Mckenzie Rieman, Savanah Prigge, MeShel Rad, Megan Sigler, Monica Lustig and Amanda Dinning. Back from left are coach Steve Wilson, Ashley Cannon, Cheryl Gehring, Taylor Nuxoll, Kelsey Tidwell, Emily McHugh, Marina Rae Evans, Holli Uhlorn, Kendall Schumacher, Leah Holthaus, Tanna Schlader and head coach Jeff Martin. This will be Prairie’s 11th straight trip to state in softball and the 8th straight at the 1A level. Click on the photo for a larger view.

There are 4 valedictorians and 1 salutatorian for the PHS class of 2012. Valedictorians with a grade point average of 4.0 are from left Mckenzie Candalot, Samantha Keating, MaKayla Schaeffer and Megan Sigler. Troy Lorentz, far right, is the salutatorian with a gpa of 3.96. Click on the photo for a larger view. See story at left.

Attendance winners for the month of April at Prairie Elementary: Left to right: Noelle Biltz—K-2 winner, Reid Uptmor—3-4 winner, Hannah Brown—5-6 winner and Sydney Bruegeman—Perfect Attendance winner. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Caught Ya Winners (students caught doing something nice for someone else) for the month of April at Prairie Elementary School: Back row (l to r) Caleb McWilliams, Sabrina Lustig, Jayce Huling, Kade Zenner, Devin Ross, Julia Wemhoff, Sydney Bruner, Nakonia Nuttman, Jace Perrin and Joe Jones. Front row (l to r) Hope McIntire, James Biltz, Amber Halligan, Tage Perrin, Jordan Farnsworth, Calli Perrin, Ciara Chaffee, and Emma Watson. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Cottonwood Credit Union color contest winners from Prairie Elementary School: Kindergarten—Taylor Riener. 1st grade--Holli Schumacher. 2nd grade—Laney Forsmann. 3rd grade—Kelly Stubbers. 4th grade—Ciara Chaffee. 5th grade—Spencer Schumacher. 6th grade—Delaney Uhlenkott. These winners were announced in the Chronicle a couple weeks ago. Click on the photo for a larger view.

King and Queen of the Prom this year for Prairie High School were Justin Schmidt and MaKayla Schaeffer. Photo provided by Debbie Schmidt.

The Kindergarten class at Summit Academy visited the Post Office on Wednesday, May 9th.  They mailed letters to their Mom's for Mothers Day.  Thank you to Gloria for the fun tour and great educational bags full of supplies.  Pictured are Levi Wassmuth, Noah Beckman, Noah Watson and Gloria Funke. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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