Updated August 23, 2012
Shears is new bus supervisor
The School Board approved David Shears, Jr., for hire as the new bus supervisor/mechanic at their August meeting Monday, August 20. . . .
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Davis is top overall showman
Sarah Davis was the round robin grand champion for fitting and showing at the 2012 Idaho County Fair while Brooke Eades was the reserve champion. . . .
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4-H and open class awards
Holli Uhlorn was this year’s lone winner of one of the three Friends of 4-H Awards as she earned the sewing machine. . . .
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Idaho County Fair Royalty float is best of show
The Idaho County Fair Royalty Float was named Best of Show at the 2012 Idaho County Fair Parade. . . .
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Two Minute Talent Show
This year’s edition of the Two-Minute Talent Show at the Idaho County Fair featured 14 acts in 3 age groups. . . .
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Youth Ministry activities for September
As I sit here in my office, I look out the window and still see, feel, and hear the many signs of summer; . . .
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Appreciation barbecue set
Thursday, August 23rd is the date set for the free Patient Appreciation Barbecue for St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics.  The barbecue will be held from 6:00-8:00 on the lawn behind the Orr Building and Clinic. . . .
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Teachers trained on core standards
Teachers from Nezperce, Craigmont and Cottonwood met to discuss plans for teachers to unpack the standards and work to become familiar with the content. . . .
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Elementary and Preschool to hold open house
Prairie Elementary School will be holding an open house next Tuesday, August 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. . . .
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SGA Reunion is held
At 5 p.m. on August 3, the walls of the Monastery chapel vibrated with the buzz of voices. . . .
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Library News
Wow!  What a week.  Anyone who did not make it to the Idaho County Fair certainly missed what a family oriented "down home" fair is all about.  . . .
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Youth sports to start
There is information on this page about PeeWee Football and Youth Soccer signups and Jr. High sports starting... . .
Also on this page is the 2012 PHS Football Schedule. . . .
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Bowling season coming
Information on this page is about the upcoming bowling season.  . . .
Also on this page is the 2012 PHS Volleyball Schedule. . . .
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Summit team holds carwash
During the fair this past week on Friday, the Summit Academy volleyball team went to work washing vehicles, . . .
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The 2013 Idaho County Fair Royalty were crowned last Friday, August 17. From left are 2nd princess Jenni Forsmann, 1st princess Jacey Arnzen and Queen Whitney Sonnen. Whitney is the first queen from Prairie High School since Casandra Schaeffer in 2007. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Idaho County Fair Royalty Float was chosen as Best of Show at the Fair Parade. The parade was the final official appearance for the 2012 royalty. Shown are princess Bailey Cullin, left, and MaryFrancis Kaschmitter. Queen Hannah Baker is behind Bailey. A couple of the new royalty can be seen walking behind the float. The 2013 Royalty joined the 2012 Royalty on the float for the return trip down Main Street and up King Street. At left are 2nd princesses Jenni Forsmann and MaryFrancis Kaschmitter. In the middle are 1st princesses  Bailey Cullin and Jayce Arnzen and at right are queens Whitney Sonnen and Hannah Baker. Click on the photos for  larger views. 

Cindy Schumacher received a $4,849.30 grant to help fund the Super Kids Reading Program K-2.  Many of our parents remember the program and are excited that their children will get the same experience.  Super Kids is an integrated Reading program working on phonics, writing, spelling and speaking.   Cindy was presented the check at an awards ceremony held at the Casino near Lewiston.  Cottonwood School District would like to thank the Nezperce Tribe for the donation.

Not what you’d like to find in your driveway. This combine apparently had its brakes go out and wound up in Joe and Debby O’Neill’s driveway, nearly wiping out their utility trailer. The combine also appeared to have suffered a broken axle. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The most unusual competitors in the pigtail contest are lineup up on stage as event chairman Melinda Sonnen-Brillon has them introduce themselves so the audience can vote for the winner. Kenly Forsmann, lower photo, was the eventual winner. Click on the top photo for a larger view.

The grand champion pig puckered up for Tim Schumacher who was this year’s winner in the Kiss the Pig Contest. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Although he didn’t get to kiss the pig, Butch Spencer offered to kiss the grand champion steer if an additional $50 was raised for the sponsoring group. A couple of the sale buyers quickly put up the $50. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Kelby Wilson a 2005 Prairie High School graduate received his white coat from the University of Nevada - Reno School of Medicine in a white coat ceremony the evening of  August 17. A total of 69 students received their white coats and pledged the doctor's oath  Wilson earned his under graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho in 2011. 
The University hosted a breakfast for the students  and family members of the Class of 2016 School of Medicine served by various faculty member. Following the breakfast various faculty member presented to those in attendance on the new curriculum for the school, a guided tour of the new School of Medicine's facility. Wilson, his wife Liza and son Sawyer have moved to Reno where he will spend the next four years earning his doctoral degree. Wilson is the son of Emmett and Cindy Wilson of Cottonwood, ID.  Cindy, Emmett and sister Christa made the trip to attend the ceremony and get acquainted with the area. 

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