Updated October 25, 2012
School Board meets
The school board approved going out for bid on the former Kindergarten Building at the October meeting held Monday, Oct. 15. . . .
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Blood drive co-chairs receive award
Brenda Kaschmitter and Cheri Holthaus the co-chairs for the Cottonwood Blood drive have received the Red Cross T.E.A.M. Award. . . .
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Free museum day; Final lecture is this week
To show appreciation for community support, the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude is hosting its 2nd Annual Idaho County Community Day on Sunday, October 28, from 2-4 p.m. at the Museum. . . .
The final lecture of the 13th Annual Historical Museum Fall Lecture Series is this Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 pm. . . .
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Fall yoga series continues
Normally the fall yoga classes would have ended on October 24th, but due to the high interest in continuing the classes they will go into December. . . .
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Girl Scouts hold bridging ceremony
On October 8th Cottonwood Girl Scout Troop 3785 held a bridging ceremony. . . .
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Library News
$50.00 DOLLARS CASH PRIZE !! It can be yours if you enter the Bräts and Brew Contest and win first place in the competition. . . .
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Westhoff is new physical therapist
Kyle Westhoff, DPT, has recently joined the Physical Therapy department at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics. . . .
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Troop Scoop
On October 15, Troop 638 had their weekly meeting. . . .
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Troy thumps Prairie; 6 medal at Potlatch
Turnovers spelled the difference as the Prairie football team lost a White Pine League game to Troy 16-54, on Senior Night, Friday, Oct. 19 at Cottonwood. . . .
The Cottonwood Wrestling Club participated in the Potlatch tournament on October 20th . . .
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3 are finalists at WAA awards
MeShel Rad as female athlete, Lori Mader as coach of the year and Greg Wherry for meritorious award were all finalists at the Warrior Athletic Association High School Awards banquet held last Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the LCSC Activity Center. . . .
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Summit girls are academic state champions; Summit collecting Labels for Education
Summit Academy’s volleyball team was named as State Academic Champions for 1-A, Division 2 with a 3.942 cumulative grade point average . . .
The Labels for Education® Program Awards FREE Educational Merchandise. . . .
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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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Cottonwood Blood Drive co-chairs Brenda Kaschmitter, left, and Cheri Holthaus have received the Red Cross T.E.A.M. Award. See story at left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

For the sixteenth year in a row, St. Mary's Hospital and Clinics provided sports physicals for the area students.  The students were charged $25.00 for the physical, of which $15.00 is donated back to the athletic department of their respective schools.  These physicals are required by the Idaho High School Athletic Association.  This year 102 area students received physicals at one of St. Mary's Clinics with a total of $1,530.00 being donated back to their schools. St. Mary's Hospital and Clinics would like to wish all the area athletics the best of luck in the upcoming school year. In the photo are Senior and Junior volleyball players: Rachael Frei, Sarah Chmelik, Julia Osborne and Megan Rehder showing off the check Summit Academy received for $195.00. Click on the photo for a larger view.

These 8th graders have completed a unit on Robotics, hydraulics and simple machines. The robot was paid for with Gear Up money for the advancement of science, technology, engineering and math. Each student built their own robot and have taken them home. Pictured here are the students in the class, with 2 groups in a competition using the robots. Students pictured are back row; Chasten Brown, Stephanie Jungert, Laurene Elder, Britney Bianchi, Kylie Tidwell, Selena Davila, Chaye Uptmor, and Terran Vanator. Middle row: Cody Lockhart, Tyson Schlader, Jonathon Goldmeer, Mykaela McWilliams, Laina Sonnen, Kennedy Rieger, Faith Uhlenkott. Front row: Cole Frei, AJ Everson, Tiffany Sonnen, Nicole Poxleitner, Noah Arnzen. Click on the photo for a larger view.

On Saturday October 20th, 7 scouts  attended Trailblazer Days at Spaulding Park. Scouts attending were Tyler and Tristyn Robb, Jordan Quick, Torry Chmelik, James Biltz, Tage Perrin, and Matt Coppernoll.  Also attending were parents Drew Robb, Jim Chmelik, Aleta Coppernoll and sibling Eliese Perrin.  We went through 7 different stations throughout the day.  Our morning stations were Geocaching, Human Foosball and Obstacle Course.  We then had a lunch break to rest and refuel for the afternoon.  Our afternoon was full with Archery, Atlatl, Fishing, BB gun shooting, Slingshots and Wilderness Survival.  There were 175 scouts from all over the region in attendance.  The boys had a lot of fun and were able to earn some belt loops and pins.  Tyler Robb and James Biltz are shown playing a game of human foosball.  Tage Perrin is in the background. Click on the photo for a larger view.

 Prairie Elementary kindergartners and first graders were treated to a visit to a Pumpkin Patch in Culdesac.  The children were invited by Ralph and Karen Schwartz who also happened to have some of their own grandchildren (that attend the Prairie schools) visit the pumpkin patch.  All of the children were thrilled when they were able to go into the pumpkin patch and choose their very own pumpkins right off of the vine.  Picking their own pumpkins was the highlight of the day!  The students and teachers would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz for their very generous invitation and for the great pumpkins!!  The top photo is the first graders while the lower photo shows Kindergartners. Photos provided by Cindy Schumacher. Click on the photos for  larger views.

Kindergarten thru 4th grade went to visit the Schwartz Pumpkin Patch. The children had a wonderful time. They were able to pick their own pumpkins. A few of the children participated in an experiment earlier in the year, where they scratched their names into green pumpkins, they were able to see how their names had ‘grown’ and how the pumpkin had turned orange. The children ran pumpkin relays, ate crisp apples right out of the tree, and few tasted Asian pears! They all then ate doughnuts, cupcakes and enjoyed a perfect fall afternoon at the Pumpkin Patch! Click on the photo for a larger view.

In celebration of Red Ribbon Week the 8th grade researched and scripted radio PSA's.  Six groups went to KORT Radio Station last Friday, spent the morning recording their scripts and  learning about the workings of a radio station. Throughout the week, their scripts will run randomly.  On Friday, all scripts will be heard at 9:40 with three being chosen as winners. Photos provided by Renee Eckert..

 These  Triplets were born to this cow on October 11, 2012 at the Wayne Arnzen farm in Greencreek Idaho.  All appear healthy and are thriving.  This exact cow delivered twins after Thanksgiving in 2011.  SO SHE HAS PRODUCED  5 LIVE BIRTHS IN 10 MONTHS.  The odds of  having triplets is one in 105,000 births. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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