Updated November 15, 2012
Hospital has new mission director
Sr. Barbara Ann Bielenberg recently joined the St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics staff as Director of Mission Services. . . .
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Hospital sponsors Angel Tree
For the 15th year in a row St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will sponsor a Christmas “Angel Tree” for families in need of help getting through the holidays. . . .
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Students study water quality
The Natural Science students, a group composed of 20 tenth, eleventh and twelfth graders, recently traveled down to our elementary school to teach the fourth grade students about water quality. . . .
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Wellness Day held at Prairie Elementary
Students at Prairie Elementary School participated in a Wellness Day as a finale to Red Ribbon Week on Friday, October 26. . . .
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Library News
The report is in and it has been determined the 2012 Bräts and Brew is by far the best one ever. . . .
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Sr. Placida repairs old books
If you visit the Monastery in the summer, it is very likely you’ve seen Sister Placida Wemhoff about the campus. . . .
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Monastery offers alternative to holiday rush
While much of mainstream culture revs up for the holidays, December is one of the quietest months at the Monastery. With fewer guests, the monastic community embraces quiet anticipation of Advent. . . .
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Farm Bureau to hold speech contest
The annual Speech Contest is underway for students attending an Idaho school (public, private, or home-schooled) during the 2012-2013 school year. . . .
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McEwen is employee of the month
“I really feel Gary goes the extra mile for us all, he goes over and above with his willingness to help others,” said the co-worker who nominated Gary McEwen for the November Employee of the Month. . . .
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Boys basketball and wrestling schedules
On this page are the PHS Boys Basketball and Wrestling schedules. . . .
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Girls basketball schedule
On this page is the PHS Girls Basketball schedule. . . .
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7 turn out for Summit girls basketball
Summit Academy has just 7 girls turned out for girls basketball this year with 3 players returning from last year’s State Runner-up team in 1-A, Division 2. . . .
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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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There were quite a few veterans in the crowd enjoying the Veterans Day ceremonies at Prairie Elementary School Monday, Nov. 12. Click on the photo for a larger view. 

Loren Crea, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force was the guest speaker at the Veterans Day Program Monday at Prairie Elementary School. Click on the photo for a larger view.

More photos from the Veterans Day ceremony put on by Prairie Schools. From the top down the younger students sing patriotic songs; students talk about the origins of Veterans Day; the PHS band performs each Armed Force's theme song, and the Cub and Boys Scouts retire the colors.  Click on the photos for larger views.

Colleen Chmelik, Matt Coppernoll, Drew Cochran and Seth Chaffee load up the back of a pickup with all the food that the Cottonwood community generously donated to our local food bank. Click on the photo for a larger view.

 The Scouting for Food crew. Back from left are Roger Burgess, Colleen Chmelik, Drew Cochran, Zara Hasselstrom, Camie and Marc Farnworth, Hunter and Seth Chaffee, Matt Coppernoll, Carson Schmidt, Blaze Berdoy, Kevin Tillinghast, Brandi and Dale McElroy, Kevin Karel and Shari Chaffee. Middle from left are Herb Lindsey, Morgan Poxleitner, Jordan Farnworth, Torry Chmelik, Aleta Coppernoll and Alex McElroy. Front from left are Dallas Lindsey, Tyler Robb, Anthony Karel, Colton McElroy, Kenan Shears, Tate Berdoy, Dave Shears and Levi McElroy. Not shown but participating were Jessica and Caleb Butler, Jared and Keith Coppernoll and Loretta Poxleitner. Thank you all for your donations and the support you give our Scouts and for the families in need. click on the photo for a larger view.

In the photo at right Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts form an assembly line down the hall to load up our local food bank. This year the boys collected over 900 pounds of food to be distributed to needy families. Scouting for Food photos provided by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view.

 The 8th grade Introduction to Engineering class with their bottle rockets. The students built the bottle rockets from empty plastic bottles, then shot them off using just air the first time, then added water the second time. The majority of rockets flew twice as high with the water, reaching a height of approximately 70 feet. During the project the students learned about rocket history, Newton's Law of Motion, and how to calculate the height their rocket reached. The rocket kits were purchased from Gear Up II funds. Students in the picture from left to right are: Laurene Elder, Chasten Brown, Terran Vanator, Cole Frei, Kennedy Reiger, Tiffany Sonnen, Mykaela McWilliams, Nicole Poxleitner, Cody Lockhart, Jon Halligan, Selena Davila, Faith Uhlenkott, Chaye Uptmor, Kylie Tidwell, Laina Sonnen, Tyson Schlader, AJ Everson, and Stephanie Jungert, Not pictured are Noah Arnzen and Britney Bianchi. Click  on the photo for a larger view.

The 6th grade class from Prairie Elementary were involved in Inquiry Based Science at the McCall Outdoor Science School.  Students spent three days on the UI campus  at Ponderosa State Park, located in McCall.  They experienced many team-building activities and hands on Science.  Thank you to the Idaho County Commissioners for making this possible. In the photo below the students study in the field. Photos provided by Becky Higgins. Click on the photos for  larger views.

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