Updated March 21,  2013
Levy set at $387,000
The school board set the override levy request at $387,000 at the regular March meeting Monday, March 18. . . .
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Performances set for Friday
Join Mary Lennox, Colin Craven, Archibald Craven, the Bugs that Rock and a host of others in a musical wonderland this Friday, March 22 at PHS Gym when the Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 50 local students present an original musical adaptation of THE SECRET GARDEN. . . .
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From the Fire Chief
Most of you are probably aware the City Council has passed a new burn ordinance.  I just want to cover a couple of points.  . . .
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High School Showcase is March 27; Juniors and parents to meet with staff about senior projects
Spring is upon us and the staff at Prairie Jr/Sr High School will again present its annual Showcase Night on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. . . .
All juniors and parents are asked to attend a meeting on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the Senior Project for school year 2013-2014. . . .
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Hospital tidbits
Char Arnzen, RN will be the new Nursing Supervisor for the Cottonwood Clinic; she will continue to work with Dr. Pikus on a daily basis in addition to her new duties.  Char has been with SMH since 1998. . . .
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Library News
Good things are happening in the community. . . .
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Week 10 trapshoot results
In the final week of the Camas Prairie Trapshoot Cottonwood Gun Club posted a score of 69.00 to finish with a 10-week total of 700.25, good for 15th place. . . .
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7 attend TSA State Convention
Seven PHS students headed to Nampa to compete in the Idaho Technology Student Association Convention Thursday, March 7th through Saturday, March 9th.  . . .
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LCSC Report
Classes available at the LCSC Outreach Center in Grangeville. . . .
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Girl Scouts to have cookie booth
It’s cookie time again and Troop 3785 will be having a booth sale next Tuesday, March 26th from 3:30pm-6pm at the Cottonwood Community Hall. . . .
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Open House about Dworshak project
Please come and join us at an open house public meeting to talk with Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) and U.S. Corps of Engineers (Corps) staff about the nutrient restoration pilot project that has occurred in Dworshak Reservoir. . . .
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Gehring, girls 4x200 win at Lapwai
Brandi Gehring in the 100 hurdles and the girls 4x200 relay were both winners at the Central Idaho Invitational track meet at Lapwai Saturday, March 16. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 2 of 3
The Prairie Lady Pirates won 2 of 3 games last week. They won a league game at C.V. 22-0 then split a non-league doubleheader against Kellogg. . . .
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Wrestling awards given
On this page are photos from the wrestling awards banquet. . . .
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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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Students auditioned Monday for parts in the Missoula Children’s Theatre play, “The Secret Garden” which will be presented Friday at 1 and 7 p.m. at the high school gym. See story at left for more info. Click on the photo for a larger view.

One of the Missoula Children’s Theatre directors has students repeat a line of dialogue to see how well they deliver it during auditions Monday at Prairie Elementary School. Madison Shears, right, is giving it a try in this photo. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Three fifth grade students from Summit Academy are the winners for the annual Essay Contest sponsored by Idaho County Farm Bureau. “Surrounded by Agriculture” was the essay written by Erin Chmelik, daughter of Jim and Colleen Chmelik, Cottonwood. She placed first among all the entries from Idaho County students. “Agriculture,” written by Jessie Sonnen placed second. She is the daughter of Norm and Julie Sonnen, Greencreek. In third place, David Wassmuth, son of Eric and Alea Wassmuth, Greencreek, wrote his essay “My House.” The three winning essays were sent for competition to the Region V, which includes from Riggins to the northern border of Idaho. Good luck to them. Congratulations to the winners and all who wrote an essay and entered the contest. Shown from left are Jessie Sonnen, Erin Chmelik and David Wassmuth. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Back Row: Cassidy Stubbers, Talyss Lustig, Marina Evans, Emily McHugh, Savanah Walsh, Krystin Uhlenkott, Taylor Nuxoll, Sierra Latimer, Marissa Lustig. Middle Row: Shayla VonBargen, Krista Hess, Rosemary Trautman, Natasha Gimmeson, Sarah Seubert, Lauren Alfrey, Front Row: Hanna Ross, Hailey Danly, Kelsey Tidwell, Kayla Frei, Kellie Heitman, Eliese Perrin,  Not Pictured: Abbie Uhlenkott and Cheyenne Elliot.  The sewing Classes of Mrs Wimer made receiving blankets for St. Mary’s Hospital. The hospital and Cottonwood Credit Union purchased the fabrics for 31 blankets to be given out to new mothers at the hospital. These blankets will be on display at the Prairie High School Showcase Wednesday, March 27. Click on the photo for a larger view.

7 students competed at the Technology Student Association state convention recently. Front from left are Brandon Higgins, Bryson Higgins and Kevin Tillinghast. Middle from left are Drew Cochran, Lucas Arnzen and adviser Jerry Richardson. Back from left are Claire Whitley and Matthew Jungert. Photo provided by Jerry Richardson. See story above left. Click on the phot for a larger view.

Art Design entries for the local schools are on display through the rest of March at the Prairie Community Library in Cottonwood. There are 26 pictures on the wall with the sixth grade students creating a scene with the theme “Idaho Agriculture.” Everyone is welcome and urged to stop in at the Library and see the budding artists from our schools. The contest was sponsored by Idaho County Farm Bureau. See you at the library. Photo provided by Jane Burgess. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Boy Scout Troop 638 had a great time skiing up at Cottonwood Butte. They are looking forward to next year already. From left are Hunter Chaffee, Anthony Karel, Keigan Everett and Kevin Tillinghast. Photo by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view..

Troop 638 attend Merit Badge University at LCSC. Six Scouts attended and each completed several badges. From left are Jared Coppernoll (Fire, Safety, Architecture, Collections and Space Exploration), Hunter Chaffee (Fire, Safety, Architecture, Collections and Space Exploration), Kevin Tillinghast (completed Collections and is finishing up Drafting, Fire Safety and Safety), Blaze Berdoy (Space Exploration, Architecture, Art and is partially done in Personal Management); Tate Berdoy (Fire Safety, Weather, Space Exploration and is partially done in Personal Management) and Carson Schmidt (Fire safety, Collections, Space Exploration and partially done in American Business). Photo by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Tate Berdoy gets ready to launch his rocket during the Merit Badge University at LCSC. He completed Space Exploration. Photo by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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