Updated October 24, 2013
Late update: Prairie defeated both Lapwai and Potlatch Wednesday at District and will play Troy at 5 p.m. Oct. 24 for a state  berth.

Prairie Elementary receives Distinguished School award
Seven schools from across the state were recognized Thursday, Oct. 17, as Distinguished Schools for the 2012-2013 school year.  Since 2007, the State Board of Education has recognized Idaho K-12 schools that meet very rigorous performance requirements.  . . .
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Cottonwood Council meets
The Cottonwood City Council held their regular October meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15. . . .
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Youth take part in 30-hour fast; Youth Ministry schedule for November
What does water races, toilet paper rolling, cardboard house building, shirt designing, face painting, rope jumping, shirt designing, and flower arranging have to do with a fast? . . .
A thankful heart is a heart from God.  God challenges us to live with gratitude daily out of response from the love and mercy he so freely gives. . . .
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Internment camp is lecture subject
This Thursday, as part of the 14th Annual Historical Museum at St. Gertrude Fall Lecture Series, author and historian Priscilla Wegars will present her new book, As Rugged as the Terrain.  . . .
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Hospital Tidbits
There is still time to get your flu shot; . . .
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Nuxoll, Chmelik attend lands council conference
Senator Sheryl Nuxoll and Commissioner Jim Chmelik attended the American Lands Council conference in Park City, Utah on October 2. . . .
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Library News
Preparations are well under way. Entries are coming in and ticket sales are doing well. Do you have your tickets yet?   Only 200 tickets will be sold for $20 in advance or $25 at the door. . . .
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Scouts attend Camporee
On Oct. 18-20 Boy Scout Troop 638 participated in a Fall Camporee at Chief Timothy Park near Clarkston. . . .
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Hope Center sponsors free movie
FREE Movie “WaterWalk” this weekend features humor, adventure and the importance of family. . . .
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Students learn about careers at Career Expo
On Wednesday, October 2, 2013, the Idaho Lewis County Partners hosted the Second Annual Idaho-Lewis County Career Expo at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood, ID. . . .
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School to have Veterans Day program
The Cottonwood School District will present a program for Veterans on Monday, November 11th @ 9:30 a.m. in the Prairie Jr.Sr. High School Gym. . . .
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Pirates win big at Lakeside
The Prairie football team won their 6th straight game 62-12 over Lakeside at Plummer Friday, Oct. 18, but it wasn’t without an early wakeup call. . . .
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Lady Pirates split final season matches, lose to Troy at District; Girls Basketball mandatory meeting; Spencer takes first at Potlatch crosscountry meet
?The Prairie Lady Pirates split their final two regular season matches then lost in their District opener. . . .
The Prairie High School Girls Basketball team will have a meeting October 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the Prairie High School Cafeteria. . . .
Peter Spencer of Cottonwood finished first overall by nearly a minute in 18:02.63 at the Grangeville Crosscountry Meet. . . .
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Summit wins season finale, loses District opener
The Summit Lady Patriots won their regular season finale over Timberline 25-8, 25-17, 25-17. . . .
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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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Dog Bark Park’s scarecrow display was the runaway winner in the Chamber of Commerce’s business scarecrow display contest. Judging was done by most likes on the Chamber’s Facebook page. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Harman Agency’s display took second place in the Chamber’s scarecrow display contest. Some of the other entrants’ photos can be found by clicking here. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Youth taking part in the 30-hour fast are shown. Front from left are Amanda Dinning, Beth Dinning, Katarina Tillinghast, Rosie Trautman, Kevin Tillinghast and Mykaela McWilliams. Middle from left are Tyson Schlader, Katie Reeves, Faith Uhlenkott, Darlene Gehring, Abbie Uhlenkott, Sarah Seubert, Justin Schumacher, Jared Higgins, Brandon Higgins, Bryson Higgins, Ally Hale, Sarah Chmelik, Kayla Schumacher, Krysten Uhlenkott, Beka Bruner, Nicole Poxleitner, Chaye Uptmor and Debbie Chicane. Back from left are Ryan Uhlenkott, Clark Bruno, Kevin Karel, Isaiah Shears, Rhett Schlader and Calvin Hinkleman. Not pictured Kyle Tillinghast and Patty Bruegeman. Photo provided by Debbie Chicane. See story above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Eagle Scout Mike Karel assists in helping his troop retrieve a pumpkin weighing over 100 lbs. Kevin Tillinghast and Anthony Karel try to manhandle the huge pumpkin. Blaze Berdoy, Tate Berdoy and Hunter Chaffee are observing. On Sept. 28 these scouts picked a littler over 3,800 lbs. of pumpkins, filling 3 pickup loads. Photo by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Leann Lightfield and Ciara Chaffee from Girl Scout Troop 3785 in Cottonwood attended a Mom and Me camping trip during the first weekend in October. Click on the photo for a larger view. Photo submitted by Heather Lightfield.

The fire building and cooking station was a big hit. The Scouts had to choose a couple of food items they had in their backpacks and the counselor gave them a secret item to add to whatever they brought. The boys had a bratwurst and apples. The secret ingredient was Sour Patch Kids. They had to cook these items together and each boys and the counselor had to try it. They all said it wasn’t too bad. Pictured are Carson Schmidt, Anthony Karel, Blaze Berdoy, Kevin Tillinghast, Hunter Chaffee and Tate Berdoy. See story above left. Photo by Shari Chaffee.

Lee Rehder's 90th birthday family picture at community hall.  Many friends attended the open house and family celebrated with a dinner and program that followed. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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