Updated Feburary 27, 2014
School Board meets
A video presentation by Keely Schmidt with in-person help from Ryan Hasselstrom convinced the school board to approve a drainage project for the track/football field at their regular February meeting Wednesday, Feb. 19. . . .
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Enneking is employee of the month
St. Mary’s February Employee of the Month is Jessica Enneking; Environmental Services Supervisor. . . .
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People Helping People
Here in Idaho County we’ve seen increased expenses in managing solid wastes.  Much of this is because landfills are notorious for the many pollutants they contain, and most people don’t want to live, work, or play anywhere near one.  . . .
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Week 7 of 10-week shoot
There were 27 shooters with cloudy conditions for week 7 of the 10-week shoot at Cottonwood Gun Club. . . .
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Taco Feed to honor athletes
The Prairie junior class will host a community taco feed honoring the Girl’s State Basketball Champions, the varsity cheerleaders, . . .
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Prize drawing to raise funds for Missoula Children's Theatre
The Center For Discovery is once again sponsoring the Missoula Children's Theatre this year. . . .
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March activities for Tri-Parish Youth
With the hope of spring on the horizon, we stand in anticipation of all the blessings of a new season. . . .
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Palouse Choral Society to perform at Monastery
On Sunday, March 9 at 3 p.m. the Monastery of St. Gertrude will present the Palouse Choral Society Chamber Choir, conducted by Michael Murphy and assistant conductor Ken Grubbs. . . .
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Upcoming events at Spirit Center
The Leadership to Make a Difference Institute (LMDI), a collaborative partnership between University of Idaho Extension and the Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude will present “Leadership to Make a Difference” on March 26-28 at Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude. . . .
Dr. Patrick McCormick, Professor of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University and four-time author will present a retreat, “God’s Beauty: A Call to Justice” March 28-30 at Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude. . . .
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Prairie boys team third at Hallissey
The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys were also very successful in the Boise Hallissey Tournament President’s Day weekend as they took home the 3rd place trophy.  . . .
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The LCSC Report
First a reminder:   For Seniors – Tech Safety & Etiquette for the 21st Century on Friday, Feb. 28th 11:30 – noon (eat after the presentation) at the Grangeville Senior Citizen Center.   This presentation is FREE. . . .
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Pirates clinch state berth
The Prairie Pirates clinched a berth in next week’s State Tournament with a surprisingly easy 60-22 win over Genesee Monday, Feb. 24 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston. . . .
Prairie beat Lapwai 62-49 for the District title Wednesday evening and will play Glenns Ferry at 1:15 p.m. MST Thursday, March 6 in their state opener at Vallivue High at Caldwell. Lapwai gets #1 ranked Butte County at 6:15 p.m.
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Lady Pirates beat Lapwai for state championship; Ulmer named league player of the year
Whoever came up with the basketball adage that “free throws win championships” could have been talking about the Prairie Lady Pirates as they scored more free throws than their opponents attempted in all three games at the 1-A, Division 1 State Tournament in Nampa on their way to the ninth state championship in school history. . . .
Kyndahl Ulmer was recently named the White Pine League Division 1 girls player of the year while Lori Mader was named the coach of the year. . . .
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4 wrestlers advance to state
The Prairie wrestler team competed at the Regional Tournament at Potlatch Saturday, Feb. 22 and all 4 team members will advance to the State Tournament at the Ford Idaho Center this coming Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28-March 1. . . .
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Summit news
Following is the Honor Roll for the First Semester of the 2013-2014 School Year at Summit Academy. . . .
The Summit Academy Patriots won their district opener over Nezperce 62-44 Friday, Feb. 21 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston and advanced to the District Championship game which was Tuesday, Feb. 25. . . .
Summit Academy boys' Hallissey team has won the Sportsmanship Trophy for the 2nd year in a row!  . . .
Summit lost to Kendrick Tuesday then beat Deary Wednesday and will now play Kootenai at St. Maries Saturday, March 1 at 4:30 for a berth at State.
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The Lady Pirates are shown with the 2013-14 State Championship banner after they beat Lapwai 56-40 Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Idaho Center in Nampa. It is Prairie’s 9th state championship. Front from left are Hailey Danly, Natasha Gimmeson, Sky Wilson and Nicole Wemhoff. Back from left are Chaye Uptmor, Krystin Uhlenkott, Leah Holthaus, Keely Schmidt, Kayla Schumacher, Kyndahl Ulmer, Kylie Tidwell, Sarah Seubert and Shayla VonBargen. Prairie also received the Sportsmanship Trophy for the third year in a row and the 6th time overall since they started awarding it in 1989.See below left for stories and more photos. Click on the photo for a  larger view. 

The winners for Prairie Elementary/Jr. High Spelling Bee are Garrett Crenshaw, left, first place and Brylee Wood, second place. Garrett will now compete in the regional spelling bee in Lewiston on March 8th. Photo by Sherry Holthaus. Click on the photo for a larger view.

All of the contestants for the Prairie Elementary/Junior High Spelling Bee listen to instructions before the spelling bee begins. Photo by Sherry Holthaus.Click on the  photo for a larger view.

Buster, the resident dog and mascot at the Library was very happy when Aaron Goeckner designed, constructed and painted a new house for him.  Until then Buster had been homeless except for the small space he occupied in the library. He is now very content to continue with his reading and also participate in the story time for toddlers.  He is a very good listener and the children enjoy his company. Photo by Donna Wassmuth. Click on the photo for a larger view.

It was a good turnout Tuesday, Feb. 25 for Story Time at the Prairie Community Library. “Miss Pollyanna” is shown with those attending. Photo by Laurine Nightingale.  Click on the photo for a larger view. 

MeShel Rad is shown with a lot of high school friends at her final home game at Walla Walla Community College. A supportive group of MeShel Rad’s family, friends and former classmates were in attendance Saturday at Walla Walla Community College as Rad was honored at Sophomore Night at the Dietrich Dome.Rad, who was playing in her final home basketball game at WWCC, helped the Warriors knock off top-ranked Columbia Basin 69-57. In her two seasons at WWCC, Rad never lost a home game, winning all 19 games she played in the Dome. Overall, WWCC has a 25-game home winning streak.Some of Rad’s former classmates in attendance supporting her were Meaghan Bruner, Justin Schmidt, Tanna Schlader, Chris Hoene, Marcus Higgins, Mitchell Wemhoff, Tyler Ann Workman, Joe Wren, Beau Schlader and Seth Guyer. Rad and the Warriors begin play in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges post-season tournament Saturday, March 1 at noon at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, Wash. The games are free online at www.livestream.com/superfantv. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Prairie fans at the Idaho Center stand and cheer after the championship game at State.

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