Updated May 8, 2014
Levy support sought
Tuesday, May 20, is the levy election for the 2014-2015 school year.  We ask for support in the continuation of our academic and extracurricular programs. . . .
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School concert dates are set
Prairie students will soon be presenting their Spring Concerts for your listening pleasure. . . .
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Wemhoff Architecture moves
Wemhoff Architecture has moved their business from the Simon Building to a larger space in the Duman Mini-Mall. . . .
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HOSA students compete at State
Prairie High School HOSA (Health Occupation Student Association) members competed at the State Leadership Conference held in Boise April 10-12. . . .
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Walk for Life is Saturday
Celebrate moms this Saturday, Mother’s Day weekend, at the 2014 Walk for Life event in Grangeville!  The Walk begins and ends at the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Center on South "B" Street. . . .
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Clinics offer sports physicals
St. Mary’s Clinics bring you the 19th annual Sports Physical Clinics for all area schools. . . .
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Library News
Ayla Ratcliff’s mommy, Miss Emily, was the story reader last week in Miss Polly’s absence. Miss Emily did an excellent job and kept everyone’s attention throughout story time, Thanks you Ayla, for sharing your mom with all your little friends. The only problem was when the camera refused to work and we didn’t get a picture of the event in the paper. . . .
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The LCSC Report
Two more classes offered through the LCSC Outreach Center. . . .
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Pirates win 3 of 4, start District Thursday, May 8
The Prairie baseball team finished their regular season winning 3 of 4 games. On Friday, May 2 they swept Highland 23-4 and 11-0 at Cottonwood. On Saturday, May 3 they lost the completion of a suspended game 14-16 then won the second game 24-2 at Troy. . . .
The Prairie baseball team wound up with the #2 seed into the district tournament and will play their first District game Thursday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Lewiston’s Airport Park. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 2 of 5, to play Troy in District opener
This past week the Prairie Lady Pirates split 4 league games and lost 1 non-league game, losing to Genesee 0-5 at Cottonwood, Tuesday, April 29, sweeping Potlatch 15-6 and 12-2 Friday, May 2 at Lewiston then losing 10-11 at Troy Saturday, May 3. Finally they lost a non-league game at Colton Monday, May 5, 2-11. . . .
The Prairie Lady Pirates are the third seed into the District Tournament and will open against #2 seeded Troy at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8 at Airport Park in Lewiston. . . .
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Girls 4x400 teams wins at Area Best Meet; Regional meet to be at Kootenai
The Prairie girls 4x400 relay team took first at the Meet of Champions in Lewiston Thursday, May 1. . . .
The District 1 and 2 Regional Track Meet is set for Friday and Saturday, May 9-10 at Kootenai High School near Harrison. . . .
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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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The Prairie High School Class of 2014 has three valedictorians and two salutatorians.  This year’s valedictorians are Rebekah Bruner, Andrew Cochran, and Nicole Wemhoff.  They have all maintained a 4.0 GPA for their high school careers.  Rebekah is the daughter of Teel and Kelli Bruner.  She plans to attend Centre College and major in Pre-med.  Rebekah played volleyball, basketball and ran track.  She was also involved in Prairie League, The Go Green Group, HOSA, 4-H, PAVE, drama, and student government, including Student Body President.   Andrew Cochran is the son of Terry and Jennifer Cochran.  He received an appointment to West Point and is majoring in International Affairs.  Andrew has been involved in Band, Choir, Drama, TSA, PAVE, Salmon Surfers, broadcasting, Forever Free and was class Vice-President all 4 years.  Nicole Wemhoff is the daughter of Roger and Annette Wemhoff.  She is going to attend The University of Great Falls and major in Elementary Education.  She was on the volleyball, basketball, track, and Knowledge Bowl teams.   Salutatorians for the Class of 2014 are Clark Bruno and Dakota Wilson with a GPA of 3.98.  Clark is the son of Frank and Sheila Bruno.  He is planning on attending LCSC and majoring in Sports Administration.  Clark has played basketball, and baseball, is a member of St Mary’s Youth Ministry, Forever Free, and was a broadcaster for the basketball games.  Dakota Wilson is the son of Emmett and Cindy Wilson.  He will attend The University of Idaho and major in Chemical Engineering.  Dakota was on the football, track, and basketball teams, was in BPA and HOSA, and has been Class president all 4 years.  Dakota was also a broadcaster for the basketball games. Front from left are Bruno, Bruner and Wemhoff. In back from left are Cochran and Wilson. Photo provided by PHS.
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Drew Cochran, middle front, had his Eagle Scout board of review for Boy Scouts Troop 638. Before scheduling the board of review Drew had to have 12 required Merit Badges and 9 electives for a total of 21. His Eagle project was remodeling the City Dog Pound Building, located at the city airport. His fellow Scouts helped Drew prep the inside of the building and the grounds surrounding the dog pound. A job well done. On March 11, Cochran went before a panel of adult Scout members. He was asked a variety of questions based upon his experiences as a Boy Scout, his family and what future plans are after high school. There will be an Eagle ceremony at a later date. Shown from left are Scott Perrin (Venture Scout Leader), parents Jennifer and Terry Cochran, Eagle Scout candidate Drew Cochran, Rhonda Schmidt (Troop Committee Chair), Paul Driver (District Representative), Denis Duman (Cottonwood City Mayor) and Shari Chaffee (Troop Scoutmaster). Photo provided by Shari Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The former Benedict Seed Company building which is now part of the Primeland Seed Plant is in the process of being torn down. We know it is the old Benedict Seed Company as that is what the sign says just to the right of the power pole. Apparently Benedict was a grass cleaning business. The taller building to right will also be torn down. There are no plans to replace it. It had apparently outlived its usefulness. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Nakonia Nuttman and Jayme Speer are April attendance winners.  They had lunch with the principal at a restaurant of their choice. Photo by Rene’ Forsmann. Click on the photo for a larger view.

3rd Graders at Prairie Elementary School participated in an Earth Day Coloring contest. From left are: 1st place, Taeler Key, Mrs. Riener's classroom and winner of $10.00, 2nd place, Tara Schlader, Mrs. Schumacher's classroom and winner of $7.50, and 3rd place, Shane Hanson, Mrs. Schumacher's classroom and winner of $5.00.  Photo by Kim Schumacher. Click on the photoe for a larger view.

The above 3 students all qualified for national competition at the recent HOSA state competition. From left are Tianna Leitch, Rebekah Bruner and Lauren Alfrey. See story above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Summit Students are preparing for the Spring Play of "Much Ado about Napoleon".  Showing this week May 8, 9, 10 at 7:00 pm and Saturday Matinee at 2:00. Pictured are Nathan Beckman and Josh Lustig. Photo provided by Summit Academy. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Wemhoff Architecture has recently moved to a new location in the Duman Mini-Mall. They are located in the western side of what used to be the City Electric storefront. Shown from left are Rhonda Wemhoff, owner, Stephen Magnan and Sheila Arnzen. They are planning an open house Friday, May 16. See story above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.
On Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 The Rome Pilgrimage Group is going to be giving a presentation of their recent trip to Rome, and other places in Italy where they travelled to. The presentation will include stories, pictures, and ideas for a future pilgrimage. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come learn about our great experiences. The event will take place at St. Mary’s Church at 7 p.m. We are grateful for everyone who supported us on this trip. We wish to give a special word of thanks to Nick and Cherie McDonough for making this trip possible and to Gerry Gehring for being our bus driver. We hope to see you all there! Any questions may be addressed to Megan Rehder at (208)-962-3380. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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