Updated May 15, 2014
Election is Tuesday
The Primary Election is set for next Tuesday, May 20 with a school levy and statewide, legislative district, county and judicial offices up for election. . . .
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Cottonwood City Council meets
It was reported at the May meeting of the Cottonwood City Council that the city will be awarded a grant to build new sidewalks, predominantly in the area of the Elementary School. . . .
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Open House at City Mini Mall
Congratulations to Wemhoff Architecture on their new business office location! . . .
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Paint the town Purple
It’s time to gear up for the Clearwater to Salmon Rivers Relay for Life to be held on July 18-19 at the Kamiah High School track. . . .
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Exercise classes help with hip surgery recovery
“Because I have been attending either the senior exercise class or the evening adult exercise class for the past two years,” commented Max Nuxoll when asked how he was able to recover from his hip surgery so quickly. . . .
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Visiting nurse services offered
“So many people are confused when we talk about visiting nurse services,” commented Shawn Severson, RN, VNS Clinical Coordinator for both St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley hospitals.  “They think we are a homemaking or CNA service, we’re not; we are a skilled service.” . . .
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Library News
Things are fairly calm at the library. . . .
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Ag Safety Day set for May 31
A Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® for children ages 5 (by 9/01/14) to 11 is being planned for Saturday, May 31st, at Nezperce, Idaho, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. . . .
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Pirates win District title, open state play against Horseshoe Bend
Despite not having a team the past two years Prairie was able to win the District Championship and advance to their first State Baseball Tournament since winning it in 2010. . . .
Prairie gets to play in the opening game of the 1-A State Baseball Tournament at Lewiston’s Church Field Friday, May 16 at 10 a.m. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 2 of 5, to play Troy in District opener
The Prairie Lady Pirates finished up their regular season with a 19-4 win over Highland at Cottonwood Tuesday, May 6 then won 2 of 3 games at District to take second place and advance to State for the 13th straight season. They opened with a 10-3 win over Troy Thursday, May 8 then lost to Genesee 0-14 in the District championship game Friday, May 9. They bounced back to beat Troy again, 10-0, to earn second and a trip to state. . . .
The Prairie Lady Pirates will play in their 13th straight state softball tournament this weekend at Caldwell. Prairie’s first game will be at 12 noon MDT Friday, May 16 against Horseshoe Bend, the first place team from District 3. . . .
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Girls 4x100, Uhlenkott, Arnzen win Regional titles
Lucas Arnzen won the 400 meter dash while Krystin Uhlenkott won the triple jump and the girls 4x100 relay won at the Regional Track Meet at Kootenai Thursday and Friday, May 9-10. . . .
The 1-A state track meet is being held at Middleton High School this year at the same site as the 2-A and 3-A meets. . . .
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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 baseball team is shown with the District Championship trophy. They open State play against Horseshoe Bend Friday at 10 a.m. at Church Field in Lewiston. From left are Kevin Tillinghast, Casey Danly, Dnaiel Mager, Tyler Hankerson, Joe Halligan, Jake Bruner, Rhett Schlader, Calvin Hinkelman, Clark Bruno, John Mager, Terran Peery, Brandon Anderson and Devin Bruegeman. The Pirates have already earned some state hardware as they have been named the State Academic Champions for 1-A Baseball with a 3.511 collective grade point average. See article below left. Click on the photo for a  larger view. 

The Prairie Lady Pirates are going to State for the 13th straight year after beating Troy for 2nd place at District. Front from left are Kellie Heitman, Faith Uhlenkott, Sky Wilson, Jessica Kaschmitter and Hailey Danly. Standing from left are Willie Wilson, assistant coach Steve Wilson, Sarah Seubert, Abbie Uhlenkott, Britney Bianchi, Darlene Gehring, Krista Hess, Natasha Gimmeson, Leah Holthaus, Kylie Tidwell, Hanna Ross, Holli Uhlorn, Lauren Alfrey, Sam Remacle and head coach Jeff Martin. The Lady Pirates, like the baseball team, have also already earned some state hardware as State Academic Champions for 1-A Softball with a 3.671 collective grade point average. See article below left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Shown are the students of the month at Prairie Jr./Sr. high School. From left are Nathan Gimmeson, Sierra Latimer and Stephanie Jungert, high school students of the month and Madison Pecarovich, junior high student of the month. Nathan is such a compassionate young adult.  He does not wait to be asked to help others in need, he steps up to the plate to see they are helped.Sierra is kind and respectful to all of those around her.  She is very proud to be a Prairie student and is one who is constantly thankful for fellow students and teachers.  Stephanie is one of the most kind and genuine students we have.  She always puts a smile on the faces of students and teachers.  She works hard, volunteers often and makes our school a better place to be! Madison is an exceptional young lady who strives to always do her best in her academics.  Her drive and work ethic are exceptional.  She treats others around her with kindness and respect and she always has a positive attitude. Photo provided by Ryan Hasselstrom. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Summit Academy K-2nd grade along with Idaho Department of Lands foresters planted trees on the Cottonwood Butte on Arbor Day.  They planted 250 ponderosa pines!  Thank you to all those who participated.  Photo provided by Summit Academy. Click on the photos for  larger views.

Summit Academy honored the Blessed Mother Mary and all mothers and grandmothers with a living rosary and Mother's Day celebration last Wednesday morning. Pictured here is Karla Krogh, 5th/6th grade teacher, and her children; (from left, Tyler, Lyndsie, Syndney, Dylan and Kaden Krogh. Photo provided by Summit Academy. Click on the photoe for a larger view.

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