Updated June 5, 2014
Bruner receives recycling award
For over a year, the Idaho County Recycling Steering Committee has been discussing Rebekah Bruner’s participation in our recycling efforts, and that we would like to recognize her numerous contributions and truly thank her for her continuous efforts. . . .
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Scholarships awarded to class of 2014; Photos from graduation
The Prairie High School class of 2014 has been awarded well over $300,000 in scholarships with a huge chunk of that amount being the value of a West Point education awarded to Drew Cochran. . . .
Also on this page are more photos from Graduation. . . .
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Levy election precinct totals
For those interested, Idaho County has released precinct counts in the recent School District 242 override levy election. . . .
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Bixby is hospital employee of the month
“Kim does everything with a smile and a positive attitude” said a co-worker when she was describing Kim Bixby, the May Employee of the Month for St. Mary’s Hospital. . . .
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Prairie has guest speaker
GEAR UP brought guest speaker, Matt Potratz from Orofino, to Prairie Junior/Senior High School to talk to the 7th-11th graders on Monday, June 2nd.  . . .
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1 in 5 will be diagnosed with skin cancer
Public Health – Idaho North Central District and St. Mary’s Hospital know with summer right around the corner, spending time outside is a top priority for many people.  When you head outside, be sure to make protecting your family’s skin a priority too. . . .
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Pikus-Pace to be in Grangeville July 21
Noelle Pikus-Pace, Olympian, Silver medalist, Mother, World Champion, World cup Champion and Business Owner is coming to Grangeville this summer and has agreed to speak to the community on Monday, July 21st in the Grangeville City Park starting at 6:30 pm. . . .
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Class of 1974 reunion set
Hi 1974 Classmates!  The class reunion for Prairie High School Class of 1974 has been scheduled for Saturday, July 19th  . . .
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Trail Ride is Sunday
The 2014 ILCCA Trail Ride and Potluck is scheduled for Sunday, June 8th at the ranch of CJ Mosman on Central Ridge Rd. . . .
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Baseball awards given
On this page is a photo of the baseball plaque winners. . . .
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Softball awards given; Ulmer honored
The softball award winners are pictured . . .
Idahosports.com instituted a student-athlete of the year award this year, 1 each for a boy and girl in each classification. Kyndahl Ulmer of Prairie was named as the 1A girls student-athlete of the year. . . .
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Track awards are given
The Prairie boys and girls track award winners are shown. . . .
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5 to graduate Saturday
Summit Academy’s Class of 2014 will be holding their graduation ceremonies this Saturday, June 7 at 7 p.m. in the Summit Academy gym. . . .
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ThMembers of the PHS class of 2014 flip their tassels after receiving their diplomas.See article at left for more photos. Click on the photo for a  larger view. 

Prairie Kindergartners visited the fire station last Friday, May 30.  In the top photo, Clint Riener, left, was showing the youngsters what a fully suited up fireman looks like. In the lower photo Riener and Roy Uhlenkott were letting the youngsters feel the power of the water being pumped through the hoses. Click on the photos for larger views.

Thank you to the volunteer firemen for taking the time to give our Kindergarten students at Summit Academy a tour of the Cottonwood Fire Station.  We appreciate you! Photo provided by Summit Academy.Click on the photo for a larger view.

Last week Prairie's Go Green Group completed their last project for the year. We built a base and border around the high school's sign in order to lay down rock around it. Attached is a picture of the kids with the project! From left are Tyson Schlader, Rhett Schlader, Brandi Gehring, Jessica Kaschmitter, Westin Crenshaw, Jake Bruner, Jared Higgins, Keely Schmidt, Krystin Uhlenkott, Dylon Brugeman, and Brandon Higgins. Photo by Beka Bruner. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Drew Cochran was presented the BSA National Honor Award received for his efforts in saving the rafters on Salmon River last year. Also shown is a photo of the medal and certificate. Photos provided by Terry Cochran.Click on the top photo for a larger view.

New visitors last week for story time were Catherine Seubert and Patrick Halligan who joined nine other young and eager little people.  Anxious to learn, each one was like a sponge, absorbing each and every word. Among the nine books that was read were, Bear of my Heart, The Tooth Book and The Otter. This week’s reader was Annette Kuther as Miss Polly was unable to attend.  Story Time is each Tuesday at 10:30 to 11:30 and all preschoolers are welcome. Photo by Laurine Nightingale.Click on the photo for a larger view.

Summit Academy had the Senior Luncheon and games on Friday.  The senior class competed in various games against every class in the school and a game against the faculty.  Some of this year's festivities included: paint balloon baseball, blindfolded ice cream feeding, quick change dressing contest and much more.  Shown is Matthew Schwartz holding the entire Senior Class in his arms: Megan Rehder, Michael Waters, Sarah Chmelik and Rachael Frei. Photo provided by Summit Academy. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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