Updated June 19, 2014
Cottonwood City Council meets
Some major concerns were discussed at the June meeting of the Cottonwood City Council Monday, June 16. . . .
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Blood drive falls short of goal
“We are sorry to say that the Cottonwood Blood Drive didn’t hit its goal for the second time in a row,” commented Brenda Kaschmitter, blood drive co-chair. . . .
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A new welcome for the Monastery
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude now boasts a new Welcome Center. . . .
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Summer Reading Program starts
On Thursday, June 19th, at 1:00 at the Prairie Community Library the first session of the summer reading program begins.  All children, pre-k through 6th grade are invited to participate. . . .
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Booster Bulletin; Booster raffle drawing
The Booster club would like to announce some of the yearly winners for our end of year Booster awards. . . .
The Prairie Booster Club is currently selling tickets for a Polaris 400 4-wheeler . . . .
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Royalty application deadline nears
The Idaho County Fair Royalty committee is seeking young ladies ages 14 to 18 interested in participating in the 2015 royalty program. . . .
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Spring 4-H Livestock show is held
The annual Idaho County 4-H Spring Livestock Show was held Saturday, June 14th at the Idaho County Fair Grounds in Cottonwood. . . .
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Drama Camp is held
Michael Rehder and Nicole Frei have been holding a Drama Camp at Summit Academy. . . .
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Library News
The library now has it's own aquarium of Marine life.  It is not the usual glass fish bowl with water, but a lively animated mural of sea life swimming "on the wall." . . .
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Students named to college honor rolls
Several local students have been named to honor rolls at LCSC while another made the WSU honor roll . . .
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BLM's Sisson receives award
During an evening presentation in Boise on June 12, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Archeologist David Sisson of the Cottonwood Field Office, along with Dr. Loren Davis, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Oregon State University (OSU), was presented the 2014 Idaho Historical Society’s “Esto Perpetua” award for their efforts to evaluate and preserve the archaeological resources along the Lower Salmon River. . . .
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Prairie boys sports schedules and academic bowl schedule
On this page are the football and basketball schedules for the 2014-15 seasons as well as for the Academic Bowl. . . .
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Prairie girls sports schedules
On this page are the volleyball and basketball schedules for the 2014-15 seasons. . . .
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Summit Academy honor roll and awards
10 students achieved ‘A’ Honor Roll – all A’s and no B’s at Summit Academy. . . .
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The Welcome Center is a first stop for visitors to the Monastery of St. Gertrude. See story at left. Click on the photo for a  larger view. 

This photo, taken last Friday, shows the new windows and doors as well as the new siding on the back side of the apartment 4-plex that Jack Wimer is making out of the former K-1 school building. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Betty Campbell is shown with Jerry Forsmann and the anniversary cake at her 40th anniversary party at Wells Fargo Bank. She started with the bank the day it opened in 1974 as First Security Bank and has no plans on retiring at this point. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Kathy Kuther serves Jerry Wren a slice of cake at her retirement party at U.S. Bank. She spent 28 years at the bank. Also shown are Bobbi Schmidt and Deb Clark. Click on the photo for a larger view.

4 guests of Dog Bark Park from India visited with Don Tacke at the Tacke Farm. On Thursday, June 12. The gentleman in the photo wearing the black turban (right side of photo) is a retired farmer in India where he grew cotton & rice.  Like the Tacke Farm, his is a family business with his sons & grandsons now in charge of operations. Both farmers discussed similarities and differences between US and Indian farm practices.  The guests were thrilled and amazed to see the equipment & vast fields of crops.  India used to heavily rely on imported grains but are more self-sufficient in that regard now, although farm practices there are not as large or efficient as in America. Photo provided by Frances Conklin. Click on the  photo for a larger view.

Roy and Denise Uhlenkott have been selected as the Prairie Boosters of the Year for their dedication to the students of the Prairie Schools.   Through their efforts to support the booster club,  active participation at sporting events and time spent supporting academic programs,  they have kept our students as a priority through out the year. Photo by Loretta Poxleitner. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The student Prairie Boosters of the year for 2013-2014 are from Left to Right.  Appy Enriquez, Drew Cochran, Clark Bruno and Dakota Wilson. These boys worked hard to broadcast all home basketball games.  It was nice to have the opportunity to watch on-line if unable to attend. Thanks for your dedication. Photo by Sonesa Lundmark. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Fr. Meinrad from the Monastery of St. Gertrude was honored by the Booster Club as the "#1 Fan of the Year."  He faithfully came to every home basketball game throughout the season.  Here, he is pictured with his cat, "Tuxedo," receiving his certificate from Glenn Poxleitner. Photo by Loretta Poxleitner. Click on the photo for a larger view.

On Flag Day, Saturday, June 14 the Boy Scouts of Troop 638 from Cottonwood participated in a flag retirement ritual hosted by the Alice Whitman Chapter of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) at the Veterans Home in Lewiston. The troop had the pleasure of retiring several flags all of different sizes from businesses and individuals. The DAR retirement ceremony differs from the BSA ceremony as the flags are burnt by stripe (while naming the original colony) followed by the union (stars) whereas the troop ceremony presents the flag as whole and is burnt in one piece. The program was organized by DAR Chaplain Elizabeth Hess who is also Chairman Flags of the United States of America. Presenting the flags to be retired was Vice Regent Judy Wutzke. Troop 638 participated in the Folding Ceremony of the Flag of the United States of America as well as presented and retired the colors. Approximately 40 were present for the ceremony including several resident veterans of the home with friends and family of the DAR and Troop.  DAR members from left: Jill Nock, Doris Lohrey-Birch, Darlene Larson, Ellen Gilliland, Rebecca Riendeau, Barbara Crossler,  Cassandra Beth, Gaylynn Bengtson, Julie Riendeau, Elizabeth Hess, Karen Hunter, Judi Wutzke and Joye Dillman. Scouts in the back row from left: Blaze Berdoy, Carson Schmidt, Anthony Karel, Hunter Chaffee, Kevin Tillinghast and Shari Chaffee. Photo by Rhonda Schmidt. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Michael Rehder and Nicole Frei have been holding a Drama Camp at Summit Academy for the past two weeks. They have been teaching drama skills to the 24 youths signed up for the camp. They will be putting those skills learned on display this Friday, June, 20, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in performances of an adaptation of "Annie." Admission is free and the performances will be in the Summit Academy gym. See story above left.  Click on the photo for a larger view.

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