Updated October 9, 2014
World of 'Little House on the Prairie' presented at lecture series
This Thursday, October 9, Janet Worthington will bring to life the world of "Little House on the Prairie" with a historical reenactment of Laura Ingalls Wilder. . . .
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Elementary School receives national honor
On Sept. 30 Arne Duncan, the United State Secretary of Education announced that Prairie Elementary School has earned National Blue Ribbon School recognition as a 2014 Exemplary High Performing School . . .
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Welcome/Farewell dinner planned
St. Mary’s Hospital will be hosting a Welcome/Farewell Dinner on October 27th to welcome Dr. Abby Luensmann and Nurse Practitioner Scarlett Uhlenkott and to say good-bye to Dr. Farnworth and his family. . . .
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Final week of Cookie Dough sale
This is the final week of the Prairie Elementary School and Center For Discovery's annual cookie dough fund raiser, . . .
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84 donate at blood drive
“We almost made our goal this time,” commented Brenda Kaschmitter, blood drive co-chair.  “We had 84 donors through the door and had 73usable units, our goal is 75.  Hopefully we will be able to hit our goal at our next blood drive in January.” . . .
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From the Police Chief
Heard of a new scam yesterday.  Someone called saying they were from Idaho Power and were sending an employee over to shut off a guys power . . .
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A kidney for Kori
Kori Day, daughter of Tara Day and the late John Day, and girlfriend of Cottonwood’s Chase Nuxoll, was diagnosed with a kidney disease call Mono Proliferative Glomerulo Nephritis when she was 10 years old. . . .
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Polumsky is employee of the month
The Customer Service team at St. Mary’s Hospital selected Matt Polumsky as the September Employee of the Month. . . .
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Moms' groups are starting
Moms' groups for the Cottonwood area are starting up for the 2014-2015 year.  Last year over 30 women gathered in small book groups to support each other in the aspects of faith, family, and friendship. . . .
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Library News
The ladies have been busy preparing items for the silent and live auction to be held October 25th at the Annual Bräts and Brew Fest. Entries are needed in the five categories, Beer, Sausage, Salad/Side dish, Bread and Desert. . . .
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Pirates win big at Lapwai
The Prairie football team won 60-16 at Lapwai Friday, Oct. 3 to set up a first place showdown with Troy this Friday at Cottonwood. . . .
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Lady Pirates wins 2 league matches, 2nd at Genesee tourney
The Prairie Lady Pirates had a good week of volleyball as they beat league-leading Troy in 4 games on Tuesday, Sept. 30, swept C.V. on Thursday, Oct. 2 and took 2nd at the Pea & Lentil Tournament at Genesee on Saturday, Oct. 4. . . .
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Mystery Night is held; Summit wins 1 of 3 volleyball matches
Many friends, supporters and benefactors joined the families of Summit Academy on Saturday for the 17th annual Mystery Night themed Hot Rod Fever. . . .
The Summit volleyball team won 1 of 3 matches last week, beating Highland in 4 games at Craigmont Tuesday, Sept. 30 then dropping a pair of matches to Grangeville and Kendrick at a tri-match at Grangeville Thursday, Oct. 2. . . .
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Letters to the Editor
On this page are letters to the editor that appeared in the print edition of the Chronicle. . . .
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September Students of the Month at Prairie Jr./Sr. High School are from left Molly Schwartz and Hailey Danly at the High School and Spencer Schumacher at the Junior High. Molly She is cheerful and always prepared for class.  She enjoys challenges and volunteers to do extra work and activities.  Molly is conscientious, hard working and has great citizenship in and out of the classroom. Hailey is always cheerful and a great help in class. She is motivated and works well with the other students. She is a great example of how we would like our students to represent our school. Spencer an excellent student.  He is kind, considerate and a positive role model for his peers. Photo provided by Ryan Hasselstrom. Click on the photo for a larger view.

September Athletes of the Month at Prairie High School are shown above. From left are Lucas Arnzen and Calvin Hinkelman for football and Hailey Danly and Krystin Uhlenkott for volleyball. Photo provided by Ryan Hasselstrom. Click on the photo for a  larger view.

Janet Worthington in character as Laura Ingalls Wilder of Little House on the Prairie fame. She will be presenting this Thursday as part of the Museum’s Fall Lecture series. See story top left.

The Center For Discovery opened PES Library for a couple hours a week for the first six weeks of summer so that any kids could come and read.  Each time a child came in their name was entered into a drawing for $100.00.  Miah Mager was the big winner.  Thank you to all the parents who brought their kids into read. Photo provided by Erin Shears.

On Saturday, October 18 Nick Gerhardt, a resident along the Middle Fork of the Clearwater and now a retired hydrologist with the US Forest Service, will make a presentation on “Floods of the Clearwater and Lower Salmon River Basins“. Topics include: a primer on floods, a look at prehistoric floods, major recorded floods from the 1800s to the present, and a glimpse into the future. The presentation is sponsored by Friends of the Kooskia Community Library and will begin at 1 pm at the Kooskia Community Center. Admission is free. The photo above is the Clearwater Rive below Kamiah on May 29, 1948. The photo is from the Clearwater Historical Museum. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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