Updated October 16, 2014
Luna to be at Prairie Elementary for Blue Ribbon award
Prairie Elementary school has been officially recognized by the US Department of Education as one of this year’s Blue Ribbon Schools. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna extends his congratulations to Prairie Elementary for being selected. . . .
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Wilkins to be featured
This Thursday, October 16, historian Philip A. Homan will present, "Queen of Diamonds: Kittie Wilkins, Horse Queen of Idaho and the Wilkins Horse Company." The event is part of the 15th Annual Fall Lecture Series presented by the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. . . .
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ICR celebreates 5th anniversary
Congratulations Idaho County patrons! Because of your overwhelming support, enthusiasm, and community spirit Idaho County Recycling will celebrate their 5th anniversary on Saturday, October 18th at the three sites: Grangeville, Cottonwood and Kooskia. . . .
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Youth take part in 30-hour fast
This past weekend the 11th and 12th of October from 3am Saturday to 9am Sunday, 17 of the Tri Parish High School Youth took part in the 30 Hour Fast. . . .
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Hospital awarded funds
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, PhD, RN, announced $1.4 million to support  rural health organizations in their efforts  to inform Americans living in rural areas  about benefits available to them under the Affordable Care Act . . .
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You can help judge scarecrow contest
Photos for the Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Decoration contest are now on the Chamber’s Facebook page . . .
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Concert at Monastery on Sunday
Spirituality and the Arts at St. Gertrude presents, "The In-Between: From Classical to Jazz" on Sunday, October 19 at 3:00 PM. This concert features classical soprano Jill Terhaar Lewis with jazz musicians Robert Lewis (saxophone) and Gerald Gregory (piano). . . .
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Library News
Another week closer to the 6th annual Brats and Brew Fest. . . .
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Pirates demolish Troy
Hunter McWilliams had 320 yards of offense and 4 touchdowns to lead the Prairie football team to a 64-8 thumping of previously unbeaten Troy Friday, Oct. 10 at Cottonwood. . . .
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Lady Pirates beat Potlatch, Genesee; Prairie is #1 seed to District, will play Monday at 4 p.m.
The Prairie Lady Pirates won a pair of home league matches last week, sweeping Potlatch in 3 games Tuesday, Oct. 7 and then outlasting Genesee in 5 games on senior night, Thursday, Oct. 9. . . .
Prairie wound up the regular season in a 3-way tie for first, just like last year. This year however athletic director Travis Mader had a luckier draw in the tiebreaker as Prairie will be the #1 seed into the District Tournament. . . .
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Summit wins 2 of 4 matches; Summit is #5 seed into District
Summit Academy split their 4 matches this past week, winning 1 of 3 league matches while also winning a non-league match. . . .
Summit will be the #5 seed into the District Tournament and will play #4 seeded Nezperce at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at the LCSC Activity Center. . . .
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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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A crew works on digging out the old damaged culvert that goes under Maple Street to replace it with a new one. The culvert was damaged during the flooding we had last Spring. Photos by Deb Clark. Click on each photo for a larger view.

THAT WAS THEN: The top photo shows the first day of recycling on October 31, 2009, for Idaho County Recycling's Grangeville and Cottonwood site, which was situated between the two cities in Fenn near the grain elevators there. Contributed photo/Idaho County Recycling. THIS IS NOW:  The lower photo shows Idaho County Recycling volunteers inside a cardboard collection bin: (back row L-R) Darla Whitley, Jim Steinke (Idaho County Recycling, assistant manager of the Cottonwood site) Jay Hinterlong (Idaho County Recycling Cottonwood site manager) (front row L-R) Haley Enneking, Brandon Higgins and Lisa Dalgliesh. Photo contributed by Kathleen Steinke. See story above left. Click on each photo for a  larger view.

Staff from 8 districts met at Prairie Elementary School on Thursday, Friday and Saturday October 2,3,4 to learn essential concepts, strategies,  techniques and process for ensuring performance excellence for all kids.  The approach is similar to the way best friends and parents teach their children critical abilities like riding a bike, driving a car and getting along.  It's a commitment and a set of tools that prove highly effective and that are very different from what is typically found in schools.  The Teaching for Excellence model is a representation and summary of the bet practices used by effective teachers to ensure success for all students. Staff from Asotin, Cottonwood, Culdesac, Deary, Kamiah, Kendrick, Nezperce, and Troy were in attendance. Photo by Rene’ Forsmann Click on the photo for a larger view.

Youth who took part in the 30 hour fast are shown. Back Row from left are Alexis Shears, Chaye Uptmor, Nicole Poxleitner, Rosie Troutman, Beth Dinning, Clark Bruno, Anthony Karel, Calista Karel. Middle from left are Lucas Arnzen, Ellie Watson, Bridget Beckman, Maddie Rehder, Kevin Tillinghast. Front from left are Noah Arnzen, Kyle Tillinghast, Faith Uhlenkott, Della Sprute, Darlene Gehering, Angie Wemhoff, Addie Skinner, Everett Skinner. Not pictured—Glen Poxleitner and Debbie Chicane. Photo provided by Debbie Chicane. See story above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

GEAR UP took Prairie Sophomores to the Lewis-Clark State College campus in Lewiston last week.  The students enjoyed touring many of the Vocational-Technical departments and learning about the different opportunities on campus, and heard from a student panel about college life. Photo provided by Loretta Poxleitner. Click on the photo for a larger view.
From left Gerald Gregory, Jill Terhaar Lewis and Brian Lewis will be performing a concert at the Monastery of St. Gertrude Sunday, Oct. 19. See story above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Kim Crea parachuted on to the football field Friday before the Troy game, bringing the flag for the National Anthem. The plan was to touch down as the pregame clock wound to zero as there wouldn't have been any players on the field at that point. He came down a few minutes early though but managed to avoid the Troy players warming up on that end of the field. Click on the photo for a larger view. 
Tim Orsborn, Jr. of Pasco, Wash. was the winner of the Summit Academy Hot Rod. He is shown with members of the Summit student body as he picked up his prize Thursday, Oct. 9. Photo provided by Amy Rose. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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