Updated December 19, 2014
School Board meets
A proposed school calendar was discussed at the December meeting of the school board Monday, Dec. 15. . . .
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Christmas Parade photos
The Cottonwood City Council held their regular December meeting Monday, Dec. 8. . . .
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Shootout raises over $10,000
The Idaho County Shootout raised $10,010 this year for area food banks. . . .
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Ski Scoop
Thank you to all of you that participated in the Cottonwood Butte Ski Area Black Friday Special! . . .
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Fisher pleads guilty
Ricky A. Fisher, 35, most recently of Orlando, Fla., pled guilty Tuesday, Dec. 9 to the charge of robbing U.S. Bank in Cottonwood last May. . . .
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Library News
There will be an ornament exchange at Prairie Community Library on December 20th during the hours we are open, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  . . .
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Breakfast Pig Out
The 2016 Mission Team for Haiti will be hosting a breakfast “Pig Out” on Jan. 4th at St. Mary’s Church from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. . . .
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52-Pickup winners named
Once again we begin the monthly drawing for winners giving you a once a week chance for 52 weeks to "pickup" some cash. . . .
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Alumni games are set
Please mark you calendars for Dec. 29th for the annual Alumni Game. . . .
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Bruner named player of the year; Pirates open season with 2 wins
Jake Bruner was named the 1-A football player of the year by the Idaho Statesman in their Dec. 14 edition  . . .
The defending state champion Prairie boys basketball team opened their season with a pair of road wins, winning 67-43 at Moscow Tuesday, Dec. 9, then enduring a foul-filled contest to pull out a 70-62 win at Grangeville Friday, Dec. 12 at the Idaho County Shootout. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 2 of 3
The Prairie Lady Pirates won 2 of 3 games this past week, losing at Lapwai 44-49 on Thursday, Dec. 11, then winning at Grangeville 40-37 Friday, Dec. 12 and over Kamiah at Cottonwood, 61-7, Monday, Dec. 15. . . .
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McWilliams wins at Potlatch tournament
Hunter McWilliams placed 1st in the 145 lb. weight class at the Dick Griswold Memorial Invitational wrestling tournament held at Potlatch Saturday, Dec. 13. . . .
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Summit play is Dec. 19; Summit boys win 3 games
Mrs. Gina Lustig sets the stage again for a live dramatization based upon O. Henry’s tale, The Gift of the Magi. . . .
The Summit Academy Patriots won 3 games this past week, two of them league games. . . .
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Letters to the Editor
On this page are letters to the editor found in this week's print edition of the Chronicle. . . .
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Santa Claus rides a lighted firetruck through the Cottonwood Christmas Parade. For more parade photos see the article at left.  Click on the photo for a larger view.

Santa Claus vistied with lots of youngsters in the fire station after the parade. Some were more happy to see him than others. Click on each photo for a  larger view.

St. Mary’s Hospital would like to thank Connie Killmar for repairing the hospital’s Nativity Set.  This set was purchased by the SMH Mission Committee over ten years ago and was showing some major signs for wear and tear.  Connie repaired some of the pieces that had been damaged through the years and also repainted several pieces.  SMH would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Connie is shown with the Nativity scene outside the hospital. Photo by Cheri Holthaus. Click on the photo for a larger view.

A couple of views of the new counters and cabinets that have been installed at the Library. Click on each photo for a larger view.
Summit students prepare the stage for "The Gift of the Magi.” The performance will be Friday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Summit gym. See story above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Laurie Karel and members of the Prairie Youth Choir sang Christmas carols in front of Hoene Hardware prior to the parade. Click on the photo for a larger view.
The cheerleaders at the Idaho County Shootout with Prairie’s wall decoration sin the background. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Jayce Huling fires up the Prairie crowd during the break at the end of the first quarter of the boys game at Grangeville.

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