Updated December 26, 2014
Coloring Contest winners
Nathan Wassmuth, Miranda Klapprich and Nicole Rehder were this year’s grand prize winners in the Cottonwood Chronicle’s annual Christmas Coloring Contest. . . .
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Elementary Concert photos
On this page are photos from the Prairie Elementary Christmas Concert . . .
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January events for Youth Ministry
Here we are in the invitation to begin a new year.  We are challenged to make changes in our lives and step out in faith to see what may lie ahead as we open doors to new possibilities. . . .
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A thank you to the Cottonwood Community
Mark Tacke, brother of Sister Mary Paule, recently accepted a certificate honoring the Cottonwood Community. . . .
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Financial Aid night set
Prairie Jr.-Sr. High School’s Financial Aid Night is scheduled for January 7th at 6:30 pm in the high school library. . . .
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Library News
The open house at Prairie Community Library was enjoyed by all who attended. . . .
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Blood drive set for Jan. 6
January has been designated National Blood Donor Month to raise awareness of blood donation during the time of year when blood supplies often fall to their lowest levels. . . .
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Letters to Santa
The Kindergartners at Prairie and Summit and the 1st graders at Prairie Elementary shared their letters to Santa. . . .
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Breakfast Pig Out and Alumni Games
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. . . .
Please mark you calendars for Dec. 29th for the annual Alumni Game. . . .
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Baseball team to pick up Christmas trees
Prairie High School Baseball team will be picking up Christmas Trees on December 27th and January 3rd.
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Pirates improve to 3-0, to play in CdA tourney next week
The Prairie boys basketball team blew through three league opponents this past week to improve to 5-0 on the season. . . .
The Prairie boys basketball team will take part in the Coeur d’Alene Inn-vitational Holiday Classic at North Idaho College next Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 29-31. . . .
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Lady Pirates win twice
The Prairie Lady Pirates picked up a pair of wins over teams with Bulldog nicknames to head into Christmas Break with a 10-1 record. . . .
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Pirates host wrestling meet
The Prairie wrestling team did very well in their only home meet of the season which also served as Senior Night, Tuesday, Dec. 16 at Cottonwood. . . .
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Summit routs Timberline
Summit Academy improved to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in league play with an 80-40 pounding of winless Timberline at Craigmont Thursday, Dec. 18. . . .
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Shown above are this year’s Coloring Contest winners. From left are Nathan Wassmuth, 0-5 winner; Miranda Klapprich, 6-8 year old winner and Nicole Rehder, 9-12 year old winner. Congratulations. See the article at left for all the store winners.  Click on the photo for a larger view.

November students of the month at Prairie High School are from left, Beth Dinning, Sierra Latimer and Haley Enneking. Beth is an outstanding student who is helpful, positive, and great role model for other students. Sierra is always ready to help another student if she can. Represents our school with good sportsmanship when playing sports and is a good example for the other students. She is a credit to our school. Haley helps out where ever needed and is always cheerful and prepared for class.  She is kind to all those around her.  Photo by Ryan Hasselstrom. Click on the photo for a  larger view.

Shown from left are Owen Anderson, Prairie Junior High student of the month for November; Madison Pecarovich, Junior High student of the month for December and Prairie High School students of the month for December Krystin Uhlenkott and Shayla VonBargen. Owen works very hard at all he does in school and in sports.  He always has a smile on his face, he never complains and is an all-around great kid! In addition to being a spectacular student, Madison is kind and generous.  She is helpful, courteous, and always considerate to others.  Shayla and Krystin are great students with a positive attitude and a huge work ethic.  They did a fantastic job promoting the Idaho County Shoot Out and in gaining donations for the food bank. Photo by Ryan Hasselstrom. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Shown are the Kindergartners performing at the Prairie Elementary Christmas Concert. See article above left for more photos from the concert. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Pictured here are Frances Conklin, Jane Burgess and Donna Wassmuth behind the new desk during the open house at the library. Photo by Patti Greene. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Mark Tacke is shown with a Certificate of Appreciation from the people of Mthatha, South Africa to the Cottonwood community. See article above left..

Linda Nida, Secretary of the Prairie Booster Club, presents Pat McWilliams, Wrestling coach, with a $1,500 check from the Prairie Booster Club.  This is one part of Father Meinrad’s request when he donated the 4-wheeler he won in the PBC raffle back to the Booster Club. Photo provided by Booster Club.
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The Staff of St. Mary’s Hospital Practices Donning Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). “Appropriate PPE is to be worn when there is potential for exposure to infectious material,” commented Cathie Hylton, RN Infection Control Coordinator at SMH.  “We want our staff to be safe when dealing with a patient who has an infectious disease and in order to do that we need to learn the proper way to get into and out of the equipment without getting contaminated.” Shown above are Tom Schumacher and Brenda Kaschmitter properly attired.
Members of the SMH staff are attempting to get into their Personal Protection Equipment. Photos provided by Cheri Holthaus. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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