Updated January 29, 2015
School calendar approved
The school calendar for the 2015-16 school year was approved at the January meeting of the school board Wednesday, Jan. 21 at Prairie Jr./Sr. High School. . . .
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Lustig 2nd at state VOD competition
Josh Lustig of Summit Academy earned 2nd place at the state level at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) “Voice of Democracy” competition. . . .
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Joyce Gehring Sonnen is artisan of the month
The Prairie Community Library extends a public invitation to visit the library and view the photo display of Joyce Gehring Sonnen, Artisan of the Month. . . .
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This is CRNA Week
Millions of rural Americans count on Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) for convenient, safe, cost-effective anesthesia care.  . . .
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KC's hold hoop shoot
The annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Hoop Shoot was held on January 24. . . .
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The LCSC Report
Our spring semester is beginning with 19 classes in the Grangeville/Cottonwood area. . . .
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Library News
This week the Library has a couple more book reviews by Natalie Williams. As with the earlier reviewed books, these are considered to be in the “young adult” genre. . . .
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Week 3 Shoot results
Cottonwood Gun Club had 21 shooters with sunny weather and mild temperatures for week 3 of the 10-week Camas Prairie Trapshoot. . . .
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Pirates win 2 league games
The Prairie Pirates stayed unbeaten in league with a pair of league wins this past week. On Tuesday, Jan. 20 they knocked off Genesee 60-33 at Cottonwood and on Friday, Jan. 23, they won at Kamiah 62-26. . . .
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Lady Pirates are 1-1 on the week; Prairie's first District game set for Feb. 4
The Prairie Lady Pirates went up against the top and the bottom of the White Pine League Division 1 this past week, getting pounded by Lapwai 46-84 Thursday, Jan. 22 at Cottonwood and then winning big at Kamiah Friday, Jan. 23 by a 61-5 score. . . .
As the #2 seed Prairie gets a first round bye and will open District play Wednesday Feb. 4 at 8:15 p.m. The likely opponent is Genesee. . . .
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Wrestling schedule
The Prairie wrestling schedule is on this page. . . .
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Patriots win 2 of 3
The Summit Patriots lost a non-league game at the Lewiston JV 41-71 Tuesday, Jan. 20, and then won a pair of league games, 63-17 at Nezperce Thursday, Jan. 22 and 56-41 at Kendrick Saturday, Jan. 24. . . .
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Travis Mader, a teacher at Prairie High School, received the VFW Department of Idaho State Teacher of the Year award for grades 9-12, Jan. 17 at Boise. He is shown with State Commander Robert A. Wayment, right, and national Junior Vice Commander in Chief Brian J. Duffy. As a state winner, Mader will be entered into the national competition. Mader won at the local and district level as well. Photo provided by Ingrid and Lori Mader. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Tasha Gimmeson organized the Think Pink volleyball match against Grangeville as her senior project. Her goal was to raise money for breast cancer awareness. She was able to raise $812 which all got donated to St. Mary's Hospital to their breast cancer fund. “I would like to thank the community members, my teachers and my teammates for all of the help and support during my project.” said Gimmeson. Gimmeson, right, is shown presenting the check to Cheri Holthaus of St. Mary’s Hospital. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Tanner Ross, son of Scott and Tara Ross, Prairie High School senior, (above photo) presented a check for $200 to Idaho County  Recycling Cottonwood Site Manager, Jay Hinterlong, as part of his Senior project.    Jay Hinterlong, manager of the Idaho County Recycling (ICR) site in Cottonwood, learned of Tanner’s project, and requested an estimate for a shed. Tanner presented his bid, was hired, and built ICR’s excess storage shed for the Cottonwood site.  ICR is operated solely by volunteers, so Tanner graciously donated $200 back to ICR.  Idaho County Recycling would like to thank Mr. Ross for a job well done and for supporting the recycling program.  Click on the photo for a larger view.
Josh Lustig, a senior at Summit Academy, received the second place award in the VFW Department of Idaho Voice of Democracy Contest. He is shown with from left, national Junior Vice Commander in Chief Brian J. Duffy, State VFW president Melanie Palmer and State Commander Robert A. Wayment. Photo provided by Dominic Lustig. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Shown above are the Knights of Columbus Hoop Shoot winners. Top from left are girls winners MaKayla Rose, Laney Forsmann, Trinity Martinez, Jessie Sonnen, Lexi Currier and Madison Hinkelman. Bottom from left are boys winners Leeland Forsmann, Lane Schumacher, Kyle Schwartz, Damian Forsmann, Hayden Uhlenkott and Devin Ross. Photos by Joe Chicane. See story above left. Click on each photo for a larger view.

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