Updated February 12, 2015
Uhlenkott is new Cottonwood Fire Chief
The Cottonwood City Council held their regular February meeting Monday, Feb. 9, and passed a firearms ordinance and approved Roy Uhlenkott as the new Fire Chief. . . .
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Tickets available for Hospital's Mardi Gras
Tickets for the St. Mary’s Hospital Mardi Gras are $35.00 each and are available at St. Mary’s Hospital or by calling Cheri Holthaus at 962-2327. There are a limited number of tickets being sold; so make sure and get yours early. . . .
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Kelly Williams is employee of the year
After the ballots were cast and carefully counted Kelly Williams, Admit Manager for St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics was selected as the 2014 Employee of the Year. . . .
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Exercise classes help with fast recovery
Jack Wimer had triple bypass surgery at Providence Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane on January 23; he was out of the hospital in four days and back at exercise class within 10 days. . . .
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Prize drawing winners are named
Following are the winners for the prize drawing held at the St. Mary’s/Holy Cross Annual Dinner held this past Sunday, Feb. 8 at Keuterville. . . .
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Distinguished Young Women competitors sought
Lights, Camera, Action!! 
Casting Call for all High School Junior Girls. . . .
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Library News
Here are two book descriptions for this week from Natalie Williams. . . .
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Week 5 Shoot results
ottonwood Gun Club had 23 shooters with sunny and warm conditions. Darrel Uhlorn had the only perfect 25 this week. . . .
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Cereal School set for Greencreek
The Prairie Area Cereal School is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the Greencreek Community Hall. . . .
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Reubens Sausage Feed is March 1
The Reubens Community Church is again hosting the 51st Annual Reubens Sausage Feed on Sunday March 1st from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Reubens Community Center. . . .
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Ag Marketing Seminar set for Ferdinand
An Agricultural Marketing Seminar is set for Tuesday, February 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Assumption Parish Hall in Ferdinand. . . .
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Pirates clinch league title; District starts Feb. 18
The Prairie Pirates clinched their second straight league championship and their fourth in the last 6 years with a 61-46 win at Lapwai Thursday, Feb. 5. They then closed in on a perfect league season with a 78-17 win over Clearwater Valley at Cottonwood Saturday, Feb. 7. . . .
The boys district tournaments get underway next week at the LCSC Activity Center. Prairie and Summit are both #1 seeds into their respective tournaments. . . .
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Lady Pirates clinch state berth
The Prairie Lady Pirates clinched their fifth straight trip to State with a 53-32 win over Genesee Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the District Tournament at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston. . . .
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Wrestling schedule
The Prairie wrestling schedule is on this page. . . .
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Summit beats Deary on Senior Night
The Summit Patriots clinched a first round bye in the District tournament with a 68-42 win over Deary on Senior Night at Craigmont Thursday, Feb. 5. . . .
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Sen. Nuxoll's Weekly Legislative Report
Editor’s Note: State Senator Sheryl Nuxoll has been sending out a weekly email newsletter to many of her constituents and thought she would like to share it with the Chronicle readers as well. . . .
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Letters to the Editor
On this page are letters to the editor that appeared in this week's print edition of the Chronicle. . . .
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Students of the month at Prairie Jr./Sr. High School are Savannah Crosby, middle, in the junior high and Austin Sonnen, left, and Natasha Gimmeson, right in the high school.  Savannah works very hard in class and is willing to help any student or teacher.  Savannah is a positive student with a great work ethic. Austin is willing to help any student or teacher in need.  He has done a great job with fundraising for the senior class and has sold more than 40 books of raffle tickets. Natasha is a conscientious student.  She works so hard to complete her tasks and do a great job.  It's easy to see how much she cares. Photo by Ryan Hasselstrom. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Fr Meinrad proudly shows off his Mardi Gras ticket; he was first one to purchase a ticket to the St. Mary’s Hospital 2015 Mardi Gras event.  See story above left.

Kelly Williams has been named the St. Mary’s Hospital employee of the year for 2014. See story above left.

Winter Sports Athletes honored at Prairie High School are from left Jessi Riener, cheerleading, Jace Perrin, wrestling, Rhett Schlader, boys basketball and Kayla Schumacher, girls basketball. Jessi is recognized for her efforts this winter with the cheerleading squad.  She is very committed to the team and always displays great school pride. Jace is recognized for his efforts in wrestling:  Jace is consistent and hard working.  He has a great attitude win or lose! Rhett is recognized for boys’ basketball.  Rhett is a quiet leader who is always consistent both on offense and defense. Kayla is recognized for girl’s basketball.  Kayla is a leader on and off the court.  She works extremely hard day in and day out to make herself and her team the best they can be. Photo by Ryan Hasselstrom. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Carter Christopher and Kane McIntire were January attendance winners at Prairie Elementary.   They were treated to lunch at a restaurant of their choice. Photo provided by Rene’ Forsmann. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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