Updated March 5, 2015
Pirates and Patriots at State
The Prairie Pirates and the Summit Patriots will both be competing at the Real Dairy Shootout State Basketball Tournaments this weekend in Caldwell and Nampa. . . .
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March is busy for Tri-Parish Youth
All of creation is waiting in great anticipation of all the beauty that Spring holds. . . .
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Anderson is employee of the month
Deserae Anderson has been chosen by her St. Maryís Hospital co-workers as the Employee of the Month for February. . . .
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Auditions are set for March 16
The audition for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of Jungle Book will be held on Monday, March 16, 2014 at 3:30 at Prairie Elementary School. . . .
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Hospitals award $100,000
Clearwater Valley and St. Maryís Hospitals and Clinics have been chosen from hundreds of programs nation-wide to honor their creative efforts to improve health. . . .
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Kindergarten screening set
Kindergarten screening for the 2015-2016 school year will be held at the Prairie Elementary School, 1916 East Street, on Tuesday, April 7th and Wednesday, April 8th. . . .
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Driver's Ed class starts April 6
The start date for Driverís Education at Prairie is April 6. . . .
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Week 7 Shoot results
Cottonwood Gun Club had 23 shooters with warm, clear and breezy cold conditions. . . .
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Lincoln Day Dinner is held
On Saturday, February 28, Idaho County Republicans met at the Greencreek Community Center for their annual Lincoln Day Dinner. . . .
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Pirates settle for second at District
The Prairie Pirates had to settle for second place at District as they fell 56-61 to Lapwai Friday, Feb. 27 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston after having beaten the Wildcats both times during the regular season. . . .
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Pirates, Patriots receive all-league honors; Hallissey boys take 2nd, receive Sportsmanship trophy
Prairieís Teel Bruner and Summitís Ron Frei were named recently as the White Pine League Boys Basketball Coaches of the Year. Bruner for Division 1 and Frei for Division 2. . . .
When the boys headed to Boise on February 13th for this year's annual Hallissey Tournament, they knew they would be playing 2 games right away Friday night. . . .
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Ratcliff earns state medal
Dally Ratcliff earned a 5th place medal at state after finishing 6th the past two years. The State wrestling meet was held at Pocatello Feb. 27-28.. . .
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Summit news
The Summit Academy Patriots won the first district title in the boysí programís history when they beat Logos 69-57 Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston. . . .
The Summit Junior High Girlsí volleyball team completed their season with six wins, two losses and 1st Place medals in the 7th Grade Tournament. . . .
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Sen. Nuxoll's Weekly Legislative Report
Editorís 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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The Summit Academy Patriots are shown after being awarded the District Championship trophy for the first time in the boys programís history. Theyíve been to State before but as the runner-up team. Kneeling in front is Thomas Schwartz. Standing from left are Torry Chmelik, head coach Ron Frei, Justin Wassmuth, Luke Schwartz, Patrick Chmelik, Jacob Stubbers, Tyler Krogh, Chris Osborne, Nathan Beckman, Josh Lustig, Dean Stubbers, Caleb Currier, assistant coach Kim Frei and James Biltz. See below left for game writeup. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Prairie Pirates are headed to State as the District runner-up after being upset by Lapwai in the District title game. They still have a shot at winning the big prize which is the state championship trophy. From left are Brandon Higgins, Terran Peery, Calvin Hinkelman, John Mager, Jake Bruner, Tanner Ross, Lucas Arnzen, Rhett Schlader, Justin Schumacher, Devin Bruegeman and Bryson Higgins. Not shown are JV callups Brandon Anderson, Tyson Schlader, Hunter Chaffee and Luke Wemhoff, head coach Teel Bruner and assistants Kevin Chaffee, Scot Schlader and Pat Holthaus. See below left for game writeup. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Taylor Riener, left, third grade, was the Prairie spelling bee champion and will compete at the Regional Spelling Bee in Lewiston this Saturday, March 7. She is the daughter of Shaun and Lisa Riener. Garrett Crenshaw, right, eighth grade, was the runner-up. He is the son of Thomas and Donya Crenshaw. Photo provided by Prairie Elementary School. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Mardi Gras committee has fun as Carol Altman shows them how to make the table decorations for this yearís Mardi Gras.  The Mardi Gras will be held on March 21st in the Cottonwood Community Hall, tickets are $35 and are available at the front desk of the hospital or by calling Cheri Holthaus at 962-2327. Shown are Carol Altman, Tonya Bowman, Brenda Kaschmitter, Natalie Latimer and Colleen Sonnen. Photo provided by Cheri Holthaus. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Jason Rambo teaching team building games with Prairie Elementary students. Photos by Colleen Sonnen. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Erin Shears making bookmarks with the 5th grade boys at Prairie Elementary. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Tara Ross making dog treats with Prairie Elementary students. Photo by Colleen Sonnen. Click on the photo for a larger view.
The Booster Club gives students money to attend state and regional  events.  Seen here is Denise Uhlenkott presenting Taylor Riener with a $10.00 check.  Taylor is our local spelling bee winner and will represent Prairie Elementary at the regional spelling bee at LCSC on March 7. Photo provided by Prairie Booster Club.

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