Updated May 28, 2015
28 to gradtuate Friday
28 students in the Prairie High School Class of 2015 will graduate this Friday during Commencement at the Prairie Jr./Sr. High School gym.
Graduation ceremonies will start at 7 p.m. . . .
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Sen. Crapo to have town meeting here
Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is continuing his series of Idaho town meetings scheduled during the Memorial Day state work period. . . .
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Quilts of Valor ceremony
On this page are individual pictures of all the Quilts of Valor honoress that were able to attend the ceremony. . . .
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Elementary School Spring Concert
On this page are photos from the Priarie Elementary School Spring Concert held last Tuesday afternoon. . . .
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Fundraising started for new track
The fundraising process is underway for the Prairie Track & Field renovation. . . .
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Safe Sitter classes offered
Safe Sitter classes for girls and boys age 11 to 13 will be held July 13 and 14.  The classes are from 9:30 to 4:00 both days.   Registration for the two day program, sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital is open until June 1st, register early as class size is limited. . . .
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Abbie Uhlenkott exceeds goal with senior project
I recently held a Hoops for Troops Basketball Tournament in Cottonwood, Idaho for my senior project. . . .
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Walk for Life raises over $6,000
We had beautiful weather - just perfect for taking a walk, especially when it had 2 great purposes: to show our pro-life colors and to raise money for the Hope Centers in Kamiah and Grangeville. . . .
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Baseball team named academic champions
The Prairie baseball team has been named the 1-A State Academic Champions for their sport. . . .
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Track awards
Track awards were handed out last Tuesday, May 21. . . .
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Summit students visit Monastery
The 3-4 grades of Summit Academy visited St. Gertrude’s Monastery in Cottonwood, Idaho.  Learning more about the central Idaho region, students journeyed to the land of yesterday. . . .
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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 Cottonwood Chronicle. . . .
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Scenes from the Cottonwood VFW/American Legion Veterans Day ceremonies held at the Cottonwood cemeteries. From top down are the participating veterans at the Cottonwood Catholic Cemetery, the gun salute at the Community Cemetery, Jim Steinke and Jim Schumacher reading the roll of names of veterans buried in the Catholic Cemetery and placing of the wreath at the Community Cemetery.  Click on each photo for a larger view.

18 Quilts of Valor were presented Monday to local veterans with 13 of those able to attend the ceremonies. Shown front from left are Clifford Arnzen and brothers Robert Gehring, Vic Gehring, David Gehring and Jim Gehring. Back from left are Bob Ross, John Duman, James Ewing, Martin Fowler, Eugene McHugh, Richard Remacle, Thomas Nuttman and Ivan Nuxoll. Unable to attend were Richard Forsman, Mike Lauer, Everett Sonnen, James Toennis and Cletus Kuther. See the link at left for individual photos of each of the above with their quilts.  A Prairie Quilts of Valor Facebook page is also being started with photos of the recipients available.. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Congratulations to our May “Students of the Month.” From left are Madison Hinkelman, junior high and Ryan Glimp and Mykaela McWilliams, high school. Maddie is fun loving and kind hearted.  Maddie  works hard every day to improve academically.  She is not afraid to tackle whatever is placed before her. Maddie is a great example for her classmates. Ryan is a mature young adult who always makes great decisions.  He depicts respect and integrity at all times. Mykaela is a fantastic artist, a straight “A” student and an excellent athlete in volleyball and track! Photo provided by Ryan Hasselstrom. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Shown are the Preschoolers at the Prairie Elementary Spring Concert. See above left for a link to more concert photos. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The 6th grade science class from Prairie Elementary enjoyed studying their unit on simple machines. After studying levers (1st, 2nd and 3rd class), pulleys, wheel and axle, incline planes, ramps, screws, and wedges they had the opportunity to build a compound machine. Using Kinex’s, teams built items such as a hand mixer (that turned with a battery pack), an elevator, a crane, a sailboat, a stethoscope, bulldozer, and a tractor with a lift.  These items were on display at the Prairie’s Elementary Spring Concert. Each team was thrilled in building their machines and seeing them work correctly. Maybe, some of the students will see that mechanical engineering might be a career for them. Photos provided by Colleen Sonnen. Click on each photo for a larger view.

Austin Sonnen of Prairie High School was this year’s recipient of the Grange Insurance Association’s Top Vocational Scholarship for $2,500.  This is the top scholarship awarded annually by Grange Insurance Association out of their six state region that includes California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.  Austin is the son of Steve and Sue Sonnen of Greencreek Idaho.  He will be attending Lewis-Clark State College this fall. Picture from left are Gordon Harman, Sonnen and Pepper Harman. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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