Updated July 30, 2015
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Raspberry Festival is Sunday
Join in a day of family fun at the 23rd Annual Raspberry Festival on Sunday, August 2 at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, . . .
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Bonner to serve as interim president of CVH and SMH
Patrick Branco has resigned his position as President of Clearwater Valley Hospital & Clinics in Orofino and St. Mary’s Hospital & Clinics in Cottonwood. . . .
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6 vie for Fair Queen
Six local young ladies will vie for Idaho County Fair Queen for 2016. Royalty will be crowned Friday night of the fair, Aug. 21, 7 p.m., in the Arena Building. . . .
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Three celebrate Golden Jubilees
On Saturday, July 25, the Monastery of St. Gertrude, along with numerous family friends, celebrated the golden jubilees of Sister Barbara Ann Bielenberg, Sister Margie Schmidt, and Sister Elisa Martinez. . . .
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Ferdinand's Good Neighbor Award winners
The purpose of the Good Neighbor Award contest is to recognize home and business gardens for the special beauty they add to the community. . . .
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Quilts of Valor to be on display at Raspberry Festival
“The greatest heroes of America are the veterans that willingly serve our country.  For those who fight for it, freedom has a special flavor that the protected will never know.”  — U.S. Marine LCpl Edwin L. Craft. . . .
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County 4-H Horse Show is held
The 2015 Idaho County 4-H Horse Show was held Saturday, July 25th, at the Grangeville Border Days Arena. . . .
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Library News
One more day of Summer Reading for this year. It has been a very huge success with 17 children enjoying the stories shared by last week’s “Hero” Registered Nurse, Kathy Seubert. . . .
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Football Schedules
On this page are the schedules for the Prairie High School and Jr. High football teams for next fall. . . .
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Girls Fall Sports Schedules
On this page are the schedules for the Prairie High School Volleyball team and the Jr. High Girls Basketball team. . . .
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Summit Volleyball Schedule
On this page is the schedule for Summit Academy's varsity volleyball team. . . .
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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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A couple of scenes from last year’s Raspberry Festival. Photos provided by Monastery of St. Gertrude. See story above left. Click on each  photo for a larger view.

Candidates for the 2016 Idaho County Fair Royalty are shown. Top from left are Katrina Frei, Rachel Kelley and Davi Murphy. Bottom from left are Kortney Sims, Abigail Stowell and Hailey Williams. See story above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Sr. Mary Forman, Sr. Elisa Martinez and Sister Barbara Ann Bielenberg celebrated their Golden Jubilees this past Saturday, July 25. Photo provided by Theresa Henson. See story above left.Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Minions have come to St. Mary’s Hospital.  SMH employees will be participating in a scavenger hunt to find the Minions and to decipher the message they spell out; winners will received a small prize.  Teresa Bryant and Cindy Schnider; from the SMH Dietary staff made the Minions and are providing the prizes as a fun event for the employees. Photo provided by Cheri Holthaus.Click on the photo for a larger view.

Jenny Riener and Dennis Baldus, top photo, and Millie Wimer, lower photo, are this year's Good Neighbor Award winners in Ferdinand. See story above left.  Click on each photo for a larger view.

More heroes for the summer reading program. Wes Walters of the Cottonwood Police Dept. and “Tazer” the drug sniffing dog, talked with the group at their final session for this summer Tuesday, July 28 at the City Park. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Two of the many Quilts of Valor, created to honor local veterans, that will be on display at Raspberry Festival this Sunday. Photos provided by Theresa Henson. See story above left. Click on each photo for a larger view.

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