Updated August 20, 2015
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Summit School Supply lists - Summit Academy's school supply lists are here.

Idaho County Fair is this week
The Idaho County Fair got officially underway Wednesday morning with an 8:30 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony. . . .
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Slichters are Grand Marshals
Leon and Sheryl Ann Slichter have been engrained in the Idaho County Fair for most of their lives.  The Grangeville couple will serve as the fair grand marshals for 2015.  “It’s definitely an honor,” they agreed. . . .
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School Board meets
Bus routes and a couple of new hires were approved at the August meeting of the school board Monday, August 17. . . .
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Foundation gives back to hospital
So far in 2015; the SMH Foundation Board has approved giving over $88,000 in funds to the hospital.  With these funds St. Mary’s has been able to purchase new lights and scales for the emergency room, new radios for the ambulance crew, a TV for the ultra sound room so OB patients can view their babies and literature for the Alzheimer’s group with the bulk of the money going towards purchasing new colonoscopes. . . .
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Meet the new Bishop and Prioress
The community of the Monastery of St. Gertrude invites you to join them in a reception to meet the new bishop of our diocese, Most Reverend Peter F. Christensen, M.A., D.D., and the new prioress of the St. Gertrude's community, Sister Mary Forman, O.S.B., Ph.D., on Tuesday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m.  . . .
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Bios of the 2015 Fair Royalty
On this page are articles on each of the 2015 Idaho County Fair Royalty. . . .
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Hospital providers awarded
St. Mary’s Hospital contracts with the Professional Research Consultants (PRC) to conduct interviews about health and wellness issues. . . .
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A Nun's Life Ministry visits Monastery
A Nun’s Life Ministry visits the Monastery of St Gertrude on a Motherhouse Road Trip, Thursday, September 3, 2015, in Cottonwood, Idaho. . . .
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Fair news
A variety of Fair items including the schedule and the Kiss the Pig contestants. . . .
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Peewee Football signups set
Please join us for the 2015 Peewee Football Season for all 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders! . . .
Also on this page are a photo from Prairie's first football practice and a photo by the IHSAA featuring a Prairie player. . . .
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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. . . .
Late Update - The Grangeville Jamboree originally scheduled for Monday, August 24 has been moved to Tuesday, August 25 with play starting at 5 p.m.
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Summit News
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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Cheryl and Leon Slichter are the 2015 Idaho County Fair Grand Marshals. Photo by Lorie Palmer. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The 2015 Idaho County Fair Royalty, 1st Princess Lauren Goldman, Queen Brooke Eades, 2nd Princess Madison Ulmer, along with Tinker Belle, welcome you to the 2015 Idaho County Fair. See article below left for individual bios. Click on the photo for a larger view.

In 1997 the Idaho County 4-H Ambassador program was initiated to retain older youth in the 4-H program. 4-Hers who have been in the program for at least 4 years and are a sophomore, junior or senior in high school are eligible. This year’s Idaho County 4-H Ambassadors are shown at left. Back from left are Selena Davila, Savannah Thanstrom and Lauren Alfrey. Front from left are Rachel Mager and Mitchel Nuxoll. Photo by Schlader Photography. Click on the photo for a larger view.

There are new bleachers at the Fair this year. They are formerly from the Nezperce High School gym and have the advantage of being retractable and also are safer in that they are not open to the floor underneath the seats. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The hog barn has received a new metal roof this year. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The backdrops for the Style Show feature characters from Peter Pan with the Fair’s theme of “Finding Neverland at the Idaho County Fair. The upper photo is behind the main stage area while the lower one is to the left. Click on each photo for alarger view.

The above two photos were taken Monday morning prior to judging for Constructed Clothing and Making the most of me. The top photos shows young ladies waiting to take their turn on the catwalk while the lower photos shows young ladies waiting for judging to start. Click on each photo for a larger view.

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