Updated June 23, 2016
Fred Seubert awarded VFW Lifetime Achievement Award
Fred “Fritz” Seubert was born Christmas Eve, 1931 in Cottonwood, Idaho.  He was a great local young man who showed exceptional values.  He graduated high school in 1950, and went to work for Haener Lumber Company.  Two years later, he was drafted by the US Army into the Korean War, on December 10, 1952. . . .
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Cottonwood City Council meets; Rolloff still available
The Cottonwood City Council held a special meeting Wednesday, June 15. It was a reschedule of the regular June meeting that had been set for June 13 that was cancelled due to lack of a quorum. . . .
The City of Cottonwood still has the rolloff available near the city shop for use in disposal of yard waste and tree and hedge cuttings and inert material generated through spring cleaning through the end of June. . . .
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School Board meets
The budget for the 2016-17 school year was approved at the June meeting of the school board Monday, June 20. . . .
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Border Days set for July 1-4
Break out the cowboy boots, hats and Levis -- the 105th Annual Grangeville Border Days events are set to take place Friday through Monday, July 1 through 4. . . .
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Grangeville Farmers' Market starting 10th season
The Grangeville Farmers' Market will be starting their tenth market season on Saturday, July 2. . . .
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Cave Quest VBS starts next week
The Tri-Parish Cave Quest VBS will be hosted at Summit Academy in Cottonwood from June 27 to June 30. . . .
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County Democrats schedule highway cleanup
Sunday, June 26, The Idaho County Democrats will be meeting to do the semi-annual cleanup on Highway 95  north of Grangeville from milepost 241 to 243. . . .
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O'Neill's art to be featured
Marlene O’Neill will have her artwork featured at the Grangeville Bicentennial Museum on Border Days Weekend, July 2-3-4 from 1 to 5 p.m. each day.  . . .
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Quilt presentation set for July 4
Surprise! Surprise! It’s once again time for the 4th of July celebration in Greencreek. . . .
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Input sought on nuclear siting
On Thursday evening, July 14, the Department of Energy (DOE) is coming to Boise to ask Idahoans what we think of a new process for siting nuclear waste facilities. . . .
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Baseball awards given
On this page is a photo of the Prairie Baseball award winners. . . .
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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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Fred Seubert in Korea in the 1950’s. Fred has been awarded the VFW Lifetime Achievement Award See article at left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

29 youngsters showed up for the first day of the Prairie Community Library’s Summer Reading Program, “The Commotion in the Ocean,” last Wednesday, June 14. The program continues this Wednesday and Thursday, June 22 & 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. each day. Photo by Colleen Sonnen. Click on the photo for a larger view.

There was a large group of youngsters at Tuesday’s Storytime at the Prairie Community Library. There were close to 20 in attendance along with their mothers. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Since 1996 it has been a tradition in Mrs. Sonnen’s math classes to design and build toothpick bridges.  Teams for this project are picked and then the work begins: each team has a project director, an architect, an accountant, a transportation person and a main carpenter. Each day the teams must buy their supplies from the local warehouse, figure tax and write checks. Audits are provided by the teachers to make sure every balance sheet is in order. Bridge designs are up to the teams which allow for creativity as well as strength. Toothpicks, Elmer’s glue and patience is all that is required to build the bridges. Once the bridges are completed they are graded on specific math requirements. The most exciting day is the day the bridges are tested for strength. A high level of technology is used to break the bridges. A bucket is hung from the road of the bridge using baling twine and lead shot is poured into the bucket!!! Quietly and patiently the teams listen for the creaking and cracking of the toothpicks. BANG goes the bucket and the bridge is broke. The other teams cheer as each bucket is weighed and the winner is announced. This year’s bridge winner held 34 ½ lbs. The winning team members, shown above, are Trinity Martinez, TJ Hibbard, Katteri Duman, Mackenzie Key and Zane Reuter. Congratulations to our future engineers. Photo by Colleen Sonnen. Click on the photo for a larger view..
The Idaho Good Sams held a meeting in Cottonwood this past weekend with 62 RV’s parked at the Fairgrounds. We hope they had a good time although the weather wasn’t very cooperative. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Larry Seubert gathered quite a haul of medals at this year’s Lewis & Clark Summer Games. He is shown with the 5 golds and 1 silver medal he earned competing in the 60-64 year old age group. He received 4 gold medals in swimming events for the 200 meter freestyle, 100 meter freestyle, 50 meter freestyle and 50 meter backstroke. He also received a gold medal in bowling doubles and a silver for bowling singles.  With all the swimming gold medals he could be called the “Michael Phelps of Cottonwood.”

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