Updated June 30, 2016
Board decides to re-bid track project
In a special meeting of the school board Friday, June 24, it was decided to re-bid the asphalt stage of the track project. . . .
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Greencreek Celebration is Monday
The annual Greencreek 4th of July Celebration is set to start at 6 a.m. Monday, July 4 with a flag raising. . . .
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Summer Reading Program going strong
The summer reading program at the Cottonwood Public Library is in full swing.  The first day we had 31 children attend, they learned about sea life that uses camouflage for many reasons. . . .
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Theatrical production set for this weekend
To thank the community for all their support, seminarians Michael and Christopher Hattrup are producing a play this week, with local teenagers as the cast. . . .
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County Democrats clean up highway
Sunday, June 26, Idaho County Democrats completed the semi-annual clean up of Highway 95, north of Grangeville, from milepost 241 to 243. . . .
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Crop signs along highway
People driving through Idaho County this summer will notice some signs educating them on what is being grown in the farm fields next to the highways. . . .
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Hospital Department Spotlight
The Radiology Department at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics is led by Steve Wilson, who has been with SMH for 21 years. . . .
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New exhibits at Museum
Like many Benedictine monasteries throughout history, the Monastery of St. Gertrude is striving to preserve the cultural heritage around us as well as serve a spiritual purpose.  . . .
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Library News
The Library will be closed the first week in July. There will be no Story Hour or Summer Reading. . . .
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The LCSC Report
A class is availble on The Knock of Kayaking. . . .
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Acreage reporting dates
Idaho County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director Julie Fowler announced that producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits. . . .
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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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After an afternoon of learning about sea turtles the summer reading program kids had a fun sand-cup snack during the second week of the Summer Reading Program. Photo by Lisa Riener. See article at left for more photos. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Much of the steel framework for the new bus barn/shop is now up with most of the ceiling joists being placed as well. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Utility work is being done on East Street, replacing some sewer and water lines, in preparation for the resurfacing work to be done in July. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Prairie High School history teacher Travis Mader had a chance to chat with Dick Cole, the last surviving member of the 80 members of the Doolittle Raiders, who made their heroic mission April 18, 1942 during World War II, the first attack on Japan itself after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Their mission was deemed a huge success as they were able to strike at the heart of Japan. Cole was Jimmy Doolittle’s co-pilot and is 100 years old. The photo was taken in Missoula at the funeral of the second to last surviving Doolittle Raider, David Thatcher, age 94, of Crew #7.  Click on the photo for a larger view..

A Quilt of Valor was presented to Ralph Mathison Sunday at a family reunion in Craigmont.  Ralph served in the U.S. Army and continues to support the American Legion Post in Craigmont. Photo by Brandy McElroy. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Hay has been swathed into windrows awaiting baling at a field north of town near the Cottonwood Catholic Cemetery. A tractor with a baler an be seen in the lower right corner. Click on the photo for a larger view.
The Idaho County Fair Royalty float, with their Wizard of Oz theme, placed first among royalty entries at the June Picnic parade in Craigmont. Photo by Steve Wherry. Click on the photo for a larger view.
What is it? Judy Klapprich Uhlenkott brought in the above tool wondering what it was used for. She said she has asked some of the local oldtimers and everyone was mystified. It was forged by E.C. Stearns & Co. of Syracuse, NY if that helps any. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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