Updated July 21, 2016
Prairie Elementary School supply lists can be found here.

School board approves track bid
Valley Paving’s bid to do the asphalt layer on the track was approved at the July meeting of the school board, Monday, July 18. . . .
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4 students compete at HOSA Nationals
Four students from the Prairie High School HOSA Chapter attended the HOSA National conference in Nashville Tennessee In June. . . .
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Patient Appreciation Pig Roast
“At St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics our patients come first and foremost and we are so thankful for the opportunity to care for them,” says Matthew Forge, CAO, SMH. “This barbecue will hopefully bring our communities together and allow us to say thank you for that opportunity.” . . .
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Looking to address community health needs
Essentia Health Hospitals Work with Local Groups to Identify Health Needs and Improve Community Health.  . . .
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Arnzen tackles 57 mile run
On June 25, Jenny Arnzen completed the Mt. Misery 57-mile relay race that begins in Asotin Creek Canyon, ascends to an elevation of 6194 feet between Mt. Misery and Mt. Horrible, and then concludes in Troy, Oregon. Except that she did not run as part of a relay team — she ran the entire 57 miles solo. . . .
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Tri-Parish youth leaders to have haystack delivery
It’s Haystack Delivery Time again. . . .
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Wasko to curtail business activity
Mike Wasko, attorney, will be curtailing his business activities as of August 15, 2016. . . .
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Summit school supply lists
On this page are the school supply lists for grades pre-K through 12 at Summit Academy. . . .
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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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The handrails for the handicap access ramp on the east side of the Community Hall were installed last week. Click on the photo for a larger view.

A couple of Jack Wimer Machine employees install the handrails for the handicap access ramp Tuesday, July 12. The railings were fabricated at Wimer Machine.  Click on the photo for a larger view.

Kristyna Krogh, Leah Higgins, Madison Ulmer and Ashleigh Johnson pose for a photo before the HOSA Nationals Closing Ceremony. Photo provided by Cheri Holthaus. See story above left.  Click on the photo for a larger view.

Bob Ross has a new flag flying on his flag pole at his home that was given to him by Loren Miller, the chiropractor. It is a replica of what was known as George Washington’s Tree Flag.  The following is taken from a website found in a google search showing several Revolutionary War era flags: “This flag was used by George Washington on his own personal navy of six schooners which he outfitted at his own expense in the fall of 1775. Ever the diplomat, Washington chose the New England Pine Tree motif as a symbol of unity and solidarity  between the northern and southern colonies.  It was later modified and adopted by the Massachusetts Navy. The Sons of Liberty would rally under a large tree, in Boston Massachusetts, which came to be known as "The Liberty Tree". This tree became a symbol of American independence. Knowing they were up against a great military power they believed they were sustained by still a greater power, thus their ‘APPEAL TO HEAVEN.’” Click on each photo for a larger view.

The Cottonwood City Crew has been building up the base, prepping East St. for the surfacing work scheduled to be done on Thursday. Tuesday morning they had just run a water truck over it to keep it wet so it will take the surfacing treatment better. The Elementary School parking lot has also been getting prepped and will get a BST treatment as well. Click on the photo for a larger view..

The young ladies on the combine above have been identified. It turns out they are the 3 daughters of Calvin and Kathleen Niswander of Craigmont. The photo was likely taken by either Calvin or Kathleen. Front from left is Linda Thompson, a missionary in Thailand. The middle girls is Carol Bennett, who retired recently from Walla Walla Community College in Clarkston and at right is Cheryl Poxleitner of Craigmont who recently retired after 34 years with the Highland School District. Poxleitner said they had no clue there was an undeveloped roll of film in that camera and Kevin Price, who found the roll of film told her he had a heck of a time getting it developed as no one wanted to touch it due to the age of the film. Poxleitner is the wife of Errol Poxleitner who owned Bud’s Saw Service for many years. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Prairie High School Class of 1976 held their 40th Class Reunion July 16 at Trestle Brewing Company in Ferdinand. 33 of the 55 classmates attended the event. The evening was spent reminiscing and enjoyed a wonderful meal prepared by the Trestle Brewing Company. Pictured L-R standing: Rod Behler, Roy Schumacher, Morris Arnzen, Denis Duman, Rick Wemhoff, Darrel Uhlorn, Loren Schwartz, Rick Schumacher, Gayle Schaeffer, Virginia (Wassmuth) Logsdon, Sherry (Coppernoll) Riener, Debbie (Mager) Chicane, Connie Schumacher, Sharon Kaschmitter, Vicki (Ahlers) Shears, Gail (McCarthy) Orr, Pat Riener, Karen (Stubbers) Schwartz, Mike Nuxoll, Gary Wessels, Karol (Kuther) Holthaus, Delmar Wassmuth, Mike Lerandeau, Jon Riener, Charm (Seubert) Sonnen, Amy (Nuxoll) Tacke. Kneeling: Shari (Wemhoff) Stroud, Tammy (Frei) Baldus, Karen (Kopczynski) Stubbs, George Seubert, Edie (Bouvia) Lustig. Not in photo Pierrre Duranceau, Denise Behler. Photo provided by Karol Holthaus. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The new kitchen is the Cottonwood Community Hall basement appears to be ready to go. Pictured from top down are the southwest corner cabinets, the east side with twin ranges and microwaves and more cabinets and the west side with the triple cleanup sink (which came from the old Royale Café), a small sink and more cabinets and the kitchen looking through the serve-out window and front door. Click on each photo for a larger view.


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