Updated December 22, 2016
Coloring Contest winners named
This yearís winners in the Cottonwood Chronicleís Christmas Coloring Contest were Madeline Stubbers in the 5 and under age group with her entry at Central Idaho Agency; Avery Kehler in the 6-8 year old group with her entry at Hometown Auto & Ag and Naomi Van Houten in the 9-12 age group with her entry at The Tire Guy. . . .
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School Board meets
The school board voted to call for bids for a new school bus at their December meeting Monday, Dec. 19. . . .
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Ski area to open Monday
Snow is falling and we are excited to announce that the Cottonwood Butte Ski Area (CBSA) will be opening on Monday December 26 . . .
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Letters to Santa
From Ashle' Long's Kindergarten classes at Prairie Elementary. . . .
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Chess Tournament results
The 4th Annual Kamiah Holiday Family Chess Tournament had 24 participants at Summit Academy on December 10th, 2016.  Although the weather, like the previous year, was very snowy, we had a good turnout. . . .
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Berdoy brothers earn Eagle Scout badges
On December 17, an Eagle Scout Board of Review was held for Boy Scouts Blaze Berdoy and Tate Berdoy. . . .
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Alumni basketball games set for Dec. 29
The Haiti 2018 Mission Team is hosting the annual Alumni Game on December 29th at Prairie Elementary.  We will begin the night with the womenís game at 6:30 and the menís will follow. . . .
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Matthew Schwartz honored
Matthew Schwartz of Ferdinand, Idaho, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, . . .
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Two named all-state; Pirates are 1-1 on the week
Lucas Wemhoff and Brandon Anderson have been named to the Idaho Statesmanís 1-A All-State football team . . .
The Prairie boys team suffered their first loss of the season, 40-59, at defending league champion Lapwai Saturday, Dec. 17, but bounced back with a 74-29 win over Clearwater Valley Monday, Dec. 19 at Cottonwood. . . .
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Lady Pirates are 1-1 on the week
The Prairie Lady Pirates faced the top and bottom of the White Pine League standings last week, knocking off cellar-dwelling Clearwater Valley 80-9 on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Kooskia and then suffering their first loss of the season Friday, Dec. 16 at home against Lapwai, 69-84. . . .
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Wrestling Schedule
The Prairie wrestling team schedule. . . .
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Summit news
Summit holds Christmas program. . . .
The Summit Academy Lady Patriots fell to 0-4 on the season with losses at Nezperce, 35-47, and at Logos 32-35 last week. . . .
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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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Shown are this year's grand prize winners in the Chronicle's Christmas Coloring Contest. From left are Madeline Stubbers, 0-5 winner, Avery Kehler, 6-8 year old winner and Naomi VanHouten, 9-12 year old winner. See article at left for all the business winners. Of note, Avery is the young lady on Santa's lap in this spot on last week's update.Click on the photo for a larger view.

Hoarfrost on the trees at St. Maryís Hospital last Wednesday, Dec. 14. Click on the photo for a larger view.

It was a wintry scene in downtown Cottonwood with more than a foot of snow having fallen in the past week. Winds on Tuesday gave students an early start on Christmas vacation. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Idaho County Recycling Steering Committee gathered for an appreciation dinner on December 15th at the home of Pat Alfrey.  Pictured are:  Back Row - Mike Myers, Liz Clark, Laura Embry, Pat Alfrey, and Jay Hinterlong; Front Row - Shelley Dumas, Margaret Myers, Janie Fluharty, and Joann Hinterlong.  Not pictured are LeeRoy and Kris Perry, Stephanie Berry, and Roy Akins. Photo submitted by Pat Alfrey. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Eagle Scout Board of Review for Blaze and Tate Berdoy. Pictured from left are Shari Chaffee, Scoutmaster, Scout parent Brad Berdoy (committee member), Eagle Scout Blaze Berdoy, Eagle Scout Tate Berdoy, Scott Perrin (board member), Paul Driver (Eagle Scout coordinator) and Owen Roberts (board member.) photo provided by Shari Chaffee. See story above left. Click on each photo for a larger view.

Wish these Prairie kids luck at the next level of the Elks Hoop Shoot!  They will shoot in Grangeville on January 7th! Alexis Schumacher, Kaylie Lockett, Cody Kaschmitter, Briggs Rambo, top photo and Zach Rambo, and Delanie Lockett, lower photo. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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