Updated February 23, 2017
Establishing a hospitality shelter for stranded travelers
During the recent road closures we ended up with many travelers stranded in town.  The City opened the Community Hall in order to provide for a safe, warm place for people to go to. . . .
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Lenten Parish Mission set for March 6-9
The St. Mary’s Tri-Parish Community will present a powerful Lenten Parish Mission with international Catholic lay evangelist Mr. Richard Lane March 6-9 at the St. Mary’s Church Sanctuary beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. . . .
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Pirates to play for District title
The Prairie Pirates boys basketball team will be playing for the District Championship this Friday, Feb. 24. . . .
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Ski Skoop
Even with the warmer weather we have snow and are skiing and snowboarding at the Cottonwood Butte Ski Area. . . .
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Oral Histories project at the Museum
On March 1-2, the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude will host the Community Scholars Program, a project of the Idaho Commission on the Arts and led by Folk Arts Director Steven Hatcher. . . .
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Youth Choir to perform at Jazz Festival
Prairie Youth Choir will be performing at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow on Thursday, February 23rd. . . .
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Knowledge Bowl team competes at Spokane
The mighty Prairie Knowledge Bowl Team of Garrett Crenshaw, Anthony Karel and Luis Samper Flores participated in the Inland Northwest Science Bowl at Whitworth University in Spokane on Saturday, the 18th of February. . . .
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Tri-Parish girls take first at Hallissey
This last weekend while our great Lady Pirates were fighting for a state title. Our 7th and 8th grade Tri-Parish Girls were fighting for a title of their own.  The 54th Annual Hallisey Basketball Tournament. . . .
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Tri-Parish boys team takes second at Hallissey
I can’t express how proud I am of our Tri-Parish basketball team.    Playing 6 games in less than 48 hours against some quality teams who definitely had the height advantage did not deter our young men.  . . .
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Library Corner
We had a great time on Valentines Day here at the library! . . .
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Pirates earn State Berth
The Prairie Pirates clinched a berth in the State Tournament with a 45-35 win over Potlatch in their District Tournament opener Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston. . . .
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Lady Pirates take second at State
For the third consecutive year the Prairie Lady Pirates have finished second at State, all three times losing to Lapwai in the championship game.
They opened the tournament with a 66-26 blowout win over Liberty Charter of Nampa at Columbia High School in Nampa Thursday, Feb. 16. On Friday they knocked off Horseshoe Bend 54-37 to advance to their fourth straight championship game appearance. That game was also at Columbia High School. On Saturday at the Ford Idaho Center, Prairie was defeated by Lapwai 40-79. . . .
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Jace Perrin takes first place at District
Jace Perrin took first place in the 182 lb. weight class at the District Wrestling Tournament held Saturday, Feb. 18 at Grangeville. . . .
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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 Prairie Lady Pirates are shown with the Academic State Champions Trophy as well as the second place in state trophy after their loss to Lapwai in the state championship game on Saturday at Nampa. Chaye Uptmor holds the Academic Trophy while Kylie Tidwell has the 2nd place basketball trophy. They are the teams only 2 seniors. Standing from left are head coach Lori Mader, India Peery, Sarah Ross, Josie Peery, Leah Higgins, Angela Wemhoff, Kodie Tidwell, Jordyn Higgins, Kristyna Krogh, Theresa Wemhoff, Kendra Duclos, Sydney Bruner and assistant coach Tim Sheffler. See game stories below left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The 7th and 8th grade Tri-Parish Girls Hallissey Team took first place this year. Shown from left are: Coach David Shears, Coach Adam Forsmann, Ellea Uhlenkott, Laney Forsmann, Mattie Lusting, Josie Remacle, Sierra McWilliams, Kyleigh Duclos, Halle Klapprich, Hope Schwartz, Madison Shears, Kadyn Horton, Olivia Klapprich, and Molly Johnson. Story at left.
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Pictured is the Tri-Parish boys Hallissey team that took second place this past weekend. From left are Tyler Wemhoff, Lee Forsmann, Kyle Schwartz, John Gehring, Cole Schlader, Matthew Seubert, Ryan Wemhoff, Dalton Ross, Dean Johnson, Lane Schumacher, Morgan Poxleitner, Wyatt Ross, Keenan Shears.    Coaches  Glenn Poxleitner   and  Doug Johnson.  Photo provided by Glenn Poxleitner. See story at left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Youngsters made valentines during story hour at the Prairie Community Library last week, which happened to fall on Valentine’s Day. Photo provided by the Library. See Library Corner at left. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Dave Remacle was this year’s recipient of the Sportsmanship T-Shirt presented to one person from each school at the start of the state tournament. The award is voted on by the team and coaches. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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