Updated July 20, 2017
School Board meets
Gus Hoene was re-elected as school board chairman at the July meeting of the school board Monday, July 17. . . .
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3 vie for Fair Royalty
There are 3 candidates for the 2018 Idaho County Fair Royalty, just enough to fill the positions available. The competition will be for which one becomes Queen and 1st and 2nd Princesses. . . .
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The Habit now open
The Habit, a coffeeshop located in the former Seubert's Insurance and Liquor Store building, officially opened for business Monday, July 17. This page is all photos from Monday and their pre-opening for business people on Friday, July 14. . . .
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Registration open for Raspberry Festival Shown 'n Shine
The 25th Annual Raspberry Festival will feature a Show ’n Shine Car, Truck, and Bike Show, Sunday, August 6, 2017, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood, Idaho. . . .
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Monk School - for anyone
“Living as a Monk in Everyday Life” with Sister Teresa Jackson is a nine-month Benedictine spirituality cohort program at Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude. It begins with a week-long retreat October 2-8, 2017. . . .
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Winchester Lake State Park activities
Below are the events happening at Winchester Lake State Park for the week of July 23-29, 2017: . . .
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Information technology and health care-working together
Healthcare today is much different than it was even just a few years ago, and much of that change has taken place “behind the scenes” in the area of electronic records and Information Technology. . . .
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No bikes or strollers on new track please
Walkers, joggers and runners are welcome to use the new track at the football field but the school district asks that no bicycles or jogging strollers be used as the wheels will wear down the surface faster. . . .
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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 Habit, a new coffeeshop in Cottonwood officially opened Monday, July 17 after a preview opening for local business people on Friday, July 14. See link at left for more photos. The small sign being installed in the photo advertises that they do to-go orders with a phone number. Click on the photo for a larger view.

From left: Emma Gehring, Sierah Poxleitner and Rachel Chmelik are vying for the 2018 Idaho County Fair Royalty. See article at left.   Click on the photo for a larger view.
Shimi Tree Flamenco gave a house concert at the Monastery of St. Gertrude on Friday, July 14. The group, recipients of a Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, was on their way to perform at Winchester State Park the next day. Photo provided by Monastery at St. Gertrude.Click on the photo for a larger view.

Pepper Harman has had excavation work done on the hillside behind Farm Credit Services. He plans to put a shop there and eventually the plan is for Harman Agency and Northwest Farm Credit to trade locations and the excavated area could also be used for building expansion. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Wow! Edna Johnston of Ferdinand is going to be 101 on July 24th. She will be celebrating this remarkable occasion on the 23rd with an open house at the home of her daughter, Joyce Lorentz, at 311 Church Street in Cottonwood from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Please stop by and congratulate this very special lady on a long life well lived. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The new overflow building behind the Elementary School. It was built by Jerry Richardson with Clayton Lockett doing the drywalling. Lockett said he likes our local elementary school so much that he will donate his check back to the school. The top photo is the side facing toward the school while the lower photo is the east side. Click on each photo for a larger view.

The new sidewalk along East Street has been completed. This is a view from where it ends just north of the trailer court to the south. The northernmost piece is about 4 feet wide while from the trailer court to Foster St. it is 8 feet wide. Click on the photo for a larger view.
The Alysious and Scholastica Uhlorn family reunion was held Saturday, July 15 at Ferdinand. There were over 225 descendants in attendance. Each branch of the family is delineated by the color of their shirts. Photo submitted by Marilyn Lerandeau. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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