Updated August 17, 2017
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Workmans are Grand Marshals
“It’s difficult to run an Idaho County area name by Rich and Becky Workman and stump them. Not only do they know a lot of people, they also know those people’s kids and grandkids. . . .
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Culvert not as bad as feared but still costly to fix
Jack Duman reported at the August meeting of the Cottonwood City Council Monday, August 14, that the Cottonwood Creek culvert, although bad, isn’t as bad as feared. . . .
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Community meeting set for old Elementary School
The Cottonwood School District will be hosting a second community meeting to discuss the next steps for repurposing the former Prairie Elementary School building. . . .
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Fair is underway; Shiloh to perform
By the time you see this web update the Idaho County Fair is well underway. . . .
Get ready for some country western fun at the Idaho County Fair Thursday evening, Aug. 17. Shiloh will perform in the Schmidt (Arena) Building at 7 p.m. Admission is free. . . .
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Fair Royalty profiled
On this page are profiles of the 2017 Idaho County Fair Royalty . . .
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Winchester Lake State Park activities
Below are the events happening at Winchester Lake State Park for the week of August 20 – August 26, 2017: . . .
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Articles from the hospital
Would you like to see each student in the local school districts begin classes with all the supplies needed to begin the school year? . . .
Nurses have one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs out there. . . .
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More Fair stories
On this page are stories about the Idaho County Fair 4-H Ambassadors celebrating their 20th year plus a feature on the Cottonwood Lions Club's Farm & Ranch Museum. Also is a fature on this year's Kiss the Pig candidates. . . .
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School Bus Routes
On this page are the bus routes for the 2017-2018 school year. . . .
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Library closed during the Fair
Prairie Community Library will be closed on Thursday, August 17 during the Fair. . . .
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Football practice starts
On this page are some photos from Prairie's first football practice. . . .
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Booster Bulletin
Here we go again.   School is just around the corner and fall sports are kicking it in gear.  . . .
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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 2017 Idaho County Fair Royalty welcomes you to the Idaho County Fair. From left are 1st Princess Chaye Uptmor, Queen Selena Davila and 2nd Princess Tiffany Sonnen. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Rich and Becky Workman of Grangeville will serve as Grand Marshals for the 2017 Idaho County Fair. Photo by Lorie Palmer, Idaho County Free Press. See story at left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Prairie Booster Clubs Boosters of the year for the 2016-2017 school year are Dale and Brandy McElroy.   Their generous donations to so many of the programs supporting our kids and their willingness to give of their time to support activities in our schools make them a great choice for this award.  Thank you both for everything you do.    Please be on the lookout for other special people in our community who give back to our Prairie Schools.   Our schools are great because of the support of the community we live in. Click on each photo for a larger view.
Several photos of summer activities for the Tri-Parish Youth

High School Fun in the Son Retreat at St. Mary’s. Front Row (Left to Right) Kate Lustig, Emma Gehing, Tyler Robb, Addison Skinner, Kace Munger, Marissa Lustig, LeeAnn LightfieldBack Row(Left to Right) Carson Schmidt, Sabrina Lustig, Jessica Uhling, Anna Kaschmitter, Mattie Lustig (Not pictured: Hayden Uhlenkott and Sam Mager and Debbie Chicane)

High School Leadership Camp at Stanley Idaho Left to Right- Reid Uptmor, Drew Dinning, Noelle Uhlenkott, Sabrina Lustig, Emma Gehring, Kate Lustig, Anna Kaschmitter, Eve Uhlenkott, Erika Uhlenkott, Mattie Lustig, Debbie Chicane, Hayden Uhlenkott  (Not pictured: Father Paul Wander and Ryan Uhlenkott)

Jr. High Trip to Zim’sHotsprings. (Left to Right) Trinity Martinez, Jade Gehring, Laney Forsmann, Everett Skinner, Lane Schumacher, Addison Skinner, Ali Rehder, Tara Schlader, Wyatt ross, KatteriDuman, Trinity Yorke, Shae Dinning, Keenan Shears (Not pictured Cara Duman and Debbie Chicane) 

Steubenville Northwest Conference in Spokane. Front Row (Left to Right) Eve Uhlenkott, Halle Klapprich, Madison Shears, Lexi Currier, Jessie Sonnen, ElleaUhlenkott(2nd Row Left to Right) Madison Rehder, Lauren Stubbers, Kayla Rehder, Noelle Uhlenkott, Alexis Shears(3rd Row Left to Right) Debbie Chicane, Nicole Rehder, Taylor Lustig, Theresa Uhlenkott, Catherine Uhlenkott, Rachel Uhlenkott, Charlene Rehder, Tara Klapprich(Last Row Left to Right) Anthony Karel, Sam Mager, Derik Shears, Erin Chmelik, Erika Shears, Kris Shears, Tyler Rob (Not pictured Jim Chmelik). 

Steubenville All Day Barbeque at St. Mary’s. Catherine Uhlekott, Theresa Uhlenkott, Erin Chmelik, Jessie Sonnen, Halle Klapprich, ElleaUhlenkott(Not pictured Noelle Uhlenkott, Alexis Shears, Derik Shears, Sam Mager, Erika Uhlenkott and Debbie Chicane).

Road Side Clean up Group. Left to Right- Jade Gehring, Mattie Lustig, Kate Lustig, Shae Dinning, India Perry, Derik Shears, Wyatt Kirch, Tristyn Leonard, Vincent Kirch and Addison Skinner (Not pictured Debbie Chicane).
All photos by Debbie Chicane. Click on each photo for a larger view.

The 1957 graduating class of St. Gertrude’s Academy was reunited on August 5 in celebration of their 60th anniversary at the home of Bobbi Schmidt. 11 of the 30 members in the class were able to attend. The informal evening began at 4 p.m. with a social hour followed by a catered dinner at 6 p.m. prepared by Stephanie Duclos.The invocation and prayer for the deceased class members was led by Mike Seubert, class president. Those in attendance (pictured from left) were Judy Wren (Kuiper), Bette Schwarzer (Ruzicka), George Kopczynski, Vic Gehring, Ellen Gehring (VonBargen), Tom Schwartz, Mike Seubert, Bobbie Hilbert (Schmidt), Mark Uhlenkott, Refugio Martinez (Schneck) and Ray Feucht. Bette Ruzicka displayed a beautiful framed slate (below) which listed the deceased members of the class. They are: Lawrence Bruegeman, Jeanne Schwartz, Anita Schnider, Janice Beacher, Dorothy Sprute, Ed Schaff, John Trevin, Vic Schmidt, Bob Uptmor and Stan Sprute. The class of “57” plans to get together again in 5 years. Click on each photo for a larger view.

Shown are the 2017 Idaho County Fair Royalty and the 2018 Royalty Candidates at the Royalty Luncheon in Grangeville August 9. Front from left are 2nd Princess Tiffany Sonnen, 1st Princess Chaye Uptmor and Queen Selena Davila. Back from left are Emma Gehring, Rachel Chmelik and Sierah Poxleitner. The candidates are nearly color coordinated with the royalty. Click on the photo for a larger view.

This year’s stage decorations for the Fashion Show. At the top is the left hand portion. At the bottom is the right hand portion. Click on each photo for a larger view.

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