Updated December 21, 2017
School Board adopts school calendar for 2018-19
The school calendar for the 2018-19 school year was adopted at the December meeting of the School Board Monday, Dec. 18. . . .
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Coloring Contest winners
Liam Geis in the 0-5 year old age group, Blake Uhlenkott in the 6-8 year old age group and Sydney Shears in the 9-12 year old age group are this year’s grand prize winners in the Cottonwood Chronicle’s Christmas Coloring Contest. . . .
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St. Mary's Hospital Foundation - the Spirit of Giving
It’s been a busy past few years for St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, and with some upcoming changes on the horizon, it’s a great time to take a look back…and forward! . . .
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Letters to Santa Claus
Students in the Prairie and Summit Kindergarten and Prairie 1st grade classes shared their letters to Santa. . . .
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Library closed Dec. 21-28
Prairie Community Library will be closed December 21 through December 28, 2017.  We will resume regular hours on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm on January 2, 2018. . . .
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Hinkelman named Father of the Year
Aaron Hinkelman was named Father of the Year at the Prairie League Daddy Date Night. . . .
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Sixth graders have service project
What an experience the 6th grade class had for their service project for the month!  . . .
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Cottonwood City Council meeting dates
Below are the Cottonwood City Council meeting dates for 2018. . . .
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Ski Skoop
Snow is falling and the Cottonwood Butte Ski Area is getting ready for another season!  If we have enough snow we will be open December 26th  . . .
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Pirates named to All-State football teams; Pirates 1-1 on the week
The Idaho Statesman recently announced its all-state football teams and Prairie had 6 players make either the first or second teams while coach Ryan Hasselstrom was named coach of the year for the 1A-D1 classification. . . .
The Prairie Pirates split their two games, this week, both at home. . . .
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Lady Pirates win at Lapwai
The Prairie Lady Pirates stayed unbeaten with a pair of wins this past week but may have lost their leading scorer for the rest of the season to injury. . . .
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Wrestlers at Lakeland
The Prairie Wrestling team competed at the Lakeland JV Tournament this past Saturday, Dec. 16, instead of the Tri-State Meet at Coeur d’Alene that was on their schedule. . . .
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Summit holds Nativity Play; Lady Patriots win at Timberline
Summit Academy held their nativity play, Jesus our Light, on Thursday December 14th. . . .
The Summit Academy Lady Patriots won their last game of 2017 as they traveled to Timberline and beat the Spartans 38-19. . . .
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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 above are this year’s Coloring Contest grand prize winners. From left are Liam Geis, 0-5 year old winner; Blake Uhlenkott, 6-8 year old winner and Sydney Shears, 9-12 year old winner. for a full list of store winners see link at left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Prairie students are shown with food collected during the Idaho County Shootout Food Drive. Prairie and Grangeville combined to raise over $12,000 in food and cash for the Food Bank. Shown from left are Ashton Landers, Madison Shears, Halle Klapprich, Trista Latimer, Sydney Bruner, Ellea Uhlenkott, Kyleigh Duclos, Leah Higgins and Spencer Schumacher. By the way, Prairie also won the Shootout competition, receiving the trophy from Sheriff Doug Giddings. Photo provided by Ryan Hasselstrom. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Aaron Hinkelman, show with his daughter Madison, was named Father of the Year at Daddy Date Night. See link at left for Madison's winning entry.  Click on the photo for a larger view.

It was ugly sweater day at Prairie Elementary. Many students and staff dressed the part.  We would like to wish all of our family and friends a very Merry Christmas from Prairie Elementary Staff and Students. Photos provided by Rene’ Forsmann. Click on each photo for a larger view.

The 2017 Sewing Class made Christmas stockings for Idaho County Food Bank and baby blankets for St. Mary’s Hospital. We are so thankful for the many generous donations to thePHS sewing program.  This semester students have created beautiful Christmas stockings for the food bank andcuddly baby blankets for new moms at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Students shown are - back row:  Cheyenne Mauer, Anna Kaschmitter, Shawna Sipes, Cassandra Wine, Shyann Wine, and Joe Jones.  Front row:  Brooklyn Riener, Kodie Tidwell, Mattie Lustig and Molly Schwartz.  Thank you all for the wonderful support of our program. Photo provided by Della Gehring. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Colleen Sonnen's sixth graders made pillowcases for the Spokane Shriners Hospital as a service project. They are shown with their adult helpers. See story and more photos above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Jim Rehder provided the above  photo and states, “In light of the Prairie State Championship, it may be a good time to recall the 1939 Cottonwood Mustang football team who were the forefather football players of this school district. I've forgotten some of the names and maybe some of your readers will help with identification.  Back Row: Bill Nuxoll, unknown, unknown, unknown, Herb Seubert, Lee Rehder, unknown, Francis Terhaar, unknown.  Front Row: Urbie Riener, Vern Forsmann, unknown, unknown, Jim Keys, unknown.” Click on the photo for a larger view.

Cottonwood Riding Club 2018 Royalty chosen and shown in picture: Queen Molly Johnson, 1st Princess Felicia White, 2nd Princess Hope White, Jr. Princess Kira Bentley. The girls are very excited to represent CRC & have already begun fundraising for the upcoming season. We will be making homemade cinnamon rolls this Thursday & selling them for $10 for a half dozen & $20 for a dozen. You may pick them up Thursday evening at the Cottonwood Community Hall or we can deliver to your home or business on Friday. ***All orders must be called in on or before this Thursday, December 21st. Contact: Misty Johnson at (208) 451-4576, Molly Johnson at (208) 962-7332, or order via Facebook with Misty or Molly Johnson. Thank you for your support & Have a Merry Christmas & happy New Year! Click on the photo for a larger view.

The new Cottonwood Riding Club royalty are shown with the Grinch. Photos provided by Misty Johnson. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Prairie decorated the north wall of the gym for the Idaho County Shootout. Grangeville had the south wall. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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