Updated February 8, 2018
Cold and flu season keeps blood drive from reaching goal
“A lot of our regular donors were unable to donate this time due to suffering from either a cold or the flu,” commented Brenda Kaschmitter, Blood Drive Co-Chair. . . .
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Companies sell to employees
Steve and Donna Frei announced recently that as of January 1st 2018, all employees will now own stock in both of their companies: Pacific Cabinets, Inc. and Scientific Environments, Inc. . . .
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The bells of St. Gertrude's
For bells are the voice of the church; They have tones that touch and search the hearts of young and old. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow . . .
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Boys district starts next week
The Prairie boys will be the #2 seed into the 1AD1 District 2 Tournament which starts Saturday with a play-in game. . . .
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Pampered Chef graduation party fundraiser
The past 3 years the Pampered Chef fundraiser earned Prairie's Senior class quality kitchen tools totaling over $4,400.00.  $1900 in 2015, $1,100 in 2016 and $1,400 in 2017.  Let's see what we can do for the 2018 grads! . . .
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Syringa installs new Ultrasound machine
Syringa Hospital & Clinics has installed the XarioTM 200 ultrasound system from Canon Medical Systems. . . .
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The LCSC Report
3 more classes available through the LCSC Grangeville Outreach. . . .
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Week 4 of the 10-Week Shoot
Week 4 of the 10-Week Shoot saw 31 shooters in cold and windy conditions at the Cottonwood Gun Club. . . .
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Lewis County Historical Society to meet
Mark your calendars and save the date for the next  meeting of the Lewis County Historical Society which will be Monday, February 19th in Kamiah. . . .
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Another "old" PHS reunion
We are planning a Prairie High School reunion on July 14, 2018 at 11 a.m.  We are meeting at the Cottonwood City Park. . . .
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Pirates win 3 games
The Prairie boys basketball team won a pair of low-scoring league games this past week, 36-28 at Potlatch on Friday, Feb. 9 and 37-29 over Genesee on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Cottonwood, then avenged an earlier loss at Moscow, 55-52, Monday Feb. 12. . . .
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Lady Pirates win District opener
The Prairie Lady Pirates had little difficulty winning their District Tournament opener as they jumped out to a 19-0 lead on their way to a 54-16 win over 5th seeded Potlatch Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the LCSC Activity Center. . . .
Update--Prairie lost to Lapwai 55-57 in overtime in the District Championship game then beat Genesee 43-29 in the second place game. They play Wallace at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at Post Falls High School for a state tournament berth.
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Pirates host meet, travel to Challis
The Prairie wrestling team hosted a home dual on Thursday, Feb. 1 and then traveled to Challis for the Mario d’Orazio Memorial Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3. . . .
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Summit wins 2 of 3 at District
The Summit Academy Lady Patriots will play Deary for second place at District after winning 2 of 3 District games. . . .
Update--The Patriots lost to Deary 28-34 to finish third at District.
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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 PeeWee boys played at halftime of both the JV and varsity boys games against Genesee last Saturday, Feb. 3. Click on each photo for a larger view.

Prairie’s seniors accept the league championship trophy prior to the start of their District game against Potlatch. Click on the photo for a larger view.

First time blood donor Ryan Arnzen is shown with his mother Jenny, a long-time donor. Photo provided by Brenda Kaschmitter. See blood drive article above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Another first time donor, Zachary Reuter is shown with his mother, Christine.  Photo provided by Brenda Kaschmitter. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Prairie Pirates open District play next Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the LCSC Activity Center as the #2 seed. Shown front from left are Owen Anderson, Damian Forsmann, Tanner Hibbard, Sa, Mager, Hayden Uhlenkott and Dylan Schumacher. Back from left are Tayler Ott, Spencer Schumacher, Hunter Chaffee, Devin Ross, Nick Mager and Derik Shears. See article above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.
The Summit kindergarten class recently sponsored their annual baby bottle campaign to raise funds to support The Hope Center.  During the four day campaign, Summit students raised $1029.22 for the Center. The kindergarten delivered the funds and toured the center on Monday.  After their tour, they stopped at The Hangout for milkshakes before returning to school.  Pictured at The Hope Center are: Mrs. Kathy Rehder, Back row: Gretel Frei, Audra Spencer, Kolby Nuxoll, Tatyanna Biltz, Nicole Gehring, Nora Johnson.  Front row: Maddie Stubbers, Frank Lovetere. Photo provided by Summit Academy. Click on the photo for a larger view.
At the Hangout from left: Nora Johnson (back to camera), Maddie Stubbers, Nicole Gehring, Frank Lovetere, Kolby Nuxoll, Audra Spender, Gretel Frei, Tatyanna Biltz. Photo provided by Summit Academy. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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