Updated February 22, 2018
$325,000 override levy sought
With the state legislature’s Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee sending an increased education budget to the state’s house and senate, Superintendent Rene’ Forsmann said they would be able to balance their budget for 2018-19 with a smaller override levy than the past several years. . . .
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Ski Skoop
Cottonwood Butte Ski Area got 9 inches of new snow on Thursday and was open for Presidents weekend. . . .
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4th Annual Auction set for April 29
The fourth annual live auction to benefit domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Idaho County is set for Sunday, April 29 at the Cottonwood Community Hall. . . .
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Sheriff's Dept. Cadet Program
Fifteen area high school students are participating in the 2017-18 Idaho County Sheriff's Office Cadet Program. . . .
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Lincoln Day, a Republican perspective
On March 9, Lewis and Idaho County Republicans will host statewide, congressional and local candidates as part of the Lewis & Idaho County Republican Party “Lincoln Day Dinner.” . . .
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The Hope Center can help
Babies are a gift from God. There are countless testimonies of how blessed an individual feels after their baby is born and later in life, they don’t know what life would even be like without their child. . . .
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Private Pesticide Applicator Training and Testing in Lewis County; WANTED!!! Farm Families Serious About Moving to the Next Generation!!
University of Idaho Extension presents “Prairie Private Applicator Training and Testing” in Nezperce on February 28th and March 1st. . . .
University of Idaho Extension presents “Keeping the Legacy Alive: Working Together for a Better Future” beginning March 20th in Lewiston.  . . .
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Pirates, Patriots named to all-WPL teams
Lori Mader was named coach of the year for the White Pine League Girls Division 1 again this year. . . .
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Prairie students to perform at Jazz Festival
The Prairie Jr. Sr. High Band, Prairie Youth Choir and Anna Everson will be performing at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival later this week. . . .
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Week 6 of the 10-week shoot
There were 31 shooters in cold and windy conditions for week 6 of the 10-week shoot at Cottonwood Gun Club. . . .
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Bowling Tournament results
The Central Idaho Bowling Association recently held their Men's Association Tournament at Prairie Imperial Bowl in Craigmont  and their Women's Association Tournament at Camas Lanes in Grangeville. . . .
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Pirates advance to District Championship
The Prairie Pirates led for only a little more than 4 minutes but that was enough to beat Potlatch 42-38 in their District Tournament opener Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston. . . .
Update 2-23-18--Prairie beat Potlatch 58-44 Thursday at District and will play Wallace at Post Falls High School  Saturday, Feb. 24 at 1:00 p.m.
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Lady Pirates take second at State, again
For the fifth straight year the Prairie Lady Pirates reached the state championship game and for the fourth straight year they had to settle for second place. . . .
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3 wrestlers advance to State
Three of the five Prairie wrestlers competing at the District Tournament Saturday, Feb. 17 at Kamiah, will advance to the state tournament. . . .
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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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Several of the Lady Pirates managed to smile as they showed the State Tournament 2nd place trophy to their fans following the presentation. Prairie was edged by Oakley, 31-33 in the championship game. Shown from left are Kristyna Krogh, Kendra Duclos, Theresa Wemhoff, Sarah Ross, Alexis Hiler, Sydney Bruner, Leah Higgins, India Peery, Ciara Chaffee, Jordyn Higgins, Kodie Tidwell, Josie Peery and Angela Wemhoff. See article below left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Danny Seubert took advantage of the new snow this weekend at Cottonwood Butte. Photo by April Lustig. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Idaho County Sheriff Cadets. Back from left are Riley Doering, KHS; Carlos Pineda, KHS, Ben Dunning, KHS, Hunter Chaffee, PHS; Sheriff Doug Giddings; Jake Stubbers, PHS; Dawson Gorges, CVHS and Joey Carter, CVHS. Front standing row from left, Deputy Lynzie Sendra, Maria Hauger, GHS; Kyra Arnzen, GHS; Kelsey Pilant, GHS; Luke Schwartz, PHS; Sean Nelson, CVHS; Arden Reuben, CVHS and Steven Jensen, CVHS. Kneeling from left are Deupty Chief Jailer Cliff Jones and Undersheriff Jim Gorges. Not pictured is Caitlin Musick, GHS. Photo provided by Idaho County Sheriff’s Dept. See story above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

PictLarry Seubert receives the Sportsmanship T-shirt from the tournament director prior to the girls first game. The award is voted on by the team. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Prairie students yell encouragement to the Lady Pirates at the championship game. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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