Updated August 30, 2018
Utility rate increases approved
The Cottonwood City Council approved the budget for Fiscal Year 2019 at their budget hearing Monday, August 27. . . .
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September activities for Tri-Parish Youth
The school bells are ringing, the weather is showing signs of change, kids are waking up early to head to the bus and the feel of football is in the air. . . .
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Carcass Show and Judging Contest held at Sonnen Meats
The Idaho County Carcass Show and Judging Contest was held on Wednesday, August 22nd at Sonnen Meats in Greencreek. . . .
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50 year class reunions set for Sept. 8-9
The 1968 Classes of Prairie High School and St. Gertrude’s Academy will be having their 50 year class reunion at the Cottonwood Community Hall on Saturday, Sept. 8 starting at about 3 p.m. . . .
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Youth Soccer signups
It's Cottonwood Youth Sports Fall Soccer time!  . . .
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Parent group adds inspirational decor
The PEPA club (Prairie Elementary Parent Association) has taken on a project to help brighten up the school and help the kids have a more positive attitude. . . .
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Kurruk honored for 40 years at Syringa
Suzanne (Sue) Kurruk, RN was hired by Syringa General Hospital in 1978. Currently a Data Analyst for the Quality department, Kurruk has served as staff RN, Director of Nursing and Director of Quality. . . .
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September schedule for LCSC Small Business Development Center
Six workshops, including three in Lewiston and one each in Grangeville, Moscow and Riggins, highlight the September offerings by the North Central Idaho Small Business Development Center at Lewis-Clark State College. . . .
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Fair Parade winners named
The St. Mary’s Hospital & Clinics parade entry received first place in the commercial division in the Idaho County Fair Parade. Second place went to Cottonwood Credit Union with Doreen’s Marin St. Saloon coming in third. . . .
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Uhlenkott named to Dean's List
At the close of spring term, 469 EOU students qualified for the dean's list. These students maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher while completing at least 12 hours of graded EOU coursework during the term. . . .
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23 out for football
There are 23 players turned out for football at Prairie this year as the team looks to defend the state championship won last season. . . .
We've also added the JV football schedule. . . .
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23 out for PHS volleyball
The Prairie Lady Pirates have 23 players turned out for volleyball this season. . . .
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17 out for cross country
Prairie has 17 out for Cross Country this year, 9 girls and 8 boys. . . .
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7 out for Summit Volleyball, Patriots lose first two matches
The Summit Academy Lady Patriots were able to field a volleyball team this year with 7 players turned out. . . .
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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 new bleachers at the Football Field/Track are nearing completion. The plan is to get them finished in time for Prairie’s first home football game which will be against Troy on Friday, Sept. 7. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The photo above is early on in assembling the new bleachers, when the footings going in. Caleb McWilliams, right, Spencer Schumacher and Carson Schmidt have taken on the project as their senior projects. Photo courtesy of Prairie Track & Field Facebook page. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Work has been done this summer to build a new parking lot on the west side of St. Mary’s Church. This photo was taken last week and a layer of gravel has since been added to get it ready for asphalt. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Sunflowers that are being grown by Darrell, Mary and Brent Uhlorn of Uhlorn Family Farms. This is not a crop that is normally grown in this area. The picture was taken on property by Frei Hill on Hwy 95. These sunflowers will be harvested for bird seed and sent to a market in the Tri-Cities area.   Photo by Julie Fowler, Idaho County FSA Director. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Left in front: Olivia Klapprich, Right in front:  Sydney Rylaarsdam Schoo and back:  Norm Sonnen.  Not pictured is Riley Enneking. Photo provided by Jim Church. See story above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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