Updated January 2, 2020
2019, the year in review
This is our annual review of the previous year in Chronicle headlines. This week we have Jan. 3 through Sept. 26.  . . .
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Crabtree to hold tele-news conference
Senator Carl Crabtree will hold a tele-news conference on Friday, January 3 at 10:00am PST. . . .
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Peewee Basketball signups set
The Prairie coaches, Shawn Wolter and Lori Mader, along with their staff and many high school players, are offering the Prairie Peewee basketball program again this year. . . .
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Game times changed
The start time for the Prairie boys game against St. Maries on Saturday, Jan. 4, at Cottonwood has been moved up. . . .
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Good turnout for alumni games
There were 14 women and 17 men who showed up to play in the Prairie Alumni & Friends games Monday, Dec. 23 at the PHS gym. . . .
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Photos from women's alumni game
On this page are photos from the women's alumni game held Monday, Dec. 23 at the PHS gym. . . .
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St. John Bosco schedules
With no games this past week all we have on this page are the schedules.. . .
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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. You can also find Jake Wren's Redneck Review on this page. . . .
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Our monthly drawing for students who represent Respect, Responsible and Ready.  As part of our PBIS program (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support)  each month student names  are drawn at our assembly.  Students are acknowledged for showing these characteristics and given an R(3) card. From left are: Christopher Schumacher, Derek Goeckner, Troy Uhlenkott, Michael Forsmann, Gunner Stancell, Madison Ross. Photo by Rene’ Forsmann. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Smokey the Bear joined our December assembly at Prairie Elementary School.  He was part of the presentation by the Forest Service naming coloring contest winners.  Left to right.  Ryder Uhlenkott,  Maggie Nuxoll, Lillian Rehder, Josiphine Mader, Alli Rambo, Reagan Brannan. Photo by Rene’ Forsmann. Click on the photo for a larger view.

We had some fun at Prairie Elementary on the last day of school before Christmas break.  Our student council group picked students who were dressed up (two from each grade). Left to right - front row: Zeke Henry, Brylie Forsmann, Chad Hammer, Grace Rehder, Tristan VanHouten, Ava Klapprich. Left to right - back row: Winnie Secrest, Aubree Riener, Mikayla Rowland, Avery Riener, Bailey Key, Ashton Martin, Presley Johnson. Pictured separately below is Tristan Ortiz. Photos by Rene’ Forsmann. Click on the above photo for a larger view.

Food Bank/Angel Tree Support--We would like to thank everyone who donated gifts, food, money or time to the 2019 Angel Tree/Food Bank. The Committees would not be able to help out as many families as they do without the amazing community we have. We would like to send a huge thank you to the Food Bank and Angel Tree volunteers that put in many hours of work. Happy Holidays to all from The Angel Tree and Food Bank Coordinators Click on the  photo for a larger view.

Fred's Body Shop has been sold effective January 2, 2020. Michele and Corey Cochran, left with kids, bought the business from Rod & June Behler who owned it for the past 34 years. The business was started by Rod's fahter Fred 60 years ago. Michele worked in the body shop for several years and also has experience as an insurance claims adjuster. She will be the one running the business with Shawn Mager and Clancy Slichter also staying on as employees. Corey will continue his logging business with his father-in-law Jesse Geis. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Zeke Henry and Brylie Forsmann, both Kindergartners at Prairie Elementary School, received a reading award for their amazing number of books read through the month of December. Photo by Rene’ Forsmann. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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