Updated January 9, 2020
2019, the year in review concluded
This is our annual review of the previous year in Chronicle headlines. This week we have October through December. . . .
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January events for Tri-Parish Youth
The New Year always sparks resolutions and intentions of change. . . .
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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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First baby of 2020 at St. Mary's Hospital arrives on New Year's Day
It didn’t take long for the first baby of 2020 to arrive at St. Mary’s Hospital as Oliver Joseph Pease-LeBlanc was born at 4:49 a.m. on New Year’s Day to Kenneth Charles LeBlanc, Jr. and Kerise Michelle Pease of Stites. . . .
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Ski Skoop
The lodge is ready, stocked and the snow is falling! . . .
Late report-Cottonwood Butte to open Saturday, Jan. 11!
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People's March set for Jan. 18
“What are you doing for others?” is a question that Martin Luther King Jr. asked in 1957 which is still relevant today. . . .
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52-Pickup winners
Knights of Columbus Council 1389 conducted the 52 Pickup drawings (2019-20 Orange Tickets) for November and December 2019. . . .
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Pirates defeat St. Maries
The Prairie Pirates started the new year with a win as they held off a 3-point barrage by St. Maries to win 77-70 at Cottonwood Saturday, Jan. 4. . . .
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Lady Pirates game was cancelled
Prairie was to play the Lewiston JV Monday, Jan. 6 but the game was cancelled due to snow. It has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Jan. 22 with Prairie's JV to play the Lewiston C at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity vs. the Lewiston JV. . . .
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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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Some photo highlights from 2019

A couple of buildings were and still are being remodeled in Cottonwood in 2019. In the top photo new grout was added to the old Royale Room building as it is being remodeled. The lower photo shows the old school district offices from last April, which are being remodeled into the “Sisters Apartments.” Currently all the windows have been installed and the access ramp is now taking shape.Click on each photo for a larger view.

We had a lot of flooding over night and early morning of Tuesday, April 9. The top photo, by Rick Johnson, shows a big chunk of Graves Creek Road that was taken out by an overflowing Graves Creek.The middle photo by Cottonwood Police Chief Terry Cochran shows the city crew and fire department placing sandbags at about 3 a.m.  The bottom  shows water still on the street and sandbagging at Fred’s Body Shop at about 8:30 a.m. Click on each photo for a larger view.

Above are the Prairie Pirates with the State Championship banner and trophy after beating Potlatch Saturday, March 2 at Nampa. Kneeling from left are Sam Mager, Devin Ross, Kyle Schwartz and Brody Hasselstrom. Standing from left are Dean Johnson, Owen Anderson, Damian Forsmann, Cole Schlader, Spencer Schumacher, Dylan Schumacher, Hayden Uhlenkott, Zach Rambo, Tayler Ott and Derik Shears. Coaches were head coach Kevin Chaffee and assistant coach Todd Nygaard. The basketball team took the long way to the title as they finished second in league but third in district and had to play 4 games in 7 days in 4 different cities just to get to State.

The Prairie football team with the state championship trophy and banner after beating Lost Rivers 26-6 on Friday, Nov. 22 at the Kibbie Dome. Football team members, not in the order shown, were Tayden Hibbard, Lane Schumacher, Dalton Ross, Derik Shears, Zach Rambo, John Gehring, Cole Schlader, Damian Forsmann and Dean Johnson. Second row from left:  Quirt Goeckner, Jesse Cronan, Cole Martin, Hayden Uhlenkott, Owen Anderson, Colton McElroy. Brody Hasselstrom, Shane Hanson and Sam Mager. Brandon Kindrick, Matt Coppernoll, Wes Tucker-Hall, Hunter Leal, Keenan Shears, Ryan Wemhoff, Reid Uptmor and Carson Forsman. Coaches were head coach Ryan Hasselstrom and assistant coaches Matt Elven and  Teel Bruner. Unlike the basketball team which took the hard way to state , the football team won big over every opponent with the state championship game being their only game closer than 28 points. The Pirates trailed only once all season, when Genesee scored first before losing 88-6. Click on each photo for a larger view.

Another noteworthy event in 2019 was the Cottonwood Gun Club winning the annual 10-Week Shoot. This photo is from the April 11 edition of  the Chronicle. Click on the  photo for a larger view.

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