Updated February 27, 2020
Soil health workshop held
On February 11, 2020, the Lewis Soil Conservation District hosted its 7th Annual Soil Health Workshop in conjunction with Idaho Soil & Water Conservation District, Clearwater Soil & Water Conservation District, and support from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts, Idaho Soil & Water Conservation Commission, and local sponsors.  . . .
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52-Pickup winners
Knights of Columbus Council 1389 conducted the 52 Pickup drawings (2019-20 Orange Tickets) for January and February 2020.  Congratulations to the winners: . . .
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Veterans Advocate to be at Grangeville
The IDAHO DIVISION OF VETERAN SERVICES – Office of Veterans Advocacy will have a Veteran Service Officer in Grangeville on Wednesday, March 4 at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach Center, 318 East Main St., Grangeville. . . .
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Two shoot perfect 25's
There were 45 shooters in clear & windy conditions for week 7 of the 10-Week Shoot at the Cottonwood Gun Club. . . .
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Schumacher qualifies for state
Holli Schumacher, a freshman at Prairie, took 4th in the 106 lb. weight class at the District wrestling meet at Potlatch this past Saturday, Feb. 22. . . .
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Remacle wins individual all-around
Marji Remacle competed in the Great West Gym Fest, which was held at the Coeur d'Alene Resort on Sunday, Feb. 23.  . . .
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Pirates lose 2 of 3 at District
The Prairie Pirates had their season come to an end Monday, Feb. 24 at the hands of Kamiah at the District Tournament at the LCSC Activity Center. On Tuesday, Feb. 18 they held off Genesee for a 52-45 win. On Wednesday, Feb. 19 they lost to Lapwai 35-58 in a game that clinched a trip to State for the Wildcats. On Monday, Feb. 24 they lost to Kamiah 59-65 to end their season. . . .
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Lady Pirates take 2nd at State
The Prairie Lady Pirates took second at State for the fifth time in the past 6 years with 4 of those championship game losses coming to Lapwai.
Prairie opened the tournament against District 4 champion Raft River and pulled out a 45-35 win on Thursday, Feb. 20 at Columbia High School in Nampa. On Friday, Feb. 21, also at Columbia High School, they rallied from as many as 7 points down to beat District 5-6 champion Grace 47-42. Finally on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Idaho Center, they lost to Lapwai 40-46 to place 2nd at State. . . .
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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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The Prairie Lady Pirates are shown with the 2nd place trophy they earned at the 1A-D1 State Basketball Tournament. From left are head coach Lori Mader, Hope Schwartz, Kristin Wemhoff, Tara Schlader, Delanie Lockett, India Peery, Ciara Chaffee, Sydnee Brugeman, Ellea Uhlenkott, Madison Shears, Molly Johnson and assistant coaches Steve Wilson and David Shears. See below left for game writeups. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Cottonwood School District  Spelling Bee was held Wednesday February 19 at Prairie Elementary.  Twelve contestants from grades 3-8 participated for a chance to be named the winner. Matthew Jones spelled Tabasco to win the final round.  Jack Crull took second place.

Shown are the Prairie Spelling Bee competitors. Back row from left are Kasandra Dinning, Ben Secrest, Ember Martin, Lee Forsmann and Jack  Crull. Front from left are Nadia Cash, Waylon Uhlenkott, Kade Quintal, Matthew Jones,  Derek Goeckner, Tate Uhlenkott, Blake Uhlenkott. Spelling Bee photos by Rene’ Forsmann. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Every year at the state tournament prior to each team’s first game, one person for each team is designated to receive the Sportsmanship T-shirt. This year Prairie coach Lori Mader nominated Chronicle editor Greg Wherry for the award.
The Prairie Cheerleaders helped support the Lady Pirates at State. They are shown during the Raft River game. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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