Updated April 2, 2020
Reducing stress  during COVID-19
In light of the current ongoing pandemic, there have been many recent life altering changes that have caused an increase in stress for all of us, including the concept of social distancing. . . .
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Governor issues stay at home order
Following the guidance of Idaho’s public health experts, Governor Brad Little issued a statewide stay-home order last Wednesday, March 25, for all Idahoans. . . .
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COVID-19 hotline available
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) has announced a new toll-free number for Idahoans to call with questions about COVID-19 or the Statewide Stay-Home Order. . . .
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The Father's Corner
As we move into week 2 without the public celebration and more news about how COVID-19 is spreading it is easy to get down. . . .
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Safety measures at St. Mary's Hospital & Clinics
“As a result of confirmed communal cases in Idaho County and the school district closures, we are taking increased precautions at St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospitals & Clinics to protect staff and patients in regards to COVID-19,” says Steve Frei, Director of Ancillary Services, SMH/ CVHC. “Changes that patients may notice include: all staff with patient contact wearing simple procedure masks while at work, all elective surgical procedures are being cancelled, imaging and/or physical therapy or other services will be evaluated by each patient’s primary care provider before scheduling and screening of all patients, vendors and visitors upon entry at any of our locations.”. . .
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Idaho Attorney General warns of COVID-19 scams
Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is alerting Idaho residents to COVID-19 scams occurring as a result of the global Coronavirus pandemic. These scams focus on multiple areas of consumer vulnerability in an attempt to capitalize on fears resulting from the pandemic. . . .
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Primary election to be by mail-in ballot
Governor Brad Little and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced this week there will be no change in Idaho’s primary election date of May 19. . . .
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Baseball postpones until at least April 20
Prairie baseball has now been put on hold until at least April 20. . . .
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Softball put on hold until at least April 20
Due to the coronavirus, the IHSAA has cancelled all Spring Sports until at least April 20. . . .
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Prairie Track postponed until at least April 20
Like baseball and softball, track events have been postponed. . . .
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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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Eric Wassmuth practices self-isolation in a grader cab while grading roads in the Winona Highway District last week. Photo submitted. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Ciara Chaffee is shown with her parents, Kevin and Shari, at a signing ceremony at her home Sunday, March 29. In the bottom photo she is signing a letter of intent to attend the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls where she will compete on the cross country and track teams. The numbers draped across the front of the table are her bib numbers for various meets including district and state meets. Photos submitted by Shari Chaffee. Click on each photo for a larger view.
Below are several vintage photos in response to our request last week. We felt we needed something beside coronavirus news in the Chronicle and readers seem to enjoy looking at old photos. We have received several more that we will be sharing in the next few weeks and you are more than welcome to submit more.

Peter Arnoti submitted some photos taken at the 1-room school in Keuterville in 1959. Above is Mrs. G. Sprute, the teacher.

Grades 6-7-8 at the Keuterville School in 1959. People Peter Arnoti recognize, not in any order, are Marlene Rad, Arnoti, Dick Uhlenkott, Ilse Arnoti, Sherrie Uhlenkott, Vince Poxleitner, Delmer Goeckner, Janice Goeckner, Kathy Schacher and the Forsmann Twins.

8th graders in Keuterville in 1959 are Janice Goeckner, Kathy Schacher, Pete Arnoti and Dick Uhlenkott.

The Keuterville Elementary Basketball team in 1959. Back from left are Vince Poxleitner, Jr., #6-??; #5-Mark Uptmor, #9-Bud Poxleitner, #8-a Hatke; #4-Ken Goeckner and coach Vince Poxleitner. Front from left are Dick Uhlenkott, #7-Pete Arnoti, #44-another Hatke; #3-?? and white shirt-??. Click on each photo for a larger view.

Here is a photo taken at the August Kopczynski farm east of Cottonwood in 1908.  It was in a photo album Stan Kopczynski put together in the 1930s. The note below the photo:  “the first gasoline powered threshing machine on the Camas Prairie, 1908.” August Kopczynski is the man on the right smoking a pipe. Photo contributed by Don Kopczynski.

The caption below this one from Stan Kopczynski photo album: August Kopczynski farm east of Cottonwood, “horse powered threshing, 1894.”  Photo contributed by Don Kopczynski. Click on each photo for a larger view.

Don Kopczynski shared this photo of the south side of Main Street from many years ago. Most of these buildings are still there although they look much different now with the awnings added in the early 1980’s. The current Arnzen Drug building is at right.  The Farmers Store has the awning with Hoene’s to its left, and the white building at far left is the Royale Room building. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Simon Bros. Meats and the Mode Theatre in the 1940’s. The Bent Hinge is now where the meat market was and Blue Camas Salon is in the old theatre building. Photo courtesy of Don Kopczynski. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Wm. Berklund Forest Products Company which was located between Lewiston Street and the railroad tracks in the northern part of town. We believe the two houses upper left face each other across Butler Street where it intersects Lewiston Street. Photo courtesy of Don Kopczynski. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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