Updated April 23, 2020
School Board meets
The School Board held their regular April meeting Monday, April 20. . . .
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Patient and staff safety are top concern
“The geography of our communities and the cooperation of community members with social distancing measures has given us adequate time to gather protective equipment for our staff, increase testing capabilities and develop protocols to minimize risks for all patients during this pandemic,” says Dr. Margaret Pluskal, provider at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics. “We really appreciate the support.” . . .
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Stay home order extended to April 30
Governor Brad Little announced last week that he is extending the statewide stay-home order to April 30, with exceptions for operations of formerly “non-essential” businesses, facilities, and services and new restrictions related to nonresident travel into the state. . . .
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Sr. Mary's Children and Idaho Gives Week
There is a word in South Africa - Ubuntu - It is difficult to translate the full meaning as it is a true ideal rather than a singular definition, but especially right now, there is no better expression of togetherness. President Obama gave a moving description of the ideology of Ubuntu at President Mandela’s 2013 memorial, and it is one of the best explanations we have heard. It reads: . . .
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Coronavirus aid for agricultural producers
Idaho farmers, ranchers and agricultural workers are among those continuing to work hard every day to put food on our tables--despite the personal health threat of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, and enormous strain on the agricultural sector. . . .
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Spring sports cancelled
The Idaho High School Activities Association decided last week to cancel all Spring Sports and their state tournaments for this year. . . .
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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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A poster outlining Gov. Brad Little's amended stay home order. See story at left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

A flyer outling the annual Cottonwood Community Cleanup which started April 20 and runs through June 15. Click on the photo for a larger view.

It’s  hard to see in the photo but once Spring sports got called off by the IHSAA, Prairie softball coach Jeff Martin decided to give the senior softball players some recognition. On the softball diamond he chalked in “Thank You Seniors 2020” near home plate. Where the pitcher’s circle would be is “Sydnee” Bruegeman with from left to right around the infield: “Bethani” Fowler, “Ashton”  Landers, “India” Peery and “Sierra” Chapman. Click on the photo for a larger view.

One of the masks made by Della Gehring’s sewing class. They are provided to local hospitals. Each class member had a goal of making 10 but several went well above that. Photo provided by Jon Rehder. Click on the photo for a larger view.

A couple of photos of a 3D printed mask made by Jeff Martin on a 3D printer at PHS. It takes several hours to make each one. The removable grill is made so a new filter can be attached then popped back into the reusable mask. Photos provided by Jon Rehder. Click on each photo for a larger view.

Each of the 3D printers at Prairie Jr./Sr. High building masks. The red printer is printing a white one while the black printer is using black material to print a black mask. Click on each photo for a larger view.

A pair of well prepared Bigfoots (Bigfeet?)were seen social distancing north of Nezperce earlier this week. They are believed to still be in the area... Do you believe? Find them and post a pic on Facebook to help prove their existence! Photo submitted by Michelle Koepl. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Some more vintage photos shared by Don Kopczynski.

The old Cottonwood School, which was located where the current St. Mary’s Hospital campus is now. Photo courtesy of Don Kopczynski. Click on the photo for a larger view.

A view of Cottonwood from the railroad trestle that crosses Front St. You can see the old Cottonwood School in the foreground and we believe the large white building at left is the Our Lady of Consolation Hospital which was located where the Wimer Apartments are now. Photo courtesy of Don Kopczynski. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Main Street of Cottonwood looking east. The livery stable is where Fred’s Body Shop is now. You can see the Arnzen Drug building and across from it the Simon Building. Photo courtesy of Don Kopczynski. None of the above 3 photos were dated. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The T.F. Wren farm in 1932. Photo courtesy of Don Kopczynski. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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