Updated December 24, 2020

School Board meets
A draft plan to allow more attendees at high school athletic events was reviewed at the December meeting of the school board Monday, Dec. 21. . . .
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Coloring Contest winners
Kason Forsmann, 0-5 year olds, Madeline Stubbers, 6-8 year olds, and Halee Rowland, 9-12 year olds, are this year’s grand prize winners in the Cottonwood Chronicle Christmas Coloring Contest. . . .
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Letters to Santa Claus
Kindergarten and 1st grade students at Prairie Elementary School share their letters to Santa Claus. . . .
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Johnson named Player of the Year
The Prairie football team’s Dean Johnson has been named as the 1ADI Player of the year for the state of Idaho. . . .
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Pirates win twice
The Prairie boys basketball team picked up a pair of wins in the past week. On Tuesday, Dec. 15, they traveled to Orofino where they won 60-46. On Thursday, Dec. 17, they picked up a league win at Kooskia where they defeated Clearwater Valley 64-31.  . . .
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Lady Pirates win 3 league games
The Prairie Lady Pirates finished off the 2020 portion of their schedule this season with 3 league wins.
On Tuesday, Dec. 15 they beat Clearwater Valley 79-26 at Cottonwood. On Thursday, Dec. 17, they beat Kamiah 49-15, also at Cottonwood. Finally on Friday, Dec. 18, they traveled to Potlatch where they won 55-22.  . . .
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Patriots drop to 0-4
The St. John Bosco Patriots dropped a pair of games last week to fall to 0-4 on the season. . . .
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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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Winners of this year's Christmas Coloring Contest in the Cottonwood Chronicle are shown. From left are Kason Forsmann, 0-5 year olds; Madeline Stubbers, 6-8 year olds, and Halee Rowland, 9-12 year olds. See article at left for all the individual business winners.  Click on the photo for a larger view.

Prairie Elementary School held their Christmas Concert Friday, Dec. 18. Only the class performing and their teachers were allowed in the gym for each performance with parents and other family members able to see it on Facebook Live. From top down are the Kindergartners, 1st graders, 2nd graders, 3rd graders, 4th graders, 5th graders and 6th graders. Photos were supplied either by their teachers or screencapped off of the videos.  Click on each photo for a larger view.

Senior projects are wonderful. It is a joy to see the accomplishments the students make in their communities. Every spring the Idaho County YWCA has their annual auction to benefit victims of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault. Kristi Beckstead (YWCA) and Colleen Sonnen (mentor) were very excited when Prairie High School Seniors, Leann Lightfield and Pixie Jones wanted to run a silent auction along with the live auction. Plans were made in September, excitement was in the air and shopping began. THEN the Covid Virus came into our lives. Things were shut down and the YWCA auction was postponed. We were all disappointed. But, not to be outdone by the virus, the girls came up with the idea of moving their silent auction to a raffle. All summer long raffle tickets were placed in local communities and what a positive reaction they received. Many tickets were sold and in September the winners were drawn. Covid has taught all of us that we can adapt and survive the small bumps in the road. With such a successful raffle the girls were able to raise $1200 for the Idaho County YWCA and Kristi. We are very proud of the girls for quickly changing their plans, working on delivering and picking the tickets up and not giving up on their project. Prairie High School has an amazing student body and Leann and Pixie are two of their brightest stars. Congratulations on a project well done.Click on the photo for a larger view.


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