Updated January 21, 2021

School Board meets
The school board held their annual meeting Monday, January 18 and re-elected Aaron Hinkelman as board chairman. . . .
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VFW announces Education Contest winners
The VFW Post 4902 would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen contests. . . .
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Booster Club offers scholarships
The Prairie Booster Club will sponsor three $250 scholarships to provide graduates of Prairie High School recognition and financial support in pursuit of a post-secondary academic or vocational education. . . .
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Stimulus payment for some arriving as prepaid debit card
A number of Idahoans have contacted the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division this week after receiving a debit card in the mail.  While receiving an unsolicited, prepaid debit card may be a warning sign of a scam, the debit cards currently in question appear to be legitimate. . . .
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Two perfect 25s this week
There were 2 perfect 25’s shot in cold and windy conditions during week 2 of the 10-Week Shoot.  . . .
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Syringa COVID vaccine rollout
COVID vaccine FAQ, rollout schedule, and direct line available on Syringa Hospital & Clinic website  . . .
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Craigmont Legion fundraiser
Due to Covid-19, Craigmont American Legion Post 38  was not able to hold their November Fest fundraising event. . . .
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Pirates win two league games
The Prairie Pirates won a pair of league games last week as they held off Kamiah 63-58 on Thursday, Jan. 14 at Cottonwood and then won at Moscow over Logos 62-46 Saturday, Jan. 16. . . .
Lady Pirates win twice
The Prairie Lady Pirates won a pair of league games last week as they won at Kamiah Tuesday, Jan. 12 by a score of 57-23 and then won a home game Friday, Jan. 15 over Logos 47-9. . . .
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Patriots drop two league games
St. John Bosco’s losing string continued this past week as they lost a pair of league games. On Tuesday, Jan. 12 they lost at Highland by a score of 43-58. On Thursday, Jan. 14 they hosted Deary and lost 37-77. . . .
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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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Four of the six winners in the VFW Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen competitions for Post 4902 were St. John Bosco Academy students. From left are Erin Wassmuth, 3rd and Jade Prigge, 2nd in the Voice of Democracy contest, Noelle Chmelik, 1st , and Rachel Sonnen 2nd in the Patriot’s Pen competition and Dale McElroy chairman for the competitions for VFW Post 4902. Photo provided by St. John Bosco Academy. Click on the photo for a larger view. See story at left.

Leann Lightfield, a Prairie High School student, was this year’s Voice of Democracy overall winner for VFW Post 4902. She is shown with education competitions chairman Dale McElroy and Post Commander David Frei of the VFW. Photo provided by Jon Rehder. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Olivia Uhlenkott, a Prairie Elementary School student, was the third place Patriot’s Pen winner for VFW Post 4902 this year. She is flanked by Dale McElroy, left, and David Frei, right. Photo provided by Rene’ Forsmann.Click on the photo for a larger view.

The young man is Cory Juber, top photo, and the older is his dad Greg Juber, lower photo.  With the uncertainty of Covid 19 rules the Prairie Quilters were not able to give these quilts at their usual venues, Veterans Day at Prairie High School or the annual VFW dinner.  This was the first opportunity to give them since Cory works.  Judy Forsman, Lynn Sonnen and Milton Baerlocher presented the Quilts of Valor Monday afternoon January 5, 2021. Click on each photo for a larger view.

Mattie Lustig is  shown with her KLEW Academic All-Star plaque.  She was interviewed by Keith Havens from KLEW on her academic achievements.  Photo by Jon Rehder. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Shae Dinning, a junior in Emily Cash’s English class at Prairie High School, submitted an essay on the theme of “The Bill of Rights and Me” to a contest sponsored by the Fleet Reserve Association. She won at the local level, which came with a cash prize, and her essay is being forwarded on to the regional level to compete. Photo submitted by Emily Cash. 
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