Updated February 4, 2021

45 earn straight A's at Prairie
45 students at Prairie High School earned perfect 4.0 grade points averages during the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year. . . .
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Wilkins is new museum manager
Carla (Nuxoll) Wilkins became the new manager of the Historical Museum, Welcome Center, and Gift Shop last November. . . .
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February events for Tri-Parish Youth
This is the month where we recognize the loved ones in our lives. . . .
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Prairie to host District opener
The 1A-D1 District 2 Girls Basketball Tournament will look a little different this year due to Covid-19.  . . .
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Little Free Library comes to Cottonwood
Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. . . .
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McRoberts named to post with Umatilla National Forest
Umatilla National Forest Supervisor Eric Watrud is pleased to announce that Heidi McRoberts has been selected as the new Umatilla National Forest Deputy Forest Supervisor, effective March 14. McRoberts currently serves as a Fish Biologist on the Nez-Perce Clearwater National Forest. . . .
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No perfect scores this week
There were no perfect 25’s shot during week 4 of the 10-Week Shoot at Cottonwood Gun Club.  . . .
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Pirates win 3 league games
The Prairie Pirates won 3 league games this past week, all at Cottonwood. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, they beat Troy 72-22. On Thursday, Jan. 28, they beat C.V. 58-23. Finally, on Friday, Jan. 29 they beat Potlatch 57-24. . . .
Lady Pirates win 3 games
The Prairie Lady Pirates won 3 games last week. On Tuesday, Jan. 26 they traveled to Kooskia and won 57-27. On Thursday, Jan. 28, they traveled to Kendrick and won 54-34. Finally on Friday, Jan. 29, they beat Potlatch 63-17 at Cottonwood. The Potlatch game was also Senior Night with Madison Shears, Ellea Uhlenkott and Hope Schwartz honored prior to the game. . . .
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Patriots cancel games
The St. John Bosco Patriots postponed or cancelled games this past weke due to Covid-19 protocols.
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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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Students who had names drawn as PBIS winners for the month of January. Students earn tickets during the month for being Respectful, Responsible, Ready. From left are Wyatt Schumacher, Derek Goeckner, Dominic Rehder, Lillianne Lustig, Capri Hagen, Payton Stamper. Photo by Rene’ Forsmann. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Top 10 Accelerated Reader Point Winners for Second Quarter at Prairie Elementary are shown. Back Row Left to Right:  Trajen Elven 130 pts. , Matthew Jones 235 pts., Nadia Cash 236 pts., Lillianne Rehder 350 pts., Henry Lustig 384 pts. Front Row Left to Right:  Gabe DeCaria 110 pts., Koyle Jones 116 pts., Kade Quintal 210 pts., Erica Schlader 190 pts.,  Tate Uhlenkott 223 pts. Photo by Rene’ Forsmann. Click on the photo for a larger view.

This group of Prairie Elementary School First Grade Readers is recognized for reading at least 100 books. Left to Right: Zeke Henry, Everett Schacher, Logan Latimer, Lillia Kaschmitter, Harper Riener, Ashlyn Hasenoehrl and Amelia Rehder. Photo by Rene’ Forsmann. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Trenton Warden and Blaine Anderson are January Attendance Winners at Prairie Elementary School. Every week students attend school, they get their name put in a drawing for lunch at a restaurant of their choice. Two names are drawn at each monthly assembly. Photo by Rene’ Forsmann. Click on the photo for a larger view.

With the new attendance protocols in place, the Prairie Jr./Sr. High Band was able to play at a couple of home games last week. They are shown at the boys game against Troy and also played at the boys home game against C.V. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Leo Rehder is shown with his reading buddy who he named “Tillman”.  Kindergarten and First Grade students adopt reading buddies and name them. The bears are provided by Idaho Forest Group. Photo by Rene’ Forsmann. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Christ the King Daycare located on the St. John Bosco Academy campus is now open in an expanded space.   The new space is located in SJB's new addition, and has twice the area of the former daycare.  A dedicated area for infants is included in the new space, as well as plenty of play area for older children, and space for meals and snacks.  Christ the King Daycare is a licensed child care center and an authorized Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP) provider.  Openings are available for all ages.  Please call Denise Mager with questions or to schedule a visit: 208-962-3363 or 208-507-1194.  The picture above shows the space as the finishing touches were awaiting installation. Photo provided by St. John Bosco Academy. Click on the photo for a larger view.

St. John Bosco Academy will expand into a new wing early this month.  The addition includes classrooms for Preschool through 1st grade, a new daycare space, and a new chapel.  For the last few years, several classes have met in undersized, temporary spaces.  The addition will allow these teachers and students to move into a full-size traditional classroom setting.  SJB students attend Mass at St. Mary's Parish each Thursday morning, and also attend Mass each Tuesday at the on-campus chapel.  Four local priests rotate throughout the month to celebrate the Masses. The new chapel's dedication Mass with Bishop Peter Christensen is scheduled for March 2nd at 10 am.  The Mass is open to guests, with a reception and tours of the new wing to follow.  Pictured is the new chapel with pews awaiting permanent installation. Photo provided by St. John Bosco Academy. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Three Prairie girls team seniors were honored last Friday night at Senior Night. Hope Schwartz, Ellea Uhlenkott and Madison Shears are shown with their families after the presentations. Click on the photo for a larger view.


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