Updated April 22, 2021

Elven named as new Prairie Jr./Sr. High Principal
Matt Elven was chosen out of 4 applicants to be the new Prairie Jr./Sr. High School principal. His hiring was approved by the school board at their April meeting, Monday, April 19. . . .
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Cottonwood Blood Drive is successful
Once again our community came out in droves to support this blood drive. . . .
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Idaho County 4-H Party held
he Annual Idaho County 4-H Party was held on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the Cottonwood Community Hall. . . .
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Princess Party photos
More photos from the Princess Party held Sunday at the PHS cafeteria. . . .
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Secure Rural Schools funding reathorized
Members of Idaho’s congressional delegation and State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth say Idaho counties will receive a total of $19.2 million in payments this year under the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program.  . . .
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Pirates split 2 league games
The Prairie baseball team played a pair of league home games this past week, beating Kamiah 13-1 on Thursday, April 15 and then losing to Genesee 10-20 on Monday, April 19. . . .
The doubleheader scheduled for Potlatch Saturday, April 24 has been moved up to Thursday, April 22 with games at 4:30 and 6 p.m.
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Lady Pirates win 5 of 6 games
The Prairie Lady Pirates won 4 home softball games and split a pair on the road this past week to improve to 7-1 on the season. On Tuesday, April 13 they won a league game over Nezperce 40-0. On Thursday, April 15, they swept Lapwai 32-22 and 20-5. Finally on Friday, April 16, they beat Kamiah/CV 25-2. Finally on Monday, April 19, they traveled to Kendrick and split a doubleheader 13-10 and 10-20.   . . .
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Coppernoll, Wemhoff, girls 4x200 win at Nez Perce Games
Matt Coppernoll set a new personal best to win the discus while Kristin Wemhoff won the 100 meter dash and anchored the girls 4x200 relay team to a win at the Nez Perce Games at Kamiah Friday, April 16. . . .
There is also an article from coach Glenn Poxleitner on the first Junior High track meet. . . .
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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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The 2021 State HOSA results are in.  Both Prairie HOSA members scored in the top ten in each category compared to those statewide which qualified both girls for the National Leadership Conference.  Kyliegh Duclos received 3rd place in Health Career Photography.  In addition, she received 10th place on the Healthcare Issues Exam. Halle Klapprich  received 7th place on the Healthcare Issues Exam. Congratulations to both girls for a great job on our State Conference. Photo by Elizabeth McLeod. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Over 50 girls joined Idaho County Fair Royalty: Dani Sonnen, Olivia Klapprich, and Leann Lightfield for a Princess Tea Party Sunday afternoon.  Donning their own crown and sash, the girls enjoyed refreshments, princess etiquette lessons, games, a coloring contest, and a chance to take pictures with the fair royalty.  Two winners from the coloring contest will have the opportunity to join the royalty on stage at the Idaho County Fair in August.  Dani, Olivia, and Leann would like to thank Prairie Junior-Senior High School for the use of the cafeteria; their advisor, Joyce Gehing-Sonnen and their mothers, Heather, Tara, and Julie for all their help.   Most especially they want to thank all the girls who attended the tea party. Photo by Tara Klapprich. See link at left for more photos. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Reed Chapman completed his senior project by painting over the mural in the cafeteria, with a backdrop for pictures and school spirit!  He did a great job over spring break and we appreciate his efforts! Click on the photo for a larger view.

The week before Spring Break the 8th Grade Tech class took a virtual tour and worked on an activity about cyber crime, sponsored by Schweitzer engineering.  The students had to figure out who the perpetrator was and send in their answers.  The students who got it correct were entered into a drawing.  Ellie Nuxoll won a gaming keyboard.  Other students receiving Schweitzer bags are L to R: Kaden Duclos, Colt Kehler, Carter Shears, Wyatt Latimer, Ellie Nuxoll (keyboard winner), Lexi Schumacher, Tamden Pecarovich, Hannah Schwartz, Kasandra Dinning, Collin Ray, and Jake Quintal. Photo by Jon Rehder. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Ellie Nuxoll with the gaming keyboard she won. See caption of above photo for more info.

Wyatt Crea on the left and Joseph Waters on the right play a cup stacking game at the Idaho County 4-H Party this past Saturday at Cottonwood Community Hall. See story above left. Photo by Susie Heckman. Click on the photo for a larger view.

A vehicle struck a power pole across from the entrance to the hospital knocking out power in parts of Cottonwood for over 2 hours last Friday, April 16. Photo by Donn Clark. Click on the photo for a larger view.


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