Updated May 27, 2021

Local man missing after boating accident
On May 22 at approximately 11:35 a.m., the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a boating accident that occurred near Demons Drop Rapids, upstream of Pine Bar Recreation Area, on the Salmon River near Cottonwood. . . .
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Prairie and St. John Bosco graduations are this weekend
Prairie High School will 34 students graduating on Friday while St. John Bosco Academy with have 3 graduating on Saturday. . . .
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Memorial Day services set
The local VFW and American Legion will be holding Memorial Day services Monday, May 31.   . . .
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Cottonwood seeks City Council member
The Cottonwood City Council is seeking someone to fill the vacant seat on the Council. . . .
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Mark Geis benefit set for August 7
Mark Geis has been diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer and it is rapidly growing. Unfortunately his insurance is not covering any of the procedures or medicine/chemo and the hospital visits. . . .
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Hill named Deputy Warden at NICI
North Idaho Correctional Institution is pleased to announce that Teresa Hill is the new Deputy Warden. . . .
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VBS set to start June 7 at Emmanuel Baptist
Are you ready for Vacation Bible School? . . .
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Royalty sign-up deadline is July 1
The Idaho County Fair is taking applications for the 2021-2022 royalty court.  . . .
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Summer Food Service at Prairie Elementary
Prairie Elementary School is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. . . .
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Pirates take third at State
The Prairie baseball team won 2 of their 3 games at the State Tournament at Orofino to earn the third place trophy. The tournament was held Friday May 21 and Saturday, May 22. Prairie opened action on Friday with a 13-2 win over Glenns Ferry. Later on Friday they lost a tough one to Genesee 7-8. Genesee went on to win the tournament. On Saturday they had a wild game with Horseshoe Bend and wound up winning 11-10 in 8 innings. . . .
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Lady Pirates out in two games at State
The Prairie Lady Pirates had a short stay at the State Tournament as they were eliminated in two games Friday, May 21 at Caldwell. They lost a tough opening game to Rimrock 16-17 and later that day had their season ended by Potlatch 9-24. . . .
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Girls 4x200 relay takes state title
The Prairie track team brought home several medals from the State Track Meet at Middleton this past weekend.  . . .
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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 girls 4x200 relay team took first place at the State Track Meet this past Saturday, May 22. From left are Kristin Wemhoff, Alli Geis, Ellea Uhlenkott and Julia Rehder. It is the fourth straight time a Prairie team has won the girls 4x200 at State. Uhlenkott is the only repeat winner from the 2019 meet as the other 3 girls were still in junior high at that time. There was no state meet last year. State meet results and more photos inside. Photo by Cara Uhlenkott. Click on the photo for a larger view.  

The Prairie baseball team with the third place trophy from this past weekend’s state baseball tournament at Orofino. From left are head coach Kyle Westhoff, Trenton Lorentz, Cody Kaschmitter, Ethan Thompson, Reece Shears, Matthew Seubert, Alex McElroy, Dean Johnson, Dalton Ross, Chase Kaschmitter, Lane Remacle, Noah Behler, Connor Schwartz, Travis Alfrey with Colton McElroy behind him, assistant coach Dustin Behler and Brody Hasselstrom. Games stories at left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Confirmation took place on April 21st at St. Mary’s Parish. Pictured bottom row from left: Chayla Christopher, Isabella Walsh, Julia Rehder, Sarah Lustig, Taylor Riener, Dylan Forsmann, Adelyn Geis and Makayla Rose. Middle row from left: Debbie Chicane, Matthew Beckman, Noah Behler, Bishop Peter Christensen, Carter Christopher and Quirt Goeckner. Top row from left: Stallone Hoene, Levi Walsh, Ben Gehring, Jim Chmelik and Kevin Karel. Not pictured, Adult Leaders: Charlene and Joe Rehder and Stacie Dinning. Photo provided by Debbie Chicane. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Graduation Mass took place at St. Anthony's Church in  Greencreek on May 26th. Pictured bottom row left to right: Leanne Lightfield, Kyleigh Duclos, Halle Klapprich, Madison Shears, Hope Schwartz, Ellea Uhlenkott, Eve Uhlenkott, Mattie Lustig and CiCi Chavez. Top row: left to right: Tyler Wemhoff, Cole Schlader, Dean Johnson, Logan Wimer, Dalton Ross, Wes Munger, Conner Schwartz and John Gehring. Congratulations to Hope Schwartz for winning the $250.00 Youth Ministry Scholarship and Mattie Lustig for winning the $250.00 Prairie Faith Formation Scholarship. Job well done. Photo by Debbie Chicane. Click on the photo for a larger view.


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