Updated July 29, 2021

Summerfest is this weekend
The second Cottonwood Summer Fest is on tap for this weekend, July 30, 31, and Aug. 1. . . .
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Greg and Lydia Deiss are grand marshals
“It was a shock to be asked, but it’s an honor,” smiled Lydia Deiss. . . .
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Four vie for Fair Royalty
Four young ladies will compete to be a part of the 2022 Idaho County Fair Royalty. . . .
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Idaho County Fair to be here soon
“There’s a Touch of Country at the Idaho County Fair” come join Queen Dani Sonnen, Princesses Olivia Klapprich (1st) and Leann Lightfield (2nd) for all the fun at the fair, August 18th through the 21st. . . .
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16 graduate from Safe Sitter Course
July 20-21, 2021; sixteen young ladies and gentlemen attended and passed the Safe Sitter Course which SMH has been sponsoring for over 25 years.  . . .
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Prairie Elementary Open House set; Prairie school supply lists
Prairie Elementary School will be holding an open house on Monday, August 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. . . .
Also on this page are the K-12 school supply lists for Prairie Schools. . . .
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Two awarded Farm Bureau Scholarships
John Gehring and Leann Lightfield, both Seniors from Prairie High School, each received a $2000 scholarship from the Idaho County Farm Bureau. . . .
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4-H Horse Show is held
The 2021 Idaho County 4-H Horse Show was held Saturday, July 24th, at the Grangeville Border Days Arena.  . . .
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Football schedules
On this page are the football schedules for both Prairie High School and Prairie Jr. High. . . .
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Girls Basketball team holds Duck Race fundraiser
The Prairie Girls Basketball team held their major fundraiser recently. . . .
Also on this page are the high school volleyball and junior high girls basketbal schedules for Prairie. . . .
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St. John Bosco volleyball schedule
On this page is the high school volleyball schedule for St. John Bosco Academy. . . .
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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 second Cottonwood Summerfest is set for this weekend. Above is the main schedule with more events detailed in the article at left. Click on each photo for a larger view.

Greg and Lydia Deiss are grand marshals for this year's Summerfest. See article above left. Photo by Lorie Palmer, Idaho County Free Press.  Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Prairie Girls basketball team held their annual Duck Races fundraiser with over $5,000 raised for the program. This year it also served as Gracie Farr's senior project. Pictured from left are Natalie Goeckner, Delanie Lockewtt, Tara Schlader, Ali Rehder, Laney Forsmann, Kristin Wemhoff, Molly Johnson, Gracie Farr, Chloe Rowland, Riley Enneking, Taylor Riener, Kaylie Lockett, Olivia Klapprich, Sarah Lustig and Lori Mader. See article at left for the winners and more photos. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Free concert at the park Friday. Aaron Weil will be live in concert Friday, July 30th at 6:30 PM at the Cottonwood City Park.  Bring a chair or a blanket and be blessed with some contemporary Christian music with a touch of bluegrass. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Blaze and Brad Berdoy on the summit of He Devil in the Seven Devil Mountains. They climbed the peak in honor of Keith Coppernoll, who recently passed away. His favorite hat and a banner was carried to the top because “Keith loved the high and wild places.” Photo by Gianna Skovajsa and photo is published with permission from Aleta Coppernoll. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Last Thursday, July 22, the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a semi truck rollover accident near the intersection of Greencreek Rd. and Rock Pit Rd. The call came in at 2:04 p.m. The road was partially blocked for quite some time. The driver was not injured in the incident. Frank’s Rescue Towing also responded. The truck was hauling cattle and some of the cattle were out on the roadway. Photo provided by ICSO. Click on the photo for a larger view.


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