Updated December 9, 2021

Two St. John Bosco students pen award-winning essays
Last week we had the information that St. John Bosco’s Miah Mager had place first in the state among 7th graders for a thankful essay while fellow Patriot Malachi Graham-Pile was 2nd among 6th graders. This week we are able to share their winning essays: . . .
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Nolan Rehder named Father of the Year
Nolan Rehder was named Father of the Year at the recent Daddy Date Night at Prairie High School. . . .
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Prairie school concert dates set
The Prairie Elementary School Christmas Concert is set for this Friday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. . . .
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Idaho County Orchestra sets concert date
The Idaho County Orchestra will be holding a Christmas Concert Sunday, Dec. 19 at Grangeville. . . .
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Old Lucile boat ramp to be improved
Beginning Dec. 6, the Bureau of Land Management’s Old Lucile recreation site and boat launch, located 8 miles north of Riggins, ID, will be temporarily closed as boat ramp improvements get underway. . . .
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Candlelight Christmas Eve services set
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 404 Foster, Cottonwood would like to invite you to join us on Friday, December 24th for our annual Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 6 PM. . . .
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Crabtree named JFAC co-vice chair
The Idaho State Senate Finance Committee is undergoing changes at the leadership level. Senator Jeff Agenbroad, District 13 has been named the new Chair replacing Senator Steve Bair from District 31. . . .
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Spalding site to feature two movies filmed locally
Nez Perce National Historical Park will host two movie matinees in December that were filmed in the area and use local natives. . . .
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Craft Show in Nezperce on Saturday
Corners Crafts Show is Saturday, December 11th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Oak St. and 5th Ave in Nezperce. . . .
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Pirates win first two game
The Prairie boys basketball team started the season 2-0 with a 40-37 win at Grangeville in the Idaho County Shootout Friday, Dec. 3 and a 67-32 win over Timberline in their home opener Monday, Dec. 6. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 2 of 3
The Prairie Lady Pirates won 2 of 3 games this past week. On Tuesday, Nov. 30 they traveled to Kamiah where they won a league matchup 57-29. On Thursday, Dec. 2, they hosted Logos in a league game and had little trouble dispatching the Knights 68-8. Finally on Friday, Dec. 3, they traveled to Grangeville for the Idaho County shootout and lost a hard-fought battle 48-52.  . . .
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7 girls, 9 boys out for Patriots basketball; Patriots basketball season gets underway
For the first time in several years the St. John Bosco Patriots have both boys and girls varsity basketball teams. . . .
The St. John Bosco Lady Patriots finally got to play after two cancellations as they lost to Clearwater Valley at Kooskia Thursday, Dec. 2, 24-46. Meanwhile the St. John Bosco boys split their first two games, winning 56-22 over Meadows Valley at New Meadows on Tuesday, Nov. 30 before losing at C.V. 48-57 on Thursday, Dec. 2. . . .
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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 annual Cottonwood Lighted Christmas Parade is set for Sunday. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Students of the Month for November at Prairie High School are shown. Front from left are Wade Goeckner, Jeffrey Arnzen, Ethan Thompson and Zane Uptmor. Back from left are Hannah Schwartz, Ashlyn North, Ali Rehder, Taylor Riener and Ellie Nuxoll. Photo by Matt Elven. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Prairie High School Student Council members are shown with the donations collected last week for the Idaho County Shootout Food Drive. From left are Zach Rambo, Katteri Duman, Ashlyn North, Julia Rehder, Kristen Wemhoff, Lanie Forsmann, Tara Schlader, Ali Rehder, Evan Schwartz, Lee Forsmann, Kyle Schwartz and Wade Goeckner. Prairie students were able to collect 1574 cans and $5,450 in donations and gate for our local foodbank. Photo by Matt Elven. Click on the photo for a larger view.

A photo from Daddy Date Night at Prairie High School this past weekend. In the article above left is the essay by Julia Rehder that earned her father Nolan the Father of the Year award. Photo by Cara Uhlenkott. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Each student body decorated one wall of the gym with posters for the Idaho County Shootout. Shown is Prairie’s. Click on the photo for a larger view.

One of the halftime competitions at the Idaho County Shootout this year was one player from each school having to shoot in swim fins and goggles. The boys competed at halftime of the girls game while the girls competed at halftime of the boys game. For Prairie the lucky participants were Zach Rambo and Laney Forsmann.

The DodgeBall game at the Shootout featured students from each school on each team. Prairie students we recognize in the above photo are Dylan Uhlenkott, Katteri Duman, Ben Elven, Ben Gehring and Chase Kaschmitter. Click on the photo for a larger view.



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