Updated January 27, 2022

Hinkelman re-elected as school board chairman
Aaron Hinkelman was re-elected as board chairman at the January meeting of the school board Wednesday, Jan. 19. . . .
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Ski Skoop
Woohoo!! It was a crazy and amazing weekend with the Prairie Pirate’s School escaping to the Cottonwood Butte Ski Area on Friday followed by a fun night of skiing. . . .
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Crabtree highlights legislative priorities
District Seven Senator Carl Crabtree is highlighting his top priorities for the 2022 Legislative Session. . . .
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Canning Basics--Water Bath Canning
Learn how to safely can your food! . . .
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Volunteers keep the Library going
The Prairie Community Library was founded in 1985 and has been enhancing our community for the last 37 years. . . .
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Two shoot perfect 25's
There were 58 shooters in sunny and windy conditions during Week 3 of the 10-Week Shoot. . . .
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Basket weaving with Jenny
Beginner and intermediate basket weaving with yarn will be taught by Jenny Williams. . . .
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Pirates win 2 of 3
The Prairie Pirates won 2 of 3 league games this past week, playing them all on consecutive days. On Thursday, Jan. 20, they traveled to Lapwai where they got pounded 69-110 by the undefeated Wildcats. On Friday, Jan. 21, they hosted Troy and bounced back for a 56-29 win. On Saturday, Jan. 22 they hosted Genesee and won that game 61-42. . . .
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Lady Pirates beat Lapwai
The Prairie Lady Pirates knocked off league leading Lapwai for the first time since 2018, 55-47 on Saturday, Jan. 22 at Cottonwood. They also defeated Genesee 66-37 on Friday, Jan. 21 at Genesee.
A game scheduled against Orofino on Wednesday, Jan. 19, that had been rescheduled from Jan. 6, was cancelled due to COVID protocols at Orofino. It will not be made up. . . .
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SJB to have talent show; Lady Patriots beat Timberline
St. John Bosco Academy invites the public to a talent show celebrating our namesake's feast day. . . .
The St. John Bosco Lady Patriots made it 2 wins in a row when they beat Timberline 47-15 at Cottonwood Friday, Jan. 21. . . .
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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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At the statewide Republic Party Winter Meeting in Boise, January 8, one of our own was inducted into the Idaho Republican Party Hall of Fame. In recognition of her 50 years of volunteer leadership in support of freedom, individual responsibility, capitalism and the American Way, Marge Arnzen was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Idaho Republican Party’s highest honor, and with it enters the rarified air of the Republican Hall of Fame. Spanning 5 decades, she was recognized for her relentless involvement in dozens of Republican political campaigns, local and statewide, and her leadership of the party at both the local and regional level. Marge is one of only three Idaho inductees for the year 2022.  Tom Luna, Idaho Republican Party Chair, presented the award, and his congratulations, to the Idaho County delegation at the Winter Meeting. Photo provided by Debbie O’Neill. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Sidney Kehler, Troy Uhlenkott, and Kohen Forsmann joined Mr. Rehder for Lunch with the Principal at The Hangout on Monday, January 24th for having their names drawn in the December R3 assembly.  They were treated with a complimentary ice cream cone to end their lunch by owners Michael and Candice Van Loon, they are great Prairie Pirate supporters.  Photo provided by Jon Rehder. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Prairie high sewing class would like to take this opportunity to thank the many generous donors to our program this past year.  Thank you - Dina Nuxoll, Doug Sellers, Barb Jones, Millie Wimer, Katie Remacle, Judy Forsman, Renee Verdino, and Colleen Sonnen for the beautiful fabric and sewing notions.  We want to especially thank Greg and Colleen Sonnen for the financial gift that allowed us to purchase the two additional sewing machines shown in this photo.  We are truly blessed by your thoughtfulness and generosity.  Thank you, the 2021-2022 PHS Sewing Class.  The students are shown with baby blankets they designed and donated to St. Mary’s Hospital. Back row students: Mary Schwartz, Natalie Goeckner, Clarice Rehder, Ellie Nuxoll, Laramie Richardson, Rebecca Jones, Elycia Graham, and Jazmin Ove.  Front Row students: Chayla Christopher, Alexis Shumacher, Ashlyn North, Aubree Rehder, Hannah Schwartz.  Not available: Monica Goeckner. Photo by Della Gehring. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Some Prairie students enjoying the day on the Butte last Friday. Photo by April Lustig. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Skiers line up to be taken back to the top of the hill. Photo by April Lustig. Click on the photo for a larger view.



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