Updated February 24, 2022
Ski Skoop
Y’all think a break is necessary just to clean snow from your goggles? . . .
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Wemhoff named WPL player of the year
Kristin Wemhoff has been named the Player of the Year in Division 1 of the White Pine League this season. . . .
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Irish Festival set for Kamiah
On March 17th, 18th & 19th,  there will be an Irish Festival happening in downtown Kamiah organized by the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce and other partners. . . .
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6 shoot perfect 25's
There were 49 shooters in snow and windy conditions for week 8 of the 10-Week Shoot. . . .
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Volunteer campground hosts sought
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about sharing the benefits of National Forest System lands to work as volunteer campground hosts on the forest this summer. . . .
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Pirates split first two District games
The Prairie Pirates are going to have to make it the hard way if they are going to State this season. They opened District Tournament play with a 74-47 win over C.V. at Cottonwood on Wednesday, Feb. 16. In second round action, with a state berth on the line, they lost to Kamiah 35-44 at Lewiston on Monday, Feb. 21. . . .
They beat Potlatch 37-35 Wednesday, Feb. 23 and will play Logos for third place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24. Winner travels to Coeur d'Alene's Lake City High School on Saturday, Feb. 26 for a state play-in game at noon.
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Lady Pirates finish 2nd at State
The Prairie Lady Pirates are gathering quite a collection of red State trophies as for the 7th time in the last 8 years, they brought home the second place trophy from the state tournament. They opened the tournament with a 65-28 win over Notus on Thursday, Feb. 17. On Friday, Feb. 18, they knocked off undefeated Butte County 56-37. Both of those games were at Columbia High School in Nampa and both were all-Pirates matchups. Maybe if Lapwai was also the Pirates, Prairie might have prevailed. In the championship game Saturday at the Idaho Center in Nampa, Prairie lost 37-63.  . . .
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Highland ends Patriots season
The St. John Bosco Patriots had a short stay in the District tournament as they lost 44-50 in overtime to the Highland Huskies at Craigmont Friday, Feb. 18 in a loser out game. . . .
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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 Prairie Lady Pirates tried to smile after receiving the second place trophy at State. Back from left are Riley Enneking, Alli Geis, Molly Johnson, Olivia Klapprich, Gracie Farr, Laney Forsmann, Delanie Lockett, Josie Remacle and Isabella Walsh. Front from left are Lexi Schumacher, Kristin Wemhoff, Tara Schlader and Ali Rehder. See article below left for stories and photos from the tournament. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Bertie Forsmann was awarded the Sportsmanship T-shirt by coach Lori Mader and the team prior to the Notus game.  Click on the photo for a larger view.

The 5th and 6th graders from Prairie Elementary would like to thank all the employees at St. Mary’s Hospital and clinics. You give your heart and soul to keep our communities safe and healthy. Enjoy our woven hearts filled with chocolates and gratitude.  SMH employees pictured are: Ashleigh Johnson, Katherine Kaschmitter, and Summer Duman. Prairie students: Faith Cash, Olivia Rieger, Tori Shears and Sheridan Ousnamer. Photo provided by Colleen Sonnen. Click on the photo for a larger view.
The 5th and 6th graders would like to thank the employees at the Cottonwood Federal Credit Union. Your dedication and positive spirits during these uncertain times has been wonderful. Enjoy our woven hearts filled with chocolates and gratitude. Prairie Students: Faith Cash, Olivia Rieger, Tori Shears and Sheridan Ousnamer. Credit Union employees: Connie Schumacher, Taylor Miller, Greg Sonnen, Andrea Howe and Casandra Coppernoll. Photo provided by Colleen Sonnen. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Two photos from the Pioneer Senior Citizens luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Top photo from left are John Funke, Vern Uhlorn, Mark Tacke, Ralph Sprute, J.D. Lauer and Lauer’s son-in-law Dean Schaecher. Bottom photo from left are Lorraine Nuxoll, Patty Arnzen, Elaine Schumacher, Vera Holthaus, Theresa Sonnen, Anna Gehring, Marianne Wren and Marie Sprute. Photos by Mary Funke. Click on each photo for a larger view.

People enjoying the conditions on Cottonwood Butte this past weekend. See article top left for more photos. Photo by April Lustig. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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