Updated August 4, 2022
Raspberry Social set for Sunday
After a 2-year pandemic hiatus the former Raspberry Festival will return this Sunday, August 7th as the Raspberry Social. . . .
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St. Mary's Health receives 5-Star rating
St. Mary’s Health is one of five hospitals in Idaho in 2022 to receive a 5 Star rating from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). . . .
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Joe O'Neill named River Manager of the Year
The River Management Society has selected a long-time recreation manager at the Bureau of Land Management’s Cottonwood Field Office as the 2022 recipient of the River Manager of the Year Award. . . .
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Local students attend Youth Rally
The Youth Rally is a scholarship competition and leadership program sponsored by consumer-owned utilities throughout the Northwest. . . .
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Booster Bulletin
Here we go again!!!   Practices start next week for Fall Sports teams. . . .
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Pictures from Cottonwood Summer Fest
On this page are many photos from the Third Cotttonwood Summer Fest. . . .
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Cross Country meeting set for August 8
Cross Country season will start with a meeting following the Fall Sport meeting on August 8th. . . .
Also on this page are the high school and junior high football schedules. . . .
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Duck Race fundraiser is held
The Prairie girls basketball team held the 6th annual Duck Race as a team fundraiser.  . . .
Also on this page are a photo of the winning alumni volleyball team as well as the high school volleyball and junior high girls basketball schedules. . . .
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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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Craig and Tracy Hood are Grand Marshals for the Third Summer Fest celebration. See article at left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Taylor Wilkins will be portraying Winifred Rhoades Emmanuel at this Sunday's Raspberry Social. See article above left for more info.  Click on the photo for a larger view.

The VFW Color Guard with the colors at the start of the Cottonwood Summer Fest Parade. At the same time Jillian Hausladed, below, sang the Star Spangled Banner. For more Summer Fest photos see article above left. Click on each photo for a larger view.


A Holy Smokes event in honor of three war heroes from three different wars was held last week. Veterans were in attendance from WWII, Korean and the Middle East theatre. Holy Smokes was hosted by Nick McDonough and son-in-law, Lieutenant General Steven Kwast. In attendance were Mark Tacke and his sons Bob and Marty, Greg Deiss, Kevin Rehder, Rich Spencer, Rick Wimer, Dustin Lustig (took picture and James Rockwell (not pictured). Mark Tacke is a WWII vet while McDonough served during the Korean War and Kwast in the Middle East. Photo submitted by Kevin Rehder. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Joe O'Neill with wife Debby after receiving the River Manager of the Year award in Cottonwood on July 25. Photo submitted by BLM. See article above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Prairie High School class of 1972 held their 50 year reunion over the weekend. Shown are: Top Row:  Terri Schaeffer MCallum, Steve Kopczynski, Ron Rehder, Bruce Johnson, Pat Long, Rev Gerald Funke, Barbara Kaus Sells, Beth Nuxoll Forsmann. Middle Row: Mike Schumacher (hat), Tom Schumacher, Mike Crea, Ralph Schwartz, Colin Crea. Bottom Row:  Dan Nuxoll, Greg Baerlocher, Cliff Tacke, Wayne Frei, June Uptmor Aiken, Sally Kinzer Rehder, Janice Schaeffer Cash, Jody Schacher Braun. Photo submitted by Beth Forsmann. Click on the photo for a larger view.
 



Mark Tacke had another going away party at his Cottonwood home on Saturday for family and friends and later there was another party at Keuterville Pub & Grub (bottom photo). Photos by Jim Rehder. Click on each photo for a larger view.
 

Local resident Pamela Campbell spotted a moose last Friday, July 29, near the Catholic Cemetery and Seubert’s RV park. Click on each photo for a larger view.
 
True Image Theater will present its 7th annual summer musical, “The Melody Within”, August 5-7, at Sts. Peter and Paul School Gymnasium.  It is the story of Rigoletto, an Elven Prince, who is ambushed on the night before his wedding to Princess Gabriella.  He is scarred and banished to the world of men in the depression era, USA.  He sees he has the gift of music to offer men, but must find one with a pure heart to break his curse.  He must learn to let go of his anger and bitterness by helping others.  The town where he settles in Colorado is a small farming town, riddled with hardship and poverty.  As the townsfolk struggle through life, they begin to see amazing things bless their town.  Bonnie, a young school teacher, truly learns her gift of music and helps Rigoletto on his path.  This play is infused with the whole spectrum of emotions and life situations.  Local actors play young and old characters:  funny, sad, inspiring, comical, religious, greedy, selfish, and selfless. There’s something for everyone!  Live, professional musicians are coming from Coeur d’Alene to accompany three of the songs that will be performed.  There’s singing, dancing, sword fighting, jokes, and just a really high end, experienced cast.  We would be honored to have you come!  Performances will be:  Friday August 5, 6:30 pm;  Saturday August 6, 6:45 pm;  Sunday August 7, 1:00 pm; and Sunday August 7, 5:00 pm, all at Sts. Peter and Paul Gymnasium in Grangeville, ID.  Admission is free, concessions will be available for sale.  Donations are welcomed. Click on the photo for a larger view.
 
 
 
 
 

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