Updated September 29, 2022
2 Fall Lectures set for October
The St. Gertrude’s Museum Fall Lectures, which provide insights into the history of our region, will be held on two Thursdays in October. . . .
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Lewis County Fair in Cottonwood this weekend
The 2022 Lewis County Fair will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood. . . .
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Dig for Derma game set for Oct. 4
Prairie High School junior Taylor Riener is doing a "Dig for Derma" volleyball game on October 4th (C, JV and V) to raise money for the National Scleroderma Foundation as her senior project. . . .
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Cookie Dough Sale starting
It is that time of year Prairie Elementary School along with Center For Discovery are having the annual cookie dough sale. . . .
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Man arrested near Cottonwood
On September 18, 2022, Idaho County deputies arrested Cameron Rost, age 33, of Medical Lake, Washington, for a Kootenai County warrant, . . .
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Pirates rally to beat Genesee
The Prairie football team fell behind 0-16 in the first quarter but rallied to win at Genesee 50-22 Friday, Sept. 23. . . .
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Lady Pirates have busy week
The Prairie Lady Pirates had a busy week of volleyball as they split a home tri-match last Tuesday, Sept. 20, losing to Kamiah in 5 games then sweeping Grangeville. On Thursday, Sept. 22, they hosted Troy and were swept. On Saturday, Sept. 24, they competed in the Border Battle at Pomeroy winning 3 of their 4 matches against Washington schools. Finally on Monday, Sept. 26, they traveled to Potlatch for a tri-match, getting swept by both Potlatch and Logos. . . .
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Cross Country team participates at two meets
The Prairie Cross Country team competed at a pair of meets last week. On Wednesday, Sept. 21 they were at Deyo Reservoir for the Spartan Invite. On Saturday, Sept. 24, they were at Eagle Island State Park for the Bob Firman Invitational. . . .
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Lady Patriots split two league matches
The St. John Bosco Lady Patriots split a pair of league matches this past week. On Thursday, Sept. 22, they hosted Kendrick and were swept 10-25, 11-25, 18-25. Then on Monday, Sept. 26 they traveled to Craigmont and swept Highland 25-20, 25-17, 25-23. . . .
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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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Shown are the candidates for Homecoming King and Queen. Some of the odd outfits are part of the PJ Day dressup theme on Monday. King candidates from left are Quirt Goeckner, Ryan Wemhoff, Shane Hanson, Colton McElroy and Morgan Poxleitner. Queen candidates in back from left are Mary Schwartz, Amelia Uhlenkott, Riley Enneking and Kristin Wemhoff. Photo by Matt Elven. Click on the photo for a larger view.

St. John Bosco Academy students in 7th & 8th grade visited the Crystal Gold Mine near Kellogg, Idaho last week.  They were able to tour the mine and pan for gold.  In science class they are studying minerals and their properties. The students enjoyed the opportunity to have hands-on learning about minerals found in Idaho. Back row: Mr. Counts, Mr. Weckman, Nathan Wassmuth, Catherine Seubert, Clayton Black, Cody Weckman, Mr. Dieseldorff.  Front row: Simon Hagen, Miah Mager, Brianne Nuxoll, Madeline Wassmuth, Cecilia Remacle, Audrey Warren, Wyatt Crea, Ignatius Parmantier, Pierce Frei and Mrs. Dieseldorff. Photo by St. John Bosco Academy. Click on the photo for a larger view.

There was a dress up theme of Hawaiian clothing at the volleyball tri-match with Kamiah and Grangeville last Tuesday. After the JV matches finished the student body took to the stage to cheer on the Lady Pirates against Grangeville as the double court set-up took out the lower section of bleachers. Click on the photo for a larger view.

There is a new “Little Free Library” between Cottonwood and Keuterville. It’s called ‘Sweet Jo’s Lending Library’ and is located by the mailboxes at 719 Keuterville Rd. between Cottonwood and Keuterville. After 15 years together, and over 100 books read, our book club sadly lost one of its members to cancer in July 2022. Jo loved good books. She was an incredible woman, friend, wife, mother, and grandmother… she radiated grace and joy. This little free library was constructed by my husband, with a sign made by my son, for me (& others), to remember her by. Jo would have loved to see people share their love of books. I hope you find your next ‘great read’ at Sweet Jo’s Lending Library, and leave one of your favorites for the next person. Thank you, Deb Walker. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Laramie Richardson is the only PHS student this season competing in district 3 High School Rodeo. There are over 100 junior high and high school students competing in District 3 Idaho High School Rodeo, District 3 spans from Potlatch to Weiser, Idaho. Laramie competed over the weekend in the first high school rodeo of the 2022–2023 season. She participates in pole bending, barrel racing, goat tying, breakaway roping and team roping. Over the weekend she earned points by placing in the top 10 in pole bending, barrel racing and goat tying. These points will be accumulated through the rodeo season and used to qualify for State Finals. The next high school rodeo will be held in Cambridge Idaho September 30, October 1 & 2. Photography by Gini. Click on the photo for a larger view.

There were dress up days all week for Homecoming Week. Monday was PJ Day. Pictured from top down are the seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshmen, 8th graders, 7th graders and staff. Photos by Matt Elven. Click on each photo for a larger view.


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