Updated December 22, 2022
Coloring Contest winners
This year’s winners in the Cottonwood Chronicle’s Christmas Coloring Contest are Daycee Williams in the 0-5 year old age group; Rhett Lustig in the 6-8 year old group and Madeline Stubbers in the 9-12 year old group. . . .
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Ski Skoop
The lodge is ready, stocked, and the snow is falling! . . .
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Schumacher awarded classroom grant
Ms. Kim Schumacher, a sixth-grade science teacher at Prairie Elementary School in Cottonwood, Idaho, has been awarded a classroom grant by Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE). This grant funding will be used to purchase needed materials including stream table kits for her Landforms within the Earth curriculum. . . .
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Letters to Santa Claus
On this page are letters to Santa Claus from the Prairie Kindergartners and 1st graders. . . .
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Alumni basketball games set for Dec. 26
Prairie High School alumni basketball games will take place on Monday, December 26th at Prairie High School gym. . . .
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Prairie teams to take part in Avista Holiday Tournament
The Prairie boys and girls JV and varsity basketball teams will be taking part in the Avista Holiday Tournament on Dec. 27, 28 and 29 at Lewiston and Clarkston. . . .
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52 Pickup winners
The drawings for the 2022 Knights of Columbus 52-Pickup (orange cards) have started. . . .
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2023 meeting dates set for Cottonwood City Council
Below are the meeting dates for 2023 for the Cottonwood City Council:  . . .
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Pirates lose to Kamiah
The Prairie Pirates were missing a couple of starters due to illness and lost a league matchup to Kamiah 26-55 at Cottonwood Tuesday, Dec. 13. They were also to play at Potlatch on Friday, Dec. 16, but that game was cancelled due to more illnesses on the team. . . .
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Lady Pirates win at Potlatch
The Prairie Lady Pirates fended off a good Potlatch team with a 64-42 win at Potlatch Monday, Dec. 19. . . .
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Patriot teams split at Nezperce
The St. John Bosco boys won a league game at Nezperce 68-41 while the girls lost their game 23-35 Tuesday, Dec. 13.. . . .
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This year’s overall winners in the Cottonwood Chronicle’s Christmas Coloring Contest are from left, Daycee Williams, 0-5 year olds; Rhett Lustig, 6-8 year olds and Madeline Stubbers, 9-12 year olds. All the business winners are in an article at left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Prairie Elementary School held their Christmas Concert last Friday, Dec. 16. Pictured from top down are the Kindergartners, 1st Graders, 2nd Graders, 3rd Graders, 4th Graders, 5th Grade Band and 6th Grade Band. Laurie Karel directed the Kindergarten through 4th grade while John Eynon directed the 5th and 6th grade bands. Click on each photo for a larger view.

 St. John Bosco Academy held their Nativity Play on December 14th.  This year's play, "A Very Mary Christmas", focused on Mary's journey to the Nativity.  All students participated in one aspect of her journey from the Annunciation to the Nativity. Pictured above are Kindergarten stable animals: Rory Johnson, Ava Prigge, Hannah Hinds, John Patrick Warren , Ruby Weckman, Maggie Bock, Maddie Bock, Cooper Frei, Zane Stubbers and Khloe Enneking. The Annunciation scene below includes Serinah Palmer as Mary, Stallone Hoene as the Angel Gabriel, and the heavenly host: Rachel Sonnen, Raylie Warren, Maleah Cummings, Sarah Waters, Noelle Chmelik and Julia Wassmuth. Photos provided by St. John Bosco Academy. Click on each photo for a larger view.

The following is further information on the Elks Hoop Shoot. Last week we had a photo of the 3 Prairie students that advanced to the District level. On Saturday, December 10, six students represented Prairie at the Elks Hoop Shoot in Grangeville. Axel Forsmann made 8 of 25 baskets to take first place in the Boys 8-9 division. Michael Forsmann made 12 of 25 baskets to also take first place in the Boys 10-11 division. Derek Goeckner just missed third place shooting 8 of 25 baskets. For the girl's side Harper Riener just missed third place shooting 4 of 25 baskets, Bailey Schumacher made 5 of 25 baskets, and Reagan Brannan made 13 of 25 baskets taking first place in the Girl's 12 - 13 division.  Reagan, Michael, and Axel will move on to the district level of the Elks Hoop shoot which will take place in Lewiston on January 21, 2023. Pictured from left are Reagan Brannan, Miachel Forsmann and Axel Forsmann. Click on the photo for a larger view.


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