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COTTONWOOD NEWS: Driver’s ed to start


Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561

— We woke up to snow on the ground again this Monday morning. It has actually been pretty mild temperatures lately. We have two calves now so this is the busy time on the farm.

Hunter Safety was taught at Prairie Elementary School last week. It was the smallest class they have ever taught. Eric Wassmuth was the lead instructor with Virgil Wassmuth and Susan Wassmuth assisting among others. They cover everything from first-aid, how to identify animals and to how to handle a gun. They do a great job and the kids appreciate the class so they can get a hunting license if they want to. Other students just want the knowledge so they can disarm a gun if they come across it. Fish and Game officer, Roy Kinner, who is retiring soon, helped out also.

Driver’s ed starts April 4 at Prairie High School. The cost of $135 must be paid in full prior to March 17. A mandatory meeting for parents/guardians and students will be held on Tuesday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the high school. For class schedule or other information e-mail Janine Wilson at

How about that Jim Ewing! He had the only perfect score for the Cottonwood Gun Club last week. News leaked that he will be 86 in February.

Congratulations to Summit Academy freshman, Luke Wassmuth, who made a three-pointer in the varsity game Saturday! We are so proud of you!


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