As of Tuesday, February 16, 2016
COTTONWOOD I hope all of you had a happy Valentine’s Day with the people that you love.
Congratulations to the first female mayor of Cottonwood, Shelli Schumacher. Denis Duman did a very good job for a lot of years. Mega kudos to you, Dennis!
The annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Hoop Shoot was held recently. There were 142 boys and girls from the Prairie School District and Summit Academy who participated. Their ages were 9 to 14.
District winners were as follows: 9-year-olds were Isabella Walsh and Noah Watson; 10 year olds were Tara Schlader and Lee Forsmann; 11 year olds were Delanie Lockett and Lane Schumacher; 12 year olds were Hope Schwartz and Lane Wassmuth; 13 year olds were Ciara Chaffee and Cole Schlader; 14 year olds were Jordyn Higgins and Hayden Uhlenkott. Congratulations to all the winners.
This year the winners have the possible opportunity to accomplish a state title and go on to international competition with their scores.
Summit Academy 8th grade student, Jessie Sonnen, has won first place in the northwest region in the Fleet Reserve Association essay contest. Her essay will be sent to the national competition. The theme for the essay was “What the United States Flag Stands For. The competition was open to 7th-12th grades. Good job, Jessie, we are proud of you.
Trevor Loudon will be the featured speaker for the upcoming Lincoln Day Dinner sponsored by the Republican Central Committee on March 12. It will be held at the Greencreek Community Hall starting at 5 p.m. with a social hour and silent auction. Trevor Loudon is from New Zealand and has written two books titled “The Enemies Within” Volumes I and II. He is a very interesting speaker. Tickets are $45 per couple, singles are $25. Contact Donna Wassmuth for tickets at 962-3561.