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Cottonwood News: Raise pheasants to re-establish population



— As I write this on Memorial Day, I hope everyone is remembering their loved ones who have passed away as well as all the military men and women who have given their lives so that we may live in a free country. The combined American Legion and VFW honor guard conducted services at Ferdinand and Keuterville this year. Those men should be commended for the great job they do.

A lightning storm last Friday night really lit up the sky. We watched as the storm moved all around us. Several people reported that the lightning hit close enough to shake their house. There was also a lot of flooding around in the area in certain spots, while down the road one mile it was dry. All the rain recently is really making the crops look good. Some farmers in higher country are still trying to get their crops planted.

The Prairie Cross Country team’s second annual 5K Pirate Run will be June 2, starting at 9 a.m. The race begins and ends at the elementary school. You may register online at For questions or information contact Jenny Arnzen at or Dave Young at

The mother/daughter breakfast is Sunday, June 3, at the Assumption Parish Hall. All women, mothers and daughters of the Tri-Parish are invited to attend. Serving begins at 9:15 a.m.

Anyone wishing to raise baby pheasant chicks needs to contact Jim and Barb Hagadorn at by Sunday evening, June 3. This will be the last hatch for this year. They are trying to re-establish the population in this area.


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