Cottonwood News



Foul play or walked away? Investigation continues with Pankey search

“We still don’t know if there’s foul play involved and by whom, or if she just walked away,” said detective Jerry Johnson, Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO). “But as more time goes by without her communicating with her family and her daughter, the odds are much higher that foul play may be involved.”

April 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Search under way for missing woman Shawnta Pankey, 25

Search efforts continued as of press time Tuesday for missing Grangeville woman, Shawnta Larae Pankey, 25, last seen on Sunday morning. Circumstances concerning her disappearance are being investigated. “We’re looking at every conceivable possibility to cover those bases,” said Detective Jerry Johnson, Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO), “and we’re trying to put people on each of those issues.”

April 18, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

Wet weekend blows through county causing minor problems

“The county road infrastructure survived fine, at least as what we know at this point,” said Jerry Zumalt, coordinator for Idaho County Disaster Management. “I think, for the most part, we did alright.” Wet and windy, but no major damage; that’s the overall summary from officials following last weekend’s storm event that generally brought up to an inch in precipitation across Idaho County with related water impacts to area streams and minor power outages and road blockages.

April 11, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

U of I students serve at NICI for spring break program

“I’ve found that the trip to Cottonwood can be hard for the students; there’s a lot of intimidation and fear, and we want everyone to understand the risks associated with serving in a correctional facility,” Baugh said. “So as a leader, I put a lot of value on meeting beforehand to manage everyone’s expectations.”

April 4, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Mardi Gras at St. Mary's

Friends from throughout the area filled up the Cottonwood Community Hall Saturday, March 24, for the annual St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Mardi Gras fund-raiser.

March 28, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Girls Have Royal Time at Little Princess Tea

Living the fantasy for a day, 75 girls ages 4 to 4th grade attended the annual Little Princess Tea Party last Saturday, March 17, at Prairie Elementary School. Participants came in princess and party dresses, and enjoyed refreshments, games, crafts, and learning the basics in being royalty, including the parade wave. The event was presented by the Idaho County Fair Royalty.

March 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Evelyn Ogden to celebrate 102nd birthday with open house

RESERVATION LINE ROAD — “I don’t have any secrets,” Evelyn Ogden shook her head. “I never in my life dreamed I would live this long.” Ogden will turn 102 years old Saturday, March 17. She was born in 1916 in Harrison, Idaho. “My grandparents ran a lodge there in Harrison,” she said March 8 from her home halfway between Cottonwood and Ferdinand. She lives next door to her nephew, Kimron Torgerson, and his wife, Daryl.

March 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: ‘Snowballs from heaven’

On March 8, a very unusual occurrence happened in the Westlake area. If the conditions are just right, the wind will blow snow and roll it into snowballs like it shows in the picture. Some of these snowballs were about 12 inches in diameter. This is not something you get to see every day! The Lincoln Day Celebration was well-attended at Greencreek on Friday evening. Elected officials as well as those running for office were in attendance. People interested in electing good people to office who will care about the people they represent were also there. Everyone had an opportunity to talk to them and tell them their thoughts.

March 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: Lincoln Day dinner is this Friday

U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, has named Advanced Welding and Steel of Grangeville, Idaho as the “Small Business of the Month” for February 2018. Advanced Welding and Steel will be recognized in the Congressional Record of the Senate.

March 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Sister is keeper of archives, history

Benedictines are known for having hospitality toward the past and the stories that tell us who we are. Some historians have attributed the survival of Western culture through the Middle Ages to the Benedictine monasteries of Europe. Sister Miriam Mendez oversees the Monastery of St. Gertrude archives for similar reasons. “It’s our community’s history. If we don’t understand our history, how do we know where we are going?” she asked.

March 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: Prairie music night set for March 6 at PHS

What a snowy, wintery weekend we had! It snowed and blew all weekend. I guess spring is a ways off yet. It should make the skiers happy. Cottonwood Butte Ski Area was open last weekend and with the new snow, they will probably be open this weekend also. Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday. Check the Facebook page today at CBSA or the website www.cottonwoodbutte.org.

February 28, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: Stories sought for book’s third edition

Sunday, Feb 25. will be the Holy Cross/St. Mary’s Dinner and raffle to be held at Keuterville Hall. Join us for Bingo all day and a great meal served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See you there! American Freedom Defense will be offering one-day courses for firearm training soon. Classes will be held in Riggins and Greencreek on March 3 and 10, and April 15. To register for these classes or for more information go to amfreedomdefense.org. Jim Gorges is the person in charge and you can contact him at amdefense@gmail.com or 208-935-5734.

February 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Bells of St. Gertrude’s continue to ring

With the exception of Good Friday and Holy Saturday (the two days before Easter Sunday), the bells of St. Gertrude’s ring out over the Camas Prairie every day of the year, as they have since the early 20th Century. While the chapel is on the National Register of Historic Places, the sound of the bells proves that this sacred building is still in use for the purpose it was intended when it was dedicated in 1924.

February 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

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