Cottonwood News

Tri-hospital softball tourney set for Saturday

GRANGEVILLE — Are you ready to participate in America’s favorite pastime? That’s right, baseball. Or softball in this case. This Saturday, Sept. 8, the first Tri-Hospital Employee Softball Tournament will be held with all proceeds going to local search and rescue organizations. The event is set for the Grangeville Lions Park ball field. The event is lightheartedly named “Clash of the Quacks” and will be a round robin softball tournament with employees from Syringa Hospital and Clinics in Grangeville, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics in Cottonwood, and Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics in Orofino.

September 5, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Cottonwood News: Awana Night set for Wednesday, Sept. 12

Labor Day weekend means the end of summer. I know the kids are happy to be back in school! Well, at least some of them are. It is always fun to use all the new stuff you get for school. We can see our blue skies again! Yea! And we can see the stars at night. The fires must be getting under control.

September 5, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business 2018: Prairie Boosters: Cottonwood Boosters complement school activities

The Prairie Booster Club has long been providing for its Cottonwood students. The Prairie Boosters were founded in 1987, celebrating 30 years of supporting its schools last year. “We’re run by a team of volunteers,” explained current president Glenn Poxleitner. Additional officers are vice president Cara Uhlenkott, secretary Linda Nida and treasurer Denis Uhlenkott.

September 1, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Cottonwood News: Westoff retires from NICI after 30 years

What a welcome rain we had during the weekend! I know some of the farmers are not completely finished with harvest, but I’ll bet they don’t mind too much. The rain should help the fire situation. We live in the country with lots of fresh air. We should not have to breath the smoky air like they do in the cities. Some schools have already started and the rest will be starting soon. Where did our summer go? Good luck to those going off to college for the first time.

August 29, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Former elementary set for transition into senior apartments

For nearly seven years, the former Prairie Elementary School building at Lewiston and Church streets has sat vacant, for sale. Within the next two months, the 1950s-era building will again be filled with sound, not of children but of construction crews as the facility looks to a new life — senior housing to start with, and plans for more related commercial developments on the property in the works.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Cottonwood News: Area pinochle players sought for ‘marathon’ group

The fair was a huge success with the nice weather and lots of farmers finished with the harvest. Jeannie Fitch did a great job of being grand marshal. Smoke from the forest fires wasn’t even too bad. The 19th Annual St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Golf 4 Life tournament will be Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Grangeville Golf and Country Club. Registration is at 10 a.m. with tee off at 11 a.m. It is an 18-hole scramble limited to 16 four-person teams. There is a fee of $75 per player entry. Contact Kim to sign up at or call 208-962-2100.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Idaho County Fair kicks off today in Cottonwood

This year’s grand marshal for the fair is Jeannie Fitch of Riggins. “One of my first memories were the huge vegetables my father-in-law, Woody, entered and won purple on,” she recalled. “The next is the super pigtail contest; my daughter, Julie, won longest pigtail her first year. She entered every year and won in different categories. Fun memories!”

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Cottonwood News: Blood drive is Aug. 28

We have started taking our young pheasants out to where they have brush for cover and water handy for drinking. They seem happy to be out and do a lot of exploring. It was fun raising them. The blood drive is coming up on Aug. 28 in Cottonwood from 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cottonwood Community Hall.

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Minor injuries result in two-vehicle accident Sunday at Cottonwood

Both drivers received minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident outside town Sunday evening. Jill K. Seubert, 51, of Cottonwood, was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood by ambulance. Gracen Christensen, 23, of White Bird, was taken to St. Mary’s by private vehicle.

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Cottonwood woman killed in Sunday night collision

Idaho State Police is investigating a Sunday evening two-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 95 that resulted in the death of a Cottonwood woman. Alexus Cane, 18, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Next of kin has been notified.

August 13, 2018 8:39 a.m. read more..


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