Cottonwood News

Cottonwood News: Tour, open house is Thursday at ‘Sister Alfreda’s Attic Museum’

Hunting season has started and we have had frost for several mornings lately. Time to squeeze apples, dig spuds and get everything out of the garden. Don’t forget to dig up the bulbs that can’t stay in the ground over winter like the gladiolas and dahlias. Time to think about snow tires, too. If you work hard enough in the summer, you are glad to see winter coming. I must not have worked hard enough. Sigh.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Fall Lecture Series: Sister Alfreda’s Attic is final in 2017 presentations

Siamese twin piglets perfectly preserved from when they were stillborn on a local farm decades ago, a mounted golden eagle with wings outstretched, an antique cornet trumpet. These types of artifacts comprised Sister Alfreda Elsensohn’s emerging collection that she began to display in 1931 in the old St. Gertrude’s Academy attic. So began the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. A replica of the attic has just been completed as part of a five-year exhibit remodel plan.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Community Briefs - Oct. 25, 2017

Ridge Runner Fire Department is having a breakfast and garage sale at City Hall in Kooskia this Saturday, Oct. 28, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. For $5, breakfast with eggs, pancakes, coffee and juice will be offered. Garage sale tables will also be set up. To reserve a garage sale table ($5), contact Irene Finehout at 208-926-4783.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Halloween, harvest events start today, run through Tuesday

Halloween, harvest events information set throughout Idaho County. COTTONWOOD – St. Scary’s Haunted Hospital it set for Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5-7:30 p.m., in the lot behind the clinic. Stop in for trick-or-treating, apple bobbing, pin-the-nose-on-the-pumpkin and more. The event is sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Bräts And Brew Fun In Cottonwood

Approximately 150 people attended the Saturday, Oct. 21, Bräts and Brew Fest, held at the Cottonwood Community Hall as a fund-raiser for the Prairie Community Library. The event included dinner, a live and silent auction, and live music by the Coffey Twins.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Cottonwood News: Fall lecture, Brats and Brew on tap

Tickets for the Prairie Community Library Brats and Brew this weekend are available at the Library, phone number 208-962-3714, and at the Cottonwood Community Credit Union. Advance ticket price is $25 per person, or $30 per person the evening of the event. Tables of eight may be reserved with purchase.

October 18, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

High School Career Fair

Students from schools all across the Camas Prairie took part in the Oct. 12 career fair held at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood. The event was sponsored by Ida-Lew in cooperation with business, organizations, colleges and individuals throughout the region. (Top, above) Walla Walla Community College and Wells Fargo were among two participating entities. Students not only received information and personal face-time with participants, but were also given a variety of prizes and received a free lunch.

October 18, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Cottonwood council - Safety, services at issue in race

Maintaining a good quality of life, community safety and city infrastructure are issues in the Cottonwood City Council race. One two-year-term council seat is open, sought by Linda Nida and Daniel Sigler. Candidates will be running in the Nov. 7 election.

October 18, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Cottonwood culvert fix starts process toward system repair

City officials are in action to resolve a long-standing flooding problem for Cottonwood’s downtown business district. “We’re going to do a temporary fix to hold things together, and start the ball rolling to come up with a long-term solution,” said Cottonwood City Councilor Ron Grant.

October 18, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Fall Lecture Series: ‘7,003 Days’ to showcase work of wildlife biologists

The third lecture in the Historical Museum of St. Gertrude October lecture series will be presented this Thursday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., by Jim and Holly Akenson. Their presentation “7,003 Days,” will provide a unique perspective on life and work in the back country of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness as wildlife biologists.

October 18, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Cottonwood News: Brats and Brew Fest on tap for Saturday

The drawing for the hot rod at Summit Academy took place Saturday, Oct. 7, and the winner issss, Jason Vogel of Lewiston. Congratulation, Jason! Have fun with that car. Local artist Eric Wassmuth has some of his metal artwork on display at the Center for Arts and History at 415 Main St. in Lewiston. The art show and sale is for local steampunk artists. They are calling it “The Reclaimed Revolution.” It will be on display until Oct. 26.

October 11, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Fall Lecture Series: Alex McGregor to speak on Mullan Trail

The second lecture in the Historical Museum of St. Gertrude October lecture series will be presented this Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., by Alex McGregor. His presentation is “Merchants, Mule Packers, A Rugged Path to Success: The Mullan Road, 1860-1883.”

October 11, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

AWANA, adult Bible study set for Cottonwood

AWANA Kid’s Club is a nondenominational Christ centered organization where children learn the basics of the Bible, play games, and have other activities each week. Some interest has been expressed for a simultaneous adult Bible study, which would be targeted at, but not exclusive to, parents of the AWANA kids.

October 11, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Cottonwood News: Johnson takes on leadership of healthy seniors class

Rosaries, a litany and Marian songs will be part of the program to honor Mary, the Mother of God on Saturday, Oct. 14, at St. Mary’s Church in Cottonwood at noon. It was on Oct. 13, 1917, that the three children, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta, as on the other five occasions, first saw a bright light, and then they saw Our Lady appear over the holm oak. Our Lady’s message to the children was, “Let them offend Our Lord no more for He is already much offended.” At the end of her visit, 70,000 people saw the sun dance. Let’s spread the word and get lots of people there to get the good news message out there to combat all the bad news these days. Prairie Community

October 4, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


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