Cottonwood News



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..


Fifteen participating in ICSO Cadet Program

Fifteen area high school students are participating in the 2017-18 Idaho County Sheriff’s Office Cadet Program. Each year students from Grangeville, Cottonwood, Riggins, Kooskia and Kamiah high schools are invited to participate in the program.

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


Mulching business going full-force

Do you have overgrowth in your fields or on your property that needs cleaned? Some underbrush you may like to reduce before fire season? Eli Rad is your man. Eli Rad, Rad Mulching and Fire Reduction, LLC, has been a co-owner in the business for the past decade and recently became the sole owner.

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


Cottonwood News: Keuterville parish dinner is Feb. 25

American Freedom Defense will be offering one-day courses for firearms training soon. Classes will be held in Riggins and Greencreek. March 3 will be the training for Enhanced CWP 1 for $100. March 10 is the Handgun 2 training at a cost of $125. April 15 is a training for women’s beginner which costs $25. To register for these classes or 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. Gorges has built a new firing range at his home in Greencreek. He is very knowledgeable in handling guns and has been an instructor for 12 years. He is the undersheriff for Idaho County.

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


Absentee voting under way

Voting is under way for both the Mountain View and Kamiah school district’s levy elections. Last Friday, Feb. 9, the Idaho County Elections Office began sending mail-out absentee ballots to voters. On Monday, Feb. 12, absentee voting opened at the Idaho County Courthouse, which continues through March 9.

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Cottonwood News: Blood drive nears goal; preschool seeks help

The blood drive last week came close to their goal. They collected 66 of the 73 pints hoped for. The next drive will be April 10. Mega kudos to all the generous people who gave blood. How about you? There is always a need so consider giving next time. Call Brenda at St. Mary’s Hospital to make an appointment — 208-962-3251.

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


Prairie High School reunion set for July 14

July 14 is the date set to meet at the Cottonwood City Park at 11 a.m. All Prairie High School classes are welcome as well as friends from the former St. Gertrude’s Academy. Bring a snack of choice, beverage and lawn chair. Tableware will be provided. Also bring memories, pictures and yearbooks.

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


St. Mary’s/Holy Cross annual dinner, raffle set for Feb. 25

There is good news for all the loyal attendees of the annual Keuterville Holy Cross dinner. The 41st event and prize drawing will take place Sunday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Keuterville Hall. Cost is $9 for adults; $4 for grades one through six; kindergarten and preschool get in for free.

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

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