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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..


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..


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 kimberly.johnson@smh-cvhc.org or call 208-962-2100.

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


White Bird News: Swiftwater RV Park is up for sale

With summer winding down and the start of school, yes it started Tuesday, and the fires still raging in our forests, we can only hope fall will bring on new adventures. Thrilling new adventures await the kids at school, rain coming this fall, hoping to help get a handle on these fires and, of course, many happenings coming up for the fall season. Watch for the chamber newsletter coming out soon.

August 22, 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..


Cottonwood News: Harvest is in full swing; who’s ready for zucchini?

Harvest is in full swing on the prairie. Crops are good due to the rain this spring. I hope everyone can get through the season without accidents. School will be starting soon as the list of needed school items has come out. Wow! Where did our summer go? Fair time is coming, also. That should keep the 4-H kids busy.

August 8, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: AARP driving class will be Aug. 15

My raspberry patch is really producing this year. With all the rain this spring, it is keeping us busy picking every few days. Harvest time for the crops on the prairie is getting very close. Some farmers say they may even try cutting it this week.

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


Cottonwood News: Knights picnic, swimming day set for Aug. 1

We spent the weekend camping in the mountains by Powell Ranger Station with our sons and their families. We had a great time, caught some fish and watched the kids play. Knights of Columbus Altar Server Appreciation Picnic will be Wednesday, Aug. 1. The day will include lunch at Swallow’s Nest Park and an afternoon of swimming at the Clarkston Aquatic Center. We will gather at the Church at 9:30 a.m. and should be home between 4:30 and 5 p.m. The Knights will provide transportation, lunch and pay for admission. Sign up on the sheets in the back of church or call Matt Beckman (208-962-7157) by July 30. Parents are welcome to attend. If you would like to drive down, let us know. Come and let the Knights show their appreciation for your service!

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


Cottonwood News: Barbecue fund-raiser is July 12

Several local youth are putting together a fund-raiser to help them raise funds to attend an amazing, life-changing retreat called Stubenville on July 12. The barbecue will start at 11 a.m. and will run until 7 p.m. Meals will be delivered to local businesses, so if you would like your meal delivered to a business to be picked up, just fill out an order at the business. Please come down to the Catholic Church in Cottonwood to support our youth going on this retreat.

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

Cottonwood News: Volunteers sought for Raspberry Festival

Greencreek 4th of July Celebration: Flag raising 6 a.m., Mass at St. Anthony Church 7 a.m., breakfast 7 to 10 a.m. The auction starts 1 p.m., and is followed immediately by Raffle Bingo all day; Altar Society selling hamburger and pie, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Kiddie rides and toy stand all day; Beer garden opens 10 a.m.

June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: Greencreek to celebrate Fourth of July in style

Come one, come all to the 4th of July celebration in Greencreek. The flag-raising is at 6 a.m. and Mass is at 7 a.m. Breakfast is served from 7-10 a.m. The auction starts at 1 p.m., followed by the raffle. Bingo, kiddie rides and the toy stand are all-day activities. The Altar Society will be selling hamburgers and homemade pies from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The beer garden opens at 10 a.m.

June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: Masses, VBS, more on tap for communities

The summer is officially here since graduations are finished and most of the children are out of school. Bring on the summer fun. I love looking out across the Camas Prairie where everything is so beautiful with all of the rain we have been having. The snowcapped mountains in the background complete the picture.

June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


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.

May 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: Debbie Chicane honored with ‘Guardian’ award

Torrential rains caused a lot of flooding in the Greencreek area last week. The picture is further east on Red Rock Road in the Winona area where the water was up to the edge of the road. There is a culvert underneath the road, but it could not handle all the water. It formed a whirlpool above the mouth of the culvert.

May 23, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: Masses, graduations set for Summit, Prairie

May 19 is the date for the Cottonwood Community Yard Sales. Contact Emily McHugh at 208-507-5638 to put your sale on the map. On May 20, the seniors from Prairie High School and Summit Academy will be honored at the 8 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Church in Cottonwood. All seniors are invited to this special Mass. There will be a reception following the liturgy.

May 16, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

Cottonwood News: Help sought with ‘Wizard of Oz’ play

We have had some swans at our place for about a week. They come and go but mostly they are feeding here on the pasture. Wild ducks and the Canadian geese are not unusual, but the swans are. We very seldom see them. We also had a mud duck that we have never seen before. It’s a different year, I guess.

May 2, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: YWCA purse auction set for Sunday

The blood drive was very successful in the Cottonwood community April 10. Brenda Kaschmitter said, “We are very excited that we not only met our goal, but we exceeded it by eight pints.” There are lots of volunteers who help with the blood drive also. Congratulations to this community of people who are willing to give blood so that others might live! As an added bonus, they send you a text when they use your blood. Wow! Is that ever a great feeling, that you get to know when they are using your blood. The next drive will be June 26. Contact Brenda Kaschmitter or Donna Quick at St. Mary’s Hospital, 208-962-3251, to make an appointment. Let’s see if we can do even better this time. Don’t forget to make plans for the 4th Annual Purse Auction on April 29th. It starts with lunch at noon and the auction starts at 2 p.m. 100 percent of the proceeds stays in Idaho County. See you there!

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


Cottonwood News: Breakfast set for April 22

Well, so much for my prediction about an early spring. Winter does not seem to want to let go. But we do have something to celebrate. Elred Nuxoll’s birthday is April 18, so let’s all wish him a “Happy Birthday.” Do you like sourdough pancakes, homemade syrup, eggs, sausage and great company? The Haiti team is hosting its final fund-raiser for the 2018 mission trip. The breakfast is after the 8 a.m. Mass in the Sacred Heart room at St. Mary’s on April 22. We will serve until 12:30 p.m. So, mark your calendars and bring your families for this yummy breakfast and thank you for your support!

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


Cottonwood News: Summit to celebrate 20 years April 20

Mark your calendar! Prairie Mountain Nutrition, the Service Provider for the Cottonwood and Craigmountain senior citizen groups will hold a breakfast on Sunday, April 15. Breakfast will be served in the basement of the Cottonwood Community Hall from 7 a.m. to noon. A fee of $8 for adults or $30 a family will be charged. Preschoolers will eat free. Come and share your Sunday morning with us and get to know more about our Senior Citizen Group.

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


Cottonwood News: Senior nutrition breakfast set for April 15

Mother Nature sure played an April Fool trick on us with the snow this Monday morning! We played outside yesterday and now this! Mark your calendar! Prairie Mountain Nutrition, the Service Provider for the Cottonwood and Craigmountain senior citizen groups, will hold a breakfast on Sunday, April 15. Breakfast will be served in the basement of the Cottonwood Community Hall from 7 a.m. to noon. The menu will include: sausage, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and a fruit dish. A fee of $8 for adults or $30 a family will be charged. Preschoolers will eat free. Come and share your Sunday morning with us and get to know more about our senior citizen group.

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


Cottonwood News: Dr. Jones open house is April 8

Happy Easter to all of you! Easter is early this year so that means an early spring also. Even though we didn’t have the bad winter that was predicted, I’m ready for spring. Emmanuel Baptist Church, 404 Foster in Cottonwood will be having a Sonrise Easter service beginning at 6 a.m. on Sunday, April 1. There will be a potluck breakfast to follow. Sunday School for all ages is 8:45 a.m. and morning worship service at 10 a.m. The church choir will perform an Easter Cantata “He’s Alive” at both services. Come join us, we’d love to worship our Risen Savior with you.

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


Cottonwood News: MCT play at PHS a success

God’s Plan for a Joy Filled Marriage will be presented Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the CEC building by Deacon Vern and Linda Geidl from Moscow, Idaho, for anyone interested, singles or couples. This program has been very successful in marriage preparation and in marriage enhancement for those already married

March 21, 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..


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..


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..


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..


Cottonwood News: Dog Bark Park B&B wins award

Dog Bark Park was recently ranked as the most unique bed and breakfast in Idaho by Hospitality Management Degrees. Owners, Frances Conklin and Dennis Sullivan, said they were honored and humbled by the honor. They are happy to bring widespread media exposure to Idaho as a travel destination to far-flung travelers, even international travelers. The Dog Bark Park Inn is a delightfully wacky way to spend the night “in the doghouse.” The dog-shaped structure was built 20 years ago.

January 31, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: Greencreek yard sale donations sought; give blood Jan. 30

Coming up next month, Tuesday, Feb. 13, is Family Lenten Night at St. Mary’s sponsored by Prairie Faith Formation Program. Sunday, Feb. 25, will be the Holy Cross/St. Mary’s Dinner to be held at Keuterville Hall. Chairpersons this year are Heath and Tara Klapprich and Shirley Gehring. Glenn Poxleitner will chair the raffle. More on this later.

January 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: Crab feed, tri-tip dinner is this Saturday

Attention Idaho County farmers and ranchers who are interested in property rights and water issues: Idaho County Farm Bureau is sponsoring Tim Lowry from Owyhee County, Idaho, to lead a talk and discussion on how he and Paul Nettleton defeated the BLM at the Idaho Supreme Court to keep their stockwater rights on federal ground. Despite resistance from the State of Idaho, two brave ranchers spent millions to save their stock water rights. Look up Joyce Livestock vs US on the web. It would benefit all ranchers and farmers to hear their story, at the Senior Citizens Center in Grangeville at 6:30 p.m., on Jan. 22. Free admission.

January 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: Crab feed set for Jan. 20

I hope you are enjoying the new year. The weather has been pretty mild. The temperature is staying pretty well in the 30s so the snow is melting, but no mud so far. The Cottonwood Butte Ski Area was closed this weekend, but keep checking with them so you can find out when they will be open again.

January 10, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: Masses scheduled for holiday season

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May the Christ child bless each and every one of you in the coming year. This writer will be spending time at home with family and friends for the next couple weeks, so no article until Jan. 8. I will repost the Mass schedule in case someone needs it.

December 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

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