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The Idaho County Free Press presents this year's Get Acquainted 2021. The 38th annual issue …

COTTONWOOD — The monastic community of the Monastery of St. Gertrude has re-elected Sister Mary Forman as prioress. She is the 14th prioress of the Benedictine community in Cottonwood, and will serve for an additional four years after her initial six-year term that began on June 13, 2015.

Greencreek held its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 3. Finders of the golden eggs won prizes. Winners for each group are as follows:

    COTTONWOOD -- Cottonwood’s The Hangout will offer a free Easter dinner Sunday, April 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner will be ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls and a dessert. Anyone who does not have Easter dinner plans is invited to come in and eat or get a meal to go. The Hango…

    Members of the Tahoe Hillbillies 4-H Club recently participated in a tack swap and sale at the Cottonwood Community Hall

    COTTONWOOD — The Prairie Pirate softball team had their first game in Lapwai, which ended in a tied game of 21-21 in the 6th inning. The game will resume on April 15, in Cottonwood. The Prairie boys had their first game against Grangeville in CV, which was a loss, but they made a comeback la…

      COTTONWOOD — Cottonwood Youth Sports will have a mandatory parent meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 31 at the PES cafeteria to organize summer baseball for children ages 5-15 as of May 1, 2021. This will be to discuss the upcoming season, expectations, coaching, and elect officers. Baseball signups…

        COTTONWOOD — Prairie Posse Horse 4-H Club (formerly Rebel Riders) will sponsor a horse tack swap and sale to support the 2021 Idaho County 4-H Horse Program. The money raised from this event will go toward supplies, concessions and awards for the various upcoming 4-H clinics and shows.

        COTTONWOOD — Brrr... it has been a cold, blustery snow filled week on the Camas Prairie! Friday, we had our second “snow day” for the Prairie Pirates. Inches upon inches of snow and strong winds! Friday would have marked the first day of spring sports practices but ol’ man winter had other i…

          COTTONWOOD — Prairie High School will have its spring blood drive Tuesday, March 16, in the high school gym on the stage. If they have 30 successful donors, they will receive the $2,000 STEM check from Vitalant for the third year in a row. Go to https://vitalant.org/ to sign up for the Prair…

            COTTONWOOD — Rebel Riders Horse 4-H Club will sponsor a horse tack swap and sale to support the 2021 Idaho County 4-H Horse Program. The money raised from this event will go toward supplies, concessions and awards for the various upcoming 4-H clinics and shows.

            Multiple new felonies have been charged against a couple arrested earlier this month in connection with burglarizing several Cottonwood storage units.

            COTTONWOOD — To start off, we would like to introduce ourselves as your new Cottonwood community reporters! I, Tabitha Key, work at the local convenient store, Coyotes. I’m married with four girls. Born and raised here in Cottonwood. I, Serena Lockett, am a small business owner with both The…

              GREENCREEK — The Idaho County Republican Central Committee is sponsoring the annual Lincoln Day Dinner and Dance at the Greencreek Community Hall Saturday, March 13, beginning at 6 p.m. The dinner is meant to honor the first leader of the Republican Party, President Abraham Lincoln.

                COTTONWOOD — Because the pandemic may not be over by the first Sunday in August, and out of concern not to host a “superspreader event,” the leadership of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood, decided to postpone the Raspberry Festival this summer. It will return the first Sunday in Aug…

                  COTTONWOOD — Rebel Riders Horse 4-H Club will sponsor a horse tack swap and sale to support the 2021 Idaho County 4-H Horse Program. The money raised from this event will go toward supplies, concessions and awards for the various upcoming 4-H clinics and shows. This event is set for Saturday…

                    COTTONWOOD — Rebel Riders Horse 4-H Club will sponsor a horse tack swap and sale to support the 2021 Idaho County 4-H Horse Program. The money raised from this event will go toward supplies, concessions and awards for the various upcoming 4-H clinics and shows.

                      COTTONWOOD — Prairie High School will have its spring blood drive Tuesday, March 16, in the high school gym on the stage. If they have 30 successful donors, they will receive the $2,000 STEM check from Vitalant for the third year in a row. Go to https://vitalant.org/ to sign up for the Prair…

                      COTTONWOOD — Did you grow up on the Camas Prairie? Submissions are being accepted for the third volume of first-person histories called “Our Story”, a Historical Museum project. The Museum is located on the premises of St. Gertrude’s Monastery. The main criteria for submitted articles is tha…

                        COTTONWOOD — Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small front-yard book exchanges number more than 100,000 around the world – from Iceland to Tasmania to Norway, and now, Cottonwood, Idaho. A drive-up Little Free Library at Dog Bark Park offers free books on a “take a book – sh…

                        COTTONWOOD — Carla (Nuxoll) Wilkins became the new manager of the Historical Museum, Welcome Center, and Gift Shop last November. Prior to that she was the Grangeville Outreach Coordinator for Lewis-Clark State College for nine years. In this interview she describes her vision for the future…

                        I purchased some books from Cottonwood the other night which gave ne the perfect excuse to drive through The Hangout and buy a taco salad for dinner. It was perfect! Check them out for a good meal if you’re in Cottonwood. Not only is the food good, but owners Ron and Debbie are great!

                        COTTONWOOD — American Freedom Defense has scheduled an indoor class on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No equipment needed. Guns, ammo and gear provided. Simunition rounds will be used for indoor firing. You can also bring you own gun for training purposes. This beginner course is fo…

                        A large book giveaway, forced by a move, is available in Cottonwood with more than 500 books. This is taking place at Uhlenkott Storage, unit G-8. Open 24 hours a day; bring a box and take what you want. When leaving, turn off lights and shut door. Books are from the collection of Jerry Wren.

                        COTTONWOOD — The weather is very mild for this time of the year. It is cold but not nearly as cold as it is some years. And there is no snow, except for on the higher hills. No skiing so far this year.

                          COTTONWOOD — Prairie High School will have its spring blood drive Tuesday, March 16, in the high school gym on the stage. If they have 30 successful donors, they will receive the $2,000 STEM check from Vitalant for the third year in a row. Go to https://vitalant.org/ to sign up for the Prair…

                            COTTONWOOD — A large book giveaway, forced by a move, is available in Cottonwood with more than 500 books. This is taking place at Uhlenkott Storage, unit G-8. Open 24 hours a day; bring a box and take what you want. When leaving, turn off lights and shut door. Books are from the collection …

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