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COTTONWOOD — Jon Rehder, Cottonwood Joint School District 242 superintendent, doesn’t “want to be that guy,” so he said at this month’s Cottonwood City Council meeting, in regards to students crossing busy intersections after school. He is requesting a flashing crossing sign where East and F…

COTTONWOOD — The Lewis County Fair is underway, with events starting this Thursday and going through Saturday afternoon. The annual event, normally held in Nezperce, is being held in Cottonwood this year, due to the loss of the livestock building in January.

COTTONWOOD — The Pioneer Senior Citizens meet every Tuesday at noon for lunch. Menu for Oct. 6 is baked ham, steamed cauliflower, raspberry apple cobbler and a whole wheat roll.

    The Cottonwood Saddliers O-Mok-See was held on an overcast, cools Sunday afternoon Sept. 18, with 49 total riders participating. High Point winners for the day were as follows: 9 & Under: Harper Riener; 10 – 12 years: Adelyn Morgan; 13 – 16 years: Sabrina Schmaus; 17 – 39 years: Kelsey T…

    COTTONWOOD — More than 200 people showed up to the seventh YWCA Purse Auction at the Cottonwood Community Hall Sunday, Sept. 18.

      COTTONWOOD — Three eastern Washington state residents were arrested on Sunday, Sept. 18, and charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors. Court hearings for the trio were pending as of press time Monday.

        COTTONWOOD — The Pioneer Citizens meet every Tuesday at noon for lunch. Menu for Sept. 27 is meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, Jell-O salad with cocktail and a whole wheat roll.

          COTTONWOOD — Prairie Junior-Senior High School will be host to a Vitalant blood drive Tuesday, Sept. 20. Sign up at https://donors.vitalant.org/dwp/portal.

          COTTONWOOD — The Pioneer Citizens meet every Tuesday at noon for lunch. Menu for Sept. 20 is oven-fried chicken, baked squash, corn, peaches and a whole wheat roll. Lunches are also available through grab and go or by delivery. Call Lynn Thompson by 10 a.m. Tuesday at 208-962-3231 or 509-397-2935.

            Community car seat check events are set in Cottonwood, Orofino, Grangeville and Kamiah this coming week, provided by Safe Start, and sponsored by St. Mary’s Health, Syringa Hospital, Orofino Fire Department and Nimiipuu Health.

            COTTONWOOD — Thanks to Prairie High School seniors Chloe Rowland and Holli Schumacher, Cottonwood teachers will be prepared for a variety of emergencies this year.

            Congratulations to Grangeville real estate agent Tom Cassill, Jr., who was a winner of the Top 5% Award for the first half of 2022 of more than one million Homesnap Pro agents nationwide. Tom works with Solberg Agency and can be reached at 208-507-2016.

              COTTONWOOD — Prairie Junior-Senior High School will be host to a Vitalant blood drive Tuesday, Sept. 20. Sign up at https://donors.vitalant.org/dwp/portal.

              COTTONWOOD — The Pioneer Senior Citizens meet every Tuesday for lunch at noon.

              COTTONWOOD — There were several action items on the Aug. 15 agenda for the Cottonwood School District 242 board of trustees, beginning with the auditor’s report from Quest Financial. They found no issues with the report and it was accepted by the board. School Clerk-Treasurer Denise Uhlenkot…

                COTTONWOOD — With a keen sense of responsibility, Sister Carol Ann Wassmuth has stewarded God’s gift of water for 32 years at the Monastery of St. Gertrude. As the Certified Water System Operator, Sister Carol Ann cared for the safety and availability of the water supply that serves everyone…

                  The Idaho County Fair closed out Aug. 20 and kids are now headed back to school. Search our website for Idaho County Fair 2022 for more photos from the Fair.

                    COTTONWOOD — St. John Bosco Academy will hold a back to school open house Thursday. Sept. 1, from 4-6 p.m. Stop by the school, meet teachers and see the classrooms. Refreshments will be served in the gym. Drop school supplies off this evening.

                    COTTONWOOD — The Pioneer Senior Citizens meet every Tuesday at noon at Cottonwood Community Hall for lunch. Menu for Sept. 6 is oven-fried chicken, squash, corn, peaches and whole wheat rolls. Lunches are also available through grab-and-go or by delivery. Call Lynn Thompson by 10 a.m. Tuesda…

                    The Idaho County Fair Fashion Show 2022 brought together girls from across the county Wednesday, Aug. 17. Sewing and Making the Most of Me projects were shown during the annual event with this year’s theme as “The Greatest Show.”

                      Photos from 2022's Idaho County Fair. Search our website for 'Idaho County Fair results 2022' and '4-H, FFA livestock sale raises $410K' to see more photos and results from this year's Fair.

                      Cottonwood’s St. John Bosco’s new principal, Mr. Brian Cummings, attended a Classical Catholic Educators conference in Washington, D.C,. this summer, with seven others from St. John Bosco Academy. Pictured are (back row, L-R) Mr. Weckman, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Counts; and (front row…

                        COTTONWOOD — Items are currently being sought for the annual YWCA Purse Auction. The Idaho County YWCA Live Purse Auction is set for Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Cottonwood Community Hall (505 King Street). Doors open at noon, a lunch of pulled pork and sides will be available, and the live auct…

                          COTTONWOOD — A total 225 animals were on the market floor last Saturday, Aug. 20, for the annual Idaho County 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale, which this year raised a total $410,647.25.

                          COTTONWOOD — “Jump, weave, tunnel, tire, teeter,” are the commands Kelly Turney issues to her dog, Piper. In response, Piper leapt, twisted, walked and crawled through an array of features Turney used as part of a dog agility demonstration at Cottonwood Park.

                          COTTONWOOD — Amy Uptmor of JUB Engineers covered a variety of information as she presented for nearly an hour at the Cottonwood City Council meeting on Aug. 8. Explaining the council needs to move forward with decisions on the grant funding for the water plan contract and the I & I evalu…

                          COTTONWOOD — Welcome to “The Greatest Show” with the 2022 Idaho County Fair. The fair is set to run through Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood.

                          Cleanup and assessment efforts continue following last week’s storm that pushed high winds and hail into a punishing one-two punch, inflicting property and crop damage across the Camas Prairie and into the Kamiah area.

                            COTTONWOOD — An open house at Prairie Elementary School is set for Monday, Aug. 29, 5-7 p.m. Hot dogs and haystacks will be served. If students have their school supplies, they are invited to bring them this night. Fifth-and sixth-grade band students can meet Mr. Eynon Tuesday, Aug. 23, 8 a.…

                              COTTONWOOD — Prairie Junior-Senior High School will hold its registration today, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for all grades. Band students are invited to meet teacher John Eynon Monday, Aug. 22, in the band room from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

                                Attendees hit the grounds of the Monastery of St. Gertrude on Sunday, Aug. 7, for the Raspberry Social. The renamed event picks up from the annual Raspberry Festival event, which was canceled last year and in 2020 due to COVID concerns. This year’s event featured most of the same events — in…

                                There will be no senior luncheon next week due to the Idaho County Fair. You can find menus and other information on the Prairie Mountain Nutrition Facebook page.

                                Grangeville’s Camas Lanes Bowling Alley is offering weekly bowling lessons on Thursdays for $10 per person. Time for 8-12-year-olds is 2-3 p.m., and those 13 and older are invited at 3:30 p.m. Stop by the alley at 101 West North Street or call 208-983-1160.

                                  Cottonwood Summer Fest 2022 drew a crowd to Main Street for a variety of activities Saturday, July 30, including a parade, kids’ dog show, an egg toss, cornhole tournament and a lawn mower race. The weekend also included a color run, food, visiting, watermelon eating and haybale throwing con…

                                    COTTONWOOD — The River Management Society has selected a longtime recreation manager at the Bureau of Land Management’s Cottonwood Field Office as the 2022 recipient of the River Manager of the Year Award. Joe O’Neill, an outdoor recreation planner who oversees recreation activities along th…

                                    COTTONWOOD — Despite temperatures hovering around 100 degrees Saturday, July 30, the streets of Cottonwood were filled with people. The occasion was the annual summer fest celebration.

                                    COTTONWOOD — Four young ladies will vie for Idaho County Fair queen for 2023. Aside from queen, two princesses will also be chosen. Those in the running are Payton Brown, Abbie Frei and MaKenna York, all of Grangeville, and Gracelynn Missman of Cottonwood.

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