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

COTTONWOOD — Baa, moo, oink! Spring show for Idaho County Fair was this past Saturday, in Cottonwood. 4-H’ers showed up with their animals to get baselines established for the big fall show.

    COTTONWOOD — Although rain started the morning June 12, by 10 a.m., the sun was shining and skies were blue at the annual Idaho County 4-H Spring Livestock Show Saturday, June 12, at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood.

      The lawn at the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude in Cottonwood was home to a music jam session Saturday, June 5. More than 35 people gathered, some to play and sing, some to listen. The temperature only reached about 63 degrees that day, and the wind blew, but visitors said as long as they …

        COTTONWOOD – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4902 held Memorial Day services at both the Cottonwood Catholic and Protestant cemeteries Monday, May 31. Names of all servicemen and women buried in the cemeteries were read aloud as about 30 people attended the events.

        COTTONWOOD — Sunrise, sunburn, sunset, repeat, has been the theme around here lately. Kids have been out of school for a whole week! Days have been filled with Little League baseball, garden planting, mushroom hunting, beach sitting and of course, camping!

        COTTONWOOD — Summer has begun! Prairie schools had a fun-filled week, ending the school year with a bang! From the Junior High going bowling in Lewiston, to the Elementary Field Day and Talent Show and Kindergarten graduation to our senior class of 2021, congratulations to all and best of lu…

          COTTONWOOD — Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an old-timey music jam session with Kathy Hedberg and friends Saturday, June 5, from 2-4 p.m. The music will play on the lawn outside the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood. Enjoy refreshments, take a stroll throu…

            Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics, in Orofino, and St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics, in Cottonwood are introducing new names, brands and vision as part of their integration into the Kootenai Health regional health care system, headquartered in Coeur d’Alene.

            Kristy Beckstead, Idaho County YWCA advocate, wants the community to know that the 2021 “Purse Auction,” held to assist those affected by domestic violence in our county, has been postponed due to the storage unit being robbed in Cottonwood.

              Shirley’s Cottonwood Dancers, instructed by Thia Waller, held their spring recital at Prairie High School Sunday, May 23. More than 20 dancers took to the stage and performed for family and friends.

              Extensive search efforts have found no sign of a missing Cottonwood man, David Andrew Spencer, 31, who is now believed drowned following a boating accident in the Salmon River last Saturday, May 22. Search efforts continue as of press time Tuesday.

              COTTONWOOD — What a great weekend of state tournaments and meets! The Prairie track and field team did an amazing job! The girls’ 4x200 relay team placed 1st for the fourth year in a row! They also placed 4th in the 4x100 relay! Ellea Uhlenkott placed 3rd in the 300 hurdles and 4th in the 10…

              COTTONWOOD — Off to State! Baseball, softball and track will all be off to the state tournaments and meet! Also, Molly Johnson will be riding in the state high school rodeo finals! We are so incredibly proud of our high school athletes! The state qualifiers for track include Ellea Uhlenkott …

              COTTONWOOD — Well, it’s the week of district games for PHS softball and baseball, and also the district track meet! The Lady Pirates have a district play-in game on Tuesday, at home against Lapwai. If they win, they will travel to Genessee on Thursday, May 13. The boys kick off their distric…

              COTTONWOOD — Huge shout out to the Prairie High School softball team, you girls have been doing amazing! Madison Shears and Eve Uhlenkott played their last home game last Friday night. Best of luck to you two seniors in all your future endeavors.

              COTTONWOOD — “We reduced this year’s levy by $50,000 — I don’t think that happens very often,” Cottonwood Joint School District 242 (CJSD 242) Superintendent Rene Forsmann said.

              COTTONWOOD — Rain, rain go away. Springtime on the prairie sure is beautiful! These April showers are doing their part to bring us May flowers. Trees are budding, birds are chirping, and rumor has it a few morels have peeked out at top secret locations!

              Sunday afternoon, April 18, saw young ladies gathered in the Prairie High School cafeteria in Cottonwood for the annual Princess Tea Party, hosted by the Idaho County Fair Royalty. Overall, more than 50 girls attended with each receiving a princess sash. The event included a craft to make th…

              Pine Tree Community Credit Union is going paperless. PTCCU will no longer be mailing printed statements after Dec. 31. Did you know the Environmental Protection Agency estimates Americans use about 99 million tons of paper each year and paper makes up about 34 percent of the waste in our cou…

              COTTONWOOD — About 660 community members were without power on Friday morning for a few hours after a power pole was hit by a single vehicle, right in front of the hospital. Thankfully, angels were on the driver’s shoulder that day and no serious injuries occurred. People experienced power o…

                The Annual Idaho County 4-H Party was held Saturday, April 17, at the Cottonwood Community Hall. More than 150 4-H members and their friends gathered at this event which is a “Penny Arcade” intended to raise the awareness of the Idaho County 4-H Program and encourage youth and adults to part…

                COTTONWOOD — Swing, batter, batter! Are you ready to slam back into action with some Prairie baseball and softball? We have a week full of action! Starting off, Monday, April 12 with high school softball at Grangeville. The following day, April 13, the girls played Nezperce at home, the high…

                  COTTONWOOD — Idaho County Fair Royalty will present the Princess Tea Party Sunday, April 18, 2-4 p.m., at Prairie High School cafeteria in Cottonwood.

                    Hundreds of eggs hunters from birth through age 12, as well as parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends, showed up at Cottonwood Lions Park Saturday, April 3, to hunt Easter eggs. Cottonwood Saddliers and Livestock 4-H Club was in charge of the event and members started early in the …

                    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…

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