Prairie Junior Senior High School celebrated homecoming the week of Sept. 21., and fourth grader Sam Rehder got into the action. The son of Chris and Amanda Rehder, Sam dressed up as Principal Rehder, complete with detention list. “Sam is my cousins Chris’s son,” Jon laughed. “I thought it w…

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    MOSCOW – Dylan S. Hull-Nye of Greencreek, was one of 263 sudents who graduated from the University of Idaho during the summer. Hull-Nye received a M.S. in statistical science.

    COTTONWOOD -- We had a nice rain over the weekend. It washed away the smoke again. It is really starting to look like fall. We have a huge flock of blackbirds around here and they are getting all my apples, so I better get them picked.

      COTTONWOOD – Bring in your old, expired, unused or unwanted medications for safe disposal on Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at HUB International, 501 Kings St., Cottonwood. The Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Education (DATE) and the Cottonwood Police Department are participating in this National Pre…

        COTTONWOOD – A Rosary Rally in honor of Our Lady of Fatima is set for Oct. 10, noon, at St. Mary’s Church in Cottonwood. Participants will walk down Lewiston Street past the hospital, through downtown and up King street. It is about half mile walk. For those who do not want to walk, there wi…

        COTTONWOOD -- The quilt for the Assumption Parish Raffle was made by Jeanne Arnzen. There was also a fleece blanket donated by The Hangout, a Norwex package donated by Clint and Jonna Holthaus, and lots of CASH. Tickets are being handed out this weekend. Support Assumption Parish and come to…

          COTTONWOOD – Bring in your old, expired, unused or unwanted medications for safe disposal on Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at HUB International, 501 King Street, Cottonwood. The Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Education (DATE) and the Cottonwood Police Department (CPD) are participating in this Nati…

          Prairie Junior Senior High School in Cottonwood celeb rated its homecoming last weekend, Sept. 26, the election of its homecoming queen and king, Sierra McWilliams and Cole Martin.

          COTTONWOOD -- Isn’t it nice to have clear air again! We can see our beautiful blue skies and the mountains! We have had some frost, so the leaves are starting to change colors. We need another light frost for the apples to get ripe and sweet. 

          Austin Brannan of Grangeville grabs a front foot in his heel loop last Saturday, Sept. 26, during the doctoring event at the Two Bar V Ranch Rodeo in Greencreek. The four-year-old annual event drew 20 teams with contestants coming from as far as Wyoming.

          COTTONWOOD – Lots of running and rope throwing churned up the dust at last Friday evening’s goat roping event in Cottonwood.

            COTTONWOOD – Bring in your old, expired, unused or unwanted medications for safe disposal on Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at HUB International, 501 Kings St., Cottonwood. The Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Education (DATE) and the Cottonwood Police Department are participating in this National Pre…

              COTTONWOOD – Bring in your old, expired, unused or unwanted medications for safe disposal on Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at HUB International, 501 King Street, Cottonwood. The Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Education (DATE) and the Cottonwood Police Department (CPD) are participating in this Nati…

              COTTONWOOD -- St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics and the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation recently introduced its new Rehabilitation Services Facility at St. Mary’s in Cottonwood. The new space houses both physical and occupational therapies and provides expansion to the old space.

              The Prairie Mountain Nutrition program provides senior meals each week on Tuesday at the Cottonwood Community Hall lower level at Noon with doors open at 11 a.m. All are welcome for a meal by donation. Deliveries are also available by contacting Cottonwood City Hall at 208-962-3231. Also che…

              FENN – What’s up with that pile of grain outside of Grangeville? With bigger harvests, and more coming to the elevators on each grain truck, that million-bushel ground pile at the Columbia Grain International facility at Fenn was what was needed to keep up with supply, as well as demands.

              COTTONWOOD – “Remember to thank all those people who made this year’s fair happen – it was a lot of work,” Grangeville High School FFA advisor and agricultural sciences teacher Katie Mosman Wilson said at the Idaho County Fair Aug. 21. “We are grateful to our amazing and supportive community.”

                COTTONWOOD -- On Saturday, Aug. 15,  — Feast of the Assumption — Sister Karen Martin made her perpetual monastic profession, the final promise made in becoming a sister of the Benedictine community of the Monastery of St. Gertrude.

                COTTONWOOD -- It is sprinkling rain on Monday morning, as I write this. Once again, the farmers will be stopped from cutting grain. The yield for the crops is twice as much as usual but the price is way down. Some farmers are finished harvesting, but the farmers on the west end of the prairi…

                  Due to the problems presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, numerous events in the area have been or will be cancelled. Some of those include the following:

                  COTTONWOOD -- The Idaho County Fair is in the books. It was a good fair, and one of the few around this area that got to take place. 

                  COTTONWOOD – Get ready to continue “Kickin’ Up Your Boots at the Idaho County Fair,” as the county’s celebration began this morning, Wednesday, Aug. 19.

                  COTTONWOOD -- We took a drive up the mountain, behind Grangeville, last week and picked a quart of huckleberries, but they were not easy to find. We also caught a few small fish.

                  Molly Johnson of Cottonwood chases down a calf in the breakaway competition at last Friday’s Aug. 14 Timed Events Rodeo held in Greencreek. The event was set up by Two Bar V Livestock and the Idaho Cowboys Association, with a total 68 contestants competing overall on four events. See side ba…

                    COTTONWOOD – An antique tractor show will be held at Cottonwood City Park during the run of the Idaho County Fair, Aug. 19-22. Organizer Eric Forsmann will have eight of his own to exhibit – makes including John Deere, International and Caterpillar – and he invites those with old tractors th…

                    COTTONWOOD -- Bishop Peter Christensen blessed the new construction at St. John Bosco Academy on Sunday, Aug. 9 with a group of approximately 32 students and their families in attendance. The new wing will include three classrooms, a larger daycare, and a larger chapel. Bishop Peter stood at…

                    COTTONWOOD -- Drive along U.S. Highway 95 through the Camas Prairie in North Central Idaho and be immersed in a grand vista of rolling fields and distant, surrounding mountains. Structures seen along the highway reflect the pioneer legacy as well as years of dynamic weather. Dilapidated barn…

                    COTTONWOOD -- The grain crops are turning golden very quickly with the warm weather. Harvest is not far off. Haying should be winding down, except in the Craigmont-Ferdinand area, which is a higher elevation. Blue grass harvest is in full swing.

                    COTTONWOOD -- Idaho State Patrol and the FBI are investigating an officer involved shooting in our area. Around 4 a.m., on Saturday morning, shots were fired on Canyon Road near Ferdinand. All deputies were uninjured. The suspect is in the hospital. Tribal, Lewis County, & Idaho County S…

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