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St. John Bosco seventh grade student Madeline Wassmuth was recently recognized by the regional Veterans of Foreign Wars for her Patriot’s Pen essay. Wassmuth submitted her essay titled, “My Pledge to our Veterans,” to the local VFW last fall where she placed first in her age group. Her essay…

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    COTTONWOOD — A community museum exhibition in planned for May 1, at The Museum at St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, featuring art showing the “Icons of the Camas Prairie.” The museum is looking for artists who will create art highlighting some of the area’s icons, including The Monastery, trestles…

      COTTONWOOD — A “Leading Into the Wild” men’s conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 404 Foster Ave., in Cottonwood.

      “It was a great day on the hill!” said superintendent Jon Rehder, Cottonwood School District 242. About 150 Prairie students, grades 4-8, along with 10 staff members, hit the slopes at Cottonwood Ski Butte last Friday, Jan. 20, for the annual ski day. Students pay for lift tickets and rental…

        COTTONWOOD — A community museum exhibition in planned for May 1, at The Museum at St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, featuring art showing the “Icons of the Camas Prairie.” The museum is looking for artists who will create art highlighting some of the area’s icons, including The Monastery, trestles…

        On Jan. 15, Cottonwood Butte Ski Area, and on Jan. 16, Snowhaven Ski Area, were part of the annual Ride Idaho winter tour for Ski Idaho, shooting videos and photos at several Gem State ski areas. Documenting the event were photographers and videographers from Peak Media. The Idaho Ski Areas …

        Looking for something to do this weekend? The “Save the Pool” crab feed returns to Kamiah this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the American Legion Hall (618 Main St.) Buy your tickets at the Kamiah Flower Shop at 511 Main St. (phone 208-935-0200). They cost $40 on Thursday night, $45 for Fr…

          Thia’s Cottonwood Dancers held their winter dance recital at Prairie High School Sunday, Jan. 15. Thia Waller is the teacher for dance in Cottonwood and can be reached at 208-507-1871 with class questions.

          COTTONWOOD — At its Jan. 9 meeting, the Cottonwood City Council approved Resolution 2023-1 to support the adoption of the Idaho Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. There were few changes to previous year’s plans.

          Hells Canyon NRA is looking for an energetic, good-natured person to serve as campground host for the 2023 season at Pittsburg Campground. The most important job of a host is to facilitate an enjoyable camping experience for the public. Hosts are expected to assist visitors with information …

            GREENCREEK — Ag producers are invited to hear on innovations and industry updates as part of the 9th annual Soil Health Workshop. This is set for Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Greencreek Community Hall.

              COTTONWOOD — Excessive speed is a suspected factor in Saturday’s crash south of Cottonwood that injured two persons. Idaho State Police is investigating the incident.

              COTTONWOOD — The Pioneer Senior Citizens meet every Tuesday for lunch at noon. Menu for Jan. 17 is pork roast, sweet potatoes, fruit cocktail, steamed broccoli and a whole wheat roll.

              Cottonwood Butte Ski Area has positions available as ski lift operators and kitchen assistants (rover), must be 16 or older. They are open Saturdays and Sundays. Shift times are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact Tara Klapprich at 208-507-1898 or April Lustig at 208-871-7945.

                COTTONWOOD — Two classes are being offered on beef producer issues at the Cottonwood Community Center, 506 King Street on Jan. 11 and 18; both require RSVPs, by Jan. 6 and Jan. 13 respectively, to attend.

                Prairie Pirate alumni battled it out on the basketball court last Monday, Dec. 26, for the annual PHS Alumni Games. This is the fourth annual fundraising event, held at the PHS gym, with the $480 in proceeds benefitting the athletic department. Overall, 12 women and 19 men participated, repr…

                Pro-life Patriots, St. John Bosco’s new chapter of Students for Life of America, welcomed the public to their first candlelight Mass on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the school chapel. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the unborn. Pro-life Patriot members received sponsors fo…

                The winner of the Grangeville Christmas decorating competition, held by the Community of Grangeville Facebook group, went to Kris and Lindsay Wagenmann. They received $40 in Mammoth Bucks from the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce. Second place went to Sherry Beattie and third place to Brett a…

                Prairie Elementary School students in Cottonwood presented their Christmas concert Friday, Dec. 16.

                MOSCOW — A large group of local high school students recently participated in the Regional BPA (Business Professionals of America) competition at the University of Idaho. There were 374 total entries for the various academic competitions.

                  MISSION VIEJO, Calif. — Kim Schumacher, a sixth-grade science teacher at Prairie Elementary School in Cottonwood, was recently awarded a classroom grant by Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE). This grant funding will be used to purchase needed materials including stream table kits for he…

                  Congratulations to Prairie Junior Senior High School students in Cottonwood (L-R) Carter Shears, Mary Schwartz and Andrew Trieb who were nominated as the November and December students of the month.

                  Congratulations to Julia Rehder of Cottonwood whose Voice of Democracy essay won second place at the district level competition held recently in Lewiston. Rehder is a student at Prairie Junior Senior High School.

                    Idaho County Recycling sites Grangeville and Kooskia holiday schedules will have them closed Saturday, Dec 24, and open Dec. 31. Cottonwood site will be closed on Dec. 24 and 31.

                      Pre-K through 12th grade students at St. John Bosco Academy in Cottonwood performed songs and dance in “A Very Mary Christmas!” last Wednesday, Dec. 14.

                        COTTONWOOD — St. John Bosco Academy will host its annual Nativity Play Wednesday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., at the school on Substation Road. The public is invited.

                          Idaho County Recycling sites Grangeville and Kooskia holiday schedules will have them closed Saturday, Dec 24, and open Dec. 31. Cottonwood site will be closed on Dec. 24 and 31.

                            Rain did not dampen spirits, nor attendance, at Sunday night’s Dec. 11 Cottonwood Christmas celebration. A series of floats featuring Cottonwood ambulance and fire departments, local businesses, area royalty and community groups went through downtown. This was followed by a gathering at the …

                            Cold temperatures make for interesting nature scenes, such as this icefall along Graves Creek Road outside Cottonwood, pictured Nov. 27.

                              COTTONWOOD — The Cottonwood Saddliers and Livestock 4-H Club will be host to the 20th Annual Cottonwood Lighted Christmas Parade and Santa Cabana Sunday, Dec. 11, 5 p.m.

                              COTTONWOOD — Superintendent Jon Rehder asked the Cottonwood School District 242 board at its Nov. 21 meeting to approve a one-time stipend for staff paid with SLFR (Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery) funding and ESSER III funds. The state already approved $59,000 in SLFR funding fo…

                              COTTONWOOD — Mysteries remain of those who have gone missing in Idaho County’s rugged back country. A few disappearances are of their own making, and many were the victims of happenstance or malicious intent. Working against their being found is the land itself.

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