Updated February 29, 2024
School Board meets
The School Board held their February meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22 with only 3 of the 5 board members in attendance, Pat Alfrey, Gus Hoene and Aaron Hinkelman. . . .
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Prairie Booster Club supports sports and activities
The Prairie Booster club has always supported improvements in facilities and equipment for our Prairie teams and organizations. . . .
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Sheriff honors several Sheriff's Office staff
Last week, Idaho County Sheriff Ulmer honored several members of the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office. . . .
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To the Library and Beyond!
March is a very busy month as we observe American Red Cross Month since 1943, recognizing all the people who make their work possible. . . .
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Just 1 perfect 25 this week
There was just 1 perfect 25 scored during week 7 of the 10-week shoot at Cottonwood Gun Club. . . .
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Local students named to UI Dean's List
Officials at the University of Idaho here have released their dean’s list for fall semester 2023. . . .
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5 qualify for BPA Nationals
The Prairie Business Professionals of America students attended the state conference on Feb. 1-12 at Boise. . . .
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Local teams compete at Hallissey Tournament
Cottonwood was well represented at last weekend's 61st annual Hallissey Catholic 7-8 grade Basketball Tournament in Boise. . . .
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Prairie Baseball schedule
On this page is the 2024 Prairie Baseball Schedule. . . .
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Lady Pirates named to all-tournament team; Changes to softball schedule
Idahosports.com named their 1ADI Girls Basketball All tournament team. . . .
There are a couple of additions and one subtraction to the Prairie Softball schedule in the past week. . . .
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Track & Field schedule
On this page are the Prairie High School and Prairie Junior High track and field schedules for this Spring. . . .
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Wassmuth named to all-league team
The White Pine League’s boys 1A-Div. 2 all league team was named recently. . . .
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Alaina Decaria was the winner of the Prairie Spelling Bee on Feb. 22. She will advance to the Regional competition in Lewiston. Photo submitted by Jon Rehder. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The spelling bee was held Thursday, February 22, 2024 in the elementary school gym.  Alaina Decaria won the competition and will move onto the regional competition in Lewiston. Congratulations to all the participants. Picture from left are Bailey Schumacher, Koyle Jones, Ray Terhaar, Moses Musick, Mesa Graning, Clareese Duclos, Easton Guyer, Jaylin Johnson, Gunner Chandler, Jaxson Ainsworth, Alaina Decaria, and Nathan Weber. Photo submitted by Jon Rehder. Click on the photo for a larger view.

  Students during the spelling bee which was held at Prairie Elementary School. From left are Mesa Graning, Clareese Duclos, Moses Musick, Ray Terhaar, Nathan Weber, Jaylin Johnson, Koyle Jones, Alaina Decaria, Jaxson Ainsworth, Gunner Chandler, Bailey Schumacher and Easton Guyer. Photo submitted by Jon Rehder. Click on the photo for a larger view.

During our recent heavy snow it was discovered that multiple fire hydrants were buried in snow and not easily accessible by Cottonwood Fire Department. A request for assistance in shoveling out the hydrants was put out through social media.  Within hours multiple youth, and families, went out and began removing snow from the hydrants to assist the fire department. On Monday, February 19, several of the youth were recognized for their efforts.  Donations from Cottonwood Fire Department, Cottonwood Police Department, St Marys EMS and the Idaho County Coroner made it possible for each youth to receive a cash reward for volunteering their time and assisting with shoveling snow. The youth also had the opportunity to see the Fire Station and have a photo taken with Chief Greg Danly. Pictured are Vince and Forrest Poxleitner, Halsey Rowland, Brynlie Lockett, Charlee Key and Cottonwood Fire Chief Greg Danly.  Not shown is Taylor, Avery, Kennedy and Tenley Riener, Cooper Lockett and Eli Arnzen. Cottonwood Fire Department and the City of Cottonwood would like to thank the efforts of these youth.  Their efforts and desire to help their community is commendable! Photo submitted by Terry Cochran. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Tri-Parish girls team went through the Hallissey Tournament undefeated this past weekend, earning the first place trophy.Pictured back from left are Coach Dustin Behler, Reagan Brannan, Aubree Riener, Capri Hagen, Mia Anderson, Beka Schumacher, Macie Uhlenkott, Bekah Shears, Tori Shears, Coach Dave Shears. Front from left are ZoeBehler, Ayla Ratcliff, Blake Uhlenkott, Mikayla Rowland and Faith Cash, Not pictured: Kenly Forsmann. Photo by Tara Rowland. See story above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Tri-Parish boys team at Hallissey was coached by Adam Forsmann Nick Frei and included: Phineas Fitch, Anthony Forsmann, Matt Frei, Bucky Harman, Austin Labrum, Henry Rehder, Sam Rehder, Cooper Reiner, Gabe Severns, Ray Terhaar, Tate Uhlenkott, Marshall Weber and Nathan Weber. Submitted photo. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The St. John Bosco Academy boys were coached by Mark Frei and Kevin Rehder and included: Wyatt Crea, Oliver Dahlsrud, Anthony Frei, Pierce Frei, RJ Garza, Malachi Graham-Pile, Simon Hagen, Ignatius Parmantier, John Seubert, Will Sonnen and Joseph Waters. They were awarded the Sportsmanship Trophy for the boys Hallissey Tournament. Photo courtesy of Hallissey officials. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The St. John Bosco Academy girls at Hallissey were coached by Cori Dieseldorff and assisted by Miah Mager and Catherine Seubert and included: Catherine Beckman, Maggie Black, AnnaMae Cummings, Teagen Dieseldorff, Marie Duman, Tess Goeckner, Brianne Nuxoll, CeCe Remacle and Madeline Wassmuth. Submitted photo. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Tiffany Forsmann, head cook for Prairie Mountain Nutrition, and Emmett Wilson, president of Pioneer Senior Citizens of Cottonwood accepted a “Life Vac” anti-choking device. The Life Vac was donated to the Cottonwood meal site by the Jacob Riener Memorial Fund. For more information on the Life Vac, visit their website at www.lifevac.net. Photo submitted by Prairie Mountain Nutrition. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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