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Sherwood Trust releases 2021 grant guidelines

By Brian Hunt Special to the Dayton Chronicle WALLA WALLA–Virtual informational meetings to review the 2021 grant guidelines are scheduled for Wednesday, January 13 at 1 p.m. and Thursday, January 14 at 5 p.m. Pre-registration is required and...

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County doing well, so far; 70 Zoom attendees of COVID Town Hall hear

DAYTON–A community-wide Town Hall Meeting was hosted by Martha Lanman, Public Health Administrator for Columbia County, with Columbia County Health System’s CEO Shane McGuire and COO Stephanie...

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Widespread disapproval of Inslee's new COVID-19 recovery plan

DAYTON–Columbia County has been placed in a region that includes Yakima, Benton, Franklin and Walla Walla counties, and Governor Jay Inslee's recently launched recovery plan requires the region to...

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Rep. Mark Klicker takes oath of office

WALLA WALLA–Republican Mark Klicker was officially sworn into office as a member of the Washington State House of Representatives, Friday, to serve the 16th Legislative District. Klicker was...

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Dayton Schools still in "in-person" instruction; discusses School Resource Officer

DAYTON–Classes at the Dayton School District have resumed for in-person learning following the winter break for the week of January 4, School Directors heard at a Work Session January 8. However,...

A look back at 2020

The year 2020 started as most any other year then, for both Columbia County and the nation, went off the rails. If February, conditions were right for a flood event which devastated county roads, some properties and did millions of dollars of...

Clarification

In the December 24 school board story, indication was school administration was waiting until Spring Break to extend the school day for middle and high school students from the present 12:30 p.m. release to 2 p.m. The School Board, according to...

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OBITUARY

Sally Jane Ogden December 7, 1942–December 27, 2020 Sally Jane Ogden, age 78 years, passed away December 27, 2020, in Granite Falls, Wash., after a battle with cancer. Sally was born December 7,...

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HOSPITAL CORNER

Columbia County Health System (CCHS) has been providing COVID–19 vaccinations for the past two weeks according to Washington States Department of Health (DOH) Phase 1A guidance which includes the...

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OBITUARY

Marion Gladys Anderson August 7, 1930-January 7, 2021 Marion Gladys (Mortimore) Anderson went home to be with Jesus on January 7, 2021. She was born August 7, 1930, to Hugh and Margaret Powers Allmon...

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What's New at School?

DAYTON-After recovering from some time in remote learning, and taking a much-needed winter break, school is up and running once again. Last week on Monday, the district returned to in-person...

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago January 12, 2011 Love and food and cooking drives Brad McMasters, now a new partner in the Weinhard Café at 258 East Main. Representative Terry Nealey, a long-time attorney in a Dayton law office, has been chosen to serve on the...

SCHOOL MENU

BREAKFAST Wed, Jan 20: Breakfast Sandwich, Fruit, Milk Thur, Jan 21: French Toast, Fruit, Milk Fri, Jan 22: Pita w/Scrambled Eggs, Maple Bar, Fruit, Milk Mon, Jan 25: Pancakes, Fruit, Milk Tue. Jan 26: Muffin, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit, Milk Wed, Jan...

Three $2,000 scholarships available

WALLA WALLA VALLEY–The Washington State School Retirees Association (WSSRA) has the Robert J. Handy and the WSSR Foundation scholarships available to high school seniors seeking a career in the field of education. That includes teacher,...

Quote of the Week

“A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.” – Groucho... Full story

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I was surprised to find an article from our Port of Columbia in the Walla Walla County paper. It was asking Columbia County for input to the region-wide active transportation plan. I’m not sure why Palouse RTPO needs our input on...

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OPINION

OLYMPIA–The Senate Ways & Means Committee will hold a public hearing on January 14 at 4 p.m. on the Governor’s proposed income tax on capitals gains (SB 5096). Remote testimony is available and...

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On the Edge of Common Sense

Grandpa Tommy’s dad used to say “A cowful is a substantial quantity.” According to my research, the rumen on a mature cow can hold up to 300 pounds. And by anybody’s standards that is quite a...

Commentary

These are indeed interesting times. Liberty in the United States is under threat and it is because the communication channels are held in too few hands. Those who control the news media have manipulated public opinion and swayed voters. It’s...

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