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Arrests made in mountain cabin burglary

DAYTON–Several break-ins of mountain cabins in the past month or so have had the attention of Columbia County Sheriff Joe Helm and CCSO deputies, who arrested two individuals inside a private cabin on North Touchet Road Monday, September 21....

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Mike Stensrude, interim agent at Dayton's State Farm agency

DAYTON–Walla Walla State Farm Agent Mike Stensrude took over operation of this city's State Farm Agency on August 1, and has been over-the-top busy ever since. Stensrude was appointed interim agent...

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Ski Bluewood announces improvements

DAYTON-As part of an overall strategy plan to both meet social distancing requirements during the covid-19 pandemic and to improve overall traffic flow around the lodge area for years to come, two...

Pole fires interrupt electrical service

DAYTON–Two power pole fires last weekend darkened residences and businesses here, causing a pair of power outages. Pacific Power customers in Dayton, Pomeroy and Waitsburg were affected, said Bill Clemens, Regional Business Manager for the...

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WEDDING

Garett Groom Turner and Randi Diane Bafus were married on July 4, 2020 at the Bafus Ranch in Rosalia, Wash. The ceremony took place at the "Old Rodeo Grounds" overlooking Bonnie Lake where the couple...

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Lions Club spiffs up facililities

Some civic-minded members of the Dayton Lions Club weren't idle last summer, coronavirus or no. The Lions got together to scrape and repaint the bleachers and dugouts at the Dayton High School...

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What's New at School?

DAYTON–The annual Columbia County Fair was unable to take place as it would under normal circumstances amid Covid-19 restrictions, but did still provide a venue for some to participate in a...

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Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago September 22, 2010 More than 40 years ago when Fort Walla Walla was getting underway at its current location in Fort Walla Walla Park, area rancher Carl Penner thought the budding...

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Columbia County Fair Horse Show Award Winners

Columbia County Fair Horse Show Award... Full story

Pastor's Corner

DAYTON–People of faith hear this Call; our Nation is in trouble and we need God’s help. Let’s pray that God will turn our entire Nation back to Him. “Thus, the Lord was moved by Prayer for the Land.” 2 Samuel 24:25. This Prayer focus is...

HOSPITAL CORNER

By Karleen C. Benavides, RN BSPH Every year, getting your flu vaccine is an important part of protecting yourself and others. But the 2020-21 flu season presents an unusual set of circumstances that make influenza prevention even more important....

County Treasurer program for Kiwanis virtual meeting

DAYTON–The public is invited to join Kiwanis Club of Dayton members and guests and hear Columbia County Treasurer Carla Rowe present a program at noon, Thursday, September 24, 2020, via ZOOM meeting. Members and visitors may join the virtual...

DEATH NOTICE

DAYTON–Kip Dieringer, age 71 years, died at the Dayton General Hospital September 15, 2020. He is in the care of Hubbard-Rogg Funeral...

DEATH NOTICE

DAYTON–Joella Jensen, age 93 years, died at the Booker Rest Home September 16, 2020. She is in the care of Hubbard-Rogg Funeral...

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A. F. Branco

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OPINION

Since the explosion in wildfire activity a few weeks ago, there has been a rush to use them to promote a climate agenda, including calling them “climate fires.” ABC News even went so far as to...

Commentary

After viewing “social dilemma,” a Netflix documentary, I was enlightened to what is taking place in the social-media platforms and how they are influencing–even manipulating–our very ideas and courses of action. A few early Silicon Valley...

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On the Edge of Common Sense

Mr. Moses remarked the other day he’d received a catalog in the mail from a western clothing outfit. He wasn’t sure who the outfit catered to, but the name ‘Long Island’ seemed to stick in...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor. I’ve known Mike Mitchell a long time. He was a trustworthy, straight talking friend to all as a teenager and hasn’t changed – he has become more so. His compassion runs deep and he understands how important it is for everyone...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor, I am writing in support of Mike Mitchell for Superior Court Judge. I first got to know Mike as my Little League Baseball coach 25 years ago and have had a personal relationship with him ever since. Mike has the experience, both in...

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