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Primary Election Results

DAYTON--Two Columbia County races held a dress rehearsal and are destined for the November General Election: Republican Commissioner candidate Jack Miller edged incumbent Charles Amerein (R), and incumbent Sheriff Joe Helm (R), garnered nearly 67%...

Columbia Compass Coffee will kick-start your morning in former Rooster's Brew spot

DAYTON–It's been a few months in the making but last week, Wednesday, July 27, was the soft opening of Columbia Compass Coffee, one of Dayton's newest small businesses. The coffee drive-through...

Community poll prioritizes new pool in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG–A survey completed by 110 community members showed respondents overwhelmingly prioritize a new swimming pool for the community, and the Waitsburg Parks and Recreation District and Rural Youth Enrichment Services are ready to act. The...

Bank of Eastern Washington collecting school supplies

DAYTON–Bank of Eastern Washington is collecting school supplies for local elementary students at its Washington branches, including its Dayton branch. These supplies will be distributed to local schools in August. “If you would like to help,...

Health System offering free sports physicals

DAYTON–Athletes intending to turn out for sports programs in the Dayton and Waitsburg schools are required to have undergone a sports physical examination prior to participating in practices, and the Columbia County Health System is making that...

NW Farm Credit Services gives $50k grant

WALLA WALLA– Northwest Farm Credit Services has named Walla Walla County Fire District #8 Board of Fire Commissioners as the recipient of a $50,000.00 award. Northwest Farm Credit Services donated for a side-by-side 4x4 ATV emergency medical/fire...

All In The Family

DAYTON–Last May, the Washington State University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Spokane conferred doctoral degrees on a number of graduates, and one of them was 2015 Dayton High...

Local retiree has eerie connection to 1923 Oregon train robbery book

DAYTON–It's called a doppelganger and it means "a ghostly double of a living person," or "evil twin," or "a remarkably similar double." The definition that fits here is the last of the three. In...

Mural depicts days of steam power on Weinhard Hotel wall

DAYTON–A historic, 1887 photograph that hangs in the Weinhard Hotel has been reimagined on a large "canvas," the wall opposite the hotel, overlooking the parking lot. Artist Don Brown was...

Exchange Club of Walla Walla installs Freedom Shrine in Weller Public Library

WAITSBURG–The Exchange Club of Walla Walla donated and installed a 20-document acrylic Freedom Shrine to the Weller Public Library on June 30, 2022. More known for its prevention of child abuse...

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago August 1, 2012 North Front Street reconstruction and bridge replacement project were top of the Six Year Transportation Improvement Plan list adopted by the City Council. The wedding of Brooke Ashley Hoon and Joseph Dru Van Ausdle on...

Pastor's Corner

Our stationary exercise bicycle has been very beneficial. It provided a way of therapy in the recovery of two knee replacement surgeries and on rainy days it is available to give needed exercise. Yet there’s one thing it doesn’t do. It...

Quote of the Week

“I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch.” – Ella...

Guest Commentary

By Sen. Mark Schoesler R-9-Ritzville Over the past couple of years, the Democratic majorities in the Legislature have pushed through laws that have weakened public safety. Since then, we’ve experienced the consequences of that party’s...

A. F. Branco

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