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Races form for Commissioner, sheriff

DAYTON–County voters will have two races to decide following filing week, which concluded last Friday, as County Commissioner Charles L. Amerein will be challenged by Jack Miller and Sheriff Joe...

Community Forum on Childcare

By Melissa Gemmell Dayton Chronicle Reporter DAYTON-A community forum was held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavilion on May 23 to discuss childcare here. A panel was assembled to provide...

Wastewater Treatment project town hall set

DAYTON– A Neighbors United for Progress is sponsoring a town hall meeting to discuss the Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade project here at the local Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room Thursday, June 2 at 6 p.m. The public is asked to join in a...

City crew painting on Main Street

DAYTON–Curbs in the downtown area are sporting a bright coat of yellow paint, City of Dayton crews tackling the project Tuesday. Public Works Director Ryan Paulson was apologetic to Main Street businesses and Dayton citizens for the short notice,...

Ninth Annual SWIM the SNAKE Paddling and Open Water Swim is August 13

LYONS FERRY– The ninth annual SWIM the SNAKE event will be held at Lyons Ferry Marina and Lyons Ferry State Park on Saturday, August 13, 2022, beginning at 11 a.m. Online registration open now. In addition to the non-competitive, open-water swim,...

Town of Starbuck Spruces up Historic City Hall

STARBUCK–The interior restoration of the Historic City Hall Building following an almost year-long shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic has recently been completed. Starbuck Mayor Zonia Dedloff contacted a regional non-profit, Blue Mountain...

Umtilla Forest preps for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial weekend traditionally kicks off summer recreation season on the Umatilla National Forest and many are planning their annual trek to the mountains to enjoy nature. With that in mind, forest visitors are cautioned that not all roads, trails...

See you at the 2022 Dayton Days Rodeo!

DAYTON–Two performances of buckin', snortin' hide and hair are in store at the 2022 Dayton Days-Columbia County Fair Jackpot Rodeo, this Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28. The first night kicks...

D.H.S. Class of 2022 to graduate 15 on June 4

DAYTON–Commencement exercises for the Dayton High School Class of 2022 will see 15 graduates walking to receive diplomas in the Dayton Gymnasium on June 4. Ceremonies begin at 1 p.m. Valedictorian...

Obituary

Leah Jane Harris 1929–April 9, 2022 Leah Jane Harris passed away peacefully at the Parkview memory care facility in Walla Walla on April 9, 2022 at age 93. She was the youngest of five children to...

Baptism

BISMARK, N.D.–Daniel James Richter, infant son of Matthew and Lexus Richter, was baptized on Friday, March 18, 2022. The baptism was performed by Fr Nicholas Vetter at the Pro Cathedral of St Mary...

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago May 23, 2012 Thanks to the local American Legion, Old Glory now waves above the Dayton Youth Activity Complex located just south of Dayton General Hospital. On May 16, Softball and Little League players gathered with parents and...

Dayton Dispatch Log

CCSO Weekly Incident Log 05/09/2022 08:11 a.m., Main St., Assist 08:29 a.m., Kellogg Hollow, Citizen Contact 09:33 a.m., Tucannon, Citizen Contact 2:08 p.m., Main St., Prisoner Transport 2:38 p.m., Administrative Bldg., Dayton General Hospital,...

Athletic Combine future in spotlight

DAYTON–The past, present and future of the Dayton-Waitsburg Athletic Combine (DW) was examined and explored by Dayton School Directors and school patrons in attendance, with recommendations by...

Quote of the Week

“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.” – Johannes...

At The Theater

Top Gun: Maverick–After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test...

Memorial Day Breakfast at Legion Hall May 30

DAYTON–The Frank E. Bauers Post No. 41 will hold its annual Memorial Day Breakfast at its hall on Clay Street from 7-10 a.m. Monday, Memorial Day, May 30. The breakfast is a time to gather with veterans in remembrance of their comrades in arms...

Wolfpack Fast-pitch bumped from Districts

MABTON–Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack Softball finished fourth in the Eastern Washington Athletic Conference with a 5-15 record, and took the fourth spot in the District tourney, but was eliminated after two games. DW fell at Kittitas 17-2 on May 17,...

Track season ends at District meet

CLE ELUM–Dayton-Waitsburg’s Wolfpack Track and Field squad came up short at the District meet here May 18, several Wolfpack competitors notching personal records but none qualifying to make the 2B State meet in Cheney this weekend. Kaydance...

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, As of March 1, 2022, the Columbia County Public Health Department has a new director. This director was chosen by the county commissioners over a qualified individual who had been working for the department for 3.5 years and would...

Commentary

Over the years, we’ve watched elections as not only a newspaper interested in reporting the results, but as community-minded individuals wishing for the best when the public’s vote is needed, for instance, for a bond issue. Those Election Eve...

Wildfire smoke safety rules are too restrictive

Outdoor work – agricultural, construction, natural resource, or otherwise – is rarely done by people with dangerous health conditions, people older than 65 or younger than 18. Yet, the...

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