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It's a hit! The big one!

DAYTON–The wife of an area hunter was selected for a prize bull elk tag; a chance to hunt the big one; something that is more unlikely than winning it big on the slot machines in Vegas. But it...

ACCIDENT

Injuries were reported following a minor collision just west of the Dayton City Limits late Wednesday night November 17. A 1991 Ford pickup, pictured in the distance, driven by Wyatt M. Costello, 19,...

Accident

There were no injuries in a 12:59 a.m. mishap in the 800 block of 4th Street Tuesday morning of this week. A 2004 Pontiac Aztek, driven by Darlene R. Shook, 1217 S. 4th St., Dayton, collided with a...

Burglary hits Moose Creek

DAYTON–A late-night November 21 burglary of the Moose Creek Café & Bakery, 330 E. Main Street, is under investigation by Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies. An employee of the bakery discovered the burglary at 6:23 a.m. Sunday morning...

WDFW lethally removes adult wolf in Columbia County area, permits issued to remove one more

DAYTON–The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) lethally removed an adult, male wolf from an area in Columbia County that is north of the Touchet pack territory and west of the...

See you at Christmas Kick-off

DAYTON–The Friday after Thanksgiving, this fair city will usher in the holidays with the return to its traditional Christmas Kick Off, complete with Holiday Lighted Parade, fireworks, the lighting...

Dayton School Board appoints Zac Fabian to vacant board position

DAYTON-The Dayton School Board appointed Zac Fabian to the vacant School Board Position No. 2 at the meeting November 17. Directors interviewed two candidates, Bryan Martin and Zac Fabian, for the...

New hires, behavioral strategies and club reinstatement

DAYTON–The School Board was informed the Elementary School has two new teacher hires, and hear staff progress reports, school club reinstatement, and winter sports is underway. Elementary Principal...

Dr. Ben Carson speaks in Spokane

Dayton Chronicle publishers Loyal and Charlotte Baker, and Chronicle staffer Dominic Truesdale attended the Washington Policy Center Annual Dinner in October, and were privileged to meet Ben Carson,...

Commissioners hear update on Courthouse HVAC

DAYTON-The Columbia County Board of Commissioners were updated on the Courthouse HVAC project and other budgetary information during the November 15 meeting. Maintenance Manager David Finney reported...

OBITUARY

Marvin Keith Shutters March 24, 1967–September 28, 2021 Marvin Keith Shutters, 54, died of esophageal cancer at home in Dayton, Wash., on September 28. Marvin was born to Alvin and Alice Shutters...

Jr. High Students of the Month

DAYTON–Middle School teachers discuss and vote on Sixth, Seventh and Eighth grade students each month based on academic achievement, honesty, respect, responsibility, citizenship, improvement,...

STORK CALLS

Calvin Ollie Baker was born October 26, 2021, at Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colo., to Matt and Corinne Baker of Loveland, Colo. The strapping young lad came into the world at 8:08 Mountain...

Pastor's Corner

The little fellow forgot one of the pieces when he opened his birthday present. Overjoyed with his new remote car, he ran off excitedly to play with it, not realizing he had left behind the most...

SCHOOL LUNCH MENU

BREAKFAST Wed, Nov 24: No School Thanksgiving Break Thur, Nov 25: No School Thanksgiving Break Fri, Nov 26: No School Thanksgiving Break Mon, Nov 29: Waffles, Sausage, Fruit, Juice, Milk Tue, Nov:...

OBITUARY

Mary Louise Matheny Foredyce Martin and Merle Mace Matheny Louise died June 12, 2020, at her home in Clarkston. She was 83. Mace passed away November 13, 2021. He was 86 and a long-term Starbuck resident. Matheny siblings Mary Louise Matheny...

Senior Round Table

Tue, Nov 30: Broccoli Lasagna, Mixed Veggie, Garlic Bread, Banana, Milk Thur, Dec 2: Chicken Sandwich, Potato Chips, Pickled Beets, Grapes, Snickerdoodle, Milk Tue, Dec 7: Tater Tot Casserole, Mixed Veggie, Caesar Salad, Gelatin, Salad, Milk Thur,...

At The Theater

Clifford the Big Red Dog–When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a...

Dayton Weekly Weather

Thanksgiving Day: A 10 percent chance of rain after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Thursday Night: Rain likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. South wind 13 to...

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago November 23, 2011 The weekend event after Thanksgiving Day is celebrated as the Dayton’s “Christmas Kick Off,” with a wide, colorful schedule of events for both young and old, including the traditional Main Street Lighted Parade...

Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack Basketball Returning Lettermen

The Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack Boys Basketball squad will rely on these four returning lettermen as the 2021-22 EWAC season gets underway with a Friday, December 3 home game against White Swan in...

Dayton-Waitsburg Lady Wolfpack Returning Letterwomen

The 2021-22 Lady Wolfpack Basketball team will look to these four returning letterwomen when the season opens on Friday, December 3 in Waitsburg versus the White Swan Lady Cougars. From left, seniors...

A. F. Branco

On the Edge of Common Sense

Most would admit it was an unusual location to put a chain in the first place. Not that it didn’t look at home amongst the rotting posts and rusty headgate, but there it was. Miles and his wife...

OPINION

I recently sent the legislature a public records request for the internal caucus discussions concerning the Governor’s emergency powers. I’ve received an initial batch of records with more to...

COMMENTARY

This came across the transom from the Internet, from which everything is true, dontcha know. There is a smattering of truth to it, although just about every generation, looking back, may say that the decade or two in which they survived the bumps...

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