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Touchet Valley Trail Concerns heard by Commissioners

DAYTON–During the Columbia Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) regular session on January 21, local residents since 2010 Chuck Beleny, M.D., and his wife Darcy, presented issues with the proposed...

Orozco receives maximum sentence in 1996 murder

DAYTON–The Honorable M. Scott Wolfram, Superior Court Judge from Walla Walla, presided over the sentencing hearing for Benjamin Orozco, convicted last August of the July 7, 1996, shooting of Lance...

Olympia Update

By Sen. Maureen Walsh, Rep. Bill Jenkin and Rep. Skyler Rude OLYMPIA–As the Washington Legislature settles in at the state Capitol for its 2020 legislative session, the biggest issue we face is...

Commissioners address cannabis issues

DAYTON– Due to the Martin Luther King holiday, the Columbia County Commissioners met for a lengthy regular session on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Columbia County Associate Planner Dena Martin reported that in the “you don’t know what you...

One case of Coronavirus diagnosed in Washington State

DAYTON–Columbia County Public Health Administrator Martha Lanman reported that the Coronavirus Outbreak, which originated in China, is now in Washington State, but has not yet come to Dayton. She reported that it is transmitted human to human,...

Columbia County Citizen's Academy seeks candidates for coming session

DAYTON–The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office will offer a 13-week Citizen’s Academy at 6-8 p.m. every Friday night in the training room of the Columbia County Fire District No. 3, 111 Patit Road in Dayton, beginning March 6 and continuing to...

Obituary

Adrienne E. McAlpine May 3, 1973-January 17, 2020 Adrienne E. McAlpine, Dayton resident, passed away at her home early Friday morning, January 17, 2020. She was only 46 and left us too soon. Adrienne...

Students of the Month

DAYTON–Congratulations to the following Middle School Students of the Month for December, left to right, Cami Martin, eighth grade; Dakotah Griffen, seventh grade; and Kaylee Coleman, sixth grade....

Let it snow!

When winter came a-visitin' last week and Daytonites awoke to a bracing blanket of freshly fallen snow, few may know that there are Good Samaritans who routinely clear the deep snow from Main Street...

What's School at School?

DAYTON-The 2019-2020 school year is officially half-way over. Students are working hard to get their final assignments in before the semester’s end this Friday. The Dayton-Waitsburg boys and girls...

Death Notice

Lawrence Turner Lawrence Turner, 91, long-time area farmer, passed away January 20, 2020, at the Booker Rest Home in Dayton. A full obituary will be in next week’s paper. Hubbard-Rogg Funeral Home in Dayton is in charge of...

Quote of the Week

“The day, water, sun, moon, night - I do not have to purchase these things with money.” ...

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago January 20, 2010 At the Legislature’s’ opening ceremonies, freshman lawmaker Representative Terry Nealey learned of his legislative committee assignments. Nealey, will be serving on three standing House committees: Technology,...

School Menu

BREAKFAST Wed, Jan 22:Scrambled Eggs, Muffin, Fruit, Juice, Milk Thur, Jan 23: Breakfast Sandwich, Fruit, Juice, Milk Fri, Jan 24: Yogurt Parfait–Yogurt, Granola, Fruit, Juice Milk Mon, Jan 27: Waffles, Sausage Link, Fruit, Juice, Milk Tue, Jan...

Dayton Weekly Weather

Thursday: A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly before 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 50. South wind around 11 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Thursday Night: Rain, mainly after 4am. Low around 43. South wind...

Dayton's Norris captures second at Crusader Classic

COLBERT–Dayton wrestler Carlos Norris cruised through the quarter- and semi-finals at the Northwest Christian Crusader Classic wrestling tournament, then was pinned at 2:18 to finish second in the...

DW ladies notch first victory

WAITSBURG–“An amazing team effort” marked the Dayton-Waitsburg girls basketball team’s first victory of the 2019-2020 season when then downed Walla Walla Valley Academy January 16 here. DW faced Pomeroy last Tuesday, and traveled to Touchet...

Mabton squeaks by DW

MABTON–It was a close game the whole way as the Dayton-Waitsburg boys traveled to Mabton and came up short in a 45-42 Eastern Washington Athletic Conference game last weekend. DW is now 1-12 overall, 0-8 in league. The boys played in Pomeroy last...

Letters to the Editor

To the editor We are urging you to continue your support of Dayton schools and students by voting “YES” for the upcoming Capital Projects and Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Levies. Continuing these existing levies will help maintain...

On the Edge of Common Sense

No doubt most of you in the livestock business have a certain “family affection” for the fast food chains. Particularly those restaurants whose main attraction is the often disguised but still...

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