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Port Commissioners call for Touchet Valley Trail public meeting

DAYTON– Engineering consultant Anderson Perry is close to 30% complete on the Touchet Valley Trail (TVT) design, the Port of Columbia Board of Commissioners were advised, prompting the Board to set...


City Lumber & Coal Yard burglarized

DAYTON-A break-in and burglary of carpentry equipment, tools and paint occurred at the City Lumber & Coal Yard sometime during the night October 16 and the morning of October 17. Employee T.J. Dobbs... Full story

Publication date changed this week

DAYTON–Twenty-twenty has been an experience the world has shared together, and will certainly be one to remember through all time. For the Baker family, we have experienced three immediate-family funerals within a three-month period, beginning...


Third Street Sidewalk Project well underway

DAYTON–The City Council, presided by Mayor Pro Tem Dain Nysoe, passed a resolution authorizing funding for Third Street Sidewalk Replacement project; approved handing over additional CARES funding...

Second-half taxes due in October

DAYTON–October means the second half collection of property tax collection, according to County Treasurer Carla Rowe. Annual property tax collection is split into two payments, with due dates at the end of April and October 31. Taxpayers are...

Census Bureau ends data collection on 2020 Census

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Self-response and field-data-collection operations for the 2020 Census will conclude on October 15, 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau announced October 13. As of that date, well over 99.9% of housing units have been accounted for in...

Inland Cellular wins Industry Innovation Award

LEWISTON–Competitive Carriers Association presented Chip Damato and Inland Cellular with the prestigious 2020 Industry Innovation Award for demonstrating innovation within the wireless industry. The CCA Annual Achievement Awards honor companies...


Chamber of Commerce's Brix & Brew to go virtual

DAYTON–The Chamber of Commerce has taken the Brix & Brew silent auction online with a virtual live event on November 6 at 7 p.m. This year's Blue Mountain Brix & Brew "Home Edition" event...


What's New at School?

DAYTON–The Associated Student Body (ASB) has been hard at work with no interruption since the election of officers this year. They have been busy working assemblies, spirit weeks, and even mental...


Jr. Hi 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,...


Breakfast Wednesday, Oct 14: Waffles, Cheddar Omelet, Fruit, Milk Thursday, Oct 15: French Toast, Fruit, Milk Friday, Oct 16: Pita with Scrambled Eggs & Sausage, Fruit, Milk Monday, Oct 19: Cheddar Omelet, Toast, Fruit, Milk Tuesday, Oct 20:...

Quote of the Week

“Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.” – Jules... Full story

Dayton Weekly Weather

Thursday: Widespread frost before 8 am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 47. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Friday: A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Friday Night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy,...

Letters to the Editor

To the editor. Marinella would make a great judge. I hired G. Scott Marinella to join me in my Dayton law firm in 1983. I realized within a few weeks he was a very able, smart, young lawyer who would fit very well into our community. In the many... Full story


For years I remember passing up a book entitled “Timberline” on my parents’ bookshelves. One day I finally tipped it out of the lineup and blew the dust off of the pages. Turns out, coming from a newspaper family, that this tome had something...


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On the Edge of Common Sense

He rose in the class, hand over his heart And spoke of his future career “The political ring’s where I’ll throw my hat I love the applause and the cheers.” “I’ll learn all the buzzwords,...

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