Former Dayton resident under investigation in Jamaica

JAMAICA–Jamaican authorities are investigating allegations of improprieties in connection with a former Dayton resident, the faith-based orphanage he established to serve wards of the state here in...

Damage minor in residential fire

There were no injuries and damage was relatively minor when District 3 firefighters responded to 321 W. Clay Street at 12:45 a.m. January 31. The fire was inside the residence and firefighters...

BOCC approved purchase of six sheriff vehicles

DAYTON-The Board of County Commissioners voted to approve several items during the January 30 special meeting including the purchase of six sheriff vehicles; a budget amendment for solid waste; the...

Reported losses recover

DAYTON-Losses reported of $416k for Columbia County Health System in November were recovered in December with a net income of $887k according to the January 25 report during the monthly meeting. An...

Blue Mountain Counseling hires substance abuse counselor

DAYTON-Blue Mountain Counseling recently added a substance use disorder/abuse counselor to their staff. Greg Hall comes from Yakima where he just retired from serving at the Veterans Administration....

Clarification and correction

DAYTON–In the front-page article in the January 26, 2023 edition of the Dayton Chronicle “Library Director’s decision appealed” by Melissa Gemmell read: “During the meeting, Library Trustee Charles Beleny (corrected spelling) recommended...

Eagles Aerie opens passageway between buildings

Dayton Eagles' Aerie is setting up housekeeping in its new location at 258 E. Main Street, and work was recently completed on a passageway between the former Weinhard Café and former Blue Mountain...

Obituary

Frank Jay Reser March 10, 1951–January 3, 2023 Frank Jay Reser passed on January 3 2023 with a nail gun in his hand, doing what he loved. Frank was born March 10, 1951 in Ritzville, Wash., to Gene...

What's New at School?

DAYTON–The High School (DHS) Class of 2025 put together the “Hippies in the 60’s” themed Sadie Hawkins Dance on February 17 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Youth Building from 8-10 p.m....

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago January 30, 2013 The Watco Company, who operates the Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad, would like a new lease agreement with the Port of Columbia. The current lease agreement...

Pastor's Corner

Former Starbuck school pupil (Dayton born) Eugene Fletcher became lead pilot of a B-17 bomber that performed 35 missions over enemy territory in World War II, some of which were extremely dangerous....

Quote of the Week

“If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.” – Vince... Full story

Dayton Weekly Weather

Thursday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 46. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. South wind 8...

DW in third as season closes

BURBANK–Dayton-Waitsburg is in third place with a 4-4 league record as it heads into the last game of the season tonight against Walla Walla Valley Academy and Senior Night. In action from last...

Lady Wolfpack finds success against Coyotes

BURBANK–In a season with few bright spots, Head Coach Dirk Hansen is proud of them when they happen. Dayton-Waitsburg Lady Wolfpack, playing against fourth-ranked Columbia-Burbank on Jan. 28,...

Young Basketball Players giving half time crowds fast action

There is a flock of young basketball players learning the game and they delight Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack fans with their play during half time of home games. The action is fast...look for them two...

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Olympia Update

OLYMPIA–Various surveys conducted around the state over the last year continue to show that public safety is high on the list of concerns for the average Washingtonian. It doesn't matter if it's...

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