Contracts spelled out severance pay for discharged City employees

DAYTON–Clarification of the voucher warrants, at the request of City Councilwoman Misty Yost, indicated the financial impact of three City administrators' firing. Yost, chairwoman of the Human...

Dayton speculates as the mayor skirts questions about terminations

DAYTON–The City Council heard a slight explanation of the reasoning for the special meeting held for public comment on June 30 after the termination of three senior employees, City Administrator...

Public meeting of Green Ridge Fire reveals the extent of fire lines

DAYTON-Members of the Northwest Incident Management Team 7 hosted a presentation of the Green Ridge Fire on July 15 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavilion. The presentation was also streamed...

School budget on track

DAYTON-The Dayton School Board adopted policy 6022 for a minimum fund balance of $450,000 at the board meeting July 14. The fund will be reviewed annually. Superintendent Guy Strot and Business...

Didier to speak at Patriot Picnic July 24

DAYTON–Local conservatives will host the first “Patriot Picnic in the Park,” at the Dayton City Park on Saturday, July 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. Hosted by the newly formed Columbia County Conservatives, in cooperation with the Columbia County...

Class of 1980 Makes Up Last Year's Missed Reunion

The pandemic didn't faze members of the Dayton High School Class of 1980, except to postpone celebration of their fortieth class reunion by, say, 12 months. The group gathered last weekend for...

Obituary

John Mason Larsen April 4, 1933–July 14, 2021 GySgt. John Mason Larsen, USMC (ret.), age 88, of Navarre, Fla., and formerly of Dayton, Wash., on July 14, 2021, God claimed our beloved husband and...

Quote of the Week

“Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.” – Josh...

SENIOR ROUND TABLE

Thur, Jul 22: Beef Stroganoff, Zucchini, Spinach Salad, Roll, Pudding, Juice, Milk Tue, Jul 27: Spaghetti, Mixed Veggie, Salad, Garlic Bread, Fruit, Jell-O, Milk Thur, Jul 29: Broccoli Lasagna, Mixed Veggie, Garlic Bread, Banana, Milk Tue, Aug 3:...

At The Theater

Queen Bees; While her house undergoes repairs, fiercely independent senior Helen (Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn) moves into a nearby retirement community–just temporarily. Once behind the doors of...

WEATHER

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 13 to 16 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 57. West wind 5 to 13 mph becoming southeast in the evening. Winds could...

D.H.S. grads on EWU Dean's List

CHENEY–Three Dayton High School grads were named to the Eastern Washington University Dean's List for Spring Quarter, 2021. An undergraduate student who earns 12 quality hours and receives a GPA of...

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago July 20, 2011 Ladybug Ice Cream delivers old time nostalgia to Hot Summer Days! Shirley and Howard Hunter recently taken on the new summer time project with their recently acquired vehicle which originally was a 1972 postal truck,...

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, There’s a lady I know with Cherokee blood. She was raised in Waitsburg, but has traveled far and wide. She’s a lady with a big heart and a ready smile. Some know her from her Crooked Fences produce garden or her Eagle’s Club...

Commentary

Rewatched “Argo” the other night. It’s a 2012 flick about the Iran Hostage Crisis that won an Oscar for Best Picture in 2013, among a slew of other nominations and awards. Good movie, a story well told. Tense because it’s a true story....

On the Edge of Common Sense

It was every fairboard’s nightmare when the lightning hit the stage. ’Course, it might have been expected; it was just another page In a trail of disasters that befell our county fair That began...

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