Avren Childers new State Farm agent

DAYTON–The local State Farm Insurance Agency will have a permanent agent beginning March 1. Avren Childers has been appointed as Dayton's State Farm insurance agent, succeeding Bette Lou Crothers,...

In Phase 2, vaccines available, County is moving forward

DAYTON–The region is in Phase 2 of the Governor’s Road to Recovery Plan, according to Martha Lanman, Columbia County Public Health Administrator, and she encourages the community to remain...

Commissioners oppose removal of Snake River dams

DAYTON–Columbia County Commissioners oppose an Idaho representative's proposal to remove the lower Snake River Dams and return the river to free flowing, the County legislative body announced in a...

School days extend and sports gets a spike and a kick-off

DAYTON–The School Board approved extending class hours to 2 p.m. beginning March 1 at the February 17 meeting. It has been nearly one year since Secondary students have had a full day of in-person...

OBITUARY

Renetta Jean Farley November 16, 1947-February 22, 2021 DAYTON–Renetta Jean Farley passed away Monday, February 22, 2021, at Dayton General Hospital. She was born November 16, 1947, to Gerald and...

Quote of the Week

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Bertrand...

At The Theater

DAYTON–The Liberty Theater is reopening, after closing for almost a year, to bring the community free showings of the movie The Mask of Zorro, starting Friday, February 26 at 7:30 pm. This movie...

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago February 23, 2011 Bluewood Ski Area began with an observation of the mountain, when a Forest Service employee noticed how snow pack in this area lingers on for a long time in the spring, sometimes into summer. While visiting with...

HOSPITAL CORNER

An alarming 48 percent of Americans currently suffer from cardiovascular disease, that’s 121.5 million adults. Throughout Heart Health Awareness Month, Columbia County Wound Clinic will work to spread awareness about how cardiovascular diseases...

SCHOOL MENU

BREAKFAST Wed, Feb 24: Pancakes, Sausage Link, Fruit, Milk Thur, Feb 25: Cinnamon Toast, Crunch Pastry, Cheddar Omelet, Fruit, Milk Fri, Feb 26: Maple Bar, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit, Milk Mon, Mar 1:...

What's New at School?

DAYTON-The School Board made the decision to extend school hours to 2 p.m. beginning March 1. As it may be known by now, the recent decision to change the Dayton High School schedule has been under...

Pastor's Corner

February 17, Ash Wednesday, Lent began. In chapter 6 of Matthew's Gospel, Jesus teaches about prayer, almsgiving and fasting. Throughout the season of Lent, these and other penances may be practiced...

Covid precautions alter attending games

WAITSBURG–Athletics, both football and volleyball, will look different as each sport's season gets underway. In an abundance of caution due to the virus, WIAA and school districts have implemented...

Volleyball starts covid season

DAYTON–The Dayton-Waitsburg Volleyball team hits the court this week, having opened its covid-adjusted season Tuesday night at Mabton with a three-set loss and continuing tonight, Thursday,...

Olympia Update

OLYMPIA–The last year has put a strain on most people's trust in government, and its ability to balance the severity of the pandemic while keeping our economy open and strong. Remaining in various...

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On the Edge of Common Sense

This is a quiz to determine your calving sanity (or help you pass time in the calving barn). Match the columns. 1. Aching A. Tongues 2. Black B. Back 3. C C. Batteries 4. Cold D. Boots 5. Cracked E....

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, The town of Dayton is fortunate to have Dayton General Hospital with its professional caring staff. Especially the PT staff who went over and above their duty to make sure I had what I needed and make me comfortable. Kudos to Dayton...

Guest Commentary

By Tim Eyman Special to the Dayton Chronicle OLYMPIA–In the past 22 years, by working together with our thousands of heroic supporters, we've qualified 17 statewide initiatives for a public vote....

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