Shannon McMillen appointed to Council

DAYTON–The City Council appointed Shannon McMillen to an open position, a updated resolution for the purchase of land for the waste water project (WWTP) was passed and other business was handled...

Newly formed PAC supports progress

DAYTON–A Political Action Committee (PAC) was recently formed called the Neighbors United for Progress (N.U.P.) by a group of local citizens in early May. The organization will raise money to support candidates in local elections, and to raise...

Addressing the lack of housing

DAYTON-The Port of Columbia Commissioners heard a housing presentation, data analysis from 2020 census, and other Port business during the monthly regular meeting on May 11. It was given by...

Let's get back into the SWIM of things

DAYTON–The Friends of the Pool Committee is moving forward with plans to facilitate a swimming pool for the community through grants and citizen support. Since the closure of the Dayton City Pool at the end of the season in 2017, a dedicated...

Community Forum May 23

DAYTON–The Chamber of Commerce will host a Community Forum at the Columbia County Fairground Pavilion on May 23 at 6 p.m. The forum is to discuss the future of a possible childcare facility in the area. The attendees will have an opportunity to...

Departments meeting work demands

DAYTON–A brief Flood Control Zone District meeting was called ahead of the regular Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on May 16. County Engineer Jeremy Weiland provided an update on the...

Stork Calls

BISMARCK, N.D.–Matthew and Lexus Richter of Bismarck, N.D. announce the birth of their son. Daniel James Richter was born at 10:14 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at Sanford Medical Center in... Full story

Quilt of Valor presented

DAYTON–Veteran Charles Amerein (center) was presented the Quilt of Valor on May 11 by fellow veteran Brian Black (right). The quilt was commissioned by his mother Amy before she passed away to be...

Dayton Days Rodeo around the corner Memorial Day Weekend

DAYTON–Hitch up the buckboard, pardner, and giddy up into town for the 2022 Dayton Days-Columbia County Fair Jackpot Rodeo, Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28. Two days of exciting rodeo action are...

Waitsburg Celebration Days this weekend

WAITSBURG–There is fun to be done here this weekend at Waitsburg Celebration Days, May 20-22. Jump right in Friday evening with an ATV Sunset Cruise at 5 p.m. and a Sunset Car Cruise at 6 p.m. Saturday, grab breakfast from 7-10 a.m. at Waitsburg...

Correction

DAYTON–In the article contained in the Dayton Chronicle May 12, 2022 edition, “Loss of DHS student prompts serious discussion”, Kristie Korslund was credited as the District Behavioral Specialist. Her correct title is “Student Assistance...

Pastor's Corner

As he ate lunch, the little boy counted the calls the cuckoo bird was making as he listened to the clock at 12 noon. Having made a mistake, he counted to 13 and said with surprise, “Mom! It is later than it has ever been before!” Though his...

P.E.O. Citizenship Awards presented

DAYTON–Sagelyn Kilts and Eloy Garcia- Romero were chosen as the recipients of the 2022 P.E.O. Citizenship Award. This award is given to the outstanding young man and woman in the senior class,...

Local trap shooters do well at State shoot

By Larry Bunch Special to the Dayton Chronicle POMEROY–Tracy Hanger, Larry Bunch, Holly Ledgerwood, Robert Koller and Jack Miller, Jr. are top winners at the Washington State Shoot event which took...

What's New at School?

DAYTON–High School (DHS) has had so many exciting experiences within the last few months of school. From a successful spirit week, Prom, ASB Elections, and many achievements by students, the year...

Quote of the Week

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Sharon... Full story

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, As parents to children in the Dayton Public School Systems we find it is our responsibility to notify the public of an incident that occurred at the school on Friday May 6, 2022. Our child was sent to the office for having two or... Full story

A. F. Branco

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