Stegall, Hollingsworth, Wilson and Mikesell are 2024 CC Fair Hostesses

By Charlotte Baker DAYTON–The Columbia County Fair Board (CCFB) selected four area girls, Cedar Stegall, Alyssa Hollingsworth, Sara Ann Wilson, and Makayla Mikesell, all from Waitsburg, Wash., in...

Dayton on the big screen

DAYTON–The Liberty Theater will present a movie premier of Dayton Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m. Lights, Camera, Action! In the Summer of 2023, a short movie, Color of Threads, produced by Walla Walla...

Yamate students arrive Friday; Cultural Presentation Monday

DAYTON–A busload of Yamate High School exchange students will arrive in Dayton at around 5 p.m. this Friday, April 12 at Dayton High School on 3rd Street. Upon arrival, students will be introduced...

Three-generation VGBRA champions

By Charlotte Baker WALLA WALLA–The Valley Girls Barrel Racing Association 2023 results garner an overall grand champion, Payden Henery; reserve champion Dana Greg; and a three-generation champion...

Columbia REA Director achieves credential in Today's Electric Utility competencies

WALLA WALLA–Philip Mehlenbacher, District 2 Board Director, recently received the Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)....

Pool District work session scheduled

DAYTON–The Columbia County Parks and Recreation Pool District (PD) will host a community work session at the Dayton School Multipurpose Room on Thursday, April 18 at 6–7:30 p.m. Community members are invited to collaborate to develop a vision...

Obituary

Patrick Marlyn Scheik March 25, 1970–January 10, 2024 Patrick Marlyn Scheik passed away at his home in Krum, Tex., on January 10, 2024. Patrick was born on March 25, 1970 in Colfax, Wash., to Evan...

Quote of the Week

“Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.” – Omar N....

At The Theater

Cabrini is the powerful epic of Francesca Cabrini, an Italian immigrant who arrives in New York City in 1889 and is greeted by disease, crime, and impoverished children. Cabrini sets off on a daring...

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago April 9, 2014 Residents of Smith Hollow, Prater, and Messner roads have requested a speed reduction on the county roads north of Dayton. The roads are posted at 50 mph per state law,...

Weather Forecast

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Calm wind. Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm...

Iwamoto sprints to first in 100m. for Bulldogs

By Loyal Baker POMEROY––Dayton Bulldog sprinter Hikaru Iwamoto topped all competitors in the 100 m. dash at an 11-school Southeast B track and field meet here Tuesday. Schools competing in the...

Top scores, trophies, and good times at CPTA Walla Walla Championship

POMEROY–Seventeen Pomeroy Gun Club members traveled to Walla Walla Gun Club for all or part of the 2024 Camas Prairie Championships March 21-24. They captured several trophies over the weekend....

Lakes across Eastern Washington open

OLYMPIA – More than two dozen Eastern Washington lakes open March 1 for trout fishing, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) fishery managers announced today. "Early spring is a...

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I am just recovering from a month of agony with shingles. The most painful thing I have ever been through, and the very worst part, it could have been prevented if I had only had the...

Guest Commentary

By Eric McKeirnan Special To the East Washingtonian If you read my stuff, you might remember that a group of people, some from Waitsburg, Tekoa, Pomeroy and the Tri-Cities joined about an equal amount from the wrong side of the state and went on a...

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