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This morning, I sat at my desk in Dayton to begin the editing process for this week's Dayton Chronicle and East Washingtonian, and for the first time since the beginning of January, I have a clear...

 

Commentary

Have you noticed the same ol’ message; that of what is constantly rehearsed in the media over and over and over again, has become so very tiresome? It sure has with me. I am tired of hearing how awful the right is, and, in turn, how awful the left...

 

Hear about Steptoe Butte entrepreneur Cashup Davis

POMEROY–The Friends of Denny Ashby Library and Denny Ashby Library offer a free community presentation, "Cashup Davis: The Inspiring Life of a Secret Mentor," by co-author Jeff Burnside at the...

 

NRCS hosts listening meeting in Dayton

DAYTON–The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service in Washington (NRCS) will conduct a meeting for the Snake River Local Working Group (LWG) at the Dayton Best Western Hotel, 507 E. Main St.,...

 

2024 WSU and UI Youth Livestock Field Day series

POMEROY–Registration for the Youth Livestock Field Day Series hosted by Idaho and Washington State Extension Offices, is now open to area 4-H and FFA youths, leaders, and families. The series will take place in three locations and dates. The first...

 

Free senior health workshops

DAYTON–The Columbia County Health System (CCHS) will offer health education workshops at the Senior Center each beginning February 6, ending December 2. The CCHS have scheduled eleven free monthly community health education workshops during the...

 

Izzy the Camel, local celebrity, ambles into sunset

PRESCOTT–Izzy, the camel, passed away on January 24, 2024. He was 18 years old. So many have experience Izzy the camel and looked forward to his appearances at local and area events over the years....

 

Christmas Kick-off coming to town November 24-25

DAYTON–The Chamber of Commerce sponsored "The Town That Still Believes" Christmas Kickoff 2023 is a community event on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 24 and 25. "Chestnuts...

 

Sharing the spirit of Christmas on Main Street

DAYTON–Seeking volunteers to help set-up nativities in vacant buildings main street windows, and building owners or occupants to include this seasonal display in their window. Also wanted are more...

 

Library block party

DAYTON–A Library Costume Block Party is planned in front of the library on Third Street, hosted by the Neighbors United for Progress on October 13 at 4-7 p.m. The public is invited to join in a free celebration of music, food, games, and...

 

Needed: Live kidney donor

DAYTON–Your neighbor, Lisa Naylor, is still in search of a kidney donor. "I am still looking for a living kidney donor! For interested, altruistic folks who wish to consider a donation and a gift...

 

SAIL is back!

POMEROY–The Stay Active and Independent for Life Class (SAIL), sponsored by Garfield County Public Health, returns for a ten-week program at the Senior Center located at 695 Main St., on Tuesday, September 26 through November 28, at 1:15-2:30 p.m....

 

Local takes top place at Palouse Empire Fair

COLFAX–Pomeroy FFA member Colby Ledgerwood receive Grand Champion Fitting and Showing, and place third overall for FFA market steer. Ledgerwood took his steer Double Stuff to the Palouse Empire...

 

Your neighbor needs a kidney

DAYTON–Organ donation is a gift of life for the giver and the receiver, and here locally, Lisa Naylor is in need of a new kidney. Naylor recently spoke to the Walla Walla Valley Quilters Guild at...

 

Swim the Snake hosts 37 competitors

STARBUCK–The Tenth Annual Swim the Snake noncompetitive swimming and paddle boarding event splashed off over the weekend on August 12. The Swim the Snake was participated in by 37 swimmers and six...

 

No injuries in vehicle fire Sunday

DAYTON–No one was injured in a fire which totaled a camper van at the recreational vehicle park at 101 Hogeye Road Sunday night at about 7:50. Fire District No. 3 units responded and quickly...

 

Quick response keeps field fire small

DAYTON–Columbia County Fire District 3 responded to an equipment-caused field fire just west of the Lewis and Clark Trail State Park last Saturday, assisting District No. 2 from Waitsburg in...

 

Pool District informational meeting Aug. 15

DAYTON–An informational meeting to explore formation of a swimming pool tax district and subsequent elected board is scheduled at the Delany Building on Tuesday August 15 at 6-8 p.m. The city pool...

 

Pomeroy man fatally injured in Hwy 12 accident

CLARKSTON–A 46-year-old Pomeroy man was fatally injured in a two-vehicle accident on SR 12 near Chief Timothy Park July 19. Jeremiah J. Hessling, 46, was pronounced deceased at the scene, five miles west of Clarkston, according to the Washington...

 

Interested in sponsoring an art show?

POMEROY––The Blue Mountain Artisan Guild's artist receptions enjoy the support of a local sponsor, and that can be either a business or an individual, says Linda McKeirnan, vice president of the BMAG. "There is no real requirement other than...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    July 27, 2023

National Night Out Aug. 1

DAYTON–The Columbia County Sheriff's Department will hold the 16th Annual National Night Out in the City Park on Tuesday, August 1 at 5-8 p.m. Free food and drinks will be available. The community...

 

Class of 1973 celebrates a golden jubilee

DAYTON–The Class of 1973 met for their fiftieth-class reunion at the Golf Course during Alumni weekend here July 14-15. A good portion of the class gathered for their fiftieth year as Dayton High...

 

Pomeroy Swim Team

POMEROY–The Pirate Swim Team is ranking behind Colfax for both meets on July 20 and 18. The Combined team scores for the Colfax, SELW and Pomeroy meet July 20 were Colfax 558, SELW 377 with Pomeroy at third with 325. The Women ranking followed...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    July 20, 2023

Lemonade and Rep. Dye

POMEROY–One fine sunny Monday, Severin Harris Fisher, son of Nichola and Paul Fisher of New York, and grandson of local resident Connie and Jim Harris; and Allie Gingerich, daughter of Kent and...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    July 20, 2023

Rollover vehicle catches fire, driver unhurt

A single-car rollover July 9, about a mile east of Waitsburg on Highway 12 resulted in a totaled vehicle and roadside vegetation catching fire, and the driver was saved from injury by a passerby,...

 

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