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 By Kaye Eaton    Community    May 6, 2021 

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Ten Years Ago May 4, 2011 Seventeen Dayton Elementary School students in grades 4 and 5 participated in the 2011 Blue Mountain Speech Competition at the Liberty Theater. Tanya and Mike Breaux chaired the program, various 4-H groups provided...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    April 29, 2021

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Ten Years Ago April 27, 2011 Dayton Wine Works, which specializes in private-label wine production and distribution, and is a tasting room for Abacus Wine LLC, opened last fall at 507 E. Main. Gearing up for a full season of wine tasting, Carl...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    April 22, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago April 20, 2011 At the ground-breaking ceremony of the Blue Mountain Station Friday, April 15. Port Manager Jennie Dickinson announced the Port of Columbia will be building a USDA meat processing facility. Twenty-Five Years Ago April...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    April 15, 2021

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Ten Years Ago April 13, 2011 Madeline Jensen, Dayton High School senior, daughter of Melissa Jensen of Dayton and Pat Jensen of Dixie, was recently selected as Queen of Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days along with Princesses Amanda Quintal and...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    April 8, 2021

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Ten Years Ago April 6, 2011 The 2011 Columbia County Fair Court will represented by Hosts Christopher McHaffie and Micah Yeater, and Hostesses Ashley Myrick and Lexus Ward. The Dayton City Council approved a new parade route. Columbia County...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    April 1, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago March 30, 2011 The Demolition Derby returns to Columbia County Fair entertainment, along with midway entrainment and arena events. Hand-tossed crust provides a delightful thin pizza crust, by Corey Suffield, owner of Cascadia Pizza...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    March 25, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago March 23, 2011 The Columbia County Rural Library District announced their participation in the Washington State Library’s Libraries at “Light Speed” broadband fiber optic project. Twenty-Five Years Ago March 20, 1996 Retired...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    March 18, 2021

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Ten Years Ago March 16, 2011 Fairs represent Washington’s Biggest Classroom and the Governor wants to cut funding. Washington State Fairs Association Serves 67 County, Community, Youth, District and Area Fairs across Washington. Twenty-Five Years...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    March 11, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago March 9, 2011 Dayton High School internship program benefits students and community. Eleventh grade students have the opportunity to intern at a business downtown Dayton and get hands-on-training in the field in which they choose....

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    March 4, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago February 23, 2011 Casino Night fund raiser coming to town March 5. The folks at the theater need to raise some capital for their new projector so a group of volunteers will be dealing cards, throwing dice and spinning the wheels in a...

 

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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...

 

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Ten Years Ago February 16, 2011 Although horse racing in Washington rom the Southeast corner there is no longer money at the state level to continue races in Dayton, Waitsburg or Walla Walla. The Washington State Racing Commission, which regulates...

 

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Ten Years Ago February 9, 2011 The City of Dayton has until year 2018 to meet standards for discharge of the city wastewater, according to a public information fact sheet provided by the city during a public presentation Karen Baldwin, of the...

 

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Ten Years Ago January 26, 2010 The public is invited to a presentation on-site plans-in-progress for Blue Mountain Station, the natural and organic eco-food processing park to be located on newly acquired Port of Columbia property at the west end of...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    News    February 4, 2021

A look back at 2020

The year 2020 started as most any other year then, for both Columbia County and the nation, went off the rails. If February, conditions were right for a flood event which devastated county roads, some properties and did millions of dollars of damage...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    News    January 14, 2021

A look back at 2020

The year 2020 started as most any other year then, for both Columbia County and the nation, went off the rails. If February, conditions were right for a flood event which devastated county roads, some properties and did millions of dollars of damage...

 

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Ten Years Ago January 12, 2011 Love and food and cooking drives Brad McMasters, now a new partner in the Weinhard Café at 258 East Main. Representative Terry Nealey, a long-time attorney in a Dayton law office, has been chosen to serve on the House...

 

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Ten Years Ago January 5, 2011 Experienced barbers Ray and Angie Romero are ready to open newly furnished Ray’s Barbershop. Doctor Andrew Paul MD is a board-certified Family Practice physician and will begin working at Columbia Family Clinic...

 

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Ten Years Ago December29, 2010 2010 Shopping Spree Winners: Melissa Lindley, $100, Eddie Tewalt $50, Lois Barton $50, Lauri McKinley $50. Tim Yate $50. Patti Jo Cooper, sharing her love for dance and movement, is opening “The Studio” located at...

 

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Ten Years Ago December 22, 2010 During a special meeting of the Port of Columbia, Port Commissioners granted permission to the Columbia Rural Electrical Association for three underground railroad crossings within Dayton city limits. Port of Columbia...

 

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Ten Years Ago December 15, 2010 And now an email and shopping guide from Santa at the North Pole, “My elves have been searching for gifts in the community and what they found was very encouraging.” Twenty-Five Years Ago December 13, 1995 Wall...

 

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Ten Years Ago December 10, 2010 Mary Reeves, a 2000 Dayton High School graduate, is attending the University of Washington where she is a standout member of the rowing team. Reeves, a senior this year, has competed in rowing all four years....

 

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Ten Years Ago December 1, 2010 Dayton’s Christmas kick-off was enjoyed by a weather-shortened crowd. Most merchants were pleased with retail results. Twenty-Five Years Ago November 29, 1995 Pam Sunderland Catlin, daughter of Art and Jean...

 

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Ten Years Ago November 24, 2010 The Christmas Kickoff in Dayton as “The Town That Still Believes” will be held Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving with the fun beginning Friday when businesses unlock their doors. The 32nd annual Dayton...

 

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Ten Years Ago November 17, 2010 4-H program recognizes commitment of members, leaders and supporters during Columbia County 4-H Achievement night, held at the multipurpose room of Dayton Elementary School, November 14, 2010, following a potluck...

 

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