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 By Kaye Eaton    Community    July 22, 2021 

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago July 20, 2011 Ladybug Ice Cream delivers old time nostalgia to Hot Summer Days! Shirley and Howard Hunter recently taken on the new summer time project with their recently acquired vehicle which originally was a 1972 postal truck, turni...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    July 15, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago July 13, 2011 These two Parade Marshal “Call Girls” are a pair to listen to. At the head of the alumni parade are two local ladies who drive the Alumni Association that coordinates the All-Class Reunion, Barbara (Leighty) Hanger and...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    July 8, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago July 6, 2011 Health System is first in state to qualify for meaningful use. It started with the Columbia County Health System’s vision statement of “We strive to be a leader in rural healthcare and your partner for optimal...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    July 1, 2021

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Ten Years Ago June 29, 2011 The infrastructure’s in and the marketing continues. The Port of Columbia’s Blue Mountain Station project received another boost when it was awarded a Challenge Grant of $45,000 by Pacific Power for marketing the...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    June 24, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago June 22, 2011 Ken Graham and Cara Breland presented the final plans for the Dayton Kiwanis Playground, on behalf of the committee from the Dayton Development Task Force at the June 13 meeting of the Dayton City Council. The ML Express...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    June 17, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago June 15, 2011 Releasing “Hera the Hawk” was a bittersweet good-bye. Dayton resident and apprentice falconer Anne Dowdy will be returning Hera, a Red-tailed hawk, back into the wild. The hawk was hit by a semi-truck outside of Pendle...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    June 3, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago June 1, 2011 Dayton Days, Inc. met May 24 to decide the fate of the 2011 Dayton Days due to the equine herpes virus (EHV-I) outbreak. According to officials, it was decided at the meeting to cancel all rodeo events scheduled for the...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    May 27, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago May 25, 2011 Jean Nelson selected as 2011 Parade Marshal. Dayton Days has been dear in the heart of Jean Nelson since riding in her first Dayton Days parade at the age of five in 1942. Three junior girls, Colleen Delp in Math, Keisha...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    May 20, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago May18, 2011 Dr. Kennie Reeves, recently graduated from the Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians program sponsored by Colorado State University and is now offering this service at the Dayton Veterinary Clinic, where she and her husband,...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    May 13, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago May 11, 2011 Carl Cramer of Dayton Wine Works has organized a motorcycle poker run for Saturday May 21, beginning at the winery. Waitsburg High School freshman, Beka Adams, daughter of Lanny and Ann Adams of Waitsburg, has been selected...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    May 6, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

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

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

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

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

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

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

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

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

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...

 

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...

 

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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...

 

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

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...

 

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

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...

 

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