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 By Loyal Baker    News    October 14, 2021 

General Election Ballots hit mailboxes this week

DAYTON–Columbia County voters will be receiving their vote-by-mail ballots from their friendly neighborhood mail carrier at the end of this week in advance of the 2021 General Election on November 2...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    October 7, 2021

Lady Wolfpack battling illness, injuries but persevering

DAYTON–Last week's volleyball matches were both three-set losses for the Dayton-Waitsburg Lady Wolfpack volleyball squad. DW is now 0-6 overall, 0-5 in league, and has a break in the schedule this...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    October 7, 2021

Warden shuts out DW Wolfpack

WAITSBURG–The Warden Cougars came to town and went home with a 54-0 win over the Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack in a game that started out looking to be a fairly even contest. The game was played here Th...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    September 30, 2021

Eagles Arie waiting on reports, insurance

DAYTON–Local members of Dayton Eagles Aerie No. 2618 continue to work inside the water- and smoke-damaged structure at 222 East Main while awaiting resolution of inspections by a realtor adjustor...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    September 30, 2021

Undersheriff Robbie Patterson injured in motorcycle mishap

ANATONE–Columbia County Undersheriff Robbie Patterson is recovering at home this week after spending a few days in a Lewiston, Id., hospital following a motorcycle accident on State Route 129, 25...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    September 30, 2021

Hunter sparks nighttime fire

DAYTON–Firefighting equipment from Columbia County Districts 1 and 3 responded to a report of a field fire at about 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 17, on the ridge above the intersection of State Route 261 and Highway 12. The fire was apparently...

 

Wolfpack edged by White Swan

WHITE SWAN–Wolfpack quarterback Monte Pettichord rallied his team with three second-quarter touchdowns to go from trailing 26-7 to holding a 27-26 lead at halftime, but White Swan scored twice in the third stanza with a good point-after and...

 

Wolfpack Volleyball still hunting for first win

MILTON-FREEWATER–Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack Volleyball suffered a devastating first-set loss against the Mac-Hi Lady Pioneers, but then they bounced back to win the second set with a strong performance, although they eventually dropped the match....

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    September 23, 2021

Clouds part and sun shines on Columbia County Fair

DAYTON–The 2021 Columbia County Fair was unfazed by a spell of rain showers on Friday, September 10 as local residents and visitors from out of town converged on the Fairgrounds to enjoy animals,...

 

DW Lady Wolfpack off to rough start

DAYTON–In the Lady Wolfpack's first three matches of the 2021 2B volleyball season, they've had a bit of an uphill battle and have dropped each of the matches in three sets. Dayton-Waitsburg hosted...

 

Wolfpack football notches win on first outing

COWICHE, WASH.–After numerous pandemic-based disruptions, including athletes from Dayton and Waitsburg being prohibited from practicing as a group, the DW Wolfpack finally climbed on a bus and came...

 

First Dayton-Waitsburg home football game moved to Thursday

WAITSBURG–Due to a variety of circumstances, the Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack football home game with Warden will be this Thursday at 6 p.m., DW Athletic Director Sam Korslund reports. The game will...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    September 16, 2021

Dayton Misses reign with reins at 111th Pendleton Round Up

PENDLETON–As the 2021 Pendleton Round Up gets underway this week, its mounted royalty–Queen Josilyn Fullerton and Princesses Kaleigh White, Kayla Fossek, Lyla Lindquist and Lauren Makin–are...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    September 9, 2021

See You at the Columbia County Fair!

DAYTON–The 133rd edition of the Columbia County Fair is ready for the public to enjoy when it gets underway this weekend, Friday, September 10-12. Following 2020's COVID-altered event, the theme of...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    September 9, 2021

Fair Hostess welcomes all to Columbia County Fair

DAYTON–The 2021 Columbia County Fair is "back in the saddle again" and its Fair Hostess Kiley Curran, is looking forward to greeting everyone and everybody who come through the turnstyles during...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    September 9, 2021

Port Commissioner Earle Marvin succumbs

DAYTON–Medical complications are attributed to the "untimely" death of Port of Columbia Commissioner Earle Marvin. "Commissioner Marvin passed away unexpectedly on August 30 at a Portland hospital...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    September 9, 2021

Bluewood manager Kim Clark stricken

DAYTON–Bluewood General Manager Kim Clark died Tuesday, August 31, of an apparent heart attack. Clark was working at the ski area at the time, and significant rescue efforts were attempted but were...

 

First football game canceled; volleyball's first game up in the air

WAITSBURG–With Dayton Schools in remote learning on September 6-10, fall sports practices are being resumed for the high school with the goal of preventing or limiting any potential COVID exposure between athletes from the Dayton and Waitsburg...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    August 26, 2021

McMorris Rodgers includes Dayton in Summer Recess swing

DAYTON–Pandemic-affected workforce, vaccination, housing shortages, childcare unavailability, forest fires and forest management, rural broadband and Snake River dams were topics touched on by...

 

Donated golf cart speeds Main Street flower care

DAYTON–Have you noticed how well the hanging flower baskets in downtown Dayton have weathered the midsummer heat—especially those days of 110°+ temperatures a few weeks ago? The credit all goes...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    August 5, 2021

Miller and Watts advance to General Election

DAYTON–Incumbent Port Commissioner Sean C. Milligan bowed out of the race for Port of Columbia Commissioner in District 3, according to unofficial results from the August 3 Primary Election....

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    July 29, 2021

Moist air enters region

DAYTON–The Green Ridge Fire continues to burn and expand to 6,799 acres with containment of 15% in the Blue Mountains, about 18 miles southeast of Dayton as the crow flies, as of press deadline...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    July 29, 2021

Grain harvest off and running

DAYTON–Small grain producers in the Columbia County area are in full swing bringing in the 2021 crop, according to Jacob Forsman, Northwest Grain Growers' General Manager of Columbia County,...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    July 29, 2021

Primary Election August 3

DAYTON–There is only one office on the 2021 Primary Election ballot in Columbia County, with ballots due to be delivered or mailed to the County Auditor's Office by Tuesday, August 3. Three...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Community    July 29, 2021

Golf fundraiser puts project in gear

DAYTON–Another step toward a labor-saving irrigation system at the Touchet Valley Golf Course was taken when $18,000 was raised during the Third Annual Gene Crothers Memorial Golf Tournament to bene...

 

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