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 By Loyal Baker    Sports    January 20, 2022 

Weekend basketball games canceled

DAYTON–Five Wolfpack basketball players have tested positive for Coronavirus, prompting cancellation of this weekend's basketball games versus Warden and Columbia-Burbank, according to Sam... Full story

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    January 20, 2022 

House bill goal to reinvigorate local horse race meets

DAYTON–A bill working its way through committee in the Washington House of Representatives, if signed into law, could provide funds to bring back horse racing to Dayton, Waitsburg, Walla Walla and...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    January 20, 2022 

DW holds on for two-point win

DAYTON–After jumping to an 18-12 first-quarter lead, the Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack boys held on through the second half to preserve a 44-42 win over the Walla Walla Valley Academy Knights here...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    January 20, 2022 

Long-time Blue Mountain-area ref hangs up whistle

DAYTON–Last Tuesday's basketball game was a special one at the Dayton High School gym...not because of a winning streak or a long shot swished, but because the game marked the final high school...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    January 6, 2022

Kim Boggs, judge, Krissy Chapman, clerk, sworn in

DAYTON–Two court officials were officially sworn in as officers of the court in Columbia County, Wednesday, December 29. Newly appointed District Court Judge Kimberly Boggs and Superior Court Clerk...

 

Happy winners in Chronicle's Shopping Spree

DAYTON–Theron Bennett of Dayton was all smiles when he collected his winnings from the 43rd 2021 Dayton Chronicle Shopping Spree, a local holiday-time promotion put on by Dayton's community...

 

Commentary

DAYTON–The newspaper you are reading is the first edition of the Dayton Chronicle’s 145th year. The newspaper was founded on April 20, 1878, by T.M. May and H. H. Gale as the Columbia Chronicle, and it has been in continuous publication since....

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    January 6, 2022

Christmas Break games no gift for Lady Wolfpack

DAYTON–The Lady Wolfpack are still in search of their first win, losing a pair of Christmas break games against Wahluke and Kiona-Benton. Wahluke stayed just ahead of the Wolfpack for a 45-30 non-conference win, and Ki-Be scored big in the third...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    January 6, 2022

DW Wolfpack notches two holiday-break wins

DAYTON–Dylan Bledsoe and Monte Pettichord combined for about half of the team’s scoring in a convincing win over Mabton, one of two Christmas Break wins for the Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack and the first two wins for the program this season. The...

 

Lady Wolfpack still in hunt for a win

WAITSBURG–The Colfax Lady Bulldogs whirred and clicked, counting a dozen baskets and a trio of three pointers in the first quarter to blister the Lady Wolfpack 33-2 and sail to a 63-10 win here...

 

DW Wolfpack takes three-loss hit before Christmas break

BURBANK–The Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack is now 0-6 going into the Christmas Break after dropping games to Columbia-Burbank, Colfax and TriCities Prep. Games have been fast paced but the Wolfpack has...

 

Kiwanis Club receives unexpected donation

DAYTON–Good things come in small packages and it's no different if you're a person or a civic organization. The Dayton Kiwanis Club, which will be celebrating its 100th year serving the Dayton and...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    December 16, 2021

Some races closely contested, 2021 General Election results indicate

By Loyal Baker DAYTON–Columbia County had the highest voter turnout in the state in the 2021 General Election at 60.62%, and results from a few of the contested public offices show close margins....

 

Oakesdale rides big second quarter to win

WAITSBURG–Outscoring the Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack 15-2 in the second period was the difference for the Oakesdale Nighthawks here Dec. 7 as they came away with a 38-29 non-conference win prior to...

 

TCP outguns Lady Wolfpack

PASCO–The TriCity Prep Lady Jaguars ran away with 53 first-half points and coasted to a 77-14 win over the Lady Wolfpack Basketball team here Tuesday, Dec. 14 after two weekend games were postponed due to covid precautions. Colfax visits WHS’s...

 

Wolfpack student-athletes honored for football, volleyball and cheer

DAYTON–Student-athletes who played football, volleyball or cheer for Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack during the fall sports seasons were honored with letter awards and other recognition by coaches at an...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    December 9, 2021

Wanted woman flees arrest attempt by off-duty deputy

DAYTON–A Dayton woman is in custody, charged with obstructing a law enforcement officer and third-degree rendering criminal assistance, following a November 29 incident where an off-duty Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to arrest an...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    December 9, 2021

Lady Wolfpack handed pair of opening losses

MABTON–It was a rough start for Dayton-Waitsburg's Lady Wolfpack last weekend with the White Swan Cougars coming to Waitsburg and running away with a 62-13 win, then the Lady Wolfpack trekking to...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    December 9, 2021

Wolfpack opens with losses

MABTON–The Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack dropped both of the 2021-22 basketball season's opening weekend by nearly identical scores, faltering after a tight first half to White Swan 55-36 then...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    December 2, 2021

Throngs converge on town for Christmas Kickoff

DAYTON–The holidays got off to an exuberant start last week with the joyous celebration-after a year off due to the coronavirus-in the community with no holds barred as Daytonites, visiting guests...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    December 2, 2021

Golf Course reservoir project underway

DAYTON–Columbia County Public Works equipment has been busy on the Touchet Valley Golf Course, digging a nearly one-acre irrigation reservoir as part of a comprehensive plan to renovate the course's...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    November 25, 2021

Burglary hits Moose Creek

DAYTON–A late-night November 21 burglary of the Moose Creek Café & Bakery, 330 E. Main Street, is under investigation by Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies. An employee of the bakery discovered the burglary at 6:23 a.m. Sunday morning...

 

DW Sports Awards Night set

DAYTON–The Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack Fall Sports Awards Night will begin at 6 p.m., Sunday, December 5, at the Dayton High School Auditorium. Athletes who participated in DW's football, volleyball and cheer programs this fall will be honored by...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    November 18, 2021

High wind cuts Dayton power Monday

DAYTON–The town went dark for about an hour and a half Monday afternoon, November 15, due to high winds roaring through the Pacific Northwest causing a tree to fall on power lines. Sustained winds...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    November 11, 2021

Orozco appeals conviction; new trial granted on basis of dismissed juror's ethnicity

SPOKANE–The peremptory dismissal of a juror during jury selection in the August, 2019, murder trial of Benjamin Orozco was potentially based on racial discrimination, judges with the Washington...

 

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