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 By Loyal Baker    Sports    February 22, 2024 

D.H.S.'s Sam Korslund named Dist. 9 Athletic Director of the Year

DAYTON–Athletic Director for Dayton Schools, Sam Korslund, has been named the District 9 A.D. of the Year. The honor makes Korslund eligible to be considered for State A.D. of the Year by the Wash....

 By Loyal Baker    News    February 15, 2024

Voters approve both Dayton School levies

DAYTON–Columbia County voters gave the Dayton School District good grades by better than fifty percent on both measures, results from the February 13, 2024, Special Election indicate. There were... Full story

 By Loyal Baker    News    February 8, 2024

Ballots for School Levies due Tuesday, Feb. 13

DAYTON–Ballots are out and due to be delivered, postmarked or turned in to the Columbia County Auditor's Office by 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 13 for the Dayton School District's two levy propositions...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    February 8, 2024

Dayton Basketball, Cheer and Band Seniors Recognized

Dayton High School Cheer and Girls' Basketball honored Senior members of their respective squads, and their families, during pre-game ceremonies Feb. 2. From left, Cheer Squad's Wynter McCauley and...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    February 8, 2024

Rebuilding Bulldogs close out season

ead Coach Clayton Strong counted as a victory his team's defense holding the S.E. 1B MVP, Isaac Bone, to just nine points as the Bulldogs closed out the regular season with a 62-28 loss to...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    February 8, 2024

Injury cuts wrestling short

DAYTON–A season-ending knee injury sustained in a match earlier this season ended the season for Bulldog wrestler Byron Collier, according to Dayton Wrestling Coach Carlos Norris. The other...

 By Loyal Baker    News    February 1, 2024

Contractor's dust brings fire trucks to Weinhard Hotel--Thankfully nothing on fire

Fire units responded quickly to a smoke investigation at the former Weinhard Hotel about 2:30 p.m. on Monday, January 29. To the relief of all, the "smoke" was actually airborne sandblasting media...



WAITSBURG– A giant in the community left us last week, but not without leaving a legacy for future generations. S. R. Hevel, M.D., "Rog," died peacefully at his Orchard Street home in Waitsburg on...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    February 1, 2024

Bulldogs thrill fans with buzzer-beater win

DAYTON–With the game against Colton coming down to the wire, the Bulldogs managed to nudge ahead by four points, but the Wildcats rallied and were up by three points with 17 seconds to go. After a...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    February 1, 2024

Lady Bulldogs wrap season Friday

By Loyal Baker DAYTON–The Lady Bulldogs count another win this season with a 38-27 tilt over the River View Lady Panthers last week, led by Marissa Tupling's 10 and Teagan Culley's nine points, then...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    February 1, 2024

Injury cuts Bulldog wrestling season short

DAYTON–A season-ending knee injury sustained in a match earlier this season ended the season for Bulldog wrestler Byron Collier, according to Dayton Wrestling Coach Carlos Norris. The other...

 By Loyal Baker    News    January 25, 2024

Ballots for school levy measures go out this week

DAYTON–Ballots for a February 13 Special Election will be in the mail this week. The Dayton School District is asking voters to weigh in on two replacement levies that will replace levies approved...


"Seniors of the Saraha" on stage

DAYTON–A magical romantic comedy, Seniors of the Saraha, hits the stage this weekend at Dayton's Liberty Theater for three shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The curtain rises for both Friday and...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    January 25, 2024

Lady Bulldogs count first win

DAYTON–The Lady Bulldogs finally counted their first win during this re-building year for Dayton Bulldog Athletics, a 47-12 tilt over the Prescott Tigers here January 16. The Lady Dawgs lost to...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    January 25, 2024

Dawgs hammered by Eagles after Tiger win

DAYTON–The Bulldogs battled a tough St. John/Endicott/LaCrosse team, suffering through several single-digit quarters to sustain a 67-21 loss last weekend after registering a victory over Prescott...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    January 18, 2024

Chilly second quarter plays role in Lady Bulldog loss

POMEROY––Like outside temperatures of late, the Lady Bulldogs iced up in the second quarter then recovered, but the damage was done and the Lady Pirates put a 35-24 win over Dayton in the record...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    January 18, 2024

Dawgs have no answer for league-leading Pomeroy Pirates

POMEROY––League-leading Pomeroy keelhauled the young Dayton Bulldogs 64-16 here Saturday, Jan. 13, the Pirate defense short circuiting most of Dayton's offensive attack. Back-to-back home games...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    January 18, 2024

School boiler problems postpone basketball game

DAYTON–Due to ongoing boiler/heating issues at Dayton High School, the home game versus Garfield-Palouse on Friday, January 19, have been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 30, according to Sam...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    January 11, 2024

Lady Bulldogs shooting for improvement in second half of season

DAYTON–The Lady Bulldogs are finding success by degrees as the second week of January commences following last weekend's losses to Garfield-Palouse and Oakesdale. Dayton played a non counter...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    January 11, 2024

Dawgs run into buzzsaw

DAYTON–Heading further into January's schedule, the Dayton Bulldogs sustained two losses against rival powerhouses Garfield-Palouse and Oakesdale. The Vikings hosted Dayton last Friday, handing the...

 By Loyal Baker    Sports    January 4, 2024

Collier shows grit at Pomeroy tourney

POMEROY––Dayton Bulldog wrestler Byron Collier finished back-to-back tournaments last week, competing in Royal City's Christmas Tournament Friday, December 29, and then wrestling the next day at Pomeroy's Christmas Tournament, where he finished...

 By Loyal Baker    News    December 28, 2023

Dayton Chronicle's Christmas Spree Winners named

DAYTON–For the forty-fifth year, the Dayton Chronicle has promoted local shopping during the Christmas holidays with its Christmas Shopping Spree promotion, which started in late November and...

 By Loyal Baker    News    December 28, 2023

Receiver files final petition in Columbia Pulp default

DAYTON–Pending approval of a final order on January 3, 2024 in a King County Superior Court room, the defunct Columbia Pulp I, LLC will be no more. UMB Bank, N.A. was left holding the bag to the...

 By Loyal Baker    News    December 28, 2023

February court date set in assault case

DAYTON–A Columbia County resident charged with second-degree assault with deadly weapon, harassment and third-degree malicious mischief has pleaded not guilty and a February 7 pre-trial hearing date has been set in Columbia County Superior Court....


Lady Bulldogs beginning to see success as experience builds

ROSALIA–The Lady Bulldogs are starting to gel as a team, challenging Tekoa-Rosalia before the Lady Timberwolves put together a late rally for a 47-38 win, and the Touchet Lady Redhawks coming from...


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