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 By Loyal Baker    News    November 24, 2022 

Christmas Kick-off Friday and Saturday

DAYTON–Now that the pumpkin pie has settled and you've enjoyed a late-night turkey sandwich, it's time for the Dayton Chamber of Commerce's 2022 Christmas Kick-off here Friday and Saturday,...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    November 17, 2022

Christmas Kick Off 2022

DAYTON–Glittering, sparkling, twinkling Christmas lights and Santa Claus-themed decorations, plus a few new activities are in store as the Dayton Chamber of Commerce's Christmas Kick-Off rings in...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    November 10, 2022

Highest Voter Turnout in State

DAYTON–Incumbent County Commissioner Charles Amerein is trailing challenger Jack Miller by 69 votes, according to election-night returns for the November 8 General Election, and the Joint...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    November 3, 2022

Real Clear Politics: Smiley and Murray race a "toss up"

DAYTON–With a week left before the November 8 midterm General Election, Tiffany Smiley, the Pasco Republican challenging 30-year Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), announced to a standing-room-only crowd...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    November 3, 2022

Shift to Republican leadership needed, McMorris Rodgers says

DAYTON–Some thirty Dayton and Columbia County residents turned out to greet and hear from Congressman Cathy McMorris Rodgers when she made a campaign stop here last week. "The best thing we can do i...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    November 3, 2022

Wolfpack blanked in final home stand

WAITSBURG–The undefeated River View Panthers visited Dayton-Waitsburg and limped away with a 35-0 win, but they had to fight for every point against the 2-2 Wolfpack. Win or lose going into this...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    November 3, 2022

Lady Wolfpack finishes with a four-set loss

RICHLAND–The young Dayton-Waitsburg Lady Wolfpack Volleyball Team received accolades from Head Coach Tracy Barron for the improvement they showed as the 2022 season progressed following a four-set loss to the Liberty Christian Lady Patriots...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    October 27, 2022

Additional charges not likely in assault case

DAYTON–A 20-year-old Dayton man, in custody in the Columbia County Jail, may not have additional charges filed against him following an October 5 assault incident in which the victim later died. Adrian Michael Kennedy, of 700 S. 5th Street, Apt....

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    October 27, 2022

Wolfpack football wraps season Friday at home vs. 4-0 River View

WARDEN–While Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack Football was battling against Warden for a 12-7 victory here last Friday, their post-season chances were shot down when unbeaten River View defeated the...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    October 27, 2022

DW Lady Wolfpack season closes tonight

DAYTON–The 2022 volleyball campaign will draw to a close for the young Dayton-Waitsburg Lady Wolfpack Volleyball team tonight at Liberty Christian's Richland court. The team will finish the season w...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    October 20, 2022

Shorthanded Wolfpack downed by Columbia 55-8

WAITSBURG–Wolfpack freshmen stepped into the personnel gap but the Columbia Coyotes overwhelmed Dayton-Waitsburg with a strong, varied and consistent attack 55-8 here Friday, October 14. DW is now...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    October 20, 2022

TriCities Prep stops Lady Wolfpack in three sets

DAYTON–The visiting TriCities Prep Lady Jaguars consistently held the Lady Wolfpack volleyball team to around 15 points in each of the three sets in their 14-25, 15-25 and 14-25 match win here Octob...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    October 13, 2022

County Republicans' Forum tonight

DAYTON–Voters will get another opportunity to hear from and pose questions to local political candidates at a Republican Candidate Forum set for 7 p.m. tonight, October 13, at the Dayton High...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    October 13, 2022

Conservatives' 'courage of convictions' are important in these difficult times

DAYTON–Difficult issues related to salmon and the Snake River dams, power generation and the environment are best approached from a free-market point of view, which is paramount in crafting the best...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    October 13, 2022

Wolfpack clobbers Mabton Vikings, 58-0

MABTON–After battling to a draw in the first 12 minutes, the Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack took off, ripping up 30 second-quarter points and cruising to a 58-0 EWAC conference win over the still...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    October 13, 2022

Lady Wolfpack drops match to Lady Knights

COLLEGE PLACE–A let-down followed a competitive first set, then the Lady Knights of Walla Walla Valley Academy went on to defeat the Lady Wolfpack Volleyball squad here Tuesday night, October 11,...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Opinion    October 6, 2022

Commentary

If you haven’t heard of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, I suggest you look into that group of hyper-wealthy people who are, in just a few words, bent on enslaving mankind. The Forum has a video on its website that promotes what life...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    October 6, 2022

Local Republicans to sponsor Candidate Forum October 13

By Loyal Baker DAYTON–The Columbia County Republican Central Committee (CCRCC) will hold a Candidate Forum at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 13, 2022, at the Dayton High School Auditorium. The public is...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    October 6, 2022

Former judge sentenced to 15 months

ASOTIN–Former Garfield County Superior Court Judge Scott D. Gallina was sentenced to 15 months in prison after accepting a plea bargain and pleading guilty to two charges: third-degree assault with sexual motivation and fourth-degree assault with...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    October 6, 2022

TCP Jaguars bite Wolfpack 20-16

WAITSURG–A fourth-quarter touchdown lifted the TriCities Prep Jaguars over Dayton-Waitsburg 20-16, giving the Wolfpack its first loss of the season. DW (0-1, 4-1) visits Mabton next Saturday,...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    October 6, 2022

Warden bests young Wolfpack squad

DAYTON–The Warden Lady Cougars challenged the Dayton-Waitsburg Lady Wolfpack and went away with a three-set win here Tuesday, September 27. DW played River View at home Wednesday, October 5, and...

 

COMMENTARY

DAYTON–One of my best friends I met for the first time at the swimming pool. I was five and so was he. We sized each other up, decided we’d be friends, and we are to this day some sixty years later. We would swim until the chlorine turned our...

 

Lady Wolfpack drops a pair

DAYTON–The Lady Wolfpack Volleyball team are now 1-4 in EWAC league play after sustaining a loss to the Columbia-Burbank Lady Coyotes on their Homecoming court last week, in four sets. DW hosted...

 

Lady Wolfpack dives into league

TOUCHET–The Dayton-Waitsburg Lady Wolfpack has dipped their toe into the 2022 league campaign, notching a four-set win over Touchet last Monday to hold a 1-2 record in league and a 3-2 overall...

 

Wolfpack rallies for third win in a row

COWICHE–Wolfpack Football headed into Homecoming Week with a trio of wins and no losses under their belts after rallying from a 7-0 deficit to beat Highland 28-20 here last Friday. DW is now 3-0 with Homecoming this Friday versus White Swan. The Wo...

 

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