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 By Loyal Baker    News    April 1, 2021

Crothers' long-awaited retirement shindig, State Farm Grand Opening Saturday

DAYTON–Long-time local insurance agent Bette Lou Crothers, who retired July 31, 2020, will be the guest of honor at a retirement celebration and grand opening this Saturday, sponsored by State...

 

Community Easter Egg "Hunt" Saturday

DAYTON–An adapted version of a perennial favorite–the Dayton Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt–will take place this Saturday. And, yes, the Easter Bunny will be there! Instead of the excitement of...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Community    April 1, 2021

2021 Alumni Reunion canceled

DAYTON–COVID-10 restrictions and risks have prompted the Dayton High School Alumni Association to forgo, for a second year in a row, its annual Alumni Weekend in July, according to Alumni President...

 

Touchet Valley Trail meeting set for April 26

DAYTON–The Port of Columbia will conduct a Zoom Webinar for the upcoming public meeting regarding the Touchet Valley Trail on April 26. This meeting is to share information with the public. It is not a public hearing, and no decisions will be made....

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    April 1, 2021

Health System adds three new hires; Dr. Park gives notice

DAYTON–Columbia County Health System has hired three new providers. Lindsay McLaughlin is a nurse practitioner and has already starting seeing patients at the Columbia Family Clinic earlier this...

 

Cases of COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough confirmed in Washington state

OLYMPIA–The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is investigating reports of people in the state who tested positive for COVID-19 more than two weeks after being fully vaccinated. Scientists...

 

Quote of the Week

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” – Rudyard Kipling...

 

OLYMPIA UPDATE

OLYMPIA–Voters approved the Death with Dignity Act in 2008 with support from 30 of 39 counties, including my home county of Walla Walla. When voters approved this law by initiative, we became only...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    April 1, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

“Have I got a deal for you! Got this horse on a trade. He don’t squint half as bad ridin’ him in the shade. I know he limps a little. Yer eyeball is astute. But fair is fair, my friend, so...

 
 By Jason Mercier    Opinion    April 1, 2021

OPINION

We have our first Title Only bill of the session–HB 1564: Concerning transportation spending. It was introduced on March 28 and has already been scheduled for a public hearing on April 1 (no...

 

Applicants sought for vacancy on Walla Walla Water Conservancy Board

WALLA WALLA–The Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners are seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Walla Walla County Water Conservancy Board. Due to the resignation of a Walla Walla County Water Conservancy Board member, the Walla Walla...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, There are some things I like very much about Amazon and my Amazon Prime Account, but Amazon isn’t perfect. I like the fact that I can stay at home and order the exact hardware fittings I want without sorting through bins at hardware...

 

Pastor's Corner

At the tomb of Jesus, the angel said, “He is not here; He has risen, just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay. Then go quickly and tell His disciples ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will...

 

SCHOOL MENU

BREAKFAST Wed, Mar 31: Pancakes, Sausage Links, Fruit, Milk Thur, Apr 1: Breakfast Sandwich, Fruit, Milk Fri, Apr 2: Cereal, Cheese Stick, Fruit, Milk Mon, Apr 5, Spring Break Tue, Apr 6: Spring...

 

Columbia County Events & Meetings

Wed, Mar 31 Bluewood–2000 North Touchet Rd–CLOSED Library–10 a.m.–5 p.m. Library Grab & Go–11 a.m.–3 p.m. School Board Meeting–High School Auditorium, 614 S. 3rd St–6-8 p.m. Thurs,...

 

Senior Round Table

Thur, Apr 1: Broccoli Lasagna, Mixed Veggie, Garlic Bread, Banana, Milk Tue, Apr 6: Chicken Sandwich, Potato Chips, Pickled Beets, Grapes, Snickerdoodles, Milk Thur, Apr 8: Tater Tot Casserole, Mixed Veggie, Caesar Salad, Gelatin Salad, Milk Tue,...

 

What's New at School?

DAYTON-This year has brought us many restrictions, including the school events students enjoy most. Ordinarily, football season takes place in the fall; and with football, comes the homecoming dance....

 

At The Theater

"Raya and the Last Dragon," the new Disney animation, has received lots of public buzz and positive reviews. It has "been dubbed a vibrant action-fantasy epic" on the Digitalspy website. This story...

 
 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...

 

Obituary

Ian Michael "Mike" Weeden December 13, 1957–March 11, 2021 Ian Michael (Mike) Weeden, 63, died at home on March 11, 2021. Mike was born in England to Russell Weeden Sr. and Joyce (Allen) Koschmeder...

 

Death Notice

Rhonda Hibbs Rhonda Lee Hibbs, age 59 years, died March 25, 2021 at Dayton General Hospital. She was a resident of Dayton. Arrangements are in the care of Hubbard-Rogg Funeral Home, 111 S. 2nd, Dayton....

 

Middle School Students of the Month

DAYTON–Middle School teachers discuss and vote on Sixth, Seventh and Eighth grade students each month based on academic achievement, honesty, respect, responsibility, citizenship, improvement,...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 1, 2021

Coyotes send Wolfpack packing 54-6

BURBANK–From Columbia's first touchdown on the second play of the game, a 55-yard ramble by Abraham Garcia, the Wolfpack had the feeling it was going to be a long night. The Coyotes stomped on the...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 1, 2021

DW rallies for five-set win

DAYTON–After pulling out a hard-fought 26-24 first-set win over the White Swan Cougars in the 2021-covid season's final match here Wednesday, March 24, Dayton-Waitsburg went flat for two sets...

 

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