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  • Council holds workshop to discuss next steps for WWTP

    Melissa Gemmell|Apr 6, 2023

    DAYTON-The City Council and Mayor Zac Weatherford met with the Public Works Director Ryan Paulson, Jake Hollopeter from Anderson•Perry and Cynthia Wall-Fuller from the Department of Ecology on March 20 to update and discuss the next steps for the Wastewater Treatment Project (WWTP). Absent were Councilman Dain Nysoe and Councilwoman Shannon McMillen. Mayor Weatherford informed the council that the city had not yet received a signed purchase agreement from the owner of the proposed property for t...

  • Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday

    Apr 6, 2023

    DAYTON-Hey Kids! Get ready to sprint across the lawn and hunt for Easter Eggs! The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Dayton City Park this Saturday, April 8. The dash for eggs – especially the prize-winning golden variety – begins at 10 a.m. sharp. This annual event is sponsored by Bank of Idaho and the Dayton Kiwanis Club. There are designated areas for various age groups beginning with an area for youngsters with special needs who require parental assistance, and areas for ages 1-2...

  • Port invites input on its Comprehensive Plan

    Apr 6, 2023

    DAYTON–The Port of Columbia is moving through a process to inform a future update of its Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements, also known as a Comprehensive Plan. This plan outlines the public assets the Port manages and shares information with the community about the Port's goals and strategies for stewardship of those assets to support the economic vitality of Columbia County. The Port manages several key economic and community assets, including the Rock Hill Industrial Park, Blue M...

  • McMorris Rodgers-led legislation to lower energy costs passes

    Apr 6, 2023

    WASHINGTON, D.C.–The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act on a bipartisan vote, upholding Republicans' Commitment to America and to an economy that's strong on March 30. Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) helped lead this legislation to tackle the energy crisis by boosting energy production, lifting regulatory burdens for the construction of more energy infrastructure, cutting China out of our critical materials supply chains, a...

  • Pastor's Corner

    Apr 6, 2023

    Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. It is an affirmation of hope that comforts us and assures us throughout life. Fear of the grave is broken. The sting and dread of death is defeated. We have a confident expectation of good things to come. With delightful anticipation we enjoy the forgiveness of our sins and the promise of everlasting life through faith in Jesus Christ. When the disciples came to the empty tomb, they found Jesus' grave clothes lying...

  • Quote of the Week

    Apr 6, 2023

    “Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.” – William Butler Yeats... Full story

  • Olympia Update

    Rep. Joe Schmick|Apr 6, 2023

    House and Senate budget writers released their 2023-25 state operating budget proposals recently. It was a reminder that taxpayers have been very kind to the state's coffers as revenue forecasts over the past few years have continued to increase. As a result of taxpayer largess and the majority party's proclivity to spend every dime available, state spending has more than doubled over the past 10 years. Has our population doubled? No. According to the Washington State Office of Financial...

  • A. F. Branco

    Apr 6, 2023

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Apr 6, 2023

    To the editor, The Dayton Memorial Library has been a hot topic of conversation for months now. These conversations are important. Expressing our concerns is a part of civic discourse as long as we do so respectfully. My concern is access to information. Did you know that there are over 29,000 items available through our library district? (For perspective, the controversy has been over 11 books.) What a resource for our community! Our librarians are also an excellent resource for library...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|Apr 6, 2023

    DAYTON–The Middle School (MS) drama program presented Cinderella for students in the High School Auditorium on March 28-29 from 2-3 p.m. The MS drama program has worked hard on acting during class throughout the year to prepare the beloved folk tale of Cinderella. Students were treated to this drama about a young woman living in dire circumstances who was suddenly given great fortune just by taking the opportunity to be in the right place at the right time, last Wednesday and Thursday a...

  • From the Dayton Chronicle archives

    Kaye Eaton|Apr 6, 2023

    Ten Years Ago April 3, 2013 The W.W. Day Estate Trust, for benefit of the Dayton School and Dayton General Hospital, generated income dividends of $23,400 to add to the 215,000 farm income. Once farm expenses, management fees taxes and other expenses and reserves were subtracted, the trust had $136,000 for disbursement, the school and the health district each receiving a check for $68,000. Twenty-Five Years Ago April 1, 1998 Local corn grower David Carlton was recognized recently as a state...

  • Wolfpack outhits Touchet Redhawks, loses 6-4

    Loyal Baker|Apr 6, 2023

    WAITSBURG–Ten hit and seven runners left of base spelled the difference in DW's 6-4 loss to Touchet here March 28. DW took a 2-0 lead in the first but Touchet tied it in the third. The Wolfpack added one run in the fourth but the Redhawks countered with four runs in the fifth and Touchet pitcher B. Orosco and the defense kept DW off balance for the 6-4 final. Klint Kuykendall, Cyson Morris and Jarod Hankins each counted two hits. Colton Steinhoff smacked a double and I. Reyes nailed a triple. T...

  • DW sweeps Pomeroy in slugfest

    Loyal Baker|Apr 6, 2023

    POMEROY––The Lady Wolfpack batters pounded 31 hits, including four home runs, to win both games against Pomeroy March 28. Madison Gallardo nailed a homer in the first game and Peyton Struckmeier, Teagan Culley and Kylee Henry homered in the second game. The Lady Pirates jumped ahead 11-0 in the first game but DW rallied with steady scoring the rest of the game to win 25-14 on 15 hits. In the second game, Pomeroy rallied to tie it with six runs in the bottom of the seventh, but the Wolfpack att...

  • Golf team showing improvement

    Loyal Baker|Apr 6, 2023

    MILTON-FREEWATER–The Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack hit the links here on March 29 and two days earlier played a nine-hole match at Walla Walla's Veterans Memorial Golf Course, and this young team showed improvement with lower scores. "All these golfers are brand new to golf," said Head Coach Mike McGhan. "In fact, Abbi Paolino had only a quick instructional practice prior to her first match. Abbi just turned out for golf and I kind of threw her to the wolves. I could tell she was nervous but she i...