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Open House celebrates New State Farm Agent, Retirement of Bette Lou Crothers and Diana Ashley's 30-year anniversary

New State Farm Agent Avren Childers, left, shares a laugh with recently retired State Farm Agent Bette Lou Crothers and Joe Helm during the agency's Open House-Retirement-Anniversary celebration...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    April 8, 2021

Additional flood funds approved

DAYTON-The Columbia County Commissioners (BOCC) approved resolution FC2021-01, for additional funding for flood work done in the Touchet River. Administrator of the Flood Control Zone District (FCZD)...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    April 8, 2021

All Wheels Weekend is a go

DAYTON–All Wheels Weekend 2021 will return after a one-year, COVID-19 hiatus. Planners announced this week that the Father's Day Weekend event is on the calendar for June 18-19-20, with covid...

 

House Bill to include straw pulp product

OLYMPIA–A measure sponsored by Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, to allow for straw pulp to be used as post-consumer recycled content for single use carry out bags has unanimously passed both the House and Senate chambers. The original bill SB5323...

 

Kiwanis Club Easter Egg "Hunt" drive thru

The Easter Bunny, cotton-tailed and COVID-19 masked, was on hand last weekend for the Kiwanis Club-Homestreet Bank Easter Egg "Hunt" via a drive-through at the Dayton City Pool traffic loop. Kiwanis...

 

Gone Fishin'

The Rainbow Trout were bitin' this week at the Juvenile Fishing Pond at Dayton's Pietrzycki Park, much to the delight of 5-year-old Samuel Dieu, who proudly displayed his latest "catch of the day."...

 

Quote of the Week

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart... Full story

 

Commentary

As you may have already read, the House Democrats passed H.R. 1 with little opposition, paving the way for Senate approval, where, if passed, it will transfer election authority to the federal government, where there is no oversight. Just this...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    April 8, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

When it’s springtime in the Rockies And my lips are turning blue I’ll be slogging through the blizzard like a brain dead caribou… Ah, springtime. That first hint of life beginning anew, the...

 

Olympia Update

OLYMPIA–What started out as an effort to prevent lawsuits over retroactive overtime pay for farmworkers has turned into a policy that would hurt both farmers and farmworkers, alike. Senate Bill...

 

HOSPITAL CORNER

DAYTON–The Columbia County Health District welcomes two new healthcare providers, April Biggs, M.D., and Seth Alford, FNP-BC. Dr. Biggs was born in Wynne, Ariz., and graduated from Hendrix College...

 

SCHOOL MENU

BREAKFAST Wed, Apr 7: Spring Break Thur, Apr 8: Spring Break Fri, Apr 9: Spring Break Mon, Apr 12: Breakfast Stick, Fruit, Milk Tue, Apr 13: Scrambled Eggs, Biscuit, Fruit, Milk Wed, Apr 14: Waffles,...

 

SENIOR ROUND TABLE

Thur, Apr 8: Tater Tot Casserole, Mixed Veggie, Caesar Salad, Gelatin Salad, Milk Tue, Apr 13: Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Brownie, Juice, Milk Thur, Apr 15: Chicken Alfredo, Diced Carrots, Broccoli Salad, Dinner Roll, Banana, Milk Tue, Apr...

 

Columbia County Events & Meetings

Wed, Apr 7 No School – Spring Break Library–10 a.m.–5 p.m. Thurs, Apr 8 No School – Spring Break Senior Center Luncheon–403 E. Patit–Drive Thru–Donation–12-1 p.m. Library–12–7...

 

What's New at School?

DAYTON–The past few weeks, the Dayton High School Associated Student Body (ASB) Council has been planning the perfect homecoming week; even if it was a little later than usual. All came together...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    April 8, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago April 6, 2011 The 2011 Columbia County Fair Court will represented by Hosts Christopher McHaffie and Micah Yeater, and Hostesses Ashley Myrick and Lexus Ward. The Dayton City Council approved a new parade route. Columbia County...

 

Obituary

Lorraine Etta Jarstad September 22, 1928–March 24, 2021 Lorraine Etta Jarstad, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at the home of her younger son Eric in Shelton, Wash. She was 92 years old....

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 8, 2021

Wolfpack beats Cougars 40-12 in crossover

WHITE SWAN–The Cougars drew first blood with a touchdown aided by two Dayton-Waitsburg pass-interference penalties, but the Wolfpack settled down and scored three touchdowns in the first quarter,...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 8, 2021

DW athletes named All League

DAYTON–Four Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack volleyball players were named to the Eastern Washington Athletic Conference Second Team, and six Wolfpack football players were tapped with All-League honors,...

 

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