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Flood Control Zone District attacking Touchet River stream bed

Heavy machinery was working near the confluence of Patit Creek and the Touchet River last week, part of the first phase of work in the streambed being directed by the Columbia County Flood Control...

 

Touchet Valley Trail public info meeting April 26

DAYTON–The Port of Columbia will conduct a public information meeting about the Touchet Valley Trail via Zoom webinar on Monday, April 26 at 5:30-7:30 p.m. The meeting is to share research findings...

 

Pastor Marj Johnston leaving First Congregational Church

DAYTON–Sunday, April 18, will be Pastor Marj Johnston's final Sunday in the pulpit at the Dayton First Congregational Church UCC. "I'm taking a break from parish-based ministry," Johnston, who has...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    April 15, 2021

County adopts local ordinance for controlled substance possession

DAYTON-Columbia County Commissioners adopted an ordinance which includes the intent to possess as a requirement and includes a provision for the City, unless the Council decides to draft their own....

 

Weinhard Hotel owners are making lemonade out of lemons

DAYTON – Weinhard Hotel owners, Sev Jones and Christina Dingman are coming up on the completion of their first year of business at the end of next month. They opened last year over Memorial Weekend...

 

Quote of the Week

“They’re on our right, they’re on our left, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us; they can’t get away from us this time.” –USMC Lt. Gen. Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller... Full story

 

Olympia Update

OLYMPIA–I want to give my Democratic colleagues in the state Legislature credit. In a year when state coffers are overflowing and there is no financial emergency–still they have managed to break...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    April 15, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

A while back I was asked who has had the greatest influence on my life. I hadn’t ever given it much thought, like most folks, I guess. After considerin’ for a while, I came up with five people...

 

Guest Commentary

OLYMPIA–After Senate Democrats passed a pair of bills Thursday night that would cause gas and diesel prices to skyrocket, Sen. Perry Dozier is warning food costs would rise and small farmers would...

 

Spring Impact Grants awards benefit Dayton, Milton-Freewater and Walla Walla organizations

DAYTON–Seven area nonprofits in Walla Walla, Milton-Freewater and here will receive Sherwood Trust Spring Impact Awards totaling $80,000, according to CEO Brian Hunt. Sherwood Trust Impact Grants are designed to support smaller-budget projects of...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor The silent majority. The silent majority must raise its voice in protest to the radical left that has surreptitiously taken over the Democrat party and is attempting to take over our nation. We are losing the Liberties that have made...

 

BLUE MOUNTAIN ARTISAN GUILD

DAYTON–The annual Blue Mountain Artisan Guild Gallery Show “My Happy Place” is now open to the public. Featured artists are Laurie Nichols, Bev Startin, Ellen Heath, Kris Takemura, Sylvia Beulher, Michele Smith and Lorna Barth. Their art is...  Website

 

SCHOOL MENU

BREAKFAST Wed, Apr 14: Waffles, Cheddar Omelet, Fruit, Milk Thur, Apr 15: French Toast, Fruit, Milk Fri, Apr 16: Cinnamon Roll, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit, Milk Mon, Apr, 19: Cheddar Omelet, Toast, Fruit,...

 

Columbia County Events & Meetings

Wed, Apr 14 Library–10 a.m.–5 p.m. Port of Columbia Meeting–3:30 p.m. City Council Meeting–6 p.m. Thurs, Apr 15 Senior Center Luncheon–403 E. Patit–Drive Thru–Donation–12-1 p.m....

 

Senior Round Table

Thur, Apr 15: Chicken Alfredo, Diced Carrots, Broccoli Salad, Dinner Roll, Banana, Milk Tue, Apr 20: Baked Fish, Rice Pilaf, Stewed Tomatoes, Salad, Wheat Bread, Cookies, Milk, Juice Thur, Apr 22: Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potato & Gravy, Pickled...

 

WSP seeks assistance identifying assault suspect

OLYMPIA–The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is asking the public for assistance in identifying the person in the photograph at right who is being investigated for an assault that occurred on March...

 

Multiple Counties Eligible for Emergency Loans

Douglas, Franklin, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Skamania, Whitman, and Yakima counties experienced wildfires and straight-line winds from September 1 to 19, 2020. In addition to these primary counties, Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan,...

 

At The Theater

DAYTON–Chaos Walking, from Carnegie Award-winning author Patrick Ness and directed by Doug Liman, was released in the U.S. in early March, 2021. With a cast of Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Mads...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    April 15, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago April 13, 2011 Madeline Jensen, Dayton High School senior, daughter of Melissa Jensen of Dayton and Pat Jensen of Dixie, was recently selected as Queen of Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days along with Princesses Amanda Quintal and...

 

Obituary

Betty Lorraine Turner May 21, 1931–April 8, 2021 Betty Lorraine Turner, age 89 years old, passed away at Dayton General Hospital April 8, 2021. Betty was born in Dayton to parents Marvin Laughery...

 

WHO ARE THEY?

Renovation work underway at 211 E. Main Street, formerly Frontier Too Tavern, has been a treasure trove of mysterious photos, this glass plate appearing to be a portrait of a young woman wearing...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 15, 2021

GOLF

PASCO–Two Dayton-Waitsburg golfers recently gave their first high-school golf match their best shot. DW's Caleb Barron finished a respectable fourth place in the 18-hole, par 72 match at Sun...

 

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