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  • Japanese Exchange Students arrive in Dayton

    Apr 18, 2024

    Exchange Students from Yamate High School in Yokohama arrived last Friday for their two-week stay in Dayton, hitting the ground running by taking in Dayton Bulldog baseball and the Junior-Senior Prom Saturday evening. Monday evening in the Dayton Gym was the cultural event and Dayton students Dillon Lewis, left, and Cayle Davis, center, are dressed in traditional Japanese yukata garb by Chichiro Kitahara, 16 (kneeling), and Taiki Kimatsubara. The students are lodged with host families who will...

  • Port and Lyons Ferry Marina to seek grant

    Jessica Ruffcorn|Apr 18, 2024

    DAYTON–Port of Columbia Commissioners approve resolution 2024-03; signed a one-year lease for new business; and were advised of lighting program cost during the meeting April 10. Executive Director Jennie Dickinson and the Lyons Ferry concessionaires gave a presentation to the board with the recommendation to apply for a RCO Grant. The board approved Resolution 2024-03 to authorize Dickinson to apply for the grant with a unanimous vote. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $1.3 m...

  • Council declines to put library annexation to a vote

    Jessica Ruffcorn|Apr 18, 2024

    DAYTON–The City Council voted unanimously to not place the library annexation on the November ballot at their regular meeting. Dayton resident Katie Roughton had made the request to the council back in January in hopes that city voters would have the opportunity on how taxes directed to the library are spent. The city council has met several times to discuss and research the topic at meetings and workshops and ultimately decided that the request did not have enough support to show the need f...

  • Candidate filing week changed

    Loyal Baker|Apr 18, 2024

    DAYTON–The week in which political candidates may file for open elected positions has been changed to the first week in May, May 6 through 10, according to Cathy Abel, Chief Operations Deputy with the Columbia County Auditor's Office. Filing opens at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 6, and closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10, Abel says. Candidates having second thoughts may withdraw their candidacy by 5 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2024....

  • Quick Peek

    Charlotte Baker|Apr 18, 2024

    Wed, Apr 17 School Board Meeting–Media Center, High School Library–6:30 p.m. Youth Fishing Tournament–Dayton Fishing Pond–3-5 p.m. Thurs, Apr 18 Family Story Time Dinner–Library–6 p.m. Pool District Community Work Session–Elementary Multipurpose room–6-7:30 p.m. Mon, Apr 22 BOCC Regular Meeting–311 E. Main St.–9 a.m. Friends of the Library Meeting–Delany Room–4 p.m. Wed, Apr 24 CCHS Board Meeting–Touchet River Conference Room–1:30 p.m. Thur, Apr 25 Fri, Apr 26 Dayton Historic Depot–222 E. Commercial Ave.–10 a.m.-4 p.m. Boldman House Museu...

  • Dayton man uninjured in traffic mishap

    Apr 18, 2024

    PRESCOTT–Owen L. Lanning of Dayton was uninjured following a traffic accident on State Route 124 west of Prescott near the intersection with Harvey Shaw Road at noon on April 10. Lanning, in a 1980 Ford, was westbound on SR 124 when his vehicle was struck by a 2104 Ford pickup driven by Peter B. Boeckel, 38, of Grangeville, Idaho. Lanning’s vehicle was making a turn into a driveway when Boeckel attempted to pass and the two vehicles collided. Boeckel received injuries and was transported to Kadlec Medical Center, Richland. Lanning was uni...

  • Quote of the Week

    Apr 18, 2024

    “Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not the sitter.” – Oscar Wilde... Full story

  • Three new common-sense "initiatives to the people" inspire a renewed sense of optimism and unity

    Apr 18, 2024

    BELLEVUE—With the Republican State Convention in Spokane fast approaching, three NEW common-sense initiatives to fix what’s broken in Washington are inspiring a renewed sense of optimism among conservatives and Washingtonians of all political leanings. The new initiatives would repeal HB 1589 that phases out natural gas, put an end to squatters’ rights, and eliminate sanctuary state policies that prevent local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration agencies. The recent death of Washington State Patrol trooper Chris...

  • Are You Doing Enough to Keep Your Kids Safer On Their Phone?

    Apr 18, 2024

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma - (April 2, 2024)-When it comes to kids and phones, the discussion focused on what age was appropriate for them to get their first one. Now, it centers more on how to keep them safer using them, and for good reason. There are many risks involved with our youth using phones, and we must do things to help keep them safer. The good news is that people can do numerous practical things to help keep their kids safer on their phones. "Kids are going to have access to...

  • OPINION

    Todd Myers|Apr 18, 2024

    As Washington’s CO2 tax, known as the Climate Commitment Act, heads to the ballot this fall, this logo highlighting projects that received funding from that tax will become more prevalent. And you are paying for it. The use of taxpayer-resources to promote the CO2 tax follows the decision by the legislature to send one-time checks of $200 to utility customers funded by the Climate Commitment Act just two-months before the November election. It is part of a pattern we are likely to see a...

  • Weather Forecast

    Apr 18, 2024

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph in the afternoon. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 34. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 65. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 68. Saturday Night : A 20 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a...

  • Pomeroy Gun Club

    Larry Bunch|Apr 18, 2024

    By Larry Bunch Special to the East Washingtonian POMEROY–The Pomeroy Gun Club completed their Winter League for 2024 with their annual barbeque potluck, awards day, and annual meeting on Sunday April 7. The twelve weeks starting in January include the ten-week competition against the other 23 teams in the Camas Prairie Association and the Camas Prairie shoot at Walla Walla Gun Club that was reported in last week's paper, along with this past week's final get together which included fun and g...

  • Yamate Cultural Exchange Students arrive; Give Daytonites a glimpse at Japanese culture

    Apr 18, 2024

  • From the Dayton Chronicle archives

    Kaye Eaton|Apr 18, 2024

    Ten Years Ago April 16, 2014 Will Hutchens pens book about Portland's coffee Culture. Will Hutchens, a 1995 graduate of Dayton High School, outlines what he describes as the unique coffee culture of the Portland area coffee houses and what has been labeled as the third wave of the coffee industry. The 1984 Dayton Days Parade Marshal has been living in the foothills of the Blue Mountains for most of 83 years, and has been riding horses since he was five, loves to fish and hunt and "knows pretty...

  • Spring Spirit Week, Jr./Sr. Prom and arrival of Yamate Exchange Students highlights week at D.H.S.

    Wyntr McCauley|Apr 18, 2024

    By Wyntr McCauley DHS Correspondent/Reporter DAYTON–Junior/Senior Prom; elections; Yamate Exchange Students; and sports are featured this week in April. The High School (DHS) has just wrapped up its Spring Spirit/Prom Week. Participation or "Spirit Points" were kept track of during the week by the Associated Student Body (ASB). The Senior Class won the most "Spirit Points." The Prom Court included Princesses Laney Crow, Opal Morin, Justina Abrahamson, and Elizabeth Kneff. The Prom Court included...

  • Pastor's Corner

    Greg Brownell|Apr 18, 2024

    The young couple often picnicked in the cemetery overlooking Dayton. They explained that though many would think it a strange location, they enjoyed the peaceful quietness and the green beauty surrounding them. It was of note that they could be so comfortable in a place where many would be troubled. They attributed their attitude to their personal belief in Jesus Christ who promised to raise the dead. The cemetery held no fear for them. Death seemed to be their friend. Their attitude was very...

  • Re-classifying grey wolves

    Apr 18, 2024

    WASHINGTON STATE–The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife public comment period for gray wolf rule making is open now. Based on a population projection model developed at the University of Washington (UW) and other available information on gray wolves in Washington, WDFW staff recommends reclassifying wolves from state endangered (defined as seriously threatened with extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range within the state) to Sensitive status; described as "...

  • Correction

    Apr 18, 2024

    A typographical error was point out in the “Archives” published on March 28. The item was from the March 24, 1949 Dayton Chronicle and should have read: Deputy Sheriff Herschell Bauman and State Patrolman Clarence Ellis are expected to arrive home from a trip to Missoula, Mont., where they went to return the two alleged bandits who held up the Tucanon service station. The two bandits pulled a “stickup” on Mrs. Harold Dye, who was in charge of her husband’s Tucanon service station, getting away with $12 or $14 and a tank of gas. Mrs. Dye’s nam...

  • U.S.C.G. Petty Officer Carina Baker finishes training

    Apr 18, 2024

    Petty Officer 3rd Class Carina S. Baker completed a training course in Aviation Maintenance Technician "A" School on March 22, 2024, in Elizabeth City, N.C. United States Coast Guard Lt. Commander Amy N. Hockenberry presented Baker with her certificate of completion. Baker is the spouse of Morgan Baker, formerly of Waitsburg, and the daughter-in-law of Loyal and Charlotte Baker. She is currently stationed at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station-Clearwater in Florida. -Submitted photo...

  • Pastor's Corner

    Apr 18, 2024

    In chapter 15 of Mark's Gospel and, similarly, in chapter 27 of Matthew's Gospel, we hear that shortly before Jesus died, he cried out in a loud voice, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me" (NABRE translation). Mark even writes the words as Jesus would have spoken them in his native language of Aramaic: "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani." Matthew provides a similar version of the Aramaic,except he uses the equivalent Hebrew word "Eli" instead of the Aramaic "Eloi." At first glance, the Son of G...

  • At The Theater

    Apr 18, 2024

    Arthur the King (A dog story) is based on an incredible true story. Over the course of ten days and 435 miles, and unbreakable bond is forged between pro adventure racer Michael Light (Mark Wahlberg) and a scrappy street dog companion dubbed Arthur. This movie follows Michael Light, desperate for one last chance to win, as he convinces a sponsor to back him and a team of athletes for the Adventure Racing World Championship in the Dominican Republic. As the team is pushed to their outer limits...

  • USDA seeks partnerships to expand conservation on grazing lands

    Apr 18, 2024

    WASHINGTON D.C.–United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks partnerships to expand conservation on grazing lands. The Natural Recourses Conservation Service (NRCS) Proposals accepted through May 26. The USDA is investing up to $22 million in partnerships that expand access to conservation technical assistance for livestock producers and increase the use of conservation practices on grazing lands. Project proposals for GLCI Cooperative Agreements will identify and address barriers to a...

  • Top SE1B baseball teams face off Saturday

    Loyal Baker|Apr 18, 2024

    By Loyal Baker DAYTON–Two unbeaten Southeast 1B baseball clubs will square off here this weekend, the 8-0 Pomeroy Pirates and the 5-0 Dayton Bulldogs. First pitch will be at 11 a.m. The Bulldogs (5-0, 10-1) are coming off a sweep of Gar-Pal (0-4, 0-4) and a non-conference split with Sunnyside Christian (2-3, 4-8). Dayton travels to Pomeroy Monday for a single game. Sunnyside Christian quieted Dayton's bats, chalked up 12 hits to Dayton's seven, and capitalized on eight Bulldog errors in front o...

  • Sprinter Iwamoto leads Bulldog thinclads at big Oregon meet

    Loyal Baker|Apr 18, 2024

    UMATILLA–Bulldog sprinter Hikaru Iwamoto finished fourth in the 200m. dash and sixth in the 100m. dash to lead Dayton athletes at a big meet with 17 schools here April 12. The team placed 15 th with nine points, and the Waitsburg team was 11 th with 19 points. Dayton competed April 16 in Clarkston and will be in the McDougall Invitational in Colfax Saturday. Iwamoto set a new personal best with a 23.99 time in the 200, and an 11.58 time in the 100. The 4X100 Relay team of Tristan Rennaker, S...

  • Lady Dawgs rally to sweep Gar-Pal

    Loyal Baker|Apr 18, 2024

    By Loyal Baker COLTON–The Lady Wildcats handed the second-place Lady Bulldogs a 16-2 defeat Monday, but the ball club showed Gar-Pal their strengths with a 9-4 win on five runs in the top of the seventh, then Jersey Slack pounded two–count 'em–two home runs in the 23-18 nightcap win there April 9. Dayton has a 3-1 league mark, 6-3 overall, right behind Colton (6-1, 10-1) and firmly ahead of third-place Tekoa-Rosalia (2-2, 4-2), Gar-Pal (1-3, 1-5) and Pomeroy (1-6, 2-10). The Dawgs head to Pomer...

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