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Round Up Court getting back to normal

Pendleton Round Up Queen Josilyn Fullerton of Dayton, and her Round Up Court, which includes Princess Kaleigh White, also of Dayton (at right), appeared at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round Up last...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    April 22, 2021

House fire in Starbuck

STARBUCK–A residential fire, suspected to be started by an electrical malfunction, gutted 104 W. Main here Wednesday night. Columbia County Fire District No. 1 units responded and called for mutual...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    April 22, 2021

Amerein questions DOC transparency for COVID-19 housing

DAYTON–The Columbia County Commissioners approved Resolution No. 2021-07 to renew the contract securing housing for individuals with COVID-19 and then appointed Lewis Neace, DO, as Health Officer....

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    April 22, 2021

Survey seeks community input on City's future direction

DAYTON-A Community survey is available for those interested in providing input about what citizens want in their community and the City Council Board will review that information at the end of April....

 

Businesses may qualify for 2021 real property tax deferral

DAYTON– Columbia County Treasury is now accepting applications for a deferral of real property taxes from eligible business taxpayers. Under a new state law passed on April 16, businesses that have lost revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic may...

 

Quote of the Week

“It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.” – Robert H. Goddard... Full story

 

Olympia Update

OLYMPIA–Both the House and Senate have approved their versions of the state's two-year capital, transportation, and operating budgets. Now, budget writers will go line-by-line to make any final...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    April 22, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

“Where were you born?” The reporter asked one of my Colorado cowboy friends. “Iowa,” he answered. “Iowa!” she said. “Why did you move?” “Because it’s hard to be a cowboy in...

 

OPINION

After last Sunday's cut-off deadlines for passing policy bills in this year's legislative session, floor action has focused mostly on House and Senate concurrence calendars. Bills that have passed with amendments by the opposite chamber must be...

 

At The Theater

This February 2021 movie release is a live-action/computer animated comedy of these two well-known cartoon characters, Tom and Jerry. One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into New York City's finest hotel on the...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    April 22, 2021

Port addresses Trail, railroad and infrastructure issues

DAYTON–The Port of Columbia Commissioners addressed many issues pertaining to the Touchet Valley Trail, the railroad, grants during the recent Zoom monthly meeting on April 14. Phillip McKeen,...

 

SCHOOL MENU

BREAKFAST Wed, Apr 21: Muffin, Fruit, Milk Thur, Apr 22: Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Fruit, Milk Fri, Apr 23: Cereal Fruit, Milk Mon, Apr 26: French Toast, Fruit, Milk Tue, Apr 27: Waffles, Sausage Link, Fruit, Milk Wed, Apr 28: Pizza Breakfast...

 

Columbia County Events & Meetings

Wed, Apr 21 Library–10 a.m.–5 p.m. Dayton School Board Meeting–Dayton High School Auditorium, 614 S. 3rd St–6 p.m. ZOOM Event "Hidden in Plain Sight–Public Health– www.coalitionforyouthandfamilies.org.–6 p.m. Thurs, Apr 22 Senior Center...

 

Senior Round Table

Thur, Apr 22: Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potato & Gravy, Pickled Beets, Salad, Wheat Bread, Cookies, Milk, Juice Tue, Apr 27: Country Fried Steak, Au Gratin Potatoes, Mixed Veggie, Gravy, Broccoli Salad, Pineapple, Milk Thur, Apr 29: Spaghetti, Green...

 

Kennewick man injured in Tucannon Road accident

DAYTON–A 59-year-old Kennewick man was injured April 14 in a one-vehicle rollover 20 miles east of here. Eric D. Brown was injured and transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center after the 1989 Winnebago he was driving failed to negotiate a...

 

OBITUARY

Linda T. Kelley Linda Trease Kelley, 62, passed away at Kootenai Hospital in Coeur D' Alene Wednesday, April 7, 2021. She was the wife of Bob Norris, they shared 46 years of partnership together. She was born in Sandpoint to Floyd Kelley and...

 

OBITUARY

Terry Dean Dobbs October 26, 1949–April 11. 2021 Terry Dean Dobbs passed away at his daughter's home in Waitsburg surrounded by his children on April 11, 2021. Terry was born in Dayton, Wash. to Charley and Doris (DeFord) Dobbs on October 26,...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    April 22, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago April 20, 2011 At the ground-breaking ceremony of the Blue Mountain Station Friday, April 15. Port Manager Jennie Dickinson announced the Port of Columbia will be building a USDA meat processing facility. Twenty-Five Years Ago April...

 

STORK CALLS

Sophia Faith Patricia Baker born at 5:20 p.m. April 19, 2021, in Troy, Id., to Daniel and Hannah Baker of Kuna, Id. She weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz., measured 20 inches and joins a sister Elizabeth, 1 year and five months. She is the granddaughter of...

 

WHO IS IT?

Dayton Chronicle subscribers Sue Bell and Marilyn Groom of Dayton have a strong hunch that the mystery photo (top) published last week is of Frances Rainwater Spoonemore. She died at age 67 on July...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 22, 2021

Young DW golf team gaining experience

RICHLAND–Columbia Point Golf Course's 18-hole, 72-par course is challenging, and it proved so for the six Dayton-Waitsburg Golf Team members April 14. DW's Caleb Barron came in 12th out of 18...

 

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