Articles from the April 29, 2021 edition

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 By Melissa Gemmell    News    April 29, 2021

100 attend Trail Design webinar

DAYTON–The Port of Columbia held a much-anticipated Touchet Valley Trail (TVT) Public Information Webinar, presenting the 30% design by Anderson•Perry & Associates on April 26. The 9.7-mile,...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    April 29, 2021

Trail Webinar Questions and Answers

DAYTON–Following the webinar presentations, a question-and-answer period of about 25 minutes was moderated by Tim Barrett, Assistant Planner at Walla Walla Valley Metropolitan Planning...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    April 29, 2021

Katie Leid resigns from School Board

DAYTON–Citing personal reasons, Dayton School Board Chair Katie Leid submitted a letter of resignation to Superintendent Guy Strot, effective immediately. Leid has served the Board since 2016, and...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    April 29, 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...

 

Quote of the Week

“Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.” – Mahatma Gandhi...

 

Olympia Update

By Rep. Skyler Rude, Rep. Mark Klicker and Sen. Perry Dozier OLYMPIA–The final gavel has dropped, and it's been a long and often difficult process because of such an unusual year created by COVID...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    April 29, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

I grew up in a county that was 65% Spanish-speaking. The biggest distinction between races was not color, it was Catholics and Baptists. My first experience with prejudice was the summer I spent on a...

 

OPINION

By David Boze ABC News opened up its story on the Snake River dams by parroting a line from an environmental group that "the salmon population [is] near extinction." That claim is demonstrably false....

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, The taxpaying citizens of Columbia County have approved and are paying for bonds supporting Education and schools, Hospital and Health Care and Fire Department and Ambulance Services, all which support our quality of life. We are now...

 

Grants available for Columbia County nonprofits

WALLA WALLA–The Dayton-Columbia County Fund and Warren Community Action funds are currently accepting grant applications from nonprofit and charitable organizations serving Columbia County and the surrounding area, including Waitsburg. The...

 

A celebration of our environment for families and schools

WALLA WALLA–The Wild & Scenic Film Festival for school age children have just arrived online in the Blue Mountain Region and videos are on demand April 26–May 3. This is the seventh year in which the Blue Mountain Land Trust (BMLT) has partnered...

 

SCHOOL MENU

BREAKFAST Wed, Apr 28: Pizza Breakfast Bagel, Fruit, Milk Thur, Apr 29: Breakfast Stick, Fruit, Milk Fri, Apr 30: Maple Bar, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit, Milk Mon, May 3: Breakfast Burrito, Fruit, Milk...

 

Columbia County Events & Meetings

Wed, Apr 28 Library–10 a.m.–5 p.m. Historic Depot–11 a.m.–4 p.m. Thurs, Apr 29 Senior Center Luncheon–403 E. Patit–Drive Thru–Donation–12-1 p.m. Library–12–7 p.m. Historic...

 

What's New at School?

DAYTON–School has gotten back into its groove after spring break two weeks ago with renewed determination to get traditional spring plans on track. Before break, Dayton High School (DHS) had establi...

 

At The Theater

The Courier, released in March, 2021, is the true story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history...

 

D.H.S. grads on EWU Dean's List

CHENEY–Two Dayton High School grads were named to the Eastern Washington University Dean's List for Winter Quarter, 2021. An undergraduate student who earns 12 quality hours and receives a GPA of...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    April 29, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago April 27, 2011 Dayton Wine Works, which specializes in private-label wine production and distribution, and is a tasting room for Abacus Wine LLC, opened last fall at 507 E. Main. Gearing up for a full season of wine tasting, Carl...

 

WHO

With this picture from Dayton High School's 1956 Nesika Wawa yearbook, Duane Dunlap of Dayton confirmed, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the Mystery Portraits first printed April 15 and last week...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 29, 2021

DW Fast-pitch has trouble with Granger

GRANGER–Pitching by Granger's Candenas was more than the Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack could handle on this outing and Granger easily sliced through the double-bill with a pair of wins here April 21....

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 29, 2021

DW Golf hosts meet here

DAYTON–Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack Golf hosted a match here Wednesday, April 21, and Pack golfers Teagen Larsen and Caleb Barron represented the school well, finishing third and sixth, respectively....

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 29, 2021

CB Coyotes hand DW Wolfpack pair of losses

BURBANK–The Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack dropped a pair of games to Columbia-Burbank here April 24, losing the first game of a twin bill 9-1, and the second by 14-2. DW played River View Junior...

 

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