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Articles from the May 21, 2020 edition

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 By Melissa Gemmell    News    May 21, 2020

Some business fallout from COVID-19 shutdown

DAYTON–VS Mainstreet, formerly Village Shoppes, has announced its closure at the May Port of Columbia Board of Commissioners meeting. Port of Columbia Director Jennie Dickinson met with vendors to... Full story

 

Re-opening Columbia County

COLUMBIA COUNTY–Governor Inslee signed an order re-opening Washington's economy following and during the COVID-19 pandemic on May 4, 2020. Within this order, ten counties were authorized to apply... Full story

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    May 21, 2020

Financial losses piling up from flood and COVID-19 intrusion

DAYTON–City Administrator Trina Cole reported initial loss of revenue at the City Council meeting recently, estimating $1 million due to the flood. FEMA will cover seventy-five percent of the cost o... Full story

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    May 21, 2020

Races shape up for 2020 election year

DAYTON–Candidates filing for public office last week formed up a few contests that voters will decide in the 2020 elections. Three candidates are vying for the Superior Court Judge Position 1 spot, as are a trio of candidates for the 16th District...

 

Flood Watch

Volunteers were out along the Patit Creek in City of Dayton neighborhoods placing sandbags in anticipation of possible high water predicted by the National Weather Service, which issued a Flood Watch...

 

Quote of the Week

“Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.” – Benjamin Disraeli...

 

House Democrats' latest recovery bill a "$3 trillion wish list"

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) voted against Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion partisan wish list. “This is a crisis, and I’m anxious to talk seriously about addressing the devastation happening to...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    May 21, 2020

On the Edge of Common Sense

We must sell it, I told Mother, for we really have no other choice. The price is much too dear to harbor any doubt. And though I know we’ll miss it the time has come to kiss it goodbye and find...

 

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor, I enjoyed reading your recent article featuring one of my favorite teachers, Fred Gritman. I remember Fred as my industrial arts and shop teacher. He exemplified leadership, competence, and confidence. He was also free and...

 

Hospital Corner

As we watch the COVID-19 pandemic on the global and local stage, we in Columbia County can be grateful that, so far, there has only been one confirmed COVID-19 case. It is hard to say whether our lack of COVID-19 cases is due to our quarantine...

 

Library News

While the COVID-19 pandemic is constantly evolving, we will continue to respond as quickly as possible using data and current recommendations from public health and government leaders in our on-going commitment to keeping our staff and patrons safe...

 

Student Beat

HEPPNER, Ore.–BEO Bancorp and its subsidiary, Bank of Eastern Oregon, have selected Tayven Seney, a Dayton, High School senior and other 2020 seniors as this year's $500 scholarship winners. This...

 

Dig, pull, hoe, spray spring weed crop

COLUMBIA COUNTY–Now is the time to control this invasive weed. Puncturevine is a summer annual that grows low to the ground forming dense mats two to five feet in diameter. The stems radiate out...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    May 21, 2020

Port appoints Sean Milligan as District 3 Commissioner

DAYTON–At a special Port of Columbia meeting on May 18, 2020, sole applicant Sean Milligan was appointed as Commissioner for District 3. He replaced Fred Crowe who had to step down in April because...

 

Waitsburg Memorial Day ceremony canceled

WAITSBURG–The Waitsburg Veteran’s Memorial Wall program has been canceled this year due to coronavirus concerns. The Waitsburg American Legion Post wishes to honor its veterans who died during the past 12 months. Elmer Hays served in the U.S....

 

Obituary

William L. Culbertson June 6, 1943-March 26, 2020 William Lynn Culbertson, of Atlanta Ga., passed away March 26, 2020. He was born in Dayton, Wash., June 6, 1943 to William Leo and Mary Violet (Quigg) Culbertson. Bill worked for Kimberly-Clark a...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    May 21, 2020

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago May 19, 2010 Wenaha Gallery presents Greenwich Workshop artist Rod Frederick. Rod Frederick was destined to become the prolific wildlife/landscape artist he is today. Frederick majored in art and minored in biology at Willamette...

 

Death Notice

Kenneth Donald Russell Kenneth Donald Russell, 94, of Richland died April 29, 2020. He was born on April 21, 1926. Einan’s Sunset Gardens of Richland handled arrangements....

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    May 21, 2020

Gubernatorial candidate visits Dayton

DAYTON–"We need to open up Washington state today, without a doubt," Joshua Freed, a candidate for Washington governor, told a couple dozen attending a campaign stop here Friday, May 15. Freed, who...

 

Stork Calls

Opal Katherine Eaton was born May 18, 2020 at 2:52 p.m., to Alex and Gloria Eaton of Valier, Mont. The little miss weighed in at 6 pounds, 4 ounces and is 18 inches long. Mother and daughter are...

 

Stork Calls

Henley Joy Bessey was born to Genna and Michael Bessey, in Pullman Wash., on May 7, 2020. She joins Carter, 5, and Ashlyn, 3, at home in Garfield, Wash. Proud grandparents include Herb and Norma...

 

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