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  • Dayton Days Rodeo this weekend

    Charlotte Baker|May 23, 2024

    By Loyal and Charlotte Baker DAYTON–The 2024 Dayton Days-Columbia County Fair Rodeo, this Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25, will not only feature plenty of Western livestock action and thrills, it will also be more affordable as ticket prices have been reduced to encourage families to attend this year's two performances of buckin', snortin' hide and hair. The 2024 edition of the Dayton Days Rodeo will be dedicated to the late Tim Donohue, who passed away in January, and who served as president...

  • City may consider new site for Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Jessica Ruffcorn|May 23, 2024

    DAYTON–The City Council heard the update on the Wastewater Treatment Plant Project and investigation into new property; approved the city and school district lease agreement; the American Rock Products OTTA Sealroad project; the contract between the City and Washington State Department of Corrections work crew; recommendation to dissolution of standing committees; the council’s procedures and ethics handbooks; and Anderson Perry’s ADA sidewalk designs on 4th Street; and the OTTA Seal project at the meeting on May 14. Public Works Director Ryan...

  • Spokane Junior Livestock Show a success for both Dayton and Pomeroy 4-H and FFA exhibitors

    Charlotte Baker|May 23, 2024

    DAYTON and POMEROY–Several 4-H and FFA members competed at the Jr. Livestock Show of Spokane the first week of May. Delaynee Cox of Dayton, wins Reserve Champion in showmanship, and Jaycee Cox is with her white calf winning the FFA Grand Champion Prospect Steer. Ellyson Hall took third place 4-H Market Lamb, a blue ribbon with her Market Steer, and a purple ribbon in Showmanship. She placed 13th high Individual Junior Livestock Judge, and 4th high Junior Oral Reasons. Judson Hall receives 1...

  • Quote of the Week

    May 23, 2024

    “Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.” – Alexander the Great...

  • Essency, Tupling and Trump to speak at Dayton High School Graduation June 8

    Loyal Baker|May 23, 2024

    By Loyal Baker DAYTON–Commencement Exercises for the Dayton High School Class of 2024 are set for 12 noon, Saturday, June 8, in the Dayton Gymnasium, and three honor speakers will give their graduation addresses. There are co-valedictorians in the Class of 2024: Kameryn Tupling and Ashley Essency, and Salutatorian Grace Trump, and each will speak during the ceremony. Kameryn Tupling is the daughter of Ashley and Diego Trevino, and has been quite busy as a Dayton High School student. She c...

  • Would you know it if it was "Hidden In Plain Sight?"

    Jessica Ruffcorn|May 23, 2024

    DAYTON–Would you know what items in your teen's room might indicate drug or alcohol use? The Coalition for Youth and Families, in partnership with Columbia County Health Department, hosted a public event at the Liberty Theater on May 15, to learn more about youth substance abuse. The event began with a mock set of a teenage girl's bedroom. People were instructed to walk around and search for substance items hidden in plain sight and some tucked away in inconspicuous places. There were 100 i...

  • From the Dayton Chronicle archives

    Kaye Eaton|May 23, 2024

    Ten Years Ago May 21, 2014 Local resident Bob Allbee, a 1984 Dayton graduate who is employed by the U.S.F.S. Pomeroy Ranger District, took command of the Oso Disaster area, a land slide covering nearly a square mile and as deep as 80 feet. A main highway blocked, a large river diverted and flooding other terrain creating a 50-acre lake, missing people, and destroyed homes. Twenty-Five Years Ago May 19, 1999 P.E.O. member Mrs. Pat Donohue presented the Citizenship Awards to Carleen Goodrich,...

  • Obituary

    May 23, 2024

    Gale Henry Manning October 26, 1937–May 18, 2024 Gale Henry Manning, resident of Dayton, passed away May 18, 2024, at his home. He was 86. Gale was born October 26, 1937 in Burley, Idaho, and was raised in nearby Springdale. He was employed as a salesman early in his first marriage and his wife remarked, "He was such a good salesman he could sell anything." He also worked in road repair for several years with his family. He moved to Dayton about 35 years ago and for a short time owned and o...

  • One of three state-wide Rural Clean Energy study meeting held here

    Melissa Gemmell|May 23, 2024

    By Melissa Gemmell Dayton Chronicle Reporter DAYTON-The first of three public meetings to glean community feedback for the study on Rural Clean Energy sponsored by the Department of Commerce, was held in Dayton on May 14. This study is in response to an amendment to policy for HB1216 requiring public input on the impact of clean energy to rural communities. The meeting was hosted by the consultant firm Ross Strategic who is conducting the study for the Department of Commerce. Susan Hayman from...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|May 23, 2024

    DAYTON–Ten FFA members were honored with the opportunity to participate in the Washington FFA State Convention at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman. One went as a delegate, and three presented the National Chapter Application to a panel of judges. The members participated in workshops and sessions by the state FFA officers and visiting officers from other states. These individuals also got the opportunity to get to know the WSU campus and got to tour the University of Idaho (U of I...

  • Bulldog sprinters headed to State meet

    Loyal Baker|May 23, 2024

    RITZVILLE–It's fast times at Dayton High as the sprinters on the Dayton Track and Field team qualified for the State 1B meet in Yakima May 23, 24 and 25. Four Dayton Bulldogs will be competing at state, with Tristan Rennaker, Hikaru Iwamoto, Solomon Brenner and Luke Winkler teaming up in the 4X100m. Relay. Iwamoto, an exchange student who has stood out as a sprinter this season, will also compete in the 100m. Dash. Iwamoto will run in the first preliminary heat of the 100m. dash at 6:10 p.m. T...

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