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Articles from the May 27, 2021 edition

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By Loyal and Charlotte Baker DAYTON–Two nights of leather-slappin' rodeo action is set for this weekend at the Columbia County Fairgrounds as Dayton Days and the Columbia County Fair Association bri...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    May 27, 2021

Injuries, possible fatalities, barely avoided as white van careens onto local sidewalk

DAYTON–The "would-haves" that fortunately didn't occur are chilling as police search for a white van and its driver which barged through unoccupied sidewalk-café bistro tables and chairs, wiped...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    May 27, 2021

School discipline policy under fire

DAYTON-Several parents of high school students spoke out at the School Board meeting on May 19 expressing concern over perceived discipline issues within the school, after threats caused an emergency...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    May 27, 2021

Belinda Larsen on the job at Chamber

DAYTON–New Chamber of Commerce manager Belinda Larsen fielded phone calls and drop-in visitors Monday without missing a beat this week as the community gears up for Dayton Days and the Chamber's...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    May 27, 2021

City Council approves budget plan increasing utility tax by 12%

DAYTON-The City Council approved Ordinance 1981, which is a 12% utility tax increase to mediate the budget deficiency, at a special meeting on May 19. The budget shortfalls are a result of the...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    May 27, 2021

Two at Booker Rest Home, three staff test positive

DAYTON–Two residents of Booker Rest Home and three staff tested positive for COVID-19 on May 19, according to a Columbia County Health System news release Thursday, May 20. The residents, one vaccinated and one unvaccinated, were reported to be in...

 

Community Forum set for June 3

DAYTON–The School District invites school parents, guardians, and community members to a community forum in the High School Library June 3 at 6 p.m. for elementary and 7 p.m. for middle and high school discussion. This is the first of several...

 

Quote of the Week

“We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine.” – H. L. Mencken... Full story

 

Bluewood announces $4.5 million development, expansion plan

DAYTON–New and enhanced lifts, a snowmaking system at the base and a more robust power generation system are among improvements happening at Bluewood in a $4.5 million development and expansion...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    May 27, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

I wanna tell y’all a true story that happened to a friend of mine. Big Jim was judgin’ the rodeo at Burlington last year. They call him Big Jim ’cause he’s big as a round bale and twice as tou...

 

OPINION

New COVID workplace restrictions, issued by Washington State Labor and Industries (L&I) late last Friday, May 21st, require employers to check employee vaccine documents before allowing relaxation of...

 

SCHOOL MENU

BREAKFAST Wed, May 26: Scrambled Eggs, Biscuit, Fruit, Milk Thur, May 27: Breakfast Pizza, Fruit, Milk Fri, May 28: Cereal, Fruit, Milk LUNCH Wed, May 26: Burritos, Veggies, Fruit, Milk Thur, May 27:...

 

Columbia County Events & Meetings

Wed, May 26 Library–10 a.m.–5 p.m. Historic Depot–11 a.m.–4 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission–Meagan Hayes–4 p.m. Thurs, May 27 Senior Center Luncheon–403 E. Patit–12-1 p.m. Library–12–7 p.m. Historic Depot–11 a.m.–4 p.m....

 

Legion sets Memorial Day ceremony

WAITSBURG–Memorial Day program returns at Waitsburg City Cemetery, Waitsburg, Wash., on May 31, 2021 at 11 a.m. The American Legion and Auxiliary sponsored events provides a chance to remember those who have given there all. Hope to see you there....

 

Senior Round Table

Thur, May 27: Pork Chops and Gravy, Roasted Red Potatoes, Green Beans, Broccoli Salad, Roll, Pies, Milk Tue, Jun 1: Stew, Biscuit and Caesar Salad, Cookie, Apple Juice, Milk Thur, Jun 3: Sloppy Joe, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Fruit, Milk Tue, Jun 8:...

 

4th and 5th Graders complete golf program

Students from Dayton Elementary School's Fourth and Fifth grades, aced out of the traditional ski program last January, were introduced to golf at the Touchet Valley Golf Course in a four- week-long...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    May 27, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago May 25, 2011 Jean Nelson selected as 2011 Parade Marshal. Dayton Days has been dear in the heart of Jean Nelson since riding in her first Dayton Days parade at the age of five in 1942. Three junior girls, Colleen Delp in Math, Keisha...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    May 27, 2021

Lady Wolfpack open season with overtime win

DAYTON–The Lady Wolfpack outscored Walla Walla Valley Academy in overtime to wrest a win from the always-competitive Lady Knights in College Place on May 18, getting the 2021 covid basketball...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    May 27, 2021

DW cruises past River View 54-44; 'Pack edged in fourth quarter by Vikings

FINLEY–In the first home game of the 2021 COVID basketball season, a make instead of a miss here or there was the difference in Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack's 33-29 loss to Mabton May 20, on the heels...

 

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