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 By Loyal Baker    News    June 3, 2021

Dayton High School Graduation Saturday

DAYTON–Twenty-five members of the Dayton High School Class of 2021 will don cap and gown and process in to Commencement Exercises at the Dayton Gymnasium Saturday. Graduation ceremonies will begin...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    June 3, 2021

Filing week brings multiple races for local elected positions

DAYTON–The August 3 Primary Election will have a number of races, one a three-way contest, in a variety of local elected positions. Two candidates have filed to challenge incumbent Sean C....

 

Forum on discipline, class offerings, other topics tonight

DAYTON–Two sessions of a Community Forum are set for tonight, June 3, in the High School Library, for parents, guardians and community members to focus on areas of concern within the community,...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    June 3, 2021

Barbara Miller appointed to Hospital Commission

DAYTON-The Columbia County Health System (CCHS) Board appointed Barbara Miller as interim board member during the regular meeting on May 26. Miller will fill the vacancy previously held by the late...

 

Quote of the Week

“Be not simply good – be good for something.” – Henry David Thoreau... Full story

 
 By Loyal Baker    Opinion    June 3, 2021

COMMENTARY

Once again, Dayton and environs were hoppin’ over Memorial Day Weekend. As in days of yesteryear, the usually quiet town came alive with people and vehicles scurrying to and fro as an exciting weekend of dust and horseflesh beckoned from the...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    June 3, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

If it were possible to clone human beings from history, what would they be doing today? For instance, if we were somehow able to find a strand of DNA from Robin Hood, clone him and raise him in our...

 
 By Pam Lewison    Opinion    June 3, 2021

OPINION

There’s an old adage, “You will need a doctor and a lawyer at least once in your life, but you will need a farmer every day.” Some Washington state lawmakers have forgotten that lesson. In the...

 

Erica Watts Dollhouse Furniture at Wenaha Gallery in June

DAYTON–The Wenaha Gallery features Spokane artist Erica Watts Dollhouse Furniture through June 14. It all started with a request by her five-year-old daughter, who had just attended a birthday party in which the guest of honor had been given a...

 

Burris-Ramirez and Escobar awarded P.E.O. Citizenship Award

DAYTON–Rose Burris-Ramirez and Cristobal Antonio Escobar were chosen as the recipients of the 2021 P.E.O. Citizenship Award. The award consists of a certificate and a $300 check to be presented at...

 

Sherwood Trust presents Everyday Equity and Empathy Community Workshop

WALLA WALLA–Sherwood Trust is presenting a series of free community workshops focused on equity and empathy. The second in the four-part series is June 16 and will highlight rural leadership. “We welcome community members to share in a live commu...

 

What's New at School?

DAYTON-This year’s High School Associated Student Body (ASB) council has wrapped up the year with one final spirit week. During the week of May 17, the group led a very successful and fun week of...

 

Senior Round Table

Thur, Jun 3: Sloppy Joe, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Fruit, Milk Tue, Jun 8: Beef Stroganoff, Pickled Beets, Salad, Garlic Bread, Gelatin Salad, Milk Thur, Jun 10: Chili, Spinach Salad with Blueberries, Cornbread, Pie, Milk Tue, Jun 15: Spaghetti, Mixed...

 

Columbia County Events & Meetings

Wed, Jun 2 Library–10 a.m.–5 p.m. Historic Depot–11 a.m.–4 p.m. School Board Meeting–Dayton High School Library–6 p.m. Thurs, Jun 3 Senior Center Luncheon–403 E. Patit–12-1 p.m. Library–12–7 p.m. Historic Depot–11 a.m.–4 p.m....

 

OBITUARY

Juanita "Nell" Varney December 1935–May 21, 2021 Juanita "Nell" Varney passed away at the family home in Dayton, Wash., on May 21, 2021. Nell was born in Lexington, Ky., to Jesse and Catherine...

 

OBITUARY

Donald Gregory Davis May 30, 1948–May 23, 2021 (Donald) Greg Davis, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away at the age of 72 at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, Wash., due to complications from Covid-19 on Sunday, May...

 

OBITUARY

Dixie Lee "Neal" Verstoppen January 3, 1933 – November 15, 2020 Dixie Lee Neal, age 87, of John Day and former long-time resident of Dayton, Wash., passed away on November 15, 2020 with her loving...

 

Student of the Month - April

DAYTON–Congratulations to the following Middle School Students of the Month for April, left to right, Balian Walters, eighth grade; James Davis, seventh grade; and Josh Sabin, sixth grade. Middle...

 

Student of the Month - May

DAYTON–Congratulations to the following Middle School Students of the Month for May, left to right, Elianna Gemmell, eighth grade; Sawyer Brenner, seventh grade; and Jaelynn Chapman, sixth grade....

 

Murray Helps Introduce Safe Gun Storage Act

Washington, D.C.– U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) joined U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), and U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA, 7th) in introducing the Safe Gun Storage Act, urgent legislation to direct...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    June 3, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago June 1, 2011 Dayton Days, Inc. met May 24 to decide the fate of the 2011 Dayton Days due to the equine herpes virus (EHV-I) outbreak. According to officials, it was decided at the meeting to cancel all rodeo events scheduled for the...

 

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