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  • Dayton High School Graduation Saturday

    Jun 6, 2024

    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 counts maintaining a G...

  • Port of Columbia Awarded Funds for Craft Malt Facility

    Jun 6, 2024

    DAYTON–The Port of Columbia has been awarded a $5 million grant and loan package from the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) for construction of a craft malt facility at Blue Mountain Station. The package consists of a $3,750,000 loan and $1,250,000 grant. The committed private partner, Mainstem Malt, will be investing an amount equal or greater than $5 million for this project. This funding will connect to and extend existing infrastructure and construct a 12,000-square-foot b...

  • County Parks and Recreation commissioners mull budget and plans for future levy

    Jessica Ruffcorn|Jun 6, 2024

    DAYTON–During the regular meeting of the Parks and Recreation District on May 30, the commissioners discussed the first draft of the proposed budget and plans to seek voter approval for their first levy. Commissioners Katie Leid and Dianne McKinley put together a preliminary budget for the board to review. The budget accounts for income of approximately$200,000, which would be acquired if voters pass the levy in November for the maximum allowed of $0.20 per thousand dollars of assessed property...

  • Dayton High Scholarship Night tonight at Pavilion

    Charlotte Baker|Jun 6, 2024

    DAYTON–Members of the 2024 graduating class from Dayton High School, and alumni set to receive additional scholarships for their university studies will be honored at the Dayton School District's Scholarship Night at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavilion at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2024. The dessert reception event will honor Class of 2024 seniors receiving scholarships. The reception will be hosted by the D.H.S. Junior Class as a fund raiser. Scholarship recipients will receive their a...

  • Quote of the Week

    Jun 6, 2024

    “Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well-trained, well-equipped, and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely. I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory.” – General Dwight D. Eisenhower D-Day Commander... Full story

  • Guest Commentary

    Jun 6, 2024

    Is it possible that the most popular solutions proposed to recover Chinook salmon will fail if implemented? Most proposed solutions to Chinook recovery focus on habitat. Advocates seek to remove dams, convert farmland into large, inflexible stream buffers, and restrict or eliminate water access. This paper will introduce science studies important to this discussion. It will show: 1) Why most salmon species are flourishing 2) The causes for Chinook decline and failing recovery efforts 3) The prop...

  • Pastor's Corner

    Greg Brownell|Jun 6, 2024

    Puppet shows are fun! Though ventriloquists are not as popular as they were at one time, it is still fun to watch them. My youngest brother kept us in stitches with his ability to share his own personality through the "puppet dummy" he used to perform. The puppet was necessary, but it was my brother's voice and character performing through it. We aren't puppets but we do experience the Lord performing His purpose and desires through us. We are given free will as his Divine creation to yield to...

  • Weather Forecast

    Jun 6, 2024

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 55. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 90. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Sunday: A slight chance of showers before 11am. Mostly sunny,...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|Jun 6, 2024

    DAYTON–As the spring season is coming to an end, the summer is crawling in! A summer that will be filled with fun, no school, and, for some of us, our goodbyes. The end of the school year is always the hardest, no matter your grade, simply due to a lack of motivation and the sun being out. Dayton School District students push themselves and strive for success through the slow and last part of the school year. Many students across the district have accomplished so much this year and cannot w...

  • At The Theater

    Jun 6, 2024

    IF is about a girl who discovers that she can see everyone's imaginary friends–and what she does with that superpower–as she embarks on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids. IF is from writer and director John Krasinski, stars Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Cailey Fleming, Fiona Shaw, and the voices of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr., and Steve Carell alongside many more as the wonderfully unique characters that reflect the incredible power of a child's ima...

  • Spring Sports Awards lauds student athletes

    Loyal Baker|Jun 6, 2024

    DAYTON–Dayton Bulldog student athletes were honored for their sporting endeavors at the Spring Sports Awards Night in the D.H.S. Auditorium May 30. The Bulldog Golf Team finished second in the Blue Mountain Cup, said Coach Mike McGhan. The coach briefly spoke of each team member and all received a varsity letter: Monte Richie, Hunter Griffen, Sawyer Brenner, Carson Potter, Noa Tasker, Dillon Lewis, Cayle Davis and Opal Hair-Morin. Members of the team were the first to reach District since 2...

  • From the Dayton Chronicle archives

    Kaye Eaton|Jun 6, 2024

    Ten Years Ago June 4, 2014 A Clash between Cayuse and army troops defined the Battle of 1858. Military journals reveal that there was a local clash in 1858 between the Cayuse Indians and Company F, of the Ninth Infantry at the confluence of the Patit Creek and the Touchet River, not far from where the bridge for Main Street/Highway 12 now crosses the river. The Cavalry was escorting government supplies from Fort Walla Walla to troops stationed north of the Snake River and was camp overnight on...

  • Correction

    Jun 6, 2024

    In the May 23 “Archives,” an item regarding the local P.E.O. Citizenship Award was inadvertently placed in the 25 Years Ago section instead of the 50 Years Ago section....

  • Dayton High/Middle School Band members honored

    Jun 6, 2024

    Dayton High School/Middle School band members, left to right, Tyler Thornhill, Dea Wanlarbkam, Jaelynn Chapman and Carson Potter and were recently honored for their well-earned awards and recognition. Thornhill was awarded as Outstanding Middle School Musician, Wanlarbkam was awarded for Excellence in Leadership, and Chapman and Potter were recognized for winning a superior rating at the Solo Ensemble Festival. -Submitted photo...