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 By Loyal Baker    News    July 2, 2020

Dingle's of Dayton 100 years old

DAYTON–Long before there were big box stores or Amazon, the people of Dayton and Columbia County got what they needed at 100-year-old Dingle's of Dayton, which to this day remains one of this fair...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    July 2, 2020

Household recovers from COVID

DAYTON–Columbia County Public Health reported five active cases with three recovered and 173 negative tests as of Monday, June 29. There have been no new positive cases reported since the last...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Community    July 2, 2020

Photo's subjects identified

DAYTON–Debbie Seney recognized her father and his family immediately from the front page of the Dayton Chronicle last week. The family of four in the photo, recovered from within a wall of the build...

 

Quote of the Week

“It’s a waste of intelligence, not a lack of intelligence.” – Steve Smith, aka Red Green...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Opinion    July 2, 2020

Commentary

I’ve got to say the past few months have been incredible…history making. If life ever returns to normal, and some say it will never, it will be interesting to see how rational thinkers frame this tumultuous period in United States history. Look:...

 

A. F. Branco

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 By Jason Mercier    Opinion    July 2, 2020

OPINION

By Jason Mercier With the state’s budget outlook in the news, discussion of a capital gains tax is occurring with greater frequency. There is one piece of information that is consistently left out,...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    July 2, 2020

On the Edge of Common Sense

Many years ago this month, I was invited to the 75th Annual Southwestern Saskatchewan Sheep and Woolgrowers/Stockdog Trials in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. The night before the big do, I sat in Bernice...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Down through the ages whether in chains or cuffs character has been more important than color. Guilt from defying authority brings on bad consequences and defines character. In spite of being either free or prisoner the issue is not...

 

Hospital Corner

Too many times in life, an event leads to an abrupt change in a reactive manner versus proactive, planned approaches to change. Sometimes this is hard to avoid but in the case of choosing to “age in place,” most people will tell you that they...

 

Library News

DAYTON–Retail VS. Libraries, a topic to ponder when asking why the library remains closed. We know it can be difficult for our community when the library is closed and we want to do everything we can to reopen, while ensuring that we keep our...

 

White earns Gonzaga University President's list

SPOKANE–Kaleigh White of Dayton has earned placement on the Gonzaga University President’s List for spring semester 2020. Students must earn a 3.85 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed. Gonzaga University is a humanistic, private Catholic...

 

State Patrol will not detain, cite or arrest non-face cover users

OLYMPIA–Washington law enforcement agencies continue to focus on education and engagement regarding state orders related to the coronavirus crisis. The statewide face covering order is a public health and safety measure. It is not a mandate for...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    July 2, 2020

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago June 30, 2010 Summer Recreation Program off to a great start with a total 48 youth, grades K-6th are registered in the program, an increase of 30 youth over the 2009 program. Twenty-Five Years Ago June 28, 1995 Dick Ingram Jr. was...

 

Obituary

Janet Mings Pomeroy Swingler Nov 7, 1939-June 21, 2020 Janet Mings Pomeroy Swingler passed on June 21, 2020. Whether unexpected or prayed for, the final-ness of losing a loved one from our world is...

 

Eighth annual swim the snake cancelled for 2020

DAYTON–The eighth annual Swim the Snake sponsored by the Blue Mountain Resource Conservation and Development Council and Waitsburg’s Commercial Club, planned for August 8, has been canceled. The swim is just one of many community and...

 

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