Articles from the August 12, 2021 edition

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Port awarded $2m Broadband Infrastructure Grant

DAYTON–The Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) has awarded the Port of Columbia with a $2 million grant to improve broadband infrastructure here following a July 14 presentation in O...

 

Green Ridge up to 24,091 acres; Boundaries close to touching

DAYTON–The Green Ridge Fire grew to 24,091 acres and remains 15% contained, reports the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black on Tuesday, August 10. Monday's lighter winds and moderate t...

 

Columbia Pulp CEO to retire

DAYTON–Columbia Pulp CEO John Begley will retire effective September 3. Begley has been CEO of Columbia Pulp since its inception and has led the Company through its development, financing, design, c...

 

Donated golf cart speeds Main Street flower care

DAYTON–Have you noticed how well the hanging flower baskets in downtown Dayton have weathered the midsummer heat—especially those days of 110°+ temperatures a few weeks ago? The credit all goes to ...

 

Quote of the Week

“Death an dlove are the two wings that bear the good man to Heaven.” – Michelangelo...

 

Commentary

By Sen. Perry Dozier We all want transparency and accountability from those in positions of authority. I recognize the frustration that led to 2020’s protests and cries for police reform. Community m...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

“Mama, when’s Daddy comin’ home? Is it time to worry yet?” “By supper, darlin’. Eat your Cheerios.” He rode out this morning early. Like he does six days a week I always make him tell me where he g...

 

OPINION

By Jason Ouimet Executive Director of the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action There is a central hypocrisy at the heart of the gun-control effort. Gun-control supporting poli...

 

Library News

By Todd Vandenbark Our "Tails and Tales" Summer Reading Program has been a big hit with participants of all ages. Over 100 people signed up. Participants have enjoyed a "Stuffed Animal Sleepover",...

 

Deadline approaching for Columbia REA's "More Powerful Together" Community Grant program

WALLA WALLA–Columbia REA is currently accepting applications for its 2021 More Powerful Together Community Grant Program. Grant funding will be available to selected organizations from Walla Walla County, Columbia County and NE Umatilla County. T...

 

D.H.S. grad named to Dean's List

Bonnie Laib, a 2015 graduate of Dayton High School, has been named to the Dean’s List of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore. Laib, the daughter of John and Carolyn Laib of Dayton, was registered for 12 o...

 

Winter Recreation Program seeks committee member for Southeastern Washington

OLYMPIA – July 20, 2021 – Washington State Parks requests nominations and applications for a winter sports enthusiast to represent Southeastern Washington on its Winter Recreation Program Advisory Committee (WRAC). Nominations and applications for...

 

B-17 to visit Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA–The B-17G, "Sentimental Journey," will visit the Walla Walla Regional Airport August 16-22 on its Flying Legends of Victory Tour. A welcoming ceremony and honor guard will be Monday, A...

 

Quick Look

Work to begin on Blue Mountain Scenic Byway through Great American Outdoors Act PENDLETON, Ore–Contractors have begun prep work to chip seal 33.6 miles of the Blue Mountain Scenic Byway on the North Fork John Day Ranger District. The road is the port...

 

Senior Round Table

Thur, Aug 12: Chicken Alfredo, Diced Carrots, Broccoli Salad, Dinner Roll, Banana, Milk Tue, Aug 17: Baked Fish, Rice Pilaf, Stewed Tomatoes, Salad, Roll, Sunset Gelatin, Milk Thur,Aug 19: Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Pickled Beets,...

 

OBITUARY

Bobby D. McGhee December 3, 1940–July 18, 2021 Bob Darrel McGhee passed peacefully at his home in Waitsburg on July 18, 2021. He was 80 years old. Bob was born in Walla Walla, to parents Fawn and Robert McGhee on December 3, 1940, at the family h...

 

OBITUARY

Gary A. Gasaway February 3, 1938–July 9, 2021 Gary A. Gasaway, retired Columbia County Engineer, passed away at the Parkview Memory Care in Walla Walla on Friday, July 9, 2021. He was 83. Gary was born in Dayton, Wash., to Alvis and Fern (Parsons) G...

 

OBITUARY

Sherman George Thomas November 8, 1948–July 26, 2021 Sherman George Thomas lost his fight against brain cancer on July 26, 2021 at the Booker Rest Home in Dayton, Wash. He peacefully went to sleep in his bed. Sherman was born in Chewelah, Wash., t...

 

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago August 10, 2011 Heath Barnes is now the grain sales coordinator for the local Grain Growers Co-op having recently been hired to replace Ted Lowe. Heath has twelve years’ related experience in the wheat industry and several years ago had...

 

First draft of redistricting maps coming in late September

By Sen. Mark Schoesler OLYMPIA–Every 10 years, under Washington's constitution, the Redistricting Commission is re-established to draw new legislative and congressional district maps in our state f...

 

Middle School Volleyball Players attend local camp

Young volleyball players from Dayton and Waitsburg studied the sport during a volleyball camp July 12-14, conducted by Whitman College Head Volleyball Coach Matt Helm. These fifth through eighth...

 

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