Articles from the August 19, 2021 edition

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City gives $330k to Port for broadband grant match; Bailey resigns amid questions of Mayor Weatherford's actions

DAYTON–The City Council approved the use of $330,000 of the $340,000 American Rescue Plan Act 2021 (ARPA) funds at their August 11 meeting, to go towards the $500,000 match requirement for the $2 m...

 

Harvest Winding Down

Harvest crews have been wrapping up the final acres in recent days, bring the 2021 small-grains harvest to a close. Weather favored cutting wheat and barley, with only a short pause for an August...

 

COVID cases down

DAYTON–Locally, there are 16 COVID-19 cases, down from a high of 27 in recent weeks. Public Health Administrator Martha Lanman reported to the Board of County Commissioners at the regular meeting o...

 

Final summer school forum addresses discipline and COVID response for school year

DAYTON–The School District held its final summer forums August 12; one for the elementary and one for middle and high school. Superintendent Guy Strot led the forums and was assisted by Elementary P...

 

Port to continue meetings by ZOOM

DAYTON–The Port of Columbia Commissioners agreed to meet using ZOOM instead of in-person to shelter against the covid variant, which has been present in the community. The Board met by Zoom with E...

 

Quote of the Week

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

Corn country landscape - painted late summer - high clouds, heavy with moisture waiting for afternoon to thicken and darken and start raising Cain. You can see for miles. Brown, green, yellow patchwor...

 

Rude, Klicker statement on governor's vaccination mandate

WALLA WALLA–Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced on Monday, August 9 that most state workers in Washington, as well as private health care and long-term care employees, will be required t...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I am writing this letter in support of Seth Bryan for Port Commissioner District No. 1. I have gotten to know Mr. Bryan over the last several months and I share a belief in the need for local elected officials to be accountable,...

 

LIBRARY NEWS

By Todd Vandenbark, MLS The Washington State Library invited CCRLD and other libraries across the state to apply for grant funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). I applied in hopes of obtaining funding to continue offering hotspots f...

 

At The Theater

By Glen Mendel Join fan favorites Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt for the adventure of a lifetime on Disney's "Jungle Cruise," a rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Li...

 

Final summer school forum addresses discipline and COVID response for school year

DAYTON–The School District held its final summer forums August 12; one for the elementary and one for middle and high school. Superintendent Guy Strot led the forums and was assisted by Elementary Principal Amy Cox and Middle and High School P...

 

Touchet Valley Soccer 2021 registration open

DAYTON–The Touchet Valley Soccer league (TVS) is accepting registration for youth 4–14 years of age now through September 10. The season begins September 20, 2021 and runs through October 30. Thi...

 

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago An ancestor of Kevin Carson, author of “THE LONG JOURNEY OF NEZ PERCE,” a battle history from Cottonwood to Bear Paw, fought in the Nez Perce War. Late Thursday evening, Robby McEloy suffered a gunshot wound to his head, he was rus...

 

Mule Mania dissolves and donates savings to local organizations

DAYTON–The Mule Mania Board of Directors and Committee has made the decision, due to the COVID shutdowns and limitations for public events, to dissolve the LLC and donate funds of $13,764.63, d...

 

SENIOR ROUND TABLE

Thur, Aug 19: Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Pickled Beets, Salad, Wheat Bread, Cookies, Juice, Milk Tue, Aug 24: Country Fried Steak, Au Gratin Potatoes, Mixed Veggie, Gravy, Broccoli Salad, Pineapple, Milk Thur, Aug 26: Spaghetti,...

 

Eighth Annual Swim the Snake was smokin' smooth!

LYONS FERRY–The Eighth Annual Swim the Snake, reinstituted following a year off due to coronavirus precautions, was met with hot temperatures, thick smoke and calm waters at the open water swim event...

 

OBITUARY

Gary A. Gasaway February 3, 1938–July 9, 2021 Gary A. Gasaway passed away on July 9, 2021. Gary was born to Fern (Parsons) Gasaway and Alvis Gasaway on February 3, 1938. He was the oldest of three c...

 

OBITUARY

Larry Higley March 26, 1934–August 8, 2021 Larry Higley, with family by his side, passed away peacefully in Seattle on August 8, 2021. Larry was born to Philip and May (Fry) Higley on March 26, 1...

 

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