Articles from the September 2, 2021 edition

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COVID rearing its ugly head

DAYTON–Columbia County is experiencing an exaggerated number of COVID cases (35) locally and is considered a community spread right now, but they are not linked together. Columbia County Public H...

 

Preparing hospital staff through vaccinations

DAYTON–Columbia County Health System CEO Shane McGuire and Chief Human Resources Officer Laura Stevens discussed with Board members the recent COVID-19 vaccination mandate for healthcare employees at...

 

Green Ridge and Lick Creek Fires update

By Kevin Stock Incident Commander Northwest Incident Management Team 8 DAYTON–The current situation on the Green Ridge Fire indicated gusty winds Monday, August 30 tested and validated the strength o...

 

Dayton secondary schools move to remote learning as COVID cases climb

DAYTON-The Dayton School District announced towards the end of the school day Monday, August 30, the School Board would be calling an emergency Zoom meeting that evening in lieu of the regular work se...

 

Quote of the Week

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” –Arthur C. Clarke...

 

Guest Commentary

Outrage, anger, frustration, sorrow, horror, disbelief, shock, shame: it is impossible to know which emotion I feel most strongly right now. Never in my life have I been so ashamed of my country as I am today. We have gone from being the...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

R.C. is an animal lover. Maybe not the kind of animal lover that the term has come to mean in this era, but the kind that requires a greater commitment. He would tell you he’s a farmer. But he’s a h...

 

OPINION

On the same day the Governor ordered state employees (and others) to be vaccinated or face employment termination, state employee unions announced Inslee has agreed to re-open their 2021-23 contracts...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Having lived in three developing countries for 17 years, I met very fine Americans as well as arrogant, and ignorant Americans. Representatives from the U.S. Embassy, USAID, Peace Corp, U.S. Military, UNICEf and UNESCO and...

 

What's New at School?

DAYTON–It is officially that time of year again, when the students must return from their summer break. The first week back was very different this year as compared to those of the past. There have b...

 

SCHOOL MENU

BREAKFAST Wed, Sept 1: Bagel, Cream Cheese, Fruit, Juice, Milk Thur, Sept 2: French Toast, Fruit, Juice, Milk Fri, Sept 3: Muffins, Fruit, Juice, Milk Mon, Sept 6: NO SCHOOL – Labor Day Tue, Sept 7: Scrambled Eggs, Biscuit, Fruit, Juice Milk Wed, S...

 

SENIOR ROUND TABLE

Thurs, Sept 2: Chicken Fried Steak, AuGratin Potatoes, Mixed Veggie. Gravy, Broccoli Salad, Pineapple, Milk Tue, Sept 7: Lasagna, Mixed Veggie, Salad, Roll, Fruit Cocktail, Milk Thur, Sept 9: Baked Fish. Rice Pilaf, Stewed Tomatoes, Caesar Salad,...

 

Jenkins receives Patit Valley Grange scholarship

DAYTON–The Patit Valley Grange #1039 has awarded a $500.00 scholarship to Alex Jenkins, the son of Jeff and Dena Jenkins of Dayton. Jenkins is a 2020 graduate of Dayton High School and is attending the University of Idaho. Alex’s grandparents, Chu...

 

At The Theater

Stillwater; a dramatic thriller directed by Academy Award® winner Tom McCarthy and starring Matt Damon, Stillwater follows an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, in prison for a...

 

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago August 31, 2011 Port of Columbia upgrades Lyons Ferry Marina with pump-out station. A new pump out station at Lyons Ferry Marina is planned to be installed by Labor Day Weekend, announced Port Manager Jennie Dickinson at the August...

 

Legislation to Honor 13 Fallen Service Members Killed in Afghanistan introduced

Washington D.C.–Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers this week joined Representative Lisa McClain (MI-10) in introducing legislation to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the thirteen U.S. military servicemembers wh...

 

Wheelin' Walla Walla celebrates 25th anniversary

WALLA WALLA–Wheelin’ Walla Walla returns for its 25th Anniversary on September 10 and 11 of this year. The annual car show brings over 500 vehicles to the streets of Downtown Walla Walla. The event begins on Friday, September 10th at 6 p.m. with the...

 

Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days underway

WALLA WALLA–The Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days opened this week on Wednesday, September 1, with free admission on opening night and a performance by Chicago on the arena stage. The 2021 theme is “Stars and Stripes and Country Nights.” The fair...

 

Dayton Weekly Weather

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 78. Southeast wind 7 to 14 mph becoming northwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 50. North wind 7 to 11 mph becoming southeast after midnight. Friday:...

 

Wolfpack competes at Ritzville Jamboree

RITZVILLE–The Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack Football program traveled here Saturday, August 28, for a jamboree, playing ten plays against teams from Lind-Ritzville-Sprague/Washtucna, Colfax and D...

 

Wolfpack Volleyball starts Sept. 7

DAYTON–The 2021 Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack Volleyball season gets underway next Tuesday, September 7, with a road trip to Goldendale for junior varsity and varsity matches. DW Head Coach Tracy B...

 

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