Articles from the September 9, 2021 edition

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 By Loyal Baker    News    September 9, 2021

See You at the Columbia County Fair!

DAYTON–The 133rd edition of the Columbia County Fair is ready for the public to enjoy when it gets underway this weekend, Friday, September 10-12. Following 2020's COVID-altered event, the theme of "...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    September 9, 2021

Fair Hostess welcomes all to Columbia County Fair

DAYTON–The 2021 Columbia County Fair is "back in the saddle again" and its Fair Hostess Kiley Curran, is looking forward to greeting everyone and everybody who come through the turnstyles during t...

 

Class-action lawsuit looms for Washington Counties after drug law is voided

DAYTON–In the wake of the ruling in Blake vs. State of Washington, which invalidated the felony drug possession law last February, counties that held up the law as it was written are facing q...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    September 9, 2021

Port Commissioner Earle Marvin succumbs

DAYTON–Medical complications are attributed to the "untimely" death of Port of Columbia Commissioner Earle Marvin. "Commissioner Marvin passed away unexpectedly on August 30 at a Portland hospital a...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    September 9, 2021

Bluewood manager Kim Clark stricken

DAYTON–Bluewood General Manager Kim Clark died Tuesday, August 31, of an apparent heart attack. Clark was working at the ski area at the time, and significant rescue efforts were attempted but were u...

 

Quote of the Week

“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” – Henry Miller...

 
 By Liv Finne    Opinion    September 9, 2021

Guest Commentary

Students are going back to school in person this week. They naturally have high hopes for the new school year. Their parents, though, are worried. The last 18 months of the COVID school shutdown have...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

1. If the new boss’s hat isn’t sweat stained, you can pretty much figger whose will be. 2. Phrases like, “My dad never paid me a dime till I was twenty-five”, or “I haven’t had a day off since dad’s f...

 

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, Whatever your thoughts on the COVID vaccine itself, it’s hard to read something like last week’s article about Columbia County Health System’s vaccine mandate without thinking there was a mistake and a section of “The Gulag Archipe...

 

Columbia County Public Health issues mask mandate for Fair

DAYTON-The Columbia County Board of Health convened September 7. Public Health Administrator Martha Lanman provided an update of COVID-19 cases in the county. Last week cases hit a record high of 44...

 

SCHOOL MENU

BREAKFAST Wed, Sept 8: Pancakes, Fruit, Juice, Milk Thur, Sept 9: Cereal, Cheese Stick, Fruit, Juice, Milk Fri, Sept 10: NO SCHOOL – Fair Day Mon, Sept 13: Breakfast Sick, Fruit, Juice, Milk Tue, S...

 

SENIOR ROUND TABLE

Thur, Sept 9: Baked Fish. Rice Pilaf, Stewed Tomatoes, Caesar Salad, Roll, Sunset Gelatin, Milk Tue, Sept 14: Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Pickled Beets, Salad, Wheat Bread, Cookies, Juice, Milk Thur, Sept 16 Spaghetti, Green Beans,...

 

At The Theater

Free Guy is an adventure-comedy. Actor Ryan Reynolds plays a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game and decides to become the hero of his own story, one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where...

 

BMCF discretionary grant application open

WALLA WALLA–Blue Mountain Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2021 Discretionary Grant Program. Public agencies, 501c3 nonprofit organizations and churches in Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Umatilla counties are e...

 

OBITUARY

Randy Dean Lindquist, longtime Waitsburg resident, passed away suddenly on September 6, 2021 at the Dayton General Hospital. He was 67. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at Calvary Chapel in Walla Walla on Sunday, September 12 at...

 

Fair Horse Show Photos

DAYTON–The 2021 Columbia County Fair FFA & 4-H Horse Show was held at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 28, and Sunday, August 29. Horse entries will be on hand at the Fair this w...

 

Green Ridge Fire Update

By Mitch Ketron Incident Commander Southern Area Incident Management Gray Team DAYTON–As restrictions in the national forests are eased this week, September 7, 2021, fire officials advise the public t...

 

Laughery family gives two $500 scholarships

DAYTON–The Laughery Family has awarded two $500 scholarships for 2021-22. Liza Jane Davis, engineering major and a senior at Washington State University (WSU); and Cassidy Laughery, freshman also at WSU were recipients. The Laughery family c...

 

Pastor's Corner

Friends: We can depend on the seed of Jesus’ life within us. The Bible teaches we are “born again” by “imperishable seed” 1 Peter 1:23. Seeds are durable in their purpose to provide new life. We...

 

Library News

DAYTON–Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in our area, the Columbia County Rural Library District will be switching to curbside-only service effective Thursday, September 2, 2021. The library and the Delany building will be closed to the public b...

 

No injuries in traffic mishap

Columbia County Fire District 3 crews responded to a motor vehicle accident on Hartsock Grade Tuesday morning, about 8:35 a.m. An unidentified vehicle, allegedly driven by Justin A. Grimes, 41, no...

 

First football game canceled; volleyball's first game up in the air

WAITSBURG–With Dayton Schools in remote learning on September 6-10, fall sports practices are being resumed for the high school with the goal of preventing or limiting any potential COVID exposure between athletes from the Dayton and Waitsburg s...

 

Artist's Corner

By Carolyn Henderson Special to the Dayton Chronicle DAYTON–The Wenaha Art Event features a number of gallery artists, in Small Paintings: Big Impact. This Art Event is presently running and runs through October 4. Although there are no official “rul...

 

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