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 By Loyal Baker    News    September 23, 2021

Clouds part and sun shines on Columbia County Fair

DAYTON–The 2021 Columbia County Fair was unfazed by a spell of rain showers on Friday, September 10 as local residents and visitors from out of town converged on the Fairgrounds to enjoy animals,...

 

Dayton School Board meeting recessed then postponed over mask mandate

DAYTON–The Dayton School Board met for the regular meeting on September 15 in the High School Auditorium, but after a lengthy public comment made by School Board candidate Aneesha Dieu, Chairman...

 

Sheriff Joe Helm states position on mask enforcement

DAYTON–During a contentious Dayton School District board meeting September 15, two individuals in the audience allegedly refused to wear masks when requested to by Chairman David Bailey. The...

 

Pendleton Round Up Queen Josilyn Fullerton completes reign

The Pendleton Round Up wrapped up last weekend with Dayton native Josilyn Fullerton reigning as Queen of the Round Up Court. Josilyn, the daughter of Greg and Nikki Fullerton of Dayton, carried over...

 

Quote of the Week

“Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.” – Sophocles...

 

Guest Commentary

``DAYTON–The Columbia County Board of Commissioners signed a letter to Governor Jay Inslee expressing concern with the lack of involvement local government has in decisions affecting our community. The BOCC request an in-person meeting to discuss...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

Now and then I get to thinkin’ I should quit this feedlot job. Go and ride with Buster, what’s-his-name, his Texas wagon mob. Maybe move to old Montana, wear them bat wings for a while Or do California day work in the old vaquero style. I get my...

 

OPINION

By Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Washington, D.C.–Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement after House Democrats passed H.R. 5305, Biden’s Inflation Boosting Blank Check. “From the grocery...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I support Cindi John for Columbia County City Council Position 3. Cindi has demonstrated her resourcefulness and experience in making progress while communicating with kindness and patience. Cindi relentlessly gives her heart, soul,...

 

BOCC meetings may move to Tuesday

DAYTON- The Columbia County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) made a decision to change the bimonthly Monday work session meeting to Tuesdays beginning the second Tuesday in October. The bimonthly regular...

 

SCHOOL MENU

BREAKFAST Wed, Sept 22: Breakfast Burrito, Fruit, Juice, Milk Thur, Sept 23: Apple Turnover, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit, Juice, Milk Fri, Sept 24: Cereal, Cheese Stick, Fruit, Juice Milk Mon, Sept 27:...

 

Columbia County Events & Meetings

Wed, Sept 22 Library–10 a.m.–5 p.m. Discovery Kids–Library–10 a.m. Historic Depot–11 a.m.–5 p.m. Boldman House, 410 N. First St.–11 a.m.–4 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission Meeting–4 p.m.–CANCELLED Thurs, Sept 23 Boldman...

 

Senior Round Table

Thur, Sept 23: Fried Chicken, Mac Salad, Carrots, Salad, Roll, Peach Cobbler, Milk Tue, Sept 28: Pork Chops, Gravy, Roasted Red Potatoes, Green Beans, Broccoli Salad, Roll, Pies, Milk Thur, Spet 30: Stew, Biscuit, Caesar Salad, Cooked, Apple Juice,...

 

Family Fall Festival set at Blue Mountain Station

DAYTON—A Fall Family Festival will be held at Blue Mountain Station in Dayton on Saturday, October 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “What we’ve called Oktoberfest in the past is now called the Fall Family Festival. While Oktoberfest and its fun...

 

Columbia Pulp LLC partners with Ag Energy Solutions, Inc.

STARBUCK–Columbia Pulp LLC and Ag Energy Solutions, Inc have announced an agreement to partner in the processing of wheat straw from the Columbia Pulp facility through the Ag Energy Solutions biomass processing platform. The output from this...

 

At The Theater

Celebrating 24 years of the 2021 global “Manhattan Short Film Festival” which is coming to the Liberty Theater September 24–26 and 28. The Liberty Theater in Dayton is one of 400 locations across the planet simultaneously showing this film...

 

Pastor's Corner

Friends, When Moses needed something extra from the Lord, the Lord promised him, “My presence shall go before you, and I will give you rest”. He didn’t promise Moses that there wouldn’t be more problems or hardships. Plenty of those awaited M...

 

2021 Columbia County Fair Results and photos

BEEF 4-H MARKET CLASSIFICATION GC: Jaycee Cox RGC: Cindi Howard Blue: Delaynee Cox, Kellen Coulston, Judson Hall, Janie Howard, Lila Hutchens, Reuben Yutzy, Graci Turner, Raymond Yutzy, Dan (Jr)...

 

Vaccine clinics expand opportunity

WALLA WALLA–The County Department of Community Health (DCH) and health care partners will hold vaccine clinics Tuesday through Saturday for the next two weeks, beginning September 21. All clinics will be held at the Providence Southgate campus and...

 

Chicken Church

The Columbia County Fair's Chicken Chapel was well attended and Robbie Patterson gave the spiritual message that morning. Patterson's scriptural readings and preaching were interspersed with the...

 

Public Use Restrictions reduced to Phase A on the Umatilla National Forest

PENDLETON and BAKER CITY, Ore. (September 16, 2021) – Umatilla and Wal-lowa-Whitman National Forest officials will reduce Public Use Restrictions (PURS) to PHASE A as of 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. Phase A is the first level of...

 

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago September 21, 2011 Jaron Button, 2011 Dayton High School graduate, after completing recruit training in San Diego, was awarded top meritorious award in his platoon and was offered to continue training to become a Security Specialist...

 

DW Lady Wolfpack off to rough start

DAYTON–In the Lady Wolfpack's first three matches of the 2021 2B volleyball season, they've had a bit of an uphill battle and have dropped each of the matches in three sets. Dayton-Waitsburg hosted...

 

Wolfpack football notches win on first outing

COWICHE, WASH.–After numerous pandemic-based disruptions, including athletes from Dayton and Waitsburg being prohibited from practicing as a group, the DW Wolfpack finally climbed on a bus and came...

 

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