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Homestreet Bank Donates $2,000 to The Club

DAYTON–Homestreet Bank manager Judi Pilcher, right, hands Jim Pearson The Club’s Director, left, $2000 for its Summer Program Scholarship Fund. For the second year, Homestreet Bank contributes funds to The Club’s to help provide financial...

 
 By J J Dippel    News    October 17, 2019

Columbia Pulp Mill starts production

DAYTON–The Columbia Pulp Mill at Lyon’s Ferry is up and running and straw pulp production will begin this week. The economic concern, however, is it does not appear that there is any increase in school enrollment, as the people moving here to...

 
 By J J Dippel    News    October 17, 2019

Rep. Skyler Rude weighs in on I-976

DAYTON–Washington State Representative Skyler Rude, R-16, appeared before a small crowd attending the County Commissioners scheduled work session for October 14, 2019. The purpose of his visit was to determine issues important to Columbia County...

 
 By J J Dippel    News    October 17, 2019

Rural broadband infrastructure a big priority

DAYTON– The Port of Columbia was approved for a grant of $26,625 in March of 2019 for a Feasibility Study to examine existing broadband networks, after requesting an initial grant of $30,000 from Washington State Department of Commerce Community...

 

Chamber of Commerce hires new manager

DAYTON–The Chamber of Commerce has hired Molly Weatherill-Tate as its new manager and she is hitting the ground running, considering that the Chamber's Annual Awards Banquet is right around the corn...

 

Eight debate questions Joe Biden should be required to answer

WASHINGTON–When Joe Biden was asked during a recent news conference whether he had a conflict of interest leading Ukraine policy while his son was working for a Ukrainian oligarch, he said "I'm not...

 

GYPSY COW

I was just about to cull the cow when the boss sees me swingin’ the gate. “Hold it there, Doc, for a minute yet, ‘cause I’ve not quite decided her fate. There’s somethin’ about this gypsy...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, It would be wonderful to see President Trump’s tax returns and a breakdown of all expenses of his and his family’s trips to their golf courses and hotels since taking office, along with a tally of the profits he is making while...

 

Stories of fright and bumps in the night`

DAYTON–H.P. Lovecraft was an American horror writer who was practically unknown in his time. He died in abject poverty despite coming from a very wealthy family. His visions of a cosmos filled with monsters, aliens, and indifferent gods has...

 

At The Theater

I got turned on to “Downton Abbey” by a friend several years ago and quickly became a fanatic. I was already a “Masterpiece Theater” fan, and this made it worse. The television series, created by Julian Fellowes, began in the fall of 2010...

 

Homecoming Week...and more!

DAYTON–The week has come, Homecoming Week! We are already part-way through it, but no need to worry, the fun and shenanigans don’t stop. The students of DHS have some special things in store. On T...

 

Columbia County's New Flood Control Zone District

DAYTON–In cooperation with the City of Dayton and Town of Starbuck, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) formed the Columbia County Flood Control Zone District on June 17, 2019 with resolution 2019-34, pursuant to RCW 86.15. Per RCW 86.15.020,...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    October 17, 2019

Voters hear candidates at AOUW Forum

DAYTON–An audience of over 50 people heard the views and information about candidates vying for elective office in Dayton and Columbia County in the upcoming General Election during the American Ass...

 

Suspect arrested following afternoon standoff with police

WAITSBURG–Columbia County Sheriff's deputies responded to an incident here to assist neighboring agencies with an incident involving a 24-year-old Waitsburg man alleged to be threatening family and...

 

Obituaries

Cesar A. Benavides January 23, 1934-September 19, 2019 Cesar Benavides passed away at the age of 85 at home in Brownsville, Tex., of cancer on September 19, 2019. Cesar Benavides was born to...

 

Dayton Chronicle Archives

Ten Years Ago October 14, 2009 A large backhoe was in operation removing the large rock bar in the Touchet River bed just above the highway 12 bridge. The folks who attended the Sacagawea dedication located at First and Commercial Streets, Saturday...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    October 17, 2019

Lady D-Dubs rally to defeat DeSales

DAYTON–Dayton-Waitsburg Volleyball gave the Homecoming crowd something to cheer about with a five-set, come-from-behind victory over the DeSales Lady Irish Tuesday. DW is now 2-3 in conference...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    October 17, 2019

Patriot defense stops DW offense in red zone

DAYTON–Facing the Liberty Christian Patriots the second time this season, Dayton-Waitsburg Valley Football gave the visitors a run for their money but, hurt by penalties and stopped in the red...

 

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