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Articles from the October 26, 2023 edition


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  • Retired Drive-In projector comes home to Dayton

    Loyal Baker|Oct 26, 2023

    DAYTON–Remember the Dayton Drive-In? Many fondly do, and one of them is Dan Mortimore, former projectionist at the Dayton Drive-In, who has lovingly kept and maintained one of the two 35-mm projectors that screened hundreds of movies over the years for the residents of this area. When the long-time Touchet Valley center of summertime entertainment closed in 1984–because the screen blew down in a wind storm–the valley lost one of its traditional spots for cinema fans to catch the not only the l...

  • Road Department to hold Open House

    Oct 26, 2023

    DAYTON–The Columbia County Board of Commissioners and Columbia County Engineer is holding a County Road Open house to discuss the future of Columbia County roads. The open-house style meeting will be held on Monday, October 30, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Pavilion building. The purpose of the open house is to provide an open forum by which the public and stakeholders have an opportunity to learn about and provide input regarding the Management, Operations and Maintenance Practices of the County Road Department. Columbia County is a...

  • Dayton Elementary student wins t-shirt design contest

    Oct 26, 2023

    DAYTON–Rhonda Yutzy designed the winning Columbia Conservation District T-shirt. Last school year the Columbia Conservation District held a T-shirt design contest with the local school students, and after much deliberation, the design submitted by 5th grade student Rhonda Yutzy was selected as the winner. Yutzy currently attends Dayton Elementary School, where her favorite subjects are math, science, and reading. She enjoys going to school and aspires to eventually become a teacher herself. S...

  • Dayton Lady Bulldogs wrap 2023 season

    Oct 26, 2023

    The young Dayton Lady Bulldog Volleyball team finished its "building-year" season last Tuesday with a three-set loss to league-leading Oakesdale, and will not see further play in the post season. Three seniors will graduate out of the program and the remainder of the ten-member team are underclassmen–five are freshmen. Here, Peyton Benavides (12) joins with teammates Elsie Mann (6), Lucy Trump (18), Brooklyn Laughery, Grace Trump (25) and Marissa Tupling after winning a point in the match a...

  • Quote of the Week

    Oct 26, 2023

    “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” – Will Rogers... Full story

  • Pastor's Corner

    Pastor Greg Brownell|Oct 26, 2023

    A friend noticed a small pair of bronze shoes on the mantle and asked what they were. I responded with the truth: they were my baby shoes my parents had bronzed many years ago. My friend didn't believe me. As unaccustomed as he was to what was at one time a common practice, he thought I was making a joke. I wasn't. In the past parents sometimes had their baby's first shoes bronzed because they represented a time that was special to their family. The attractively preserved shoes spoke of a time...

  • Library board focus on 2024 business

    Melissa Gemmell|Oct 26, 2023

    DAYTON-The Columbia County Rural Library District Board began the 2024 budget review, the collection development and volunteer policies; and heard from Washington State Librarian Sara Jones during the meeting October 16. Preliminary 2024 budget review discussions began with briefly going through each budget line. A special budget meeting is scheduled for November 8. No significant concern was brought up during the review. "Overall, we are in fine shape," said Chairman Jay Ball. Chapters One and...

  • The Pacific Northwest, one of seven America's First Clean Hydrogen hubs

    Oct 26, 2023

    WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released $7 billion to launch seven Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs (H2Hubs) across the nation and accelerate the commercial-scale deployment of low-cost, clean hydrogen-a valuable energy product that can be produced with zero or near-zero carbon emissions. The Pacific Northwest is one of seven hubs selected. Funded by President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the seven H2Hubs will kickstart a national network of clean hydrogen producers,...

  • Weather Forecast

    Oct 26, 2023

    Thursday: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Thursday Night: A chance of rain and snow before 5am, then a slight chance of snow. Patchy fog after 2am. Snow level 2100 feet. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Friday: A chance of snow before 8am, then a chance of rain...

  • From the Dayton Chronicle archives

    Kaye Eaton|Oct 26, 2023

    Ten Years Ago October 23, 2013 Honor Flight coffee hour. The Lions and Kiwanis clubs of Dayton are sponsoring a coffee hour, to honor four local World War II veterans who recently traveled to Washington, D.C. The group journeyed to the nation's capital through Inland Northwest Honor Flight in order to view memorials honoring military service. The public is invited to come here the tales of their experiences, as stories are shared by veterans USMC Bob Budig, US Army Lowell Richter and Fred...

  • Walla Walla woman injured in accident

    Oct 26, 2023

    An 82-year-old Walla Walla woman was airlifted to the hospital after a two-vehicle accident on SR 12 between Dayton and Pomeroy on October 11. Unnur Halldorsdottir Murdoch's 2013 Ford SUV was passing a semi tractor trailer with an oncoming vehicle, and she clipped a 2013 Kenworth driven by Adrian Sanchez of Stanfield, Ore., according to the Washington State Patrol. She was wearing a safety belt and will receive a citation for improper passing. -Chronicle photo...

  • OBITUARY

    Oct 26, 2023

    Diana Black September 27, 1938–October 19, 2023 September 27, 1938 in Ponce, Puerto Rico Jose, and Isabel Llorens, welcomed Diana del Carmen Llorens Cintron into the world. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Diana naturally loved sandy beaches, water, and sun. She shared many stories of places and tasty foods of her beautiful Puerto Rican Island. Diana grew up in Santurce, Puerto Rico attending Catholic schools. She would often tell her family stories of the strict nuns and the crazy nonsense s...

  • OBITUARY

    Oct 26, 2023

    William Rising October 20, 2023 William "Bill" Rising changed his address to Heaven on October 20, 2023, two days after his 82nd birthday. He was greeted at Heaven's gate by his parents, Donald and Jesse, his brother Jerome, and his best friend Bob Cutright. Bill was born in Los Angles, Calif., and graduated high school in 1959. He then enlisted in the Navy and served in Vietnam. After serving his country, he went to work for North American Aviation and then worked for Rockadine. In 1963 he...

  • OBITUARY

    Oct 26, 2023

    Donna Lea Trump March 26, 1950–October 15, 2023 Donna Lea Trump, 73, of Dayton and Clarkston, Wash., died Sunday, October 15, 2023. This is what she wrote before she passed: I was born on March 26, 1950 to Benjamin Leonard and Mildred Fern Warner Trump, at Brining Memorial Hospital in Dayton, Wash. I was the youngest of four daughters. I grew up two miles south of Marengo by the Tucannon River. I attended Marengo School through the 5th grade, Dayton Elementary School, Dayton High School and g...

  • OBITUARY

    Oct 26, 2023

    Phyllis Schreck 1951–October 20, 2023 Phyllis Schreck, 72, of Walla Walla, Wash., passed away surrounded by her loved ones on October 20, 2023. She was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, to John and Ellen Bowe. They immigrated to Walla Walla when Phyllis was ten years old. She graduated from DeSales High School in 1970, followed by two years of business college in Yakima, Wash. In her youth, she held positions as a ticket and reservations agent at United Airlines and Cascade Airlines. In the m...

  • Lady Bulldogs finish season

    Loyal Baker|Oct 26, 2023

    DAYTON–The Dayton Lady Bulldogs completed the 2023 volleyball season with a losses, ending the team's season with a 0-11 league mark and 1-15 overall. The final match was against league-leading Oakesdale, who will take their unblemished 13-0 record into post-season play. They lead St. John/Endicott-LaCrosse at 9-2 with Pomeroy in third at 6-5. The Lady Nighthawks won 7-25, 3-25, 9-25. Gar-Pal visited last Thursday and the Lady Vikings went away with a three-set win, 23-25, 22-25 and 21-25. D... Full story

  • Bulldog comeback falls short

    Loyal Baker|Oct 26, 2023

    DAYTON–The Timberwolves took advantage of untimely errors and defensively clamped down on the Bulldog run and pass attacks, totaling up 352 yards to Dayton's 193, to register a 34-22 win here last Friday. The Dawgs, 2-5 overall and in league, travel to DeSales this Friday then will celebrate Homecoming against Garfield-Palouse on November 3. Liberty Christian is on top at 7-0, followed by Pomeroy at 6-1 The Bulldogs spotted the Timberwolves 22 points before Kaylub Prather punched in for a s...

  • A Story

    Naomi Scoggin|Oct 26, 2023

    Bright wooden splinters lay smashed into the dust. Sam Morgan knelt in his neighbor's empty corral, studying the prints. "Wilma and I stayed in Kirby with her sister last night," Orville Wilkins said. "All I can tell is something scared my horses through the fence. Cougar, maybe." Sam stood, brushing dirt from his knee. "Maybe." He had only seen horse tracks, but a cat would scare them without entering the corral. "Tough break." He looked down the draw, trying to guess where they might have gone...

  • Innovative new dental school to open

    Oct 26, 2023

    YAKIMA–Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) is receiving $12 million in grant funding from Delta Dental of Washington to help launch its new school of dental medicine, making it the second dental school in the state. The innovative new dental school, expected to open to students in fall 2025, will be uniquely focused on training dental students committed to serving rural and other medically underserved communities which are increasingly experiencing a critical dental w...

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