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 By Loyal Baker    News    October 29, 2020

2020 General Election Nov. 3

DAYTON–Over a year of campaigning at the national level, and races and issues at the local level will culminate on November 3 when ballots for the 2020 General Election are due. Ballots must be in b...

 

3rd Street Sidewalk Construction Project

Work is underway by contractors for the City of Dayton on the 3rd Street Sidewalk Project. Some portions of the existing walkways have been removed, and other sections of the project are in place,...

 

School reaps COVID funding rewards

DAYTON–Public Health Administrator Martha Lanman indicated because the department has not done as much contact tracing as anticipated, they have money that could be given to the District to cover...

 

Chamber's Brix & Brew auction begins Friday

DAYTON–This year's Blue Mountain Brix & Brew "Home Edition," one of the Chamber of Commerce's annual fundraiser events, begins with a nontraditional silent auction, which begins online October...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    October 29, 2020

Fletcher sentenced to 33 years

DAYTON–William Henry Fletcher was sentenced to 33 years after being convicted of first-degree assault in a September, 2020, jury trial in Columbia County Superior Court October 21. Fletcher, 40, of 214 W. Patit Avenue, Dayton, was convicted of...

 

Budget revisions anticipated by County Depts.

DAYTON-The Columbia County Commissioners’ heard requests for wages revisions, lack of winter road preparation and debris removal, 4-H reopening and personnel replacement at the Board meeting...

 

Quote of the Week

“Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali... Full story

 

Commentary

What a ride this year has been. Remember how the major news networks and newspapers excoriated Republican candidates for president in 2016? At one point there were 18 Republicans vying for the brass ring. There wasn’t the same level of vitriol...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, If you are like me, my ballot is sitting here needing to be filled out. After consulting the Voter’s Guide, online sources, and playing rock, paper, scissors (it is really hard to win playing against yourself) my choices: Support...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

It was a bad day at Black Rock that fateful Halloween. It all began the week before, the call had seemed routine. “I’ve got a mare needs checkin’, Doc, I b’lieve the sweetheart’s bred....

 

HOSPITAL CORNER

Earlier this year Columbia Family and Waitsburg Clinic launched a new program called Chronic Care Management. This program is a model of care designed to improve your overall health by assisting you in the coordination of care and health management....

 

SCHOOL MENU

Breakfast Wednesday, Oct 28: Muffin, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit, Milk Thursday, Oct 29: Breakfast Stick, Fruit, Milk Friday, Oct 30: Maple Bar, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit, Milk Lunch Wednesday, Oct 28: Sub Sandwich, Veggie, Fruit, Milk Thursday, Oct 29:...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    October 29, 2020

Public invited to Zoom meeting on library reopening

DAYTON–The Dayton Memorial Library will hold a special meeting of the trustees to act on policies which will enable the community facility, which has been closed since March—and undergone extensive remodeling—to reopen under COVID-19...

 

Trick or Treat! Main Street Halloween Saturday

DAYTON–It wouldn’t be Halloween 2020 without a coronavirus twist to a longstanding community tradition. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Trick or Treat Main Street will take place, with modifications, of course, on Halloween, October 31....

 

Publication day changed for Election Edition

DAYTON–Next week, the November 5 edition of the Dayton Chronicle–Election 2020–will come out a day later than usual to allow Election Night information to be included in the issue dated November 5, 2020. Look for Election Week’s edition at... Full story

 

Death Notice

Carolyne McNary Carolyne McNary, age 91 years, died Oct. 23, 2020, at the Booker Rest Home in Dayton. Arrangements are under the care of Hubbard-Rogg Funeral Home, 111 S. 2nd, Dayton....

 

Death Notice

Clyde Burdine Clyde Burdine, age 78 years, died October 24, 2020, at his home in Waitsburg. Arrangements are under the care of Hubbard-Rogg Funeral Home, 111 S. 2nd, Dayton....

 

Last Call for 2020 Small Business Grant Applications

DAYTON–The deadline for applications to the Port of Columbia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund is October 30. This is the third, and likely the last, round of grant funding available to businesses this year. Over $94,000 is still available to...

 

At The Theater

DAYTON–Mike Ferrians, Liberty Theater Manager, has recently resigned and the Touchet Valley Arts Council (TVAC) extend appreciation for all he has done for the theater, and hopes he will...

 

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago October 27, 2010 Dayton High School students placed fourth out of all schools in the State of Washington on the Science portion of the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) which recently replaced the Washington Assessment of Student...

 

Dayton Weekly Weather

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 58. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41. South wind 5 to 7 mph. Friday: A 20 percent chance of rain after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Friday Night: Partly...

 

High-speed chase ends inside Columbia County line

POMEROY-Garfield County Undersheriff Calvin Dansereau became involved in a high-speed motorcycle pursuit with Paul Edward Hines, 51, of Richland, Wash., starting in Garfield County and ending in Colum...

 

Touchet Valley Women's Golf wraps modified golf season

DAYTON–The Touchet Valley Ladies' Golf Club modified season officially ended on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Although the season was shortened and we were unable to hold our usual events due to the...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the editor, It is my pleasure to endorse Scott Marinella for the position of Superior Court Judge in Asotin, Columbia and Garfield Counties. I have known Scott and his wife Sue for forty years. I know of and can attest to Scott’s integrity,...

 

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