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Articles from the November 23, 2023 edition

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  • Christmas Kick Off

    Nov 23, 2023

    DAYTON–Now that the turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie has settled, wrap up warm and head to downtown Dayton for the annual Christmas celebration put on by the Dayton Chamber of Commerce here in "The Town That Still Believes." Christmas Kickoff 2023 gets under way Friday and Saturday, November 24 and 25. The weather should cooperate, according to the National Weather Service, with some freezing fog predicted before 10 a.m. in the region, then sunny with a high near 40° F. The Friday evening fi...

  • Heating system issues challenging School District

    Jessica Ruffcorn, Dayton Chronicle Reporter|Nov 23, 2023

    DAYTON–Problems with the heating system at the school campus were presented to the Dayton School Board at its November 15 meeting. Head Custodian John Delp informed the board of the recent system failure with the heating system. “Elementary, High School, and Gym are not talking to the main computer and need to be replaced,” he said. “The High School heat must be adjusted manually to maintain heat in the building. Elementary and the gym are functioning but they are not communicating to the main computer, so there is no set back time for night t...

  • Turkey Bingo a hit -- again

    Nov 23, 2023

    A good-sized crowd poured into the Dayton Elementary Multi-Purpose Room last Saturday, November 18, for the Annual Dayton Kiwanis Turkey Bingo. Scores of Bingo players laughed and, biting their lips, anxiously anticipated the next number, especially as the numbers piled up and waves of murmers could be heard wash across the gathered players. Then..."Bingo!" someone would holler and it would be on to the next game. Plenty of prizes donated by local businesses and individuals, and especially...

  • Quote of the Week

    Nov 23, 2023

    “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” – Paul Valery... Full story

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|Nov 23, 2023

    DAYTON–Students are preparing themselves to go into Thanksgiving break starting on Wednesday, November 22. While the Dayton High School (DHS) students are planning Thanksgiving, I asked them and some staff, “What does Thanksgiving mean to you?” I received a variety of feedback from these individuals. One student said, “Thanksgiving means giving thanks to my family.” This was in most of the feedback I had received. However, I received some more with different answers. Ms. Morgan said, “Thanksgivi...

  • Dayton Elementary School students decorate Community Christmas Tree

    Nov 23, 2023

    All in anticipation of the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, these Dayton Elementary students of Angela Kenney's class were thrilled to take an invigorating jaunt downtown to have their ornaments placed on the Christmas Tree. -Chronicle photo by Charlotte Baker...

  • Tax and rate increases approved

    Melissa Gemmell|Nov 23, 2023

    DAYTON–The City Council met on Election Day November 7, approved Resolution 1525 - a 1% tax levy increase; and Resolution 1524 -an increase in utility rates and tax. Council is also working through the preliminary 2024 budget of $13.2 million. A public hearing on the budget in on the agenda for the November 21 meeting. The board also heard from Wash. State. Rep. Joe Schmick, Colfax, R-9 concerning public record policy. Council had some discussion before approving Resolution 1525 for the a...

  • McMorris Rodgers demands transparency, Access to Secret Package in Columbia River System Operations Mediation

    Nov 23, 2023

    Washington, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) joined Representatives Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Cliff Bentz (OR-02), and Russ Fulcher (ID-01) in demanding the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) grant immediate access to the "package of actions and commitments" recently negotiated in the mediation concerning the Columbia River System Operations. On October 31, 2023, the legal stay in the long-running court litigation related to the Columbia River S...

  • From the Dayton Chronicle archives

    Kaye Eaton|Nov 23, 2023

    Ten Years Ago November 20, 2013 The Port of Columbia has scheduled an Open House on December 11 for the public to get a close look at the Artisan Center at the Blue Mountain Station. The Dayton Cross Fit team members hosted their first competition at the Hammerdown Fitness. Steve Martin, organizer of the event, announced that representative teams from WSU, Walla Walla, Spokane, Lewiston and Dayton will be competing in our first competition for both men and women. Twenty-Five Years Ago November...

  • Christmas tree permits available

    Nov 23, 2023

    PENDLETON–Christmas tree permits for the Umatilla National Forest are now available to purchase at Forest offices, several local businesses, and online through Locally, permits are available at Circle K/General Store in Dayton, Pomeroy Food Center in Pomeroy, and at the Tollgate Crossing Store, Tollgate, Ore. All National Forests offer Christmas tree permits online as an added convenience for the public and alternative to in-person interactions. Christmas tree permits p...

  • Pastor's Corner

    Greg Brownell|Nov 23, 2023

    A rancher told those of us sitting in the Doctor's waiting room that raising buffalo was more challenging than raising cattle. He said you couldn't rope and lead a buffalo like a cow, but that they could be led by laying out hay when they were hungry. The hungry buffalo would walk along, consuming the row of hay and end up being where the rancher wanted him to be. The rancher's explanation reminded me of the verse, "God's kindness is intended to lead you to repentance" Ro. 2:4. The Lord leads...

  • 3rd Street Project concludes

    Nov 23, 2023

    The 3rd Street Paving Project is wrapping up at long evidenced by local drivers motating up and down North 3rd's recently renovated surfaces, as seen here from the intersection on Main Street. Very smooth! -Chronicle photo...