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Korslund is named Interim Library Director

DAYTON–Kristie Korslund has been named Interim Library Director of the Columbia County Rural Library District for a period of six months effective August 1. The appointment was made at the Board's...

 

Quote of the Week

“There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism – by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide.” – Ayn...

 

Library News

By Kristie Korslund Dayton Memorial Library Interim Director This is a response from Dusty Waltner to questions about her resignation from the position of Director for the Columbia County Rural Library District: I was offered an amazing opportunity...

 

Obituary

Della Rosalie Bruce-Blain November 24, 1929–July 23, 2020 Della Rosalie Bruce-Blain passed away at Washington Odd Fellows Home on July 23, 2020. Della was born to Daniel Ernest and Lillie Mae...

 

OBITUARY

Rita Rae Rogers Dudley November 15, 1934–April 24, 2020 Rita Rae Rogers Dudley, who was a much-beloved sister, wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on April 24, 2020. Rita was born on November...

 

Artist featured at local gallery

DAYTON–Wenaha Art Gallery presents an art event featuring junk journals by Des Moines, Wash., artist Trudy Love Tantalo August 11-September 4....

 

Death Notice

Rodolf Capatar Villaro, age 71 years, resident of Milton-Freewater, Ore., died August 1, 2020 at the Providence St. Mary’s Medical Center in Walla Walla. Hubbard-Rogg Funeral Home, 111 S. 2nd, Dayton, is handling arrangements....

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    August 6, 2020 

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago August 4, 2010 Medal of Honor recipient Retired Lt. Col. Bruce P. Crandall of Port Orchard, Wash., who was awarded the nation’s highest military honor for his bravery, will key note the Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day in Chehalis....

 

Dayton Weekly Weather

Thursday: Patchy blowing dust after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. West wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Thursday Night: Patchy blowing dust before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southwest wind 11 to 20 mph,...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Community    July 30, 2020

Elk Drug dispenses one millionth prescription

DAYTON–As if celebrating her store's 100th anniversary this year wasn't enough, Dayton's Mindy Betzler walked in Elk Drug-just across Main Street from her store, Dingle's of Dayton–and was...

 

Quote of the Week

“No government of the left has done as much for the poor as capitalism has. Even when it comes to redistribution of income, the left talks the talk but the free market walks the walk.” – Thomas Sowell...

 

Blood drive hosts urgently needed this fall

DAYTON–The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals to give blood to restock the shelves for patients battling disease and facing the unexpected here at the Best Western Plus Hotel, 507 E...

 

Death Notice

Michael R. Powers, age 68 years, died July 17, 2020 at the Dayton General Hospital. Arrangements are under the care of Hubbard-Rogg Funeral Home, 111 S. 2nd Street, Dayton....

 

Death Notice

Diane M. Holland, age 62 years, died July 18, 2020 at her residence. Arrangements are under the care of Hubbard-Rogg Funeral Home, 111 S. 2nd Street, Dayton....

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    July 30, 2020

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago July 28, 2010 The Dayton-Columbia County Washington fund provided a check for $2,500 for the bronze of a Stationmaster that is being sculpted by Keith McMasters. Twenty-Five Years Ago July 26, 1995 Miss Alyse Elizabeth Thomas, age 6,...

 

Walla Walla Hospice helps local charities

WALLA WALLA–Walla Walla Community Hospice (WWCH) is most often the recipient of charitable giving, but through a campaign called “One for the Least of These”, WWCH gets to play the role of co-benefactor. The funds are administered through...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Community    July 30, 2020

Dayton Days horse races once captured the Touchet Valley's attention in a big way

Long-time Chronicle reader Herb Bowen brought in a treasure recently-a 16-page magazine geared toward the Dayton Days horse races, published by the Dayton Chronicle in 1940 with the front-page ad for...

 

Dayton FFA Chapter awards presented

DAYTON–FFA Members may earn five degrees through the FFA. The first degree is given at the middle school level. The next two degrees–the Greenhand and Chapter degrees are awarded by the Chapter,...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Community    July 23, 2020

Belfry removed from First Christian Church

DAYTON–Faith was put to the test here recently-faith in a large crane and its ability to lift a historic structure from an ailing building. The congregation of the First Christian Church have been...

 

Cruisers take Ol' Betsy for a spin

The Walla Walla Cruisers Car Club motored to Dayton for an informal cruise and picnic, especially to cruise past Tom and Glennda Hargrave's residence. Some 15 cars and trucks turned out, the cruisers...

 

Quote of the Week

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir...

 

Pastor's Corner

We sit up straight and listen intently as we are hearing the older generation talk of current world conditions when they say, “I’ve never seen anything like it.” Or, “I never thought I’d live to see something like this”. The hardship...

 

Obituary

Alice Ann (AA) Reddish August 28, 1939–July 9, 2020 Alice Ann (AA) Reddish joined our heavenly father on July 9, 2020. Alice Ann was born in Dayton, Wash., to Jimmy and Bobbie Ashley on August 28,...

 

Obituary

Hubert "Herb" J. Reuss March 19, 1956-May 30, 2020 Hubert "Herb" Reuss passed away at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va. on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Herb was born on March 19, 1956, in Omaha,...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    Community    July 23, 2020

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago July 21, 2010 Pheasants Forever gave two college scholarships and donated funds to two local 4-H clubs. DHS graduate Kinkade Sunderland received the John Hinchliff Memorial Foundation Scholarship of $750. He is planning to major in agri...

 

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