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 By Loyal Baker    Community    August 4, 2022 

All In The Family

DAYTON–Last May, the Washington State University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Spokane conferred doctoral degrees on a number of graduates, and one of them was 2015 Dayton High...

 

Mural depicts days of steam power on Weinhard Hotel wall

DAYTON–A historic, 1887 photograph that hangs in the Weinhard Hotel has been reimagined on a large "canvas," the wall opposite the hotel, overlooking the parking lot. Artist Don Brown was...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Community    August 4, 2022 

Local retiree has eerie connection to 1923 Oregon train robbery book

DAYTON–It's called a doppelganger and it means "a ghostly double of a living person," or "evil twin," or "a remarkably similar double." The definition that fits here is the last of the three. In...

 

Quote of the Week

“I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch.” – Ella Maillart...

 

Exchange Club of Walla Walla installs Freedom Shrine in Weller Public Library

WAITSBURG–The Exchange Club of Walla Walla donated and installed a 20-document acrylic Freedom Shrine to the Weller Public Library on June 30, 2022. More known for its prevention of child abuse...

 

Pastor's Corner

Our stationary exercise bicycle has been very beneficial. It provided a way of therapy in the recovery of two knee replacement surgeries and on rainy days it is available to give needed exercise. Yet there’s one thing it doesn’t do. It doesn’t...

 

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago August 1, 2012 North Front Street reconstruction and bridge replacement project were top of the Six Year Transportation Improvement Plan list adopted by the City Council. The wedding of Brooke Ashley Hoon and Joseph Dru Van Ausdle on...

 

National Night Out Aug. 2

DAYTON–The Annual National Night Out-Police Community Partnerships, sponsored by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, celebrates 14 years here at the City Park on Tuesday, August 2 at 5-8 p.m. National Night Out (NNO), this year, will feature...

 

Quote of the Week

“If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years, how man would marvel and stare.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson...

 

County Commissioner, Sheriff races on Primary Ballot

Charles “Chuck” Amerein is your current Columbia County Commissioner for District 3. He was elected to office in 2018 for what has been his first term, and he is running again to continue to serve the greater good of Columbia County....

 

County Commissioner, Sheriff races on Primary Ballot

I’m Jack Miller, and I would like your vote for Columbia County Commissioner District 3. I was born and raised on a working farm in Prosser, Wash. and, after earning a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from WSU, I moved to the Dayton ar...

 

County Commissioner, Sheriff races on Primary Ballot

As Sheriff of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, I am seeking reelection to continue to work hard for and with the citizens of Columbia County. As your Sheriff, I will continue to focus on Community Oriented Policing programs where the...

 

County Commissioner, Sheriff races on Primary Ballot

As your Sheriff, I will use my 28 years of Law Enforcement experience to guide our expanded force in using proactive policing methods with the goal to reduce crime in Columbia County. Knowledge and experience are paramount to a successful...

 

Chronicle Office to be closed for vacation

DAYTON–During the week of August 1 through 5, the office of the Dayton Chronicle, 163 E. Main Street, will be closed while the staff takes time away for vacation. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, August 8....

 

Jungle Book live at Liberty

Registration of children for the Missoula Children’s Theater continues Friday, July 29. Then local children will rehearse for five days (Aug. 1-5) to perform The Jungle Book on August 5 and 6 at 7 pm. The storyline is: Ever been abandoned in the...

 

Senior Round Table

Thu, July 28: Beef Lasagna, Mixed Veggie, Garlic Bread, Salad, Banana/Milk Tue, Aug. 2: Chicken Sandwich, Potato Chips, Pickled Beets, Grapes, Snickerdoodle/Milk Thu, Aug.4: Tater Tit Casserole, Mixed Veggie, Caesar Salad, Fruit Jell-O/Milk Tue,...

 

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago July 25, 2012 Dayton High School alum Gordon Budke, Class of 1959, received the Eastern Washington University Lifetime Achievement Award. Budke was a CPA with Coopers and Lybrand for 34 years. Alexander’s Chocolate Classics was...

 

Obituary

Fred Preston Banks July 16, 1954–June 15, 2022 Fred Preston Banks was born in Dayton, Wash., to Joseph and Gladys (Britton) Banks on July 16, 1954. Fred grew up in Dayton and was a 1972 graduate from Walla Walla High School. Shortly after...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Community    July 28, 2022

Archer UR Ranch roots are deep in Columbia County soil

DAYTON–The Archer UR Ranch is another of Columbia County's many multi-generational wheat and cattle operations that has a long history in the area, roots deep into not only the soil, but also in...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Community    July 28, 2022

Mitch Payne inducted into industry association Hall of Fame

DAYTON–Mitch Payne, who retired in 2020 following a 40-year career serving farmers and the grain industry, was recently honored by peers in the feed and grain industry by being named an Honorary...

 

The case of the disappearing dollars

By Trista Crossley Editor, Wheat Life With wheat prices hovering north of $10 per bushel, wheat growers may look like they are doing pretty well, but appearances can be deceiving as rising production...

 

Quote of the Week

“The proper course is always, in my opinion, in the middle. So it is, I think, the duty of society to snip the extremes....” – Ayn Rand from “Atlas Shrugged...

 

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