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  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|May 23, 2024

    DAYTON–Ten FFA members were honored with the opportunity to participate in the Washington FFA State Convention at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman. One went as a delegate, and three presented the National Chapter Application to a panel of judges. The members participated in workshops and sessions by the state FFA officers and visiting officers from other states. These individuals also got the opportunity to get to know the WSU campus and got to tour the University of Idaho (U of I...

  • Quote of the Week

    May 16, 2024

    “A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I’m afraid of widths.” – Steven Wright... Full story

  • OBITUARY

    May 16, 2024

    Timothy Patrick Donohue May 25, 1948 – January 26, 2024 Dayton farmer and thoroughbred horseman Tim Donohue died of respiratory failure on January 26 at St. Mary's Hospital in Walla Walla. Longtime friend Sharon Welch Lundgren was at his side. Tim was born in Clarkston on May 25,1948 to parents Hubert Francis Donohue and Evelyn Barclay Donohue. His paternal grandparents were Dewey Cummings Donohue and Marguerite Hopkins Donohue and maternal grandparents were Charles Edgar Barclay and Ina Mae (...

  • OBITUARY

    May 16, 2024

    Michael George Jackson October 6, 1974–April 30, 2024 Michael George Jackson, 49, passed away on April 30, 2024, at Pullman Care. He was born October 6, 1974, to Merle and Joelle (Michaelis) Jackson in Richland, Wash. He attended school in Richland until the family moved to Idaho Falls in 1987. He graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 1994, then moved to Lewiston to attend Lewis-Clark State College. He obtained two degrees from LCSC; an associate's degree in drafting (1997) and a b...

  • OBITUARY

    May 16, 2024

    Grace Augusta Hotson Shields October 6, 1926 - April 17, 2024 Grace Augusta Hotson Shields was born October 6, 1926, in Boston, Mass., to Clarence Paul Hotson and Cornelia Robb Hinkley Hotson. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Eleanor, John Hargrove, Caroline, and Donald. Grace's early life was marked by many moves during The Great Depression, a time when her family struggled, as many did, to make ends meet. As a child, she lived in Minneapolis, Minn., Lubbock, Texas, and...

  • At The Theater

    May 16, 2024

    Unsung Hero is the true story of what happened after David Smallbone's successful music company collapses and he moves his family from Australia to the States, searching for a brighter future. With nothing more than their seven children, suitcases, and their love of music, David (Joel Smallbone) and his pregnant wife Helen (Daisy Betts) set out to rebuild their lives. Based on a remarkable true story, Helen's faith stands against all odds and inspires her husband and children to hold onto...

  • From the Dayton Chronicle archives

    Kaye Eaton|May 16, 2024

    Ten Years Ago May 16, 2014 Will Hutchens, a 1995 graduate of Dayton High School, penned a book about Portland's coffee culture. In Caffeinated PDX, Hutchens outlines what he describes as the unique coffee culture of the Portland area coffee houses and what has been labeled as the third wave of the coffee industry. Twenty-Five Years Ago May 12, 1999 Four Dayton Elementary School EXPRO math teams attended the fourth annual competition Mathematics Olympiad held at Eastern Washington University....

  • Pastor's Corner

    May 16, 2024

    One of the most exciting adventures God has led us to embark on is establishing the Victory Baptist Church here in Dayton. Almost one year ago we held our first service at 166 E Main Street, formerly the Chamber of Commerce building. The hand of the Lord has been evident as the Lord has provided all we needed to get a good start. One of my favorite historical Bible characters is found in the Book of Joshua chapters 14 and 15. Caleb and Joshua were the only spies (of 12 sent) who came back with...

  • Dayton Trap team takes 6th

    Charlotte Baker|May 16, 2024

    DAYTON–The local FFA Trap Shooting Team compete against 47 teams, takes 6th place at the State Trap Invitational in April. The six members of Dayton's FFA Trap Team, High School students Byron Collier, Andrew Wertz, and Sawyer Brenner; and Middle School members Luke Collier, Lyam Donohue, and Rozlyn Magill, participated in the Washington State FFA Trap Shooting Invitational on April 19-20. Trap teams are generally comprised of high school aged members only. However, Dayton's team has three m...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|May 16, 2024

    DAYTON–The Class of 2024 has four weeks of school left until they officially end their high school careers! What a year it has been so far! The following are critical dates for seniors to remember. May 22 and 29 graduation cap decorating/outline to be approved by the principal during Advisory. June 3 final grade check at 3 p.m.; those passing to graduate will receive caps and gowns. June 3-4 check-out papers and fines from Angie in the officer. June 5 the bus leaves at 8 a.m. for the Senior T...

  • Weather Forecast

    May 16, 2024

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Breezy, with a southwest wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 68. Breezy. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 42. SaturdaySunny, with a high near 70. Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 42. Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 67. Sunday...

  • Celebrating Older Americans Month: Powered by Connection

    May 16, 2024

    DAYTON–Older Americans Month (OAM) is celebrated every May since it was established in 1963. Led by a federal agency, the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Older Americans Month is a time to recognize older Americans' contributions, highlight aging trends, and reaffirm commitments to serving the older adults in our communities. This year's theme, "Powered by Connection," focuses on the profound impact that meaningful connections have on the well-being and health of older adults – a rela...

  • Art Class offered at Senior Center

    Loyal Baker|May 16, 2024

    DAYTON–Is your "inner artist" wanting to find a way to express himself or herself? A class being offered at the Columbia County Senior Center is just the thing. Monthly art classes are now being offered at the Senior Center, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. The sessions are on the third Wednesday of every month, from 10 a.m. until noon. "It's a hoot," says program leader Lorna Barth. "The Friends of the Library is looking for different ways to support library programs and community p...

  • Use 'Pass It On' to talk about fraud this Older Americans Month

    May 16, 2024

    By Bridget Small This month, we join the nation to celebrate Older Americans Month. It's also the 10th anniversary of Pass It On, the FTC's fraud education campaign for older adults. As Older Americans Month recognizes the power of social connections, we recognize the many thousands of people who've connected through Pass It On, starting conversations to help others avoid scams. When the FTC first developed Pass It On, we asked older adults what they wanted from fraud education. They told us: cl...

  • Signs a loved one might need assisted living

    May 16, 2024

    Assisted living facilities help millions of individuals every day. Families can work together to decide if a loved one can benefit from moving into such a facility. When a medical condition, developments associated with aging or another variable affects an individual's ability to live independently, assisted living facilities can ensure such men and women get the help they need to live as fully and actively as possible. It's not always easy to identify when an individual may need to move into...

  • Elder Fraud is big business for scammers

    May 16, 2024

    Each year, millions of elderly Americans fall victim to some type of financial fraud or confidence scheme, including romance, lottery, and sweepstakes scams-just to name a few. Criminals will gain their targets' trust and may communicate with them directly online, over the phone, and/or through the mail; or indirectly through the TV and radio. Once successful, scammers often keep a scheme going because of the prospect of significant financial gain. Seniors are often targeted because they tend...

  • Community Living: A legal right since 1999

    May 16, 2024

    All people, regardless of age or disability, should be able to live independently and participate fully in their communities. Every person should have the right to make choices and to control the decisions in and about their lives. This right to self-determination includes decisions about their homes and work, as well as all the other daily choices most adults make without a second thought. Why Community Living? In survey after survey, when older adults and people with disabilities are asked...

  • Quote of the Week

    May 9, 2024

    “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” – Vincent Van Gogh...

  • At The Theater

    May 9, 2024

    Murder's in the Heir is a live theater production of a murder mystery-comedy, which will be audience interactive. It is a gripping tale filled with mystery, intrigue, and plenty of plot twists. Set in a grand estate filled with secrets, the play follows the investigation into the murder of the wealthy tycoon Simon Starkweather. With a colorful cast of characters, including conniving relatives and suspicious servants, "Murder's in the Heir" promises thrills and chills at every turn. This...

  • Junior-Senior Prom at Dayton High School

    May 9, 2024

    Dayton High School's Junior-Senior Prom was, by all accounts, resoundingly successful on April 13, with cultural exchange students from Yamate High School joining in with local high schoolers for the fete. Opal Hair-Morin, second from right, was voted Prom Queen and Cayle Davis was selected as Prom King. From left, Justina Abrahamson with escort Cash Eslick, Laney Crow and escort Solomon Brenner, and Elizabeth Kneff with escort Lukas Winkler. Inset, Prom Queen Opal Hair-Morin and Prom King...

  • What's New at School?

    Wyntr McCauley|May 9, 2024

    DAYTON–The High School (DHS) Baseball team hosted the district playoffs against Sunnyside Christian on Friday, May 3. The winners of the first two games then faced off at 4 p.m. Dayton Secondary students did a send-off as the DHS Baseball team walked across the street from the gym parking lot to the dike or baseball field. The DHS Softball team will play the Grape Division No. 3 seed at 3 p.m. on May 7 at the Mill Creek Complex in Walla Walla. Dayton FFA and agriculture classes of Dayton Seconda...

  • From the Dayton Chronicle archives

    Kaye Eaton|May 9, 2024

    Ten Years Ago May 7, 2014 Dayton High School seniors Courtney Mings and Guy Spalinger were named recipients of the 2014 P.E.O. Citizenship Award, presented by Chapter BJ of Dayton. The Dayton Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America did well at the recent state conference. Ian Smay placed first in Computer Applications. Taylor Frame was elected State Parliamentarian and Keelin Hovrud is S.E. Region Vice President. Twenty-Five Years Ago May 5, 1999 The new moderate and middle income...

  • Obituary

    May 9, 2024

    Jeffrey L. Canright Jeffrey L. Canright, 71, passed away at his home in Dayton on May 2, 2024. Jeff was born on January 30, 1953, in Dayton to George and Lois (Denney) Canright. He spent most of his working career in agriculture working on the farm, and as well as Seneca. Jeff was preceded in death by his parents and by his two brothers, Mike and Gerry Canright. He is survived by his two children, Jenica (Rory) Donohue and Brett Canright; his sister, Kathy (Ted) Roueche; and by his grandson, Lyam. A celebration of life will be announced at a...

  • Quote of the Week

    May 2, 2024

    “Instant gratification takes too long.” – Carrie Fisher... Full story

  • Weather Forecast

    May 2, 2024

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 11am. Sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 71. Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Saturday: Showers likely, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Saturday Night: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy,...

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