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HOSPITAL CORNER

By Shane McGuire CEO, Columbia County Hospital District Special to the Dayton Chronicle The SARS-CoV-2, commonly known as COVID-19, vaccine has arrived to our Hospital District and we started... Full story

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    January 21, 2021 

Councilman Matt Wiens resigns

DAYTON–Councilman Matt Wiens recently resigned and the Council will move forward through the process of appointing a new Council member, the Dayton City Council considered at the January 13...

 

A Look Back at 2020

The year 2020 started as most any other year then, for both Columbia County and the nation, went off the rails. If February, conditions were right for a flood event which devastated county roads, some properties and did millions of dollars of damage...

 

OLYMPIA UPDATE

By Sen. Perry Dozier, Rep. Mark Klicker, Rep. Skyler Rude OLYMPIA–This week a new delegation of legislators from the 16th District began the 2021 session. The 16th District stretches from Prosser to...

 

Correction

In last week’s newspaper, there was an error in reporting the number of Dayton School District staff who tested positive for COVID-19. The correct number was two, with four staff being quarantined. Our apologies for the error....

 

County doing well, so far; 70 Zoom attendees of COVID Town Hall hear

DAYTON–A community-wide Town Hall Meeting was hosted by Martha Lanman, Public Health Administrator for Columbia County, with Columbia County Health System’s CEO Shane McGuire and COO Stephanie Car...

 

Widespread disapproval of Inslee's new COVID-19 recovery plan

DAYTON–Columbia County has been placed in a region that includes Yakima, Benton, Franklin and Walla Walla counties, and Governor Jay Inslee's recently launched recovery plan requires the region to...

 

Rep. Mark Klicker takes oath of office

WALLA WALLA–Republican Mark Klicker was officially sworn into office as a member of the Washington State House of Representatives, Friday, to serve the 16th Legislative District. Klicker was...

 

Dayton Schools still in "in-person" instruction; discusses School Resource Officer

DAYTON–Classes at the Dayton School District have resumed for in-person learning following the winter break for the week of January 4, School Directors heard at a Work Session January 8. However, th...

 
 By Kaye Eaton    News    January 14, 2021

A look back at 2020

The year 2020 started as most any other year then, for both Columbia County and the nation, went off the rails. If February, conditions were right for a flood event which devastated county roads, some properties and did millions of dollars of damage...

 

Sherwood Trust releases 2021 grant guidelines

By Brian Hunt Special to the Dayton Chronicle WALLA WALLA–Virtual informational meetings to review the 2021 grant guidelines are scheduled for Wednesday, January 13 at 1 p.m. and Thursday, January 14 at 5 p.m. Pre-registration is required and...

 

Clarification

In the December 24 school board story, indication was school administration was waiting until Spring Break to extend the school day for middle and high school students from the present 12:30 p.m. release to 2 p.m. The School Board, according to...

 

Retiring Extension Agent Paul Carter receives plaque for service

DAYTON–The Board of Columbia County Commissioners (BOCC), meeting for the first time in 2021, presented a plaque of recognition to Paul Carter for 15 years of service as the Columbia County...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    January 7, 2021

Coronavirus virtual town hall meeting planned

DAYTON–Interested in hearing the latest on Columbia County’s activities regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccinations? The public is invited to join a Zoom virtual Town Hall meeting next Tuesday, January 12, according to Martha Lanman,...

 

Wilbur-Ellis expands Central Ferry storage

CENTRAL FERRY–Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness has invested $4.5 million to better serve its Pacific Northwest customers with three new million-gallon tanks, adding efficiency to area distribution...

 

A look back at 2020

The year 2020 started as most any other year then, for both Columbia County and the nation, went off the rails. If February, conditions were right for a flood event which devastated county roads, some properties and did millions of dollars of damage...

 

Perry Dozier is sworn in as State Senator for the 16th District

OLYMPIA–This morning Perry Dozier was sworn into office as the next 16th District State Senator by Superior Court Judge M. Scott Wolfram at the Walla Walla County Courthouse. The 16th District is...

 

Chamber of Commerce to move office

DAYTON–The local Chamber of Commerce has contracted to purchase the former Alder Dental building at 202 E. Main St., pending necessary inspections. Closing is scheduled for March 2, with the Chamber making the move from its current location later...

 

Counties back to Phase 1

OLYMPIA–Governor Jay Inslee announced as of January 11, his “Healthy Washington–Roadmap to Recovery” COVID-19 plan rallies every region in the state back to Phase 1. Washington has avoided overwhelming the health system by following safety...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    December 31, 2020

Fire damages Ryan and Nancy Laughery residence December 27

The Ryan and Nancy Laughery residence at 108 Penny Lane, Dayton, suffered smoke and water damage, plus damage caused by firefighters gaining access to interior ceilings and roof spaces last Sunday...

 

Five-year contract with City approved by Commissioners

DAYTON–The five-year contract with the City of Dayton for County Services was voted on and approved by the Columbia County Commissioners at its December 21 meeting. The contract amount of $612,500...

 

COVID-19 vaccine arrives in County

By Martha Lanman Public Health Administrator DAYTON–The Columbia County Health System has received 300 doses of the Moderna vaccine. According to Martha Lanman Public Health Administrator, Columbia County Health System is preparing to immunize...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    December 24, 2020

Scott Marinella to retire from M&B law practice

DAYTON–People you meet while in college sometimes turn out to have profound impacts in later years, when viewed from the threshold of retirement. The same could be said for those ubiquitous...

 

Schools are back in session prior to two-week Winter Break

DAYTON–After moving to remote learning for two weeks due to a rise in local COVID numbers, Dayton School District resumed in-person learning for the week of December 13-18 after numbers dropped...

 

City gets green light to buy property for wastewater plant project

DAYTON–The City of Dayton’s stalled Wastewater Treatment Plant Project may start moving forward again. “The City received a memorandum from a land trust that has hold on some property that...

 

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