From the Dayton Chronicle archives
November 18, 2021
Ten Years Ago
November 16, 2011
The twenty-fifth annual Turkey Bingo, slated for Saturday November 19th, is the annual Kiwanis fund-raising event. The event offers loads of fun, food and the stage in the Dayton Elementary Multi-purpose room will be loaded with prizes, donated by the local businesses, for all those who yell “Bingo.” The funds generated for the Kiwanis are used to support Dayton’s youth projects, scholarships and worthy community endeavors.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
November 13, 1996
The Blue Mountain Snowmobile Club announced, the Touchet Corrals, located 17 miles from Dayton, will be enhanced this snow season because of the joint effort of local volunteers, local businesses, County, State and Federal governmental agencies. The parking capacity at Touchet Corral has been expended to accommodate up to 20 additional vehicles. Bob Budig, a long-time snowmobiler from Dayton, is coordinated the project.
Will Hutchens, 1995 Dayton High graduate is living his dream as a Pac 10 basketball player. In the 1995-96 season a Washington State University. Will was a walk-on to Coach Kevin Eastman’s program.
Fifty Years Ago
November 18, 1971
Airman T.C. Goff, a 1971 graduate Dayton High and son of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Goff, has completed his U.S. Air Force basic training at the Air Training Command’s Lackland AFB, Tex. Goff will be assigned to Chanute AFB, Ill., for aircraft maintenance training.
The Court House serving Columbia County has the distinction of being the oldest such structure in Washington State which is still in daily use. The building was constructed at a total cost of $32,732 and was accepted by the Board of County Commissioners on July 1, 1887. On that date the commissioners examined the new structure and accepted the building.
Electric lights first brightened the evening sky in Dayton in 1889, when power from a small plant on the Touchet River supplied enough electricity for the carbon arc lamps on the street corners and lights for several business establishments.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
November 14, 1946
Hally Hatfield, who has been in the naval air force for about a year, is attending a naval air school at Memphis, Tenn. Hally has about a year more to go.
A local hunter, bringing in a report of hunting conditions in the mountains, said that the careless, willful or ignorant illegal destruction is something awful. A 17-year-old boy came upon a bunch of deer still bedded down and shot the whole bunch. In one section in the Tucanon area were 11 deer shot and left to spoil.
John Harting moving 3,400 head of sheep from their Montana pasture for the winter, had to hire a bulldozer at $60 per day to break trail through snow 8 inches to 4 feet deep, to move the entire flock but a short distance, losing only one sheep. Others in the country were losing 40 and 50 in the same sort of battle with the elements.
One Hundred Years Ago
November 16, 1921
In memory of their father and mother, the late Frederick and Sarah Weyerhaeuser, the seven children of the Weyerhaeuser family, have united in giving $75,000 to Whitman College, to establish the Weyerhaeuser Professorship of Biblical Literature.
C.H. O’Neil of the Prescott Spectator, D.W. Ifft and H.L. Finch of the Walla Walla Union and C.L. Wheeler of the Waitsburg Times were here Tuesday as luncheon guests of H. P. Richardson of the Dispatch.
One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago
November 14, 1896
Chas. Waterman came in from his mill on Eckler Mountain Wednesday and reported two feet of snow on Maloney Mountain. Some farmers have been caught with their corn and potatoes in the field.
Edward H. Lenard will commence a three month’s term of School in the Blessing district next term. Patrons thereof take notice and pupils beware, Ed. Will certainly be accompanied by a healthy appearing peach tree limb the very first day.