From the Dayton Chronicle archives


December 1, 2022

Ten Years Ago,

December 5, 2012

The American Legion color guard and members of a Boy Scout troop present "the colors" as a large overhead Alumni donated flag is dedicated at the Dayton High School gym.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

November 26, 1997

The Dayton City Planning Commission agreed to recommend to the City Council that Blue Mountain Christian School be granted a Conditional Use Permit for the house at 614 S. Second where it has been holding classes since September 2.

The Patit Valley Grange No. 1039 donated five cases of string beans, five cases of corn and over 10 cases of macaroni and cheese to the Dayton Food Bank. Present were Grange Secretary Barbara Gibson, Master Neita Stearns, the new Food Bank Director Kathy Walker, Lee Carlson and Janice Beasley.

Fifty Years Ago

November 30, 1972

Mrs. Ida Mae Scott, long-time 4-H Club leader, reviewed the Migrant 4-H Club program which was operated in the community this spring and summer before members of the Dayton Kiwanis Club. The Migrant 4-H Club was a project of the Lucky Clovers 4-H Club and the Library story hour program at the Dayton Memorial Library was a project of the Busy Bees 4-H Club. Both projects received grants from the Reader's Digest Association.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

November 27, 1947

The Scout paper drive which was planned for this season has been cancelled. No dependable market for mixed paper can be found and because of the high freight rates it is felt that no risk should be taken that might mean loss to any of our local units.

M.W. Roe, manager of the Columbia County Grain Growers, spent several days in Seattle at the 12th annual convention of the Washington State Council of Farmer Cooperatives. A speaker who had recently returned from England where he observed the strained conditions under which the English are living, with rationing of butter, bacon and other meat are allowed in ounces per week.

The Dayton high school Future Farmer of America potato grading and judging team, composed of Harvey Shale, Ronny Kenney and Bill Brown, with Robert Moser as an alternate, placed first in the potato grading division and rank seventh in the state.

A.D. Radebaugh and C.J. Broughton attended the Inland Empire Shorthorn sale in Spokane and brought a Wheatland Heifer. Radebaugh bought three heifers, one from Byron Hawks's herd, one from the Brown Estate, one from Broughton that was consigned to the sale. In May Radebaugh purchased a bull from the Killearn Max Stamp, a product of Canada. Broughton bought the reserve champion heifer from the Brown Estate.

One Hundred Years Ago

November 29, 1922

State Senator-Elect John A. Hastings of Brooklyn is prepared a bill, to be introduced in the state legislature, making it obligatory upon all secret and fraternal societies to file sworn lists of their entire membership with the secretary of state. Mr. Hastings said the bill was specially aimed at the Ku Klux Klan.

Dayton and small-pox must be synonymous for some terror stricken postmaster, judging from the condition of a registered package arriving from the States. The original wrapping had been removed and the contents thoroughly soaked in disinfectants, ruining a portion of the contents.

Dayton's outlook as regards small-pox is favorable at the present there are just forty cases in town including those in the pest house. Many houses have be disinfected, unless there is another outbreak of the disease, one week more will show few or no yellow flags in town.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

November 27, 1897

Bread can now be cut and buttered by machinery. The machine has been invented for use in prisons workhouses and reformatories. A cylindrical shaped brush lays a thin layer of butter on the bread as it comes from the cutter.

Berlin, Germany, is to have an underground electric railway to connect the northern and southern sections of the city. Trains will run on a headway of three minutes and carry 160 passengers at a speed of 20 to 35 kilometers per hour.


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