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Letters to the Editor


December 29, 2022

To the editor,

EXTORTION?!? Give me a break. Why is it that we have started trashing our Police Department for doing its job? It’s pretty simple, if you are breaking the law, you’re breaking the law. The school has been in the same location since the 1880s so it’s not like it just popped up catching people unaware. School Zone speed limits are set at 20 MPH for a reason and have been that way for as long as I can recall. Our children’s safety should be at the top of everyone’s mind and the 20 MPH sign is a friendly reminder. If you are late for work that’s on you, don’t try to blame someone else. If anything, you should thank the guy behind the badge, he may have just saved you from a lifetime of grief.

John Richter

Dayton, Wash.

To the editor,

During the past three years our Senior Center has continued to serve meals twice weekly for delivery and added outside pickup when the dining room was closed. Throughout the past three years practical precautions have been taken to keep everyone safe and healthy and we can proudly say that not one case of Covid 19 has been reported from an exposure at the Senior Center.

Is anybody in City or County Government aware that Dayton has a Senior Center? You would never know it by gauging how much attention it has received from the agencies responsible for the health of our senior citizens and the operation of our Senior Center. Prior to the Covid 19 pandemic nurses from Dayton General Hospital and the Columbia County Health Department regularly visited the center, checking on the wellbeing of its attendees and relaying information regarding health and quality of life issues that are important for senior citizens. A County Commissioner is assigned the task of keeping track of the issues and needs of the center but one has not been seen in an official capacity for quite a long time.

The Columbia County Senior Center at 403 E Patit St serves meals prepared by the Dayton General Hospital’s kitchen and is open Tuesday and Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome, so if you haven’t already, come in for lunch and friendly conversation!

Bruce and Heather Hiebert

Dayton, Wash.


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