From the Dayton Chronicle archives


February 9, 2023

Ten Years Ago

February 6, 2013

With increasing response time as the main objective, Columbia County Fire District 3 is placing a quick adapter on Dayton fire hydrants. The Storz coupler connects by interlocking hooks and flanges, not hose threads.

Alex Naylor, 18, finished first in the Men's 16-18 age group at a United States of America Snow Board Association race at White Pass.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

February 4, 1998

Construction of Starbuck's new waste water system will be delayed seven months. The consultant who started the facility plan did not complete it. A firm was hired in November to finish designing the facility.

WDFW passes steelhead rule. Sports fishermen must release all wild steelhead caught in Washington waters, except in certain rivers and streams where regulation allow them to be retained. The new ruling adopted covers the 1998 and 1999 seasons.

Fifty Years Ago

February 8, 1973

Ben Dickinson, owner of the Bar Z ranch on the Pataha, was elected 1973 president of Columbia County Farm Bureau.

Airman Johnny L. Goff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Goff, has graduated at Sheppard AFB, Texas, from the U.S. Air Force helicopter mechanics course conducted by the Air Training Command. Goff was the first airman to score 100 on a block test in helicopter mechanics. Goff will be assigned to Clark AFB in the Philippine.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

February 5, 1948

A report on the swimming pool prepared by Garnett Radebaugh, chairman of the park board, recorded that $21,000 plus has been spent with $5,000 cash on hand, and more than $16,000 is needed for completion. The engineers had estimated a cost at $26,000, but due to the rising cost of labor and materials the completed pool is going to cost $32,000.

Principal Frank Clark proudly announced four straight-A students: Blaine Hoskins, freshman, algebra, Washington history, physical education, English, and general science; Marion butler, senior, U.S. history, chemistry, advanced algebra, English four, and journalism; Lora Casteel, senior, office shorthand, office practice (advanced typing, U.S. history and is student body treasurer; Catherine Nelson, junior, Latin, chemistry, home economies. English and typing.

A goal was set up to provide 60 band uniforms at $48 each. The band fund has $200 available and the Elks' lodge of Walla Walla, which has numerous Columbia County fellows as members, is donating $300.

One Hundred Years Ago

February 7, 1923

Yes, the creekers are on the "peck' as usual. There must be a larger school house built to hold the increasing number of children attending, larger seats, as the older ones have to sit all doubled up over their lessons, a well needs to be dug, and a Parent Association organized to make these changes. Get in the California system of up-to-date teaching methods, as the present system is only for pupils of a literary turn of mind, and neglects the mechanical and domestic science, which is of greater use to the majority.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

February 5, 1898

In anticipation of the new immigration law going into effect, the rush of immigration to this country has started. The Tartar Prince arrived today with 720 persons in the steerage. The vessel comes from Italian ports.

Jones & Cahill wish to contract for twenty thousand railroad ties. All parties having ties to sell are requested to call on them.


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