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 By Michele Smith    Sports    March 29, 2018

Dayton School Board Hears Combine Progress

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board approved specifics for fall sports for the DW athletic combine, along with the coach selection process, at last week’s meeting. Football: Middle school practices will be held in Waitsburg, with all games in Dayton...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 29, 2018

Dayton Moves Ahead on School Upgrades

DAYTON—Capital projects, the athletic combine and the makeup of the hiring committee for prospective coaches were topics at last week’s Dayton School Board meeting. Superintendent Doug Johnson said the district has enough funds allotted to...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 22, 2018

Water/Sewer Rate Study Presented to Dayton Council

DAYTON— Angie Sanchez, Managing Principal with Financial Consulting Solutions Group in Seattle, has been working with the City of Dayton for the past year to complete a water and sewer rate study. Speaking at last week’s city council meeting,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 22, 2018

Dayton Memorial Library has Two New Library Assistants

DAYTON-Kristie Korslund was hired in February to take over for Vicki Zoller, who took a job in the county's Emergency Management Services Department in January.While Korslund is performing many of...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 22, 2018

Busy Winter for Columbia Co. Planning Dept.

DAYTON—The first quarter of the year has been busy for the staff at the Columbia County Planning and Building Department. Planning Director Meagan Bailey outlined some of the projects her office is working on during a recent interview. Land Swap Th...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 15, 2018

Fire Districts Seek Levy for Ambulance Service

DAYTON—Columbia County is currently one of only four counties in the state without an emergency medical services levy. That could change if a proposed ambulance levy is approved by voters in August. The levy would add 50 cents per $1,000 assessed...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 15, 2018

Columbia County Commissioners to Move Offices Out of Courthouse

DAYTON--The Board of County Commissioners has signed a two-year lease to rent space next to the Columbia County Courthouse, formerly occupied by Manila Bay Restaurant. The Commissioners will move...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 15, 2018

Friends of the Fairgrounds Presents Vision for Facility

DAYTON--Last week, the Columbia County Friends of the Fairgrounds came before the Columbia County Commissioners with their vision for facilities improvements at the fairgrounds. “This is nuts and bolts. It is a work in progress,” CCFF President...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 8, 2018

CCHS Looks to Expand Tele-Medicine Services

DAYTON-The world of virtual medicine was on CEO Shane McGuire's mind during the regular meeting of the Columbia County Health System Commissioners last week. As reported earlier, CCHS already has...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 8, 2018

Darlene Broughton Art Collection at Dayton Depot

DAYTON-The Dayton Historical Depot Society is currently showing a collection of 10 paintings and drawings that were owned by late Darlene Broughton. They are on display on the first floor at the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 8, 2018

My Dad's Place Italian Restaurant to Open in April

DAYTON-Terry Bartlett is planning an April 1st opening for his new Italian "Trattoria-style" restaurant on Dayton's Main Street, to be called My Dad's Place. Bartlett and his wife Lu Ann have...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 1, 2018

Athletic Combine Moves Ahead

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board voted unanimously Monday night to reverse their previous action not to proceed with the full athletic combine with Dayton. The special board meeting was held after the Dayton School Board last week urged...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 1, 2018

Kathryn Witherington Joins Port Staff

DAYTON-Since moving to Dayton last July, the Port of Columbia's new Economic Development Coordinator, Kathryn Witherington, has not wasted time getting involved in the local community. Witherington...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 1, 2018

Pigs for the Pool!

Snapdragon owner Vicky Beckmeyer is creating piggy banks for a Dayton pool fundraiser DAYTON-Business owners and citizens in Dayton are invited to have some fun with old-time piggy banks and help out...

 

Port Building Faces Hurdles

Dayton- Allen Litzenberger, of Tucannon Development, LLC, was invited to last week's meeting of the Port of Columbia Commissioners to discuss his company's progress on constructing Building No. 2 at...

 

365 Recreational Cannabis Opens

DAYTON-- "It was pretty busy," said Jordan Raftus about the Feb. 10 opening of 365 Recreational Cannabis, which is located at 36711 Hwy 12 in Dayton. Raftus who is the store manager said sales were...

 

Dayton Youth Facility to Open in Sept.

DAYTON--"Yes, that is our bowling alley," said Dan Butler showing the County Commissioners the architectural drawings for the new Boys and Girls Club in Dayton, at the Feb. 6 commissioners' meeting....

 

Busy Season Ahead for Columbia Co. Projects

DAYTON--Warmer, milder weather is going to allow county crews to start spring maintenance, earlier than usual, said Public Works Director Andrew Woods at last week’s meeting of the Columbia County Commissioners. County crews are to begin digging...

 

Depot and Boldman House Have New Exhibits

Exhibit at Dayton Historic Depot features historic maps of Dayton and Columbia County DAYTON- Tamara Fritze, Museum Director of the Dayton Historic Depot Museum is putting the finishing touches on an...

 

Dayton Recycling to Return Soon

DAYTON—When the Columbia County Commissioners met last week, Public Works Director Andrew Woods gave an update on progress toward reinstating the county’s recycling program. “The grant funds are there,” he said. Woods said his department is...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 8, 2018

Manufacturing the Future

DAYTON-When Corey Suffield graduated from Dayton High School in 1998 he was looking for a career in video production. Twenty years later, Suffield operates a successful computer repair business in an...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 8, 2018

"Laissez le bon temp rouler"

DAYTON-Let the good times roll at a celebration of "Fat Tuesday," better known as Mardi Gras, on Tuesday, February 13, at the Dayton Memorial Library, from 6-8 pm. Mask making, a celebration of tradit...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 1, 2018

Dayton General Hospital Offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

DAYTON-Dayton General Hospital is adding Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to its wound care treatment protocol. There is a growing need for chronic wound care, especially for patients with diabetes,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 1, 2018

A Fish Tale

DAYTON – The Tri-State Steelheaders and Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife staff have been playing "Mother Nature" in the Tucannon River. WDFW fish biologist Michael Gallinat of Dayton said that...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 1, 2018

'Chicken Bill's Café and BBQ' to Open at Dayton Golf Course

DAYTON—Bill and Teresa Ayotte are to be the new restaurant concessionaires at the golf course, according to Mike Himmelberger, President of the Dayton Golf and Country Club Association. Bill Ayotte...

 

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