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 By Ian May    News    July 20, 2017 

Dayton Holds 41st Annual Alumni Weekend

DAYTON – The Dayton High School Alumni Association held their 41st Annual Alumni Weekend festivities last weekend. While official events are only held on Saturday, alumni are in town reminiscing...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    July 20, 2017 

Waitsburg Field House Planning Underway

WAITSBURG – In a workshop prior to their regular July 12 meeting, the Waitsburg School Board, along with other administrators, staff, and community members, met with architects to go over preliminary plans for a new field house at the WHS football...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 20, 2017 

Dayton Receives National Park Service Appreciation Award

DAYTON-The City of Dayton has received a certificate of appreciation from the National Park Service, marking the 50-year anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. The city is one of...

 
 News    July 20, 2017 

National Night Out Aug. 1

DAYTON – The National Night Out event will take place in Dayton again this year on Tuesday evening, August 1. The public is invited to the Dayton City Part from 5 – 8 p.m. The Park will be filled with many activities. Free hotdogs courtesy of Ban...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 20, 2017 

MICHELE SMITH: OUT AND ABOUT

I was on my way to a Columbia Cares meeting at the Delany building last Wednesday when a white van with the logo "Road Yeti" got my attention. The van turned right from 3rd St. onto Hwy. 12, and...

 
 News    July 20, 2017 

XO Alambic Ribbon Cutting

Pictured from left to right: Dayton Chamber of Commerce Director Justin Nix, County Commissioner Norm Passmore, Distiller Rusty Figgins, Port Commissioner Gene Warren, and Port Manager Jennie...

 
 News    July 20, 2017 

Dayton's Summer Rec Field Trip

There were 60 youth from the Summer Recreation Program, and through the Dayton Memorial Library's Wednesday program for children, at the HomeStreet Bank Parking Lot Party last Wednesday. The children...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 20, 2017 

Jammin' in the Valley

WAITSBURG – They drifted in slowly, in singles and pairs, but by the end of the night it was ten guys and a gal performing at Friday night's Mythical Movable Bluegrass Jam held at Suze Wood's Open S...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 20, 2017 

Dayton Cut and Wrap Under New Ownership

DAYTON-Dayton Cut and Wrap is back in business doing mobile slaughter, and is under new ownership. Joe Nyce owned and operated the business with his brother in law Roger Trump since the 1980s, before...

 
 By Ian May    News    July 20, 2017 

Blue Mountain Station Hosts 4th Annual FoodStock

DAYTON – This past Saturday saw Dayton's Blue Mountain Station play host to 20 vendors during its fourth annual FoodStock event. The event, which was originally held the same weekend as the famous...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 13, 2017

Bridge Demolition is Underway

WAITSBURG – Contractors wasted no time getting down to business on the demolition of Waitsburg's Main Street Bridge. The bridge was closed, as scheduled, on July 5. Washington Department of Fish...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 13, 2017

County Struggles with Outdated Equipment

DAYTON--Outdated telecommunication equipment is causing consternation for the staff at the county’s emergency management dispatch center, the sheriff’s office, Fire Districts No. 1, No. 2 and No....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 13, 2017

Columbia REA Meets Transportation Needs

DAYTON--Columbia Rural Electric Association is paying for Saturday rides on a Columbia County Transportation coach to Walla Walla, so local citizens living in Columbia County and who have vouchers...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    July 13, 2017

Dayton Swim Team's First Year with New Coach Off to Good Start

DAYTON – The Dayton Swim Team is under new leadership for the first time in a decade, with new Head Coach Jamie Trump taking the reins for the 2017 summer season. The change in coaching occurred...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    July 13, 2017

Touchet Valley Golf Course to Host Tournaments at End of Summer

DAYTON – The Touchet Valley Golf Course has played host to both a women's and a men's league this summer, and will also host tournaments at the end of the summer. The men's league has been held on...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 13, 2017

Dayton Alumni Weekend, July 14-16

DAYTON—Dayton Alumni Weekend will take place the weekend of July 14-16 according to Dell Groom, who graduated from Dayton High School in 1957, and who serves on the Alumni Association Committee as...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 13, 2017

Tree Committee Hears About Urban Forestry Project

WAITSBURG – The July 6 Waitsburg Tree Committee meeting was short and sweet. Committee chair Kevin House, andmembers Ethan Carpenter and Kate Hockersmith briefly discussed current and upcoming tree-...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 13, 2017

Roger Garcia Directs 9th Annual Rock Camp

Who hasn't at least wondered what it would be like to be a rock musician? Each year since 2009, 50 Walla Walla area teens get to find out firsthand what it's like to prepare and produce a Rock 'n'...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 13, 2017

Historic Liberty Theater Upgrades

DAYTON – Things are pretty quiet around Dayton's historic Liberty Theater these days – at least when it comes to the air conditioning and heating system. Theater Manager Kirsten Schober says she...

 

Heading for the Border

Forty youth and adult volunteers from Dayton and Waitsburg boarded a bus and headed to Malibu Club YoungLife Camp, located 100 miles north of Vancouver, British Columbia, last week...

 

Bugging Out

Ant farms and aquatic bug farms were the topics at last Wednesday's program for youth at the Dayton Memorial Library. Above: Aeryelle Spring holds her daughter Avery as they check out bugs during...

 

Patriot's Parade

Waitsburg patriots, were greeted by a red-white-and blue clad crowd as they celebrated the 4th of July with the town's traditional Patriot's Parade. The procession was followed by a short gathering...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 6, 2017

'Apple Detective' to Visit Waitsburg this Fall

WAITSBURG – Former F.B.I investigator turned apple detective, David Benscoter, will be in Waitsburg this fall, and he needs your help. Kate Hockersmith invited the celebrated heirloom apple expert...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 6, 2017

Hospital Renovation Nears Completion

CCHS will welcome applications from displaced Walla Walla General Hospital employees DAYTON-Phase 3 of the Dayton General Hospital renovation and enhancement project will come to an end in July. The...

 

Court News

Arraignments: Scott E. Watkins, 38, Dayton. Charged with second degree arson, two counts of attempted residential burglary, and third degree malicious mischief. Eyewitnesses allege Watkins attempted to enter two separate residences and tried to burn...

 

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