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 News    June 22, 2017 

All Wheels Weekend

Sunny skies, warm weather, and plenty of participants made for a successful All Wheel's Weekend in Dayton last weekend. See story and more photos on the Last Page....

 
 By Michele Smithl    News    June 22, 2017 

Port Commissioners Hear from Lyons Ferry Operator

STARBUCK – The Port of Columbia Commissioners held their monthly meeting on June 14 at Lyons Ferry Marina. Jim MacArthur, who, along with his wife, Angela, operates the marina facility, including campground, restaurant and store, spoke to the...

 
 News    June 22, 2017 

Court News

Arraignments: Michael J. Clark, 32, Cheney; Charged with possession of methamphetamine and driving with license suspended, third degree. Clark was pulled over while driving on Highway 12 and a registration check showed he had a suspended license....

 
 By Michele Smithl    News    June 22, 2017 

Tom Schirm Wins at World Fish Carving Championship

DAYTON--Tom Schirm's wood carving of a rainbow trout earned second place in the Trout, Salmon and Char category at the World Fish Carving Championship in Peoria, Ill., in May. It also took first...

 
 By Ian May    News    June 22, 2017 

Local Man Creating Hiking/Biking Trail in Dayton

DAYTON – A hillside trail being created for hiking and biking behind the Port of Columbia in Dayton is ready for walkers, and may be ready for biking before the end of the summer, says trail...

 
 By Michele Smithl    News    June 22, 2017 

Dayton Council Approves Recognition of Pietryzckis

DAYTON—The Dayton Historic Preservation Commission is interested in honoring two of Dayton’s most important boosters, Dr. Marcel Pietryzcki and his wife Mary, by replacing the entry sign at the Dayton City Park with a sign that includes the...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    June 22, 2017 

23rd All Wheels Weekend Sees Attendance Rebound

DAYTON – The 23rd annual All Wheels Weekend was a success, as numbers for the famous Show & Shine on Saturday returned to normal. Last year's weekend was beset by wet weather throughout the...

 

DHS Gown Walk

Josilyn Fullerton and Jenna Phillips led DHS graduating seniors through a crowd of enthusiastic elementary school students during a Gown Walk last week prior to graduation on Saturday. Read about...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 15, 2017

CUP Approved for Dayton Marijuana Store

DAYTON – Based on recommendation from the Columbia County Planning Commission, the application for a conditional use permit by Trailhead Cannabis Co. to open and operate a retail marijuana store in the county was approved on June 6 by Columbia...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    June 15, 2017

All Wheel's Weekend Rolls Around

DAYTON – Friday will mark the beginning of Dayton’s 23rd annual All Wheels Weekend festivities. The events showcase many classic automobiles of all makes and models, and brings as many as 400 participants some years. Early registration will be...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    June 15, 2017

Dayton High Sends Off Senior Class

DAYTON – Dayton High School gave its final sendoff to 34 young adults as they move on to the next part of their lives. The Class of 2017 received a warm welcome from loved ones on Saturday as they e...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 15, 2017

CCHS Memorial Brick Sale

DAYTON – Columbia County Health System is offering Memorial Bricks for sale as part of a fundraiser for the Dayton/Waitsburg Community Health Foundation Fund, said Steve Stahl CCHS Human Resources...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 15, 2017

Dayton Approves DW Sports Combine

DAYTON—After reviewing student participation numbers for fall, winter, and spring sports for both Waitsburg and Dayton, and after much discussion about the pros and cons of combining for additional...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 15, 2017

Former Bowling Alley to be Boys and Girls Club

New facility should be ready to provide after-school activities by January DAYTON-Dan and Ginny Butler, of Dayton, have begun the process of purchasing the former bowling alley, on Cameron St. in...

 

Dayton High Scholarship Awards

Alexus Wanlarbkam: WWCC Foundation $900.00 Ally Chapman: John Israel $500.00 John Hinchliff/Pheasants Forever $500.00 Merwin & Alethea Neace & Family Memorial $600.00 Gailord & Jean Nelson $500.00 Archer Ranch $500.00 Floyd L. & Eugenia Darnell...

 
 By Ian May    News    June 8, 2017

Jennifer Warren is Valedictorian, Jenna Phillips is Salutatorian for DHS Class of 2017

DAYTON – Thirty-four seniors will receive their diplomas in front of numerous loved ones and community members this Saturday in the Dayton High School Gymnasium, during Dayton's 132nd graduation...

 

Dayton Days Parade

The Jackson Family put together a festive float for the Starbuck Cattle Company in the Dayton Days Parade on Saturday....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 1, 2017

Objections to Marijuana Store Aired at Public Hearing

Hearings examiner reminds attendees that marijuana businesses are legal in county DAYTON—Emotions ran high at last week’s public hearing on the application for a conditional use permit by...

 
 By Ian May    News    June 1, 2017

Saturday Bus Service Starts this Weekend

DAYTON – Columbia County Public Transportation will offer ride service on Saturdays starting June 3, both in Dayton and on a round-trip route from Dayton to Walla Walla. The decision to start this program was made in spite of CCPT not receiving a...

 

Dayton SHEO Students Win Impact Award

GRAND MOUND, Wash. – Dayton High School SHEO (Students Helping Each Other) team was awarded the Impact Award from the Spring Youth Forum for spreading awareness and providing training about ACEs...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 25, 2017

Railroad to Resume Late Spring, Operator Says

DAYTON-Paul Didelius, owner and commercial director of Frontier Rail, LLC, operator of the short line railroad between Dayton and Walla Walla, spoke about work progress and outreach to potential...

 
 By Ian May    News    May 25, 2017

New Local Distillery to Host Tours on Saturday

DAYTON – Dayton's new XO Alambic distillery will be offering tours of their shop during Saturday's Blue Mountain Station Co-op Market, coinciding Mule Mania Weekend. The spirits distillery, which...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 25, 2017

School Board Considers Math Curriculum

Construction and maintenance projects are also on tap for this summer DAYTON – Eighth-grade math teacher Kristen Frankie gave a presentation at last week’s meeting of the Dayton School Board...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 25, 2017

Columbia County Department Heads Look at Tax Increases

DAYTON — At last week’s meeting of the Columbia County Commissioners, county department heads were asked by the commissioners to provide input into the discussion of raising revenue to pay for ess...

 

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