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Breakfast with santa

Young Alexis, daughter of Roger Tumbocon and Justin Jaech, enjoyed a visit with Santa (Val Kiefer) at Breakfast with Santa, hosted by the Dayton First Congregational Church on Sat., Dec. 9. The...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 14, 2017 

Dayton School District Approves $800,000 Capital Projects Levy

DAYTON—A special meeting was held on Dec. 6 in the school district board room to discuss how the Dayton School District can best meet some newly-identified school facility needs as well as how to finish currently-identified facilities projects....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 14, 2017 

County Looks at Dispatch Needs

DAYTON--County Commissioner Merle Jackson would like to express his gratitude to the voters of Columbia County for passing Proposition 1, the one-tenth of one percent county wide sales tax for the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 14, 2017 

Threats Result in Student Arrest at DHS

DAYTON - The Columbia County Sheriff’s Department has released a statement to the press about an incident that occurred last Tues., Dec. 5, when the Sheriff’s Department received a call from the Dayton School District regarding threats made...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 14, 2017 

Patricia Sacha is New BMS Market Manager

DAYTON-Patricia Sacha is a natural in her new role as the Blue Mountain Station's Market manager. Sacha farmed the garden at the Blue Mountain Station in 2015. Since 2016 she and her husband, David,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 7, 2017

Dayton General Hospital Expands Offerings

DAYTON-Patients stand to benefit from the addition of three new treatment modalities at Dayton General Hospital, as well as from the enthusiasm of the staff responsible for them. Treatment with...

 

Property Taxes Going Up In 2018

New statewide school funding levy takes effect DAYTON – Property owners take note! Columbia County Assessor Chris Mills wants you to be aware of tax hikes in 2018 when a new statewide levy goes into effect. The purpose of the levy is to fix a...

 

Code Compliance Focus December 2017

DAYTON - Winter is coming! The City of Dayton would like to take this opportunity to remind and inform the community of applicable codes and standards. The City of Dayton will allow members of the public to store their vehicles on the streets for a...

 

Talk about Art

As a person who likes to sew, it always disturbed me that such aficionados are called "sewers," a term that, pronounced a different way, is something no respectable person wants to be called. So when...

 

Here We Come a Caroling

Members of the Walla Walla Choral Society spent Friday afternoon in Dayton singing Christmas Carols at several businesses. They are seen here singing in Rey's Roast Coffee Shop on Main Street. The...

 

Public Hearing Set for Six-Year TIP

DAYTON – A public hearing for the proposed Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program 2018-23, the proposed 2018 County Arterial Preservation Program, and the proposed 2018 Annual Construction Prog...

 

Ladies Night Out: An Annual Tradition

DAYTON--Ladies grab your daughters, sisters, mothers, and friends and head out for some fun on Monday, between 5 and 8 p.m., for Dayton's annual Ladies Night Out event. The idea for Ladies Night Out...

 

Dayton School Board Considers Facility Needs

DAYTON—There will be a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 29 in the Dayton High School auditorium to discuss the DW athletic combine. An update will be given by the combine committee, with a...

 

Talk About Art

It takes a lot of skill to be controlled yet simultaneously spontaneous. For oil painter Laura Gable, the best place to achieve this is outside, regardless of the weather, as she paints en plein air,...

 

New Restaurant to Open in Starbuck

Wildmans hope new gathering spot will preserve history and create jobs STARBUCK-When Carol and Floyd Wildman open a restaurant in the century-old building at 211 Main Street in Starbuck, they hope to...

 

Fred White selected to DAYTON school board

Fred White was selected by the Dayton School District Board of Directors to finish Dan Andrews’ term on the Board. White has lived in Columbia County for 34 years and is a project manager for Puget...

 

Christmas Kicks off in Dayton on Nov. 24 and 25

DAYTON-The City of Dayton is known as "The Town that Still Believes" and to celebrate, the Dayton Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 11th annual Christmas Kickoff, which will take place on Fri.,...

 

Court News - Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignments: -Travis Rogelio Garcia, 31, Dayton; charged with first degree trafficking in stolen property and second degree possession of stolen property. Court reports state that a Walla Walla detective saw a description of a $3,000 Redline CSl... Full story

 

Kim Lyonnais Leaves County Planning Department

DAYTON – The Board of Columbia County Commissioners is in the process of deciding how to fill Director Kim Lyonnais’ position at the county Building and Planning Department after Lyonnais retired...

 

Paula Moisio is the 2017 Dayton Chamber Citizen of the Year

DAYTON-The Dayton Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet last Thursday at the fairgrounds Pavilion. The Chamber's Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Paula Moisio by city...

 

Dayton City Council Update

DAYTON--Mayor Craig George presented the budget for 2018 at last week’s council meeting. Changes to the budget are possible pending contract negotiations with the union, he said. Chamber Director...

 

Columbia REA to Close Dayton Office

WALLA WALLA – The Columbia Rural Electric Association announced on Tuesday that it will close its Dayton office and consolidate its offices at the Walla Walla Service Center. Closure of the Dayton office is expected on or before April 1, 2018....

 

Columbia County Superior Court

Sentencing Benjamin G. Smith, 33, Dayton; charged with two counts of first degree child molestation, two counts of second degree child molestation, two counts of third degree child molestation and one count of third degree child rape. The former...

 

Cookie Exchange

Gordon Farley enjoys a sweet stack of cookies at the Dayton Memorial Library's first annual 'Bake the World a Better Place' Cookie Recipe Exchange held on Friday Nov.3. Twenty-four recipes, along...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 9, 2017

EMT Shortage Causes Concerns for Local Fire Districts

DAYTON – If you have ever thought about training as an Emergency Medical Technician, Fire District No. 3 will be more than happy to help out, provided you make a two-year volunteer commitment to the...

 

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