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Changes in Store at Dayton Library

DAYTON-Are you interested in bird watching, hiking, fishing, geocaching, sewing, canning, or playing the ukulele? Are your children interested in fossils, rocks and minerals, human anatomy, bugs, butt...

 

Report from Dayton School Board Meeting

DAYTON—Topics of discussion at last week’s meeting of the Dayton School Board included how to tackle the district’s budget deficit for the 2018-19 school year, as well as a facilities update, athletic combine update and enrollment update. Budge...

 

The Makings of a Championship Barrel Racer

DAYTON-It will take teamwork between Elsie Mann and her horse, and the support of a community of caring people, for this 12-year-old barrel racer to achieve her dream of qualifying for Junior...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 30, 2018

Columbia County Fair: Fun for Young and Old

DAYTON-"Dirty Hands and Country Fans" is the theme of this year's 128th Columbia County Fair. From the opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. on Sept 7 until the fair closes at 5 p.m. on Sept. 9, expect to see...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 23, 2018

Port to Purchase Building 2 at Blue Mtn. Station

DAYTON—During a special meeting last week, Port of Columbia commissioners voted to move forward with purchasing Building No. 2 at Blue Mountain Station in Dayton. Port officials say they have determined that owning the building will assist in the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 23, 2018

Suzi Tasker to Offer Wholistic Health and Beauty Services

DAYTON-Sometimes you have to leave home before you appreciate it. Suzi and Duane Tasker and their 11-year-old son, Noa, did just that, and are now happy to be back in Dayton. The Taskers called...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 23, 2018

Clint Attebery Wears Many Hats in Dayton and Columbia County

DAYTON-Clint Atteberry is well into his second year working out of the county Planning and Building Department as the Code Enforcement Officer for both the City of Dayton and Columbia County....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 16, 2018

National Night Out

Washington Army Guard pilot Chief Warrant Officer Melissa Coombs and her co-pilot, Major Ray Leonard, flew this Lacota UH-72 light utility helicopter to Dayton for the Aug. 7 National Night Out...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 16, 2018

Dayton City Council Hears from Friends of the Pool

DAYTON-Vicki Zoller, President of the Friends of the Dayton Pool Committee, spoke to the Dayton City Council last week about work the committee is doing to help the community build an aquatic center...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 9, 2018

Jim Pearson is Ready to Launch 'The Club'

DAYTON-Jim Pearson, Program Director at The Club, Dayton's new after school activity center, has been busy helping the team get the program up and running for a Sept. 4 opening. Pearson said building...

 

Five Wishes: A More Personal Advance Directive

DAYTON—Chaplain Terry Rice jump-started a conversation about end of life wishes when he presented “Five Wishes,” to folks at the Dayton First Congregational Church, on July 29. “The best time...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 2, 2018

Dayton Alumni Association Provides Funding for Students

DAYTON-Newly elected Dayton High School Alumni Association President Cara Watts has some ideas about how to infuse the association's coffers with some much-needed cash so that giving back to DHS...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 2, 2018

Connor Ehr is New Columbia County Deputy

DAYTON--Because he is already a Certified Patrol Officer Connor Ehr will be patrolling Columbia county roads, as soon as he goes through orientation, and gets his new uniform, he said. "Luckily I...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 26, 2018

Bitcoin Mining Center Proposed Near Dayton

DAYTON--Leonard Ruff, the architect responsible for building data processing centers in Quincy, Wenatchee, and in Douglas County, was on hand at a community information meeting last week to discuss a Bitcoin mining center being planned near Dayton....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 26, 2018

Lunch Continues at Blue Mountain Station Market

DAYTON--Patricia Sacha, Blue Mountain Station Marketing Manager has announced new plans for daily lunches at the market. "Our goal is to have soup, salad and sandwiches, and there may be occasional...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 26, 2018

Dayton School Board Adopts Budget for Coming Year

DAYTON— At their July 18 meeting, the Dayton School Board adopted the district’s 2018-19 budget, which was based on a conservative estimate for student enrollment for next year of 394. At that meeting, Business Manager Paula Moisio said the distr...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 19, 2018

After School Program Name Changed to 'The Club'

DAYTON--Dan and Ginny Butler have announced a name change for Dayton’s new after school program, from “Boys & Girls Club of Dayton,” to “The Club.” They said they are taking the “best practices” of Boys and Girls Clubs into the daily...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 19, 2018

Report from Dayton City Council

DAYTON—At the regular meeting of the Dayton City Council on July 11, the council approved the following: Resolution No. 1345, Certifying that the city meets the requirements to apply and accept a public works assistance account low-interest loan fo...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 19, 2018

From Wheat Field to Pulp Plant

STARBUCK-Phil Farmer, CEO of Columbia Straw Supply, said he and business partner, CFO Ben Rankin, were brought in on the straw supply side of Columbia Pulp's business by its CEO, John Begley, four yea...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 12, 2018

Columbia Pulp Pilot Plant at Pomeroy is a Beehive of Activity

POMEROY--The Columbia Pulp Pilot Plant, located at the Port of Garfield in Pomeroy, is a hub of activity. "It's busy here, which is good. It's what we want," said Kyler Lovgren, maintenance manager...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 12, 2018

Kristina Brown is New Dayton MS/HS Principal

DAYTON-The Dayton School Board has approved Superintendent Doug Johnson's recommendation of Kristina Brown for Dayton Middle and High School Principal. "Kristina has a strong desire to support...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 5, 2018

Dayton Principal Candidates Meet the Community

DAYTON--Stephanie Kubej and Kristina Brown are the two finalists for the Dayton secondary principal position, and they spent the day last Thursday getting acquainted with students, staff and...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 5, 2018

Ferrians to be New Liberty Theater Manager

DAYTON-Former Waitsburg Christian Church Pastor Mike Ferrians will become the new manager of Dayton's Liberty Theater at the end of this month. He will replace Kirsten Schober. Schober says she is...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 5, 2018

Community Health Conversations

DAYTON – The last of four Community Health Conversations took place in Dayton last week and drew a crowd of about 17 interested citizens from around the community. Catherine Veninga, from the Community Council in Walla Walla, led the discussion,...

 

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