Articles from the October 20, 2022 edition
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Waitsburg siren will be tested Oct. 21
CORRECTION! the siren was not tested at noon, it was tested at 10am on Friday, October 21. It was tested in its capacity as a fire, flood, or disaster alarm system. It was sounded in an undulating wav... Full story
Election integrity continued goal for Columbia County
DAYTON—Columbia County’s Election Supervisor, Cathy Abel, said there are many checks and balances to ensure election integrity in the county, from the time an election ballot leaves the voter to... Full story
Concern over misleading political mailer
DAYTON—Last week, voters in Columbia County received a mailer produced by the Columbia County Conservatives. The local political group asked voters to vote against Proposition 1, which would create a Joint Metropolitan Park District (JMPD) to fund...
City has multiple offers on former City Hall
WAITSBURG—Waitsburg City Council met for a special session on October 13 at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to review and discuss an offer on the former city hall property. Mayor Dunn read the following statement before going into an...
At the Liberty:See How They Run
DAYTON — “See How They Run” – In 1950’s London, a desperate Hollywood film producer sets out to turn a popular play into a film. When members of the production are murdered, world-weary Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and rookie... Full story
A Vote for Jack Miller
Dear Editor, I am writing to endorse Jack Miller for Columbia County Commissioner, Position #3. My wife, Kris, grew up in Dayton, and we moved here from the Seattle area in 1988. I have known Jack since the 1990s and had the opportunity to get to kno... Full story
In support of diversity in community
In response to Morgan’s unhinged rant in the Dayton chronicle. Dear Editor, I am not affiliated with any political group and have served this community for the last ten years. I would like to thank Neighbors United for Progress (NUP) for... Full story
Support for Jenkins for sheriff
Jeff Jenkins is a very dedicated, caring, and professional police officer. He has 28 years of law enforcement experience. He has been heavily involved with the youth in our community and would like to see more officer involvement with the schools.... Full story
Elect Jenkins for sheriff
Dear Editor and neighbors, Do you know the County Sheriff is the highest official of each Washington county? Our current Sheriff Office common-sense leadership approach has value, BUT… JEFF JENKINS’ extensive training, professionalism and... Full story
In support of Jared Hawkins for PT Judge
To the Editor: Jared Hawkins, candidate for District Court Judge (Part-Time), has my enthusiastic support, and I would like to encourage voters to cast their ballots for him. I worked closely with Jared in his capacity as City Attorney during my... Full story
Yes to Jack, yes to a city pool
To the Editor Vote for what’s right in our community and country. I’m a proud Vietnam Veteran and loyal American voting for Jack Miller. Yes, to City Pool. Sincerely, Randy Tewalt Dayton, Wash.... Full story
CCC creating collateral damage in Dayton
Letter to the Editor: During the Vietnam War, a quote attributed to US Army major P. Booris achieved notoriety: “It became necessary to destroy the town in order to save it.” He was referring to the decision by allied commanders to bomb and... Full story
Choose fully committed park commissioners
Dear Editor: Leadership is about vision, commitment, hard work and working with others to achieve a common goal. If you’re not committed, what’s the point? The Columbia County Commission and the Dayton City Council have both passed resolutions to... Full story
Shutting down books and young voices
To the editor: My 11-year-old daughter attended the Columbia County Library Board meeting last Monday, October 17th. She wanted to show her civic pride and support the library. I am horrified and appalled at the behavior of certain pro-book-banning... Full story
Miller is upfront, honest and needed
To the editor: Jack Miller is what Columbia County needs. I have known Jack and his wife, Barbara, for over 30 years. They both have had long, professional careers. Jack has always been up-front and honest. He will never use his ideology ideas to... Full story
Mary Anne Maier
Mary Anne Maier, 69, from Dayton, Washington passed away after a brief illness at OSHU Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Mary was born on August 17, 1953, in Dayton to Kenneth and Barbara Tewalt, growing up and going to school in Dayton. She loved the... Full story
Columbia Port regular meeting update
DAYTON – The Port of Columbia Commissioners held their regular meeting on October 12, 2022, at the Port of Columbia conference room and on Zoom. Present for the meeting were Commissioners Genie Crowe, Seth Bryan, Johnny Watts, and the Executive...
Dayton City Council regular meeting update
DAYTON- The Dayton City Council held its regular meeting on October 11, 2022. Mayor Zac Weatherford and council members Shannon McMillen, Teeny McMunn, James Su’euga, Kyle Anderson, Laura Aukerman, Dain Nysoe, and Tiger Dieu were present at City...
Celebrate at Ft Walla Walla Oct. 30
WALLA WALLA—As another year passes, our Living History Company will end the 2022 season with their annual 19th Century Party. Several Living History performers will share the spotlight, telling...
Walla Walla park restrooms closed for winterization
WALLA WALLA-Walla Walla City Parks Winter Restroom Closure Schedule On Monday, October 31, the City of Walla Walla will begin winterization and closure of all park restrooms for the season. Heritage...
Good news for Touchet Valley Golf Course
DAYTON-Columbia County was awarded $3,500 from the Pacific Power Foundation for the Touchet Valley Golf Course Irrigation Project.... Full story
City of Walla Walla seeks volunteers for advisory commission and board
WALLA WALLA — The city of Walla Walla is seeking applications from volunteers to fill openings on the following advisory commission and board: Arts Commission (two vacancies; must be a city resident) Parks, Recreation, and Urban Forestry Advisory...
Summer's dreams of pooltime next summer
This extended summer has been great for selected veggies in my garden. I continue to find ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, and a copious bounty of green peppers for some unknown reason. But I just received...
The Flag Waver
I call this series “Just Vignettes” because that’s what they are, just short snapshots of things that have happened to me or have been told to me. I can vouch the stories you read here are mostly true. Since the Kirk was homeported in Japan,...
MS Football Team Loses to Desales
DW COMBINE-Wolfpack Coach Lucas Collier stated his team started out slow in the first half of their game against Desales on Thursday, October 13. The Wolfpack middle school football team played tough...