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Wenaha Gallery to Close September 30

They had a dream that they worked together to fulfill – and they did. Twenty-nine years ago, Ed Harri (who grew up in Dayton) and his wife Pat launched the Wenaha Gallery at 219 East Main Street. The couple, who both loved art, decided to share...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 16, 2022

Waitsburg School Salmon Release

WAITSBURG-On June 10, Waitsburg first graders released more than 130 spring chinook salmon into the Coppei River. This was the fifth year Mrs. Hinchliffe's class partnered with the Tri Cities...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 16, 2022

Standing room only at June council meeting

DAYTON—The Dayton City Council met on June 14, 2022, for a regular meeting. All council members were present in the meeting room. Many residents filled all available seats, and as many as 25 logged...

 

Port of Columbia meeting at Lyons Ferry Marina

The comprehensive plan, and potential litigation are discussed in public and executive sessions. LYONS FERRY MARINA– The Columbia Port Commissioners held their regular meeting at 5 p.m., June 8, 2022, at the Lyons Ferry Marina after having a tour...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 9, 2022

Dayton, Waitsburg school boards meet over DW Combine

WAITSBURG/DAYTON—The Waitsburg and Dayton School boards met on June 1, 2022, for a joint meeting to discuss details surrounding the future of the DW Athletics Combine. The loosely followed agenda...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 9, 2022

Wastewater plan addressed at Town Hall event

DAYTON—Residents, business owners, and concerned neighbors gathered at Dayton High School last Wednesday, seeking clarification on the status of the city’s wastewater project. Concerns were...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    June 9, 2022

Dayton School Board hires interim part-time superintendent

DAYTON- The Dayton School Board held a work session meeting at 6 p.m., June 1, 2022, in the high school auditorium and Zoom. All members of the Dayton School Board were present in the auditorium, Aneesha Dieu, Zac Fabian, Grant Griffen, Chair...

 

Friends of the Pool ask for public input

DAYTON- A dedicated group of swimming and water safety enthusiasts are asking for help as planning for a new swimming pool in Dayton enters a critical phase. The Friends of the Pool (Friends) has... Full story

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 2, 2022

Threats at Waitsburg Schools determined not credible

The district to facilitate community safety sessions this summer WAITSBURG—Parents of Waitsburg School District students had a scare after a post on Facebook alerting users of a ‘school shooting...

 

When the River Becomes a Cloud

PRESCOTT—On Thursday, June 9th, Prescott School will be having a unique all-school experiential art activity titled, “When the River Becomes a Cloud.” Prescott School’s long-term Artists-in-Residence, Amanda Leigh Evans and Tia Kramer, will...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 26, 2022

Students, Board, parents discuss Wolfpack future

. WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board held a regular monthly meeting on May 16 at the Waitsburg Elementary School. All board members, Sarah Boudrieau, Christy House, Stephanie Cole, and Lisa Morrow...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    May 26, 2022

Athletic combine, Character Strong discussed at Dayton School Board meeting

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board held its regular meeting at 6 p.m., May 18, 2022. All Board members, Aneesha Dieu, Zac Fabian, Grant Griffen, Jeffry McCowen, and Korinda Wallace, were present in the high school auditorium, Superintendent Guy...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 19, 2022

Waitsburg Celebration Days brings ATVs, classic cars, and live music

The weekend kicks off on Friday evening with the ATV Sunset Cruise WAITSBURG-The third weekend of May is here, and after two years of cancellations, Waitsburg Celebration Days is back and bigger than...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 19, 2022

Childcare facility task force moving ahead with a public meeting

DAYTON-The committee on the task force looking into developing a childcare facility and early learning center in Dayton will provide the public with an opportunity to learn more at a meeting on... Full story

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    May 19, 2022

Affordable housing concerns presented to Port

DAYTON- The Port of Columbia held its regular meeting at 5 p.m., May 11, 2022. All commissioners were present, Genie Crowe, Johnny Watts, and Seth Bryan. Port Director Jennie Dickinson was also present in person. Members of the public attended both...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    May 19, 2022

Dayton wastewater treatment project stalled again

Land purchase voted down in split city council vote. DAYTON- The Dayton City Council held a regular meeting at 6 p.m., May 10, 2022. Mayor Zac Weatherford and council members Misty Yost, Teeny McMunn, Dain Nysoe, Kyle Anderson, and Tyler (Tiger)... Full story

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 12, 2022

Tonne, Katsell selected as WCD Parade Marshalls

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg Celebration Days officials announced that Karen Peters Tonne and Dan Katsel will lead the 2022 festivities as the Parade Marshalls. Karen Peters Tonne is a lifelong area resident,...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    May 12, 2022

Special School Board meeting after tragic week

DAYTON- The Dayton School Board convened a special board meeting at 7 p.m., May 9, 2022. The meeting was held in the Dayton High School auditorium and on Zoom. All school board members were present in person, Aneesha Dieu, Zac Fabian, Grant Griffen,... Full story

 

Light agenda at commissioner work session

DAYTON—The Columbia County Commissioners met on Monday, May 9, for a short work session. The only item on the agenda was ‘general discussion.’ Commissioner Marty Hall shared that he was heading to Pomeroy to meet with a representative...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    May 12, 2022

Remembering Flag etiquette

Well, there are laws, but they never had many teeth, and for quite some time, they have had no teeth whatsoever. Court rulings have consistently determined that a show of disrespect towards the flag or the National Anthem is protected by the First...

 

Mountains of fun and ribs in Waitsburg

Vicki Sternfeld-Rossi The 2022 Lions Club Rib Feed was a wild success, with sold out tickets, pans full of tender ribs, scrumptious side dishes, and the Don Thomas building full of friends and... Full story

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    May 5, 2022

City holds workshop meeting on wastewater plant plan

DAYTON – The Dayton City Council held a work session meeting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in person and on Zoom. All councilmembers were present; Laura Aukerman, Misty Yost, Teeny McMunn, Dain Nysoe, Kyle Anderson, and Tyler (Tiger) Dieu...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    May 5, 2022

Commissioners accept Strickland resignation

The Columbia County Commissioners held a regular meeting on May 2, 2022. All commissioners were present for the meeting. The current Public Works Director, Amber Phinney reported that the county received its first $6,000 allotment from FEMA after wai...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 28, 2022

Play surface, ARPA projects were April City Council topics

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met on Wednesday, April 20, for a regularly scheduled meeting. April was the first month that the council offered a Zoom option. The option will be available...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    April 28, 2022

Dayton School board update

Hidden in Plain Sight program scheduled for May. DAYTON – The Dayton School Board held their regular meeting at 6 PM, April 20, 2022, in the High School Auditorium and on Zoom. All members of the board were present in the auditorium, Aneesha Dieu,...

 

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