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 By Michele Smith    News    November 7, 2019 

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers visited with Columbia County Commissioners on Monday

DAYTON-On Monday, Columbia County Commissioners Mike Talbott, Ryan Rundell and Chuck Amerein had the opportunity to visit with Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, topics under discussion included th...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 7, 2019 

TVAC opens their 19th fall musical production Nov. 14 with Mary Poppins

DAYTON-The Touchet Valley Arts Council's 2019 fall musical Mary Poppins promises to be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Director Elizabeth Arebalos-Jagelsi said, "It's epic and different than any...

 

Dayton students simulate injuries for Friday's multi-agency practice drill

DAYTON-Dayton General Hospital partnered with the Dayton High School, the Columbia County Dispatch Center, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Columbia County Public Health, Columbia County Fire...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 31, 2019

Waitsburg FFA heads to 92nd National FFA Convention

WAITSBURG- 5:00 on a Monday morning comes way too quickly for most of us, but for six FFA members at Waitsburg High School, it couldn't come fast enough. Dressed in their corduroy blue and corn...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 31, 2019

Bridget House's expanding palette

DAYTON-There's a tangible spark of electricity in the room when an artist is united with their palette. Possibilities stretch out endlessly before stylist Bridget House and sparks are flying. She,...

 

Dumas Station acquires Birch Creek Vineyard, builds new website and refreshes labels in 2019

DAYTON—Dumas Station Wines has acquired Birch Creek Vineyard, a 32 acre vineyard located in the heart of the Walla Walla Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA). Birch Creek consists principally of...

 

Dayton School Board update

October 16, 2019 DAYTON—Good News in Dayton Schools: The Dayton School District Middle and High Schools have partnered with HomeStreet Bank and the local food bank to provide snacks to students at the end of the school day. 976 snacks were served t...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 24, 2019

Dayton School District considering plan for superintendent search

DAYTON—The Dayton School Board is considering whether to have Educational Services District 123 assist with the search for a new superintendent to replace Doug Johnson, who is retiring at the end of the school year. At last week’s Board meeting...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 24, 2019

100 years of WSU extension in Columbia County `

DAYTON-In The First 45 Years: A History of Cooperative Extension in Washington State, published by Washington State University press, in April, 1961, author Russell M. Turner discusses the importance...

 

Hear from artist Mary Davies Kerns at Rey's Roast event, Saturday, November 2

DAYTON-Rey's Roast Coffee is displaying a new exhibit by artist Mary Davies Kerns during November and December. The Dayton coffee shop hosts the artist on Saturday November 2 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m....

 

Carolyn Henderson: Talk about Art

She has trained dolphins. She's sat by the side of a jaguar and pet it. She's had her photo taken while sitting astride a Texas Longhorn steer named Weeds. And she's sculpted a rearing horse entirely...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 17, 2019

AAUW candidates' forum held in Dayton

DAYTON—Three candidates running for a four year term as Dayton’s mayor spoke at the AAUW Candidates Forum, which was held at the Liberty Theater in Dayton last week, followed by a question and...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 17, 2019

Two hotly contested races for Dayton City Council

DAYTON—Seth Bryan is running for Dayton City Council Position 6 against incumbent Byron Kaczmarski in the Nov. 5 General Election. “This is my first time running for public office,” Bryan said....

 

Sheriff's office offers trick or treat event at the Columbia County courthouse

DAYTON⎯Parents of Columbia County children are invited to bring their little ghouls and goblins to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Halloween afternoon for trick or treat goodies again this year. Now in its ninth year of operations, Sheriff...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 17, 2019

Passage of the $30 car tab initiative will be felt in Columbia County

DAYTON—If you think state Initiative 976, better known as the $30 Car Tab Initiative, will only affect Sound Transit, on the west side of the state, think again. If I-976 is approved by voters,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 17, 2019

Flood Control Zone District proposal goes before the voters on Nov. 5

DAYTON-If the Flood Control Zone District is approved by the voters on Nov. 5, County Engineer Charles Eaton will be its administrator. Eaton has released the following statement: "Since 1964, Columbi...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 17, 2019

Before & After: Andrew Nilsson House

DAYTON-Inside the home, history is a verb. Artifacts that we keep are imbued with both sentimental, but also historical value. Part of the human experience is the stuff we collect. Equally important...

 

Homestreet Bank Donates $2,000 to The Club's Summer Programs

Dayton-Homestreet Bank, managed locally by Judi Pilcher, contributed $2,000 to The Club's Summer Program Scholarship Fund. This money will provide financial assistance to area families who are unable...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 10, 2019

100 years of 4-H in Columbia County

DAYTON-Since becoming the WSU Dayton Extension Agent fifteen years ago, Paul Carter said youth enrollment in 4-H has increased from 75 to 102, this year, and remains steady. "It is very important to...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 3, 2019

Historic Dayton on Tour takes place Oct. 5

DAYTON-The Historic Dayton on Tour will take place on Sat. Oct 5. Activities include; the works of local artists displayed at various locations, around town, the Annual Historic Home Tour, the Main...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 3, 2019

Special meeting for the Dayton City Council

Jake Holopeter, a physical engineer with Anderson Perry & Associates, spoke at a special city council meeting, last Monday, about the terms of the one million dollar Public Works Board...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 3, 2019

EMS levy dollars at work at CCFD 3

During the Columbia County Fire District Three open house on Sunday EMT Darvin Parvinen demonstrated Lucas, the new mechanical chest compression machine, which was purchased with EMS levy funds....

 

AAUW Candidate Forum Upcoming at Liberty Theater

Dayton City council members Delphine Bailey and Zac Weatherford are on the ballot to be Dayton's next mayor. Cindi John is running as a write-in candidate. Voters will get the chance to hear from the...

 

The hillside Green Giant has a new viewpoint and informational signs

Former Washington State Representative Terry Nealy said Gary Lowe approached him several years ago about creating a pull-out along Hwy. 12 for people to stop and view the Green Giant image, on the...

 

Open house for the Touchet Valley Trail held in Dayton

DAYTON-Roughly ninety people attended the Touchet Valley Trail open house, at the fairgrounds Pavilion, in Dayton, on Monday, Sept. 16. Joy Smith President of the Waitsburg Commercial Club spoke to...

 

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