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 By Michele Smith    News    February 21, 2019 

Dayton negotiates land deal for wastewater treatment plant site

DAYTON-Items on the agenda at last week's city council meeting included an update on the city's Wastewater Treatment Plan Project. "We're getting closer in negotiations with some land owners," said Ma...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 21, 2019 

Series of Fires plague Dayton, none are deemed suspicious

DAYTON – Columbia County Fire District #3 quickly extinguished a house fire in the 700 block of East Main Street on Tuesday night. The fire is one of several blazes over recent weeks. At approximate...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 21, 2019 

Vaping e-cigarettes cause nicotine addiction and other harmful effects

DAYTON-"They make them in fun, flavored colors. They are very easy to use and are very discreet, too," said Chelsey Eaton, a county public health program coordinator. Eaton was talking about...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 14, 2019

Columbia County Sheriff Joins I-1639 Opposition

DAYTON – Columbia County Sheriff Joe Helm has officially joined the ranks of law enforcement officials across the state who will not enforce Initiative I-1639. I-1639 was placed on the ballot as an Initiative to the People and approved by voters...

 

Dayton Depot Fashion Show

DAYTON-"Women are going to be excited about it," Museum Director Tamara Fritze said about the new exhibit currently on display at the Dayton Historic Depot. This exhibit includes clothing, foundation...

 

Talk about Art

Talk about Art By Carolyn Henderson When life handed Barbara Coppock a bushel of lemons, she didn't stop with just making lemonade. The Clarkston artist, who creates intaglio print etchings of...

 

Columbia County Considers Flood Control Zone District

DAYTON—At their regular meeting last week, the Board of County Commissioners and Charles Eaton, the county engineer, discussed moving ahead with their intention to create a county-wide flood...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 7, 2019

Col. County Health System receives funds for home health

DAYTON—The state Health Care Authority is providing Columbia County Health System with an initial award in the amount of $150,000 to help focus on the elements needed to achieve accreditation in Patient Centered Medical Home care, said CEO Shane...

 

Students of the Month - Dayton Middle School

January Dayton Middle School students of the month (l to r) Eve Talbott (8th), Madison Richardson (7th) and Brody Carrigan (6th)...

 

Rebecca Smith Wins PLU Scholarship

PARKLAND, Wash. – Dayton High School student Rebecca Smith has been awarded a prestigious Pacific Lutheran University President’s Scholarship worth $26,000 a year, along with the opportunity to earn more. Just 127 President’s Scholars were...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 7, 2019

A Day at The Club in pictures

DAYTON-This school year has been a learning curve year for the staff at The Club, Dayton's new after school program. Director Jim Pearson said some of the loftier goals originally set by the staff...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 31, 2019

Passmore resigns commission seat

DAYTON-County Commissioner Norm Passmore has submitted his resignation from the Board of County Commissioners, effective Wednesday. Passmore said he, and his wife, Ann, have sold their house in...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 31, 2019

CutStock Building Fire

The building historically known as the Columbia Cutstock Building, located at 606 Wagon Road, in Dayton, was destroyed by fire on the morning of Tues., Jan. 29. Fire departments from Columbia County,...

 

Dayton Memorial Library February Event Calendar

Toddler Story Time 10:00am to 11:00am - Every Wednesday An interactive story time for those in the toddler years! Come sing, dance, play and learn. Prime Time Story Time 6:00pm to 7:30pm - Every Wednesday for six weeks - First Event Feb-20 Story...

 

Talk about art

By Carolyn Henderson If you walk around town or country, you may have found a piece of artwork in the form of a painted rock. Sometimes they have an encouraging statement on them, other times a colorf...

 

FFA Issues Team is On to State

The Dayton FFA Agriculture Issues team placed third at Districts in Colton to qualify for State competition in May. (l to r): Samantha Davis, Tatumn Laughery, Josiah White, Ben White, Tayven Seney,...

 

friends of fairgrounds receive $1500 grant

Northwest Farm Credit Services awarded a $1,500 Northwest FCS Rural Community Grant to Columbia County Friends of the Fairgrounds to help with the installation of a professionally engineered indoor...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 31, 2019

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney April King returns to County

DAYTON—The new Columbia County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, April King, isn’t all that new to the job in Columbia County. King said she served in the same capacity, back in 2003, when Colleen Fenn...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 24, 2019

Helping Starbuck students learn through better nutrition

DAYTON – There is a kitchen, but there is no breakfast or lunch program for the 18 K-8 students and seven preschoolers enrolled in the Starbuck School District. Surprisingly, that's nothing new....

 

Talk About Art

Blah. That's how some people, in one word, encapsulate the month of January – it's cold and bleak, the holidays are over, and spring is maddeningly distant. "What on earth could possibly be exciting...

 

Dayton School Board Position Open

DAYTON - The Dayton School District Board of Directors announces a vacancy for a Position 3 Director. Any Columbia County registered voter who lives within the boundaries of District 3 may apply. For more information contact Superintendent Doug...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 24, 2019

Dayton School Board January Update

DAYTON-Associated Student Body (ASB) Vice-President Kira Boggs shared that group's activities with school officials at last week's school board meeting. She said the ASB has raised $500 for the Cush...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 24, 2019

New Dayton School District athletic director enjoys the challenges

DAYTON--Since she was hired in November, Dayton School District's athletic director, Vicki Luper, has had her hands full. Although she works on a part time basis, Luper wears many hats, including...

 

There's a new sheriff in town

On Monday, Columbia County Auditor Anne Higgins (l) conducted a swearing in ceremony for the newly-elected county sheriff Joe Helm, and for Helm's newly-appointed undersheriff, Robbie Patterson (r)....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 17, 2019

Orozco murder trial delayed (again)

DAYTON—Outside Superior Court last week, Benjamin Orozco’s attorney, Jane Richards, said Orozco’s poor health and the difficulty in locating material witnesses are responsible for the lengthy amount of time it is taking to bring him to trial....

 

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