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 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...

 

Jerry Poindexter's Wood Bird Sculptures

Birds. They come in all sizes and shapes, with plumage ranging from beiges and greys to outrageous color combinations that visually shout out their presence. For woodcarver Jerry Poindexter, of...

 
 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,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 28, 2018

Marijuana Grow will be Indoors Only

DAYTON – A request by Cobalt Cannabis Co. for a condition use permit to develop a marijuana grow facility in northern Columbia County was the subject of a public hearing on Monday. If the CUP is approved, the facility will be located at 402...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 28, 2018

Dayton School Board Summary

DAYTON – During last week’s regular meeting, Dayton School Superintendent Doug Johnson told the school board that no athletic director has yet been hired for the Dayton/Waitsburg athletic combine, and there is still work to be done to hire some...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 28, 2018

Report from Dayton City Council for June

DAYTON—Speaking at the June Dayton City Council meeting last week, Planning Director Meagan Bailey said dividing the city into eight zones has made code enforcement easier. Vehicles and RVs parked in the right of way is the biggest current...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 21, 2018

Dain Nysoe Seeks Columbia County Commissioner Seat

DAYTON-There is now a two-way race for the District 3 Columbia County Commissioner seat in this year's November election. The winner will replace retiring commissioner Merle Jackson beginning in Janua...

 

The Pastels of Kirk Campaña

Generally, at the doctor's office, the last thing most of us think about are gently flowing brooks, rippling grass in a mountain meadow, and the most fragile of butterflies poised on a flower. At the...

 

Cowboy Poet and Musician to Appear at Liberty Theater

DAYTON - Touchet Valley Arts Council and the Liberty Theater are hosting cowboy poet and musician Joel Eliot to the Liberty Stage on Saturday, June 30, from 7 - 9 p.m. Eliot, a working ranch...

 

Dayton Schools to Present HS Principal Candidates

DAYTON – A selection committee appointed by the Dayton School Board will interview four candidates on Thursday for the Dayton Middle School/High School principal position. Two applicants will be selected from that pool for a final interview...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 14, 2018

Dayton Graduates Receive Well-Earned Diplomas

DAYTON--Family and friends crowded the Dayton High School gymnasium on Saturday to hear the Class of 2018 Salutatorian Morgan Riley and Class Valedictorian Emma Sierra deliver their speeches and...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    June 14, 2018

Rev Your Engines for All Wheels Weekend

DAYTON – Anybody wandering into downtown Dayton Friday evening will be excused if they think they’ve entered a small-town time warp and jumped backward 50 years. Classic cars cruising Main Street and ‘50s and ‘60s music in the air will...

 

DAYTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2018 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Cole John Ben & Sue Dickinson Memorial $500 Brandon Barton Memorial $300 Dayton High School Booster Club $500 Gailord & Jean Nelson $1,000 John Israel $500 Kay Preston Cochran Memorial $450 Ken & Shirley Golliher $500 Walla Walla Elks Vocational $500...

 

Civil Service Commission Will Hear Foley Termination Case in August

DAYTON—Former Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputy Don Foley appeared before the Columbia County Civil Service Commission on Monday to discuss his termination by Sheriff Rocky Miller last month. At the meeting, Foley requested a continuance in the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 14, 2018

Columbia County Struggles to Make Up Revenue Shortfalls

DAYTON— Columbia County Commissioner Merle Jackson has said it before, and he said it again last week, “How do we ever dig ourselves out of the hole if everybody keeps giving away our money?” The county has only two principle sources of tax rev...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 7, 2018

Foley Joins Columbia County Sheriff Race

DAYTON-Former Sheriff's Deputy Don Foley has announced his candidacy for Columbia County Sheriff. Foley will appear on the August primary ballot for sheriff along with Deputy Jeff Jenkins and Chief...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 7, 2018

Carla Rowe, Cathy Shochet to Face Off for Columbia County Treasurer

Carla Rowe DAYTON – Dayton native Carla Rowe said she will bring her expertise in the field of accounting and bookkeeping practices to the position of Columbia County Treasurer if she is elected in...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    May 31, 2018

Culwell to Serve as CP Prosecutor

DAYTON – Columbia County Prosecutor Rea Culwell, came to an agreement last week with the College Place City Council to serve as prosecuting attorney for that city beginning immediately. Culwell told...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 31, 2018

Golf Course Irrigation Grant Delayed

DAYTON--A discussion about what steps to take regarding funding the much-needed irrigation system at the Touchet Valley Golf Course took place between Dayton Country Club Board President Roger Trump, board member J. E. McCaw, state Representative...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 24, 2018

Dayton Days Gets Bigger & Better

DAYTON—This year’s Memorial Weekend Dayton Days celebration, put on by the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, will kick off on Saturday, May 26, at 10 a.m. with the Dayton Days Main Street Parade. The crowd lining Main Street will enjoy another great pa...

 

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