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Columbia County Equine Fee Schedule public hearing May 17

DAYTON—The Columbia County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 17, 2020, at 1:15 p.m, at the Commissioner’s Office, to discuss the 2021 Columbia County Equine Fee Schedule. The Columbia County Commissioners office is at 341 E...

 

At the Liberty:

This film is set in a boarding school for German girls (which actually existed on the English coast). In the summer of 1939, influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to the finishing school to learn the language and be...

 

The Club Announces Summer Recreation Program

DAYTON—The Club has finalized plans to offer a summer recreation program for the youth of the Touchet Valley. The program will run June 21 through July 30, 2021, from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM on weekdays. It is open to students entering grades K - 6 in... Full story

 

At the Liberty:

DAYTON—Tom & Jerry is showing from April 23-27. This February 2021 movie release is a live-action/computer-animated comedy of these two well-known cartoon characters. One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into N...

 

At the Liberty: Chaos Walking

DAYTON—Chaos Walking, released in the US in early March 2021, will show April 16, 17, 18 and 20. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday 3:00 pm, and Tuesday 6:30 pm, at the Liberty Theatre. Based...

 

Hidden in Plain Sight virtual event April 21

DAYTON—The Coalition for Youth and Family, a Columbia County-based substance abuse prevention and mental health advocacy group, invites the public to join the virtual Hidden in Plain Sight event on April 21, at 6 p.m. Hidden in Plain Sight is an...

 

Dayton Memorial Library announces new hours

DAYTON—The Dayton Memorial Library began operating with new hours on March 29. The library will be open 10 a.m-5 p.m on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. On Thursdays, the library will be open from 12 p.m-7 p.m....

 

Raya and the Last Dragon coming to Liberty Theater

DAYTON—Raya and the Last Dragon, a new animated movie from Disney, has received lots of public buzz and positive reviews. It has been dubbed a “vibrant action-fantasy epic” on Digitalspy.com. This story begins long ago, in the fantasy world of...

 

The Club closed during Spring break, likely open for summer program

Jim Pearson, Director of Program Operations at the Club has announced the decision to forego hosting a spring break program this year. “Despite the recent loosening of COVID-19 restrictions, there are still a number of barriers to providing a...

 

At the Liberty

DAYTON-Showing at the Liberty Theater on March 26, 27, 28, and 30 is the 2020 drama Nomadland. Showtimes are Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinee at 3 pm, and Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm...

 

Columbia Family Clinic announces new PCP, Lindsay McLaughlin

DAYTON—Columbia County Healthcare System announced the addition of Primary Care Provider and Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner Lindsay McLaughlin at the Columbia Family Clinic. Born in Las Cruces,...

 

Dayton Kiwanis Club discuss Public Health and art.

DAYTON—The Dayton Kiwanis Club met via Zoom on March 10. The club meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month at noon. The meeting began with an update from Public Health Administrator Martha Lanman, who spoke about Columbia County’s...

 

Dayton Historical Depot Society director leaving post.

DAYTON-After six and a half years of employment, Tamara Fritze has left the Dayton Historical Depot Society to pursue other interests. During her time as the Depot Museum Director, Fritze created...

 

Chamber manager takes job at Whitman college

DAYTON-The Dayton Chamber of Commerce board of directors announced March 1 that Molly Weatherill-Tate, manager of the Chamber, has accepted a position at Whitman College as Director of Admission...

 

College Days at Bluewood

DAYTON—If you’re a college student who has been looking forward to hitting the slopes, head to Bluewood February 24-26 for College Days. Take a break from the college grind and enjoy some fresh air! With a valid student ID, lift tickets are only... Full story

 

The DSD website gets a make-over

DAYTON—Jana Eaton has been working on updating the Dayton School District’s website with some new features made available by the website host. They include a pop-out-side menu. Click on the...

 

All dressed up and everywhere to go

Columbia County Public Transportation has given their new "town" bus a facelift. Sent to Binder Sign Company of Walla Walla, the bus was "wrapped" with photos taken over time by Dayton photographer...

 

Columbia Pulp bringing Lyons Ferry plant on line

DAYTON­­—Columbia Pulp LLC announced on February 15, 2021, that they will be re-starting their Lyons Ferry Pulp Plant in Columbia County after shutting down due to COVID 19 concerns in April 2020. During the prolonged shutdown, the company has...

 

Columbia County burglaries under investigation, charges filed

DAYTON—Columbia County has recently experienced a string of burglaries targeting churches and businesses. The Columbia County Prosecuting Attorney announced that charges are being filed. No further details are currently available as the Columbia...

 

Director hired for the Dayton Memorial Library

DAYTON—The Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees has chosen Todd Vandenbark of Waverly, Iowa, to be the next Director of the Dayton Memorial Library. He will begin as Library Director on Feb. 16. Vandenbark has a Master’s in...

 

Coats and boots for students

DAYTON-Fourteen students in the Dayton School District received winter coats and snow boots purchased from generous donations from Homestreet Bank and the Grace Episcopal Church "We are so fortunate...

 

Columbia County VSP Seeks Work Group Members

COLUMBIA COUNTY—At its January 20 quarterly meeting, the Columbia County Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) workgroup unanimously voted to submit its 5-Year Report to the State Conservation Commission, asserting that work plan goals and...

 

Dayton Historical Depot Membership drive underway

DAYTON—The Dayton Historical Depot Society has begun the 2021 Membership Drive. Community support and volunteerism are vital to continue the Historical Depot Society’s mission of preserving Dayton’s history and sharing it with others....

 

Vaccine clinic operating at the Columbia County fairgrounds

DAYTON—A new vaccine clinic to administer vaccinations for COVID-19 has been set up at the county fairgrounds. Clinics will run three days this week, according to Stephanie Carpenter, the COO of... Full story

 

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