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Christmas Cantata Sunday

The public is invited to the Christmas Cantata (musical choir presentation)  “Christmas Alleluia,”  presented by the Dayton United Brethren Church choir on Sunday at 10:45 a.m. The church is located at 1106 S.4th, Dayton....

 

Columbia County Comprehensive Plan in Works

DAYTON—Ben Floyd, Project Manager with White Bluff Consultants, led the Columbia County Comprehensive Plan Kickoff Open House discussion for the County’s 2020 Comprehensive Plan at the County Fairgrounds Youth Building, last week. This workshop,...

 

Night Market at Blue Mountain Station

DAYTON—The first annual holiday Night Market at Blue Mountain Station will be held Friday from 4-7 p.m. The Co-op Market at Blue Mountain Station will be selling Christmas trees, in addition to a lasagna dinner, and other local and natural food...

 

Library Sweater and Toy Drive

DAYTON—Local youth in need will benefit from Mister Rogers Sweater and Toy Drive, and local families can get a free family photo when they make a donation. Local photographer Vicki Zoller is conducting free photoshoots for families who have...

 

Congregational Church Christmas Bazaar

DAYTON—The Dayton First Congregational Church will host its annual Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Baked goods, handiwork, decorations and gently loved items for re-gifting will be available for purchase. The...

 

Comp Plan Kickoff Thursday

DAYTON—The public is invited to share ideas with the County Planning and Building Department staff at a series of Comprehensive Plan Update workshops on Thursday in Starbuck and at the County Fairgrounds Youth Building. The Kickoff for the Town of...

 

Paid Family Leave Free Presentation

DAYTON—The Washington State Employment Security Department will make a presentation about new Paid Family and Medical Leave requirements in the state. It will be held at the Liberty Theater in Dayton, Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. The mandatory statewide... Full story

 

Dayton Tour of Christmas Lights

DAYTON—Columbia County Public Transportation’s annual Tour of Lights will begin Friday, Nov. 23, during Christmas Kickoff. A bus will depart the Elk Drug parking lot 15 minutes after the fireworks display. Tours will also be offered the first...

 

New Dayton School District App

Dayton—The Dayton School District has a new website, which can be downloaded to cell phones. Users can go to the app store and type in daytonschooldistrictwa. The app will have a bulldog logo, and it will allow users to get live feed and news...

 

City of Dayton Leaf Pickup

DAYTON—Basin Disposal, Inc. will be picking up bagged leaves in Dayton on Nov. 12 and 19 and Dec. 3 – all Mondays. Residents are asked to place only leaves in bags, and not overfill them. Bags should be placed next to the street curb, or in the...

 

Columbia County Planning Commission Openings

DAYTON—The Columbia County Planning Commission is accepting applications for three planning commission terms expiring Dec. 31, 2018. The terms expiring include: Seat #2, District 2, new term set to expire Dec. 2020; Seat #3, District 1, new term...

 

Trick or Treat at the Sheriff's Office

DAYTON—Parents of Columbia County 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. For the eighth year, Sheriff Rocky Miller, his staff...

 

Fall Harvest Party

DAYTON—Sunday, October 28, 2018 Waitsburg Christian Church 6th and Main Street Games 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. inside 4:00 p.m. Trunk or Treat outside the church All are welcome...

 

Columbia County Planning Commission Opening

COLUMBIA COUNTY—The Columbia County Planning Commission is seeking to fill a vacancy in the District 3 seat. The planning commission addresses issues related to zoning, land use and development regulations, and is currently working on the county...

 

Dayton City Planning Commission Openings

DAYTON—The City of Dayton Planning Commission has two vacancies, providing an opportunity for engaged and motivated city residents to provide input and give back to their community. Regular meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at...

 

Storytelling Presentation Thursday

DAYTON—The Columbia County Rural Library District and Humanities Washington are inviting the public to a conversation with story teller and artist Rituja Indapure about the power of storytelling. The talk will begin at 6 pm. on Thursday in the...

 

Columbia County Public Hearing Regarding Data Center

DAYTON—The Columbia County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the Site Development Plan for a proposed data center in Dayton on Monday at 5:35 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Planning and Building Office at 114 South...

 

Mass Band/Choir Concert Oct. 24

DAYTON—Dayton High School will host this year’s Mass Band/Choir Concert on Oct. 24 at 6:30 in the high school gym. Dayton HS Director of Music Scott Sumner said that musicians from eight schools will participate in the concert. They include...

 

DGH Auxiliary Salad Luncheon

DAYTON—The Dayton General Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a Salad Luncheon to benefit community medical scholarships and equipment needs Oct. 26, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, and a variety of salads and breads will be served. The...

 

Alder Dental to Close Dayton Office

DAYTON—Alder Family Dental has announced that it will close its office on Dayton’s Main Street on Oct. 11. Dr. Rachel Deininger, who has been the primary dentist in the Dayton office, has announced she will be leaving the firm. Other employees...

 

Ronan Road Closure

DAYTON—Columbia County will close Ronan Road to through traffic for two weeks, starting Oct. 22. The County will be removing the existing timber bridge at milepost 1.657 crossing Johnson Hollow Creek, just southerly of Ronan Road’s junction with...

 

'Cash Mob' at Dayton Depot Saturday

DAYTON—The Dayton Historic Depot is hosting Dayton’s first Cash Mob on Saturday, from 2-3 p.m. The community is invited to visit the Depot gift shop and spend at least $20. This local shopping event supports local business, builds community and...

 

Public Hearing on Eckler and Maloney Winter Access

DAYTON—The Columbia County Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 in the Columbia County courthouse to receive public input regarding concerns for public/private access during the winter closure months for Eckler Mountain...

 

Bank of Eastern Washington Opens Loan Office in Dayton

DAYTON—The Bank of Eastern Washington, a branch of Bank of Eastern Oregon, announced last week the opening a new loan production office in Dayton. Located at 164 E. Main St., Suite B, the new office will be staffed by Todd Wood. Wood is a veteran...

 

Manhattan Short Film Festival

DAYTON—Dayton’s Liberty Theater will be one of more than 300 venues around the world to showcase nine short films as part of the Manhattan Short Film Festival, taking place here Sept. 27-30 and Oct. 2. The Liberty is one of only three festival...

 

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