2020: a year of waiting
December 31, 2020
DAYTON-2020 has been a year like no other in Dayton's collective memory.
In February, the county experienced severe flooding on the North and South Touchet rivers and Patit Creek.
The flood, which caused $7.2 million in damage to county infrastructure, was followed close on its heels by the COVID-19 pandemic which sent health and safety personnel scrambling to prepare the county.
People were told to wear masks and limit social contact with others. Some did, and some did not.
Government offices were shuttered, and businesses closed their doors. Employees were sent home to face an uncertain...