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  • Pomeroy Schools' first day is Aug. 28

    Aug 3, 2023

    POMEROY–The first day of school for students will be Monday, August 28, 2023, beginning at 8:15 a.m. for JR/SR high and elementary. School will be dismissed at 3:05 p.m. NEW STUDENT PRE-REGISTRATION Elementary students new to the Pomeroy School District may pre-register at the Elementary School office, located at 121 10th St., starting August 14. Registration time is 8:30 a.m. until noon, and 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Immunization records, birth certificate, child's social security number, and a...

  • Michelle McCleary is BMAC's local service coordinator

    Aug 3, 2023

    DAYTON/POMEROY–Michelle McCleary has been named Blue Mountain Action Council's (BMAC) Services Coordinator for Columbia and Garfield Counties. McCleary will serve the region out of BMAC's Dayton office at 115 South 2nd Street, primarily providing housing support but also connecting Columbia and Garfield County residents to other BMAC services. "We are delighted to have Michelle joining our Dayton office so we can improve our outreach and services in Columbia and Garfield Counties. With her k...

  • Steve Henderson, local artist, profiled on KSPS program

    Loyal Baker|Aug 3, 2023

    DAYTON–The works of art created by local fine art painter Steve Henderson was the topic of a ten-minute segment on "Everyday Northwest" hosted by Staci Nelson, broadcast by KSPS-Spokane last May. The award-winning artist and his wife Carolyn, an author and business partner with Steve, make their home a few miles out of Dayton where Steve paints in his farmstead studio. The first thing viewers of the program see is Nelson with the venerable Columbia County Courthouse in the background as she i...

  • Dayton Secondary School receives accreditation

    Aug 3, 2023

    DAYTON–Countless hours and expertise came together to obtain a third-party accreditation for Dayton Middle and High Schools through the Washington Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD), a private company that works to accredit Washington State schools, the Dayton School District has announced. Accreditation guarantees students the transfer of their credits, opens opportunities for scholarships and grants, and holds the school accountable to their mission, vision and improvement goa...

  • Interested in sponsoring an art show?

    Charlotte Baker|Aug 3, 2023

    POMEROY––The Blue Mountain Artisan Guild's artist receptions enjoy the support of a local sponsor, and that can be either a business or an individual, says Linda McKeirnan, vice president of the BMAG. "There is no real requirement other than expressing that they would love to sponsor a show," she added. Usually, the sponsor provides a monetary prize or gift of their choosing to honor the featured adult and youth artists. Many also give something to an individual they enjoy what has been dis...

  • Quote of the Week

    Aug 3, 2023

    “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” – Gilbert K. Chesteron... Full story

  • Guest Commentary

    Aug 3, 2023

    By Sandra Renner There’s a certain charm and nostalgia related to farmers markets in rural communities. The tradition of farmers, gardeners, artisans, and bakers bringing their wares to town to sell at the market has been around for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. From August 6 to 12, communities across the country will come together to celebrate National Farmers Market Week, highlighting the role these venues play in supporting healthy communities, growing local food systems, and stimulating rural economies. Always focused on selling f...

  • Students have first-hand experience with U.S. history

    Aug 3, 2023

    By Carson Potter Special to the Dayton Chronicle DAYTON–A group of 25 students and nine adults from Pomeroy, Burbank and here, participated in the World Classroom program in early July this summer, visiting Washington D.C., Mt. Vernon, Virginia, and Gettysburg, Penn. The World Classroom program gives middle- and high school-aged students a chance to visit and experience sites and places in and around the United States Capitol. There, they can build on their knowledge through first-hand e...

  • Correction

    Aug 3, 2023

    DAYTON–In the article “City appoints Smith to position No. 7,” in the fifth paragraph, due to an editing error, we inadvertently used an improper pronoun in reference to Regina Weldert, one of the candidates for Position No. 7. It should have read, “The other person seeking appointment to Position No. 7 was Regina Weldert who seeks a better sense of community, to support the small businesses, and follow through with projects. She believes listening to all sides of a controversial issue and build a community that will work together towards...

  • At The Theater

    Aug 3, 2023

    In Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: To track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands. With control of the future and the fate of the world at stake, and dark forces from Ethan's past closing in, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more t...

  • Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

    Naomi Scoggin|Aug 3, 2023

    Ten Years Ago Aug 7, 2013 Pomeroy Conservation District has hired Mike Denny as its new Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Cluster Coordinator. Mike comes to PCD from Walla Walla Conservation District, where he served as Riparian Habitat Coordinator as well as the Outreach and Education co-chair. In Garfield County, Mike will serve as the CREP cluster coordinator for four Conservation Districts: Pomeroy CD (Garfield County), Palouse CD (Pullman), Palouse-Rock Lake CD (St John) and...

  • Hoosier couple retrace 1923 Model T trip – to the day

    Loyal Baker|Aug 3, 2023

    DAYTON–Craig and Kathy Mitchell of Greenwood, Ind., overnighted here on June 19, 2023, 100 years to the day that his grandfather, grandmother, great grandfather and grand aunt came through driving a 1919 Ford Model T. In October, 1922, Iliff Mitchell, 29, and his wife Oma, 27, along with Iliff's sister Roxie, 27, and Iliff's and Roxie's father James Mitchell, with their crops in the ground and rushing to beat wintertime snows, departed Trafalgar, Ind., destination: Redlands, Calif. Their intent...

  • From the Dayton Chronicle archives

    Kaye Eaton|Aug 3, 2023

    Ten Years Ago July 31, 2013 How many communities can say that 100% of their banks are managed by women? All four Dayton banks currently have a lady at the helm. Barb Miller of Sterling Savings, Bev Rising of Banner Bank; Judi Brooks of Bank of America, and Andi Holmberg of American West Bank. Twenty-Five Years Ago July 29, 1998 Tribal ownership of the Rainwater Ranch on the South Touchet in Columbia County will have no negative effects on the county or its residents, according to Allen B....

  • Pastor's Corner

    Greg Brownell|Aug 3, 2023

    A humorous story tells of three very old friends visiting. One shared that his eyesight was failing. Another said he could hardly hear anymore. The third said he was having trouble walking. The first one said, “Yeah, but at least we can all still drive!” (watch out!) It encourages us to come across people who joyfully proclaim that though they are growing old, their enjoyment of life is richer than ever. Some complain miserably about getting older. It is true that our bones may ache more, our...

  • Dan Rushing joins Starbuck Schools staff

    Aug 3, 2023

    Dan Rushing will join the staff as an intermediate grade teacher at the Starbuck School District for the 2023-24 school year. He comes with an extensive teaching background domestically and internationally....