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Andresen: Virginia Rose Rouse was born April 21, 1914 in Nevada, Iowa. She will celebrate her 100th birthday with family and friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Jake's Bar and Grill, 4602 N.E. St. Johns Road.
Lincoln neighborhood residents want the city to ban big trucks from using West 39th Street. And members of the Vancouver City Council acknowledge the two-lane street wasn’t built for the tractor-trailer rigs that use it to get from Interstate 5 to industrial areas.
Venersbog: A visitor who grew up near Vannersborg, Sweden, visited Clark County's Venersborg last month to research Swedish immigration for a photo project. Robert Carlberg attended an open house at the historic Venersborg Schoolhouse on March 20 and met with community members, as well as descendants of immigrants.
Evergreen Public Schools — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named the Evergreen school district a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year "Sustained Excellence" award winner. It recognizes continued leadership in protecting the environment through a long-term commitment to energy efficiency. Evergreen Public Schools has been an Energy Star partner since 2009. The Partner of the Year "Sustained Excellence" award is EPA's highest Energy Star honor.
Glenwood — Rabbi Elizabeth Dunsker of Congregation Kol Ami was recently in Chicago to attend the Central Conference of American Rabbis and to get a haircut on behalf of the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which sponsors pediatric cancer research.
Battle Ground: A Battle Ground High School trumpet player won soloist awards at two recent jazz festivals. Sophomore Steve Montecucco won awards at the Next Generation Jazz Festival in California on March 30 and the Charles Mingus Jazz Festival in New York City on Feb. 16. Montecucco and other students traveled to the competitions with the American Music Program Jazz Band. Other Battle Ground trumpet players who attended the competitions include: Battle Ground High School juniors Mandy Quinn and Matthias Tyni, and Chief Umtuch Middle School eighth-grader Tyler Barnes.
Battle Ground: Clark County Fire and Rescue took part in a live fire training last week at a city-owned building on Main Street in Battle Ground. Nearly three dozen firefighters trained Thursday at 801 E. Main St., a building that once housed Galeotti's Restaurant. The city bought the property so it could continue work on the next phase of its Grace Avenue Improvement Project, which will align the intersection of Grace Avenue and Main Street. Clark County Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Dawdy said the exercise was a win-win: it let firefighters fulfill their mandated live fire training while demolishing a building that needed to come down for the street project.