Battle Ground -- A 17-year-old home-schooled student won Best in Show at the annual Battle Ground Art Alliance show for her piece titled "Sprung has Spring." Nearly 600 students from across Clark County entered the exhibition, which promotes the Southwest Washington art scene while raising money for the nonprofit alliance. Ruby Newton's winning entry used a splash of watercolor paint to add color to a pencil drawing of a woman's face. Newton is also planning to start a student-led art group for high-schooled students. She's been perfecting her art since she was 11, said Newton's mother Traci. "I took the television away and she had to find something to do."
After the last school bell of the year rang Tuesday at Daybreak Primary School in Battle Ground, doors were flung open and 620 gleeful students erupted, transforming the calm into jubilant chaos.
Battle Ground has updated its online reservation system for city facilities.
City, chamber look to join state's Main Street program
BATTLE GROUND — It may take more than a dash of fresh paint, a flower pot or two and a few park benches to revitalize Old Town Battle Ground.
Battle Ground High School graduation: A total of 33 out of 812 seniors at Battle Ground High School lacked only a passing grade on one or more state tests needed to graduate this year. The number reported on Page A1 on Friday was incorrect.
Two father-daughter duos from Vancouver appeared in Clark County Superior Court Wednesday in connection with a robbery at a home in Battle Ground, where the suspects allegedly bound and beat the residents.
Ten of the 17 people in vehicle were unbuckled children
A Battle Ground man received 10 tickets totaling $1,240 Sunday afternoon for packing his nine-seat Suburban with 17 people, 10 of whom were children not wearing seat belts.
Battle Ground High student was hit by car, discovered 90 minutes later
Justin Carey was hit by a car Monday morning, and wasn’t found until about 90 minutes later, by the tow-truck driver who was collecting the car.
Battle Ground Public Schools board members announced they are likely to use a professional search firm to find a replacement for Shonny Bria, the superintendent who is retiring June 30.
Victim was flown to local hospital by Life Flight helicopter
A critically injured teenager was discovered screaming for help by a tow truck operator about 90 minutes after a traffic accident at a rural intersection in Battle Ground and flown to a local hospital by Life Flight helicopter.
Over the next two weeks, students in Clark County's 10 school districts will be released for almost every kid's favorite time of year: summer vacation. But there are at least a few days left -- check this list to be sure of how many.
All-volunteer effort consistently produces award-winning Rose Festival entries
Battle Ground's float appears in both the Grand Floral Parade and in Harvest Days, which is a local celebration in July. Because of that, the materials have to last about a month, which can sometimes be challenging.
Battle Ground police are investigating a home invasion robbery that sent one person to the hospital with injuries that were not life threatening.
Pleasant Valley — The Pleasant Valley Parent-Teacher Association, part of the Battle Ground district, won top honors in several categories at the Washington State PTA convention, in early May in Bellevue. The Pleasant Valley PTA won for its website, its electronic and paper communications and its excellent standards, and was named an "Honor Unit." It even received the first mentoring award for assisting the PTA at Roosevelt Elementary School in Vancouver.
Event linked to the centennial of Washington State Parks
The local portion of a statewide high-tech treasure hunt kicks off Saturday at Battle Ground Lake State Park.