Grand-opening festivities for the recently relocated Ace Hardware store in Battle Ground are set for Friday, Oct. 3. A ribbon-cutting will take place at 8 a.m. featuring Mayor Shane Bowman as well as city council and chamber of commerce members. Activities including special sales will take place on Friday and through the weekend.
A man pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges connected with a vehicle collision Sept. 10 in rural Battle Ground that critically injured a 9-year-old girl and her mother. The girl's older brother also was injured.
The fire protection rating for Clark County Fire District 3 improved from Class 5 to Class 4. The Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau evaluated fire protection capabilities in the area as they relate to fire insurance.
Battle Ground — The Maple Grove Elementary School community is mourning Miss Murphy, the beloved golden retriever therapy dog who died last week after an "undetermined illness," according to a statement from the school.