The Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce's executive board said Tuesday it has named Paul Montague as consulting executive director. Montague will work with the board of directors, chamber members and other community leaders to develop the chamber's vision, build membership and to hire a permanent executive director to carry out that vision.
Brush Prairie — Young artists at Laurin Middle School are being highlighted at a public art exhibit in Vancouver this winter. The 160 pieces of student art are on display at New Seasons Market, 2100 S.E. 164th Ave., through Jan. 7. A reception to celebrate the artists' achievements was held last week.
Washington ranks first nationwide for having the largest number of new National Board Certified teachers. A total of 946 Washington teachers achieved the certification this year. That is nearly twice the state's 2013 number.
Losing part of a leg at age 16 hasn't been easy for Justin Carey. The Battle Ground High School student has had to re-learn how to walk, this time on a prosthetic leg. He takes an hour longer to get ready in the morning and has had to learn to drive with his left foot. But the biggest change he's had to deal with is letting go of his dreams of one day joining the military — a heartbreaking reality he's still facing.