A 19-year-old Yacolt man accused of assaulting an acquaintance June 23 at a Battle Ground gas station was sent back to jail Wednesday for not showing up at a mandatory Nov. 27 hearing before his trial.
Battle Ground — The important work of Battle Ground Public Schools' 24 school psychologists was highlighted during a mid-November school board meeting held during National School Psychologist Awareness Week. Battle Ground special education directors Denny Waters and Ellen Wiessner made a presentation to the board about the support school psychologists provide to students, while Tukes Valley Primary Psychologist Tamra Sheetz gave each board member a Gumby figurine. "This toy is known for its flexibility, just like us," said Sheetz, as quoted in a district newsletter. "We serve our kids by being flexible to their needs and supporting each other."
Battle Ground — The unarmed and armed drill teams of Battle Ground High School's Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps won first place during the Northwest Drill and Rifle Columbia River Division competition. It's the first time either team has ranked highest in the divisional, held this year on Nov. 16 in Oregon City, Ore. The Unarmed Drill Team was commanded by junior Trey Bardonski; junior Ryan Williamson led the Armed Drill Team.
BATTLE GROUND — Nutrition and human development is what Stacy Pfeifer wants to study in school. But here's a more pressing task: the nutrition and development of her three young children, her husband and herself.
RIDGEFIELD — The final bell echoes over the campus of Ridgefield High School at 2:45 p.m. on an overcast day in early November. Students filter out of the building, passing freshly planted trees, dirt and gravel as crews work on an expansion to the building on the back of the campus. Across the street a man wearing khaki pants and a ribbed black sweater stands, watching.
CAMAS — Woodburn Elementary School still smells new. Bathed in natural light from the two-story library, the hallway feels welcoming and gives students a glimpse of the books and other learning tools awaiting them inside.
A Battle Ground man appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of bashing the heads of his girlfriend and his best friend with a hammer early Saturday after finding them in bed together at the friend’s house in Vancouver.
Battle Ground -- A 62-year-old man with asthma recently proved to himself that he could complete a cross-country bicycle trip despite not riding one for 45 years. Jim Ryan, who lives a few miles north of Battle Ground, started his journey on Aug. 1 at Vancouver, B.C., and ended on Nov. 8 in Key West, Fla.
Battle Ground — The six-year crime-fighting career of Battle Ground Police Department K-9 Haulf was honored last week during a city council meeting. Haulf was retired in August and is now living the life of a pet at the home of his handler, Officer Chris Crouch. Crouch is now training with the department's new K-9, Luca. Luca is working to finish narcotics and patrol certifications, according to a city press release. During Haulf's career he helped capture 116 suspects and took part in 108 SWAT deployments.