BATTLE GROUND — It was not just a night of serious toe-tapping but also one of fundraising for the Country Shindig Concert and Dance. Held Feb. 14 at the Battle Ground Community Center, the event raised $3,400 for Battle Ground's Veteran Memorial Project.
BATTLE GROUND — Early Support for Infants and Toddlers will offer free developmental screenings March 11 for children from birth to 3 years old who live in the Battle Ground School District. Children will be screened in speech, cognitive and motor development.
When the owners of Portland-based Laurelwood Public House & Brewery decided to sell their popular Battle Ground location, Eric and Paula Starr saw an opportunity to fulfill a dream of owning their own business.
Denton Harlan trained as a dance instructor but later became a minister. He worked at a local funeral home at age 22, then left to study for the ministry. Disenchanted with ministry, he returned to the funeral business and has remained a mortician for the past 45 years. Harlan loves music — think Willie Nelson, not Lady Gaga. The most rewarding part of his job: "Helping people when they desperately need help."Name: Denton Harlan.