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.
Devin Johnson scored 22 points, leading four Tigers in double figures Thursday night, as Battle Ground pulled away from Emerald Ridge of Puyallup for a 69-54 victory in a bi-district tournament game that qualified the Tigers for regionals.