North County -- More than 100 students from 15 school districts visited Woodland High School on Nov. 7 for the school's Floriculture Career Development Event, in which students competed in a variety of competitive events, such as floral arrangement and product display challenges. Other activities included mock job interviews, advertising and media design, plant identification tests and one-on-one selling challenges. Woodland High School senior Kyra Koistinen organized the event. Community members, including local florists and past competitors at local floral competitions, volunteered as judges for the event.
The Battle Ground City Council has appointed its police chief as interim city manager. Robert Richardson will fill in as the head of city government while a search to find a more permanent city manager gets underway.
On a rainy fall day, Bill Dygert stood on the peak of a hill overlooking the East Fork of the Lewis River, waving his arm in the general direction of Mount Hood. When the weather is clear, you can see all the way to the mountain from this property just west of La Center, he said.