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BATTLE GROUND: Battle Ground High School drama students Avarie Rhyasen and Maria Wetzbarger perform in John R.

Battle Ground High School drama students eagerly return to stage

BATTLE GROUND: Battle Ground High School drama students Avarie Rhyasen and Maria Wetzbarger perform in John R.

June 12, 2021, 6:03am Community

BATTLE GROUND — Battle Ground High School’s Drama Club recently returned to the stage for the first time in more than a year. It performed a sketch written by senior Andrew Ovall and junior Lorelei Hunsaker called “A Radio Play,” a murder mystery. Read story

RIDGEFIELD: Olivia Sexton, who has a rare blood disorder, is raising funds through Make-A-Wish Oregon so others like her can have their wishes come true.

4-year-old with rare blood disorder raises funds for wishes

RIDGEFIELD: Olivia Sexton, who has a rare blood disorder, is raising funds through Make-A-Wish Oregon so others like her can have their wishes come true.

June 12, 2021, 6:02am Community

RIDGEFIELD — A 4-year-old with a rare blood disorder has raised $2,695 so far through Make-A-Wish Oregon. Olivia Sexton was granted a wish through the organization to have a rainbow playhouse. “The experience was so impactful, she’s now wishing it forward to the 137 kids in her community who are… Read story

BATTLE GROUND: Prairie High School sophomore Soledad Ahumada peeks out from a door holding a heart with an inspirational message.

Prairie High School students use Inspire Week to uplift staff

BATTLE GROUND: Prairie High School sophomore Soledad Ahumada peeks out from a door holding a heart with an inspirational message.

June 12, 2021, 6:01am Community

BRUSH PRAIRIE — Started in 2019, the popular Inspire Week at Prairie High School is now part of the curriculum — a new class called applied psychology led by social studies teacher Dawn Rowe. Read story

WOODLAND: Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue received a new fire engine at its Station 29 in Woodland.

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue upgrades its engine

WOODLAND: Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue received a new fire engine at its Station 29 in Woodland.

June 12, 2021, 5:56am Community

WOODLAND — Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue acquired a new fire engine at Station 29. To mark the occasion, Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue performed a “push-in” ceremony at Station 29 on May 25. Read story

EAST MILL PLAIN: A free shredding event at the Mill Plain Methodist Church on May 22 helped the Fort Vancouver Lions Club raise more than $1,500 to support sight and hearing needs of low-income residents in Clark County.

Fort Vancouver Lions Club raises funds for sight and hearing needs

EAST MILL PLAIN: A free shredding event at the Mill Plain Methodist Church on May 22 helped the Fort Vancouver Lions Club raise more than $1,500 to support sight and hearing needs of low-income residents in Clark County.

June 12, 2021, 5:56am Community

EAST MILL PLAIN — A free shredding event at the Mill Plain Methodist Church on May 22 helped the Fort Vancouver Lions Club raise more than $1,500 to support sight and hearing needs of low-income residents in Clark County. Read story

WASHOUGAL: Justus Taylor and Owen Wilkerson make food for the food fair at Washougal High School.

Washougal High School culinary students serve up meals at food fair

WASHOUGAL: Justus Taylor and Owen Wilkerson make food for the food fair at Washougal High School.

June 12, 2021, 5:04am Community

WASHOUGAL — Washougal High School culinary students nearly had the experience of a real high-end restaurant kitchen at an outdoor food fair on May 27. Read story

CLARK COUNTY: Marty Erickson and Linda Bannon from Southwest Washington School Retirees' Association presented Nada Wheelock from the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools a check for $1,000.

Clark County school district foundations receive funding from retiree association

CLARK COUNTY: Marty Erickson and Linda Bannon from Southwest Washington School Retirees' Association presented Nada Wheelock from the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools a check for $1,000.

June 12, 2021, 5:04am Community

CLARK COUNTY — Three area school districts recently received funding from the Southwest Washington School Retirees’ Association. Marty Erickson and Linda Bannon of the Southwest Washington School Retirees’ Association presented Nada Wheelock of the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools, Jeff Angelo of the Evergreen School District Foundation, and Kristina Bauska… Read story

WEST MINNEHAHA: Dozens gathered for a Memorial Day observance starting at 11 a.m.

Memorial Day service held at American Legion Post 14

WEST MINNEHAHA: Dozens gathered for a Memorial Day observance starting at 11 a.m.

June 12, 2021, 5:02am Community

WEST MINNEHAHA — Dozens gathered for a Memorial Day observance starting at 11 a.m. Monday outside of the Smith-Reynolds American Legion Post 14. Read story

BATTLE GROUND: Pleasant Valley Middle School students Kristina Goldinov (left) and Abby Dubinskiy pose with their National History Day exhibit on the march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.

Battle Ground Public Schools students advance in state history contest

BATTLE GROUND: Pleasant Valley Middle School students Kristina Goldinov (left) and Abby Dubinskiy pose with their National History Day exhibit on the march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.

June 12, 2021, 5:02am Community

BATTLE GROUND — Twenty-one students from Pleasant Valley and Chief Umtuch middle schools, and River HomeLink, moved on from the Southwest Washington regional National History Day competition to the statewide round on May 1. The top two finishers in each category go on to the National History Day competition in… Read story

Battle Ground Public Schools student artwork on view at 62nd annual show

June 12, 2021, 5:01am Community

BATTLE GROUND — The 62nd annual Battle Ground Public Schools’ District Art Show is viewable online for the second year in a row. Anyone can view student art from every grade level, ranging from drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture and video. Read story