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RIDGEFIELD: Marta the Mathematician is an alter ego of Southridge Elementary School third-grade teacher Kristen Potter, who started dressing up to engage students in her online classes.

Teacher, students dress up for online lessons

RIDGEFIELD: Marta the Mathematician is an alter ego of Southridge Elementary School third-grade teacher Kristen Potter, who started dressing up to engage students in her online classes.

December 26, 2020, 6:00am Community

RIDGEFIELD — Southridge Elementary School third-grade teacher Kristen Potter decided to start wearing costumes to bring her online Zoom lessons to life. Read story

WOODLAND: For their fall festival band concerts, Woodland Public Schools' middle and high school band students recorded themselves playing their parts individually while playing along with rehearsal tracks.

Woodland schools take different path for band concerts

WOODLAND: For their fall festival band concerts, Woodland Public Schools' middle and high school band students recorded themselves playing their parts individually while playing along with rehearsal tracks.

December 19, 2020, 5:57am Community

WOODLAND — Woodland Public Schools’ middle and high school bands took a different approach than other schools for their fall festival band concerts. Instead of performing simultaneously though individually over video during the pandemic, Woodland band students recorded themselves playing their parts individually while playing along with rehearsal tracks. Students… Read story

BENNINGTON: The Quarry Senior Living resident Neldagene "Nelda" Helen (Ayers) Tharp celebrated her 100th birthday on Dec.

Quarry Senior Living resident turns 100

BENNINGTON: The Quarry Senior Living resident Neldagene "Nelda" Helen (Ayers) Tharp celebrated her 100th birthday on Dec.

December 19, 2020, 5:57am Community

BENNINGTON — The Quarry Senior Living resident Neldagene “Nelda” Helen (Ayers) Tharp celebrated her 100th birthday Dec. 10. “We decorated around Nelda’s door with big bunches of balloons and a big banner that her son Topper ordered her,” said Kyla Gower, independent living director. A cake from Tharp’s son was… Read story

Clark College Foundation recognized for public relations work

December 19, 2020, 5:55am Community

CENTRAL PARK — Clark College Foundation received two merited honorable mention awards from The Public Relations Society of America’s Oregon chapter for its work on a podcast called “Beyond the Tragedy,” and a video, “Tracking COVID-19: Clark alumnus leads data source that’s powering the nation’s information.” Read story

BATTLE GROUND: Kindergartners at Maple Grove Primary School under the new covered play structure.

Maintenance crews work on levy projects during pandemic

BATTLE GROUND: Kindergartners at Maple Grove Primary School under the new covered play structure.

December 19, 2020, 5:55am Community

BATTLE GROUND — While the pandemic continues, maintenance and operations crews at Battle Ground Public Schools have been busy completing levy-funded projects. Read story

RIDGEFIELD: Fifth- and sixth-graders at Sunset Ridge Intermediate School recently re-created the Netflix home baking show "Nailed It!" Associated Student Body Leadership student Elizabeth Jones made a "Be Kind" mitten cookie.

Ridgefield school mimics Netflix show

RIDGEFIELD: Fifth- and sixth-graders at Sunset Ridge Intermediate School recently re-created the Netflix home baking show "Nailed It!" Associated Student Body Leadership student Elizabeth Jones made a "Be Kind" mitten cookie.

December 19, 2020, 5:55am Community

RIDGEFIELD — Fifth- and sixth-graders at Sunset Ridge Intermediate School recently re-created the Netflix home baking show “Nailed It!” School counselor Kayla Mitchell thought of the idea while looking for ways for students to have fun outside of class during remote learning. She worked with Associated Student Body members to… Read story

CAMAS: The Clark County Sheriff's Office Santa's Posse effort received a $15,470 donation on Dec. 11 from The Camas-Washougal Rotary Club and WaferTech to go toward toys and food that will be distributed to 1,200 families in Clark County.

Santa’s Posse receives donation

CAMAS: The Clark County Sheriff's Office Santa's Posse effort received a $15,470 donation on Dec. 11 from The Camas-Washougal Rotary Club and WaferTech to go toward toys and food that will be distributed to 1,200 families in Clark County.

December 19, 2020, 5:54am Community

CAMAS — Santa’s Posse, a partnership between the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and community, was the recipient of a $15,470 donation by the Camas-Washougal Rotary Club and WaferTech, a Camas-based semiconductor manufacturer. The funds will help buy toys and food to be distributed to 1,200 families in Clark County. “Our… Read story

WASHOUGAL: Gause Elementary School fourth-grader Lyla Holbrook created a castle for a project about Europe in the Middle Ages.

Students create castles using home supplies

WASHOUGAL: Gause Elementary School fourth-grader Lyla Holbrook created a castle for a project about Europe in the Middle Ages.

December 19, 2020, 5:47am Community

WASHOUGAL — Gause Elementary School fourth-graders recently created castles as part of a project learning about medieval times. “We came up with the idea of building a castle that would connect with our current unit of Europe in the Middle Ages,” teacher Colleen Davis said. Students were instructed to design… Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Students answer call of the wild

December 13, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

The average lifespan of a grizzly bear is just under 25 years. About two grizzly lifetimes ago, I shepherded my Literature of the Wilderness class of about a dozen college students on a camping trip into Yellowstone Park. Read story

Cryptologic Technician Second Class Ryan Maiden, from Washington Township, N.J.

In The Service

Cryptologic Technician Second Class Ryan Maiden, from Washington Township, N.J.

December 12, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Culinary Specialists Second Class Trevor Ingram (right) of Battle Ground and Ryan Maiden of Washington Township, N.J., parade the colors during a remembrance ceremony aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett commemorating the 79th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. Read story