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Battle Ground encourages residents across Clark County to beautify their outdoor spaces on April 25.

Battle Ground’s Yard Appreciation Day a revised version of annual event

Battle Ground encourages residents across Clark County to beautify their outdoor spaces on April 25.

April 19, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

In lieu of its annual Park Appreciation Day, when volunteers get together to spruce up local parks, the city of Battle Ground is hosting Yard Appreciation Day on Saturday. Read story

Jullie Oh, left, adjusts a camera as her husband taekwondo Master Hosuk Oh finishes up a Zoom taekwondo class at HS Taekwondo in Battle Ground on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Hosuk Oh and his wife Jullie closed down their studio classes as soon as COVID-19 began spreading in the county last month. To adapt to the change, they started Zoom classes for their students, as well as posting new videos to their online academy. Jullie said theyÕve had a good response from their students. ÒTheyÕre excited to get some kind of activity,Ó Jullie said. HS Taekwondo plans to open up one private and one group virtual lesson, free of charge, for community members who want to try out taekwondo.

Battle Ground taekwondo master teaches students virtually

Jullie Oh, left, adjusts a camera as her husband taekwondo Master Hosuk Oh finishes up a Zoom taekwondo class at HS Taekwondo in Battle Ground on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Hosuk Oh and his wife Jullie closed down their studio classes as soon as COVID-19 began spreading in the county last month. To adapt to the change, they started Zoom classes for their students, as well as posting new videos to their online academy. Jullie said theyÕve had a good response from their students. ÒTheyÕre excited to get some kind of activity,Ó Jullie said. HS Taekwondo plans to open up one private and one group virtual lesson, free of charge, for community members who want to try out taekwondo.

April 18, 2020, 3:44pm Clark County News

Jullie Oh adjusts a camera as her husband, taekwondo Master Hosuk Oh, finishes up a Zoom taekwondo class at HS Taekwondo in Battle Ground. Read story

BATTLE GROUND: Battle Ground Public Schools staff distribute Chromebooks this week to students at Prairie High School.

Battle Ground schools provide Chromebooks to students

BATTLE GROUND: Battle Ground Public Schools staff distribute Chromebooks this week to students at Prairie High School.

April 18, 2020, 5:20am Community

BATTLE GROUND — Battle Ground Public Schools was able to provide enough Chromebooks for all of its K-12 students. Since schools have closed because of COVID-19, remote learning has replaced traditional face-to-face learning. Read story

Drummer Daniel Gillespie, 15, and bagpiper Logan Gillespie, 12, perform a brief concert Wednesday for their Battle Ground neighbors. At far right across the street is Bev Lohrman, a night-shift nurse who cares for COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Every time the brothers play her late mother's favorite song, "Amazing Grace," Lohrman said she hears her mother reassuring her that everything will be OK.

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Drummer Daniel Gillespie, 15, and bagpiper Logan Gillespie, 12, perform a brief concert Wednesday for their Battle Ground neighbors. At far right across the street is Bev Lohrman, a night-shift nurse who cares for COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Every time the brothers play her late mother's favorite song, "Amazing Grace," Lohrman said she hears her mother reassuring her that everything will be OK.

April 16, 2020, 5:02pm Clark County Health

BATTLE GROUND — Registered nurse Bev Lohrman was understandably worried about her new assignment in the intensive care unit at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Read story

Eduardo Garcia, from left, looks on as his daughter, second-grade student Jaqueline Garcia Reyes, 8, picks up educational materials from writing teacher Tricia Judkins at Washington Elementary School on Monday morning. Vancouver Public Schools delivered iPads to kindergarten through second-grade students this week.

Clark County school districts help students bridge technology gap

Eduardo Garcia, from left, looks on as his daughter, second-grade student Jaqueline Garcia Reyes, 8, picks up educational materials from writing teacher Tricia Judkins at Washington Elementary School on Monday morning. Vancouver Public Schools delivered iPads to kindergarten through second-grade students this week.

April 15, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

The sudden shift to distance education has put school districts on the hook to provide classroom instruction from afar, frequently in the form of a video classroom. Read story

Fire crews battle blaze in brush southeast of Battle Ground

April 14, 2020, 6:29pm Clark County News

The same day a burn ban went into effect in Clark County, firefighters battled a brush fire southeast of Battle Ground. Read story

Public Meetings

April 12, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

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VANCOUVER: Jeff Lightburn, left, and Tom Boardman, right, of the Fort Vancouver Sons of the American Revolution Chapter, present John Zingale his SAR History Teacher of the Year Certificate and $200 check.

Clark County history teachers win local award

VANCOUVER: Jeff Lightburn, left, and Tom Boardman, right, of the Fort Vancouver Sons of the American Revolution Chapter, present John Zingale his SAR History Teacher of the Year Certificate and $200 check.

April 11, 2020, 6:05am Community

CLARK COUNTY — Linda Korum, a teacher at Tukes Valley Middle School, Battle Ground, and John Zingale, a teacher at Vancouver iTech Preparatory, received the Dr. Tom and Betty Lawrence History Teacher of the Year Award by the local Fort Vancouver Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Read story

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Deputies: SUV fatally strikes Battle Ground man in roadway

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April 7, 2020, 1:21pm Clark County News

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says an SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in Battle Ground on Monday night. Read story

$40,000 donation eliminates lunch debts

April 4, 2020, 5:32am Community

BATTLE GROUND — An anonymous donor relieved Battle Ground Public Schools students of their lunch debt by giving a $40,000 donation through the Morgan Stanley Gift Fund. Read story