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Seaman Recruit Sidney Bodin, a native of Battle Ground, Washington, graduated as top Sailor from Recruit Training Command, Division 060, earning the Military Excellence Award (MEA) on Jan. 31. Winning the MEA reinforces Bodin’s commitment to the high standards he set for himself.  “When I fi…

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Patricia Harmon’s third grade students at Maple Grove Primary School take their newly-found roles as scientists very seriously. With protective goggles over their eyes, a group of students sit around a picnic table testing water samples and carefully recording their data along the way. Nearb…

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Forty students from Battle Ground Public Schools have been named to the North County Honor Band in recognition of their exceptional musical abilities. On Saturday, Feb. 1, the students will perform in the Honor Band’s seventh annual concert at Hockinson High School (16819 NE 159th St., Brush…

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Imagine you are friends with someone, and everything is fine. Then, suddenly, they stop talking to you, calling you, texting you, with no explanation at all — it’s like your relationship never even existed. That’s ghosting, and it’s one of the many challenging topics addressed in the play “G…

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Professional storyteller Will Hornyak grabbed the attention of every kid in the room during a recent presentation at Union Ridge Elementary school as he hopped, flapped and crowed on stage during a story about the one-eyed, one-winged, one-legged chicken, Medio Pollito. The story of Medio Po…

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Kindergarten students at South Ridge Elementary School pressed their noses up to the window of their classroom while at recess one day last month after noticing the classroom had a considerable change in decor. Dozens of bowls of candy and graham cracker houses topped tables around the room. 

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Just before Battle Ground Public Schools district students and staff departed for winter break, the holiday spirit took hold. Along with decking the halls and the slate of holiday concerts and performances, teachers, staff and students celebrated the holidays with the spirit of giving.