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Local photographer Tyler Mode was selected from a vast pool of candidates as he was named Battle Ground’s 2022 Citizen of the Year on April 16.  The award was presented to Mode by the … more
The Mountain View Christian Center in Ridgefield held a free Easter egg hunt on April 13, which led families to pack a gym as children eagerly awaited to collect their prizes.  It was the … more
Peter Metzelaar, a Holocaust survivor from Amsterdam, shared his story with students at Battle Ground High School during a presentation he gave on April 14. Metzelaar, who is 86, was born in … more
George’s Molon Lave, a Greek restaurant in Battle Ground, won the Best of Battle Ground award in the restaurant category in April. Owner George Vlachos opened the restaurant in … more
The Senior Pinochle Club at the Battle Ground Senior Center helps keep community members and senior citizens entertained, while also giving them an opportunity to socialize.  The club was … more
In an alternate world, the then-nascent nation of the United States might have fought against a British admiral by the name of George Washington. As Vern Frykholm told it, Washington was put forth … more
Matt Morton plans on doing a lot of listening this month as he officially becomes the fifth president of the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington (CFSWW). Morton’s first day on the … more
A new business that strives to provide landscapers in the area with the supplies they need opened its doors in Battle Ground on April 4.  Co-owner Ward Pearson started up Bark Ranch Landscape … more
Vadim Zalyashko, an immigrant from Ukraine, wants to give back to the community who has welcomed him with open arms since he was a child. Zalyashko, who is a denturist, owns Evergreen Denture … more
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler got a first-hand look at the new operations space of a local, free clinic in Battle Ground, as she visited the facility after she secured $320,000 in federal funding … more
Jose Guitron has expanded his restaurant offerings after he opened Los Primos Taqueria Bar and Grill in Battle Ground on March 17. The Mexican restaurant is one of three that Guitron owns. The … more
Residents of Ridgefield and La Center will have a different set of faces representing them in Olympia next year, and Rep. Peter Abbarno believes his focus on infrastructure will help support the … more
The varsity track and field team at Battle Ground High School took part in its first meet on March 23 as athletes faced off against Kelso and Heritage high schools, securing a win against … more
Washington State Rep. Vicki Kraft feels her years as a lawmaker for the 17th Legislative District have shown her track record of being a conservative voice.  While meeting with a few dozen of … more
The Ridgefield High School’s baseball team is gearing up for the season as the team sported a 2-2 record early in the week.  Coach Nick Allen is working to keep the boys in shape, as it … more
Dr. Jillian Stansbury, a physician at Battle Ground Healing Arts, recently received the James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award for her textbook series, Herbal Formularies for Health … more
The Ridgefield City Hall building has a colorful history, which got its start as the Ridgefield State Bank. Located at the center of town, the building was originally owned by Edward Allworth … more
Firefighters from three departments responded to a report of a house on fire in the Cherry Grove area just after 2:10 p.m. on March 16. When an engine from Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue (CCFR) arrived … more
Battle Ground High School senior Maggie Hickey successfully advocated for the installation of an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility button on the front doors of the school to help … more
The Prairie High School girls softball team spent last week preparing for its first game against Camas as the athletes put their skills to the test at practice. Coach Mariah Dawson feels … more
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