Local superintendents unsure of charter schools here

WHATCOM — Charter school legislation is now a reality in Washington, with voters’ approval of Initiative 1240 due to be certified on Dec. 5. The ballot measure authorizes the formation of up to 40 ...
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Giving thanks Holiday traditions at Lynden Christian Elementary School

LYNDEN — Holiday tradition runs deep at Lynden Christian Elementary School. Wandering the halls of the school, especially around Thanksgiving and Christmas, reveals the nature of these traditions, many ...

Eric Ranum

The Reverend Eric Paul Ranum’s 10-year battle with brain cancer ended at home on Nov. 10, 2012. Eric was born in September 1957 in Newport, Wash., the oldest child of Rev. Paul Ranum and his wife, Sylvia. ...

Daniel Vander May

Daniel J. Vander May, of Lynden, died suddenly on Monday Nov. 12, 2012, in the Philippines. Dan’s parents, Herman and Jeanette, predeceased him. Dan served in the U.S. Air Force and on the Lynden City ...
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Elizabeth Whitman

  Lynden resident Elizabeth “Betty” M. Whitman, age 88, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at the Christian Health Care Center. Born on Feb. 28, 1924, in Ferndale, she was the ...
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Suzanne Vande Hoef

 Suzanne L. Vande Hoef, age 86, of Lynden, passed away at her home on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. A daughter of Luke and Hilda (De Haan) Den Boer, Suzanne was born in Hudson, S.D., on Oct. 27, 1926. She grew ...
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Jean Horat

Jean Horat died peacefully on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the Christian Health Care Center in Lynden. She was born in North Dakota to Harry and Izeta Wassenaar, Sept. 23, 1925. At the age of 12, Jean and ...
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Inez Van Buren

Inez V. Van Buren passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Bellingham. She was born on April 11, 1922, on the family homestead in the log cabin that was used for the first school house at Point ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Nov. 21 • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. • Lynden Board of Adjustments, southeast conference room, City Hall ...

We asked ‘Now What?’ and a few responded

A lament in Lynden It is a sad time in our community. To see the well-thought-out proposal for the YMCA go down in defeat is more than a shame — it is foolhardy. It will be a long time before an opportunity ...