Academic honors

UW releases winter-quarter dean’s list SEATTLE — The University of Washington has released its winter-quarter dean’s list, and the following local students are named: Custer—Makiah Salinas. Everson­—Arianne ...

School Board still mulling performing arts center

LYNDEN — Before the Lynden School Board officially votes on the district’s “to bond or not to bond” question pertaining to its aging facilities, it needs to find the best answer to another question: ...
A truck hit a power pole on Birch Bay-Lynden Road midday on Friday, taking out the power for much of the surrounding area.

Truck collides with pole, takes out west Lynden power

A large farm truck heading east on Birch Bay-Lynden Road on Friday collided with a power pole and caused a power outage that affected much of west Lynden. Guide Meridian Road was backed up for some time ...
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Renate’s German Deli offering soup for the needy

LYNDEN — Inspired by a practice from Europe, Renate’s German Restaurant and Deli began a program called “Cup of Soup on the Wall” about a month ago. Influenced by a post on Facebook, Cup of Soup ...
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CrossWater Cafe now open in Sumas

SUMAS — Sumas has a new restaurant, tied in with an organization that has become a mainstay in the community. Seeds of Hope Ministries recently acquired the former location of Zio’s Pizza & Pasta, ...

Students win honors, awards

WSU releases second-semester president’s honor roll PULLMAN — Washington State University has released its second-semester president’s honor roll, and the following local students are named:   ...
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Even without Boo, ‘Monsters’ delights

Calling Pixar’s “Monsters University” the best prequel of all time may sound like I’m condemning the movie with faint praise, and that’s a fair point. More than fair, actually. Hollywood’s ...
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‘Much Ado About Nothing’ mixes old, new for refreshing rom-com

When I first heard that Joss Whedon had directed an indie adaptation of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” while on vacation from finishing the post-production of “The ...

Combine Demolition Derby doesn’t disappoint

Quite a few months ago, in a casual chat on the phone with my girlfriend, she mentioned something that intrigued me. Apparently, combine derbies are a thing that happens. In this state. Looking back, I ...
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‘Man of Steel’ is decent, but not super

When Warner Bros. announced that it would be rebooting DC Comics’ “Superman” franchise with a sixth film directed by Zack Snyder, the movie was already at a significant disadvantage. For one, “Man ...