Four tie for first in chess tourney; growth sought

LYNDEN — The 45th annual Theresa Tromp Chess Tournament was held last week at Lynden Middle School, and four players ended up ahead of the pack.   Seniors Robert Knapp, Ian Witecki and Julia Morris, ...

‘Harvey’ comedy coming to the Claire vg

LYNDEN — The Lynden Performing Arts Guild will premiere the classic comedy “Harvey” on April 6 for a 12-performance run.   “Harvey” is the story of Elwood P. Dowd, an affable man who claims ...
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Ellie Meenk and the Lynden Academy book club

LYNDEN — At Lynden Academy, a school-wide book club has led to school-wide success.   Back in 2008, only 20 percent of Lynden Academy’s fourth-grade class passed the State Writing Assessment Test. ...
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Man killed was wanted for murder

SUMAS — The man shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent near Kneuman Road Thursday afternoon was wanted for murder in another jurisdiction, Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo confirmed at a press ...
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Bond rally happening Saturday

LYNDEN — Enthusiasm breeds enthusiasm, and that’s a mantra that Citizens for Lynden Schools co-chair Tammy Yoder is taking to heart as the April 28 Lynden School District bond election date draws closer. ...
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Man killed by border agent was wanted for murder

Man assaulted CBP agent with ‘incapacitating spray’ Update: The Whatcom County Medical Examiner has identified the deceased as 20-year-old Jamison Edward Childress of B.C. Original story follows. ...
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A helping hand in the Foothills

WHATCOM — For Georgina Furlong-Head, it’s all about the patrons, and it always has been.   Furlong-Head, branch manager of the North Fork Library in Kendall, began working in the Whatcom County ...
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LSD names new high school principal

LYNDEN — The Lynden School District has chosen Ian Freeman as the new Lynden High School principal.   Freeman will replace outgoing LHS principal Todd Apple on July 1 of this year.   Freeman ...
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Fire engulfs home near Berthusen

LYNDEN — A fire completely destroyed the home of Daren and Ruth DeBoer Wednesday morning, March 4, while the family was away.   No one was injured in the fire, and nobody was in the house when the ...
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Pioneer Meadows opening junior high-aged school on Mission Road

WHATCOM — The Pioneer Meadows Montessori School graduates sixth graders every year, and parents have been left wanting more. Starting the 2015-16 school year, they’ll get it.   “There’s been ...