A rarity — a baby born to a Lynden City Council member

LYNDEN ­— Maybe the most notable thing at Monday’s City Council meeting wasn’t even on the agenda. That is, a baby was born to a City Council member. Noel Marie Lenssen was born on Dec. 29 to councilor ...

Lecture series starts today

LYNDEN ­— The award-winning January Series of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., will be simulcast for three weeks to the Third Christian Reformed Church youth house, 510 Liberty St., starting today, ...
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Celebrating centuries

Rev. Cornie Rientjes, as he approaches his 101st birthday, celebrated New Year’s Day with his immediate family and 60 members of his extended family at a nephew’s home locally. It is tradition for ...

From the Margin: Don’t just assume a vital public voice

One particular end-of-the year list happened to catch my eye the other day. This one wasn’t so much created by journalists as it was about journalists. It was the tally of those who died in the line ...

H-2A farmworker program on rise in Washington state

OLYMPIA — The Washington Farm Labor Association has released a report on the H-2A program in Washington State for the 2013 season. H-2A is the federal program that permits farmers to obtain visas for ...
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2013: A Year in Review

JANUARY   2 — For peat’s sake 2,000 double dump truck loads of soggy soil must be removed before Lynden’s new water treatment plant can be built.   Lynden police add first new officer since ...

‘Reverse auction’ idea could help save farmland

WHATCOM — The county is working with a consultant on the idea of “reverse auction” of non-conforming lots in core agricultural areas in order to preserve such land for agriculture. The goal is to ...
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A new back door

Construction of a large rear addition continues at First Christian Reformed Church, matching in style the front of the century-old structure. Design was by Bryan Ahlers of the church and Altimeter Studio. ...

Lynden’s Libolt sings in TV Christmas show

NASHVILLE — Jami Libolt, a Lynden native and 2012 LCHS graduate, appeared on the nationally televised “Christmas at Belmont” concert that aired Dec. 20 on PBS. More than 800 student musicians joined ...

Tough Enough to Wear Pink gives $10K to Cancer Center

WHATCOM — The Lynden PRCA Rodeo Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign recently donated $10,000 to the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center in Bellingham for the care of breast cancer patients. This year’s ...