Order of candidates will be determined by Friday drawing

WHATCOM ­— Ever wonder how the order of candidates’ names on a ballot gets decided? The office order is defined by law, but the order in which the candidates’ names appear is done by a lot drawing ...
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Siting a new jail

FERNDALE ­— After years of talk that Whatcom County needs a new jail, fresh action is being taken toward deciding the site of that new jail. And the county’s preferred site is … in Ferndale. ...

27 east Lynden acres set for housing

LYNDEN ­— Housing will extend into 27 more acres on Lynden’s eastern fringe. The City Council on Monday approved the North Prairie Planned Residential Development proposed by Bob Libolt into a central ...

Co-op Preschool celebrating 40 years in Lynden

LYNDEN — The Lynden Co-op Preschool is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. “We’ll be having a fun booth at Farmers Day with prizes and games for kids. We’re also promoting our new toddler ...
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Meridian: A new home

LAUREL ­— The Trojan spirit is alive and well, right down a refurbished live-size Trojan statue prominent in the new Meridian High School Education Building. Hundreds of people were on hand in beautiful ...
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B.C. connection Jerri Mercer adds her part to Jansen Art Center talent slate

LYNDEN ­— Jerri Mercer is often at the Jansen Art Center, sharing her energy and vision and talent alongside inspirational local founder Heidi Doornenbal. Their next collaborations are coming up. A ...
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30 years, $1M raised

LYNDEN ­— For 30 years now, the Cystic Fibrosis Bike-a-thon has been a May mainstay in town. This Saturday, the event is expected to top $1 million raised to fight the hereditary disease. The cumulative ...

Who’s running again for office?

WHATCOM ­— Lynden Mayor Scott Korthuis has said he is running for a second term. Whatcom County Council incumbents Kathy Kershner, Bill Knutzen, Kenn Mann and Carl Weimer all intend to run again for ...

Korthuis to run again for mayor

LYNDEN ­— Scott Korthuis will run again for mayor. The one-term incumbent announced his intentions at the end of a Lynden City Council meeting Monday — to council and city staff applause. In a brief ...

Water plant’s $30M in contracts OK’d

LYNDEN ­— The contracts are in place for building a new Lynden water treatment plant. It adds up to big money, though. The City Council on Monday awarded the main construction job to low bidder IMCO ...