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Politics Van Werven voted No. 2 by state GOP

BELLEVUE — Lynden’s Luanne Van Werven, for four years Whatcom County’s top Republican, is now second in rank in the state party. Van Werven was elected vice-chair at a state reorganization meeting ...

Council appoints to advisory panels

WHATCOM ­— The County Council on Jan. 15 filled some open spots on county boards and commissions for 2013, but many openings still remain. (See list online.) Ben Elenbaas of Lynden and Mary Beth Teigrob ...
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Why Darigold is expanding by 46%

LYNDEN ­— Producing 46 percent more milk powder than its predecessor, the new Darigold drying tower rising on Lynden’s skyline helps position the company for growing export markets in Asia and China. ...
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Lynden native recognized for contributions to Defense division

SAN DIEGO — Ron Broersma, a native of Lynden, has been honored for his contributions to science and engineering in a division of the U.S. Navy. Broersma is chief engineer of the information technology ...
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A lifetime of pastoring, with fun, if not money

LYNDEN ­— In his 50s Rev. Cornelius Rientjes suffered a heart attack that seemed to end his pastoring days. Instead, his career took a turn and he began to help struggling churches. He continued to ...
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Cows saved in Kamm Road fire; some calves lost

LYNDEN ­— A milking barn was destroyed and 15-20 calves and a horse were lost early Wednesday in a fire on the farm of Brad TeVelde on Kamm Road. All 125 milk cows were saved from the fire and were ...
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Extension office busy as farm-research link

BELLINGHAM ­— Think of the WSU Whatcom County Extension office as a link between laboratory and field, research and practice. For 95 years now, the connection has been there, serving the area with an ...
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DelBene now rural Whatcom’s Congresswoman

WHATCOM — Suzan DelBene is the new representative in Congress for northwest Washington. DelBene, a Democrat who won election in November over Republican John Koster, took office for the much expanded ...
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Lynden adding 3 career firefighters

LYNDEN ­— Using a federal grant, the city will soon add three more career firefighters. The Lynden City Council Monday unanimously accepted the $431,244 SAFER grant from the Federal Emergency Management ...
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For peat’s sake

LYNDEN ­— Somewhere very near this spot in 1870, Lynden’s first white family settled into their cabin just a short walk up from the Nooksack River. The Judsons didn’t worry about the peat soil then. ...