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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. ...

Lynden man finds $8K Rolex watch

WHATCOM — A woman in Hong Kong got back an old present this Christmas, thanks to the honesty and due diligence of a Lynden man. It was the $8,000 Rolex watch her husband had bought for her. Gerrit Nydam ...
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Ag-Watershed Project starting as pilot idea

WHATCOM ­— Even a pair of streams north of Lynden could be part of Puget Sound cleanup, while testing the idea of a “natural resources marketplace.” Plenty of different goals converge in what is ...

Calvin College lecture series begins in Lynden on Jan. 3

LYNDEN — The award-winning January Series of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., comes to Lynden again by simulcast from Jan. 3 through Jan. 23, 2013. For a third year, the Youth House of Third Christian ...