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 ...

Lynden could get 3 more career firefighters via $431,000 federal grant

LYNDEN ­— The city could be getting three more firefighters in 2013. Fire Chief Gary Baar told the City Council Monday that Lynden has qualified for a federal SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency ...

Rep. Buys gets state House committee assignments

OLYMPIA — Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, has been chosen the ranking Republican on the House Government Operations and Elections Committee. Reelected in November, Buys will be in his second term in the ...

24 arrested in Sheriff’s sweep targeting gangs

WHATCOM — The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 12 led a multi-agency warrant arrest sweep targeting gang members, associates and other high-risk offenders living locally. In all, 23 adults and ...

204 turkeys given out through SSK Insurance drive

WHATCOM ­— More than 200 local families are receiving turkeys for a holiday dinner as a result of a drive led by Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance. The company, with offices in Lynden and Bellingham, ...

Music festival benefit concert/sing-along Friday

LYNDEN ­— The community is invited to a Christmas concert/sing-along hosted by the Lynden Music Festival Committee on Friday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. in Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Liberty St. ...

Citizens invited to review county visioning plan

WHATCOM — Citizens are invited to help guide the future of Whatcom County by responding to a Whatcom Futures project report now in its final draft stages. The Whatcom Futures project represents a year ...

Ericksen will co-lead panel in state Senate ‘Coalition Caucus’

OLYMPIA ­— Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, has been chosen co-chair of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee for the 2013 legislative session, which opens Jan. 14. Ericksen says he will ...
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Children dance ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ this weekend

LYNDEN ­— Over 150 youth dancers of A Gift of Dance studio will put on “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” this Friday and Saturday in the Lynden Christian High School auditorium. Show time both nights ...
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Readers Care: Project Hope food distribution rises 10 percent each year

LYNDEN ­— Filling a client’s cart at the Project Hope food bank, volunteer Lin Gilmore has a list to go by. She is supplying staples — “what you need to make a meal, very basic stuff.” Items ...