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Lynden Manor readers chat with bestselling author

LYNDEN ­— The book club readers at Lynden Manor got a treat last Friday — hearing the author of “The Boys in the Boat” and his fuller account behind the current bestseller. Writer Daniel James ...

City Council backs school bond

LYNDEN ­— The City Council voted unanimously in support of the Lynden School District bond issue now before voters. Mayor Scott Korthuis also expressed his support. Schools Superintendent Jim Frey was ...

Louws sees water issues as biggest challenge

BELLINGHAM ­— County Executive Jack Louws expects water quality and access issues to be his biggest political challenge in 2014 and well beyond. Louws said he has not yet been able, in his first two ...
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2013 Sol H. Lewis community service award winners

LYNDEN ­— A love of music brought this pair together in the first place and keeps them strong together now. But behind the music is equally a love of vibrant community life that drives Doug Broersma ...
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Farmers challenged to organize on water issues

LYNDEN ­— To about 250 gathered on a Monday holiday, board members of the Ag District Coalition made a case for more unity on water issues they say will determine farmers’ survival in Whatcom County. ...

Hot ashes blamed in Pollman Circle Jan. 8 house fire

WHATCOM ­— Improper disposal of hot ashes was determined to be the cause of a house fire south of Lynden on Jan. 8. The blaze caused some structural damage and smoke damage throughout the house in the ...

Events planned for MLK Jr. Day

BELLINGHAM ­— Community members are invited to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service, social justice and equal opportunity at events planned for Jan. 20, including the third annual ...
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Sophomores learning CPR

LYNDEN ­— This year’s high school sophomores are getting trained in a new skill. And while it may not land them a great job, it could save someone else’s life. They’re learning the basics of CPR, ...
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Senior centers committed to keeping up hot meals for local residents

WHATCOM ­— It takes money to keep serving hot meals each weekday at the Lynden and Ferndale senior centers. But they remain committed to doing it in 2014. The meals are more than just food. They become ...

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 ...