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 ...

Lecture series starts today

LYNDEN ­— The award-winning January Series of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., will be simulcast for three weeks to the Third Christian Reformed Church youth house, 510 Liberty St., starting today, ...
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Celebrating centuries

Rev. Cornie Rientjes, as he approaches his 101st birthday, celebrated New Year’s Day with his immediate family and 60 members of his extended family at a nephew’s home locally. It is tradition for ...

From the Margin: Don’t just assume a vital public voice

One particular end-of-the year list happened to catch my eye the other day. This one wasn’t so much created by journalists as it was about journalists. It was the tally of those who died in the line ...

H-2A farmworker program on rise in Washington state

OLYMPIA — The Washington Farm Labor Association has released a report on the H-2A program in Washington State for the 2013 season. H-2A is the federal program that permits farmers to obtain visas for ...
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2013: A Year in Review

JANUARY   2 — For peat’s sake 2,000 double dump truck loads of soggy soil must be removed before Lynden’s new water treatment plant can be built.   Lynden police add first new officer since ...