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How an abandoned house serves a city

LYNDEN -— Recruits got needed training in firefighting, also saving the city some money, at the controlled burn of an old house on Saturday, said Lynden Fire Chief Gary Baar. The fire at 285 18th St. ...

Revamped county EMS system kicks in

WHATCOM — Effective July 1, the county is now on a new but still unified system for providing emergency medical services (EMS) response. Whatcom County Fire District 7 of the Ferndale area joins the ...
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Long-married couples honored, tell stories

LYNDEN -— She was too young to get married in Colorado, so Peggy and Kenneth Gundel drove the 30 miles north to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and tied the knot there — in a blizzard. The date was Feb. 9, 1940. ...
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Lynden Relay tops $108k

LYNDEN -— When the head people of Relay For Life of North Whatcom met for a final prep meeting on June 17, the goal of reaching $100,000 looked to be out of reach. The fundraising stood at around $72,000, ...
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Lynden Farmers Market kicks off

LYNDEN -— The 2014 season for the Lynden Farmers Market was opened Thursday at Fourth and Front streets and will continue now on Thursday afternoons into October. A blessing for the season was read by ...

Rome church marks 100

WHATCOM -— June 28 marks 100 years since a first church building was dedicated on the site where Rome Community Bible Church sits today on the Mt. Baker Highway six miles east of Bellingham. In celebration, ...
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Car, bicycle collide on Front St.

LYNDEN -— A Nooksack man bicyling on Front Street Saturday was injured when a car turned in front of him and he was thrown onto its windshield. Harold Worthington, 45, lay on the shattered glass as Lynden ...
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deBont named NVHS valedictorian

SUMAS -— Sabrina deBont is headed to the University of Washington in the fall after serving as student body president and being the 2014 class valedictorian at Nooksack Valley High School. The lifetime ...
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Janis DeJager wins state Dairy Ambassador

EVERETT — Janis DeJager of Everson, Whatcom County’s representive in state competition, was chosen Friday as the 2014-2015 Washington State Dairy Ambassador. Janis was one of six contestants in the ...
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City adds money for 401 Front St. demolition

LYNDEN -— The city hopes to tap into transportation improvement dollars to help with the demolition of a weakened building at 401 Front St. The connection is that the building’s removal will pave the ...