From the Margin: Time enriches a thankful view

Last Saturday I started in on a task that will take more of my spare time this winter. It is to go through all that stuff we once stuck in a file drawer or box — many of them, in fact — thinking it ...
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Only 34 votes separate pair in Fire District 21 race

WHATCOM ­— Challenger Dean Berkeley leads by 34 votes over incumbent Roger Hawley in the tight race for commissioner in Fire District 21, also known as North Whatcom Fire & Rescue. The vote tally ...
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Valuable medals

Very belatedly, Percy “Shorty” Maneval, 89, of Lynden received medals that he won in his World War II Army Air Corps service on 50 missions of B-24 bombers into German-held territory. The medals, in ...

Small cities struggle with pot rules

WHATCOM ­— Both Everson and Sumas have joined other cities in buying some time to deal with the legalization of marijuana in Washington State. In September, the Sumas City Council declared a six-month ...

Buys is GOP lead on agriculture, water and natural resources panel

OLYMPIA — House Republican leaders have chosen member Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, to serve as the Republican lead on state agriculture, water and natural resource issues. Buys, 34, will replace Rep. ...

Blood pressure checks ending at Lynden Sr. Center

LYNDEN ­— This week’s free blood pressure checks at the Lynden Community Center will apparently be the last. The service was backed by Visiting Nurse Home Care of northwest Washington. But that agency ...

Lynden: Why allow any pot?

LYNDEN ­— Two city councilors don’t want to do anything to encourage recreational marijuana use in Lynden — “just not do weed in town at all,” said Tobey Gelder. Gelder and Nick Laninga look ...

Progressives elected to County Council

WHATCOM ­— The “progressive” slate of four candidates won a clean sweep over the “conservative” side for the County Council in the Nov. 5 general election. The leaders each held a vote margin ...
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A veteran-style salute

Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts were involved, along with sponsoring Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9301, in the Veterans Day service at the Lynden Community Center on Monday. Matthew Aamot was the speaker ...

Progressives elected to County Council; Closest races are for port, fire commissioner

WHATCOM ­— The “progressive” slate of four candidates is winning a clean sweep over the “conservative” side for the County Council in the Nov. 5 general election. The leaders each had a margin ...