The Dutch Village Mall as it stands currently is expected to look revitalized in 2014.

Lyndenites buy Dutch Village Mall

Plans include new tenants, site improvements and future growth LYNDEN — One of the first orders of business for the new owners of the Dutch Village Mall is to get that 72-foot-tall windmill moving again. ...
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Locals band together to help Africa

LYNDEN — The DeYoung & Roosma Construction warehouse in west Lynden was full of local residents on Saturday doing their own type of building: Building meal packages for orphans in Africa. The effort ...
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Kim Ryan leaving NCCTK church after 13 years to pursue mission work

LYNDEN — Longtime North County Christ the King church founding pastor Kim Ryan doesn’t know exactly what life beyond Lynden’s largest church looks like. But that’s what faith is all about, right? ...
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Dream fulfilled: Bike cross country

LYNDEN — Sara Schripsema “just kinda winged” her solo cross-country bicycle trip. That’s what you can do when you’re fulfilling a childhood dream. The 19-year-old Lyndenite realized a long-running ...
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Greenhouses ripped out at VanderGiessen Nursery

LYNDEN — The greenhouse at VanderGiessen Nursery built in 1938 just wasn’t cutting muster any longer. So the father-son duo of Alvin and David Vos ripped it out, right along with the greenhouse from ...

Where could a pot store even go?

LYNDEN — Even while a moratorium remains in place, the eventual potential homes for a retail marijuana outlet in Lynden are few. State rules require a marijuana store to be at least 1,000 feet away from ...

Median home sales price up nearly 5 percent in county

WHATCOM — Whatcom County home sales continued to rise sharply in this year’s third quarter while the county’s median sales price again achieved a modest gain, according to a real-estate report issued ...

Oxygen tank explosion leads to house fire and death

KENDALL — The homeowner died after an oxygen tank explosion caused a house fire on Mosquito Lake Road Oct. 12. Jerry DeBruin, Fire District 14 chief, said that the explosion shortly after midnight woke ...

Lynden Police Department hosting event to pull in unused prescription drugs

LYNDEN — The Lynden Police Department is joining a national Drug Enforcement Agency program to invite people to safely and securely dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. The event runs from ...

Planning Commission looks at home business rules

LYNDEN — The Lynden Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Oct. 24, to discuss new occupancy permit rules for businesses located within residential zones. The new language added ...