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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 ...

SSK agents honored, added

LYNDEN — Snapper Shuler Kenner has announced that Tom Dorr earned his Accredited Advisor in Insurance Certification after a 30-week course. Jamie Baer received her life, medical and disability license ...
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A find from the ‘60s

LYNDEN — Cheryl Hicks, owner of Hats Off at 406 Front St., thought she had a basic remodel project on her hands. But once she took down a slat wall near the rear of her store, she saw a cement wall with ...

Furniture store gets familiar (new) tenant

LYNDEN — Gary Bode, owner of Lynden’s Colony House Furniture since he started it on Front Street in 1977, thought he’d walk a block down the street to see about renting the storefront windows of ...