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February not warmest ever, but mighty close

CLEARBROOK — So maybe the February we just lived through wasn’t the warmest one on record, but it wasn’t far off.   With an average high temperature of 53.5 degrees, according to the official ...
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Avenue Bread to join Waples Building

LYNDEN — Teri Treat, co-owner of the coming Waples Mercantile Building in the former Delft Square location, has announced the signing of Avenue Bread as the revitalized building’s “premier tenant.” ...
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Car fire sparks downtown

LYNDEN — An odd sight greeted Monday morning commuters through downtown Lynden: A burnt-out BMW sitting unattended in the city parking lot at Front and Seventh streets.   But the vehicle was attended ...

Dorothy Russell

  Dorothy Lorraine Russell, 97, formerly of Everson, passed peacefully on Feb. 14, 2015, at Willow Grove Nursing home in Spokane.   She was born on Aug. 25, 1917, in Ferndale to Guy and Goldie ...

Two more Woods Coffee openings coming

LYNDEN — After opening its first Skagit County location on College Way in Mount Vernon at the end of 2014, Lynden-based The Woods Coffee has announced that its next location will be next to Costco in ...

Haggen starts massive acquisition/rebrand

BELLINGHAM — Haggen has started the process of converting 145 Albertsons and Safeway stores throughout Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona to the Haggen brand in February.   But don’t ...
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CHCC expanding facilities with adult day health center

LYNDEN — Wayne Steenbock, Christian Health Care Center administrator, said that adult day health is the future of health care. CHCC sets itself up for the future with the planned Northwest Adult Day ...

RadioShack bankruptcy not a big issue for Lloyd’s Electronics

LYNDEN — Following last week’s announcement of RadioShack Corp.’s bankruptcy, Todd Likkel, owner of Lloyd’s Electronics in Lynden’s Fairway Center, said the authorized RadioShack dealer will ...

Long-term lane closure starts on highway east of Maple Falls

MAPLE FALLS — The Mt. Baker Highway four miles east of Maple Falls has been reduced to one lane by the Washington State Department of Transportation for a “long-term” fix to the highway.   The ...
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Married 75 years, from secret start

  LYNDEN ­— Not only did Kenneth Gundel take Peggy across a state line in a blizzard to marry her — but they then kept it a secret from almost everyone for four months.   That’s because ...