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Hagedorn honored

LYNDEN ­— Bob Hagedorn of Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance has been awarded a certificate of achievement for five years of active affiliation with the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors. The Texas-based ...

Minimum wage in Washington to rise to $9.32

OLYMPIA — The Washington State minimum wage will increase 13 cents an hour to $9.32 on Jan. 1, the Department of Labor and Industries has announced. The minimum wage will remain the highest state rate ...

Launching Success changes hands

BELLINGHAM — After 10 years directing the growth of the Launching Success Learning Store, owners Dan and Barbara Sanford are passing ownership to two of their employees. The Sanfords said that, to the ...

Lynden native named as chef at Lakeway Inn

BELLINGHAM — Lynden native Derek Som, who has 16 years of food-service experience, has been named executive chef at the Best Western Plus Lakeway Inn & Conference Center. The Lakeway Inn has also ...

Umpqua to take over Sterling Savings Bank

PORTLAND — By early next year, Umpqua Holdings Corp. will finish off a $2 billion transaction by purchasing Sterling Financial Corporation, including the Lynden Sterling Savings Bank location at 1794 ...

Lynden Mower closes its doors this month

LYNDEN — John VanWeerdhuizen has closed Lynden Mower after owning it for three years. The local owner closed this month for “personal reasons” and will finish cleaning up the 1842 Front St. store, ...

Lehmann’s to sell local store

BELLINGHAM — Leh-mann’s Maytag Home Appliance Center, one of Bellingham’s oldest family-owned stores that actually started in Lynden, is saying thanks and goodbye to the community this month. Third-generation ...

Lynden Food Pavilion getting ‘refreshing’ store layout

LYNDEN — Shopping in the Lynden Food Pavilion will look a lot fresher in mid-fall once a complete store upgrade has been finished, said The Markets LLC spokesperson Sue Cole. The Lynden store, one of ...

Building industry candidate debate events Sept. 18, 25

BELLINGHAM — The Building Industry Association of Whatcom County will host a candidate debate on Wednesday, Sept. 18, for the four 2013 contested County Council races. At Baker Creek Place headquarters, ...

Course teaches sustainable small acreage farming

BELLINGHAM — A “Sustainable Small Acreage Farming” course will be offered by WSU Whatcom County Extension this fall. The course provides an overview of potential small acreage farming and ranching ...