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Jake Hittinger (right) comes out of the water with the man he rescued. This photo was taken by his wife, Kendra.

Local couple saves a life in Hawaii

HAWAII — Kendra and Jake Hittinger weren’t thinking about medals and honors when they saved the life of a drowning swimmer in Hawaii around Christmas. But receiving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Commendation ...
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Gary Van Dyk chosen as 2013 logging show Bull of the Woods

DEMING — The world of logging has been a fixture in Gary Van Dyk’s life for as long as he can remember. “I grew up in logging,” Van Dyk said. “My dad was a logger, my granddad was a logger. I ...

Lynden edges Ferndale as fastest growing city in county

WHATCOM — At the current rate, Lynden will continue to stay ahead of Ferndale in terms of total population. But, again, just barely. The U.S. Census Bureau released 2012 figures, showing Lynden’s jump ...

Delft to be rebuilt

LYNDEN -— Delft Square will come to life after all. A realigned partnership has announced plans to create The Inn at Lynden, Washington, including 25 upper-level rooms and 10,000 square feet of complementary ...

Darigold trying to reduce new dryer’s noise

LYNDEN — Darigold is working to reduce the loudness of air emissions from its new milk drying facility that is now in “startup phase,” say company representatives. However, the Lynden Darigold plant ...
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At Memorial Day attention

Boy Scouts of local Troop 4028 hoisted the American flag first to full staff, then to half, to start the Memorial Day service at Lynden Cemetery Monday. The 50-minute service proceeded in good weather ...
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Skagit bridge disrupts even local traffic, commerce

WHATCOM ­— Apart from being Lynden’s mayor, Scott Korthuis has day-to-day concerns as the production manager at Oxbo International’s Lynden mechanical harvester manufacturing plant. So, after the ...
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Ski to Sea Race has local flavor

The team Tight Genes, composed of six Lynden Christian School graduates and one current school principal, won the Family division of the 2013 Ski to Sea Race Sunday. They finished the seven-leg course ...

Expect tons of tractors during June 1 Farmers Day Parade

LYNDEN — Tractors, tractors and more tractors will lead off the 2013 Farmers Day Parade. The Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Association has been named the grand marshal for the June 1 parade ...

NEXUS lane times change again in Sumas

SUMAS — The operating times for the NEXUS lane at the Sumas port of entry will change again on June 10. The dedicated lane will operate only between 8 and 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. But for those ...