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In the Military

Army Pvt. Thomas R. Swineford has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, physical fitness, ...

Local ag looking good for 2014

WHATCOM -— With the local seed potato harvest now complete, it’s possible to tally up what may count as a banner year for county agriculture. In regard to weather, crop yield and price, the factors ...
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Lynden man’s plasma donations hit 1,000

LYNDEN — Len Corneto gives plenty of credit to cartoon character Betty Boop for his 1,000 donations of blood plasma. Corneto’s long run of donations started nearly 11 years ago. The 22-year Whatcom ...

Oct. 23 Silver Reef session could also help employers navigate ACA

WHATCOM — The Oct. 23 Northwest Business Expo & Conference will have a session looking at the economic impacts of the Cherry Point industrial area on about 240 businesses locally. Also, the annual ...

North Sound Retail hearing moved to Nov. 13

LYNDEN — The Lynden Planning Commission’s public hearing on a proposed rezone for the North Sound Retail Center has been moved to Nov. 13. The applicants, Powell Development and Barghausen Engineers, ...
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Lewis 100: Technology is the late-breaking story in news

Could grandpa Sol have foreseen these technological changes? Hardly. There was a time, and not so long ago, that reporters obtained most of their information from viewing documents or interviewing people, ...

Tribune wins top state excellence award

LYNDEN — Exactly as the Lynden Tribune is marking 100 years of Lewis family ownership, the paper won the top General Excellence award from its statewide group. That’s a first after the Tribune had ...

Hope Lutheran hosting sock drive to benefit community

LYNDEN — Every year, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America asks all its congregations nationwide to do a service project for their community. It’s called “God’s Work. Our Hands.” This year, ...

42nd District State Representative Race: Satpal Sidhu

Satpal Sidhu has a diverse background, with engineering, business ownership and education filling 40 years of experience that he wants to bring to Olympia as the 42nd District state representative. A question-and-answer ...

42nd District State Representative Race: Luanne VanWerven

Luanne VanWerven knows rural Whatcom County and politics, a combined knowledge she hopes to bring to Olympia as the 42nd District representative. A question-and-answer with VanWerven follows. Answers have ...