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The intersection of Fifth and Front streets is one big construction zone for now. Dawson Construction is redoing utilities, streets and sidewalks as well as creating the Waples Mercantile Building in the former Lynden Department Store structure (left). (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

The changing scene

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In the last two weeks, lots of wood framing has shaped the new interior of the Waples Mercantile Building. The building owners have three signed leases and three more in the works. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Waples’ top transformation

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Costs for city 5th-Front work go over budget

But investment seen as vital for downtown revitalization By Calvin Bratt editor@lyndentribune.com   LYNDEN ­— The cost ...
Playing in Fishtrap Creek at Lynden City Park was just one way to enjoy the beautiful 73-degree weather of Saturday. The nearby Million Smiles Playground was also a hopping place for kids and families. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Sun-kissed spring

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Don Kok, retiring Lynden Christian Schools superintendent, and his wife, Shelly, were honored while on stage with their children and grandchildren at a May 28 open house. Here with the couple are grandchildren Lauren, Caitlin, baby Meagan and Makenzie. The evening brought stories, handshakes, a mayor’s proclamation and many honoring comments. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

A final LC farewell

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Lynne Shelton and younger sister Lilly Megard are learning that their father, Leonard Goodman (right), was no ordinary soldier. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

An honor long overdue

Local sisters on journey of discovery about father’s role in the First Special Service Force By Mark Reimers and Calvin Bratt news@ferndalerecord.com ...

YWAM coming to Lynden

Dutch Village Mall location will serve as Discipleship Training School By Tim Newcomb tim@lyndentribune.com LYNDEN — A new tenant brings a fresh direction ...

County bolsters behavioral health program

20-member task force would aim for diversion from jail into treatment By Calvin Bratt editor@lyndentribune.com   WHATCOM ­— ...

LC wins state in aluminum can recycling effort

Good for $1,000 prize for school   LYNDEN — Lynden Christian School has been declared the state winner, worth a $1,000 prize, in a national recycling contest sponsored by the beverage can industry. ...

Annual Camels Club fishing derby June 13

LYNDEN — The Loyal Order of Camels Club annual kids’ fishing derby is set for June 13 in Fishtrap Creek at Lynden City Park.   Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. (there is no fee for participation ...