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Turning Point offers valuable life-change help

BELLINGHAM — Registration is now open for free career and life success courses offered by the Whatcom Community College Turning Point program. Graduates gain skills and confidence to begin new careers ...

Toy show Sept. 26 at fairgrounds

LYNDEN — The 30th annual Puget Sound Toy Show, of selling, showing and trading cars, trucks, construction and farm equipment, will be on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Northwest ...

Free day at state parks Sept. 26

OLYMPIA — Saturday, Sept. 26, is a free day at state parks, with no Discover Pass needed for day-use visitors. It’s in recognition of the 22nd anniversary of National Public Lands Day. Normally, a ...
Clara Zoet, second from right, receives the “Feathers” quilt made by Constance Gough, far right, and Ellen Scheppach. Ellen and her husband, Van, at left, are both involved in Deaf Seniors causes. (Courtesy photo)

Local quilt raises seed money for event

LYNDEN ­— The presentation of a “Feathers” quilt to Clara Zoet at the Lynden Community Center on Sept. 10 has a larger story to it. Zoet was the winner of the raffled quilt. Her name was drawn at ...
Marv Tjoelker makes a turn on his horse “Coal” in state finals gaming events in Wenatchee in August. (Courtesy photo)

Tjoelker high scorer at state horse event

WHATCOM ­— Marv Tjoelker of Lynden competed in the state finals of the Patterned Speed Horse Association in August held in Wenatchee, and his horse Charcoal Knight (“Coal”) was named All-Around ...

Groen back in detention for border antics

WHATCOM ­— Wayne Groen, the Lynden man convicted in 2011 for shining a night spotlight up at a border helicopter, is back in federal detention again. This time, he is accused of swerving his truck toward ...

Goshen Community Church turns 100

By Brooke Hanson intern@lyndentribune.com WHATCOM ­— Goshen Community Church turned 100 on Sept. 15, and the congregation will celebrate ...

Rainfall eases Whatcom County unincorporated areas’ burn ban

WHATCOM — Due to an increase in fuel moisture levels from recent rain, the county fire marshal’s office lifted its ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas effective at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4. ...

LC girl raises more than $6,000 Saturday for wildfire victims

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Wiser, Toad lakes in advisory on toxic algae bloom

WHATCOM — Wiser and Toad lakes locally were included last week in a statewide advisory about harmful algae blooms caused by the dry weather conditions. Wiser is south of Lynden and Toad is northeast ...