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Hospice needs more volunteer caregivers

BELLINGHAM — Whatcom Hospice needs more caregiver volunteers at the Hospice House and in the community to help those facing life-threatening illnesses. The volunteer caregivers provide emotional support ...

Rural areas have higher accident rate

An unwanted safety trend is developing in rural America. It’s an increase in incidents involving motor vehicles and farm equipment on rural roadways. Only 19 percent of the U.S. population lives in rural ...
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Cheers for Jansen Art Center

LYNDEN -— The Big Ole siren wail at about 6 p.m. last Thursday indicated something big was up. It was, in fact, the transfer of ownership of the buildings that are the Jansen Art Center. A crowd gathered ...

Fireworks discussion continues

LYNDEN -— No new language on fireworks in town has been prepared, although at the least the city’s ordinance could be brought into line with state law, says Police Chief Jack Foster. The Lynden City ...
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Lewis 100: Waples’ store anchored Lynden for decades

In the same year, 1914, that Sol Lewis purchased the Lynden Tribune newspaper, a new building went up at the corner of Fourth and Front streets. It also was to become a Lynden institution. William Waples, ...

Development versus Pepin

LYNDEN — Gordy and Janice Bogaard passed their first hurdle in an effort to develop space for 32 single-family residential lots, all over 10,000 square feet, on 18.9 acres adjacent to Bogaard Hay north ...
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Lewis 100: A look back at Farmers Equipment, started in 1935

At age 71, Ken Stremler has been around for much of the life of Farmers Equipment Company, which was founded in April 1935. Located in the building that now houses Katz Coffee in downtown Lynden, Farmers ...

Historic Lynden fire siren to be blown Thursday

LYNDEN -— Big Ole, the historic fire siren atop the Jansen Art Center, may be blown around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, as part of a ceremony honoring the center’s founding members, said Heidi Jansen ...

Sumas plans 2015 sidewalk to Bowen ballfields on Hovel Road

SUMAS -— In 2015 the city would like to build sidewalks on the west side of Hovel Road to the Howard Bowen Memorial Park ballfields. That $76,000 expenditure is listed on the city’s six-year transportation ...

Sumas Bull-a-Rama returns Sept. 13

SUMAS -— The second Sumas Bull-a-Rama of 2014 is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 13, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the rodeo grounds. This competition features top amateur adult bull riders from the United States ...