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Libraries getting training for handheld gadgets

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Library is partnering with local libraries across the state providing “Gadget Menagerie” training on handheld devices for library staff. Library patrons and students ...

McAuley to head port commission

BELLINGHAM — Port commissioners on Jan. 7 chose member Michael McAuley, who was just reelected to a second term, as president for 2014. New commissioner Dan Robbins will be vice president and incumbent ...

105 arrested for DUI during recent emphasis

WHATCOM — In a recent emphasis patrol during the holidays, 105 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) in Whatcom and San Juan counties. A year before ...
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Paying for better schools

LYNDEN — On Tuesday, Feb. 11, Lynden School District residents will vote “yes” or “no” on a proposed $46 million facilities bond that, if approved, will go toward constructing two new schools ...

More Lynden trail connections planned

LYNDEN — Expect plenty of trail-related activity surrounding Fisher Elementary School in the next two years. With the city already securing a state grant to construct trail — which will eventually ...
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Sophomores learning CPR

LYNDEN ­— This year’s high school sophomores are getting trained in a new skill. And while it may not land them a great job, it could save someone else’s life. They’re learning the basics of CPR, ...

State still buying Guide right-of-way

WHATCOM — The Washington State Department of Transportation is still buying right-of-way along Guide Meridian Road in Lynden, hopeful the state highway can be widened in the future. Original Guide widening ...
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Senior centers committed to keeping up hot meals for local residents

WHATCOM ­— It takes money to keep serving hot meals each weekday at the Lynden and Ferndale senior centers. But they remain committed to doing it in 2014. The meals are more than just food. They become ...

A rarity — a baby born to a Lynden City Council member

LYNDEN ­— Maybe the most notable thing at Monday’s City Council meeting wasn’t even on the agenda. That is, a baby was born to a City Council member. Noel Marie Lenssen was born on Dec. 29 to councilor ...
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1 dress, 3 weddings, 50 years

LYNDEN — When Patti Hoksbergen wore her wedding dress in 1964, 50 years ago, she had no idea it would be used again. And again. In 1989, Jodi Sparber, Patti’s daughter, donned the dress. On Saturday, ...