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Project Hope takes over Angel Tree program

LYNDEN — Amidst serving 300 families with special Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, Project Hope has also taken on the popular Lynden Angel Tree tradition this year, providing toys and food to at-need ...

Rodents visit LMS preschool

LYNDEN — Classes weren’t in session in schools countywide on Monday, Nov. 11, for the observance of Veterans Day. Even so, it’s doubtful that the Lynden School District’s preschool children would ...

Everson’s N. Washington Street upgrades almost complete

EVERSON — The process took the better part of six years, but upgrades to Everson’s Washington Street are almost complete. In September, crews began the improvement project, reconstructing about 800 ...

Christmas tree to be lit downtown after Lighted Parade on Dec. 7

LYNDEN — There’s more to see now than just Sinterklaas and a Lighted Christmas Parade. Those two attractions will take place as usual on Saturday, Dec. 7 — Sinterklaas at the Lynden Pioneer Museum ...
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Only 34 votes separate pair in Fire District 21 race

WHATCOM ­— Challenger Dean Berkeley leads by 34 votes over incumbent Roger Hawley in the tight race for commissioner in Fire District 21, also known as North Whatcom Fire & Rescue. The vote tally ...
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Valuable medals

Very belatedly, Percy “Shorty” Maneval, 89, of Lynden received medals that he won in his World War II Army Air Corps service on 50 missions of B-24 bombers into German-held territory. The medals, in ...

Small cities struggle with pot rules

WHATCOM ­— Both Everson and Sumas have joined other cities in buying some time to deal with the legalization of marijuana in Washington State. In September, the Sumas City Council declared a six-month ...

Buys is GOP lead on agriculture, water and natural resources panel

OLYMPIA — House Republican leaders have chosen member Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, to serve as the Republican lead on state agriculture, water and natural resource issues. Buys, 34, will replace Rep. ...

Master Gardener 2014 applications due Nov. 30

BELLINGHAM — WSU Whatcom County Extension Master Gardener training is again being offered for people interested in gardening and their community. In return for training, Master Gardener Community Educators ...

Be creative, have fun in port’s Gingerbread Contest

BELLINGHAM — To make an edible sculpture for the Port of Bellingham’s annual gingerbread contest can be both an exercise in creativity and a fun activity spent with family and friends this Thanksgiving. ...