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Lynde 500 set for annual running on Labor Day

LYNDEN — The Lynde 500 will again “kick up some dust,” as race director and Lynden PioneerMuseum director Troy Luginbill likes to say, on Labor Day, starting at 11 a.m. in downtown Lynden. This, ...
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Ethel Boertien looks back ‘happy’ across 100 years

LYNDEN ­— Ethel Boertien remembers that her family and another, 14 people in all, came down sick in the worldwide flu pandemic of 1918-19, yet all survived. Her father, at age 38, was drafted to fight ...
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Balancing a little bocce

Seniors from around Whatcom County came to Lynden’s Bender Fields bocce ball courts Monday to participate in their annual bocce tournament. One of the players was Pete Peterson, of Everson, at age 97, ...

BelleWood Acres adds activities for holiday, start of apple harvest

LYNDEN ­— Apple harvest has arrived at BelleWood Acres farm, and it’s been one year since the 6140 Guide Meridian Rd. building opened. That timing adds up to an Orchard Days celebration Aug. 31 through ...

Hospice needs volunteers

WHATCOM — Hospice seeks top-quality, caring volunteers to provide assistance to those facing a life-threatening illness. Caregivers provide respite sitting, light chores, transportation, comfort and ...
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Cowboys put on a show in Lynden

LYNDEN -— Two arena records were broken at the 2013 Lynden PRCA Rodeo last week. It was a crowded and quality field in steer wrestling, but Travis Taruscio broke through to his speedy win in 3.3 seconds ...
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A new year, first day of school

Lynden Christian kicked off the Whatcom County 2013-14 school year on Tuesday. Here, second grade students get reacquainted.  But LC students aren’t the only ones hitting the books. It’s ...
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100-year-old building has secrets

By Annika Wolters LYNDEN ­— Planted firmly in the jagged sidewalk at the corner of Fourth and Front streets, the historic Bylsma Building stands weathered and regal, as it has now for 100 years. Today, ...

Whatcom Medic One to be retained, reduced

WHATCOM ­— In 2014 the county will keep its unified emergency medical services (EMS) system intact although scaled down slightly, all with a view to asking voters in two years for more funding. That ...
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300 Bosmans celebrate their ancestry at historic barn

LYNDEN ­— About 300 descendants from the 1906 marriage of John Bosman and Alice Hendricks gathered Saturday at the family homestead on Van Dyk Road. They shared a big salmon barbecue, received a 100-page ...