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YMCA building repairs: $2.1M

LYNDEN ­— The city and Whatcom Family YMCA plan to make the existing Drayton Street recreation facility stay in operation for at least another five years, despite serious physical weaknesses. For instance, ...

Brad Jernberg resigns as Fisher principal

LYNDEN — Five principals have served Fisher Elementary School since it opened in 1962. Their names are well known in the Lynden School District, including Chloe Bedell (9 years), Randy Flowers (12 years) ...

Boy, 6, falls from second floor, in critical condition but responsive at Harborview

LYNDEN ­— A 6-year-old boy suffered serious head injury in a fall from an apartment’s second-story window Tuesday evening, June 11. Both the Lynden fire and police departments responded to the incident ...

Krause Manufacturing shutting down at Laurel, moving to San Diego

LAUREL — After 50 years in operation in Whatcom County, Krause Manufacturing, 6059 Guide Meridian Rd., will move its equipment to parent company CP Group’s world headquarters in San Diego. Krause will ...
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Local proposal was highfalutin act

LYNDEN ­— Ira “Dean” Hagins went to extra depths and heights to make his proposal to Nicole McDonald on Saturday. As in planting trees — well, almost — and flying an airplane. After the shock ...

Local berries not tied to hepatitis outbreak

LYNDEN ­— The Washington Red Raspberry Commission reports this news related to the Townsend Farms berry mix blend that has been in the news as the source of a hepatitis outbreak: The frozen raspberries ...
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Boxx Berry Farm kicking off 53rd year

FERNDALE — Mike Boxx is pretty proud of his strawberries. He’s so proud and protective that he sends some of them all the way to a Skagit County processor just because they guarantee to send the exact ...

Joe Moser to be given another World War II award on Sunday

WHATCOM ­— Joel Moser, local World War II aviator and winner of the Distinguished Flying Cross award, will receive an additional medal given to airmen who parachuted in combat. The presentation will ...

One-lane traffic coming to Badger

WHATCOM ­— One lane of State Route 546 (East Badger Road) at Lynden will remain open at all times as preparation for roundabout construction gets under way at both the Depot and Bender road intersections. ...

Balloon release Thursday will be memorial for Merle Wright

LYNDEN ­— A year after Merle Wright died, balloons will be released in memory of him from the Lynden Community Center at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, said his wife, Loretta. “This was his second ...