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Letters to the Editor — May 13, 2015

A trio of thanks from kids for Lynden school bond passage   The following three letters are from students in Mrs. Cornelsen’s fifth-grade class at Isom Elementary School:   I would like to thank ...

Lessons from my childhood May memories

Guest opinion by John Van Hemert   May I tell you what one mom said on this very day, May 10, 1940? My mother, Nelly Van Hemert Vander Kooij, said, when we saw enormous black clouds to the west, the ...

Letters to the Editor — May 6, 2015

We need strong foreign policy leaders   Our world is in turmoil. There is suffering and danger all around the world. Russians’ bloody land grab in the Ukraine costs thousands of lives, including ...
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We want the fecal coliform facts correct

  Members of the Tenmile Creek Clean Water Project have been meeting since October 2013 with a goal of reducing fecal coliform levels in the Tenmile Creek watershed. We are a diverse group of citizens ...

A thank you from the superintendent

Guest opinion by Jim Frey I want to take this opportunity to thank our community for supporting the recently passed capital bond to replace Lynden Middle School and Fisher Elementary School. I am extremely ...

Letters to the Editor — Published April 29, 2015

County districts should retain local voice   Those of us who were here in 2009 when Kathy Kershner was elected to the County Council from the 1st District remember well the howls of protest from the ...

When families don’t talk — let’s talk about it

by Mallory Lucas   Our families and neighbors could be feeling the “unspeakable” pain habitually stuffed into the depths so craftily we become experts at hiding it, sometimes even from ourselves. ...
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Lynden’s remarkable tree landscape

by Ron Polinder   For a couple of years now, I have had this article in head waiting to be written. Our town is wonderful in many ways, but one that is seldom talked about relates to the remarkable ...

Opinion: Bond arose from citizens’ committee

By Jerry Bush   As I read the April 12 Bellingham Herald article about Lynden voters deciding the $48 million school bond, it was clear that people still do not have all the facts about the need for ...

Letters to the editor – April 22

Loving our neighbor   I’m writing this communication especially for all of us who are part of the Christian school family, of which my wife and I have been lifelong and devoted members. It is weighty ...