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Telling week ahead for Mount Baker

DEMING — There’s no denying that the competition level for fastpitch in the Northwest Conference is tough this season. This is something Mount Baker coach Ron Lepper fully understands. Entering last ...
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Lynden woman named state Mother of Year

LYNDEN -— A Lynden woman, in addition to her prominent role heading a global nonprofit, has been named Mother of the Year for Washington State. Celeste Mergens, a mother of six by birth, said she considers ...
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Building Bridges of Hope

WHATCOM — Let’s start with a story: A young man gets released from prison in Whatcom County. For his transition back to normal life, the young man enters a halfway house in downtown Bellingham. Literally ...

Farmers see high milk price

WHATCOM -— It may be close to the best of times, in terms of milk price, to be a dairy farmer. That’s good news for milk-producing Whatcom County. The indicator Class III manufacturing-grade price ...

NWC boys soccer: LC tops Meridian

It’s become a consistent trend for NWC soccer fans to hear good things about Lyncs’ midfielder Cody Fransen following a game. Tuesday was no different. Fransen scored two goals in yesterday’s ...
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Little House on the Schoolyard

LYNDEN -— The experiences of children’s book character Laura Ingalls Wilder came vividly to life for Lynden Christian Elementary School students on Friday. The open grounds across from the Drayton ...

LHS students presenting comedic murder mystery

LYNDEN — The Lynden High School drama department will premiere a different kind of production on Friday. Different, that is, from traditional on-stage productions. LHS will do three productions of “Mayhem ...

County allows pot near home owners if they agree

WHATCOM -— The county’s interim rules for locating a marijuana growing or processing facility have been eased a bit. It will now be possible to have a pot operation within 300 feet of existing residences ...

Louws reports on progress, looks to future needs

WHATCOM -— Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws gave a state-of-the-county report to the County Council on April 22. He reviewed accomplishments of the past year and looked to future goals and challenges. ...
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Mylon Smith purchases Gillies Funeral Home

LYNDEN — Mylon Smith and his wife Shannon have purchased Gillies Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Mylon, who has worked at Gillies since 1993, is a son of the late Don Smith, the previous owner, ...