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Wiersma Construction dominates Lynde 500

LYNDEN — The 2013 Lynde 500 left little doubt, both about who the crowd favorite was and who the top team turned out to be in the 11th annual push-kart derby. As hundreds of spectators streamed through ...
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Fisher kicks off year with new principal

LYNDEN — With an aging facility and a key February bond vote looming, one might not see the 2013-14 school year as an ideal time to jump in as the new principal of Fisher Elementary School. Luckily, ...

Proposed sub- division flies in face of Pepin Creek plans

LYNDEN — Even with a host of “concerns,” owners Gordy and Janice Bogaard have presented a proposal to the Lynden Planning Commission for a new subdivision north of Main Street on property owned by ...
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Lynden chase ends in crash

WHATCOM ­— A 27-year-old Ferndale man was injured in a crash Tuesday morning after attempting to elude a Lynden Police officer on East Badger Road. At about 4:20 a.m. the officer spotted the driver ...
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A taste of the Mediterranean in Lynden

LYNDEN — Tony Van Rooyen has brought a little Mediterranean to Lynden. The longtime Lynden gardener has spent 20 years cultivating a quintessential Mediterranean fruit — the fig — growing a Desert ...

North Whatcom makes smooth transition to Laurel

WHATCOM — Roughly two months into its station transition, North Whatcom Fire & Rescue reports a “smooth” operation. In late June, the fire district that covers nearly all of north Whatcom County, ...

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 ...