‘Farmer Ben’ Elenbaas running for County Council in 2nd District

“Farmer Ben” Elenbaas, an advocate for local foods and local food sustainability, announced his candidacy May 15 for the Whatcom County Council seat in the 2nd Council District. The incumbent is Ken ...

City IDs property needed for eventual Pepin Creek creation

LYNDEN -— The City Council on Monday approved a right-of-way plan showing the strip of land that will be bought from 14 different land owners to create a new stream flow corridor. The acquistion between ...
Lynden city administrator finalist Michael Pence and his wife Renee, left, chat Monday with Lynden public works director Steve Banham and city councilor Brent Lenssen.

Administrator selection down to day of interviews

LYNDEN -— Now with just three finalists for the position, Lynden may settle on a new city administrator this week. Bill Verwolf is retiring June 30 after 11 years in the job. The trio in town Monday ...
Jake Hittinger (right) comes out of the water with the man he rescued. This photo was taken by his wife, Kendra.

Local couple saves a life in Hawaii

HAWAII — Kendra and Jake Hittinger weren’t thinking about medals and honors when they saved the life of a drowning swimmer in Hawaii around Christmas. But receiving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Commendation ...
Gary Van Dyk

Gary Van Dyk chosen as 2013 logging show Bull of the Woods

DEMING — The world of logging has been a fixture in Gary Van Dyk’s life for as long as he can remember. “I grew up in logging,” Van Dyk said. “My dad was a logger, my granddad was a logger. I ...

Lynden edges Ferndale as fastest growing city in county

WHATCOM — At the current rate, Lynden will continue to stay ahead of Ferndale in terms of total population. But, again, just barely. The U.S. Census Bureau released 2012 figures, showing Lynden’s jump ...

Delft to be rebuilt

LYNDEN -— Delft Square will come to life after all. A realigned partnership has announced plans to create The Inn at Lynden, Washington, including 25 upper-level rooms and 10,000 square feet of complementary ...

2013 NWC golf teams announced

The Northwest Conference released it’s all-conference golf team for 2013 and several north county student athletes received honors. However, the biggest award went to Lynden Christian head coach ...

Darigold trying to reduce new dryer’s noise

LYNDEN — Darigold is working to reduce the loudness of air emissions from its new milk drying facility that is now in “startup phase,” say company representatives. However, the Lynden Darigold plant ...
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At Memorial Day attention

Boy Scouts of local Troop 4028 hoisted the American flag first to full staff, then to half, to start the Memorial Day service at Lynden Cemetery Monday. The 50-minute service proceeded in good weather ...