‘Housing Options As We Age’ free forum Feb. 25 in Bellingham

  BELLINGHAM — Learn about “Housing Options As We Age” at a free forum on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St.   Charlie Hudson ...

Blood bank now Bloodworks NW

  SEATTLE — The Puget Sound Blood Center on Feb. 4 announced it has a new name: Bloodworks Northwest.   The decision to change the name results from growth to serve hospitals far beyond the Puget ...
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Nooksack’s selfless leader

NOOKSACK — Each year, the Nooksack Valley girls’ basketball team has an acronym for its season. This year’s is F.A.M.I.L.Y. — “Forget about me, I love you.”   And perhaps no player embodies ...
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Lynden’s Cruz on a roll heading into regionals

  LYNDEN — Up until early January, Lynden junior and third-year wrestler Primitivo Cruz had never placed in a tournament. And as head coach Alan Moore put it, Cruz had gotten off to an average start ...

Swim: Lions aim for state

  LYNDEN — With 12 first-year swimmers on the roster of 18, Lynden’s young and inexperienced boys’ swim team went through some growing pains this season, finishing 1-5 in dual meets.   But ...

Girls Basketball: Lyncs win NWC, finish 12-0 in league play

  WHATCOM —  Lynden Christian (17-3, 12-0 Northwest Conference) won the league title with a win over Ferndale on Feb. 3 and wrapped up an undefeated conference slate on Feb. 5 with a victory over ...

Boys basketball: Pioneers win first conference game

  WHATCOM — Connor Beard scored 22 points and hit a game-winning 3-pointer as Nooksack Valley (2-18, 1-11) edged Blaine 64-63 on Feb. 5 in its season finale for its first conference win of the season. ...

Wrestling: Pioneers, Mountaineers have strong showings

  DEMING — A combined 19 wrestlers from Nooksack Valley, Mount Baker and Meridian qualified for regionals by finishing in the top four of their respective weight classes in the 1A sub-regionals on ...

Wrestling: Five Lions qualify for regional round

  LYNDEN — Five Lynden wrestlers qualified for regionals by finishing in the top four of their respective weight classes in the 2A sub-regionals on Feb. 7 at Squalicum High School.   The regional ...
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Married 75 years, from secret start

  LYNDEN ­— Not only did Kenneth Gundel take Peggy across a state line in a blizzard to marry her — but they then kept it a secret from almost everyone for four months.   That’s because ...