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Lewis 100: A look back at Farmers Equipment, started in 1935

At age 71, Ken Stremler has been around for much of the life of Farmers Equipment Company, which was founded in April 1935. Located in the building that now houses Katz Coffee in downtown Lynden, Farmers ...

Historic Lynden fire siren to be blown Thursday

LYNDEN -— Big Ole, the historic fire siren atop the Jansen Art Center, may be blown around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, as part of a ceremony honoring the center’s founding members, said Heidi Jansen ...

Sumas plans 2015 sidewalk to Bowen ballfields on Hovel Road

SUMAS -— In 2015 the city would like to build sidewalks on the west side of Hovel Road to the Howard Bowen Memorial Park ballfields. That $76,000 expenditure is listed on the city’s six-year transportation ...

Sumas Bull-a-Rama returns Sept. 13

SUMAS -— The second Sumas Bull-a-Rama of 2014 is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 13, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the rodeo grounds. This competition features top amateur adult bull riders from the United States ...

9-11 Memorial Ride coming

WHATCOM -— The 9-11 Memorial Ride, an event that has been elsewhere in the United States and Canada, is coming to the Peace Arch Park this year. Border officials, military personnel and emergency responders ...
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Sumas houses marijuana processor

SUMAS — Ed Waterman has been growing marijuana since the 1970s, but now he has taken his operation to Sumas where he was the fifth grower-processor in Whatcom County to receive a recreational marijuana ...

Lynden Christian music faculty recital Sept. 11

LYNDEN -— The eighth annual Music Faculty Recital featuring the Lynden Christian School teachers performing an evening of music will be on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Worship and Fine Arts ...

WECU ranked high on national list

WHATCOM — Deposit Accounts likes what it sees in Whatcom Educational Credit Union. In the evaluator’s ranking of the Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America, which looked at 6,600 credit unions ...

Sustainable small farm courses set

WHATCOM -— A course on sustainable small farming is again planned by WSU Whatcom County Extension this year, starting on Sept. 9. It will run on two Tuesday evenings, with three full-day field trips ...

Anniversary approaches for Baker inn

MAPLE FALLS — The Mount Baker foothills area is home to a treasure known worldwide. The Inn at Mt. Baker, located off the Mt. Baker Highway just past Maple Falls, is modeled after a chalet you might ...