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Valuable medals

Very belatedly, Percy “Shorty” Maneval, 89, of Lynden received medals that he won in his World War II Army Air Corps service on 50 missions of B-24 bombers into German-held territory. The medals, in ...

Small cities struggle with pot rules

WHATCOM ­— Both Everson and Sumas have joined other cities in buying some time to deal with the legalization of marijuana in Washington State. In September, the Sumas City Council declared a six-month ...

Buys is GOP lead on agriculture, water and natural resources panel

OLYMPIA — House Republican leaders have chosen member Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, to serve as the Republican lead on state agriculture, water and natural resource issues. Buys, 34, will replace Rep. ...

Laurel theater show is tribute to early rock n roll

LAUREL — The Northwest Theatre Group is bringing back the songs of the early rock and roll era with an upcoming show in the Meridian High School auditorium, 194 W. Laurel Rd. “Smokey Joe’s Cafe: ...

Master Gardener 2014 applications due Nov. 30

BELLINGHAM — WSU Whatcom County Extension Master Gardener training is again being offered for people interested in gardening and their community. In return for training, Master Gardener Community Educators ...

Be creative, have fun in port’s Gingerbread Contest

BELLINGHAM — To make an edible sculpture for the Port of Bellingham’s annual gingerbread contest can be both an exercise in creativity and a fun activity spent with family and friends this Thanksgiving. ...

New partners at Larson Gross announced

WHATCOM ­— Larson Gross PLLC announces that two new partners, Josh Turrell and Kelli Visser, have been accepted into the ownership team, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Turrell joined the firm in 2005 after ...

Peoples promotes Israel Jacob

LYNDEN — Peoples Bank announces the promotion of Israel Thomas Jacob to Peoples Investments LPL Manager. In this new role he will lead the investments team to grow and develop the investment services ...

Bethany holiday homes tour set

LYNDEN ­— Bethany Christian Services’ 15th annual Homes for the Holidays tour will be on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. The owners’ homes on tour are: • Fred and Tami Rylaarsdam, 8539 Benson ...

Originals by Chad booming, launches high-end gift pack

LYNDEN — The closure of two established Bellingham jewelry stores in 2013 has shifted plenty of new work to Lynden’s Originals By Chad. To celebrate the new business, the shop has started a new high-end ...