Growth drives schools; many county officials retire; Ecology takes over water planning; city buys Glenning site; two die trying to save dogs; Sen. Ericksen adds a Cambodia job; Bass convicted of Stavik death; P.O. mural causes furor; Farm Pavilion built; Sumas gets $2 million for projects 

The Meridian FFA Agricultural Mechanics team represented Washington at the national competition held in Indianapolis three weeks ago and ended up placing eighth in the nation out of 44 teams entered. Pictured are, from left: coach Brent Feller, students Hailey Gallatin, Wyatt Brink, Jose Mal…

LYNDEN ­— “Anne of Green Gables” is the fall play of Lynden High School performing arts students Nov. 7-10 at Judson Auditorium, 516 Main St. Four shows are at 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

SPOKANE — Northwest Farm Credit Services has awarded Lynden Christian Middle School a $2,000 Northwest FCS Rural Community Grant toward building a greenhouse.

BELLINGHAM — The Whatcom Literacy Council will host the annual Literacy Breakfast with Nancy Pearl Thursday, Nov. 7 from 7-9 a.m. at Bellingham Technical College’s Settlemyer Hall. A $15 registration will be required to reserve a seat. Early registration is advised.

BELLINGHAM — Former Whatcom Community College trustee Tim Douglas has received the Trustee Leadership Award from the Washington State Association of College Trustees. He was honored at the association’s spring meeting in Walla Walla last month.

WHATCOM ­— The Lynden/Ferndale Masonic Lodge on May 16 was able to recognize Lynette Ondeck of the Nooksack Valley School District as the first 2019 Educator of the Year to be honored in local districts.

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