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Richard and Lucy De Vries – 45th anniversary

Richard and Lucy (Amarando) De Vries will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Dec. 29. The couple’s two children are Tony De Vries of Custer and Brett and wife Leah De Vries of Lynden. Their ...
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Local schools react to Newtown tragedy

LYNDEN — The nation was hit with a harrowing and unfathomable tragedy on Friday when 20-year-old Adam Lanza walked into a Connecticut elementary school and gunned down 26 people, 20 of whom were young ...
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Country star Hunter Hayes to play 2013 fair

LYNDEN — Rising star Hunter Hayes, who just received three Grammy nominations to go with his Country Music Association award as best New Artist of 2012, will perform at the 2013 Northwest Washington ...
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State of the Arts: The Hobbit: Overlong and overstuffed

LYNDEN — I’ve been a rather vocal critic of Peter Jackson’s decision to split his adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” into three movies rather than the originally planned two-parter. ...

Local police lose BP interpretation

WHATCOM — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced last week that the Border Patrol will no longer provide interpretation assistance in routine local law enforcement matters. But that practice ...

Lynden could get 3 more career firefighters via $431,000 federal grant

LYNDEN ­— The city could be getting three more firefighters in 2013. Fire Chief Gary Baar told the City Council Monday that Lynden has qualified for a federal SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency ...

Open house for retiring chamber office manager Jeannie Rozeboom

LYNDEN — Jeannie Rozeboom is retiring as the office manager of the Lynden Chamber of Commerce after 14 years and the chamber will host an open house to bid her farewell from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, ...

Rep. Buys gets state House committee assignments

OLYMPIA — Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, has been chosen the ranking Republican on the House Government Operations and Elections Committee. Reelected in November, Buys will be in his second term in the ...

24 arrested in Sheriff’s sweep targeting gangs

WHATCOM — The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 12 led a multi-agency warrant arrest sweep targeting gang members, associates and other high-risk offenders living locally. In all, 23 adults and ...

204 turkeys given out through SSK Insurance drive

WHATCOM ­— More than 200 local families are receiving turkeys for a holiday dinner as a result of a drive led by Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance. The company, with offices in Lynden and Bellingham, ...