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Lewis 100: Lynden area agriculture has included hops, hens and even sugar beets

At the beginning, as Lynden’s earliest settlers pushed back the surrounding forest, hops for beer was a crop that thrived, to go with the usual family mix of chickens, hogs, cattle and horses on a stump ...

3-year-old died of E. coli strain

WHATCOM -— Health authorities have not been able to determine the specific source of an E. coli infection that took the life of a 3-year-old Lynden girl on Sept. 5. The death of Brooklyn Hoksbergen, ...
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CHCC to add new building, services

LYNDEN -— The Christian Health Care Center hopes to have a new adult day health center built and running by mid-2015. The 5,400-square-foot center, capable of serving 60 persons per day, will be on property ...

City eyes Badger site for Public Works

LYNDEN -— Former telephone company property on East Badger Road could become the city’s long-sought public works yard. The Lynden City Council on Monday decided to offer $1.22 million for the 3.84 ...
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Lynden history blends many bloodlines

The earliest people in the Lynden area were, of course, the native Nooksacks. They lived in the area for perhaps hundreds, if not thousands, of years. The earliest settlers were mainly of English origin, ...

Lewis 100: Scribe of Parsnip Corner spoke on radio during WWII

In February 1929 Lynden Tribune publisher Sol H. Lewis was pictured in the Seattle Times — on a page also featuring famed pilot Charles Lindbergh getting engaged and inventor Thomas Edison turning 82 ...

Fireworks discussion continues

LYNDEN -— No new language on fireworks in town has been prepared, although at the least the city’s ordinance could be brought into line with state law, says Police Chief Jack Foster. The Lynden City ...

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 ...

City offers $231,000 in breaks for Delft rebuild

LYNDEN -— A 35-room inn in the former Delft Square building may still not be a certainty. But the city is taking steps to help make it financially feasible. A City Council committee last week gave its ...

Ag owners to vote on water districts

WHATCOM — It’s coming down to decision time for an effort to create a more unified voice for agriculture in the county. The Whatcom Ag District Coalition, a volunteer farmer team that has been at work ...