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Whitworth names seven local students to laureate society

SPOKANE — Several local students have been named to Whitworth University’s Laureate Society for fall 2014 semester.   Kayla Bajema, Bret DeGraaff, Luke Olson, Tyler Reardon, Keirstin Skinner, Tyler ...
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Running a Bond: Answering the ‘no’ bond vote

  LYNDEN ­— When most of Lynden’s elected officials, about a dozen in all, gathered on Feb. 23 to talk about common issues, it didn’t take long for the Lynden School District’s upcoming $48 ...
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Temper Tamers

NOOKSACK — Kids at Nooksack Elementary School are building character, and they’re doing so in Patti Hoelzle’s classroom.   Hoelzle, the school’s counselor, led students in a “Temper Tamers” ...
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Running a Bond: State would pay for over 27 percent of overall project

LYNDEN — Dollar signs tell a story too. The money portion ultimately defines a bond.   Just how does the proposed $48 million Lynden School District bond break down? And just how does it compare ...
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‘The Pirates of Penzance’ premiering at Lynden High School

LYNDEN — An operetta may seem like a difficult choice for a high school drama production, but for Tina Miller’s group of LHS performers, it was just the right fit.   “After last year’s musical, ...

Fair foundation also offers local scholarships

  LYNDEN — The Northwest Washington Fair Foundation is offering scholarships to qualified Whatcom County students. At least $1,000 will be awarded to each winner. Applicants must meet these criteria ...

Scholarships are dairy-based

  WHATCOM — The local Dairy Women organization is accepting applications for two scholarship programs.   The scholarship in memory of Mina Polinder is $1,000. It is available to students who ...

Meridian hosts Feb. 25 career-skills open house at high school campus

  WHATCOM — Two local campuses of the Northwest Career & Technical Academy hold open houses on Wednesday, Feb. 25.   Meridian High School hosts in its CTE Building, 194 W. Laurel Rd., at ...

Youth fair forms out, applications due in March 18

  WHATCOM — Applications are now out for the April 10-11, 2015 Whatcom County Youth Fair on the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds.   Paper forms (in orange) are available at schools, feed and ...
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Running a Bond: Success in the past

LYNDEN — Former Lynden public schools Superintendent Howard Heppner was five for five, as far as school bonds are concerned.   The Lynden School District ran five separate bond requests while Heppner ...