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FSD facilities bond back in voters’ hands soon

By Wendy Lawrence and Joe Lupo Ferndale School District Bond Task Force   Last November, the majority of Ferndale School District residents voted in favor of the school bond (58.64 ...

Mayor Mutchler: Vote ‘Yes’ on schools

By Jon Mutchler Ferndale Mayor   There’s no more iconic, central and important building in a town than the local high school. By far, it is our most valuable public asset.   You ...

Letters to the Editor – Jan. 16, 2019

Thanks to community   On behalf of the Project Hope Food Bank of Lynden, I extend a warm word of appreciation to our local community for its generous support of the food bank and ...

Letters to the Editor — Jan. 9, 2019

Continuing the debate   How nice to attend a 42nd Legislative District town hall meeting (sponsored by Whatcom Republicans) Jan. 5, and find an elected representative representing ...

Letters to the Editor — Jan. 2, 2019

Reflecting on a legislative career   As we move into 2019 and my years of service in Olympia come to a close, I want to take a brief moment to say thank-you to residents of the ...

Looking back at 2018, ahead at 2019

By Jon Mutchler Mayor of Ferndale   As 2018 wraps up, Ferndale continues to grow at a healthy pace. Far from the chaotic struggles of Washington, D.C., and Olympia, we are an example ...

Holiday greetings from the mayor

‘Twas the night before Christmas And throughout our city The streets were all decked-out It all looked so pretty Lights hung by the Chamber Made shopping more appealing To support ...

What we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving

  Reflecting on Thanksgiving each year brings much to be thankful for as we near the 40-year mark of working in the family community newspaper business.   The one word that ...

Letters to the Editor — Nov. 14, 2018

Step up and protect citizens   There has been an ongoing struggle to get our Lynden Police Department the staffing it needs, the staffing this community needs. Now I am hearing ...

Letters to the Editor — Oct. 31, 2018

Politics or law?   I am dismayed by the overwhelming partisanship of the county prosecutor race. Is not this position one to be free from political entanglements and instead dedicated ...