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Nellie Heeringa – 90th birthday

Nellie Heeringa of Lynden will celebrate her 90th birthday with a no-gift open house. Family and friends are invited to join her on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the educational building of First ...
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Edith Ward – 80th birthday

Edith Ward of Bellingham is celebrating her 80th birthday. Family and friends are invited to celebrate with her at an open house luncheon from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Laurel Grange, ...

New energy in the state Senate

By Sen. Doug Ericksen The new bipartisan Majority Coalition Caucus in the Washington State Senate is injecting fresh life and solutions into the hallowed halls of the Capitol Dome. This new majority believes ...

Lloyd Van Boven

Lloyd E. Van Boven, age 92, of Lynden, was taken to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, Dec. 30, at the Christian Health Care Center in Lynden. Born in Hull, N.D., on July 26, 1920, Lloyd was a son ...

Floyd Bouma

Floyd John Bouma, 89, of Lynden, passed away at his home from a large intracranial bleed on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Memorial services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, ...

Vivian West

Vivian Davis Slagle West of Lake Forest Park and Lynden received an amazing gift on Christmas Day 2012. She was “transferred” from this earthly life to her eternal heavenly home. Vivian, a beloved ...

Gustaf Lootens

Gustaf M. “Gus” Lootens, age 83, a lifetime county resident, died at the Christian Health Care Center in Lynden on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. A son of Constant and Emma Lootens, Gus was born on March ...

Eugene Brown

Eugene P. Brown died peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 30, 2012, after a short illness. He was 91 years young. Gene, as he was called, was born on Oct. 25, 1921, to Clinton and Nina Brown in Custer. He was ...

Earlene Urquhart

Earlene Urquhart, who passed away at the age of 70 on Dec. 28, 2012 in Bellingham, was a woman who wore many hats. You may have known her because she was your Bluebird leader, or your Day Camp Director, ...

Ronald Ferguson

Ronald J. Ferguson of Lynden, age 81, went home to his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. He was born on Oct. 19, 1931, in Brockton, Mass., to Howard and Jesse (Beers) Ferguson. Ron grew up in ...