Mary Bonsen

Mary Winfred Boyd Bonsen, age 85, passed away peacefully at Lynden Manor on Sept. 11, 2013. Mary was born on May 27, 1928, in Pilot Rock-McKay Creek near Pendleton, Ore., to Armond (Bud) and Mildred Boyd. ...

Keith Verbrugge

Keith Alan Verbrugge, age 55, passed away on Sept. 12, 2013, of melanoma at Whatcom Hospice House. He was born on April 7, 1958, to Lawrence and Ruth Verbrugge and graduated from Lynden High School and ...

Ruby Bartell

Ruby Ann Bartell, age 94, of Bakersfield, Calif., passed away in Bakersfield on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. in Enterprise Cemetery of Ferndale ...

John Gabrielse

John Steven Gabrielse, age 91, went to his Eternal Home on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Visitation hours will be on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Gillies Funeral Home. A memorial service will ...
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100 years of Sumas church

SUMAS — Sumas Advent Christian Church is celebrating its centennial with an open house on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited. On Sunday, Sept. 22, a potluck dinner follows the ...
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Lynden teacher now publishing books

LYNDEN — June 2013 was a good month for Rebecca Van Slyke, and not just because summer vacation began. Van Slyke, a second-grade teacher at Vossbeck Elementary School, is a children’s book writer. ...

Music festival stretches to 8 days

LYNDEN ­— The fifth annual Lynden Music Festival is increasing in number of days and performers this year. It will begin on Saturday, Oct. 5, and continue for a total of eight days. An expanding list ...

YMCA repairs will add up yearly

LYNDEN — The aging Lynden YMCA building is costing taxpayers extra money this year. The sucking of city money won’t stop anytime soon, either. With last November’s failure of a $9.5 million bond ...

Big Brothers/Big Sisters closing

WHATCOM — After a 37-year presence in Whatcom County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington is closing its doors. The child-mentoring program has struggled financially for several years, especially ...

Umpqua to take over Sterling Savings Bank

PORTLAND — By early next year, Umpqua Holdings Corp. will finish off a $2 billion transaction by purchasing Sterling Financial Corporation, including the Lynden Sterling Savings Bank location at 1794 ...