Charles ‘Jerry’ Flora

Charles J. “Jerry” Flora, age 85, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. He was born on Nov. 16, 1928. He was president of Western Washington University ...

Henry Zylstra

Henry J. Zylstra, age 70, of Everson, died on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in St. Joseph Hospital. Visitation hours will be on Thursday, Jan. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Gillies Funeral Home. Graveside services ...

Births – published Dec. 31

HARPER HARRIET WAGTER Taryn and Grant Wagter of Lynden welcomed a daughter, Harper Harriet, on Nov. 27, 2013, at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Grandparents ...

Public meetings

Thursday, Jan. 2 • Lynden City Council Public Safety Committee, Lynden Police Station, 203 19th St., 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 • Lynden City Council Finance Committee, first floor meeting room, City Hall, ...

Rough weekend for NWC hoops

LYNDEN — The Meridian Trojans were also in action at the Cloud 9 Sports Christmas Classic, but went 0-2 on the weekend. The Trojans opened the tourney on Friday with a loss to De La Salle (Oregon). In ...

Katherine Miedema

Lynden resident Katherine Miedema died on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at the age of 71. Arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Lynden…. This content is for subscribers ...
The Dutch Village Mall as it stands currently is expected to look revitalized in 2014.

Dutch Village Mall improvements coming

LYNDEN — In the spirit of the Dutch Village Mall’s beginnings, one of Lynden’s original landmark properties will retain its Dutch-like feel throughout a massive renovation and return to offering ...
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2013: A Year in Review

JANUARY   2 — For peat’s sake 2,000 double dump truck loads of soggy soil must be removed before Lynden’s new water treatment plant can be built.   Lynden police add first new officer since ...

‘Reverse auction’ idea could help save farmland

WHATCOM — The county is working with a consultant on the idea of “reverse auction” of non-conforming lots in core agricultural areas in order to preserve such land for agriculture. The goal is to ...

Western graduate students will do free counseling

BELLINGHAM — Beginning Jan. 21, graduate students in Western Washington University’s Psychology Department will provide free individual counseling services under faculty supervision. Western’s Counseling ...