Fred Boonstra

Mr. Fred Boonstra, 79, a longtime resident of the Skagit Valley, passed away at home in Mount Vernon on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. He was born in Beets, Friesland, the Netherlands, on May 5, 1935, a son of ...

Julia Van Halm

Julia Clare Douma Van Halm passed away on July 24, 2014, in Lynden. She was 80 years old. Julia was born in Overschie, outside of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, on March 8, 1934, to Sybren and Elisabet ...

William Davis

William “Bill” Davis of Sumas passed away in Bellingham on Aug. 5, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born in Junction City, Kansas, on Jan. 24, 1945. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 39 ...

Margaret Lewis

Margaret Alexander Lewis, born on Feb. 3, 1923, a longtime Lynden resident, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at her home in Palm Desert, California, of natural causes. Margaret, her husband Bill and their ...

Margaret Browning

Margaret Millenaar Browning passed away on July 28, 2014. Her family and her loving husband Bruce were at her side. Margaret was born on Nov. 18, 1928. She was 85 years old at her passing. Margaret was ...

Elaine Gustafson

Elaine L. Gustafson was born on May 18, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois, and passed away on Aug. 7, 2014, surrounded by her family. A Lynden resident since 1965,  Elaine resided in the family home on Loomis ...

Harold Heutink

Harold Lee Heutink, at the age of 82, had his prayers answered when he went home to be with Jesus on Aug. 2, 2014. Harold is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joyce; as well as his sons Rocky Heutink (Sue ...

Melvin Larsen

Melvin C. Larsen, age 90, passed away on July 27, 2014. Melvin was born in Ferndale in 1924 to Elen and Peter M. Larsen. A graveside service in Bayview Cemetery in Bellingham will take place at 11 a.m. ...

Guest Opinion: Small businesses deserve more from health care

by Janet Trautwein President Obama marked the recent conclusion of open enrollment in the federal healthcare law’s insurance exchanges with a celebration at the White House. The administration exceeded ...

Letters to the editor – published Aug. 13

Shouldn’t happen in Lynden We held my daughter’s sixth birthday party at the amazing Lynden City Park. After the kids had eaten and opened presents, the adults took the kids to the park to play. We ...