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 ...

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 ...

BelleWood Acres event highlights performing and visual arts

WHATCOM — Local visual artists will help to welcome the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra’s newly appointed music director, Yaniv Attar, at a celebration dinner Saturday, Sept. 28, at Bellewood Acres, 6140 ...

With recent rain, burn ban lifted

WHATCOM ­— Due to recent rain, as of 8 a.m. today, Sept. 18, the Fire Marshal’s Office is lifting restrictions on all open burning in unincorporated Whatcom County. A permanent ban on open burning ...

No. Cascade Hwy. reopened — again

RAINY PASS — The gates opened and the barricades came down on State Route 20 at noon Sept. 12, restoring travel over the North Cascades Highway. The highway had been closed since 2 a.m. Friday, Sept. ...

Births – published Sept. 18

Brynn Lee Gebbers Brielle Denae Gebbers Rebecca and Daniel Gebbers of Brewster, Wash., welcomed twin daughters on Sept. 4, 2013, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. Brynn Lee weighed 3 pounds, 12 ...

Open house for retiring Virginia Doerper Sept. 27

BELLINGHAM — Northwest Regional Council, an association of county governments serving member counties Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom, is hosting an open house to honor retiring executive director ...