Letters to the editor – March 13

New jail is way too large for our needs As a current Whatcom County resident I am concerned with the new jail that is proposed and in the planning stages. We definitely need a new jail, but at the correct ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, March 13 • Whatcom County Agricultural Advisory Committee, Northwest Annex conference room, Planning and Development Services, 5280 Northwest Dr., Bellingham, 3:30 p.m. Details: Samya, 676-6907. ...
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George and Amy Van Eschen – 65th anniversary

George and Amy Van Eschen of Lynden will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on March 13. They were married in 1948 in Austin, Minn. Both were born and raised in Iowa. They moved to California in ...
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Nellie Sterk – 80th birthday

Nellie Sterk of Lynden will be celebrating her 80th birthday on March 14. She will be spending the day with family and friends followed by a family dinner on Friday evening at Syros in Lynden. “Happy ...

Babysitter clinic set for April, May

LYNDEN — The Lynden Fire Department hosts a babysitter clinic for those wanting to gain certification in CPR and first aid, learn how to use a fire extinguisher and learn home safety and kid-friendly ...

See if you’re cut out for rodeo — camp coming here April 6

LYNDEN ­— For all ages, those who have thought about trying rodeo get their chance on Saturday, April 6, at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds. An official PRCA Championship Rodeo Camp, one of only ...

Ecology and port looking at Blaine Harbor cleanup

BELLINGHAM — Plans to investigate the extent of contamination in Blaine Harbor from past industrial work are moving forward with a legal agreement between the Washington Department of Ecology and the ...

Extra officers out over this weekend

WHATCOM ­— Washington law enforcement agencies will take part in a special impaired-driving crackdown March 14-18 over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Extra officers from the Bellingham, Ferndale, ...

CharterFest April 27-28 on waterfront

BELLINGHAM — At the eighth CharterFest at Squalicum Harbor April 27-28, more than 50 sailboats and powerboats will be on display to climb aboard and explore, with vessels available for sale, charter ...

Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 10, 2013. He was born on July 12, 1924 in Toledo, Ohio, to Martin C. and Norma (Speers) Van Buren. He attended the University of Toledo until ...