Gloria Abbe

  Gloria Ann Abbe, age 89, passed away at the Christian Health Care Center on March 29, 2015. She was born on Dec. 4, 1925.   Gloria Ann’s memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015, ...

Dawn LeClair

  Dawn Marie LaClair, of Bellingham, passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015. She was 58 years old.   Arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Service…. This content ...

Bertha Dotinga

  Bertha Dotinga, of Lynden, went home to her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the age of 95.   Bertha was born on Oct. 28, 1919, to Eise and Tryntje Leenstra in Terzool, Friesland. ...

Frances Shuler – 90th birthday

Frances Shuler of Lynden is celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born on May 15, 1925, in Rugby, North Dakota, to John and Gunda Fay. She has been married to Bruce Shuler for 60 years, as well as being ...

Phillip Alexander Dennis — Birth

Dora and Japheth Dennis of Williston, North Dakota, welcomed a son, Phillip Alexander, on April 26, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Williston. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and is the first grandchild ...

Harold & Joyce Visser – 65th anniversary

Harold and Joyce Visser of Lynden will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on May 16, 2015, with a family dinner. They were married on May 16, 1950, at Third Christian Reformed Church in Lynden. ...

Engagement — Cailey Plagerman & Jesse Galbreath

Cailey Plagerman of Everson and Jesse Galbreath of Burlington announce their engagement and plans for a June 27, 2015 wedding at Cailey’s grandparents’ home in Everson. Cailey is a daughter of Dwayne ...

Letters to the Editor — May 13, 2015

A trio of thanks from kids for Lynden school bond passage   The following three letters are from students in Mrs. Cornelsen’s fifth-grade class at Isom Elementary School:   I would like to thank ...

Lessons from my childhood May memories

Guest opinion by John Van Hemert   May I tell you what one mom said on this very day, May 10, 1940? My mother, Nelly Van Hemert Vander Kooij, said, when we saw enormous black clouds to the west, the ...

Bruce Ayers says jail must be built

From District 1, he has a lifetime of involvements   BELLINGHAM — Bruce Ayers, a 40-year professional land surveyor who served a term on the Bellingham City Council in the 1990s, is running for the ...