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Mary Swendt – 80th birthday

Mary Rhea Swendt is turning 80! Mary  was born on Sept. 13, 1934, in Van Buren, Missouri, to William and Lilly  Rhea. She is a member of Christ the King Church. Family and friends are invited to an open ...
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Jim Mackin – 80th birthday

Col. Jim Mackin celebrates his 80th birthday with an open house hosted by his children from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, at Dutch Mothers restaurant in Lynden. Come wish Jim a happy birthday. Cake ...
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Hilda Eisses – 90th birthday

Hilda Eisses is turning 90. Celebrate Hilda at an open house with family and friends. Hilda was born on Sept. 13, 1924. She enjoys knitting, crocheting, gardening and traveling. She has six grandchildren ...

Brooklyn Hoksbergen

Brooklyn Hoksbergen was the 3-1/2-year-old daughter of Rob and Jen Hoksbergen. She was a fun-loving kid who loved to dance and sing and anything to do with pink and princesses. She tried her best to keep ...

Lois Nyland

Lois Marie Meenk Nyland, age 99, passed away peacefully on Aug. 28, 2014, in Tacoma. She was born on Nov. 16, 1914, to Arthur and Johanna Meenk in Maurice, Iowa. In 1919 the family moved to Lynden. Lois ...

William Grafmyre

William Boyd Grafmyre, of Everson, passed away on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. He was 82 years old. William was born to James and Hilma Grafmyre in Duluth, Minnesota. At the young age of 15, his family moved ...

Darwin Greenfield

Darwin Albert Greenfield, age 65, passed away peacefully on Aug. 26, 2014, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Darwin was born on July 20, 1949, in Bellingham and grew up in Custer until ...

John Lagerwey

John J. “Jim” Lagerwey, 77, of Lynden, died on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Service arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Service…. This content is for subscribers only. ...

Local forums set on candidates, issues

BELLINGHAM — Three forums will cover candidates and issues in the Nov. 4 election. This is the schedule: • Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Bellingham City Council chambers, 210 Lottie ...

Audubon study: Birds could be warmed out

NEW YORK — Climate change threatens nearly half the bird species in the continental United States and Canada, including the Bald Eagle and dozens of iconic birds like the Common Loon, Baltimore Oriole ...