County public works director stepping down

  WHATCOM ­— County Public Works Director Frank Abart has resigned from his position, effective Feb. 13, County Executive Jack Louws announced on Friday.   “We wish Frank well as he takes ...

Fairhaven dentist faces state charges

  OLYMPIA — Whatcom County dentist Faith Bult has been charged by the state Dental Commission with unprofessional conduct.   With an office in Fairhaven, Bult allegedly practiced beyond the scope ...

Letters to the editor – Jan. 21

Where are the leaders?   Paris hosted 44 world leaders who, combined with 1.5 million French citizens, protested recent terrorist murders in Paris. There was no question that Islamic terrorism caused ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Jan. 21 • WRIA (Watershed Resource Inventory Area) 1 management team, garden-level conference room of Civic Center Building, 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, 10 a.m. • Washington Red Raspberry ...
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Courtney Oostra & Kohlson Van Dyk engagement

Courtney Oostra and Kohlson Van Dyk, both of Lynden, announce their engagement and plans for a June 27, 2015 wedding in First Reformed Church of Lynden. Courtney is a daughter of Kent and Karen Oostra ...
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Jim and Carol Van Den Berg – 50th anniversary

Jim and Carol Van Den Berg of Lynden were married on Jan. 13, 1965. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 13 of this year with their children Robin Van Den Berg, Renee and Rick Nichols ...
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Five generations

Five generations gathered in Eugene, Oregon, at Christmas for this special photo. Grace Gortsema of Lynden (center) is shown with her youngest great-great-granddaughters Claire Dompierre (right) and Erin ...

Births – published Jan. 21

Ryden James Bogaard Jamie and Ryan Bogaard of Moses Lake, Washington, welcomed a son, Ryden James, on Jan. 3, 2015, at Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake. He weighed 10 pounds, 9 ounces, and joins his brother, ...

Students to vie in Constitution Knowledge Bowl on Saturday

  WHATCOM — The Whatcom Tea Party will host its second annual 2015 Constitutional Knowledge Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Highway. The program starts at 2 p.m., with ...

School boards call for revision of education law

  WHATCOM ­— The Meridian, Ferndale and Bellingham school boards are among at least 154 school boards statewide that have passed a resolution urging Congress to amend and reauthorize the Elementary ...