Nelda Lautenbach

Nelda Lautenbach went to Heaven a day after her 70th birthday. She was born on Jan. 14, 1946, to John and Dora VanderHaak in Lynden. She spent her career in the insurance industry taking care of many ...

Vernon Weidkamp

Vernon Weidkamp, of Lynden, passed away at Whatcom Hospice House on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. He was 98 years old. Vernon Weidkamp was born on Jan. 5, 1918, at home on Weidkamp Road to Theodore and Minnie ...

Pete Veldman

It has pleased the Lord, in his infinite wisdom, to call home on Jan. 16, 2016, our beloved husband and father, Pete Veldman, at the age of 70. Pete was born on Nov. 29, 1945, to John and Florine (Vegter) ...

Mark Huisman

On Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, we all lost a truly amazing man. Mark Curtis Huisman, age 34, of Everson, put up an incredible fight for nearly three years against cancer. A remembrance gathering will be held ...

Alma Pollard

Alma Pollard, age 82, of Lynden, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Visitation is in Westford Funeral Home from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Celebration of Alma’s life will be at 11 a.m. on ...

James Sinclair

James Sinclair passed away at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. He was 89 years old. Arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

George Gooding

George Gooding, age 93, passed away on Jan. 16, 2016. A service of remembrance with military honors will be held in Westford Funeral Home at noon on Friday, Jan. 22. Memorials may be made to American Legion ...

Continuing in the cold

The temperature throughout north Whatcom County has remained seasonably on average, while the precipitation, after a wet end to 2015, has dropped well below averages to start the year. Here the pond at ...

Ceremony for retiring Acme Fire District 16 commissioner

Henry Maleng ACME — Acme Fire District 16 commissioner Henry Maleng has announced his retirement after 20 years. Maleng was elected in January 1995 and since then has remained an active member of the ...

Buys, Ericksen voice priorities for session

Ericksen opposes Ecology’s carbon cap proposal    WHATCOM ­— The 2016 state legislative session began Monday, Jan. 11, and certainly a forefront issue is to continue work toward compliance with ...