Annie DeJong

Lynden resident Annie J. DeJong passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016, at the age of 90. Funeral arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
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Flowers blooming early with sun

It felt like summer this week in Whatcom County with Monday’s high of 83 degrees breaking the old high temperature record of 77, set in 1962. The warm weather has led to some early blooms, as seen here ...
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Gifts that bring smiles

Three students at Isom Elementary School — Lily Cardena, Vanessa Lopez and Jesus Sanchez — each won a bike in a raffle conducted Friday evening at the school. Some family members join them in this ...

Shortage of homes for sale means higher prices in Whatcom County

Median countywide price is now $295,000 WHATCOM — Shrinking inventory has finally led to a dip in county home sales. And a rise in prices. After nearly a decade of decline in the number of homes for ...

Lake Whatcom cleanup plan approved by EPA

BELLINGHAM — After two decades of research and study, a plan to restore the health of Lake Whatcom and protect the drinking water for nearly 100,000 people became a reality in early April after the U.S. ...

Business book club forming, starts meeting on May 23

The Lynden Library is involved in various community activities, from book clubs to youth programs. Here, librarian Tina Bixby leads kids in acting out a story at an Isom Elementary School evening program. ...

Statewide, April 1 snowpack above normal after rough ‘15

It’s welcome news after 2015’s grim drought situation SPOKANE — All Washington State basins reported a notable increase in snowpack in the month of March, and this came on the heels of a winter that ...

Sumas-area road scheduled for paving this week

WHATCOM ­— Six roads in the Sumas area are contracted for asphalt paving the week of April 18-22 between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. each day, county Public Works announces. The roads are: Bowen, Clearbrook, ...

Expect Interstate 5 congestion in Marysville area

MARYSVILLE — The first of six weekends’ worth of work to replace aging expansion joints on northbound Interstate 5 is in the books, but it continues. Northbound drivers will encounter three narrowed ...

First Aid at Sea course offered

BELLINGHAM — Washington Sea Grant and the Port of Bellingham co-sponsor a U.S. Coast Guard-approved First Aid at Sea course on Monday, May 9. Topics covered include CPR, patient assessment, hypothermia, ...