Bernice Aker

Bernice Irene Aker, age 98, of Bellingham, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements are by Moles Farewell ...

Van Polen to do Lynden ‘farewell’ show

LYNDEN ­— On April 23 Don Van Polen will do a “farewell showing” in the town where he began his long career as a travelogue presenter. “A World of Travel: Favorite Stories and Places” will be ...
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Finnish trumpeter highlights next WSO concert

BELLINGHAM ­— The Whatcom Symphony Orchestra performs with 26-year-old Norwegian trumpet star Tine Thing Helseth on Sunday, Feb. 9. Helseth has been hailed by the BBC as a “superstar of tomorrow.” ...

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THURSDAY DeKoster book Rollie DeKoster, former Lynden teacher and coach, has published a book on early 1900s lumber mills of the Lynden area. He will talk about the book and it will be for sale at 1 p.m. ...

Trucks getting first inspection on Canadian soil

BLAINE — The concept of pre-inspecting the cargo of U.S.-bound trucks while still in Canada has been deemed feasible, the Customs and Border Protection agency reports, and will continue to a second phase ...

Everybody’s Store gets web-linked

VAN ZANDT — Everybody’s Store on State Route 9 two miles south of the Mt. Baker Highway is now a WiFi hotspot, announces proprietor Jeff Margolis. Frontier has been doing a lot of modernizing in the ...

Report: Level of local DV still ‘significant’

WHATCOM — Significant levels of domestic violence still exist in Whatcom County, according to a comprehensive benchmarking report from the Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence. ...

Lynden schools need this construction bond

by Jim Frey, superintendent On or around Jan. 24, ballots will arrive in your mailbox for the capital facility bond to replace both Lynden Middle School and Fisher Elementary School as well as pay off ...

Farm water meeting set for Monday, Jan. 20

by Ed Blok and Randy Honcoop Farmers in Whatcom County have always understood that managing water is a vital part of operating successful farm businesses. For years, farmers have created and maintained ...

Letters to the editor – Jan. 15

Remembering a Decade of Hope Would you like to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays? Relay For Life of North Whatcom County is honored to be celebrating our 10th anniversary this June, ...