Phyllis Hallmark

Phyllis Marion Van Soest Hallmark went home to be with her heavenly Father on Dec. 24, 2015. Phyllis was born in Strasburg, North Dakota, on Dec. 7, 1921, later moving to Whatcom County at the age of ...

Jeanne Drouin

Jeanne Drouin, of Lynden, passed away on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at the age of 95. Jeanne was born on March 13, 1920, to parents Halcot and Marie (Wisdom) Hawkins in Mulberry, Arkansas. Jeanne graduated ...

Lillian Moir

Lillian Marie Moir, age 75, of Blaine, died unexpectedly in a car accident on Nov. 13, 2015. Lillian was born in Bellingham on Aug. 25, 1940, to Harold and Alice Moir. She attended Bellingham High School ...

Ralph Byker

Longtime dairy farmer Ralph Byker, age 78, passed away on Jan. 1, 2016. Ralph was born on Aug. 11, 1937, to Jacob and Peternella (Van Veen) Byker in Balkbrug, the Netherlands. He completed sixth grade ...

Marlene Bleeker

Marlene (Molenaar) Bleeker, age 64, of Sioux Center, Iowa, died on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015. She was born on June 6, 1951, to Arie and Katherine (De Jong) Molenaar. She spent her elementary years in Lynden ...

Goods in Lynden burglaries found; suspect arrested

LYNDEN — Police have arrested a man as a suspect in several recent burglaries, and assistant chief John Billester urges people to be vigilant about suspicious circumstances especially in this holiday ...

Blaine woman dies in collision with WSP car on Interstate 5

WHATCOM ­— A 72-year-old Blaine woman died at the scene where she crashed her car into a Washington State Patrol car on the shoulder of northbound Interstate 5 about 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 19. Sandra Clifford ...

Lynden Kiwanis Hearts, Wine & Chocolate event at BelleWood Feb. 13

WHATCOM — The Lynden Noon Kiwanis Club holds its fourth annual children’s benefit with tasting of wines, craft brew, chocolate and cheeses as a Valentines celebration on Saturday, Feb. 13. The social ...

Record kept open on planning, UGA boundaries for county in 2016

WHATCOM ­— The county is in its required periodic update of its Comprehensive Plan and accompanying Urban Growth Area (UGA) review, both required by the state Growth Management Act. This task must be ...

Position open on conservation district board

WHATCOM — Candidates may file up until 4 p.m. Jan. 29 for an open supervisor position with the Whatcom Conservation District. Supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation setting policy ...