Jason Schuyleman

Jason Lyle “Bone” Schuyleman, age 38, of Everson, passed away suddenly on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. You are invited to share your condolences and memories in the online guestbook at www.gilliesfuneralhome.com. ...

Nile Mott

Nile Mott of Lynden passed away on Dec. 5, 2014. Services will be held in Mount Dora, Florida. You may share memories with the family at www.westfordfuneralhome.com…. This content is for subscribers ...

Ethel Boertien

Ethel Boertien, age 101, of Lynden, passed away on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Arrangements are pending and entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lynden…. This content is for subscribers ...

Ericksen: Toxic-waste cleanup is getting reformed

OLYMPIA — A new state initiative to streamline the state’s toxic-waste cleanup rules holds promise for quicker results and lower costs, says state Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale. The Washington State ...

Two Whatcom bridges on list to get federal money

OLYMPIA — Two bridges in Whatcom County that need to be replaced are on a statewide list of 32 slated to receive more than $70 million in federal highway funds. The West Badger Road bridge over Bertrand ...

New Western nursing program graduates first class of 24

BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University’s first cohort of RN-to-BSN students received their degrees at a fall graduation ceremony on Saturday morning, Dec. 13, in Carver Gym. The group of 24 is ...
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Holly Betzer and Kurt Oostra wedding

Holly Jean Betzer and Kurt Ryan Oostra were united in marriage on Sept. 27, 2014, at Birch Bay Bible Community Church of Blaine. A reception followed. The bride is a daughter of Marian and Jerry Betzer ...

Calendar

WEDNESDAY Noon music The Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden, hosts free live music at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 17, featuring Sylvia Bos.   THURSDAY Meadow Greens Christmas Gala A Christmas Gala ...

Letters to the editor – published Dec. 17

A note of thanks Thank you to Richard and Linda Nathan of Maple Falls for their guest opinion, “Quit Glorifying Pot – It is Destructive,” in last week’s newspaper. They put together a letter ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Dec. 17 WRIA (Watershed Resource Inventory Area) 1 Planning Unit, garden-level conference room of Civic Center Building, 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, 6 p.m. A revised 2014 work plan budget ...