Orville Hicks

Orville G. Hicks of Sumas passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014. He was 88 years old. Orville was born on Jan. 9, 1926, to George and Jane (McGregor) Hicks in Deming. After attending Nooksack Valley High ...

Emi Taira

Emi Taira, age 79, passed away in Bellingham on May 16, 2014. Emi was born on June 23, 1934, in Hilo, Hawaii, to Jinsei Kaneshiro and Misao Maedo. On Oct. 22, 1955, Emi married Walter Taira. She earned ...

Dennis Bouma

Dennis “Denny” Edward Bouma, age 65, went to Heaven peacefully surrounded by family on June 7, 2014. Denny was born in Bellingham on April 2, 1949, to Edward and Wilma “Twerp” Bouma of Lynden. ...

Marvin Rody

Marvin Julius Rody was called home on June 3, 2014. He was born on Nov. 11, 1938, in Tacoma and died at his home in Ferndale. He is survived by his wife, Doris Mae; daughter Teri Lynn Eide (husband Kirk) ...

Johanna Koole

Johanna (Jo) DeBeeld Koole passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in the Quincy Convalescent Center at the age of 88. She was born on April 4, 1926, in Lynden to Arie and Wilhemenia DeBeeld. She married ...

Dale Dyksterhuis

Dale Dyksterhuis, 57, passed away peacefully at his home east of Everson the morning of June 11, 2014. Dale grew up on his parents’ farm near Sumas and was employed locally except for trucking in Alaska ...

Clyde Windon

Clyde E. Windon, age 88, of Maple Falls, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Arrangements are pending and under the care of Gillies Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Lynden…. This content ...

Bookmobile to test out Birch Bay Square stop

CUSTER — The bookmobile of the Whatcom County Library System will stop at the Birch Bay Square shopping center on Wednesdays, starting in June. The stay will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. The stop will run ...

WCC starting $13 million upgrade, expansion project

BELLINGHAM — Whatcom Community College hosts a June 18 groundbreaking ceremony for renovation of its Pavilion and expansion of the Student Recreation Center. In all, the $13 million project adds 24,000 ...

State collections beating forecasts

OLYMPIA — State revenues for the month ending June 10 were $60.5 million, or 3.4 percent higher than what was predicted in February, according to the latest state revenue report. Tax payments to the ...