Ellen Davis went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Ellen was known for her faithfulness to the Lord and being gracious and thoughtful.
BELLINGHAM — The Homeless Strategies Workgroup has set a Friday, Nov. 15, meeting, starting at 8:30 a.m., in the Whatcom County Civic Center Annex building, 322 N. Commercial St., lower level, to broadly address the issue of homelessness in Whatcom County.
LYNDEN — The city held a reception to let staff and community stakeholders meet and mingle with the top three finalist candidates for the position of police chief at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in City Hall Annex, 205 Fourth St.
Herman Heusinkveld Jr., longtime Lynden dairy farmer and Monumenta Cemetery caretaker, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at the age of 90. He was known for his humble, kind and honest ways, yet so loyal, steady and hardworking.
Alice Briant, age 95, died on Oct. 12, 2019, at Birchwood Adult Family Home in Bellingham. She was the kindest, gentlest, smartest and sweetest person on earth and she will be missed so much by so many people.
John Lee DeBruin was born Sept. 18, 1943, in Artesia, Los Angeles County, California, the oldest of Henry J. and Henrietta M. DeBruin’s four children. He graduated from Mount Baker High School in Deming in 1960.
LYNDEN — Karl Petersen, raised in Sumas, will read from his new book about that childhood, “Reformed: Confessions of a Preacher’s Kid,” at Village Books on Saturday, Nov. 23.
Maxine Joyce Buford, daughter of the late George and Agnes Rexford, was born in Lynden on Oct. 29, 1930. She departed this life at her residence in Ellington, Missouri, on Oct. 21, 2019, at the age of 88.
Francis Eugene (“Fran”) Likkel passed away peacefully on Oct. 3, 2019, at age 92. He was born to William and Anna (Vander Tuin) Likkel on Jan. 28, 1927, in Joubert, South Dakota. He was the fourth oldest of eight children.
WHATCOM — Second-half property taxes are due to be paid by Oct. 31, reminds County Treasurer Steve Oliver. Payment must be either received or postmarked by that date to avoid extra charges.
LYNDEN — Military veterans of the community are the guests of honor at the 21st annual Veterans Dinner hosted Nov. 14 by the Lynden Lions Club in partnership with the Lynden Community Center.
WHATCOM — Just a reminder: If you’re using the mail to return your general election ballot, check with your post office on the cutoff for mailing your ballot and having it received in the County Auditor’s office.
KENDALL — A special meeting of the Whatcom County Council is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center regarding a nearly completed construction project there.
Michelle and Mark Tolsma of Lynden welcomed a son, Isaac Mark, on Sept. 30 at the University of Washington Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and joins siblings Jacob, 14, Samantha, 13, Levi, 10, Makenna, 9, and Ethan, 5. Grandparents are Larry and Debbie Stap and John and Carol…
Lee and Shirley (Larson) Jones of Mount Vernon are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 17, 1959, in First Baptist Church of Lynden. Shirley was an office assistant and Lee a delivery driver for Visser Oil; both are retired now. Their children are: Tim and Beth …
Fred and Anne Vander Veen of Lynden are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 17, 1969, in St. Joseph Catholic Church of Ferndale. Fred is retired from working with Starkenburg & Wiersma and also Dick Vellema construction companies. They have four children…
Alice A. Briant, age 95, died on Oct. 12, 2019, at Birchwood Adult Family Home in Bellingham. She was the kindest, gentlest, smartest and sweetest person on earth and she will be missed so much by so many people.