Darlene Vander Woude

On Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2014, Darlene Sue Vander Woude, age 59, was called to “Come Home.” Leaving her wheelchair behind, she stepped through the door into Heaven, where she was first welcomed ...

Bernice Bylsma

Bernice Alice Bylsma, age 91, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Bea was born on Jan. 25, 1923, to Fred and Minnie (VanMersbergen) Bylsma in Lynden. She grew up in the ...

Norman Scheib

Norman Paul Scheib was born on Jan. 30, 1949, and passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. He was born to Joseph and Esther Scheib, who preceded him in death and were one ...

Roy Hadaway

Roy A. Hadaway passed away on Dec. 10, 2014, surrounded by family at Whatcom Hospice House. He was 74 years old. Roy was born in Roans Prairie, Texas, on July 21, 1940, to Ada Adams and Reuben Hadaway. ...

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 ...