Briefly: Ferndale and the surrounding areas in the news, Feb. 1, 2023

Sumas Library prepares to reopen SUMAS — The Sumas Library will open soon. The exact date is pending some last-minute details, but Meg Krieg with the Friends of the Sumas Library ...

Bill relaxes alcohol restrictions for underage workers

By Alexandria Osborne Washington State Journal OLYMPIA— Interns and employees ages 18-23 in the alcoholic beverage industry will be able to handle liquor under certain circumstances, ...

Bill proposes sealing name changes for abuse victims

By Reneé Diaz  Washington State Journal OLYMPIA — People who change their names to hide from their abusers should be afforded more privacy. That, at least, is the conclusion Maia ...

Norma Jean Hackett

Norma Hackett Norma Jean Hackett, longtime Custer resident, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Whatcom Hospice House.  Norma was born April 24, 1944 to parents Elsie and Orville Behme ...

Larry Alan Honcoop

Larry Alan Honcoop Larry Alan Honcoop was born Oct. 28, 1947, received into glory on Jan. 25. The firstborn child of William and Ruth Honcoop, Larry was born with mental disabilities ...

Mary Ellen Hill Roebuck

Mary Ellen Roebuck Our hearts are heavy with the loss of Mary Ellen Hill Roebuck, mother, longtime Lynden resident, and beloved third grade schoolteacher. Mary was born July 19, 1952 ...

Azelinah Eva Rose Briones

Azelinah Eva Rose Briones Azelinah Eva Rose Briones, 11 months, of Custer, passed away in her sleep from SIDS on Jan. 13. Azelinah leaves behind her parents Roberto Briones IV and Nicole ...

Wilma Vander Pol

Wilma Vander Pol In the early morning hours of Jan. 28, Wilma Pearl (Haak) Vander Pol went home to glory at the age of 93. She was the second daughter of John and Tena (Van Mersbergen) ...

Evelyn Williams

Evelyn Williams Evelyn Faye (Weaver) Williams, 92, of Everson passed away peacefully Jan. 28 at Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham.  Evelyn was born July 27, 1930, in Shannon County ...

Randy Reimer

Randy Reimer Randy Reimer was 68 years old when he made his entrance into heaven on Friday, Jan. 27 after a long valiant battle with lung cancer, his loving wife Ruthie by his side.  He ...