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Articles published Wed, Feb 20, 2013

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Letters to the Editor: February 21 - 27, 2013


Sewer blockage threatens the roses on Valentine's Day

Two days before Valentine's Day, Mary Amsberry, Lauri Walter and Kim Lillejord, the three owners of Blaine Bouquets on Peace Portal Drive, were preparing orders for their busiest day of the year when a plumber came in off the street to deliver some disturbing news.

Birch Bay man arrested after manhunt

A manhunt for a suspected arsonist and convicted puppy mill owner brought SWAT personnel and TV station helicopters to Birch Bay last week, but the ordeal ended peacefully when Kenneth Martin Cassell was apprehended in Bellingham.

Gun buyer background checks proposed

Gun-control opponents and supporters packed a hearing room on the Capitol campus in Olympia February 13 to testify about a bill requiring universal background checks for gun purchases.

Lucky Leo loves the lottery

Longtime Blaine resident Leo Wegner won't be complaining about going to the supermarket anytime soon.

You can help ...

Water's Edge Church in Birch Bay is making it easy for residents to help out needy neighbors.

Blaine students perform in Japan

The Blaine High School Wind Ensemble performed at the 2013 Funabashi Music Festival February 5-15 in Funabashi, Japan, which is located just outside of Tokyo to the east.

Bite of Blaine proves to be a tasty success

Around 160 people attended the Bite of Blaine fundraiser at Loomis Trail Golf Club on Monday night, raising an estimated $8,500 for Blaine's Fourth of July fireworks display.

Audrey begins her second century

Laughter is good medicine, so they say.

Straight from the heart and straight from the boat

Once upon a time, people knew where their food came from.

Off to Boston?

Spectators cheered and organizers offered water and blankets as racers crossed the finish line at the 45th annual Birch Bay Marathon held February 17.

Not the best place for a U-turn

A collision on February 14 slowed traffic on I-5 after 80-year-old Leonard Bessner from West Vancouver swerved in front of a semi truck on I-5 southbound near mile marker 274.

Election Dates in 2013

Following is the list of offices and incumbents up for election in 2013.


Police Reports: February 15 - 20, 2013


Girls headed to state second year in a row

In what Blaine hoops fan John Liebert called their best game so far this season, the girls basketball team outscored the Eatonville Cruisers 56-33 and earned a trip to the regional tournament.

Wrestlers take eighth at state tournament

When all the dust had settled in the Tacoma Dome, Blaine had finished eighth out of 53 1A teams at the 25th Mat Classic February 15-16, with a team score of 56 points and three wrestlers making it to Saturday's medal rounds.


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