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Michelle Van Beek – Jonathan Moe wedding

Michelle Lynn Van Beek and Jonathan Lloyd Moe were united in marriage on Sept. 22, 2012, at Nooksack Valley Reformed Church in Nooksack, with Pastor Charles Kleinhesselink officiating. The bride is a daughter ...
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Bernice Vanderpol – 80th birthday

Bernice Vanderpol of Lynden is celebrating her 80th birthday with her family. She was born near Hospers, Iowa, on Jan. 28, 1933, to Henry and Bertha Dykstra and moved to Lynden at the age of 5. She is ...
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John Sauer – 90th birthday

John Sauer of Lynden celebrated his 90th birthday on Monday, Jan. 14, with family and friends at Meadow Greens, where he resides. He was born in Portland, Ore., on Jan. 14, 1923. John is a member of the ...

Births – published Jan. 23

DOMINIC JAMES WELFING Cami and Tim Welfing of Blaine welcomed a son, Dominic James, on Oct. 16, 2012, at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces, and joins his ...

Alta Reilly

Alta A. Reilly, age 89, of Blaine, passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Alta was born on Sept. 19, 1923, to Alton and Ida (Myers) Fenton in Haynie Township, Wash. She married Maurice Reilly on Dec. 24, ...

William Jansen

William Carl (Bill) Jansen passed away on Jan. 10, 2013. He was the eighth of 12 children, born on Sept. 27, 1925, to Gerrit and Johanna Jansen in Holland, Minn. The family moved in 1927 to Lynden where ...

John Lautenbach

John Ray Lautenbach went to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. A son of Clarence and Anne (Jansma) Lautenbach, he was born on April 22, 1934, in Artesia, Calif., where he grew up and ...

Robert Carpenter

Robert Carpenter, 43, formerly of Lynden, passed away in Glendale, Ariz., on July 16, 2012, after a short battle with colon cancer. Robert was born on April 28, 1969. He is survived by his four children: ...

Sadie Giliam

Sadie (VanDerWerff) Giliam, of Lynden, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. She was 90 years old. Sadie was born on Dec. 22, 1922, in the Netherlands, where she grew up and lived ...
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Woman of the Year: Heidi Doornenbal

There are so many facets of the Jansen Art Center to focus on. Sure, you have the “tenacity” of its visionary founder and project leader, Heidi Jansen Doornenbal. But you also have the bevy of volunteers ...