Births – Published March 20

BRANT LEE GROEN Kelsey and Darren Groen of Lynden welcomed a son, Brant Lee, on Feb. 2, 2013, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. He weighed 2 pounds, 7 ounces, and is still in the ...
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William ‘Bill’ Bode

William “Bill” Bode, age 95, of Lynden, went home to his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Christian Health Care Center. Born on Oct. 14, 1917, in Borculo, Mich., to Gerrit and Clara ...
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Loretta Hunter

Loretta Virginia Reilly Hunter was born at home in Ferndale on May 29, 1919, to Thomas and Josephine Reilly, Ferndale pioneers. She died on March 4, 2013, at the age of 93. She met her future husband, ...
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Howard ‘Squeak’ Koetje

Howard “Squeak” L. Koetje, age 85, of Lynden, went home to his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 17, 2013. He was born on Jan. 9, 1928, in Lynden to Clarence and Alice (Haveman) Koetje, was a lifetime ...
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Dowa Bylsma

Dowa Bylsma passed away on March 10, 2013. Dad was born in Lynden to John and Anna (DeJong) Bylsma on April 9, 1915. His mother passed when he was 4 and Dow was on his own from the age of 13 — earning ...

Arliss Naylor

Arliss Naylor passed away peacefully on March 7, 2013, at Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham. She was born on July 17, 1922, in Bertha, Minn. She is survived by her daughter, Sheila (Jim) Atwater; granddaughter ...

Mary Griffith

Sister Mary Matthew Griffith, CSJP, died on March 12, 2013, in Bellevue. She was born on Feb. 18, 1928, in Bellingham. Vigil Service was held on Monday, March 18, at St. Mary-on-the-Lake Chapel in Bellevue. ...

Court Docket

Lynden Municipal Court was held Jan. 9, 2013, and the following people were found guilty: Carmen McBurney, 32, of Aldergrove, B.C., third-degree driving with a suspended license. Fined $250. Cody Dykstra, ...

Nooksack Valley High School releases first-semester honor roll for 2012-13

EVERSON — Nooksack Valley High School has released its first-semester honor roll, and the following students are named: 4.0 GPA Seniors — Laura Gelwicks, Morgan Perry, Michael Whitmer. Juniors — ...

LHS graduate makes PLU dean’s list

TACOMA — Pacific Lutheran University has released its fall semester dean’s list, and Lynden High School graduate Amber Stokes is named. She is working toward a bachelor of science degree in physical ...