Boys basketball roundup: Balvanz leads Baker to fourth straight win

WHATCOM — Grant Balvanz scored 27 points, hit five 3-pointers and dished five assists as Mount Baker (10-3, 4-1 Northwest Conference) earned a 63-46 conference win over Burlington on Jan. 14. The Mountaineers ...

Girls basketball roundup: LC beats Burlington in battle of top-ranked teams

WHATCOM — Lynden Christian (13-1, 6-0) used a pair of 9-0 fourth-quarter runs to pull away for a 71-58 win over previously unbeaten Burlington on Jan. 12 in a key Northwest Conference matchup between ...

Smith wins individual title, Baker girls wrestling places second at Othello tourney

OTHELLO — Mount Baker senior wrestler Natalie Smith won the 120-pound title and was one of six Mountaineers to earn top-three finishes at the Othello Girls Invitational on Saturday. Mount Baker placed ...

Lynden boys swim team wins pair of events in narrow loss to Squalicum

BELLINGHAM — The Lynden boys swim team had an individual winner and a winning relay team in an 85-80 dual-meet loss to Squalicum on Jan. 12 at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center. Daniel Traina won the 100-meter ...

Correction: Baker girls wrestling team had 10 NWC finalists

Last week’s article about the Mount Baker girls wrestling team winning the Northwest Conference Championships left out 190-pound runner-up Jada Jarvin. She gave the Mountaineers 10 finalists. Jarvin ...
Mary Poppins

Making ‘Mary Poppins’ at Lynden Christian

The rehearsing is coming down to real performances next week of “Mary Poppins” at Lynden Christian High School. From left, Ava Hill, Haley Ponnech, Andrew Hoekema and Jack Vander Griend play their ...

Groups join in Tenmile water testing

District farmers also want to know sources of contamination WHATCOM — Farmers in the Laurel Watershed Improvement District and area residents in the Tenmile Clean Water Project, a group of volunteers ...

Wesley Martinsen

Wesley Duane Martinsen was born on March 12, 1928, and passed away on Dec. 31, 2015. We really thought you would never leave us. But now you’re gone and things will never be the same. From your curly ...

Robert and Clara Compton

Robert and Clara (Den Adel) Compton both grew up in the Sumas-Everson area and attended Nooksack Valley schools, but didn’t meet until after Robert served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. Robert ...

Anthony Birdsall

Anthony William Birdsall, 75, passed away at home on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, after a year-long battle with cancer. He was born in Minot, North Dakota, to William H. and Hazel Fern (Fellows) Birdsall. He ...