Boys wrestling: Four Pioneers earn second-place tournament medals

BELLEVUE — The Nooksack Valley boys wrestling team finished in fifth place at the Iron Sharpens Iron tournament on Saturday at Bellevue Christian High School. Four Pioneers placed second in their respective ...

Girls wrestling: Nooksack Valley’s Bruntil, Whittern win tournament titles

TACOMA — Nooksack Valley’s Emma Bruntil (125 pounds) and Nicole Whittern (150) won titles in their respective weight classes at the Judy Emry Invite girls’ wrestling tournament on Saturday at Foss ...

Lynden boys swimmers improving while facing tough competition

ANACORTES — The Lynden boys swim team fell to defending 2A state champion Anacortes, 139-41, in a dual meet on Dec. 10. Three Lions earned district-qualifying times in the meet: Cameron Smith in the ...

Nooksack grad, 31, running for Congress

By Brooke Hanson intern@lyndentribune.com WHATCOM — Brady Walkinshaw, who grew up in the Nooksack Valley School District, has announced ...

Jennie Bakker – 100th birthday

Jennie Bakker of Lynden is celebrating her 100th birthday! Please come and congratulate her at an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, in First Christian Reformed Church of Lynden. Jennie ...

Jake Bovenkamp – 95th birthday

Jake Bovenkamp was born in Lynden on Dec. 22, 1920, and will be celebrating his 95 years with a family dinner at home on his birthday. Jake founded Westside Building Supply in 1959 and later enjoyed many ...

Annie De Jong – 90th birthday

Annie De Jong of Lynden is celebrating her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20, at Meadow Greens, 301 W. Homestead Blvd., Lynden. She was born on Dec. 24, 1925, to John ...

Bill & Barbara Van Dyken – 50th anniversary

Bill and Barbara (Tremaine) Van Dyken of Everson are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. An open house is planned for Sunday, Dec. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Church, ...

Gerben Oordt

Gerben Jacob Oordt passed away on Dec. 1, 2015, at the age of 85. He was born on Aug. 3, 1930, in Lynden to Andrew and Bernice (Houg) Oordt. Gerb volunteered with the U.S. Army and served in the Korean ...

Gerald Leen

Colonel Gerald “Gerry” A. Leen (USAF Retired), age 99, of Silverdale, died on Dec. 7, 2015. He was born on April 3, 1916, in Cupar, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Emma and Mindert Leen from Holland. His ...