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Lynden senior-to-be Dalton Ohligschlager is thrown out at home plate while trying to score on a fly ball to left field in the sixth inning of Bellingham Post 7’s 2-0 loss to the Spokane Bandits on Monday, which eliminated Post 7 from the Senior American Legion state tournament. It was Post 7’s best scoring chance on an afternoon when it mustered just four hits. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Post 7 comes up short at state tournament

BELLINGHAM — Bellingham Post 7 had opened the Senior American Legion state tournament with a pair of wins, and was fresh off a 14-run outburst in its second game. Then the bats went ice-cold. Post 7 ...
WeSNiP specializes in trap-and-return services, which involve trapping animals, spaying or neutering them, and returning them. (Courtesy photo)

WeSNiP aims to save healthy critters across county

WHATCOM — There are lots of good homes for pets in Whatcom County, but Patricia Maass learned very quickly as a Whatcom Humane Society volunteer that there simply aren’t enough.   Maass saw many ...
Ferndale native Milton Harnden won the world lightweight wrestling title in 1917. (Courtesy photo)

Ferndale’s world champion lightweight wrestler

A century ago, professional wrestling was one of America’s most popular sports. And a world champion grew up right here in north Whatcom County. Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in last ...
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Another record-setting spectacle

  LYNDEN — Seventeen years ago, Dutch Mothers Family Restaurant owner Dave Black approached local youth basketball coach and hoops enthusiast Jerry Blankers with an idea.   “He said, ‘Jerry, ...
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Photo from Appel Farms in state traveling exhibit

  WHATCOM ­— A photo taken by Ruth Appel at Appel Farms of Ferndale is currently featured in the Washington State Convention Center’s special exhibit, “Harvest: The Bounty of Washington” through ...
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Multi-talented Hommes finding her path

  SEATTLE — Playing one sport in college is challenging enough, especially at the Division II level. Doing so while juggling a rigorous academic major is even more difficult.   But balancing ...
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Winning dessert recipe loads up the raspberry taste

LYNDEN — The winning dessert in the Lynden Tribune’s annual Raspberry Dessert Contest beat out the competition by highlighting raspberries.   Of course, the rest of Megan Jensen’s dessert had ...
From left: front row, Tyler Sipma, Eli Migchelbrink, Duke Ohligschlager, Griffin Dykstra, Lane Dykstra; middle row, Bubba Parcher, Kobe Baar, Dexter Zylstra, Campbell Nolte, Kaeden Hermanutz, Cameron Petersen; back row, coach Kip Baar, coach Dave Ohligschlager, coach Aaron Hermanutz and coach Kevin Visser. (Courtesy photo)

Lynden 10-U baseball team wins state title

MOSES LAKE — All weekend long, the Lynden 10-and-under baseball team had to battle multiple opponents: the scorching Moses Lake heat and, of course, the opposing teams. Lynden handled both challenges ...

Summer just can’t beat first ‘Jurassic Park’

LYNDEN — Colin Trevorrow’s “Jurassic World,” the fourth movie in the “Jurassic Park” film series, is now the highest-grossing movie of 2015, beating out “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and becoming ...
Vancouver’s BC Place was the site of the World Cup final. Most of the sellout crowd of 53,341 was clad in red, white and blue, and celebrated the United States’ remarkable 5-2 win over Japan. (Tim Newcomb/Lynden Tribune)

United States’ World Cup triumph is a storybook tale of redemption

VANCOUVER — Think back to the deciding play of February’s Super Bowl. If you’re anything like me — a diehard Seahawks fan — you’re probably cringing at the mere thought. The image of that fateful ...