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Lori Salmon and Mitch Bergsma come to the surface in the Caribbean after having become engaged underwater. (Courtesy photo)

Lynden native pops the question underwater

Mitch Bergsma, deaf since birth, works making videos with GoPro BY BROOKE HANSON for the Lynden Tribune AUSTIN, Texas ­— Mitch Bergsma prepared his marriage proposal for five months, but when the time ...
Western Washington senior guard Kyle Impero, a former Nooksack Valley standout, is averaging 15.5 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists this season for the Vikings. (Courtesy photo/WWU Athletics)

Former Nooksack Valley standout Kyle Impero excelling at Western

BELLINGHAM — Kyle Impero was a must-see attraction during his time at Nooksack Valley. A multifaceted scoring machine, he captivated Whatcom County high school basketball fans on a nightly basis. Now ...
Zach Roetcisoender helped Lynden Christian clinch a share of the Northwest Conference title on Friday with a win over Mount Baker. The Lyncs are the first 1A boys basketball champion in league history. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Lyncs make history as Northwest Conference’s first-ever 1A champion

LYNDEN — The Lyncs made Northwest Conference history on Friday night. And they did so in trademark LC fashion. 1A top-ranked Lynden Christian showcased its depth on both sides of the ball and routed ...
Lynden Christian sophomore point guard Avery Dykstra is part of a talented group of underclassmen that has played a major role in the Lyncs’ success this season. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Talented youth making their mark

Four underclassmen combine for nearly half of LC’s scoring, rebounding LYNDEN — Their four mothers were part of a combined 254 wins, 10 state trophies and four state titles over 11 seasons in the Lynden ...
Dave Mocini

Mocini brings wealth of experience to Homestead

KemperSports takes over management of golf course LYNDEN — The new year brought change at Homestead Golf and Country Club, as Canadian owner Morris Chen hired well-known golf course management firm KemperSports ...
Plans to combine the Northwest and Cascade conferences into one single-classification district-wide league were rejected by the Cascade Conference last week in a 5-3 vote by the member schools' principals. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Cascade Conference rejects plans for district-wide football leagues

WHATCOM — Plans to form Northwest District-wide leagues for football were rejected last week by the Cascade Conference in a 5-3 vote by the member schools’ principals. The proposal would have merged ...
Every Tuesday, Linda Card, left, and Debbie Lagerwey let the homeless help themselves to clothing, blankets and more at a Bellingham church.  (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Sol H. Lewis Award winners: Debbie Lagerwey/Linda Card

Debbie Lagerwey, Linda Card have been faithfully demonstrating their Christian care for 12 years Every Tuesday evening, Debbie Lagerwey and Linda Card enter into the world of the homeless. At First Baptist ...
Terry DeValois continues to be a commissioner for the Lynden Regional Parks & Recreation District, which helps run Bender Fields. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Sol H. Lewis Award winner: Terry DeValois

Longtime Lynden AD was master scheduler, coach, tireless volunteer and more When it comes to praise and recognition, Terry DeValois would much prefer to remain in the background and let someone else enjoy ...
Lynden senior Sterling Somers recorded 26 points and 10 rebounds to help carry the Lions to a 71-68 win over rival Lynden Christian on Thursday, Jan. 21. It was the Lyncs’ first loss of the season. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Lions edge Lyncs in rivalry thriller

LYNDEN — With the two teams sporting a combined 28-1 record and Northwest Conference title implications at stake, there was even more excitement than usual surrounding this year’s edition of the storied ...
Haley Hollander (top left), Jake Poag (top right), Sterling Somers (bottom left) and Elisa Kooiman (bottom right, with ball) are just some of the local stars who will be on display Thursday and Friday nights as the Lynden and Lynden Christian basketball teams square off in their annual rivalry games. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Stage set for Lynden vs. LC rivalry showdowns

LYNDEN — Both Lynden Christian teams are top-ranked in the 1A state polls. Both Lynden teams are No. 4 in the 2A polls. Combined, the four teams own a 51-3 record (as of press time on Tuesday). In a ...