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Riding with purpose

LYNDEN — From May 1 to the end of August, Tim Koetje is a busy man. Every weekend, Koetje, who works for Axiom Construction and Consulting, packs up his truck and heads to a different motocross venue ...
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A world-class experience

DENVER — At just 19 years old, Treven Salminen found himself in quite a unique situation earlier this month. The Lynden native, who graduated from Lynden High School in 2013, played on Finland’s U-19 ...
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I hate goodbyes

LYNDEN — I still recall my first time driving into Lynden. It was Tuesday, April 26, 2012. I had left Pullman just two days before, leaving Washington State University, the place I had called home for ...
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105 miles for a close friend

LYNDEN — The number 105 sticks out to Troy Muljat. Unfortunately, though, not for a good reason. Each day, the Lynden native must drive 105 miles to Seattle to receive radiation treatments at the Cancer ...
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Hommes no stranger to adversity

LYNDEN — When you look up “adversity” in the dictionary, the first two words of its definition jump off the page. “Difficulties; misfortune.” Then, when you browse through the synonyms, you see ...
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Waiting on their moment

PORTLAND — From 2010 to 2013, the names Josh Kraght and Zach Vis meant the world to football fans in Lynden and Whatcom County. The two, who graduated from Lynden High School a year ago, had historic ...
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Rockin’ and Rollin’ in Seattle

SEATTLE — I need a doctor. Holy smokes, that’s exactly what was on my mind in mid- March after I went on a three-mile jog. The night before that run, I had promised my friend, Megan Low, that I would ...
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Can he turn things around at NV?

BELLINGHAM — He was on his way out. He was ready to hide his clipboard in the bottom drawer of his desk and put his coaching days behind him. That’s what Chris Scrimsher — who was named the new Nooksack ...
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PHOTOS: ‘Despicable Me’ Minions best in parade

  LYNDEN — The 2014 Farmers Day Parade had about 100 entries, with the Best in Parade title a tie between the Despicable Me Minions entered by Jamie Fairbanks and the Tough Enough to Wear Pink entry. ...
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Top NWC honor for Wittenberg

LYNDEN — When Lynden baseball coach Cory White saw an era of greatness from the class of 2013 come to an end last spring, he knew 2014 would have its ups and downs. The Lions would need some youth to ...