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Ruben Hernandez, left, is Rod Fadden’s replacement in Sumas as utilities superintendent. (Elisa Claassen/Lynden Tribune)

Fadden ends 31 years in Sumas utilities roles

By Elisa Claassen for the Lynden Tribune SUMAS — Friday, Oct. 30, marked the last day at Sumas City Hall for long-time utilities superintendent Rod Fadden, who also wore other job hats over the decades. ...
Lynden Christian sophomore Avery Dykstra lofts a ball over a Cedar Park Christian defender during the Lyncs’ four-set victory over the Eagles in Wednesday’s district semifinal match. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Lyncs clinch 19th consecutive state tournament appearance

BOTHELL — For the 19th straight season, Lynden Christian has secured a spot in the state tournament. But for the first time since 2009, the Lyncs will be heading to Yakima as volleyball district champions. ...
Nooksack Valley senior Amy Jo Murphy has established herself as one of the top cross country runners in the state. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Pride of the Pioneers: Murphy has had a decorated career

EVERSON — At this point in the cross country season, the heavy lifting is over. An athlete’s body needs full recovery time in order to achieve peak performance, so with the state championships now ...
Student energy and motivation burst forth from the starting line of Lynden Christian Elementary School’s fall jog-a-thon on Sept. 25. The event raised $63,000 to support school technology needs as well as a charitable cause. (Courtesy photos/Becky VanHofwegen)

Running for classrooms

  WHATCOM — There’s a mix of sweat, laughter, high-fives and exercise-friendly music that encompasses a school’s annual jog-a-thon. But there is a lot more to these run-filled events. While ...
Lynden Christian sophomore running back Hunter Te Velde and the Lyncs held on for a 35-28 win over Nooksack Valley on Friday night that clinched LC’s first postseason berth since 2010. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

LC holds off Nooksack, earns first postseason berth since 2010

EVERSON — Lynden Christian needed its defense to come up with a stop. Nooksack Valley had rallied from a 28-6 first-half deficit to make it a seven-point game with 3:11 remaining, and after an interception ...
Lynden’s defense limited Ferndale’s Wing-T rushing attack to 192 yards and held the Golden Eagles scoreless until midway through the fourth quarter as the Lions earned a 34-7 rivalry victory on Friday night. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Lions shut down Ferndale for rivalry revenge

FERNDALE — A year ago, Ferndale celebrated on Lynden’s home turf after riding its Wing-T rushing attack to a 37-35 upset victory that snapped the top-ranked Lions’ 33-game winning streak and ended ...
Lynden Middle School band students join with the Borealis Brass quartet (in blue, behind) from Alaska to play a Handel tune at the opening ceremonies of the Lynden Music Festival on Oct. 14 in Dutch Village Mall. The festival of almost 30 acts, continuing through Sunday, was a success with good public attendance, said organizer Doug Broersma. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Filling the town with music

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Scarecrow winners chosen

LYNDEN — It was a photo finish in the citywide Lynden Scarecrow Contest, resulting in the Lynden Library being declared the winner and the Northwest Washington Fair a close second. In third place was ...

Everson police officer Rob Waldo retires after 35 years

By Elisa Claassen for the Lynden Tribune EVERSON ­— On Oct. 2, Everson City Hall was full of area residents stopping to give hugs and well wishes to a longtime law enforcement officer entering retirement. ...
Lynden sophomore forward Sierra Smith has recorded a team-high 13 goals and nine assists in 11 matches this season. Smith has helped the Lions to a 9-1-1 start and a tie with Burlington for second place in the Northwest Conference 2A standings. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Sophomore sensation has Lions soaring

LYNDEN — From day one of practice this season, the Lynden girls’ soccer team knew they had something special in Sierra Smith. The sophomore forward was a returning starter and one of the team’s leading ...