Latest Milestones

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Courtney Oostra & Kohlson Van Dyk engagement

Courtney Oostra and Kohlson Van Dyk, both of Lynden, announce their engagement and plans for a June 27, 2015 wedding in First Reformed Church of Lynden. Courtney is a daughter of Kent and Karen Oostra ...
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Jim and Carol Van Den Berg – 50th anniversary

Jim and Carol Van Den Berg of Lynden were married on Jan. 13, 1965. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 13 of this year with their children Robin Van Den Berg, Renee and Rick Nichols ...
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Five generations

Five generations gathered in Eugene, Oregon, at Christmas for this special photo. Grace Gortsema of Lynden (center) is shown with her youngest great-great-granddaughters Claire Dompierre (right) and Erin ...

Births – published Jan. 21

Ryden James Bogaard Jamie and Ryan Bogaard of Moses Lake, Washington, welcomed a son, Ryden James, on Jan. 3, 2015, at Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake. He weighed 10 pounds, 9 ounces, and joins his brother, ...
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Geraldine Kooy – 90th birthday

Geraldine Kooy will be celebrating her 90th birthday with a family dinner. She was born on Jan. 19, 1925, to Wm. and Anna Likkel near Corsica, South Dakota. The Likkel family moved to Lynden during her ...
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Magdalene Scholten – 85th birthday

Magdalene Scholten of Everson will be celebrating her 85th birthday on Jan. 17, 2015, with a family dinner, planned by her children, at her son Jerry and daughter-in-law Karen’s home near Everson. She ...
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Cora Winterberg – 80th birthday

Cora Winterberg will be celebrating her 80th birthday with a party on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. Friends and family are invited to an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Postma home in Lynden to help Cora celebrate…. ...
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Baily Entrikin – Tommy Simmons wedding

  Baily Entrikin and Tommy Simmons were united in marriage on Oct. 1, 2014, in Norfolk, Virginia.   The bride is a daughter of Tom and Marla Entrikin of Lynden. Rocky and Lynn Simmons of Washington, ...
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Anniversary — Kornelis and Ann Keizer – 60th

Kornelis and Ann Keizer of Lynden celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner planned by their children. They were married on Dec. 19, 1954, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. After immigrating ...
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Holly Betzer and Kurt Oostra wedding

Holly Jean Betzer and Kurt Ryan Oostra were united in marriage on Sept. 27, 2014, at Birch Bay Bible Community Church of Blaine. A reception followed. The bride is a daughter of Marian and Jerry Betzer ...