Latest Milestones

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Jack Mellema – 80th birthday

With thanksgiving to God in his heart, Jack Mellema is celebrating his 80th birthday. Born on Oct. 6, 1933, in Long Beach, Calif., Jack grew up in southern California and moved to Whatcom County with his ...

Births – published Oct. 2

Cali Faith Turnberg Carrie Adams and Matt Turnberg of Sumas welcomed a daughter, Cali Faith Turnberg, on Sept. 12, 2013, at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ...
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Four generations

Great-grandma Lauretta Odman of Lynden (granddaughter to BC Crabtree) was surprised by a visit from family members. From left are: daughter Sandi Bruton of Bellingham; her granddaughter Jill Culver of ...

In the military

Army Reserve Pvt. Hans W. Mantor has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, physical fitness, ...
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Elizabeth Gavette – Kyle Haugen engagement

Elizabeth Carol Gavette of Anacortes and Kyle Joseph Haugen of Othello announce their engagement and plans for a Sept. 28, 2013 wedding at Stoney Ridge Farm, the bride-to-be’s family home where she grew ...
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Truman and Eileen Sterk – 50th anniversary

Truman and Eileen Sterk of Bellingham celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an Alaskan cruise and also a weekend away with their children and grandchildren. They were married in Everson on Sept. ...
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Henry and Anne Heusinkveld – 60th anniversary

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, Henry and Anne Heusinkveld will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with their daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Phil Winters, in Arizona. They were married on Sept. 18, ...
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Henry W. Kuiper – 80th birthday

With thankfulness to God, Henry W. Kuiper will be celebrating his 80th birthday this weekend with family and friends. Henry was born on Sept. 20, 1933, and is a member of Lynden Protestant Reformed Church. ...
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Alice Spoelstra-Dirksen – 80th birthday

Alice Spoelstra-Dirksen of Lynden is celebrating her 80th birthday. Relatives and friends are invited to an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, in the Second Christian Reformed Church educational ...

Births – published Sept. 18

Brynn Lee Gebbers Brielle Denae Gebbers Rebecca and Daniel Gebbers of Brewster, Wash., welcomed twin daughters on Sept. 4, 2013, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. Brynn Lee weighed 3 pounds, 12 ...