Latest Milestones

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Nellie Heeringa – 90th birthday

Nellie Heeringa of Lynden will celebrate her 90th birthday with a no-gift open house. Family and friends are invited to join her on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the educational building of First ...
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Edith Ward – 80th birthday

Edith Ward of Bellingham is celebrating her 80th birthday. Family and friends are invited to celebrate with her at an open house luncheon from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Laurel Grange, ...
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Karina De Lange – Bryan Vance engagement

Karina De Lange and Bryan Vance of Bellingham announce their engagement and plans for a May 11, 2013 wedding at Baker Creek Place in Bellingham. Karina is a daughter of William and Pam De Lange of Fresno, ...
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Richard and Lucy De Vries – 45th anniversary

Richard and Lucy (Amarando) De Vries will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Dec. 29. The couple’s two children are Tony De Vries of Custer and Brett and wife Leah De Vries of Lynden. Their ...
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Carmen Bousema – Timothy Zylstra engagement

Carmen Rochelle Bousema and Timothy Wells Zylstra, both currently of Kansas City, Mo., announce their engagement and plans for a Dec. 31, 2012 wedding at Covenant Reformed Church in Kansas City. A reception ...
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Jake Bovenkamp – 92nd birthday

Jake Bovenkamp of Lynden will celebrate his 92nd birthday on Saturday with his family. He was born on Dec. 22, 1920, in Lynden. Jake was married to Toots Bovenkamp for 61 years. He has 8 children, 26 grandchildren ...
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Stephanie Thiessen – Tyler Wiebe wedding

Stephanie Thiessen and Tyler Wiebe were united in marriage on Aug. 17, 2012, at First Reformed Church in Lynden, with Pastor Ryan Bajema officiating. A reception followed at the Homestead Golf and Country ...
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Gail Handy – Logan Bost wedding

Gail Handy and Logan Bost were united in marriage on Oct. 9, 2012, at the Glen Echo Community Center, with Daniel Bost officiating. A reception followed. The bride is a daughter of Lee and Lois Handy of ...
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Max Burton birthday

 is celebrating his 90th birthday and his family has planned an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the American Legion Hall in Ferndale, 5537 2nd Ave. [{more}} He was born in Sumas on Dec. ...

Births – Dec. 5

MAXWELL CHARLES ELVIG Charel and Dan Elvig of Mount Vernon welcomed their first child, a son, Maxwell Charles, on Nov. 13, 2012, at Skagit Valley Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents ...