Hope Lutheran getting new pastor

LYNDEN — Marjorie Lorant will be installed as the new pastor at Hope Lutheran Church, 900 E. Grover St., at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. The public is invited to attend. Lorant has served in churches ...
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There’s no denying Heezen charge

LYNDEN — Every prep athlete has a goal upon beginning the senior campaign of their high school career. For Meridian javelin thrower Kaleb Heezen, he has his goals set quite high. “I want the school ...
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Tenacity key on the pitch for Lions

LAUREL — When the Lynden and Meridian soccer teams face off on the pitch, one might think the players have just watched some football movies prior to the initial whistle. Bodies are guaranteed to fly ...
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Fastpitch: A strong foundation to build on

LYNDEN — Shortly before the start of the season, Lynden coach Steve Petersen surveyed the field and looked on as his players did some in-field drills. Petersen was wearing a Bellevue College fastpitch ...
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From Vegas to county dairy ambassador

BELLINGHAM ­— For a while after being announced as Whatcom County’s new Dairy Ambassdor on Friday evening, Amanda Rittgers was simply overcome with emotion. That’s understandable once you know her ...

Coroner: Dec. 31 crash not caused by alcohol

WHATCOM — No alcohol was present in the bodies of either of the two young men who died in a head-on Guide Meridian Road crash last Dec. 31, toxicology reports show. Whatcom County Medical Examiner Gary ...

Four four-plexes planned for Kok Rd.

LYNDEN — A plan to build four four-plex units south of Kok Road put forth by Lyndenites Byron Kooy and Irv Timmerman comes into the city as straightforward as possible for a project of its size. The ...
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Family of Travis Holst honoring his memory

FERNDALE — Everyone liked Travis Holst. So when accident reports mistakenly indicated he was drinking the night he crashed, killing himself and a man from Lynden, there was still an outpouring of support ...

Update: Holst/Browning crash records released

WHATCOM — Whatcom County Medical Examiner Gary Goldfogel has released the results of toxicology testing for Travis Holst, 23, and Brox Browning, 20, who were both killed in a Guide Meridian Road crash ...
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Van Zandt hosts baby (grand piano) shower

VAN ZANDT — There’s a piece of music history residing in Van Zandt Hall. The South Fork Valley Community Association will host a “Baby (Grand Piano) Shower” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, in Van ...