Lynden Community Center offering free blood pressure checks on Friday

LYNDEN — The Lynden Community Center will offer free blood pressure checks from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2. Nurses will volunteer their time for the local community. The event, located at ...

Seniors’ health fair Oct. 14 in Bellingham

BELLINGHAM — In partnership with the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement and Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors, the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St., hosts “What’s ...

Life Chain event in Bellingham this Sunday

BELLINGHAM — The anti-abortion Life Chain event occurs again on Sunday, Oct. 4, along Meridian Street between Stuart and Bakerview. The time is from 2 to 3 p.m.   Organized by Lynden Human Life, ...

Tax-Aide looking for volunteers

BELLINGHAM — Tax-Aide, sponsored by the AARP Foundation, seeks a few volunteers to assist taxpayers with their returns in Whatcom County. Tax-Aide has provided free income tax preparation in Whatcom ...

Three drainage, diking districts’ meetings reset

WHATCOM ­— The date of three districts’ annual meetings has been changed. Instead of being on Sept. 29 as originally announced (Sept. 23 Tribune), they will be on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Diking District ...

Letters to the editor

Honoring Hub DeJong    I’m very sorry to hear that Hub DeJong passed away. He was a real community asset and gave of himself in every possible way to the community. He was probably the most faithful ...

Meetings

Thursday, Oct. 1 • Lynden City Council Public Safety Committee, City Hall Annex, 205 Fourth St., 4 p.m. • Commissioners of Lynden Regional Parks and Recreation District, southeast conference room, ...
Meridian senior running back Nick Dritsas scored five touchdowns — three rushing and two receiving — to lead the Trojans to a 40-13 victory over Lynden Christian during Friday night’s Northwest Conference 1A opener. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Dritsas leads Trojans past LC with five touchdowns

LYNDEN — Meridian head coach Bob Ames describes Nick Dritsas as a quiet kid who “wouldn’t say boo on Halloween.” But in the Trojans’ conference opener, the senior running back made a loud statement ...
Wenche Thorkildsen graduated from Lynden High School in 1984 as part of an international exchange. She returned “home” recently to share of her efforts in the Philippines. (Courtesy photos)

LHS ‘84 grad leading ministry in the Philippines

By Elisa Claassen For the Lynden Tribune LYNDEN — A businesslike woman walks with assurance to the front of a Lynden church in Lynden. She had come “home,” but only briefly. Back in 1983, Wenche ...
LC junior Hannah Rusnak had eight kills and 11 assists in the Lyncs’ 25-19, 25-16, 31-29 sweep of Lynden on Sept. 24. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Bajema, Lyncs sweep Lynden in rivalry match

LYNDEN — Prior to the season, Lynden Christian senior and University of Washington commit Kara Bajema was named to Under Armour’s national class of 2016 “Watch List,” placing her among the top ...