News Snippets from the Lynden Tribune: Thursday, Oct. 14, 1981, as compiled by Tribune Publisher Michael Lewis
From the front page …
City candidates have few complaints
Two seats on the Lynden City Council will be contested in the Nov. 3 general election.
Two others and the mayor position will not.
Jay Van Lant and Rod Ten Kley have filed for the council spot now held by Don Smith, who has decided not to run again.
In another position, Albertus Haak will run against incumbent Al Smit.
Returning to their places in city government without facing any challenge will be councilmen John Geleynse and Larry Strengholt, as well as mayor Egbert Maas. Strengholt was appointed to the council in June when Maas was named mayor.
Christian school convention here
Over 350 Christian school teachers and administrators from the United States and Canada will be in Lynden this week for a regional convention.
Peter Steen, founder and director of Christian Educational Services, a teaching ministry on campuses and in churches of the eastern United States, will be the convention’s main speaker.
He will talk about “Life as Education” in opening exercises on Thursday and “The Father, our Teacher--Life as School” on Friday.
All’s well after fire at the Duke
The Duke Restaurant reopened yesterday morning following a Monday afternoon grease fire that forced a temporary closure of the facility.
No one was injured in the mishap as owner John Geleynse said a high limit switch (circuit breaker) for a deep fryer failed, causing the oil to burst into flames.
Lynden blanks Mt. Baker 14-0 in battle for first
During halftime of Friday’s game (0-0), Stu Gorski and his Mt. Baker Mounties were thinking upset while Rollie DeKoster and the Lions were just plain thinking.
The Mounties had shutout the dangerous Lynden offense, forced and recovered two fumbles and had shown a reasonable amount of offensive mobility.
Over in the Lion locker room, however, DeKoster lambasted his charges for a lack of effort. “I chewed ‘em out a little bit to try and inspire them to play a little harder,’ the coach said with a smile.
Mushroom hunters nabbed for trespassing
Over 150 individuals were arrested for second degree criminal trespass by the Sheriff’s Department last weekend in a coordinated crackdown of mushroom hunters in western Whatcom County.
Hunters of small psychedelic mushrooms common in the early fall “completely disregarded the property rights of farmers in the area,” according to Chief Criminal Deputy Doug Gill.
“Fences were torn down, grass was trampled and litter was left in the fields, including metal strips that could be eaten by cattle.”