Thanking the Lord for blessing our mom, grandma and great-grandma Wilma Vander Pol with 90 years, we invite you to celebrate with us Sunday, July 21, at 3 p.m. in the Lynden Manor second-floor activity room. No gifts, please, just your presence.

Signe Heys and Jason Whaling of Mill Creek, Washington, welcomed a daughter, Ivy Elizabeth, on July 1 in Bellevue. She weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces, and joins Naomi, 10, and Natalie, 7. Grandparents are Doug and Karen Vellema Heys of Edmonds, and Art and Leslie Whaling of San Diego. Mickie Kin…

Ruby Blasingame (Morgan) is celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born July 19, 1929, in Springfield, Missouri, to Bert and Alma Clay. She was married to Darrel Blasingame. A son, Larry Douglas Morgan, is deceased. She attributes here longevity to the Lord Jesus Christ. An open house for fa…

Great-great-grandmother Harriet Wagter holds Bryson Birdsey while standing behind are grandmother Teressa King, great-grandfather Ron Wagter and mother Kylee King.

Hank and Marge Hoekstra are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married in Lynden on June 24, 1959. Their family includes children Marnie Sutton of Missouri, Karen and Phil Ellis of California, and Kelly Hoekstra of Lynden, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They a…

Five generations gathered for this family photo. The baby, Darwin Hickey, is pictured with, from left: father Austin Hickey, great-grandmother Carol McClellan, great-great-grandmother Betty McClellan, and grandfather Allen Hickey.

Monica and Peter Johnston of Custer welcomed a son, Colton Dean, on June 22, 2019, at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. He weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces, and joins Pete Jr., 21, Macki, 20, Wyatt, 17, Isaac, 14, John, 12, Sarah, 10, Brooklyn, 8, Londyn, 5, and Reagan, 2. Grand…

On July 2, 2019, John Kooy will celebrate his 97th birthday. He was born in 1922 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. In 1944 he married Dena Withage and together they raised six children: Wayne, Beatrice, Brenda, Greg, Garth and Ted. John moved his family to Lynden in 1965 and was married to Den…

Torey and Nathan Louws of Concord, California, welcomed a son, Ari Andrew, on June 15, 2019, at their home. He weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces, and joins Micah, 2. Grandparents are Eric and Renae Erickson of Lynden and Jack and Cindy Louws of Bellingham. Alta Louws and Joanne Vogel, both of Lynde…

Herm and Jackie (Orange) Oordt of Mount Vernon are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married in Lynden on June 23, 1949. Family and friends are invited to an open house celebration from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, at the Heather Village Senior Residence Community…

Keith and Karen Boon are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 20, 1969, at Second Christian Reformed Church in Lynden. A dessert open house for family and friends will take place at their home in Lynden from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Their daughters, Kim…

Lindsey Marie and Joel Daniel VanderHoek of Lynden welcomed twins, son Wyatt Daniel and daughter Willa Marie, on May 28, 2019, at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. Wyatt weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces, and Willa weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Grandparents are Dave and Claudia Va…

Gaylen and Sylvia (Holleman) Visser are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. An open house is planned for family and friends from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, at Faith Community Church, 586 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd., Lynden. They were married in the Everson Christian Reformed Churc…

Albert Vinkes of Lynden is celebrating his 90th birthday. Friends and family are invited to a no-gift open house from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, in the second floor activity room of Lynden Manor, 905 Aaron Drive, Lynden. Albert was born on June 8, 1929, in Rock Rapids, Iowa, to Evert “…

Erin and Brett Van Andel of Mount Vernon, Washington, welcomed a daughter, Eiley Noelle, on March 27, 2019, at Skagit Valley Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and joins Emri, 8, Abe, 6, and Jaemin, 5. The grandparents are Rob and Carol Geertsma of Mount Vernon and Doug and Norene Va…

Brooke Christine Schut of Sedro-Woolley and Titus Jay Hollis Ungersma of Lynden announce their engagement and plans for an afternoon wedding on May 11, 2019. Brooke is a daughter of Steve and Melanie Schut of Sedro-Woolley and a 2018 homeschool graduate. She is a meat wrapper/pricer at Islan…

The family of Donna Kenworthy invites you to join them in celebrating Donna’s 90th birthday. The open house celebration will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at Grace Baptist Fellowship, 338 N. Park St., Lynden. Come and enjoy coffee, cake and fellowship, but no gifts, please.

  Taya Marie Postma and Knute Cameron Olsen were united in marriage on March 30, 2019, in Bethel Christian Reformed Church of Lynden, with Don Vandenberg officiating. A reception followed at the church.

Harold E. Hanson of Custer is celebrating his 100th birthday. Friends and family are invited to an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Good Samaritan Society/Stafholt, 456 C St., Blaine. No gifts, please, but cards and good stories are very welcome!

Gerard De Koekkoek of Lynden is celebrating his 85th birthday. He was born in Edgerton, Minnesota, on March 21, 1934, to Gerard and Ida (Hanenburg) De Koekkoek. He is retired from dairy farming and enjoys reading, traveling, and being involved with the Gideons. Gerard  was married to Marion …

Dennis (Dutch) and Sandi (Smith) Clark are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on March 14, 1969, at Faith Reformed Church of Lynden and are now retired. Their children are Kerri Clark of Republic, Washington, and Missy and Joel VanderYacht of Lynden. Their pride an…

Dave and Jean Nelson of Ferndale are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. On Sunday, March 17. they will be having a dessert social with family and church family at the Bellingham Covenant Church. They were married on March 13, 1959, at the United Church of Ferndale. Jean is retired f…

Walt DeKraai of Lynden will be celebrating his 97th birthday on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. He was a World War II Navy Seabee and the picture shown was Walt at age 21. He is Judge Advocate of Lynden VFW Post 9301 and is a tireless advocate for all veterans. Walt wil be enjoying a family dinner on…

J. Richard Mayer was born on Feb. 12, 1929. A very happy 90th birthday is wished for a most humble and special man, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, mentor and friend. Your family and friends feel honored to be a part of your life.

     Jenah Rae Korthuis and Andrew John Ziegenfus were united in marriage on June 16, 2018, at Samson Estates of Everson, with Pastor Jason Matthews officiating. A reception followed.

Glenn and Sandra Gitts are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 31, 2019. They were married at Central Lutheran Church in Bellingham on Jan. 31, 1969. The couple celebrated with a trip to Hawaii. An open house is planned for Aug. 4, 2019, when family from Denver and England wil…

  Kirstyn Leslie Schoneveld and Tucker Gerrit Garcia were united in marriage in Lynden on Oct. 5, 2018, with Pastor Ryan Bajema officiating. A reception followed at the  Semiahmoo Resort.

Dolores Norris of North Bellingham is celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born in Bellingham on Jan. 26, 1929, to John and Deborah MacDonald. She was married to Clifford Norris for 33 years until his passing in 1980. Dolores was a rural mail carrier for over 30 years. Currently, she bowls…

Herm will be celebrating his 87th birthday from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. You are invited to join the family for cake and coffee at Pacific Growers, 9029 Markworth Rd. north of Lynden. Turn left when you see the sign that says “Van Vino” and follow the balloons.

Dan and Bonnie (Eshuis) Lagerwey of Ferndale are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Friends and family are invited to an open house hosted by their daughters from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, in New Life Fellowship Church, 810 E. Pole Rd., Lynden. The couple requests no gifts, …

Karen and Kenneth DeWaard of Ferndale welcomed a daughter, Ivy Jane, on Dec. 21, 2018, at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Childbirth Center in Bellingham. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and joins Hazel Anne, 2 1/2. Grandparents are John and Mary Meyer of Lynden and Terry and Karen DeWaard of Ferndale.

Sheri and Alan Haaland of Overland Park, Kansas, welcomed a daughter, Morgan Kaye, on Nov. 21, 2018, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and joins Amelia Anne, 2. Grandparents are Sandy Haaland and Marlin and Nellie Vander Kooi, all of Lynden.

Gerrit and Marie (Ooms) Van Andel of Lynden are celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary. They were married on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1943, at the Christian Reformed Servicemen's Home in San Diego, California. Their children, all residing in Washington state, are Linda and Dale Gilmore of…

Briana and Kyle Van Andel of Denver welcomed a daughter, Nikalina Joy, on Oct. 11, 2018, at Swedish Hospital in Englewood, Colorado. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and joins Giselle, 6, Vera, 4, and Bentley, 2. Grandparents are Jake and Trina Van Wyk of Ireton, Iowa, and Doug and Norene Va…

Alyssa and Jason Kooi of Lynden welcomed a daughter, Joelle Anne, on Dec. 6, 2018, at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. She weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and joins Maddyn, 2. Grandparents are Bruce and Barb Van Heukelem of Oak Park, Illinois, and Veryl and Connie Kooi of Ly…

Jack and Gertrude (Trudy) Lamoureaux of Bellingham will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary at a dinner with family and friends. They were married on Dec. 22, 1948. Jack is retired from Land O’Lakes Feed Mill and Trudy is retired from Mobil Oil. Their family includes children Bill …

Elaine and David Vos of Lynden welcomed a son, Caleb David, on Dec. 2, 2018, at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and joins Jacquelyn, 6, and Elizabeth, 3. Grandparents are Bruce and Joanne Hannink of Modesto, California, and Alvin and Sherr…

Kendra Schoneveld of Ferndale and Ryan DeVries of Sumas announce their engagement and plans for a Dec. 21, 2018 wedding at First Reformed Church of Lynden. Kendra is a daughter of Michael and Deanne Schoneveld of Ferndale. She is a 2010 graduate of Lynden Christian High School and a 2012 gra…

  Katherine Adrianna Appel and Drake David Likkel were united in marriage on Aug. 30, 2018, at Boxx Berry Farm of Ferndale, with Pastor Kyle Kloostra officiating. A reception followed.

Sierra and Tanner Tjoelker of Sumas welcomed a son, Axton William, on Aug. 10, 2018, in Bellingham. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and joins brother Kasen, 2. Grandparents are Bill and Laurie Scheffer of Everson and Dean and Heather Tjoelker of Blaine. The great-grandparents are Denny and T…

Leona (Mellema) Eshuis of Lynden is celebrating her 100th birthday! A no-gift open house planned by Leona's family will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, in the basement of Second Christian Reformed Church, 710 Front St., Lynden. Leona was born on Dec. 7, 1918, in Primgar, Iow…

Dale and Jackie (Aker) Rick of Ferndale will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving with their family. They were married in Bellingham on Nov. 14, 1953, and have lived their entire 65 years of married life on Dale’s family home on West Wiser Lake Road where he grew up.…

Courtney Faye Van Maanen and John Ellis Machulak were united in marriage on June 23, 2018, at North Point Lighthouse in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with the groom's father officiating. A reception followed at South Second in Milwaukee.

         Katie VandenBos and Tyler Voight were united in marriage on June 24, 2018, at Evergreen Gardens near Lynden, with Pastor Chris Whyte officiating. A reception followed.

Mika and Justin Parsons of Monroe, Washington, welcomed a daughter, Rowan Esme, on Aug. 27, 2018, at EvergreenHealth Medical Center of Kirkland. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and joins big brothers Caedmon, 4, and Ewan, 2. Grandparents are Kip and Valerie Miller of Lynden and Sheri Leghorn…

Julie and Scott Vander Laan of Kenmore, Washington, welcomed a daughter, Elise June, on Oct. 16, 2018, at EvergreenHealth Medical Center of Kirkland. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces. Grandparents are Keith and Lori Vander Laan of Everson and Cal and Melinda Bratt of Lynden.

"Happy 70th Birthday, Larry Klyn! We love you so much! You are a blessing to our family and to the community. Congratulations!"

Henrietta Noteboom, a lifelong resident of Lynden, is celebrating 90 years on Oct. 28, 2108. She and her husband Donald Noteboom raised three children and she now has 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Henrietta grew up at First Christian Reformed Church and still loves attending…

Dorothie (Dee) Culver is 100 years young! A birthday celebration will take place  on Saturday, Oct. 20, in Anacortes. Dee was born on Oct. 18, 1918, in Aberdeen, South Dakota, to Grant and Edla Moore. She is a longtime resident of Whatcom County who was involved in the dairy business and as …

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