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 Lynden. The great-grandmothers are Nella Kooi of Inwood, Iowa, and Janet Steiger of Lynden.