100 years ago
Youngest soldier home with honors — Oct. 9, 1919
Private Bernie Fale returned to Lynden Friday after two eventful years spent in the service, 22 months of it in France. Fale enlisted in Sedro-Woolley in August 1917 at the age of 16. In the famous First Division 28th Infantry, he was sent to France in December, spending Christmas on the water. He was wounded in the leg by shrapnel in the Argonne Forest. He fought in Cantigny, and has won all five battle stars and a French Regimental Citation for bravery.
75 years ago
Small amount of paper turned in — Oct. 12, 1944
Hundreds of service men on the Lynden Community Honor Roll would doubtless be disappointed with their home folks this week if they knew of the scant supply of waste paper which has been turned in so far at the warehouse next to the Sussex Motor Company on Front Street.
50 years ago
Lynden youths uphold U.S. at border incident — Oct. 9, 1969
Four Lynden youths were instrumental in defending the honor of the United States Oct. 1 when 4,000 British Columbia students blocked the port of entry at the Peace Arch at Blaine. The Canadian youths were at the border to protest the test of a U.S. nuclear device in the Aleutian Islands.
25 years ago
Leafing a lasting impression — Oct. 12, 1994
If Gary Rhodes has his way, gold will be found all over Lynden. But don’t be looking for nuggets, coins or ingots lying around. He hopes to add a touch of Old World charm to Lynden by bringing back gold lettering on doors and windows of businesses.