There can be only one Mr. South Whidbey

The Friends of Friends Mr. South Whidbey 2014 pageant contestants, clockwise from top left, are: Andy Gilbert, Ken Stephens, Tucker Stevens, Erik Jokinen, Frank Parra and Jerry Shimek.  - Contributed photo
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The ninth annual Mr. South Whidbey pageant will contain all of the traditional elements such as Q&A and talent presentations, though as usual, contestants such as Gilbert may have their own surprises planned. The pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Freeland Hall. Tickets cost $25 and may be purchased at Moonraker Books in Langley or Paint Escape in Freeland.

Attentive neighbor rescues South Whidbey man squashed by stone

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A Clinton man considers himself lucky to be alive after being crushed by 400-pound granite slab.

Democrats speak at Clover Patch

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Twenty-five people crowded into Neil’s Clover Patch Café in Bayview on Sunday to hear from candidates seeking election to local offices this November. Speakers included Karla Jacks, candidate for Island County commissioner District 3; Ana Maria Nuñez, incumbent for Island County treasurer; and Nick Petrish, who is vying for State Representative in the 10th Legislative District.

Coalition aims to help Whidbey veterans

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Island County will join with all Washington counties in the creation of regional coalitions to address a rising population of veterans in crisis. The number of veterans in crisis will continue to rise, according to Island County Veteran Services Coordinator Gerald Pfannenstiel.

Island Transit chief ‘retires’

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 22, 2014 at 8:55AM

The embattled executive director of Island Transit quit Friday after a tense meeting with the board of directors and an hour-long executive session.

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