South Whidbey grieves loss of Langley leader

Tucker Stevens, seen here in August, pulls out one of the trophies for the Soup Box Derby in Langley. He was one of the driving forces behind the annual downhill race. - Ben Watanabe / The Record
  • Oct 31, 2014 at 4:00PM

Tucker Stevens, an educator, civic-minded Langley resident, husband and father, died Wednesday night. He was 73.

Libby Berry to present as Artists of South Whidbey featured guest

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 6:00PM

Artist Libby Berry will demonstrate her craft Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Trinity Lutheran Community Building in Freeland.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Ana Maria Nuñez for treasurer

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Incumbent Ana Maria Nuñez is extremely qualified to be the Island County treasurer. I have learned that she implemented more new and innovative programs and services for Island County than any treasurer before her. In the last four years she has eliminated a backlog in processing adjustments to property taxes that existed for 10 years; not a problem she created but one she fixed.

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Oak Harbor student investigated for text allegedly alluding to shooting at school dance

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 5:27PM

A student in Oak Harbor is being detained for allegedly sending a text message suggesting that a middle-school dance was going to be shot up, according to the Oak Harbor police. Chief Ed Green sent out a press release this afternoon about the incident. The press release states that a student at the school-sponsored dance at North Whidbey Middle School received a text today from another student who wasn't attending the dance.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Deputy treasurer position is important

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 4:37PM

Editor, At a recent forum, Island County treasurer candidate Wanda Grone indicated that, were she required to make budget cuts, the "position" she would eliminate would be that of the foreclosure deputy. To paraphrase, as the numbers of property subject to tax foreclosure have dropped, those duties could easily be absorbed by the other staff members.

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