“Coach” Jim Leierer (second from left) died Wednesday in Seattle. An influential coach for nearly three decades, he will be missed. Standing beside him are Charlie Davies (far left), Don Wills (second from right) and Jon Chapman (far right). - Evan Thompson / The Record

Legendary South Whidbey coach dies at 92

  • Jun 24, 2016 at 5:07PM

South Whidbey lost a respected high school football leader this week with the passing of “Coach” Jim Leierer. Leierer, an influential man known for his wisdom, faith in God and corny jokes, died Wednesday at an adult care center in Seattle. He was 92.

Summer camps offer fun for Whidbey kids

  • Today at 4:00PM

School is out, the sun is shining and summer is officially here. While the adults still have to work the same schedules, the little ones need to be sent to summer camp where they can be kids and learn from the South End’s many childhood educators. South Whidbey is home to a range of summer camps that are available throughout the season and offer something different from program to program.

Firm hired by Port of South Whidbey to plan repairs of Clinton Beach Dock

  • Today at 4:00PM

Port of South Whidbey commissioners this month hired the engineering firm Moffatt & Nichol to evaluate and come up with repair plans for Clinton Beach Dock.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR | More needs to be done by Larsen on gun violence

  • Today at 4:00PM

Editor, This is an open letter to Congressman Rick Larsen, a Second Congressional District Democrat. In a blog post from Thursday, you wrote that, “The shooting in Orlando broke my heart…. The feeling was depressingly familiar. I felt it in 2008 after the shooting spree in Skagit County. I felt it in 2012 after the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

South Whidbey High School alumna named to dean’s List

  • Today at 2:00PM

Claire Hofius of Clinton was named to the dean’s list of Macalester College in Minnesota for academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2015-2016 school year.

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