“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.

South Whidbey fire district hires three

  • Jun 24, 2016 at 6:00PM

Making good on its promise to bolster back up volunteers with paid day staff, South Whidbey Fire/EMS has hired three new firefighters. The new additions will start July 11 Two of the hires, Bill Piepenbrink and Alex McMahon, were selected from the district’s existing volunteer ranks. The district also hired Travis Zimmerman, who lives in West Seattle and has been working as a full-time paramedic in Hanford. He will serve at South Whidbey in a lieutenant position.

Seven-year-old rescued from tree in Clinton

  • Jun 24, 2016 at 5:00PM

A 7-year-old girl stuck 80 feet up in a tree in Clinton had to be rescued last week.

Langley seeks $576,000 in development funds from Island County | CORRECTED

  • Jun 21, 2016 at 6:00PM updated Jun 23, 2016 at 11:31AM

Langley Mayor Tim Callison will lobby the Island County Council of Governments for more than half a million dollars in Coupeville today.

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