Ben Watanabe

Whidbey islanders fund the HUB, keeping kids busy

South Whidbey wanted to resurrect the HUB, so it did.

Funicular gets tacit Council of Governments go-ahead

Langley’s plan to move people up and down the Camano Avenue bluff got another nod in the right direction for a funding windfall.

Overturned cement truck forces re-route in Clinton

A 40,000-pound cement truck rolled off a Clinton driveway and onto its back Wednesday morning.

MVP French leads Falcon flock of all-Cascade Conference athletes

Imagine, Falcon football faithful, the past three seasons without Nick French playing quarterback.

Falcon fastpitch rallies run out against Granite Falls

South Whidbey’s softball team lost its first conference game 13-9 against Granite Falls.

Darting animal causes Clinton-area car crash

A FedEx Home Delivery driver veered off Ewing Road in Clinton and head-on into a power pole Tuesday morning.

In 16th year, short Whidbey Triathlon remains a hit

Happy sweet 16, Whidbey Triathlon. All 23.8 miles of the trek will challenge some 200 individuals and 20 relay teams. The race is allotted 300 spots and draws about 1,000 people total the first Saturday in August to the South End. This year’s race is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.

South Whidbey School Board gives OK to new contracts

The South Whidbey School Board redefined and approved its tobacco and harassment policies at its meeting Wednesday, as well as approving the food service contract for Chartwells through September 2012 and an agreement with the Public School Employees of South Whidbey.

Yacht Club sets South Enders to sail, ready to expand

BAYVIEW — Lone Lake is a little crowded this July. That’s because Monday through Friday, a dozen eight-foot sailboats are on the water. Those little boats and their sailors are students in South Whidbey Yacht Club’s beginner’s sailing classes.

Power outage moves South End school board meeting

A damaged transformer has cut the power at the South Whidbey Primary Campus, forcing the South Whidbey School Board to relocate its meeting tonight.

SLIDESHOW | Three-run homer lifts Lakewood over South Whidbey softball

Lakewood won its Cascade Conference opener on the road against South Whidbey, 16-10, on March 15.

Shootout busts Falcon boys soccer from playoffs

High expectations came crashing down Tuesday night in Shoreline for the South Whidbey boys soccer team.

Disputed calls, close losses cost Falcon wrestler

A couple of close matches, both losses, bumped South Whidbey High School from the 1A state Mat Classic wrestling tournament Friday.

Radisch, Weeks finish state tournament in seventh place

Amelia Weeks and Tess Radisch finished their South Whidbey girls tennis careers Saturday as the state’s seventh-place 1A doubles team.

Whidbey fair group wants regular Island County funding, new lease

Running the Island County Fairgrounds costs too much, and the managing Whidbey Island Fair Association wants county funding as part of a restructured lease.

SLIDESHOW | Pair of Falcon girls leave game with ankle injuries in loss to Wolves

A starter and a key reserve were knocked out of the South Whidbey Falcon girls basketball team's opening game against island rival Coupeville en route to a 47-23 loss.

South Whidbey, Stelling kept from state by mere seconds

LANGLEY — Two seconds. That was all that separated South Whidbey junior Lilli Stelling from qualifying for the state cross country meet. Instead, nerves caught up to her before she caught up with 15th-place finisher Olivia Capron, a freshman from Burlington-Edison.

Suspicious fire destroys Dave Mackie Park portable toilets | UPDATE

A fire destroyed portable toilets and a storage building at Dave Mackie Park early Friday morning but quick work by firefighters saved the baseball grandstands from going up in flames.

Clinton study to look at improving commercial core

Defining the market trends of South Whidbey, how they impact Clinton’s commercial core and what business and industry gaps may exist are the tall tasks ahead of a recently hired consulting company.

Falcon senior spotlights: Thoughts after the last home game

The four seniors on the Falcons volleyball team — Kelsey Taylor, Katie Bushey, Lyna Nichols and Alyssa Coupe — gathered to talk about their memories on the court for South Whidbey after the last home game against King's High.