Evan Thompson

Sound Waters University: turning education into action

A popular one-day university for all things environmental is returning to South Whidbey in February 2018, but it comes with a slight wrinkle. Sound Waters… Continue reading

Donors provide gifts for Whidbey seniors in need

Christmas came early for about 60 senior citizens needing a boost. Fifty-six Whidbey Island residents donated gifts and care packages to Island Senior Resources’ Adopt-a-Senior… Continue reading

Falcon girls basketball rebounds from slow start, beats Northwest 45-38

A sluggish start almost cost South Whidbey girls basketball a victory against a non-conference opponent on Tuesday night. The Falcons trailed Northwest, a class 1A… Continue reading

New Langley telescopes prove to be a hit

It was the perfect day to do some sightseeing around Langley on Wednesday for West Seattle residents DeeDee Coghill and Alexis Berridge-Green. And Langley’s two… Continue reading

Grant expands apprenticeship program at Nichols Brothers

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders is going to have a flock of new apprentices starting in January 2018. The Northwest Workforce Council, which helps develop labor… Continue reading

Seven Falcon grapplers place at Lynnwood tournament

Seven South Whidbey wrestlers placed at the Lynnwood Classic on Dec. 16. Placing third were freshman Drew Aposhyan (120 pounds), junior Alex Turner (170) and… Continue reading

Archbishop Murphy ends Falcons’ winning streak

South Whidbey boys basketball’s five-game winning streak came to an end this past week. Now they’ve suffered twp straight losses. The Falcons lost to Archbishop… Continue reading

State: Grant can’t pay for First Street repave

The City of Langley will likely have to dig into its own pockets if it wants to repair First Street’s roadway. Transportation Improvement Board officials… Continue reading

Parking proposal makes Langley business owners uneasy

Two design proposals concerning changes to parking on First Street in Langley are set to be revealed sometime in January 2018, one of which has… Continue reading

South Whidbey organizations combine forces to provide toys, food for those in need

Through donations, two community organizations are going the extra mile to brighten the holidays for those in need. As it has for many years, the… Continue reading

Falcons earn rebound win against Wolves

A rough stretch of games for South Whidbey’s girls basketball team this past week ended on a high note. The Falcons beat island rival Coupeville… Continue reading

Citizens group to pitch carbon tax to council

A citizens group is calling for the Langley City Council to endorse a national policy that could lead to a tax on carbon production. The… Continue reading

Cuts or levy hike needed to address $2 mil deficit for libraries in 2019

Facing a $2 million shortfall in 2019, the Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees is deciding Monday whether to cut back its budget and reduce services… Continue reading

First-year head coaches settling into new roles

Robbie Bozin knew one day he’d be a head wrestling coach for a high school program. When that would be, however, was a different question.… Continue reading

South Whidbey to break away from Cascade Conference, form new 1A league

The Cascade Conference is officially splitting apart. South Whidbey High School is leaving the combined class 1A/2A conference with four other 1A schools — King’s,… Continue reading

Despite lack of energy, Falcons defeat Aussies 44-33

South Whidbey boys basketball defended its home turf against foreign invaders on Saturday. The Falcons beat Flinders Christian School from Australia 44-33 at Erickson Gymnasium… Continue reading

Korrow, Emerson sworn in at city hall

Two newly elected Langley City Council members were sworn into office on Monday night at city hall. Christy Korrow was sworn into Position 1, which… Continue reading

Safety in sports: new athletic trainer, safer techniques help Falcon athletics

Injuries are a reality of contact sports. South Whidbey’s football and girls soccer teams had the highest injury rates out of the school’s five fall… Continue reading

New sign dedicated to DUI victim

Mary Jo Keil said she finds comfort in knowing her late husband’s legacy will live on, though it doesn’t mend her pain. A memorial road… Continue reading

South Whidbey community pool still a few years out, aquatics foundation leaders say

The South Whidbey Parks and Aquatics Foundation still has a community pool in its sights, though it will likely be years until it dives headfirst… Continue reading