Evan Thompson

Space at campus-turned community center is filling up fast

The South Whidbey Community Center is beginning to take shape. Six tenants currently occupy rentable space on the campus of Langley Middle School, while several… Continue reading

Sheriff’s office releases images of armed-robbery suspect

The Island County Sheriff’s Office released images of the suspect in a Halloween-night robbery. The photos were taken from surveillance video at Naomi’s Gas Station… Continue reading

Holmes Harbor Sewer District gets hole-in-one with parking lot ruling

A long simmering dispute that began in 2014 over parking rights at a Freeland golf course has finally been settled. Island County Superior Court Judge… Continue reading

Falcon girls cross country finishes fourth, claims state berth

South Whidbey’s girls cross country team, as well as two Falcon boys, are headed to Pasco. The Falcon girls finished fourth in the 1A District… Continue reading

Emerald City League denies Cedar Park Christian, King’s petition to transfer

The future remains unclear for South Whidbey athletics

Boys tennis team unable to crack top two at bi-districts

Hank Papritz and Ryan Wenzek are once again in limbo following the class 1A Bi-District Tournament this past weekend. Papritz and Wenzek, both seniors, placed… Continue reading

Proposal to seismically retrofit LMS gym moves forward

A proposal to seismically retrofit one of Langley Middle School’s gyms totaling nearly $1 million received a stamp of approval from the South Whidbey School… Continue reading

Langley residents, business owners weigh in on First Street makeover

Some Langley residents are OK with losing a few parking spots if it means a more pedestrian friendly First Street. That was one of the… Continue reading

Volleyball squad beats Cedarcrest 3-0 on senior night

South Whidbey volleyball seniors Bailey and Courtney Todd didn’t want the match to end. It was senior night, and the Falcons were just a few… Continue reading

Falcons break homecoming losing streak with 27-17 victory

South Whidbey football broke a streak of five consecutive homecoming night losses, while also continuing a two-month-long winning streak with a 27-17 victory over Concrete… Continue reading

Two South Whidbey women travel to Malawi to provide aid

Two members of the local Days for Girls organization recently headed to Malawi, Africa to provide aid to young women. South Whidbey residents Janette Skardaal… Continue reading

Langley to hold open house on comprehensive plan update

A road map of Langley’s future will be on display next week. An open house for the city’s final comprehensive plan draft is set for… Continue reading

Pope, Burns named as homecoming king, queen

Being inclusive of their fellow classmates and showing generosity were among the common threads of this year’s homecoming court, and for the king and queen:… Continue reading

FEMA grant for seismic retrofit given to Langley Middle School

A seismic retrofitting project at Langley Middle School totaling nearly $1 million is going before the South Whidbey School Board for approval tonight. The Federal… Continue reading

Council discussion at social club was limited to two people

It appears discussions about city business at a social club were between only two Langley City Council members and not a quorum. It is also… Continue reading

Longtime cross country coach reflects on over two decades at the helm

Even after 21 years coaching South Whidbey cross country, Doug Fulton is still learning. Whether it be from the kids who teach him how to… Continue reading

Langley candidates are not so different, forum attendees say

Addressing cultural dynamics within the community, outsourcing the Langley Police Department, city infrastructure and affordable housing were among the dozen or so topics discussed by… Continue reading

Public has chance to help mold future of First Street

Langley residents can have a say in the future of First Street. The City of Langley and Langley Main Street Association are seeking public input… Continue reading

Falcon boys tennis seniors play final home match of the season

It was a bittersweet ending for South Whidbey boys tennis senior Ryan Wenzek. For Wenzek’s teammates and fellow seniors Larsen Christiansen and Aengus Dubendorf, it… Continue reading

Public meeting law violation? Council discussed city business at a social club, councilman says

A Langley city councilman on Monday admitted that he and other members of the council had in the past discussed city business while at a… Continue reading