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Select coach hired to lead South Whidbey girls soccer program

Terry Swanson is South Whidbey High School’s new girls soccer coach. Swanson, who has 17 years of youth coaching experience with select and premiere teams,… Continue reading

Celebrate America draws hundreds to Freeland Park

The 23rd annual Celebrate America event entertained hundreds for more than eight hours Monday at Freeland Park. The pre-Fourth of July event was a success,… Continue reading

Arson suspect suffered from mental health issues, police say

A man suspected of starting a fire that destroyed two homes on South Whidbey was suffering from mental-health problems, according to the police report on… Continue reading

Mega Sports Camp teaches kids about the basics, sportsmanship

Benjamin Scott Cone couldn’t think of a better place to be than at the Mega Sports Camp at South Whidbey High School this past week.… Continue reading

Dancin’ in the streets; Langley Street Dance to feature music, beer garden, food

Langley’s Second Street Plaza may be hard to recognize this weekend. Hundreds of people dancing in the street has that kind of effect. The plaza… Continue reading

Seawall Park to have a theme of ‘natural beauty’

A host of little changes currently underway are steering Seawall Park in a new direction. The Seawall Park Ad Hoc Committee’s improvement plan for the… Continue reading

Langley City Council votes to rock on with OK of live music event

The show will go on. The Langley City Council gave The Machine Shop a unanimous thumbs up for an indoor live amplified music event scheduled… Continue reading

Seventy-five participate in 20th annual Chum Run at Community Park

Scott Knackstedt’s experience as a collegiate runner shined through at the 20th annual Chum Run on Saturday at Community Park. The former University of Portland… Continue reading

Clinton man wins taekwondo sparring world championship

Whidbey Island has a mixed martial arts world champion. Jeffrey Chia of Clinton claimed the sparring title in the 50-59 age division at the American… Continue reading

New website provides history behind Langley’s downtown buildings

The history behind many of Langley’s downtown buildings is now just a few clicks away. The Langley Historic Preservation Commission recently launched its new website,… Continue reading

Eight former Falcons to pursue collegiate athletic careers

Bayley Gochanour doesn’t know exactly what the future will hold for her at Pacific Lutheran University. But, one constant that’s been part of her life… Continue reading

Organizers scrub Choochokam 2017, announce new vision

Choochokam is cancelled, again. An email sent to a Langley business by the Choochokam Arts Foundation Board revealed news that the summer and music arts… Continue reading

Math camp; it’s cooler than it sounds

Cormac McCarthy doesn’t want kids to be afraid of math, but the concepts and equations of algebra can make that a challenge. Nevertheless, the third… Continue reading

Seven Falcons inducted into the 2017 Wall of Fame

Megan Drake has walked through South Whidbey High School’s athletic hallway countless times. Just above the walking corridor of the hallway are the pictures of… Continue reading

Competitive imbalance in league cited as reason for head coach’s resignation

South Whidbey boys soccer coach Emerson “Skip” Robbins has resigned from his position primarily due to “unfair competition” in the Cascade Conference. Robbins, who was… Continue reading

School board director disagrees with raise for superintendent

South Whidbey School District Superintendent Jo Moccia received her third annual raise and a contract extension to 2020 at a School Board workshop on Wednesday… Continue reading

Sanctuary city topic costs Langley a fifth of its annual legal budget

The sanctuary city discussion was a costly topic for the city of Langley over the past six months, accounting for about 20 percent of the… Continue reading

Falcon softball standout to compete in national tournaments with select team

The end of the school year is a welcome respite for most students at South Whidbey High School. But, things are just gearing up for… Continue reading

Mysterious case of missing bouncy house partially solved by eagle-eyed parks worker

Tom Fallon, South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District’s Groundskeeper, was just beginning his morning rounds on Monday near Trustland Trails when something caught his eye.… Continue reading

South Whidbey High School, South Whidbey Academy graduate 118

South Whidbey High School graduate Spencer Fee knows that while one chapter in his life is finished, another one is just beginning. Fee and 101… Continue reading