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n case anyone had any doubts, installing a sewer system doesn’t come cheap. Depending on the outcome of a possible $10 million federal grant application — sewer district officials will know for sure by mid-August — a Freeland homeowner can expect to pay between $12,900 and $18,400 to hook up to a new sewer system.
LANGLEY — The little guys and the older players are out of it, but the girls take center stage this weekend.
More layoff notices were sent out to South Whidbey School District staff last week — this time to classified employees.
As part of the Choochokam Arts festival this weekend in Langley, the third annual half-marathon will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 11.
It’s softer, almost bouncy. The green color never fades, it doesn’t need water or mowing and boosters claim the stuff allows athletes to pivot on the run without causing serious injury.
South Whidbey High School volleyball coach Mandy Jones has scheduled two camps in July, one for girls in grades six through eight, the second for high school-age girls.
What is it about the restrooms at Freeland Park that attracts vandals?
When Kelly Scotthanson went searching for a good place to board her dog Justine, she couldn’t find the perfect spot for her poodle on the island.
Some people make great teachers. Others are superlative coaches. South Whidbey High School math teacher Andy Davis excels at both disciplines.
Even before the South Whidbey School Board approved a resolution asking for a $25 million bond on the November ballot, local residents were telling them no way.
Bayview’s Brian Grimm has an old photo he likes to show folks.
For the fourth time in the past five years, the South Whidbey High School boys basketball team will have a new coach.
LANGLEY — The South Whidbey School Board has a firmer grip on what it will cost the school district — and taxpayers — to combine Langley Middle School and South Whidbey High School.
KEN’S KORNER — If you are, or have ever been, a patient at the Family Care Center physical therapy clinic, call your bank.
The biggest group of South Whidbey football players ever to sign up for summer camp head over the mountains to Central Washington University today for a series of full-contact scrimmage games.
When former Falcon Dakota Hanna hurt his shoulder playing football last October, he knew where to go.
Clinton's Family Care Center in Ken's Korner was burglarized over the weekend. Owner Jim Christensen said that among the items stolen were thousands of names of his patients in Clinton, Freeland and Oak Harbor.
Professional soccer coaches, such as those competing for the World Cup in South Africa this week, probably don’t have to deal with show stoppers like this.
The commencement ceremony for the 2010 class at South Whidbey High School was not so much a goodbye as a “see you later.” At least, that was the hope offered by Dakota Hanna, the class-choice speaker.
Some South Whidbey parents are fed up with the meals being served to their kids at school, which they say are unhealthy and unappealing.
Former Falcon Christie Robinson had a reputation as a terrific high school softball pitcher
Some folks took it seriously, others just wanted to have fun
The three South Whidbey students chosen to represent the best and the brightest have their work cut out for them this weekend.
BAYVIEW — Carl Westling died, but the globetrotter in him never did. In the final few months of his life, the former South Whidbey High School teacher and track coach had some ideas about his future. He always loved traveling and wanted to experience more of the world view lost to him through a series of debilitating strokes he’d suffered over the past 10 years.
The links were pristine; the weather cloudy but dry and warm at the par-72 Apple Tree Golf Course in Yakima. The only problem? That back nine.
SEATTLE — Riley Newman knew this day might come. The state 2A tennis finals on Saturday was a serious grudge re-match between defending champion Newman and Sehome’s Will Topp. This year at the Nordstrom Tennis Center at the University of Washington in Seattle, Topp turned the tables on Newman and came from behind to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Jon Poolman and Will Hallberg of South Whidbey High School are this year’s 2A state champions in the 400-meter run and triple jump.
Two port commissioners have become the target of an anonymous intimidation campaign.
When it began 14 years ago, the Chum Run was supposed to be a highly competitive venue for top runners. It isn’t any more.
For some South Whidbey varsity athletes, this is a busy week indeed. Thirteen Falcons are representing their school and community — in golf, tennis and track — at state championship venues in Yakima, Seattle and Tacoma.
A bike-happy crowd of just under 300 folks enjoyed the finest course conditions ever during the Whidbey Island Mudder on Sunday, according to founder Robert Frey.
Falcon Will Hallberg posted 44 feet, 5.75 inches in the triple jump to take first place and qualify for the state finals in the first day of action at the District 1 meet in Sultan on Wednesday.
The South Whidbey boys golf team placed second behind Bellingham at the District 1 tournament last week.
It’s a race only a “mudder” would love.
The Port of South Whidbey commissioners have unanimously decided to do nothing about a proposed cell tower above Possession Point Waterfront Park.
The Island County Health Department has closed Lone Lake to swimming because of a toxic blue-green algal bloom.
Several South Whidbey track and field athletes performed at their very best during the two-day Cascade Conference championships at Cedarcrest High School late last week.
LANGLEY — The machine is relentless. Every seven seconds it pumps out a little yellow ball and, unless the feeder bin is empty, it never stops. And defending South Whidbey 2A state tennis champion Riley Newman wouldn’t have it any other way. As the hot sun baked the high school tennis court surface Monday, Newman hit back hundreds of balls as he struggled with a new stroke, the backhand volley.
The South Whidbey fastpitch softball team lost its final game 10-0 to undefeated Granite Falls on Wednesday.
Yup, the boys did it again. The South Whidbey golf team has been named Cascade Conference champions, beating King’s at the Snohomish Golf Course for the accumulated league point total of 42.
South Whidbey athletes picked up 12 first-place finishes in a major Cascade Conference track and field meet last week.
The South Whidbey fastpitch softball team took on Archbishop Murphy for the third time this season on Monday, and won 6-5, though it took an international tie-breaker to do it.
The financial shoe has dropped on 22 South Whidbey teachers: They’ve been laid off.
Dozens of children and their parents were on hand Saturday as the iconic Castle Park in South Whidbey Community Park was officially reopened after being closed for repairs this past winter.
It should have been another mean and nasty day on the links Tuesday for the South Whidbey boys golf team, with wet grass and the sort of cold wind that makes hooks and slices the norm.
The small South Whidbey track and field team made a big impression on the larger King’s contingent at Thursday’s dual meet in Shoreline.
The South Whidbey tennis team is on a roll, beating Blaine 5-2 late last week and Burlington-Edison 6-1 on Monday.
The fifth inning was magic for the South Whidbey girls fastpitch team on Wednesday.
The South Whidbey School Board has finally reached a consensus on the…
The concept of “business expansion” may be a foreign phrase in this economic climate as of late, but not in Freeland. Taking shape in the old Harbor Village Square on Main Street is Whidbey Telecom’s new customer service center, complete with a WiFi-enabled Internet café and electronics retail store.