Jessie Stensland

WhidbeyHealth faces malpractice lawsuits

Three medical malpractice lawsuits have been filed against Whidbey Island Public Hospital District in the last three months. The three separate complaints were filed in… Continue reading

Stats show growth in commuting in county

Unemployment jumped a bit, but economist says no cause for worry

Sleep Number bed heist | Island Scanner

The following reports were made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office. Wednesday, July 10 At 3:29 p.m., a Crosswoods Circle resident reported that a neighbor… Continue reading

Meeting Monday on rental code

The city of Langley is getting serious about keeping track of who’s renting out space to visitors on a short-term basis. On July 29, the… Continue reading

Officials debate Growler lawsuit

State Rep. Norma Smith is the latest elected representative to criticize state Attorney General Bob Ferguson for filing a lawsuit against the Navy for what… Continue reading

Program pays island landowners to allow hunting

The state is encouraging hunting in an attempt to ease deer overpopulation on Whidbey and other islands in North Puget Sound. The state Department of… Continue reading

Smoked pig, termite poison, night vision goggles | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Friday, July 5 At 12:33 p.m., an Old County Road resident… Continue reading

State plans to build new dock, boat launch at Deer Lake

A state project at Deer Lake should someday make it easier for people to get their boats in the water. State Fish and Wildlife was… Continue reading

Drug court grad sent to prison

Two years ago, South Whidbey resident Kody Schwiger graduated from adult Drug Court, was off heroin and talked about becoming a lawyer. Judges, attorneys and… Continue reading

Smaller ferries lead to lines

An engine problem on one ferry, a required inspection of another and the swapping of vessels led to long lines this week on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo… Continue reading

Mental health patient flees ER, steals car, leads police in chase

A mental health patient left the hospital against doctor’s orders, stole a car, led police on a high-speed chase and rammed into a cop car… Continue reading

Neil Colburn recently closed Neil’s Clover Patch after about 40 years in Bayview. (Photo by Jessie Stensland /South Whidbey Record)

After 36 years, luck changes at Neil’s Clover Patch Cafe

To the surprise of many, the doors were locked, the grill turned off and menus boxed up at a restaurant that was a gathering place… Continue reading

Neil Colburn recently closed Neil’s Clover Patch after about 40 years in Bayview. (Photo by Jessie Stensland /South Whidbey Record)

Series of felony cases on Whidbey Island involve impaired driving

Police and prosecutors on Whidbey Island have been busy in recent weeks with a series of felony-level cases in which drivers were suspected of being… Continue reading

Extortion plan increases bail for molester suspect

A judge in Island County Superior Court increased a suspected child molester’s bail Friday because the man allegedly engaged in an extortion scheme with his… Continue reading

Hands off the baby seals

Advocates for marine mammals are making their annual pitch to beach watchers regarding dewy-eyed babies they may come across. Don’t touch the baby seals. Seal… Continue reading

Former bank employee sentenced for theft

A former employee at an Oak Harbor bank was sentenced to jail and ordered to pay restitution for stealing from a customer and the bank,… Continue reading

Earthquake felt on Whidbey Island

People across Whidbey Island were awakened by an earthquake early Friday morning. The magnitude 4.6 earthquake was recorded at 2:51 a.m. and originated from 15… Continue reading

Advisory Board holding public hearing on draft short-term rental ordinance

What rules should apply to homeowners who rent out houses, rooms or apartments to vacationers? Langley’s Planning Advisory Board wants to hear from residents on… Continue reading

Commissioner questions appraisal of shoreline property

While she understands the value of preserving a unique beachfront property on South Whidbey, an Island County commissioner recently said she was perturbed by an… Continue reading

After 40 years, college likely over on South Whidbey

Skagit Valley College will likely shutter classrooms on South Whidbey after teaching students in the community for 40 years. Thomas Keegan, president of the community… Continue reading