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May 21 | 50 years ago today on South Whidbey

Jim Porter, winner of the inspirational award for football, accepts congratulations of Dave Kopay, UW star, as Coach Jim Leierer beams on both. The award was part of an all-sports athletic banquet held at the school cafeteria in May 1964.  - Record file
Jim Porter, winner of the inspirational award for football, accepts congratulations of Dave Kopay, UW star, as Coach Jim Leierer beams on both. The award was part of an all-sports athletic banquet held at the school cafeteria in May 1964.
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The following are portions of stories in the May 21, 1964, edition of the South Whidbey Record.

Freeland firemen save car stuck in sand

“Men of the Freeland Fire Department were called on for a new type of duty Sunday when a car got stuck in the sand at the Freeland boat ramp, leading to panic on the part of the owner and scaring his mother half out of her wits.

“Willard W. Conner of Oak Harbor repaired the incident. It was his car.

“The Oak Harbor man said his 55-year-old mother, who has a poor heart, was adrift in a boat near the ramp while he tried to get his car out of the sand.”

Queen Lynette to represent at Jubilee fest

“Lynette Hagstrom, who will represent Whidbey Island, has been accepted by the Advisory Board for Washington Community Festival to participate in the ‘Festival of Queens,’ a part of the five-day Diamond Jubilee Celebration slated for June 17-21 at the Seattle Center.

“As the queen representing her community, she will compete with the other queens from throughout the state for the title of ‘Miss Washington Community Festival.’ ”

 

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