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A look back 50 years ago on June 4, 1964 when Langley High School celebrated its 11 graduates. This year on June 7, more than a hundred students received their diploma cover.  - Record file
A look back 50 years ago on June 4, 1964 when Langley High School celebrated its 11 graduates. This year on June 7, more than a hundred students received their diploma cover.
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The following are portion of stories from the June 4, 1964, edition of the South Whidbey Record.

Honors showered on ‘64 graduates in ceremonies Wednesday evening

“Honor, scholarships and awards were showered on members of the Class of 1964 Wednesday night in graduation exercises culminating four years of work at the South Whidbey High School.

“As the blue-robed seniors sat in solemn silence, four members of the class gave the major addresses of the evening, each making the first of several appearances on the center stage.

“The speakers were Marj Porter and Pat Peterson, top two scholars in the class, Barbara Thrasher, faculty choice and Fran Austin, class choice.”

Metcalf is trooper on South End

“A state trooper born and reared on South Whidbey has been assigned to the area to replace Dick Ward, who retired this week after 25 years on the state patrol.

“The new patrolman is George S. Metcalf, son or Mr. And Mrs. John Metcalf of Saratoga.

“George spent all his formative years on the island, attending both grade school and high school in Langley and graduating with the Class of 1948.”

Council airs garbage offer

“Langley Town Council met in regular session Tuesday night and we came late and left early but that was alright because the councilmen only took up a couple of important matters … at least while we were around.

“When we arrived, Al Camandona of Whidbey Island Disposal was making a pitch to get the garbage disposal business in the town. He had offered, we found out later, to pick up the garbage for the same prices now being charged by the town. The town would continue the billing and collecting and take two-bits per month, per residence, for the clerical work.”

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