The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 50 and 15 years ago on Thursday, Oct. 12, 1967 and Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002.
50 years ago
Editor: Dan Stebbins
Columbia Beach terminal altered
“Plans for expansion of holding facilities at the Columbia Beach ferry terminal will be completed by January, according to Bill Dugovich, public information officer at the Washington State Highway Department. Dugovich said that currently the highway department intends to widen Highway 525 to five lanes…from Columbia Beach to Clinton.”
15 years ago
Editor: Matt Johnson
Plans stall for public beach in Clinton
“Clinton residents seemed to be saying, ‘Give our beach a chance,’ at Wednesday’s Port of South Whidbey meeting.
“Ten islanders, mostly from Clinton, were at Wednesday’s meeting to voice support for creating a park adjacent to the Clinton ferry dock, on a site currently occupied by a parking lot and structure known as the Kenmir Building.”