HISTORY CORNER | Sept. 28, 1967 and Sept. 22, 1992

The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 25 and 15 years ago on Thursday, Sept. 28, 1967 and Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1992.

50 years ago

Editor: Dan Stebbins

School board race now has five

“It’s a five-horse race now in district 2 of South Whidbey school system. Clay Green and Robert Vaughan slipped their names in just ahead of the Sept. 22 deadline set to file for the school board director post.

“They now pit themselves against David Henny, Raymond Gabelein and Virginia Jones Price in the November 7 election. District 2 has not seen a slate like this in several years. it all came about when Ran Erickson announced three weeks ago that he would not seek releection.”

25 years ago

Editor: Jim Larsen

$23,000,000: Nichols lands biggest boat contract ever

“Nichols Brothers Boat Builders has landed its biggest contract ever, a $23 million deal to build two unusual boats that will haul tourists between Florida and Freeport in the Bahamas.

“Company President Matt Nichols announced the agreement on Friday, saying that the contract will increase employment at the Freeland boat yard from the present 100 to about 175 next summer.”

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Mucking about for clams

‘Digging for Dinner’ a popular Sound Water activity

Scorch is a play about gender identification showing at Outcast’s black box theater on the Island County fairgrounds June 13-17. It’s a one-person play, performed by Carmen Berkeley. Director and co-producer Ty Molbak went to middle school in Langley was was active in Whidbey Children’s Theater. Both will be seniors at Rutgers University in the fall. One scene in the play “Scorch” portrays the main character looking into mirrors and wondering what others see.
‘Scorch’ looks at first love and ‘gender fraud’

Irish play revolves around one character’s confusion

Whidbey Island Garden Tour highlights five homes

Tickets still available for Saturday event

Jordan Shelley, 18, stands outside his home in Greenbank. He recently received the Sydney S. McIntyre Jr Scholarship from Skagit Valley College to go toward his tuition at the University of Washington. Shelley will pursue his childhood dream of becoming a doctor. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group
SVC grad earns full 2-year scholarship to UW

A lot has changed since Jordan Shelley was 7 years old and… Continue reading

Couple creates Whidbey’s first commercial cidery

Driftwood Hard Cider taps into growing market

‘Slowgirl’ explores the human condition in intimate setting

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Homegrown ‘Frijole Friday’

Fundraiser features student crops, cooking

Scott Swenson, a National Park Service carpenter, puts the final pieces in on a ramp on the newly restored Pratt Sheep Barn. The 1930s barn will serve as a classroom one it officially opens in July. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group
Historic sheep barn repurposed

Tucked away on the Pratt Loop Trail, a formerly dilapidated 1930s sheep… Continue reading

‘Art with a Message’

Students worldview a kaleidoscope of visions

Hometown Hero: Lewis Pope

Once every year a South Whidbey senior is chosen by the South… Continue reading

Shhh…it’s a surprise party for old-timer Bill Lanning

Friends, customers invited to celebrate former owner of Bill’s Feed Tack

New look for familiar frozen treat

Whidbey Island Ice Cream gets a modern makeover