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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Bird in the Hand Festival slated for Sept. 22

Audubon’s preserved birds to be displayed at Bayview

Church event to address racism, white privilege

‘Let Justice Roll Down’ set for Sept. 30

Fall festival returns to Greenbank Farm

Sept. 30 celebration of harvest and community

Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News Group
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