HISTORY CORNER | Thursday, July 13, 1967 and Tuesday, July 28, 1992

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 4:00pm
  • Life

The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 50 and 25 years ago on Thursday, July 13, 1967 and Tuesday, July 28, 1992.

50 years ago

Editor: Dan Stebbins

2 flying saucers spotted by Cooks

“Cora and Carolyn Cook spotted ‘flying saucers’ Wednesday, July 5 over their home near Little Brown Church, Maxwelton. Cora Cook spotted the two craft at 8:50 p.m. She was out looking at her TV antenna.

“The inverted bowl-like vehicle was grey with a surrounding yellow glow and a bright yellow light emanated from the center. There were no sounds coming from the UFOs.

“Quickly, the Maxwelton women rushed inside after the two craft disappeared, and drew a sketch of the sighting.”

25 years ago

Editor: Jim Larsen

State gives money for Double Bluff acquisition

“The state Department of Fisheries received $334,000 on Friday for the acquisition of public access to Double Bluff beach.

“The award was made in Spokane by the state Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation. The money comes from that allocated for other projects but never spent, either because projects were not pursued or were completed under budget.

“Ironically, $100,000 of the available pot came from money previously allocated to Island County for the same purpose.”

More in Life

A ‘Whale of a Tale’ in Langley Feb. 24-25

By BETTY FREEMAN For Whidbey News Group For 34 years, Langley has… Continue reading

Dancing Fish Farm to buzz with The Bee Eaters fiddlers

Acoustic concert features fiddling siblings

WAIF volunteer has heart for more than animals

You’re coming out of the market, groceries in your arms. You notice… Continue reading

Puget Sound Energy Foundation awards grant

The Puget Sound Energy Foundation recently awarded more than $4,500 to the… Continue reading

Coupeville woman earns Coastal Volunteer award

Coupeville resident Sandy Dubpernell was recently named the Jan Holmes Island County… Continue reading

South Whidbey Reign U-14 girls soccer team loses in state semis

South Whidbey Reign’s U-14 girls soccer team recently fell short of playing… Continue reading

‘Neighbors helping neighbors’ more than a motto

Hearts Hammers seeks projects, volunteers

Wine, spirits, chocolate: a sweet Whidbey treat

Vintners expect a full house for annual tasting tour

Island Consort awards Young Musician’s scholarship

From private lessons and summer workshops to black concert attire and a… Continue reading

Most Read