HISTORY CORNER | Thursday, June 15, 1967, Tuesday, June 16, 1992 and Wednesday, June 12, 2002

  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017 2:00pm
  • Life

50 years ago

Editor: Dan Stebbins

Waterman land will be used for a school

“The 30 acres of land on Maxwelton Road offered to the school district by Bernard Waterman has definitely been accepted. “The decision to purchase the land was announced at the school board meeting last Wednesday, June 7. The cost was not specifically stated but Waterman said that it would be what he paid for it 10 years ago. The location between 525 and Langley is virtually level and covered with small timber.”

25 years ago

Editor: Jim Larsen

Island dry as tinder, burn ban due soon

“Drought conditions in Western Washington following the driest May on record have brought fear of wildfire to the region’s most worrisome spot, Whidbey Island, according to Department of Natural Resources officials. “A county-wide outdoor burning ban planned to go into effect on Monday was postponed — but only briefly. DNR technicians who study the dryness of wildland fuel and weather patterns said the ban may be imposed within the week.”

15 years ago

Editor: Matt Johnson

SWHS valedictorians three times perfect

“What happens when three graduating seniors have perfect, 4.0 GPAs? Simple. The class has three valedictorians. “On Saturday, South Whidbey High School’s top three graduates — Patrick Boyle, Tim Gabelein and Hannah Shafaat — will lead about 166 students as the class of 2002 receives its diplomas.”

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