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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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

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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

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‘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