HISTORY CORNER | Thursday, Oct. 19, 1967, Tuesday Oct. 27, 1992 and Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002.

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50 years ago

Editor: Dan Stebbins

400 gal/min. well in Clinton

“The most productive well in Clinton history has been drilled on the Heggeness Road. Tested Friday, the well yielded 400 gallons of water per minute.

“The precious water may soon be connected to the traditionally troubled Clinton water system. The well is owned by the Anderson Road Association, a group of residents living along Anderson Road headed by Bernard Waterman and Bill Peterson.

“George Stockholm, another part owner, was on hand Friday as driller All Nelson began the rest run with a large pump.”

25 years ago

Editor: Jim Larsen

Playground, fairgrounds projects get county cash

“New bleachers for the Island County Fairgrounds and an innovative playground on South Whidbey Island made it into the county commissioners’ plans for spending next year.

“The county commissioners said they would include the $48,600 cost of the new bleachers in next year’s budget.

“And they will also budget $10,000 for the county’s share of a community playground planned primarily by the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District.

“The county and the parks district will draw up an interagency agreement to make it clear that the county will not contribute toward maintenance of the playground.”

15 years ago

Editor: Matt Johnson

Protestors become backdrop

“South Whidbey protestors waving signs carrying anti-war messages were the backdrop for a Fox news broadcast that aired Thursday on Channel 13.

“The protests, which have grown since starting with a small group of about a half-dozen people in August, drew the attention of Dan Springer, a reporter for Seattle television station KCPQ.”

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