South Whidbey kids got a few tips on how to land a fish this past weekend. The Fishin’ Club held a learn-to-fish day at Lone Lake on Saturday, teaching children the basics of fishing. “We had a wonderful turnout of 10 kids, and five adults,” said E Z Rider, a club member. The day started with a presentation by Hawk Myzack and Ken Price on the basics. Ralph Downes, Whidbey’s state fish and game warden was on hand too, offering advice on safe handling and release.
Four math teams from South Whidbey High School recently competed in the Washington State High School Math Contest, finishing second, third, sixth and ninth in the Topical Problem Division. South Whidbey was among 32 state-qualifying teams in Division II.
There’s keen interest in the May 24 presidential primary election among Island County voters, even though the results are unlikely to affect the race.
No surprise local candidates appeared during Filing Week as of noon on Tuesday.
The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 50, 25 and 15 years ago on Thursday, May 26, 1966, Tuesday, May 21, 1991 and Wednesday, May 16, 2001.
Former Langley resident and high school senior Christopher Anderson was recently awarded a prestigious $25,000 presidential scholarship from Pacific Lutheran University.
It’s official. Ownership of the fairgrounds in Langley will be decided on an August ballot. Port of South Whidbey commissioners Tuesday passed a resolution to seek voter approval of a measure that would transfer title of the property from the county to the port, and increase the district’s existing levy to fund ongoing maintenance. The decision followed a meeting late last month where the board agreed to terms outlined by the Island County commissioners.
Several South Whidbey High School students were the recipients of awards and scholarships from the Whidbey Island Branch of the American Association of University Women at a recent awards ceremony. At an April 19 reception in Coupeville, the organization recognized graduating academic and art scholars as well as junior science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students. The recipients for top 11th graders were Amelia Hensler (science), Kari Hustad (math) and Fiona Callahan (technology). Engineering was not included in the awards.
The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 50, 25 and 15 years ago on Thursday, May 19, 1966, Tuesday, May 14, 1991 and Saturday, May 9, 2001.
Freeland resident Judith Walcutt was recently named the winner of the 2016 Norman Corwin Award for Excellence in audio theatre. Walcutt is a producer, director, writer, actress and CEO of Otherworld Media, a production company.
Langley’s Second Street rain garden, a wastewater mitigation tool, received the Green Community of the Year award at Washington Main Street’s Excellence on Main Awards Ceremony April 26 in Chelan.
The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 50, 25 and 15 years ago on Thursday, May 12, 1966, Tuesday, May 7, 1991 and Saturday, May 5, 2001.
Whidbey Island Dance Theatre’s Choreographer’s Showcase is this weekend, and features pieces by Aaron Cash, Bojohn Diciple and Katelyn Lodell. Performances are 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7 in South Whidbey High School’s Performing Arts Center, 5675 Maxwelton Road.
In many ways, Sprite is a typical “teenager.” Sometimes she doesn’t want to hug her mommy — especially if someone else is watching — or do what she’s told. She’s sassy and can be rude to others in the household. She watches TV, eats Doritos and would rather hang out with friends than be cooped up in the house.
Winners of the High School Student Art and Poetry Show were announced by Goosefoot recently.