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Political hopefuls give pitches to Freeland Chamber

  • Sep 29, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 12:07PM

Election season kicked off on South Whidbey this week with six candidates attending a Freeland Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Girl Scouts debut new whale-watching sign in Langley

  • Sep 29, 2013 at 10:00AM

Members of Girl Scout Troop 50369 completed their Bronze Award by creating and installing a new sign for whale watching in Langley.

Edgecliff rezone gets second reading

  • Sep 29, 2013 at 11:00AM

A rezone that limits the size of Langley’s Edgecliff neighborhood moved forward with the city council this week. Council members did not vote to approve the rezone because the Monday meeting was the first of two readings of the proposal. The council will look at the issue again at its next meeting, Oct. 7.

SLIDESHOW | Boyd powers Falcon girls soccer past rival Wolves

  • Sep 29, 2013 at 11:00AM

Madi Boyd scored two goals - the first of the season - in South Whidbey girls soccer's shutout victory over Coupeville on Sept. 24.

Boyd sparks listless Falcon girls soccer offense in rivalry victory

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 9:00AM

The Falcon girls soccer team’s offense found the back of an opponent’s net for the first time this season Tuesday.

Sign theft, vandalism raise South Whidbey school board candidate ire

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 9:00AM

Candidate Rocco Gianni had some heated words for those stealing candidates’ signs during a South Whidbey School Board meeting Wednesday.

Whidbey Kiwanis adds to $80K check to Seattle Children’s Hospital

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 10:00AM

The South Whidbey Kiwanis club contributed to the Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program-Seattle, which recently donated a check for $80,000 to Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Langley mayor appoints five board spots

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 11:00AM

Langley filled several citizen board appointments at a recent city council meeting. Among the five recent appointments is longtime Whidbey environmentalist Marianne Edain. She joined the city’s Parks and Open Space Commission with a mission to work on the city’s bluff stabilization and park access.

  • Sep 30, 2013 at 12:00PM

Burglaries prompt police to issue warning notice

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 9:00AM

A string of South Whidbey burglaries and subsequent questions from the public spurred police to issue a public warning this week.

Sheriff's report | String of knock and kicks

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 9:00AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Whidbey precinct:

South Whidbey High School senior begins board term

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 10:00AM

Sydney Ackerman took her oath of office as the first student representative for the South Whidbey School District Board of Directors on Wednesday. Ackerman, a South Whidbey High School senior, said she liked being on the board during the Sept. 25 meeting.

Lakes get five more years with South Whidbey Parks

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 11:00AM

Public accesses at Deer, Lone and Goss lakes will remain open for another five years, thanks to an agreement hammered out last week.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Support depends on financial health

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 12:00PM

Editor, Opinions on Whidbey General Hospital’s $50 million bond bring various views. Some opponents vote against any hospital measure and others don’t want additional taxes. Bond supporters are divided between those who vote “yes” for anything the hospital wants while others see a “yes” vote as beneficial to the community.

Soup Box Derby gets canned due to high winds, heavy rains

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 3:00PM

After an hour of constantly refreshing several weather forecasts on smart phones and laptops, Soup Box Derby organizers called off the beloved Langley race early Saturday morning.

Shutdown leads to NAS Whidbey furloughs

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 3:00PM

As a result of Congress’s inability to pass a budget by the Sept. 30 deadline, hundreds of Department of Defense employees at Whidbey Island were furloughed Tuesday as part of a country-wide government shutdown.

Island County Commissioners continue budget work

  • Sep 27, 2013 at 3:27PM

The Island County Commissioners have reached consensus on a number of key elements of the 2014 county budget.

Students take a bite into South Whidbey’s harvest

  • Oct 2, 2013 at 9:00AM

Students of South Whidbey Elementary School enjoyed a feast of local South Whidbey offerings Wednesday afternoon during the school’s celebration of Taste Washington Day.

The road to Mr. South Whidbey

  • Oct 2, 2013 at 9:00AM

Get ready to be wowed. The Mr. South Whidbey Pageant is nearing and contestants are drumming up support from around the community.

Fire district spends $50K on tower

  • Oct 2, 2013 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS officials agreed to spend more than $50,000 to improve radio reception this week. At a special meeting Tuesday night, the commissioners approved contracts with Bellingham-based Northwest Communications to work on the district’s radio towers. One was worth $39,807.65 and the other was $10,284.13.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Change is in the wind, again

  • Oct 2, 2013 at 11:00AM

For a number of years, the newspaper industry has struggled with how to navigate the online world and continue to succeed and thrive as a business. Yes, a business.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Operating loss was planned, expected

  • Oct 2, 2013 at 12:00PM

Editor, One of the main arguments against the hospital bond has been that the hospital is “losing money” and is operating at a loss this year.

Marina expenses prompt special port meeting

  • Oct 3, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 12:46PM

The Port of South Whidbey commissioners will convene for special meeting tonight. The Thursday, Oct. 3, meeting was scheduled after a number of cost issues arose last week for the South Whidbey Harbor marina expansion project, said Port Operation Manager Ed Field.

Writers gear up for annual Whidbey conference

  • Oct 3, 2013 at 9:00AM

The Whidbey Island Writers Association has an inspiring task — to help self-described non-writers develop into writers.

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