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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Commissioners deserve kudos for Wonn Road stand

  • Mar 10, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Just about one year ago, Island County finally filed its lawsuit against property owners on either side of Wonn Road which has been a public beach access since before statehood in 1889.

Loganberry Festival scrubbed due to conflicting fair dates

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 2:53PM

The fate of one of Whidbey Island’s long-standing festivals is up in the air.

Port commissioners to review project funding

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Port of South Whidbey will hold a regular meeting Tuesday to discuss updates for South Whidbey Harbor, Possession Beach and funding. Commissioners will discuss a resolution establishing agreements for grant funding.

Nearly finished, South Whidbey Harbor soft opening planned

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 8:00AM

The lights are on and workers are preparing for the first round of boats in the expanded area of South Whidbey Harbor, scheduled to open later this month.

Wanted: South Whidbey Falcon football coach

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 10:00AM

Leierer, Heggenes, Hodson and Davis: those are the men who coached South Whidbey Falcon football for the past 50-plus years. Who will be next in a short line of succession?

Island County to roll out permit tracking

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 10:00AM

In a few months, Island County residents will be able to track their permit applications online. In roughly six months, residents will be able to complete the applications online as well. Island County staff members started training this week on SmartGov, a new browser-based software that the public should have round-the-clock access to in about three months, according to Planning Director David Wechner.

Wonn Road beach access settlement possible, sources say

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:56AM

Nearly one year after Island County filed a civil lawsuit against a Greenbank property owner over a wall constructed at the end of Wonn Road, a settlement offer may be on the table.

Island County Courthouse bids sought for security

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Island County is accepting bids for security services at the Law and Justice Building in Coupeville through April 1.

EDITORIAL | Unruly soccer coach and free pass set a poor example

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

It appears South Whidbey soccer coach Terry Swanson’s time on the bench was short-lived. At a special meeting Thursday, South Whidbey Parks and Recreation commissioners unanimously agreed to lift his one-year ban from district facilities and planned to revise internal rules/policies concerning field use so as to avoid similar problems in the future.

Park grants for Trillium, Glendale

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island County parks is partnering with the Whidbey Camano Land Trust to submit grant applications through the state’s Recreation and Conservation Office to the Local Parks Grant Program.

Adventures in the kitchen | Students learn to roast, bake and fry in new HUB series

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

One part ambition, two parts learning and a dash of expertise to lead the way. That is the recipe for students taking part in The HUB’s newest after-school class, Chef Cooking Series for Youth, featuring four South Whidbey chefs.

Sports Complex fields reopen at South Whidbey Parks commissioners’ orders

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District fields are now open for people to use. It sounds simple, but a week ago the fields, parks and facilities were not so accessible.

Whidbey audubon talks puffins

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

Two experts will talk about the Rhinoceros Auklet and the Tufted Puffin with the Whidbey Audubon Society this week.

South Whidbey fire district to review Bayview station costs

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Mar 14, 2014 at 11:23AM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS leaders will discuss a new Bayview fire station at a commissioners meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13. Chief Rusty Palmer said district leaders will discuss new estimates for the proposed Bayview Fire Station located between the Bayview School and Good Cheer Food Bank on Bayview Road.

Langley dancer Melyssa Smith wows judges at regional dancing competition

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

Melyssa Smith, a Langley dancer, is participating in the U.S. Northwest Regional competitions and her awards are piling up.

Island County planners project population growth in 22 years

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island County planners estimate that Island County will grow by nearly 10,000 people by the year 2036.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | What happened here 50 years ago today?

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

For most of us, what happened on Whidbey Island exactly 50 years ago today is a mystery. History books might tell you something, but they usually focus on the big-picture story of a community’s development or delve into one specific issue.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Lolita can, should be set free in Puget Sound

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Thanks for your thoughtful piece about orcas in the wild and in tanks, “Freedom for Lolita?” which ran in the March 1 edition of The Record. Lolita was ripped from her mother, her family and her home when she was just a baby and has spent more than 40 years in a cramped concrete tank in the Miami Seaquarium. Who with a shred of human decency would deny this intelligent and aware animal a comfortable retirement?

Whidbey orchestra draws musicians back to their instruments

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

For many musicians, their love of music starts at a young age. But after years of practice, some part with their instrument for new endeavors.

South End leaders hunger for a tasty Clinton culture

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:30AM

Freeland has commerce. Langley has art. Clinton will have food if a group of four South Whidbey people and three Clinton agencies have their way.

Accused Clinton loader thief charged

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

A 50-year-old Sedro-Woolley man is accused of stealing a large piece of machinery from a friend and selling it for scrap in 2012, court documents state. Prosecutors charged Marty J. Conard in Island County Superior Court March 7 with trafficking in stolen property in the first degree and theft in the second degree.

Langley man faces felony harassment charges

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

A Langley man accused of domestic abuse refused to speak with a deputy about the allegations because of her gender, court documents state. Prosecutors charged Franklin Smith, 46, in Island County Superior Court on March 6 with felony harassment, malicious mischief and two counts of fourth-degree assault. The assault and malicious mischief charges were filed as domestic violence-related counts.

March 12 | 50 years ago today on South Whidbey

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

The following are selected stories from page 1 of the March 12, 1964 edition of the South Whidbey Record. They are the first installment of a history corner, a weekly special segment of past headlines and stories from half a century ago. For more details, see the editorial on page 6. Editor at the time: Ace Comstock Publisher: Glenn Smith

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Barred soccer coach was mistreated by parks staff

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, We all know how hard it is to keep our kids out of trouble, so we get them involved in 4-H, band, sports and other things. I would like to point out one of many of our outstanding adults who for the past eight-plus years has dedicated his time, money, energy and above all his patience with the boys, SWYSC, and the parks department. His name is Terry Swanson, as you may have read in the on March 5 edition of The Record, he was cited for trespassing at the soccer fields at the Sports Complex in front of his team.

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