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SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | the cat in the tree, loose puppies, and possible kitty surgery

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

The following 9-1-1 calls are to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct

South Whidbey girls track takes second, sweeps 200 meter

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey’s track and field athletes finished with several top places in their first Cascade Conference meet of the season last week at King’s.

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?

VIEWPOINT | Schell attack was unfair, inaccurate; respect needed

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 6:00AM

I am a City Council member in Langley and I own a business in downtown. As such I feel the need to respond to Fran Johnson who wrote a recent letter to the editor about Paul and Pam Schell’s new building near the Langley Marina. If Fran Johnson had the time to write this letter it would have been great if she had taken a few moments to speak with City Planner Jeff Arango or Mayor Fred McCarthy to get some facts. Either of them would have gladly helped her understand the following:

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.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Fairgrounds study cost too much, plan foolish

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, Since moving to Whidbey Island nine years ago, a repeated theme coming from Island County is that of lack of funding for critical issues, crime prevention, public health, the court system, etc. In September of 2013, the three commissioners approved $71,000.00 for a strategic plan to reorganize the fairgrounds.

Spring break on South Whidbey begins this week

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 8:00AM

Students in the South Whidbey School District are celebrating the season next week. Spring break begins Monday, April 7 and continues through Friday, April 11. Students will return to their classrooms Monday, April 14.

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

A century old and still laughing | Freeland resident celebrates milestone birthday

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 9:00AM

Freeland resident Harold Robinett is about to join a select group of people in this world. This weekend, he will become a centenarian.

Gov. Inslee signs second round of derelict vessel rules into law

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:42AM

The 2012 sinking of the F/V Deep Sea in Penn Cove is once again making waves across Washington.

South Whidbey tennis team sinks Friday Harbor

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey swept Friday Harbor in girls tennis Wednesday, winning 5-0 in the non-league match.

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.

Tim Collins takes over flailing Falcon fastpitch team

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 10:00AM

Falcon fastpitch head coach Tim Collins is a man who repeats himself a lot. That’s because he believes repetition will breed success for the high school girls team.

Boys U-12 team goes undefeated

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 11:00AM

The South Whidbey Islanders U-12 boys soccer team claimed first place in the North Cascade Youth Soccer Association B3 division with an 8-0-2 record.

Proponents put brakes on Island County Fairgrounds proposal

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 6:00AM

Opponents of a $10.12 million, 10-year plan to change the Island County Fairgrounds got what they wanted: a slower, more public approach to saving the property.

Fairgrounds meeting date change draws Island County commissioner's ire

  • Mar 15, 2014 at 6:00AM

News that the Whidbey Island Area Fair meeting planned for Oak Harbor was postponed did not sit well with one Island County commissioner Monday.

Langley First Street loss, beauty award

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 8:00AM

Langley will hold a public hearing on possibly vacating a narrow strip of First Street and Anthes Avenue to the owners of the Dog House Tavern on Monday. At the city council meeting at 5:30 p.m., Langley will also recognize Paul and Mickey Sarkis, owners of the Langley Pizzeria, for their work in making the city more visually appealing. The city will give them a beautification award.

Nobody found in reported car crash

  • Mar 15, 2014 at 8:00AM

Fire district officials are scratching their heads over a “minor” car crash that occurred early Friday morning. South Whidbey Fire/EMS Chief Rusty Palmer said district responders were called to a car collision at 4:30 a.m. March 7, but when they arrived, nobody was found inside and there were no visible signs of injury near the car.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | Used condoms, a trespasser stuck in the mud, and goat concerns

  • Mar 15, 2014 at 8:00AM

The following items are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, south precinct. Friday, Feb. 21 7:16 p.m. — A caller on Goodell Road reported finding four used condoms in the woods near her property over the last few months. Sunday, Feb. 23 8:20 p.m. — A caller on Forest Knoll Lane reported a trespasser drove down their driveway and is now stuck in the mud.

Wild about woodpeckers | WHIDBEY BIRDING

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 9:00AM

A sharp pounding on the metal downspout outside my window practically rattles my teeth. It’s a northern flicker using this hollow sounding board to communicate with other flickers.

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