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Langley man appears in court

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

An accused child rapist who was at large and wanted on a $300,000 warrant for weeks appeared in court Monday, but his unusual behavior raised questions about his mental state. Michael Jelinek, a 23-year-old Langley man, acted completely confused during the motion hearing in Island County Superior Court.

Financial crunch forces South Whidbey Commons director cut

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

Facing a dire financial situation, the board of the South Whidbey Commons cut the executive director position held by Cheryl Sagmeister last week.

Young researchers explore science at South Whidbey Elementary | KUDOS

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 7:00AM

Students at South Whidbey Elementary School spent the day March 14 exploring science earlier this month.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Former Seattle mayor’s new home isn’t so nice

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, It took me awhile to finally get up the nerve to drive down to the Langley dock/marina and view what Paul Schell is building. What a monstrosity, to say the least. It has spoiled the whole terrain of that beautiful lagoon and beach. How can he or the city planner justify or approve this type of structure? Can anyone explain the reason it took two years for my neighbor to get questions answered and permits (which were all required by the city) before they could put in a parking strip for their business (mandatory request by the city)? What does Paul Schell have that so many of our other citizens don’t in obtaining architectural design approval, permits, etc. so quickly? Money?

Trillium grants to move forward

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Island County commissioners will move forward with grant applications to fund additional parking lots and trail maintenance at Trillium Community Forest. The county will partner with Whidbey Camano Land Trust to apply for $370,000 through the state’s Recreation and Conservation Office, Local Parks Grant Program.

South Whidbey girls tennis gets back to form

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 8:00AM

The South Whidbey girls tennis team recorded its first Cascade Conference victory over rival school Coupeville on Monday, March 24.

Builders group donates playhouse to 4-H | NOTABLE

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 9:00AM

Island 4-H students are the lucky recipients of a new playhouse to raffle off from the South Whidbey Home Builders group.

‘Routine’ work at Clinton Ferry Terminal

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 10:00AM

A large, bright red crane at the Clinton Ferry Terminal was helping the Washington State Department of Transportation, Ferries Division, take care of maintenance upkeep this week.

Actors needed for OutCast Productions

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 10:00AM

OutCast Productions is holding actor auditions Saturday, April 5 for its current theater season.

Critics blast fairgrounds plan in Langley

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 3:12PM

People were loud and clear in their objections about a proposal to make over the Island County Fairgrounds during a meeting Wednesday night in Langley.

South Whidbey School District honors students, volunteers for dedication | KUDOS

  • Mar 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

The South Whidbey School District Board of Directors honored several students and volunteers during a meeting Wednesday, March 26.

South Whidbey fire boat still in need of a name

  • Mar 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

The new $500,000, 32-foot marine response catamaran for South Whidbey Fire/EMS needs a name. Originally, the fire protection district hoped it would find some inspiration from school children on South Whidbey. But after a couple of months of a naming contest with only two submissions, Chief Rusty Palmer said the district will look elsewhere.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Lawmakers droned on about accomplishments

  • Mar 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, We attended the Town Hall meeting of our three Republican state legislators in Langley last week on Thursday. It was a waste of our time. The legislators droned on for a total of 60 minutes painting a rosy picture of all their numerous, bipartisan accomplishments. During the last two legislative sessions, there was virtually nothing accomplished on a bipartisan basis in the state Legislature, dealing with taxes, transportation, wages, health care, worker rights, unions, government transparency, and even education — there was no bipartisanship shown by our three legislators or any other Republican in Olympia.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Volunteers made monsters, machines

  • Mar 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Langley Main Street would like to thank all the volunteers who produced the “Monsters on Machines” event Saturday, March 22.

Documentary by Clinton filmmakers spotlights employee-owned businesses

  • Mar 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

Two Clinton documentary filmmakers are taking their message to the American living room.

Port ponders beach access signs on South Whidbey

  • Mar 31, 2014 at 6:00AM

Public beach access signs may soon be more abundant around South Whidbey.

Whidbey General Hospital | NEW ARRIVALS

  • Mar 31, 2014 at 6:00AM

Juventino and Kayce Matzar of Langley are the proud parents of a new baby girl, Akemi Teresa Matzar. Akemi was born on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 and weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce.

Island County Public Works to purchase signs

  • Mar 31, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island County Public Works is set to purchase new portable, roll up signs and stands through a Washington State contract totaling $41,825. Road crews use the signs and stands for temporary traffic control to alert drivers to the type of work taking place and convey the necessary driving actions.

SLIDESHOW | South Whidbey boys soccer slips past King's in wet, wild finish

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 2:36PM

South Whidbey needed nearly every minute of regulation and a few more in the stoppage time to defeat King's in a Cascade Conference match March 25 at South Whidbey High School. The South Whidbey Falcons won 1-0 on a goal by Kai da Rosa, assisted by Andy Zisette.

Falcon soccer weathers the storm

  • Mar 31, 2014 at 10:00AM

Talk about weathering a storm. South Whidbey’s boys soccer team survived a back-and-forth battle with King’s through strong winds and heavy rain with a late goal Tuesday night.

South Whidbey Parks district to seek levy hike on April ballot measure

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 3:16PM

Declining revenue, rising material costs and increasing responsibilities spurred the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District to seek its first levy increase next month.

Hearing set for loss of public property in Langley

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 6:00AM

A public hearing regarding the loss of part of First Street to the owners of the Dog House Tavern is scheduled to take place April 7. The hearing will occur during the Langley City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. A small strip of public property would be given to the tavern’s owners, Charlie and Janice Kleiner, in exchange for some kind of public easement, perhaps a public restroom at Seawall Park or a public patio, according to previous discussions at past council meetings.

Langley Middle School student heads to state geography bee

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

This Langley Middle School geography bee winner is heading to the state National Geographic Bee competition for the second year in a row?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Public fields meant to be used

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, The public South Whidbey Parks & Rec District playing fields must be as fully utilized as the public wishes them to be.

Hamsa hits walk-off single to lift South Whidbey baseball

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey’s baseball team has had two seventh-inning rally wins in its past three games, though head coach Tom Fallon would rather lead from the start.

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