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50 years ago this week

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 12:00PM

The following are segments of stories in the Thursday, July 30, 1964 edition of the Whidbey Island Record, now the South Whidbey Record.

Land trust stewards, volunteers hit Whidbey beaches for garbage pick up

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 12:00PM

Volunteers from the Whidbey Camano Land Trust cleaned the Libbey Beach tidelands at a recent beach clean-up work party.

Orca Network to remember Penn Cove roundup with ceremony

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 12:00PM

Orca Network will honor the 44th anniversary of Lolita the orca’s capture from Penn Cove with several events. To be held Friday, Aug. 8, they are being put on in memory of nearly 40 Southern Resident orcas captured in Washington, the 13 orcas killed during the roundups and in honor of Lolita, according to a news release. Also known as Tokitae, Lolita is currently owned by Miami Seaquarium and is the last living orca from the captures.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Demand accountability before things go wrong

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 12:00PM

Each and every one of us bears some responsibility for the financial calamity that has befallen Island Transit. There are critics of IT who’ve remarked to me that they saw this disaster coming for years, like a train wreck happening in slow motion.

WICA seeks youth auditions for ‘A Christmas Story’

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 2:00PM

WICA will host auditions for all children’s roles for the December 2014 production of “A Christmas Story,” by Jean Shepherd and adapted by Philip Grecian. Auditions will be held at 4 p.m. August 7-8 and August 18-19, and are by appointment only. To schedule a time, call Deana Duncan at (360)-221-8276 or email

Women learn salmon angling at free class with fishing master

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 4:00PM

Salmon of Whidbey Island, beware. Two dozen women anglers learned the basics and some more refined skills about salmon fishing from shore on Sunday.

Whidbey authors promote orca preservation with books

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 4:00PM

Whidbey authors K.S. Robinson and Sandra Pollard may not be two birds of a feather, but they could certainly be called two whales in a pod. Robinson, a children’s book author and former school teacher and Pollard, non-fiction author and certified marine naturalist, have distinctly different writing styles, but they share a common goal: to preserve and protect the Southern resident orca population that calls the Salish Sea its home.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Incumbent is the right candidate for the job

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, Thanks to the League of Women Voters, I was able to watch and listen to the debate between contenders for the office of Island County Treasurer. The incumbent, Treasurer Ana Maria Nuñez, gave specific and detailed answers to the questions asked of her, demonstrating a high level of competency and dedication.

‘Ferocious’ North Whidbey nudist runs for county sheriff

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 3:21PM

When you watch too much Jon Stewart, you run the risk of ending up like 87-year-old Dave Olinger. At least that’s what his wife says anyway. The North Whidbey resident is running as a write-in candidate for Island County sheriff in an effort that’s both serious and symbolic, but also intentionally provocative and a bit tongue-in-cheek.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Shame on you for casting Rose under the bus

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, First let me just say, “Shame, shame on you editor of the South Whidbey Record!” I assume that’s who wrote the unsigned editorial in Wednesday’s paper throwing Martha Rose under the bus.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Alternatives to route cuts should be considered

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, A few years ago our business had a dishonest bookkeeper. She was very clever and determined. She lied, forged documents, and intercepted certified letters warning us of problems. By the time our accountant caught her we were in deep trouble financially. It was a very scary time, but we pulled through.

Organizers pick Langley to host island-first Queer Pride Parade

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 4:00PM

For Logan Weiler and many other members of the LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual) community, it is also a term which, having been re-appropriated, denotes identity.

Whidbey fair celebrates 90th, bids farewell to an old friend

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 4:00PM

The county fairgrounds were abuzz with excitement Saturday morning as island residents prepared for the Whidbey Island Area Fair’s annual parade and the third day of festivities.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | The public needs to know things about Israel

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Every day, for decades, the U.S. taxpayer is made to give Israel $8 million. That’s $8 million every day. U.S. law requires that, “no security assistance may be provided to any country the government of which engages in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights.”

50 years ago | August 6

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

The following are selected stories from the Aug. 6, 1964 edition of the South Whidbey Record.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Volunteers made the fair a great success

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Aug 7, 2014 at 2:04PM

The fair was pretty darn good this year. The events were fun, the exhibits impressive and the rides a blast. I ate a genuine buffalo burger — or so the vendor claimed — bumped into friends and talked politics, rocked out to live music and got my fingers sticky eating my first bag of cotton candy since I was teenager. I haven’t attended annually for decades like many on South Whidbey, so I suppose I’m no expert, but from a new guy’s perspective it was everything one would expect from a county fair.

County, city leaders call for Island Transit director’s resignation

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:40AM

Two county commissioners, the mayor of Oak Harbor and a city councilman say they want Island Transit Executive Director Martha Rose to resign.

WAIF breaks ground for new Central Whidbey shelter

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 8:00AM

Whidbey Animals Improvement Foundation volunteers began building a new shelter in Coupeville. Approximately 60 volunteers attended the groundbreaking on Sunday, July 27. The new facility will be located at the entrance to Rhododendron County Park.

Clinton high school student saves co-worker

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 2:57PM

Alec Chinnery, a 16-year-old resident of Clinton, is a French horn player and member of the school wrestling team. He could also be called a hero.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Article a mockery of island Democrat

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, With regard to the Aug. 2, 2014 issue of the South Whidbey Record: While the photo of Dave Olinger, the man running as a write-in for Island County sheriff, is definitely front-page worthy, I was quite upset to see that the staff writer, Jessie Stensland, took what is to be a quirky story of an island man and sneakily inserted obvious personal biases that have no place in the article.

Busy weekend for rescue boat

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 12:00PM

A huge scene was made Friday night around Baby Island when the U.S. Coast Guard, Camano Island Fire & Rescue, Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue and South Whidbey Fire/EMS searched the water, to no avail.

Holmes Harbor Sewer District follows through on lawsuit threat

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 12:00PM

Making good on an earlier threat of litigation, the Holmes Harbor Sewer District struck the legal war post this past week to settle an ongoing parking rights quarrel at a Freeland golf course.

SHERIFF'S REPORT | A gun rack query and aggressive panhandlers

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 12:00PM

The following are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct. Friday, July 18 9:23 a.m. — A caller on Commercial Street reported an ongoing problem with transients sleeping behind the planter boxes in the shopping center. 4:49 p.m. — A caller on Bayview Road at Marguerite Brons Park said his dog was bitten by a pit bull. A verbal confrontation ensued and the female slammed the caller’s car door into him.

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