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Two Navy men die in kayaking accident near Libbey Beach

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 12:00PM

Two active-duty Navy men were killed over the weekend in a kayaking accident on the west side of Whidbey Island, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Industry changes force Whidbey Telecom layoffs

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 2:00PM

Whidbey Telecom announced it will cut 17 jobs from its roster this month.

Redemption song: South Whidbey Academy speaker made extra year count

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Jun 5, 2014 at 9:28AM

Going back to school was totally worth it for Cassie Marcial. She will stride across the stage at Thomas Berry Hall on Thursday, step to the lectern and address her South Whidbey Academy peers, teachers, friends and family as the class speaker. The most important thing for Marcial, 19, will be the look on her father’s face — the same look he had years ago when her sister, Crystal, graduated and was the first person in their immediate family to graduate from high school in the United States of America.

Chum Run returns: 17th 5K, fun run events aim for excitement, school track revenue

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 4:00PM

It’s back. Following a one-year hiatus, the 17th 5K Chum Run kicks off this weekend and is expected to once again attract a cadre of participants, from hardcore athletes bent on personal glory to superhero-clad runners out for an afternoon of fun with friends.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Go forth, graduates, and consider returning

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 6:00PM

Graduation, it’s finally arrived. It’s what seniors have been waiting for, and what parents have secretly dreaded. Or, perhaps for some families it’s the other way around. Let’s just say it’s when kids become adults and it’s the time for parents to let go … wait, I might have that backwards again.

South End granddaughter earns equestrian medal

  • Jun 6, 2014 at 4:14PM

Elle Tilkin, a sophomore at Hockinson High School in the Vancouver, Wash., area, earned the High Point Individual Versatility Gold Medal at the recent Washington Association of High School Equestrian Teams state finals held at the Lynden Fairgrounds.

South Whidbey Academy class of 2014

  • Jun 6, 2014 at 4:08PM

A breezy, 90-minute ceremony Thursday belied the long, winding path seven South Whidbey Academy graduates took to earn their diplomas.

Students from South Whidbey raise $1,080 for Red Cross Oso assistance

  • Jun 6, 2014 at 6:00PM

Students in Leslie Woods’ South Whidbey Elementary School class raised $1,080 to aid the victims of the Oso mudslide.

Six Falcons named to all-league boys soccer teams

  • Jun 6, 2014 at 6:00PM

More than half of the starting lineup for the South Whidbey boys soccer team was named to the all-Cascade Conference first and second team this season.

Detective placed on leave for assault allegations

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 6:00AM

A detective with the Island County Sheriff’s Office was placed on administrative leave after being accused of assaulting a citizen during a traffic stop. Undersheriff Kelly Mauck said the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a criminal investigation of the allegation.

South Whidbey passenger ferry gets funding

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Port District of South Whidbey Island will receive $130,000 in 2013 Rural County Economic Development Funds.

Team prepares to weigh historic anchor off Whidbey Island

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 6:00AM

If it’s what a team of treasure hunters hope, an artifact connected with the Pacific Northwest’s most famous European explorer will leave the seafloor for the first time in over two centuries next week.

Walking for children, walking for his future

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 6:00AM

Cameron Coupe has an easy smile, one that flashes often during a short jaunt through 50 yards of trail at South Whidbey Community Park.

South Whidbey teacher, volunteer awards doled out

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey’s parent-teacher associations honored several teachers and volunteers with Golden Apple and Acorn awards at a ceremony recently.

Education descends from heavens, inspires South Whidbey Elementary School students

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 8:00AM

Education and possibility soared to new heights at South Whidbey Elementary School this week.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Confessions from a bunny killer

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 10:00AM

I ran over a rabbit on the way to work this week. Hitting wildlife seems to be a rite of passage for Whidbey Islanders, but I still feel like scum. It wasn’t a deer, but why couldn’t it have been a caterpillar?

South Whidbey son gets doctorate candidacy

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 10:00AM

Matthew Idso, a 2008 South Whidbey High School graduate, was recently awarded doctorate candidacy in chemical engineering at the University of California.

Navy airfield tensions flair at Larsen campaign event in Coupeville

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 2:00PM

A Coupeville-based group took over a campaign kickoff event for Congressman Rick Larsen Tuesday by demanding he address the topic of jet noise.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | First Street proposal is worth the loss of view

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, For over 30 years I have owned the Islandesign Building across First Street from Paul’s Village Pizzeria. My immediate concern with Dick Francisco’s proposed development was that his building would block my building’s view. Then I realized that with any substantial development some views will be blocked. Upon weighing the value of Francisco’s investing in Langley’s long term viability to my loss of view, I willingly contribute my building’s view.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Whidbey Children’s Theater event a great success

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, To our community: If you were with us on Saturday, May 24, you would have seen magic happen. Over 80 people — artists, patrons, family and friends — came together at Whidbey Children’s Theater to celebrate another amazing year and raise much needed funds to keep the magic alive.

South Whidbey School projects on deck for summer

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 4:00PM

Funds from the recently passed capital levy are already being used to make major repairs and upgrades around the South Whidbey School District.

Langley Second Street partially opens

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 4:00PM

Parking has finally returned to Second Street between Anthes and Cascade avenues. After months of construction on the roadway that serves the majority of business in Langley, sections from the post office to Cascade Avenue and from Sweet Mona’s to Anthes Avenue are open to vehicles.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | A violent grandson, loosened lug nuts and a missing Coatimundi

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 6:00PM

The following are items from the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct. Saturday, May 24 6:37 a.m. — A caller on Bayview and Andreason roads reported a horse was loose. 12:09 p.m. — A caller on Cultus Bay and Deer Lake roads reported two goats on the roadway. 2:26 p.m. — A caller on Reindeer Road said her grandson was being violent, broke a door, was throwing things and tried to choke her. He is 21.

Clinton to welcome new state ferry

  • Jun 7, 2014 at 6:00PM

The partially-built-on-Whidbey ferry M/V Tokitae will get a welcoming ceremony to its new route from Clinton to Mukilteo this weekend.

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