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‘Ruse’ allegedly used to elicit incriminating statements from former Coupeville deputy

  • May 31, 2014 at 10:00AM

The lawyer for former Coupeville deputy marshal Hodges Gowdey says a “ruse” was used to get his client to make self-incriminating statements.

Mayfest, a vision of bustling Clinton

  • May 31, 2014 at 10:00AM

Later today, the last day of the month, there will be a celebration of Clinton’s past and a toast to its future.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Profession dangers are real hazards

  • May 31, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, I currently work as an RN [registered nurse] at both a large urban medical center and our local hospital. As a nursing student in 1986, I sustained my first injury while trying to care for a mentally ill patient. What I naively thought back then was a “once-in-a-lifetime” occurrence is now commonplace in hospitals both big and small.

Clinton Community Council seeks member

  • May 31, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Clinton Community Council has an open position that needs to be filled. As an at-large position, it can be filled by anyone living, owning property or having a business within the Clinton postal code. The council looks at Clinton-area issues and projects with the intent to expand upon and improve community conditions.

Tokitae ferry to be celebrated at Clinton

  • May 31, 2014 at 2:00PM

Washington State Ferries will hold a community celebration for its newest ferry, the M/V Tokitae. This free celebration runs from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at the Clinton ferry terminal. The celebration will include speeches, a tribal ceremony, tours of the pilot house, complimentary refreshments and other forms of entertainment.

Price Johnson to hold meeting at Bayview

  • May 31, 2014 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey residents will have the chance to catch up on the latest county news at a meeting with Commissioner Helen Price Johnson next week. The South End commissioner will hold an informal discussion of county issues from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 2 at the coffee shop located in the Bayview Farm and Garden Center, 2780 Marshview Ave.

Cyclist killed crossing highway 20

  • May 31, 2014 at 6:00PM

A man died Wednesday after he was struck by an SUV on Highway 20 while trying to cross the road on a motorized bicycle. The accident occurred at 3:40 p.m. about a half-mile north of Oak Harbor city limits, said Mark Francis, public information officer for the Washington State Patrol.

Blaze burns Freeland home, none injured

  • Jun 3, 2014 at 4:00PM

A fire seriously damaged a secluded two-story Freeland home on Monday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Not convinced by county fairgrounds advocate

  • Jun 3, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, This letter is in response to the letter by Don Lamontagne about accepting the proposal for the fair grounds.

Langley selects Black, again

  • Jun 3, 2014 at 6:00PM

For the second time in two weeks, Robin Black was appointed to the Langley City Council after another city council vote Monday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Glendale Beach access important for public use

  • Jun 3, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, I fully support the Glendale Shoreline Access project proposed by Island County in partnership with the Whidbey Camano Land Trust. I understand that grant funding is necessary to complete the project. The proposed acquisition is one of the few remaining opportunities on Whidbey Island to augment Whidbey’s scarce public beach access.

South Whidbey’s brightest | Class of 2014 valedictorians

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jun 6, 2014 at 9:00AM

Know this one? A baker, a dancer, a computer whiz, and a pianist walk into a high school. Those are the true — and some secret — passions of this year’s four South Whidbey High School valedictorians: Sydney Ackerman, Kiana Henny, Greg Smith and Jack Hood.

Graduates haul in scholarships from Whidbey Island groups

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 8:00AM

Dozens of South Whidbey High School seniors were awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships from local groups and donors at a ceremony May 29. Here are the scholarships, the amounts and their recipients.

Marks tapped as Langley Police chief

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 8:00AM

Nine months of running the Langley Police Department and nine years with the city was enough to convince Mayor Fred McCarthy and the Langley City Council that Dave Marks was their man.

South Whidbey senior girls set relay school record

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

Embracing long after their race, the joy of a fourth-place finish in the girls 1,600-meter relay lingered for the Falcons at the state 1A track and field championship.

Commissioner candidate Jacks cleared by PDC

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Washington State Public Disclosure Commission has cleared Island County commissioner candidate Karla Jacks of violating fundraising requirements.

Radisch, Weeks finish state tournament in seventh place

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 12:00PM

Amelia Weeks and Tess Radisch finished their South Whidbey girls tennis careers Saturday as the state’s seventh-place 1A doubles team.

Langley Second Street planting to begin, Main Street seeks volunteers

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 12:54PM

Plants are ready to go in the ground in newly created bump-outs on Second Street, and Langley Main Street Association is on the hunt for experienced gardening volunteers willing to help. The 18 bump-outs added during the Second Street construction project will create a showcase green streetscape aimed at encouraging visitors to spend more time enjoying Langley.

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.

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