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SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | A pulled knife, a man with a blow torch and pilfered mail

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

The following items are 9-1-1 reports to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct. Saturday, May 31 11:13 a.m. — A caller on Harbor View Drive reported two people fell off the bluff.

Whidbey Coffee master Dan Ollis | Brewing success for 25 years

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

His iPad is a constant whirl of activity. Dan Ollis keeps the device handy for communication on the fly. As president of a buzzing coffee company with 122 employees, he’s often on the go, making the front seat of his black Chevy Tahoe his mobile office.

Boat ramp plan earns praise from boaters, gripes from neighbors

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jun 15, 2014 at 7:12AM

At least two neighbors of the Possession Beach boat ramp have concerns about noise mitigation with the proposed new design.

Whidbey crabbing season begins July 3

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

Shellfish season for delectable Dungeness and red rock crab begins July 3 around Whidbey Island. Marine areas 8-1, 8-2 and 9 — all of the waters surrounding the island — open to recreational harvest Thursdays through Mondays each week through Sept. 1.

Sailing class brings people together on Lone Lake

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

Turns out that sailing is a popular pastime on South Whidbey. Years of offering children’s classes expanded into adult classes last year, and often both were full. This year, the adult classes that began June 10 had spots available. Less-than-filled courses didn’t stop the South Whidbey Yacht Club, which runs the program through the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District, from offering a four-session class for veterans in early June.

LMS seventh graders win boys league track title

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

First place belonged to the seventh-grade boys track and field team from Langley Middle School after edging King’s by 10.5 points in the Cascade League championship meet June 2.

Seattle girl wins Maxwelton parade contest

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 10:00AM

Jadyn Smith is the winner of the Maxwelton 4th of July parade button design contest for 2014.

Island County's public health money troubles also a statewide issue

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jun 16, 2014 at 9:32AM

Island County’s Public Health Department is feeling a financial pinch that appears to be a statewide issue.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Confessions of a bunny killer: part 2

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 12:00PM

They’re after me. It’s true. This is no joke. They read my column last week or something because the little devils know, and they are after me. Now I must admit that nothing has actually happened yet. In fact, our exchanges have been all too brief, but I fear confrontation may be a foregone conclusion as sightings are increasing by the day.

Hospital Auxiliary awards two student scholarships

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Whidbey General Hospital Auxiliary awarded two $600 yearly scholarships to Whidbey students pursuing a health care career.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | View price tag for First Street proposal too much

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, I must honestly admit that I would deeply regret the loss of my view if Mr. Francisco’s plans for First Street become a reality. I live here, and I don’t use that phrase lightly. This is my home and I know that I’m one of the luckiest people in the world to have such a beautiful one. But I would be concerned about such a radical change to the character of First Street even if I was only a neighbor.

Greenbank Birth & Women’s Center | New arrival

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 2:00PM

A warm welcome to Mina Bell Janes born at home March 17, 2014 to parents Courtney Taylor and Mike Janes, and big sister Taylor Junebug of Freeland.

Maxwelton Independence Day parade nears

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 4:00PM

The 99th Maxwelton Community Independence Day parade is just around the corner, and organizers are encouraging entries.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | WICA’s “Our Town” show is top-notch, a must see

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, I attended the opening night performance of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, or WICA. I went merely as a self-imposed obligation to friends in the cast and because I have great respect for the director, Tim Rarick.

Island County Board of Health honors 15 heroes

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County residents, organizations and businesses were honored this month as recipients of the Linda Lee Martens Memorial Community Health Hero award. The Island County Board of Health convenes annually with the Community Health Advisory Board to honor the recipients that are selected out of a pool nominated by the community.

Identity thieves target South Whidbey mail

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00PM

A rash of mail thefts has occurred on South Whidbey in recent weeks, the Island County Sheriff’s Office has announced. According to an email alert sent out by Island County Sheriff Mark Brown, thefts have been reported island-wide, but have been concentrated on the South End. The thieves may be targeting specific mail, he warned.

Island County plans speed study to address resident concerns

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Speed limits on roads throughout the county will be examined in a study this fall in response to petitions filed by residents.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Freeland Highway 525 road signs are dangerous

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Editor, While I was driving south out of Freeland recently, I noticed someone had put up a string of signs on the side of the highway right where the speed changes from 45 to 55 mph. What I read on them astounded me. The signs, and whoever put them up, are encouraging people to drive 10 mph under the speed limit. While I understand that people want drivers to slow down a bit, this is just ridiculous. Telling drivers to go 45 in a 55 zone is just as dangerous as telling drivers to go 65 in a 55 zone. Instead of driving with the flow of traffic, you have now become the cause of a bottleneck.

Alarms prevent Aerie burglary

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 8:00AM

A burglar was apparently thwarted by an alarm while trying to break into the Eagles Aerie on South Whidbey on Independence Day, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | If the Navy left, Oak Harbor would slowly die

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, I have a message for the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve people: Be careful what you wish for. I remember that, a number of years ago, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station was on the Navy’s base closure list. It seems as though a lot of people had a different view of the situation then.

A WEEK AROUND WHIDBEY | A kayaking adventure with a rocky start

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 10:53AM

Look out your window. For most of us it’s a greenscape with perhaps a view of neighbors or a slice of the Salish Sea that surrounds Whidbey.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Response letter was confusing and misleading

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, I am writing in response to a letter printed in the June 28 edition of the South Whidbey Record. The letter, submitted by COER leader Paula Spina, is confusing and misleading.

South Whidbey Fire/EMS Thompson Road sale pushed back | UPDATED

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 3:39PM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS Chief Rusty Palmer will update fire commissioners Thursday, July 10, on the closing sale of the district’s 19.3-acre property on Thompson Road near the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market. The meeting will be at the Freeland fire station on Cameron Road at 5:30 p.m.

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