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New coach, new system take shape at spring practice

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

Chris Tormey looked right at home on Waterman’s Field during a recent football practice, months ahead of the August start for the fall sport. The first-year Falcon head coach, a former Division I college assistant and head coach, took over the reins in May from Mark Hodson and Andy Davis after more than a decade of their leadership. They stepped down in favor of spending time with their families. Both coaches have children at the high school.

North Whidbey man accused of kidnapping, brutal rape

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

North Whidbey resident Darcy Zook got the scare of a lifetime when police caught a suspect in a brutal rape and kidnapping case hiding in an orchard just outside her doors Saturday.

EDITORIAL | Possession Point boat ramp project a worthy objective

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

The boat launch at Possession Point Waterfront Park may soon get an overhaul. The Port of South Whidbey is in the process of planning substantial renovations, and the commissioners are right to pursue this long overdue project. The proposal recently came under fire from neighbors concerned about potential noise impacts, and their objections should be thoughtfully considered, but not at the expense of the interests of the public and the environment.

State Farm donates to IDIPIC

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

State Farm representatives on Whidbey donated $5,000 to the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County to continue DUI and underage drinking prevention.

June 18 | 50 years ago

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

The following are segments of stories in the June 18, 1964, edition of the South Whidbey Record, then titled the Whidbey Island Record.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | Ransacked mail, a man with a stick and a frog-egg hunter

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

The following items are 9-1-1 reports to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, south precinct. Wednesday, June 4 8:38 a.m. — A caller reported Cottonwood Lane is a county road and someone felled trees within the last 48 hours to block access to the property and has posted no trespassing signs. 11:27 a.m. — A caller on Goodell Road reported community mailboxes were broken into. 4:11 p.m. — A caller on Adams Road advised his mail has been stolen. He is missing a check and believes it was stolen yesterday. The mailbox was also full of different people’s mail.

Taproom@Bayview Corner to bring nightlife, beer variety to town

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 12:00PM

Two Whidbey Island residents will bring a bit of nightlife to the South End this week.

Whidbey Audubon Society bestows two scholarships

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Whidbey Audubon Society 2014 scholarship awardees are Caitlyn Connolly of Coupeville High School and Rachel Crowther of Oak Harbor High School.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Real estate market isn’t as bad as fire chief made out

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, I read the article about South Whidbey Fire/EMS selling some unused land. I have no comment on the price or pending sale of that property, as the fire district is dealing with a very competent real estate agent who is giving competent advice. However, the last couple paragraphs of the newspaper article stated that Chief Rusty Palmer and the commissioners think that it could take “several more decades” for that land to be worth what the district paid for it in 2001.

South Whidbey man answers access angling need

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00PM

People in the world of getting paralyzed veterans active are excited about a Freeland man’s quest to help them cast a line. Mike Mayes, the fishing guru at Freeland Ace Hardware, has worked for the past several years on a pontoon that can support a couple of power wheel chairs to get disabled veterans on the water. “If you’ve ever been on a boat with one of these kids who’s never been on one before … the look on their face, it almost makes you cry,” Mayes said.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | WICA criticism was unnecessary

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, Regarding Elliott Menashe’s letter published in the June 14 edition of The Record: I wholeheartedly agree with Elliott that the current WICA [Whidbey Island Center for the Arts] production, “Our Town,” is an excellent rendering of Wilder’s classic and timeless treatment of life and death. Kudos to Mr. Rarick and the entire cast and crew for an excellent show. But wait, that’s just not unusual for WICA productions. Elliott, you are certainly entitled to your opinion, but to say that “standards are lax” for WICA productions is ridiculous.

Accused Coupeville cop was “tricked,” judge says

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00PM

There’s nothing unusual about the police using a ruse against a criminal suspect. Such trickery can be “legal and appropriate,” said Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock.

MAYOR'S BEAT | Second Street shindig planned; city extends open invite

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 4:00PM

By FRED MCCARTHY Langley mayor From 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, we are going to have a party on the new plaza in the center of Langley and everyone is invited. The Langley Main Street Association and the Langley Chamber of Commerce have partnered with the City of Langley to host this event. Main Street arranged for veterans from the Whidbey Veterans Resource Center to prepare a summer barbecue for everyone. It will be a time of ribbon cutting, enjoying local food, drink, music, and celebrating moving our economy and city into a future filled with hope and promise.

Langley parks commission sets work plan

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 4:00PM

The citizen commission in charge of Langley’s parks and open spaces has set an ambitious work plan for itself in the coming year. Speaking to the city council June 16, commission Chairwoman Nancy Rowan said the group would like to see a commitment from the city staff to create a budget for them to accomplish some work preserving open space in town. She cited a 2009 survey of Langley residents who stated parks were a high priority. “It shows that people want walking trails and beach walks,” she said.

Tilth gets ready to get dirty at weed workshop

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 4:00PM

Some non-native plants cause problems, but there are ways to manage them. South Whidbey Tilth will hold a workshop on the topic from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 21, on the organization’s land on Thompson Road and Highway 525.

Safety concerns doom Pottery Shed at Island County Fairgrounds

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00PM

A small structure on the Island County Fairgrounds will be torn down this weekend. According to Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson, county Facilities Director Larry Van Horn recommended the demolition of the Pottery Shed for safety reasons. Described as a small lean-to attached to the Malone Building, it will be taken down on Saturday.

Langley ponders historic demolition rules

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

Sparked by the possibility of losing the Dog House Tavern on First Street, Langley took its first crack at hammering out the details of rules concerning the destruction of historic buildings this week. The city’s Planning Advisory Board discussed what the scope and goal of the regulations should be for an hour at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday. The body’s task was ironing out the specifics of a six-month moratorium on the demolition of buildings on the National Historic Register, which was issued as an emergency ordinance in May. It targeted the Dog House Tavern and its o

County awarded salmon grant

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

Island County has been awarded $13,000 to work with the Tulalip Tribes to collect data to protect salmon rearing coastal streams. The National Estuary Program Watershed Protection and Restoration Grant will pay for the majority of the project in addition to $2,600 in county match hours.

Water district poses expansion

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Island County commissioners will review an expansion to the Penn Cove Water & Sewer District to ensure it complies with state Department of Health requirements. A public hearing will be held 10:15 a.m. July 7 in the Board of Commissioners Hearing Room in Coupeville.

JEAN MATHENY: Helping others to feel at ease | HOMETOWN HERO

  • Jun 20, 2014 at 11:00PM

Ever feel like you’re fumbling for what to say when someone has had a loss, or feel so uncomfortable you avoid the person altogether? Jean Matheny went through this with others after losing her husband suddenly. But, she found a way to put people at ease. “After my husband passed away, I noticed people were treating me differently or avoiding me all together,” she said. “I knew they weren’t trying to shun me or anything, they just didn’t know what to say.” So she went to the places she was involved with, such as the teachers’ lounge, to try and put them at ease.

Godfather of fly fishing; South Whidbey master shares ‘no secrets’

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jun 22, 2014 at 9:58AM

A lot of words can accurately describe Gil Nyerges: teacher, artist, craftsman. To some Whidbey Island anglers, he’s a legend. But the 93-year-old Langley resident waves off such compliments. He maintains he’s just a guy who fell in love with fishing, a long time ago, on the shores of Lake Erie in Ohio. Armed with a 20-foot bamboo pole and a bit of line on the end — it had no reel — he learned from his father the basics of a past time he would later characterize as a “science,” an “art form.”

EDITORIAL | Blackface is offensive in every context

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 6:00AM

Wearing blackface is offensive to any reasonable person. When the person wearing the blackface is a political candidate, the act is doubly offensive. When the candidate is oblivious to the fact that blackface is offensive — well that’s just ignorance beyond imagination.

South Whidbey bike loop to encourage fitness, tourism

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 6:00AM

Island County is wrapping up plans for a South Whidbey bike route that will circle through scenic areas between Clinton to Bayview Corner to Langley and back again. “The idea is that people on the mainland can bring their bikes over on the ferry and see South Whidbey,” Transportation Planner Doug Cox said. “It will be one of those things we think will go a long way.”

‘WISE MEN’ OF THE SKIES on the rise | WHIDBEY BIRDING

  • Jun 21, 2014 at 8:00AM

I’m getting reports of Nature Channel quality sightings of great blue herons at Greenbank farm. The farm’s executive director, Judy Feldman, recently emailed me, “Wow, the heron rookery just came alive! About 30 birds rose up like a plume of prehistoric smoke.” Later she reported seeing 50 of the herons. A heron colony thrives to the west of Highway 525 and the birds fly over the farm to stalk the beaches of Saratoga Passage for food. May and June are the most active months when eggs are hatching and young are being fed.

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