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Island County to consider fairground contract next week

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Island County commissioners agreed Wednesday to find a contractor to manage the fairgrounds for one year.

Freeland author to relaunch children’s book on 90th birthday

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 6:00PM

Jacquie Milligan has been many things: painter, mother, writer for shows like “Hawaii 5-O” and “The Mickey Mouse Club,” Boeing customer support specialist, founding member of the Whidbey Island Writers Conference Committee, “ardent fan” of Italian operatic pop trio Il Volo and published children’s book author—to name a few.

Fired Langley cop sues city, police for ‘retaliation’

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 11:25AM

A former Langley police officer is taking the city, the police guild and its new police chief to Island County Superior Court.

WAIF taps Oak Harbor’s P&L Construction for new shelter

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 6:00PM

Oak Harbor-based P&L Construction will build the new animal shelter in Coupeville, with ground breaking slated for late July.

Whidbey General Hospital CEO to hang up hat

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 20, 2014 at 1:49PM

Whidbey General Hospital commissioners are putting together a list of criteria to help them find the perfect chief executive officer, according to Commissioner Ron Wallin.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Maddox’s swim was a lesson for us all

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

The ole personal column, perhaps the most challenging part of being a community newspaper editor. My predecessor once told me, “Anyone can write about something, the trick is learning to write about nothing, week after week.”

Alleged Freeland hand slicer lands in court

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

A 46-year-old Freeland man is accused of slicing another man on the hand with a knife during an argument about video surveillance, court documents state.

Golf course parking kerfuffle drives Holmes Harbor Sewer District to lawsuit

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jul 21, 2014 at 8:46AM

Push came to shove over a parking squabble at a Freeland golf course this week, and the dispute, along with the fate of the fairways themselves, may soon be in the hands of the courts.

Youngest triathlon racer sticks with hometown race

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 11, 2014 at 9:46AM

When Madeline Remmen first signed up for the Whidbey Triathlon five years ago, she needed a permission slip. Not any more. The 16-year-old Clinton girl will be one of more than 200 individual racers, plus about 20 relay teams, competing in this year’s installment of the swim-bike-run Saturday, Aug. 16 event.

Procession, memorial to be final farewell for Paul Schell

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 11, 2014 at 9:47AM

Arts center plans procession, memorial in Langley

Island County primary election winners squeak ahead

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Aug 11, 2014 at 9:51AM

The winners of two hotly contested county races will move onto the general election by a nose. Democrat Karla Jacks led the vote count in the race for District 3 Island County commissioner with 3,103 votes, or 48.79 percent at the last count Thursday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Treasurer’s answer to question was wrong

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, On July 10, the three Island County treasurer candidates participated in the League of Women Voters’ forum in Coupeville. Six questions were asked and answered by all candidates. Challenges were made in response to answers given; in response to statements made during one of those challenges, I followed up with the Island County Auditor’s Office for clarification of a statement made by Ana Maria Nuñez.

Red Cross islanders help apartment fire victims

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 10:00AM

Nine volunteers from Islands Chapter American Red Cross helped set up for people displaced by an apartment fire in Mt. Vernon on July 2.

50 years ago this week | July 19

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 12:00PM

The following are segments of stories in the Thursday, July 16 edition of the South Whidbey Record, then the Whidbey Island Record.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Fireworks stand was a great success

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, The South Whidbey Kiwanis would like to thank our friends on South Whidbey for their support of our fireworks sale this year.

Sheriff fights to protect Island County deputy files

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 2:00PM

A proposal to move sheriff’s deputy files into the county’s human resources office was kiboshed by the county’s two Republican commissioners this week.

MAYOR'S BEAT | Langley, a wonderful place in summer

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 2:00PM

We have been having an extraordinary run of beautiful weather. Don’t you think we live in one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world? We have received so many positive comments about the Second Street Project from citizens, the construction company, business owners, and the engineers to name a few. It’s a special feeling to walk to work each day and see the dream realized in the form of such a transformed space. Seeing families gathering in the plaza in the middle of the city or sitting on the benches or chairs is very affirming.

‘Bounce Mania’ takes over in Loganberry Festival’s absence

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 4:00PM

One of the first things Bo Chernikoff thought of when he heard about the cancellation of the Loganberry Festival this year was the children.

Lots on Langley City Council’s plate Monday

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Langley City Council at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 21, may be one for the record books considering the healthy list of agenda items.

Input sought on natural hazards in Island County

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 4:00PM

A coalition of Island County cities, towns and special purpose districts are creating a plan to prepare for impacts of natural disasters.

Double, double toil and trouble: Shakespeare festival offers twice the drama

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jul 21, 2014 at 8:41AM

Zora Lungren performed in her first play, “Romeo and Juliet,” when she was a seventh grader attending Langley Middle School. Today, in a vintage theater tent propped in the field behind that same middle school, she is preparing to relate what is known in theater circles as “the unplayable scene.”

South Whidbey school board will meet to ratify budget

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 6:00PM

The South Whidbey School District board will discuss and vote on the 2014-2015 school year budget, deciding upon items such as a revision to the substitute teacher policy and approval of repairs for the middle school football field.

Langley shows its ‘Queer’ Pride in new parade

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 3:00PM

When Langley resident Claire Moore and her partner, Marsha Morgan, marched in their first Gay Pride Parades in 1976, they were spat on and cursed at; opposing passersby and picketers hurled items into the parade line. At 2 p.m. on Sunday, the couple took to the street once more for a very different kind of pride parade: Langley’s first Queer Pride Parade. Instead of being cursed at, the couple and their fellow parade participants were cheered on. Instead of being spat on, marchers were greeted with solidarity and smiles as they made their way from Langley Middle School through downtown.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Calling for department chief’s downfall was rash

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, Talk about a rush to judgment. Here we have two Island County commissioners, elected to create and preserve the quality of life in this county, calling to defrock the person who has championed one of the premier assets of our area. All this before the evidence is even completed.

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