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Death of Paul Schell leaves Langley residents in shock, grief

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey is mourning the loss of a long-time community leader this week.

Pottery show spins on in fancy new digs

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

Swiping through dozens of photos from last year’s Whidbey Island Area Fair, Virginia Rigney likes the memories people, especially children, create during the annual pottery workshops

Welcome to the 90th annual Whidbey Island Area Fair

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Whidbey Island Area Fair! The fair opens Thursday, July 31, and runs through Sunday, August 3. This is our 90th anniversary and we are very proud and excited.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Lots to consider in wake of transit financial woes

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Regarding the Island Transit scandal involving financial mismanagement, taxpayers should be outraged. Executive Director Martha Rose should be sacked. Thanks to her, as many as 22 percent of her employees will be losing their jobs.

Civil rights activist, hero honored as grand marshal

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

Grethe Cammermeyer will be leading the Whidbey Island Area Fair parade as grand marshal during Military Appreciation Day Saturday.

Freeland belt-sander races abuzz with excitement

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

Frontier Building Supply in Freeland held its 13th annual belt-sander racing competition Friday, July 25.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | People who use, rely on buses are hurt the most

  • Today at 8:00AM

Editor, I just read your article about Island Transit and their financial problems. I am not surprised that the only people who are going to suffer over this huge mistake are the drivers and the riders, as usual.

China City owner expands island business with Mill Creek location

  • Today at 8:00AM

Jack Ng started in the restaurant business as a dishwasher. Today, he’s the owner of China City’s two Whidbey Island locations in Freeland and Oak Harbor, and opened an off-island location in Mill Creek in July.

Schedule of Events — 2014 Whidbey Island Area Fair

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 2:42PM

Plan your day or weekend at the fair with the schedule of events.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Next county treasurer matters more than ever

  • Today at 10:00AM

Editor, Island County taxpayers must consider recent revelations about the losses of investment funds during the current treasurer’s term in office when casting their ballot. Our county needs a treasurer who understands investment strategy thoroughly and can ensure county residents that their tax payments are wisely invested to result in maximum gain without undue risk in both good times and bad. That person is Wanda Grone.

Entertainment highlights - Whidbey Island Area Fair

  • Today at 10:00AM

Here are the Whidbey Island Area Fair entertainment highlights.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Schell’s presence will be missed

  • Today at 12:00PM

Editor, Growing up, I enjoyed some great friends and one was even my “best” friend. Years later, and since moving to Whidbey Island I am grateful for many new and wonderful friends and happily, my wife is my “best” friend.

Restoring Whidbey Island Area Fair history, one room at a time

  • Today at 12:00PM

At the 90th annual Whidbey Island Area Fair, Timothy Hull is opening a second history area which contains the more recent archives and photographs, mostly from the 1980s on.

Langley cop’s ‘arch nemesis’ accused of pooch trafficking

  • Today at 6:00AM updated at 12:28PM

A 23-year-old homeless man who recently led South Whidbey cops on a foot chase through Langley may end up behind bars in a state prison for trying to sell a poodle that belonged to someone else, court documents allege.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Look at other ways to comment

  • Today at 2:00PM

Editor, We are writing this letter to see if there might be other people on the island who feel as we do, and if knowing this might encourage the South Whidbey Record to take a somewhat different stance toward being able to post comments to articles. Recently, The Record began a subscription for online readers. We understand this step. However, this change occurred a couple of years after The Record began requiring Facebook accounts in order to post comments to articles.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Climb, cancer fight had lots of help

  • Today at 4:00PM

Editor, I am safe and down off Mount Rainier. I am tired but no longer wet. After six days of climbing and learning new mountaineering skills, our team was at Camp Schurman—9,400 feet— preparing for our summit attempt.

Marysville man jumps from Clinton-Mukilteo ferry

  • Jul 13, 2009 at 8:42AM updated Jul 17, 2009 at 10:48AM

A 62-year-old Marysville resident parked his 1978 Chevrolet pickup on board the midnight ferry from Mukilteo to Clinton and jumped overboard Sunday.

Sammamish’s Drew Magill outruns pack to win triathlon

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Aug 5, 2009 at 9:48AM

Whether they were part of a team or did the whole course, there was unanimous praise for Saturday’s Whidbey Island Triathlon.

Elected officials make budget demands

  • Nov 6, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Nov 9, 2009 at 9:59AM

Six elected Island County officials signed onto a stinging open letter to the county commissioners, demanding that they take certain steps before making cuts in their departments to plug the $1.2 million shortfall in the 2010 general fund budget.

Island County sheriff warns that budget cuts will hurt patrols

  • Nov 18, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Nov 23, 2009 at 9:54AM

Island County Sheriff Mark Brown is warning that a proposed 4.5 percent cut in the budgets for the county's law and justice programs may mean a reduction in police patrols.

UPDATE | Coast Guard calls off search for body

  • Nov 19, 2009 at 2:35PM

The Coast Guard has called off the search to find a body that was reported in the waters off South Whidbey.

Island County cops protest possible layoffs

  • Dec 28, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 2:24PM

Protesters unhappy with a decision that could lead to the layoff of two Island County Sheriff’s deputies hit the picket line early Monday morning. The protest, including deputies and their supporters, closed off Sixth Street in Coupeville and ended peacefully, despite flaring tempers.

Island County Sheriff's deputy loses position to budget cuts

  • Dec 31, 2009 at 9:23AM

The lengthy, contentious and very public process of balancing the budget — which included a sign-waving protest and late-night negotiations with unions — came to an end Tuesday as Island County commissioners adopted the final document.

UPDATE: Man robs Freeland Bank

  • Jan 14, 2010 at 7:00PM updated Jan 15, 2010 at 2:56PM

Deputies are searching for a man who robbed a bank in Freeland Thursday at about 5:45 p.m. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown said the masked man walked into the Chase Bank on N. Main Street and demanded money, implying that he was armed with a gun. A teller placed an undisclosed amount of cash into a small blue bag that the robber brought with him.

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