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50 years ago | August 6

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

The following are selected stories from the Aug. 6, 1964 edition of the South Whidbey Record.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Volunteers made the fair a great success

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Aug 7, 2014 at 2:04PM

The fair was pretty darn good this year. The events were fun, the exhibits impressive and the rides a blast. I ate a genuine buffalo burger — or so the vendor claimed — bumped into friends and talked politics, rocked out to live music and got my fingers sticky eating my first bag of cotton candy since I was teenager. I haven’t attended annually for decades like many on South Whidbey, so I suppose I’m no expert, but from a new guy’s perspective it was everything one would expect from a county fair.

County, city leaders call for Island Transit director’s resignation

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:40AM

Two county commissioners, the mayor of Oak Harbor and a city councilman say they want Island Transit Executive Director Martha Rose to resign.

WAIF breaks ground for new Central Whidbey shelter

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 8:00AM

Whidbey Animals Improvement Foundation volunteers began building a new shelter in Coupeville. Approximately 60 volunteers attended the groundbreaking on Sunday, July 27. The new facility will be located at the entrance to Rhododendron County Park.

Clinton high school student saves co-worker

  • Aug 5, 2014 at 2:57PM

Alec Chinnery, a 16-year-old resident of Clinton, is a French horn player and member of the school wrestling team. He could also be called a hero.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Article a mockery of island Democrat

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, With regard to the Aug. 2, 2014 issue of the South Whidbey Record: While the photo of Dave Olinger, the man running as a write-in for Island County sheriff, is definitely front-page worthy, I was quite upset to see that the staff writer, Jessie Stensland, took what is to be a quirky story of an island man and sneakily inserted obvious personal biases that have no place in the article.

SHERIFF'S REPORT | A gun rack query and aggressive panhandlers

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 12:00PM

The following are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct. Friday, July 18 9:23 a.m. — A caller on Commercial Street reported an ongoing problem with transients sleeping behind the planter boxes in the shopping center. 4:49 p.m. — A caller on Bayview Road at Marguerite Brons Park said his dog was bitten by a pit bull. A verbal confrontation ensued and the female slammed the caller’s car door into him.

Busy weekend for rescue boat

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 12:00PM

A huge scene was made Friday night around Baby Island when the U.S. Coast Guard, Camano Island Fire & Rescue, Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue and South Whidbey Fire/EMS searched the water, to no avail.

Holmes Harbor Sewer District follows through on lawsuit threat

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 12:00PM

Making good on an earlier threat of litigation, the Holmes Harbor Sewer District struck the legal war post this past week to settle an ongoing parking rights quarrel at a Freeland golf course.

Water shutoff code amended

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 2:00PM

The council approved unanimously, 5-0, to change the code at the request of Maralie Johnson. In May 2013, her home burned down and was deemed a total loss except for the foundation.

Salmon fishing from shores still now, should churn up soon

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Aug 7, 2014 at 9:37AM

Silver salmon season opened Aug. 1 and lasts into April, and the run is supposed to be similar in size to the past two years. King salmon, with a minimum size of 22 inches and clipped adipose fins [a practice done to hatchery fish], may still be kept until Aug. 15. But Whidbey anglers and experts said the silvers have not made their way into Puget Sound yet.

Great Scot! Highland Games take over Greenbank

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

Whenever Grayson Akins returns to campus at Western Washington University and talks about her summer athletic endeavors back home on Whidbey Island, she’s often met with a blank stare. New friends are dumbfounded, yet curious, to learn more about tossing logs, stones and hay that are part of the athletic segment of the Whidbey Highland Games.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Island Transit

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

The estate of a woman who passed away in 2011 filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Island Transit last week.

Legal troubles mount for Loetterle following bungled buzz-bomb theft

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 6:00PM

South End man allegedly pulled knife on Ace Hardware employees when confronted

Congressman to tour South Whidbey Friday

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 11:36AM

Just days after cleaning up in the primary election, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will be making rounds on South Whidbey Friday, visiting constituents and businesses. The Second District Democrat's first scheduled stop is at Whidbey Telecom. According to a recent news release, the congressman will spend one hour, from 10-11 a.m. discussing internet connectivity improvements at South End schools.

Island Transit to hold public meeting today in Freeland

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 2:41PM

Island Transit will continue its series of community meetings on emergency route modifications and suspensions today at the Freeland Library. The meeting is from 4-7 p.m. Under discussion will be changes to bus routes 5, 7 and 8, and the elimination of Saturday service.

A year without full service too long, transit riders say

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 4:00PM

Pending Island Transit service reductions on South Whidbey will hit the community hard, and residents let department officials know it this week.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Grateful for all of the help at the Whidbey Island fair

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 3:37PM

Editor, The Fair is over and what a great four-day party it was. We were able to offer good carnival rides and games, animal exhibits with showmanship events, an array of commercial and food vendors, afternoon bingo, supervised games and activities for children, Eva Mae Main Stage and walk-about entertainment, the big Saturday Fair Parade, logging show, arena horse events, presentations and improv comedy in the BlackBox Theater, plus fabulous exhibits and demonstrations in all the exhibit halls.

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.

State aids with Island County culvert assessment

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County commissioners approved a contract with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Monday to assist in completing projects under a recently approved $40,000 culvert prioritization grant.

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

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.

Sand shrimp ban may not last

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Sand shrimp harvests around Whidbey and Saratoga Passage halted in April may someday resume.

Whidbey General reviews districts

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Whidbey General Hospital is undergoing an redistricting process. Required after every census, it will not affect the current sitting commissioners. According to a presentation created by Trish Rose, hospital spokeswoman, the purpose is to balance the population in each of the five districts, and to ensure future hospital board commissioner candidates live within the appropriate district.

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