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Highland Games awash in muscles, bagpipes and Scots

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 7:00AM

The 16th annual Whidbey Island Highland Games at Greenbank Farm on Saturday began just as it should, under a blanket of fog and in a sea of plaid.

Racers rev up for Langley Soup Box Derby

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Aug 15, 2014 at 8:20AM

Everything was set for last year’s Soup Box Derby. Then it rained. A lot. It rained so much that organizers scrubbed the event.

EDITORIAL | Chemical dependency service is critical

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

Drug addiction is one of the great wrecking balls of the world. With devastating effect, it tears apart families, smashes its way through communities and reduces lives to utter ruin.

Veterans memorial takes a tour of Whidbey

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 5:24PM

About a year and a half ago, lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans non-profit organization Dick Johnson took over the responsibility of maintaining the veteran memorial in Coupeville. Since then, he’s cleaned and restored it to its original glory.

Mary Fisher: Bloom where you are planted | HOMETOWN HERO

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 3:38PM

Mary Fisher says she’s learned to bloom wherever she is in life. When Fisher’s kids left home, she felt emptiness, and wanted to fill that hole. She looked close to home, and became aware of kids in need of nutritious food right here on South Whidbey.

Chemical dependency program in ‘imminent’ danger

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 9:00AM

Island County has been identified as one of several Washington counties that are at imminent or critical risk of losing their chemical dependency programs.

Reshaping a program, starting with the body

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

Sprinting from sideline to sideline, about 20 Falcon football players looked gassed after a solid hour of running lines on Monday.

Time to tackle Whidbey's noxious weed: tansy ragwort

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

Tansy ragwort, which appears as a daisy-like bunch of yellow flowers atop a tall stalk, remains one of the county’s most pervasive noxious weeds.

NOTABLE | Useless Bay Country Club hauls in $1,500 for South Whidbey Elementary music program

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 11:00AM

Students at South Whidbey Elementary School got a boost toward learning music thanks to a fundraiser at the Useless Bay Golf & Country Club this past month.

NOTABLE

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 11:00AM

Interns from the Whidbey General Hospital Summer Teen Career Exploration Program learn the basics of a variety of healthcare careers.

KUDOS | Artists win People's Choice awards at Whidbey Island Area Fair

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 12:00PM

Two Whidbey artists took home People's Choice awards for their paintings which were on display at the Whidbey Island Area Fair.

Blood drive to stop by Langley

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 2:00PM

The annual blood drive at US Bank in Langley will take place this week.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Wanda Grone is right for Island County treasurer

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 3:00PM

Editor, It is time for fiscal responsibility In Island County. We need an experienced and skilled person to handle monetary duties for the county as a start.

Several South Whidbey roads to be restricted during triathlon

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 3:00PM

The upcoming Whidbey Island Triathlon will cause several roads to be restricted or closed Saturday, Aug. 16.

Freeland bicyclist reported OK following collision with van | UPDATE

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Aug 15, 2014 at 3:38PM

A bicyclist suffered minor injuries in a collision with a van in Freeland this morning. Few details of the accident are known at this time, but South Whidbey Fire/EMS officials said a woman cyclist and a van collided in the intersection of Highway 525 and Fish Road at about 7:20 a.m.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Karla Jacks has Major’s stamp of approval

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 3:52PM

Editor, I am writing to offer my endorsement of Karla Jacks for Island County Commissioner, District 3. Island County voters should be elated to have such a well-rounded candidate running for this important position.

South Whidbey bids a final farewell to Paul Schell

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 4:00PM

When you live the life that Paul Schell did, people have a lot of stories and memories to share.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Attacks on incumbent treasurer deserve educated response

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, I cannot stand by and witness the mudslinging campaign being pursued by Wanda Grone. When Grone decided to run, rather than being honest and above board about her intentions, she chose to let both the treasurer and her fellow staff members discover it in the newspaper.

Auditor’s Office rejects hundreds of primary election ballots

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

More than 200 ballots were rejected Monday at the Island County Auditor’s office due to late postmarks and other issues.

Port still interested, but fairgrounds idea needs more study

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 16, 2014 at 12:30PM

Managing the Island County Fairgrounds was an enticing proposition for the Port of South Whidbey.

Falcon football begins Aug. 20

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

High school football returns to South Whidbey officially Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Race the Reserve finishers from South Whidbey

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

Here are the people from South Whidbey who ran in the Race the Reserve half marathon, 10K and 5K on Aug. 16. They are listed by overall place, name, city of residence, age and time.

Whidbey schools fail to meet federal standards, spurs letter to parents

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

In the next couple of weeks many parents of Whidbey students will receive letters indicating their elementary schools are failing them. According to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, they are.

South Whidbey parks to consider new property, pay changes

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

Changes to South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District’s employee compensation and benefits will be reviewed by the commissioners at Wednesday’s meeting behind closed doors. The nature of those changes and how the district would implement them will be discussed in executive session, which is closed to the public. Parks Executive Director Doug Coutts said it was closed because the commissioners will discuss individual employees’ compensation and performance. Some employees may earn more, and some may earn less if the plan is approved.

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