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Riders demand answers at Island Transit meeting

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Aug 25, 2014 at 9:06AM

Where did the money go and what is Island Transit going to do about it? This was the main question repeated by an angry and confused room full of people at the Island Transit board meeting Friday in the wake of financial mismanagement, service reductions and staffing cuts.

South Whidbey parks pay plan may cap employee raises

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District commissioners are considering a compensation plan that will put a cap on employee raises. Doug Coutts, parks director, explained that the district received recommendations for an employee salary raise model based upon a compensation and benefits study of other local government organizations of similar size.

South Whidbey fall sports start Monday

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey High School athletics return to action in full Monday.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | A centennial is a good reason to celebrate

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 3:53PM

1914 was a big year for the world. Tensions in Europe were high, and the assassination of an Austrian archduke and his wife lit the match for what would become World War I, a bloody conflict that wrought death on a scale previously unimaginable. More than 15 million people died the globe over.

One angler’s silver-catching playbook

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 8:00AM

Strolling along the Possession Beach Waterfront Park in Clinton on Thursday, James Hauser holds a 5-pound silver (coho) salmon he caught from shore.

PAB chairwoman OK’d to 3-year term

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 8:00AM

Sue Walsh was re-appointed by the Langley City Council to another three-year term on the city’s Planning Advisory Board.

Disgraced Island Transit finance director fires back

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island Transit Chief Martha Rose was aware of the transportation agency’s building fiscal crisis for years, and ignored repeated warnings, according to the department’s former finance manager.

Unitarian Universalists to offer sexuality education program

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Freeland will host a nine-month sexuality education program for seventh, eighth and ninth-grade students starting next month.

Crouch | New arrival

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

Crouch Aurielle Faye Crouch was born to parents Karla (Gilbert) Crouch and Michael Crouch of Edmonds on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 8:25 a.m. at the Swedish Edmonds Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long at the time of birth. Her grandparents are Liz and Bruce Crouch of Freeland and Sandy and Bill Gilbert of Coupeville.

Free admission at Whidbey state parks

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced that Monday, Aug. 25 is a “free day.” Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit any parks in the state system.

Langley planning board rejects retail move outside downtown

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Aug 26, 2014 at 8:44AM

The Langley City Council and Planning Advisory Board are at odds over the expansion of retail zoning to areas beyond downtown. City zoning limits retail to the city’s commercial core, largely bound by Anthes and Cascade avenues to the west and east, and First and Third streets to the north and south. The idea, as discussed by city council members Monday, is to keep a vibrant commercial area and limit the disruptions to residents. For example, a high-traffic store may mean regular noise of cars and people, whereas a doctor’s office is less busy.

Wilkie | New arrival

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 12:00PM

Wilkie Andrew Kolton Wilkie was born to parents Erin and Timothy of Freeland on July 3, 2014, at the Greenbank Birth Center. Andrew’s siblings are Jacob, Isaiah, Elizabeth, Gabrielle, Livia and Elias. Andrew weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21.5 inches long at the time of birth. Andrew’s maternal grandparents are Laurel Ekorenrud and James Anderson. His paternal grandparents are Mary Ruiz and Paul Wilkie. The family would like to thank friends and family members who have helped them to find a new balance in their family. Midwives Cynthia Jaffe and Jenna Weigner attended the birth.

Langley promises involvement in future fairgrounds plan

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Langley City Council formally approved the city’s involvement in whatever developments may come to the Island County Fairgrounds. At present, the county has a property manager secured until April in the Island County Fair Association. Earlier this summer, the association appeared prepared to walk away from its contract to run the property in exchange for use of the grounds for the annual fair and other events. Its leaders said the costs to maintain the property were too great.

RELIGION NOTES | Unity embraces the unknown

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 12:00PM

Rev. Joanna Gabriel will explore how conscious beings come to understand that they discover their true selves by meeting life head-on at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, Unity of Whidbey, 5671 Crawford Road.

RELIGION NOTES | SWCC considers ministry

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 2:00PM

Good people have been involved in carrying on the ministry began by Jesus Christ. Pastor Darrell Wenzek’s sermon at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, Aug. 24 highlights one of these people with the sermon title, “The Ministry of a Good Man.”

Dirlam | New arrival

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 2:00PM

Dirlam Johnathon Michael Lee Dirlam, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, was born Aug. 8, 2014. He is the son of Michael Dirlam and Ashley Soderstrom of Langley.

RELIGION NOTES | Clarity in God as the one mind

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

On Sunday, Aug. 24, the Christian Science service explores Jesus’ teachings that everyone has unlimited access to clarity of thought and wisdom because God is the one Mind, omniscient and omni-present. Everyone is welcome to the service at 10:30 a.m. at 15910 Highway 525 (just north of Bayview and across from Useless Bay Road).

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Naked appreciation for write-in election coverage

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, This is a letter to Reporter Jessie Stensland: Thank you for introducing me to my public and securing me my 15 minutes of fame, or is it notoriety? Too bad all the write-ins didn’t pal up, one of us could have been a contender

RELIGION NOTES | Christian Science prays over climate

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 6:00PM

“CLIMATE CHANGE: HOW PRAYER CAN HELP” is the topic of the next audio chat, hosted by the Christian Science Reading Room at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Treasurer thankful for citizens’ support

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, I would like take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Island County who voted for me in the primary election to retain my seat as Island County treasurer. I am humbled by the trust and support given to me by the citizens of Whidbey and Camano Islands. I do not and will not ever take my position as the Island County treasurer lightly. This is a position of trust and the citizens have shown their trust in me by casting the largest amount of votes out of the three opponents in this race in my name. I pledge to never let you down.

Users ask for more float length at Possession Beach

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 25, 2014 at 8:18AM

Port of South Whidbey Commissioners sang the same song regarding the Possession Beach boat ramp at a special meeting Tuesday.

Sheriff's office seeks burglary suspect Christian Shorey

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 2:29PM

The Island County Sheriff's Office is looking for Christian Shorey, wanted for burglary.

Long history of Freeland Hall recalled at centennial

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 4:00PM

Freeland Hall was built as a venue for unity and support in a budding community — a place where the First Thursday Club, which eventually joined with the Community Activity Club to form the existing Holmes Harbor Activities Club, could meet to discuss issues of the day, and a place where hundreds of families would come to gather to celebrate matrimony, important achievements, birthdays and life throughout the years.

Charli-Parker Edwards | New arrival

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 5:00PM

Charli-Parker Edwards was born to Jenny Rose Gleason and Jamare Edwards on Monday Aug. 4, 2014. She weighed 8 pounds, 9.5 ounces and was 22 inches long at birth. Her grandparents are Marilynn and John Norby of Langley, Jim Gleason and Lea Paradise of Freeland and Mary Ellen Miller of Antioch, Calif.

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