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HUB angling to get Whidbey Island kids hooked on fishing

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 2:32PM

A bunch of people on Whidbey Island are hoping they can soon put the adage “Teach a man to fish” and apply it to a few dozen children.

New hires, teacher/principal evaluation policy up for South Whidbey school board approval

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 8:00AM

The South Whidbey School District will welcome seven new staff members for the 2014-15 school year tonight. The board will also read and discuss a proposed change to the policy regarding staff evaluation procedures. The board proposes to change the wording of the evaluation procedure document to read that evaluations of non-administrative certificated staff performance “shall be done in compliance with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement with [South Whidbey Education Association].”

Island County Commissioners delay fish and wildlife protections

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 8:00AM

A farmer’s right to maintain drainage ditches without regulation was at the core of Monday’s debate on fish and wildlife protections at the Island County commissioners meeting.

Kake return to Ebey’s Landing after 157 years

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 8:00AM

Michael Ferri, a museum volunteer and local history buff, picked up the phone, listened to the voice of a young woman and couldn’t believe his ears. She told him she was a member of a Native American Indian tribe in Southeast Alaska known as the Kake and she wanted to bring some of the tribe’s elders on a visit to Coupeville, a place that held historic significance to her people.

EDITORIAL | Public trust erodes as transit leaders wait

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 9:00AM

We had hoped by now that the executive director of Island Transit would either have tendered her resignation, or the Island Transit board of directors would have removed her from the key position.

Betts appointed to Island County Law & Justice Council amid disagreement over term length

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 9:00AM

Commissioners appointed a new member of the Law and Justice Council for an unusually long term despite opposition from Commissioner Helen Price Johnson. Gerald Betts was appointed to the council last week for a term that begins immediately and runs through February 2017, a two year and six month appointment.

Nearly one-third of SWHS student body plays fall sports

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 9:00AM

More than one-third of South Whidbey High School’s students are registered to play fall sports this year.

Parks board passes on purchase of more Trustland Trails land

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 9:00AM

The South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District passed on buying 10 acres of potential trail land.

WAIF Wag ‘n’ Walk benefits homeless Whidbey animals

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 10:00AM

Tails wagged and paws walked on the fields at the annual Wag ‘n’ Walk event at Greenbank Farm on Sunday, Aug. 24.

More results from the Whidbey Island Area Fair 4-H events

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 10:00AM

The following is a selection of results from the Whidbey Island Area Fair 4-H events and exhibits.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Transit leaders should take responsibility

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 1:00PM

Editor, “As the CEO of ____________, as the mayor of ____________, as the chairman of the board of directors of _____________, as the superintendent of _____________, as the top executive of ___________, as the head honcho of _________, I take full responsibility for this situation.” Please explain to me what that means anymore. It used to mean the buck stops here, and I will make it right because I am in charge.

Bustling times at South Whidbey State Park

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Aug 28, 2014 at 9:47AM

South Whidbey State Park will be abuzz with activity Thursday, Friday and Sunday beyond the normal visitors and woodland wanderers with a music performance, a lesson about Southern resident orcas and a movie about Whidbey’s birds.

WICA gala, auction features hot-ticket items

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 10:00AM

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts will host its 18th annual Star Gala and Auction entitled “I Believe,” on Saturday, Sept. 6.

Environmental review ends for proposed new Mukilteo ferry terminal

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

An environmental review of the proposed Mukilteo ferry terminal is officially completed. With the Federal Transit Administration’s Record of Decision, the state Department of Transportation, Ferries Division can move on to the terminal’s design.

Longtime South Whidbey school board member Fred O’Neal resigns

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 5:00PM

Fred O’Neal, a longtime South Whidbey School District board member, handed in his resignation at the school board meeting Wednesday night.

South Whidbey educator in hospital following rollover car crash

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 5:21PM

Teresa Wheeler, a teacher for South Whidbey School District, is presently in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center according to the assistant director of the Media and Communication department, Susan Gregg.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Opinion page meant for variety of views

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

Funny thing about opinions — we don’t always have to agree with them. Such is the case with letters to the editor and editorial cartoons. I received a letter last week from a newer Whidbey News-Times reader who didn’t like recent letters critical of President Obama. He said the writers’ comments were “tired” and “cliché.”

Need a lift? Langley looking at elevator, bridge view impact on Cascade

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 7:00AM updated Sep 1, 2014 at 7:37PM

Renderings of a bridge and elevator give a glimpse at what Cascade Avenue in Langley may look like.

Alleged bank robber from Whidbey caught

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

A former Whidbey Island resident made a name for himself this summer. They call him the Alabama Band Bandit.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Petrish is in the running for state Legislature

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 9:00AM

Editor, In case you hadn’t noticed, there is a newcomer to the state political scene who finished second in the primary race for state representative in the 10th Legislative District. His name is Nick Petrish.

DockStock draws 40-plus boats to South Whidbey Harbor at Langley

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 9:00AM

Langley hosted 44 boats, ranging from 20-foot pleasure crafts to 66-foot yachts for the sixth annual DockStock at South Whidbey Harbor.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Local sponsors were integral to fair events

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Since the end of this year’s wonderful fair, there has been some well-deserved recognition of the hundreds of volunteer hours that go in to making the fair what it is every year.

Whidbey woodworkers show at Woodpalooza

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

If a tree falls in a Whidbey forest, Pat McVay will hear it.

Birds, cats, dogs and llamas from the Whidbey fair 4-H events

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 11:00AM

The following are results in the 4-H events and exhibits from the Whidbey Island Area Fair.

Hospital, athletic club offer low-cost blood screenings

  • Aug 31, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Sep 8, 2014 at 12:50PM

Whidbey General Hospital and Island Athletic Club are teaming up to promote community wellness by offering a low-cost Cholesterol/Triglyceride/Blood Sugar screenings. Screenings will be offered Sept. 17-18 and 24-25.

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