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Civil War veteran receives headstone, memorial unites family

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 2:00PM

On Tuesday, Sept. 30, Howard Zuvela and several fellow Newell relations and friends gathered to pay respects to their ancestors interred at Bayview Cemetery in Langley and to express gratitude for the recent installation of their great-great grandfather’s marble headstone — his grave had previously been unmarked. Among the family members were several residents of Skagit and Island County including Audrey Spencer Newell of Clinton and her sister Laurie Newell as well as fourth and fifth generations of Wickliffe Guy Newells.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Rose editorial was petty, mean, uncharacteristic

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, Though I have been an admirer of your balanced editorials, the Sept. 24 column proposing the removal of the “Rose Room” sign on the conference door of Island Transit was way out of line: petty, mean, and, thankfully, uncharacteristic of your commentary.

Prowlers, Growlers from NAS Whidbey likely used in ISIS air strikes

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 4:00PM

A senior Air Force officer and a federal lawmaker both have said in the past week that electronic attack aircraft based out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island are likely being used in Syrian and Iraqi air strikes.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Opponent's claims against Nuñez are outright lies

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, I am writing this letter to address the outright lies that my wife, Ana Maria Nuñez, your Island County treasurer, is not dedicated to her work and the citizens of this county. As a 23-year veteran, I’m fully aware of what it means to be dedicated and I can honestly say Ana Maria exemplifies that. She works evenings and weekends when needed. The staff knows they can contact her if there are questions or issues that they feel need her attention or clarification.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Langley Lift idea not without merit

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, As reluctant as we are to wade into the controversy over the Langley Lift, as merchants and property owners in Langley we feel obliged to state our support for some sort of conveyance to bring visitors up from the marina to town.

Police warn of phony currency

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is warning people and businesses on the South End to be on the look for funny money.

SLIDESHOW | Lakewood Cougars crushed by Falcon volleyball in four sets

  • Oct 5, 2014 at 12:00PM

South Whidbey fought back from a first-set loss to beat Lakewood 3-1 in a Cascade Conference volleyball match Sept. 30 at South Whidbey High School.

SLIDESHOW | Falcon volleyball makes quick work of rival Wolves

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 1:00PM

South Whidbey volleyball bested its island rival Coupeville in straight sets, 25-8, 25-16, 25-12 on Sept. 9.

Transportation, capital plans OK’d by Island County commissioners

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 3:58PM

Two six-year plans, for capital improvement and transportation, were adopted Monday by Island County commissioners during the board’s regular business meeting.

South Whidbey alumna claims volleyball MVP honor at Central Washington

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

Linden Firethorne torched the competitors at the Hampton Inn Wildcat Volleyball Invitational last weekend for the Central Washington Wildcats.

Port of South Whidbey moves forward with fair study plans

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

Following through with a board consensus last month to study any fairgrounds management proposal carefully, Port of South Whidbey commissioners Tuesday agreed to seek county and state grants to fund an in-depth study.

Where there’s WILL there’s a way: Community investor program offers viable lending alternative

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 6:00PM

A quiet and relatively new community-backed financing program, WILL offers islanders with insufficient or poor credit history a chance to secure low or even 0-percent interest loans. Lacking many of the requirements and hurdles common with banks, lending can be accomplished quickly and is contingent more on a great idea and a solid business plan than insufficient credit history.

Wolves nip Falcon girls soccer start

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 6:00PM

Coupeville won the girls soccer match against rival South Whidbey 2-1 on Tuesday.

Ferries division considers late-night Clinton cuts

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 6:00PM

Anyone hoping to catch a late-night ferry back to Whidbey Island in the future may be out of luck.

Whidbey Pregnancy Care Clinic to hold 2-mile walk for wee ones

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Pregnancy Care Clinic will host its annual 2-mile Walk for the Wee Ones at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 in downtown Langley. The walk is a fundraising event to benefit the clinic, which provides free and confidential services to expectant mothers and families including ultrasound scans, counseling, classes and pregnancy testing.

EDITORIAL | WILL is an inspiration, example for others

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

Grumbling about the economy, taxes and the ever increasing cost of gummy bears is a pastime common the globe over. Whether home is the South of France, Beijing, a hut in the Sahara or Whidbey Island, people just love to complain about finances.

Transit leaders vow to re-examine free-fare service

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

Island Transit will hire an outside consultant to conduct a study on whether it makes sense to charge fares on buses.

Langley gets jazzed for DjangoFest Northwest

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

When Nick Lehr proposed the idea of a two-band, two-day DjangoFest to Stacie Burgua in 2000, she thought he might be crazy.

Open class exhibition winners of the 2014 Whidbey Island Area Fair

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

The following are the winners of the open class exhibitions at the Whidbey Island Area Fair.

Firm aims for Bayview fire station ‘fit’ with neighborhood

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Sep 15, 2014 at 10:27AM

Making the proposed new Bayview fire station fit onto the site and with the neighborhood led architects to a single building copying materials and colors from the surrounding historic rural area.

KUDOS | South Whidbey graduates from Skagit Valley College

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 9:00AM

The following South Whidbey students graduated from Skagit Valley College in June.

BaRC Re-tail store helps animals, environment

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

A year after the creation of the BaRC Re-tail Store, charged with taking reusable items out of the garbage stream, the Central Whidbey venue is thriving.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Rebecca Wagner is the right choice for auditor

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, With elections fast approaching, it is time to evaluate the candidates for elected offices, including our county government. This year we have the good fortune of having a choice for auditor. When looking for the qualities necessary to fill this position, experience, credentials, and integrity are at the top the list in my opinion. Rebecca Wagner is a certified public accountant with experience working in an auditor’s office as an accountant. She now works for Senior Services of Island County as finance director which is where I have gotten to know her professionally.

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