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County to pay $30,000 in fairground repairs, annual event was held despite dangerous conditions

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 6:00PM

The county will fork out nearly $30,000 to repair “potentially” dangerous electrical problems at the Island County Fairgrounds. Facilities Director Larry Van Horn asked the Board of Commissioners for the emergency funding at Wednesday’s work session because “violations of this magnitude” needed to be repaired right away.

Fido fun run returns to Langley

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 6:00PM

The PAWZ 5K/run and walk returns to Langley later this month. For the second time, the event is a fundraiser for the 4-H Happy Hounds Dog Club and the Good Cheer Food Bank’s pet food program. More than 100 people, many of whom brought their mutts, came out for a fall strut through Langley last year.

Island Transit chief ‘retires’

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 22, 2014 at 8:55AM

The embattled executive director of Island Transit quit Friday after a tense meeting with the board of directors and an hour-long executive session.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Atlantis ROV set an example for us all

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

Whidbey Island was put on the global map this summer, and it wasn’t accomplished with a sales pitch, expensive visitor information campaigns or pricey renovations of public facilities. It was done with good old-fashioned hard work and American ingenuity. A bit of community assistance helped pave the way, but the success of three young South Whidbey entrepreneurs at an international robotics competition in Romania this summer is really theirs and theirs alone.

NOTABLE | Nightcrawlers Garden Club celebrates 34 years

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Nightcrawlers Garden Club celebrated its 34th anniversary this month.

Kiwanis tackle children’s cancer research, care costs

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Whidbey club donated about $1,000 toward the $75,000 total, said Ron Myers, a member of the South Whidbey club and the regional Kiwanis president.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Signage a symbol of cooperation

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, The shared vision of Whidbey Island residents of unobstructed access to our public beaches is steadily progressing; this will ultimately benefit the local residents, visitors, and businesses.

Eagles, Tigers trip up Falcon soccer girls

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey girls soccer is still looking for its first win of the season after a 4-0 loss against Granite Falls on Thursday.

County planners unveil new fee schedule, proposed fee changes are fair, builders say

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 12:00PM

County fees for permit and consulting services could see a few changes in the near future, under a proposal being considered by the Island County commissioners.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Try a trash can next time, please

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, A big thank you to whomever pitched their trash — three large drink cups and a sack of lunch debris — into the empty garbage can in the back of my pickup yesterday. I appreciate that you did not throw it out your window as you were driving on the island.

SLIDESHOW | Granite Falls vs. South Whidbey girls soccer

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 1:00PM

Granite Falls defeated South Whidbey 4-0 on Sept. 18 at South Whidbey High School. The Tigers jumped out from a 1-0 halftime lead against the Falcons, keeping the home team winless this season.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Children’s Center made a difference

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, Our family had the privilege of being part of the South Whidbey Children’s Center preschool family for the past year and a half. As my daughter has now graduated from the center and entered kindergarten, I would like to share a few thoughts about my experience.

Police set date for prescription drug take-back event

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 2:00PM

Island and federal law enforcement agencies will hold a prescription drug take-back event next week.

Former Oak Harbor coach to lead South Whidbey boys hoops

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

In Arthurian legend, a seat at the fabled Round Table called the Siege Perilous would destroy any knight who tried to occupy it.

Freeland sewer district eyes future treatment plant property

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

The effort to create sewers in Freeland has taken a small step forward.

Whidbey leaders call public meeting to combat drugs, crime

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 6:00PM

Ongoing property crime and its link to drug use have spurred community leaders to plan a public meeting in Langley next week.

Coalition aims to help Whidbey veterans

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

Island County will join with all Washington counties in the creation of regional coalitions to address a rising population of veterans in crisis. The number of veterans in crisis will continue to rise, according to Island County Veteran Services Coordinator Gerald Pfannenstiel.

There can be only one Mr. South Whidbey

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

The ninth annual Mr. South Whidbey pageant will contain all of the traditional elements such as Q&A and talent presentations, though as usual, contestants such as Gilbert may have their own surprises planned. The pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Freeland Hall. Tickets cost $25 and may be purchased at Moonraker Books in Langley or Paint Escape in Freeland.

Democrats speak at Clover Patch

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 6:00PM

Twenty-five people crowded into Neil’s Clover Patch Café in Bayview on Sunday to hear from candidates seeking election to local offices this November. Speakers included Karla Jacks, candidate for Island County commissioner District 3; Ana Maria Nuñez, incumbent for Island County treasurer; and Nick Petrish, who is vying for State Representative in the 10th Legislative District.

Attentive neighbor rescues South Whidbey man squashed by stone

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Sep 24, 2014 at 10:26AM

A Clinton man considers himself lucky to be alive after being crushed by 400-pound granite slab.

Cluster running works for Falcon cross country at home invitational meet

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 6:00AM

Thousands of miles logged by South Whidbey’s cross country runners paid off Saturday at the South Whidbey/Carl Westling Invitational.

Commissioners approve fish, wildlife update for Island County

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 25, 2014 at 9:17AM

No one is happy with fish and wildlife protection regulations approved Monday, but Island County commissioners are saying it’s a place to start.

Restaurants cook up cash for Whidbey schools

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 8:00AM

Four local restaurants — Prima Bistro, Patron Mexican Restaurant, Cafe Langley and Joe’s Wood-Fired Pizza — are hosting a Friday Night Dine In or Out Sept. 26 in an effort to raise funds for the South Whidbey Schools Foundation. The Foundation is attempting to raise more than $25,000 this year for teacher-requested classroom grants.

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