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Writers convene for 16th annual Whidbey Island conference

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 4:00PM

From his room in a hospice care facility, Joe Rantz related his tale — a story rife with the turmoil of abandonment and The Great Depression and a story glistening with the gold-medal victory of his 1936 Olympic rowing team’s win against aristocrats and the Nazi state.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Arts Alive event was awesome

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, Kudos to Langley, the Langley Main Street Association and especially Rene Neff and Colin Campbell.

Landslide, tree knocks out power

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 4:00PM

A small landslide sent a tree into the powerlines in the Hastings Road area of Clinton on Friday morning, knocking out power to dozens of eastside water-view homes.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Clinton picnic was a community success

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, Reporter Ben Watanabe got it right when he quoted one of us saying at Clinton’s First Annual Town Picnic that “we went through 120 hamburgers in a hurry.” Yes, those lamb burgers went fast but that was besides the pulled pork, beef burgers and dozens of hotdogs that went atop another 150 plates. We, the planning committee, know all too well these details because, alas, we did run out of food, but not before serving about 270 folks.

South Whidbey fire district passes federal audit

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 6:00PM

The U.S. government says South Whidbey Fire/EMS is in the clear after an audit for the $356,000 used to buy a new marine response vessel.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Sign vandals won’t hinder free speech

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, What is wrong with people these days? What happened to free speech? Why is it that vandals tore down all the Democratic candidate signs nailed to my fence?

Oyster Run brings traffic bump

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 6:00PM

Whidbey Island residents should expect to see a whole lotta hogs on the roads this weekend.

SLIDESHOW | Stelling, Peterson power Falcon tennis past rival Wolves

  • Sep 28, 2014 at 9:00AM

South Whidbey boys tennis defeated Coupeville 4-1 on Sept. 25 at South Whidbey High School.

Whidbey Seaplane Base pier to be rebuilt

  • Sep 30, 2014 at 4:00PM

Next summer the Navy will begin work on demolishing a finger pier on the Seaplane Base and building a new breakwater in Crescent Harbor. The aging pier was built in 1943 when the base was established and has acted as a breakwater to the fuel loading station to the west, according to base spokesman Mike Welding.

Defense potent in Falcon football’s first win

  • Sep 30, 2014 at 4:00PM

Three first-half turnovers by the Granite Falls Tigers led to 17 points for the South Whidbey Falcons en route to a 43-21 win, the first for South Whidbey.

Langley Lift lands low score in public study

  • Sep 30, 2014 at 3:18PM

People are not thrilled at the prospect of a long bridge and a towering elevator shaft mucking up their view in Langley.

Big pumpkin carving at Coupeville market

  • Sep 30, 2014 at 6:00PM

Plus-size pumpkins will be on display for deft hands at the 19th annual Whidbey Island Giant Pumpkin Contest on Oct. 11. Held during the last Coupeville Farmers Market of the season, the contest features giant pumpkins, zucchini and any other large or mutant vegetables people want to show off.

Admiralty Head Lighthouse to be run by the state

  • Sep 30, 2014 at 6:00PM

The management of the Admiralty Head Lighthouse at Fort Casey will be taken over by the state Parks and Recreation Department as of Dec. 31. The lighthouse manager position is funded by the state’s Lighthouse Environmental Program but has operated in recent years through the Island County Washington State University Extension.

Cedarcrest boots Falcon girls soccer

  • Sep 30, 2014 at 6:00PM

Cedarcrest extended South Whidbey girls soccer’s scoreless streak to four games with a 2-0 victory Saturday.

East Harbor Road water safe to drink, state confirms

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00AM

A health advisory that had approximately 90 homes in the Freeland area boiling drinking water since Saturday was lifted this week. Lehman Enterprises, Inc., a private water system operator on South Whidbey, rescinded the advisory Monday for users of the CAL Waterworks Water System, which services homes along East Harbor Road, including Pheasant Farm and Harbor Sands lanes, and Ravenridge and Beachwood drives.

Personal bests set by South Whidbey runners amid tough competition

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey ran with the best of them at the Bellevue Invite on Saturday at Lake Sammamish State Park. Several Falcons set personal records in the 5,000-meter race that featured runners from 31 schools across Washington. Most of the teams were from larger 4A and 3A schools.

2nd District congressional hopefuls don’t always toe party lines

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00AM

Candidates for Washington’s 2nd Congressional seat seem to stray from hard-set party platforms on a few issues.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Whidbey General staff gave exceptional care

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, I recently had to be admitted to Whidbey General Hospital on very short notice. I would like to go on record by stating we are so lucky to have this wonderful hospital on Whidbey Island. From the moment I was admitted, and for the next five days, the care given to me both in the medical-surgical areas and in the critical care unit was exceptional. I was taken care of in a loving and caring way by all of the staff.

MAYOR'S BEAT | The ups, downs of the Langley Lift

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

Recent feedback from the community indicated a few concerns over view blockage, structural design, and aesthetic appearance of the proposed Langley Lift. We are listening. In many ways we see the newly expanded marina as another gateway to the city. Our current focus is on economic development. We have an interest in linking Cascade to the marina for boaters, tourists, and mobility-challenged individuals. We want the capability to move people, supplies, and equipment up and down the bluff to boats or for other personal reasons.

Island County cited by state for accounting deficiencies

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island County was cited by the State Auditor’s Office for “significant deficiencies” in its financial reporting.

Langley housing development claims first place in regional contest

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Highlands at Langley, a housing development, recently received first place in a regional competition for most energy efficient home. Langley Builders, manufacturer of The Highlands, specialize in Built Green homes which are designed to be energy efficient, comfortable and environmentally friendly.

Animal fun run PAWZ 5K draws a crowd to Langley

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

Every dog has its day, the saying goes, and that was certainly the case Sept. 28 in Langley at the second PAWZ By the Sea 5K run/walk.

SLIDESHOW | Tigers taken down by Falcons for first football win

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 9:00AM

Granite Falls coughed up three fumbles that resulted in 17 first-half points for South Whidbey in the Cascade Conference football game Sept. 26 at South Whidbey High School. The Falcons went on to win 43-21.

South Whidbey artist makes homecoming debut

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 1:18PM

When Allegra Rose first watched “The Ring” from her home in Texas, it wasn’t the sight of ghoulish Samara Morgan that inspired her to paint, but the distinct recollection of the scent of decay in the Pacific Northwest forest. Rose, an artist who uses the pseudonym Scruffy Jones, relocated from South Whidbey to Texas during her time in the military. Though she said it was never her intention to stay for an extended period of time, she elected to attend school there and eventually became drawn to the culture and folklore of the Lone Star State, remaining there for over a decade.

50 years ago | October 1

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

The following are segments of stories from the Oct. 1, 1964 edition of the Whidbey Island Record, now the South Whidbey Record.

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