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SLIDESHOW | Zucchini-launching, dancing and eating at Clinton Town Picnic

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 8:00AM

Hundreds turned out for the first Clinton Town Picnic, a day of free food, music and a giant slingshot for sending zucchini and butternut squash 100 yards into center field on Sept. 13 at Dan Porter Memorial Park.

ROV Champs pick up top prize, fame at Black Sea contest

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 4:00PM

Three girls from South Whidbey recently made international headlines. Hannah McConnaughey, Haley McConnaughey and Annika Hustad’s accomplishments in underwater robotics earned them an invitation to the Black Sea ROV International Competition in Constanta, Romania. Not only were they invited to compete against other high school teams, of which most were “overwhelmingly male” in Hannah’s words, but they left with the first-place trophy for the high school division and as kind-of celebrities enjoying Americans-in-Romania status along the idyllic seaside walkway where the events were held.

South Whidbey cross country teams take second at King’s

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 5:00PM

South Whidbey’s boys and girls cross country teams finished in second place at the first Cascade Conference meet of the year at King’s High School on Wednesday.

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.

Demolition, renovation equal options at Dog House

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Oct 13, 2014 at 7:52AM

Renovating the Dog House Tavern is a possibility, and so is demolition for the owners of Langley’s historic building.

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.

Commissioner crosses party lines with Democrat endorsement

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 4:00PM

Republican Island County Commissioner Aubrey Vaughan issued a surprise endorsement last week. Vaughan broke party lines Thursday and endorsed Democratic candidate Karla Jacks to fill the District 3 seat he currently holds.

Crash leaves 850 on South Whidbey in darkness

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 4:00PM

A one-car accident knocked out power to more than 850 homes on South Whidbey last week, some for as long as 12 hours. According to Puget Sound Energy officials, the accident and subsequent outage occurred at about 2:50 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, on Cultus Bay and French roads. Electricity was restored to 312 homes about an hour later, but the remaining 540 customers were in the dark until just after 3 a.m.

State candidates take on education, transportation

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 4:00PM

Legislative candidates clash on how to fund the state’s education mandate and how to handle Whidbey and state transportation issues. Republican incumbent Dave Hayes, finishing his first term as District 10 Position 2 representative, said that the state supreme court’s order to fund education is going to affect every part of the budget in the coming years.

Beating breast cancer: South Whidbey woman triumphs, goes on to embrace, live life to the fullest

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 4:00PM

For Clinton resident Lynae Slinden, the year 2000 was more than the beginning of a new millennium. It was the year she would celebrate her 50th birthday, the year she could finally and confidently say she survived breast cancer, and it was the beginning of a new and fearless adventure.

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