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Lakewood rallies for five-set victory

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 6:00PM

Lakewood bounced back from a two-set deficit and avoided a sweep by winning three straight sets to beat South Whidbey in a Cascade Conference volleyball match Wednesday.

Look for ballots mailed last week in Island County

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

Voter ballots were mailed Oct. 14 and should be in mailboxes and post office boxes now.

Regional education chief to help in South Whidbey school director selection

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

Unable to reach a decision themselves, South Whidbey School Board directors are now looking to the region’s top education official for help in selecting a new member.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Vote “Yes” on Initiative 594

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

Editor, I finally went and read the text of the Initiative 594, which would require background checks for all gun sales, not just those in gun shops. I have to say it seems like a reasonable initiative. Currently no background check is required if you buy a gun from a gun show, on the internet, or anywhere except from a licensed gun shop. With a loophole that big, why bother to have any background check law at all?

Langley girl takes high place at 5K

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

A 10-year-old girl from Langley finished second in her age division at the Dawg Dash 5K run on Sunday in Seattle.

Girls soccer ends season winless after narrow loss

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 8:00AM

South Whidbey’s last and best hope for a victory was dashed in a wet and windy loss Wednesday night to Lakewood, 1-0.

$77 million 2015 budget adopted in Island County

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 8:00AM

Despite lingering concerns about overspending, Island County commissioners adopted a $77 million budget Monday.

Former Island Transit chief gave herself raises, audit revealed

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Oct 27, 2014 at 11:30AM

Reports by the Washington State Auditor’s Office lays the blame for financial problems at Island Transit squarely at the feet of the five-member board.

Family celebrates 25 years of leadership at Freeland Trinity Lutheran Church

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 10:00AM

Jim Lindus, senior pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland, and wife Felicia will celebrate 25 years of pastoral leadership this Sunday, Oct. 26. Felicia Lindus is the director of the church’s preschool. They have been married 30 years.

Crowd ponders how to spark vitality, growth in Clinton

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 10:00AM

Island County’s comprehensive plan, the Clinton Community Council’s goals and the Clinton area’s desires and needs all intersected at a meeting Thursday night.

Dia de los Muertos honors dead, celebrates life

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 10:00AM

In Mexico—as well as in many parts of the United States—the days from Nov. 1-2 are spent celebrating life and honoring the deceased during Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a holiday which has developed through a pairing of Catholic and ancient Aztec traditions.

EDITORIAL | Asking for assistance was the right call

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 12:00PM

Sometimes indecision and a little delay isn’t such a bad thing. This week, the South Whidbey School Board wrestled to fill the District 2 seat, which has been vacant since Fred O’Neal resigned in late August. While the board was ultimately unsuccessful in selecting one of two candidates, the outcome was no failure. Rather, the board’s decision to bring in a bit of outside help, an expert in education if you will, was a demonstration in good government and institutional humility.

Whidbey Ryther Center unit raises nearly $25,000

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 12:00PM

Nearly $25,000 was raised by the South Whidbey Mardi Unit of Ryther Child Center, a nonprofit that helps at-risk children and families.

New arrival | Kian Wesley Fouts

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 1:00PM

Kian Wesley Fouts was born at Whidbey General Hospital to parents Daniel and Amber Fouts of Freeland on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2014. Kian weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces at the time of birth.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Breast cancer cure or breast cancer quackery?

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, As this is breast cancer awareness month, I would like to make everyone aware of the possible cure. Please take an hour from your life and watch “Clearing the Smoke: The science of cannabis.” This documentary, produced by Montana PBS and available for free viewing on their website, contains an explanation of the mammalian endocannabinoid system and the use of cannabidiol to trigger cell death in cancers. This will give you a very good place to start in your understanding of cannabidiol, the endocannabinoid system and receptors, and programmed cell death. Science, instead of rhetoric or politics.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Rick Hannold is not right for commissioner

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, I just read the three letters in the Oct. 18 South Whidbey Record extolling the virtues of Island County commissioner candidate Rick Hannold. Wow, where to start? David Hiestand wrote, “Our economy is in shambles, our national debt is ($17 trillion dollars); 90-plus million Americans who once had a job and contributed to the economy have been kept out of the workforce by Democrat policies.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Bring back voters’ pamphlets

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, I have a ballot. I have a pen to mark my ballot. I have a stamp to mail my ballot. I have a voters’ pamphlet for issues and candidates of state-wide significance. Yet, I have no voters’ pamphlet for issues and candidates of county significance. Voters’ pamphlets enable me to read about both sides of an issue, as well as prepared statements from opposing candidates.

Windermere welcomes new broker to South Whidbey

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 6:00PM

Sheila White has joined Windermere Real Estate in Freeland as a new broker.

New arrival | Aurora Lynn Blanton

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 7:00PM

Aurora Lynn Blanton was born at Whidbey General Hospital to parents Shawn Blanton and Erica Feris of Clinton on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Aurora weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces at the time of her birth.

Soroptimist to host screening of 'Girl Rising' at WICA

  • Oct 27, 2014 at 12:09PM

​Soroptimist International of South Whidbey Island will bring a global movement to educate girls and change the world to Whidbey Island this weekend with a screening of "Girl Rising." The feature film spotlights the stories of nine girls born into unforgiving circumstances, and the screening is in celebration of International Day of the Girl. It's also one of thousands of events around the world aimed at highlighting the transformative power of girls' education, according to a Soroptimist news release.

Greenbank man cut from car in Freeland, taken to Whidbey General Hospital

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 3:00PM

Firefighters had to use pneumatic tools to free a Greenbank man from his car Monday following a collision with a tree in Freeland.

Transit board member quits, urges others to follow suit

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 2:37PM

Jim Campbell resigned from the embattled Island Transit board last week and urged his colleagues to follow suit.

SLIDESHOW | Trio of scores in third quarter lifts Lakewood football over South Whidbey

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 5:00PM

Lakewood cushioned a 31-22 halftime lead with three scores in the third quarter en route to a 53-22 victory over South Whidbey on Oct. 24.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | What’s with all the airplane traffic?

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, I have been noticing greatly increased air traffic over the housetops of my neighborhood in the Campbell Road and Maxwelton area and I’m wondering what is going on. I have lived on South Whidbey for 32 years and have never been bothered by the occasional aircraft overhead. This summer, there has been a never-ending stream of low-flying small craft with extremely loud and obnoxious engines and propellers. Sometimes I wonder if I am in a war zone.

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