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Tim Collins takes over flailing Falcon fastpitch team

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 10:00AM

Falcon fastpitch head coach Tim Collins is a man who repeats himself a lot. That’s because he believes repetition will breed success for the high school girls team.

Fairgrounds meeting date change draws Island County commissioner's ire

  • Mar 15, 2014 at 6:00AM

News that the Whidbey Island Area Fair meeting planned for Oak Harbor was postponed did not sit well with one Island County commissioner Monday.

Island County planners project population growth in 22 years

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island County planners estimate that Island County will grow by nearly 10,000 people by the year 2036.

Loganberry Festival scrubbed due to conflicting fair dates

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 2:53PM

The fate of one of Whidbey Island’s long-standing festivals is up in the air.

Wanted: South Whidbey Falcon football coach

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 10:00AM

Leierer, Heggenes, Hodson and Davis: those are the men who coached South Whidbey Falcon football for the past 50-plus years. Who will be next in a short line of succession?

Spring sports draw nearly half of SWHS students

  • Mar 10, 2014 at 10:00AM

For first-year Athletic Director Kelly Kirk, spring has been a great sports season so far.

Park grants for Trillium, Glendale

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island County parks is partnering with the Whidbey Camano Land Trust to submit grant applications through the state’s Recreation and Conservation Office to the Local Parks Grant Program.

Island County Courthouse bids sought for security

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Island County is accepting bids for security services at the Law and Justice Building in Coupeville through April 1.

South Whidbey school district to discuss future

  • Mar 10, 2014 at 9:27AM

The future is the main topic of discussion for the South Whidbey School District Board of Directors during a workshop next week. On the agenda is general program discussion. Principals from each of the schools will discuss their vision with the board. This is a periodic discussion for the staff and board members to review the direction of the schools and district.

Port commissioners to review project funding

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Port of South Whidbey will hold a regular meeting Tuesday to discuss updates for South Whidbey Harbor, Possession Beach and funding. Commissioners will discuss a resolution establishing agreements for grant funding.

Langley citizen boards seek members

  • Mar 10, 2014 at 9:24AM

Three citizen boards in Langley need more members: the Planning Advisory Board, Cemetery Board and Library Board all have at least one vacancy. All of the volunteer positions are appointed by the mayor.

Island County to roll out permit tracking

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 10:00AM

In a few months, Island County residents will be able to track their permit applications online. In roughly six months, residents will be able to complete the applications online as well. Island County staff members started training this week on SmartGov, a new browser-based software that the public should have round-the-clock access to in about three months, according to Planning Director David Wechner.

How the proposed Island Event Center Development Authority works

  • Mar 10, 2014 at 9:21AM

The Island Event Center Development Authority, the proposed name for the agency that would own and operate the Island County Fairgrounds, would have near autonomy from the county.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Commissioners deserve kudos for Wonn Road stand

  • Mar 10, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Just about one year ago, Island County finally filed its lawsuit against property owners on either side of Wonn Road which has been a public beach access since before statehood in 1889.

EDITORIAL | Unruly soccer coach and free pass set a poor example

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

It appears South Whidbey soccer coach Terry Swanson’s time on the bench was short-lived. At a special meeting Thursday, South Whidbey Parks and Recreation commissioners unanimously agreed to lift his one-year ban from district facilities and planned to revise internal rules/policies concerning field use so as to avoid similar problems in the future.

Swanson reigns supreme | Parks board reinstates soccer coach’s privileges

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:42AM

Calling it regrettable and a misunderstanding, the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District commissioners unanimously voted Thursday night to lift a one-year parks ban on Terry Swanson.

Adventures in the kitchen | Students learn to roast, bake and fry in new HUB series

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

One part ambition, two parts learning and a dash of expertise to lead the way. That is the recipe for students taking part in The HUB’s newest after-school class, Chef Cooking Series for Youth, featuring four South Whidbey chefs.

South Whidbey wrestling coach taps out after 12 years

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 10:00AM

Spending several full Saturdays at wrestling tournaments for the past 12 years finally proved too much for Jim Thompson, South Whidbey High School’s head wrestling coach.

Langley City Council approves ethics code

  • Mar 10, 2014 at 8:00AM

Hoping to avoid “frivolous” claims and witch hunts, the Langley City Council approved the long-wrought ethics code Monday night but declined to establish a standing board to hear complaints.

Nearly finished, South Whidbey Harbor soft opening planned

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 8:00AM

The lights are on and workers are preparing for the first round of boats in the expanded area of South Whidbey Harbor, scheduled to open later this month.

Island County pronounces March as Women’s History Month

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Island County commissioners on Monday proclaimed March 2014 Women’s History Month for Island County. Each year the board makes the designation “to pay tribute to the millions of women who helped create a better world for the times in which they lived as well as for future generations.”

Young scientists present findings at Langley Middle School fair | KUDOS

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Curiosity was key for students in Langley Middle School’s Science Fair on Thursday night.

Landslide alert issued for Whidbey Island

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 8:00AM

Heavy rainfall over the past week and a prediction of up to three more inches Friday led the National Weather Service to issue a landslide warning to Whidbey Island on Wednesday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Island County Comprehensive plan needs beach access signs

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Recently I attended a hearing to give public input on the transportation element of Island County’s Comprehensive Plan. The “Comp Plan” serves as the policy document which will shape growth and development here over the next 20 years. I wasn’t able to get on the agenda, but I believe all of us can support a request to include in the plan identification of public beach access points.

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