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Youth soccer signups for U11 to U18 teams on Whidbey to end soon

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 6:00PM

Registration for South Whidbey Youth Soccer Club boys and girls recreational teams from U11 to U18 ends next week. The signup period closes Friday, July 4. Registration is done online and a link can be found at www.wiysa-swysc.sportsaffinity.com.

Island County Fair Association resumes ‘family-friendly’ bingo nights

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County Fair Association leaders hope that a game of chance will have them yelling “bingo!” like the crowds at the Coffman Building. The third night of the recently resurrected association-organized bingo is tonight, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Diane Divelbess, president of the fair association board, said she had plenty of fun at one of the first two bingo nights, from which all of the money goes into producing the annual Whidbey Island Area Fair.

Freeland man injured in rollover crash

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 4:00PM

Three people were transported to the hospital and one man was seriously injured in two separate rollover accidents on the highway south of Coupeville Thursday evening.

No mountain too tall for Freeland man's cancer quest

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 4:00PM

To hear Freeland resident Chris Kesler talk about his upcoming summit of Mount Rainier, reaching the top of Washington’s highest peak is a small task. At least, it is compared to the people for whom he’s taking each step and raising $5,000: breast cancer patients. When Kesler, 49, runs into one Whidbey woman who is a breast cancer survivor, she thanks him each and every time for similar past ascents he’s made. But she also asks him if he plans on doing it another year, and he has given her the same response the past two years.

Vaughan named interim Island County commissioner

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 2:00PM

Aubrey Vaughan said Thursday that as interim commissioner he wants to rebuild the connection between Camano and Whidbey islands and help the county through this year’s budget process.

Community blossoms in South Whidbey Garden Tour

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Jun 27, 2014 at 10:41AM

Residents will have the opportunity to glimpse into the private gardens of their neighbors and admire some of South Whidbey’s most luscious floral delights this weekend.

Alleged thief eludes Langley police

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jun 27, 2014 at 8:19AM

A South Whidbey man is on the lam again after allegedly evading arrest and causing a ruckus in Langley on Monday. Wanted for outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court for assault and failure to appear for a DUI and burglary, police allege Travis Loetterle managed to escape the clutches of Langley Police Chief Dave Marks and three sheriff’s deputies.

Jet noise class action suit aims at Whidbey brokerages

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jun 27, 2014 at 8:14AM

A group of Coupeville-area homeowners want to sue local real estate brokerages, claiming they were not properly informed about Navy jet noise.

COER leader ordered to stay away from Windermere realtor

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jun 26, 2014 at 8:14AM

A district court commissioner has ordered that jet noise critic Michael Monson stay away from South Whidbey Windermere Realtor Joe Mosolino.

Growing Clinton | Seasonal Thursday market to include new space, new vendors

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:48AM

Big changes are coming to the Clinton Thursday Market when it opens for the third year next week.

What summer break?

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 4:00PM

Girls basketball players put in work. Andy Davis, the Falcon head coach, took 17 South Whidbey girls to basketball camp out in Eastern Washington this week.

Langley sorting out sewer failure fight

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 3:00PM

Langley is gearing up for a possible legal fight over its responsibility for a sewer line failure on Fourth Street last year.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | A mutilated stuffed animal, a cougar kill and more mail theft

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 6:00PM

The following items are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct. Monday, June 16 1:56 p.m. — A caller at a Freeland grocery stores reported three women shoplifting in the personal care aisle. The suspects appear to be in their early 20s, and all were wearing gray hoodies and jeans.

June 25 | 50 years ago

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 2:00PM

The following are segments of stories in the June 25, 1964 edition of the South Whidbey Record, then titled the Whidbey Island Record.

HUB raffle hauls in $3,000 for after-school services

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 12:00PM

More than $3,000 was brought in for The HUB from its garden cart raffle this year.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Considerate motorists have bicycle riders thanks

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, We have been riding our bicycles on South Whidbey almost every day since the beginning of April. We try to obey traffic laws, try not to take the right-of-way when a vehicle has it, stop for pedestrians, etc. Our experience is that motorists on the island are very considerate of cyclists. Most importantly, they give us plenty of space, often slowing down until it is safe to pass. Frequently drivers who are coming toward us move to their right to give space for vehicles passing us. Motorists often wave us through even when they have the right of way.

Jushinski, Good Cheer partner to raise $35,000 for produce program

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 10:00AM

A Freeland business’ challenge helped raise over $35,000 for the Fresh Food on the Table program at Good Cheer Food Bank, the non-profit group announced recently.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Langley Library connects with people of all ages

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Just before moving to paradise two years ago, my husband and I stayed in the lovely inn across the street from the Langley Library. I recall being impressed with the library, as I immediately recognized the vibrancy offered there. Coming from another state, where libraries cut back hours and struggled to meet needs of the growing digital community, I witnessed just the opposite at the Langley Library. Since moving here, my first impression was validated. Vicky Welfare and her staff are available, professional, and ready to serve a full menu to tantalize literacy.

Island County approves WRAC appointees

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Island County commissioners appointed two new members to the Water Resource Advisory Committee and reappointed another Monday.

Langley seeks member for Parks and Open Space Commission

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 6:00PM

Langley has an opening on its Parks and Open Space Commission, a citizen group in charge of identifying and protecting public lands in the city.

Little League tournaments to draw a big crowd

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 3:00PM

Little League can be a big boon to local clubs’ coffers, as South Whidbey chapter President Jason Kalk knows.

EDITORIAL | Buying local matters, it really does

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 2:00PM

Shop local! Not exactly an original topic, and one many are no doubt sick of hearing about. For some, the mere mention prompts responses such as, “Yes, yes, it’s important to shop local — we know,” yet the concept is still being talked about, studied, and editorialized on an international level.

State announces second Clinton ferry delay

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 3:32PM

The arrival of the MV Tokitae will be delayed another week, ferry officials announced Tuesday. The new state 144-car ferry was forecast to begin service on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo route on Tuesday, June 24, but the date has been pushed back until the first week of July, said Marta Coursey, Director of Communication for the state Department of Transportation, Ferries Division. “We have decided we’re not going to put it into service until [boat crews] have a very strong comfort level and feel safe operating the vessel,” she said.

Downed tree cuts power to scores of South End homes

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 10:00AM

A toppled tree left nearly 80 homes on the South End without power for at least four hours Monday. At about 4:30 p.m., a large poplar fell on overhead lines along Coles Road, knocking out power to 78 customers, a Puget Sound Energy spokesman said.

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