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Homeless count yields a few surprises in Island County

  • Jun 6, 2015 at 4:00PM

Nearly half of Island County’s homeless are working. This fact is one of several revelations discussed in recent weeks with Island County commissioners as the result of the 2015 point-in-time count performed in January.

Meet Meaghan de Wolf, Isla Dübendorf, 2015's valedictorians

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Jun 5, 2015 at 6:18AM

The two valedictorians for South Whidbey High School have stood alone, and together, as the top students in the class of 2015 since their sophomore year.

Clinton ferry back on schedule, state says

  • Jun 4, 2015 at 6:02PM

The state ferry Kittitas will be back in service from earlier delays with the 5:30 p.m. sailing from Clinton and the 6 p.m. sailing from Mukilteo, according to Washington State Ferries.

Thursday afternoon ferry sailings delayed in Clinton, Mukilteo

  • Jun 4, 2015 at 4:55PM

The state ferry Kittitas is being delayed at the Clinton terminal, Washington State Ferries announced in a email alert. According to the notice, the delay will affect the 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. sailings from Clinton, and the 5 and 6 p.m. sailings from Mukilteo today, June 4. Ferries did not identify the source of the delay in the alert.

Academy seniors look to post-grad future

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Jun 4, 2015 at 8:25AM

They came from different starts and found a similar finish at South Whidbey Academy.

South Whidbey finishes second at state tournament | FALCON BASEBALL

  • Jun 2, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Jun 3, 2015 at 9:15AM

South Whidbey lost the state 1A baseball championship game 6-4 to Hoquiam and still made history.

Seniors accept scholarships from Baby Island Saratoga Club

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 10:00AM

Members of the Baby Island Saratoga Club recently honored the recipients of their 2015 scholarship awards. Seniors Nathan Lux, Kameron Donohoe and Kaj Lund Olsen are pictured with members of the scholarship committee.

Association celebrates student writing | KUDOS

  • Jun 2, 2015 at 6:00PM

Nearly 20 students from Whidbey Island schools received awards for their submissions in the Celebrate Writing contest.

Business licenses added, changed in Langley

  • Jun 2, 2015 at 4:00PM

A new type of business license is available in Langley, and the fees for existing licenses have changed.

Langley council tables camping rules

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 6:00PM

Langley city leaders decided Monday to take more time on proposed rules that would limit the length of stay for campers.

Burglar pleads guilty, sentenced to 5 years

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 4:00PM

A man who was once named as a “person of interest” in an unresolved bank robbery was sent to prison for stealing cigarettes and lottery tickets.

Concert to benefit ill Langley musician

  • Jun 2, 2015 at 6:00PM

The Open Circle Community Choir, directed by Peggy Taylor, will join with several prominent musicians in a concert called “Light is Returning,” at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 7 at the Whidbey Institute.

Development rules may dash Clinton builder’s dream

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 2:00PM

County codes may hinder a group of Clinton residents in their plan to establish an affordable, eco-friendly community.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | We all have a stake in growth on South Whidbey

  • Jun 2, 2015 at 4:00PM

Editor, I’m a resident of unincorporated Island County. In this role, I am also a voter, a property owner, a business person, a volunteer, involved with local organizations and I shop locally whenever I can. What does all that make me? It makes me a stakehold. All of us are stakeholders in our communities, our cities, our counties, our state and country. We all get to have a voice in everything — sometimes that voice is a vote, sometimes it is as a stakeholder. Stakeholders are not less important voices than voters.

Island Christian Academy students tidy up fairgrounds

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 8:00AM

Students from Island Christian Academy worked at the Island County Fairgrounds recently in preparation of the Whidbey Island Area Fair in July.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Climate change impacts us all

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 6:00PM

Editor, I was dismayed recently to hear some local citizens’ responses to the “PaddleInSeattle” protest against Shell Oil’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. One gentleman found the whole protest “ridiculous,” because the protestors used canoes made from petroleum, and had driven to Seattle in cars powered by gasoline. Thus, the reasoning went, these protestors were naive at best, and hypocritical at worst.

Fast Falcons reach state track finals | FALCON TRACK & FIELD

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 6:00AM

Paced by freshman Elizabeth Donnelly’s and junior Tanner Lobdell’s second-place finishes, South Whidbey was well represented at the state 1A meet in Cheney on May 29.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Emerson is proper choice for Langley

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 4:00PM

Editor, Langley encapsulates city living on South Whidbey, it reflects our values for prioritizing the environment, the arts and a sustainable economy with diversity and a healthy dash of rural character thrown into the mix. It needs a populist and progressive mayor with a healthy respect for transparency who can get things done. Sharon Emerson is that person, and I wish I could vote for her.

Despite offense, softball swept at state | FALCON FASTPITCH

  • Jun 2, 2015 at 6:00PM

With 17 hits across two games, South Whidbey’s offense couldn’t carry it past the first two rounds of the state 1A softball tournament in the Tri-Cities on May 29.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | China City sale helped Fishin’ Club

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 2:00PM

Editor, The board of the Whidbey Island Fishin’ Club would like to thank Angela Vosburg and her hard-working China City crew for helping make our nonprofit more profitable. Their garage sale this past Saturday was well organized and (rain-be-damned) well attended. We made hundreds of dollars for our scholarship program, and in the process made our spouses happy by selling garage-cluttering gear and making room for more.

EDITORIAL | Graduates can hold their heads high

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 10:00AM

Graduation season is always an exciting time of year on South Whidbey, but the past few weeks have been especially awesome. From the outstanding performances of the district’s sports teams at state to the heartwarming crowning of Talia Petosa as prom queen and the inspiring academic successes of the high school’s and academy’s senior classes, we at The Record are impressed. Competitively, socially and academically, the classes of 2015 have shined with demonstrations of determination, brains and heart.

Langley adventurer, professor to relay Atlantic crossing on Viking replica

  • Jun 2, 2015 at 4:00PM

When Jonathon Moses set to work repairing a dilapidated sailing boat in 1984, he had no inkling that he would soon be a crew member aboard a boat replicated from Viking lore, retracing the tumultuous path Norse explorer Leif Erikson had sailed centuries prior.

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