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Shootout keeps South Whidbey from automatic state berth | FALCON BOYS SOCCER

  • May 13, 2015 at 2:00PM

South Whidbey won all the numbers battles in the 1A District 1 championship match against King’s, save for the final 1-0 score, an upset victory for the Knights.

South Whidbey survives 14-inning epic, drops one-run contest in playoffs | FALCON BASEBALL

  • May 13, 2015 at 12:00PM

The Falcons played three games’ worth of innings Saturday and left the 1A bi-district baseball tournament still in the fight after splitting two contests 9-6 and 1-0.

Freeland resident works for peace in Burundi

  • May 13, 2015 at 4:00PM

Recent headlines from Burundi paint a portrait of turmoil as citizens protest President Pierre Nkurunziza’s announcement to extend his time in office. Amidst the building violence and strife, a group of Burundi peace workers are actively attempting to facilitate communication and understanding amongst their fellow citizens.

Whidbey General Hospital withheld information, nurses say

  • May 9, 2015 at 8:00AM updated May 12, 2015 at 7:03AM

A complaint filed by the state nurses’ association last month includes a claim that Whidbey General Hospital withheld requested information several times in recent months.

Langley mayoral race gets three candidates

  • May 11, 2015 at 4:31PM

Sharon Emerson is running for Langley mayor. Emerson, who has long challenged the city's direction for marina access, filed for the four-year position on Monday, the first day of filing week.

Gill, Callison to vie for Langley mayor

  • May 9, 2015 at 6:00AM updated May 11, 2015 at 10:03AM

The 2015 election races are starting to take shape days ahead of the official Island County filing week, May 11-15.

Teachers, students protest state funding issues on South Whidbey

  • May 8, 2015 at 6:00PM updated May 10, 2015 at 7:45AM

South Whidbey School District educators protested the state’s lack of funding for public schools with a walk-out on Wednesday.

Zisette scores twice to lift soccer squad in playoff

  • May 8, 2015 at 4:32PM

Andy Zisette scored two goals to power South Whidbey boys soccer past Sultan 3-0 in the 1A District 1 tournament Wednesday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Ideas should focus on harbor projects

  • May 9, 2015 at 6:00PM

Editor, In the wake of the charrette, it is evident that Langley residents have little interest in supporting a funicular to ferry people from the harbor to town (page one story, May 2). By contrast, there seems to be much enthusiasm for the Port of South Whidbey’s future (and ambitious) plans to expand the marina. Perhaps now is an opportune time to consider what the city might do to create economic opportunities down at the harbor.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Proud to be part of helpful community

  • May 9, 2015 at 8:00AM

Editor, On Saturday, May 2 I had the privilege of seeing the Hearts & Hammers group in action. As an American Red Cross volunteer I was involved in a project we have which is designed to place smoke detectors in as many homes as possible. As part of the project I visited 10 of the 30-plus Hearts & Hammers crews which were working on people’s homes that day on South Whidbey.

Junior Tarra Moore powers girls golf team over Turks

  • May 9, 2015 at 6:00AM

Falcon junior Tarra Moore tallied 30 points in a modified Stableford-scored Cascade Conference girls golf meet Wednesday to lead South Whidbey over Sultan.

Boys golf trio shoot 40 to best Sultan in league finale

  • May 8, 2015 at 6:00PM

Three Falcons shot a 40 to pace South Whidbey boys golf past Sultan 208-231 at Blue Boy West Golf Course.

WICA to host short story contest

  • May 9, 2015 at 6:00PM

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts will host a Short Story Smash Contest with Chris Spencer at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 on the Michael Nutt Mainstage. The event is a part of WICA’s Literary Series.

A centennial for the Maxwelton Fourth of July Parade

  • May 9, 2015 at 4:00PM

This year marks the 100th Maxwelton Fourth of July parade, and organizers are extending a special invitation for float or walking entries from other South Whidbey clubs, associations, chambers of commerce and other community representatives.

South Whidbey Girl Scout Troop 43514 will host fundraising event Saturday to assist Nepal earthquake victims

  • May 9, 2015 at 10:00AM

A South Whidbey Girl Scout troop is hoping to help victims of the recent earthquake that laid waste to Nepal. Troop 43514 is working on a group project for the bronze award, and decided the community project should be a car wash and bake/craft sale fundraiser.

Golf course opens up for armed forces

  • May 9, 2015 at 8:00AM

Much of the month of May will see a wave of golfers at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club on South Whidbey during its military appreciation weeks.

State Farm awards $5,000 grant to Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County

  • May 9, 2015 at 12:00PM

State Farm Insurance awarded a $5,000 grant to the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County (IDIPIC) for the fourth consecutive year, according to a recent press release. The grant will go towards covering the cost of materials used in IDIPIC’s work with middle school and driver’s education students.

South Whidbey Record welcomes new marketing consultant

  • May 9, 2015 at 2:00PM

The South Whidbey Record has hired JoAnn Baker as its new marketing consultant.

Park Avenue water work approved in Langley

  • May 9, 2015 at 4:00PM

Work to install a new water main line on Park Avenue was approved for SRV Construction by the Langley City Council on May 4. Public Works Director Stan Berryman told the council that the company’s bid was well under the city’s official estimate of $160,000 for the work. SRV Construction bid the job at $122,300. Six companies submitted bids, with the highest at $268,000.

Island County Health Heroes to be honored

  • May 9, 2015 at 2:00PM

Recipients of the annual Linda Lee Martins Community Health Hero Awards will be honored as a special meeting 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 12.

South End family offers hospital $50,000 in matching funds

  • May 9, 2015 at 12:00PM

In keeping with their father’s vision, the Waterman sisters have offered $50,000 in matching funds to the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Crew made good on namesake event

  • May 9, 2015 at 4:00PM

Editor, I just want to once again thank Hearts & Hammers for all of their help. They were terrific — Dave Love, Richard Epstein and the crack crew at South Whidbey Plumbing. They have big hearts and big hammers.

State to close South Whidbey State Park campgrounds

  • May 8, 2015 at 4:25PM

The campgrounds at South Whidbey State Park will be closed this year for safety reasons, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced Friday.

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