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Two Navy men die in kayaking accident near Libbey Beach

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 12:00PM

Two active-duty Navy men were killed over the weekend in a kayaking accident on the west side of Whidbey Island, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Chum Run returns: 17th 5K, fun run events aim for excitement, school track revenue

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 4:00PM

It’s back. Following a one-year hiatus, the 17th 5K Chum Run kicks off this weekend and is expected to once again attract a cadre of participants, from hardcore athletes bent on personal glory to superhero-clad runners out for an afternoon of fun with friends.

Langley selects Black, again

  • Jun 3, 2014 at 6:00PM

For the second time in two weeks, Robin Black was appointed to the Langley City Council after another city council vote Monday.

Blaze burns Freeland home, none injured

  • Jun 3, 2014 at 4:00PM

A fire seriously damaged a secluded two-story Freeland home on Monday.

Marks tapped as Langley Police chief

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 8:00AM

Nine months of running the Langley Police Department and nine years with the city was enough to convince Mayor Fred McCarthy and the Langley City Council that Dave Marks was their man.

Radisch, Weeks finish state tournament in seventh place

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 12:00PM

Amelia Weeks and Tess Radisch finished their South Whidbey girls tennis careers Saturday as the state’s seventh-place 1A doubles team.

South Whidbey senior girls set relay school record

  • Jun 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

Embracing long after their race, the joy of a fourth-place finish in the girls 1,600-meter relay lingered for the Falcons at the state 1A track and field championship.

First Street neighbors differ over Francisco's development proposal

  • May 30, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jun 2, 2014 at 9:50AM

Grumbling over a proposed six-story, 19,000-square-foot development has Langley buzzing.

Home-grown greens hit the lunch menu at South Whidbey Schools

  • May 23, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jun 2, 2014 at 9:46AM

Students are rooting for veggies on South Whidbey, both literally and figuratively.

Maxwelton salmon vigil continues

  • May 31, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 10:49AM

A stickleback and a whole lot of Western tent caterpillars don’t count, so the total for the day was one — a single cutthroat trout fry measuring barely one-inch long.

‘Ruse’ allegedly used to elicit incriminating statements from former Coupeville deputy

  • May 31, 2014 at 10:00AM

The lawyer for former Coupeville deputy marshal Hodges Gowdey says a “ruse” was used to get his client to make self-incriminating statements.

The scripture of nature | RELIGION NOTES

  • May 31, 2014 at 8:00AM

Unity of Whidbey will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at 5671 Crawford Road. The title of the service is “The scripture of nature.” Doug Benecke returns for an exploration of the scripture of the natural world, with contributions from John Muir, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Merton, and others who inspire and lead us to worship in the cathedral of nature.

Rahman reflects on Sufism | RELIGION NOTES

  • May 31, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island will hold service at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at 20103 Highway 525, Freeland. Imam Jamal Rahman returns to share reflections on Sufism and the Eightfold Path of Buddhism. This service will include chanting in both Arabic and Hindi. Childcare and religious exploration for children will be provided.

Church celebrates members | RELIGION NOTES

  • May 30, 2014 at 6:00PM

Langley United Methodist Church will honor milestones in the lives of congregation members at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at the corner or Third Street and Anthes Avenue, Langley.

Yield, see the difference | RELIGION NOTES

  • May 30, 2014 at 4:26PM

South Whidbey Community Church, a traditional Christian fellowship, will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at Deer Lagoon Grange Hall, 5142 S. Bayview Road.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | Siphoned gas, an angry dad and a waving motorist

  • May 31, 2014 at 6:00AM

The following are 9-1-1 reports to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct. Saturday, May 10 4:18 p.m. — A caller on Highway 525 reported gas being siphoned from multiple Uhaul trucks during the night.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Profession dangers are real hazards

  • May 31, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, I currently work as an RN [registered nurse] at both a large urban medical center and our local hospital. As a nursing student in 1986, I sustained my first injury while trying to care for a mentally ill patient. What I naively thought back then was a “once-in-a-lifetime” occurrence is now commonplace in hospitals both big and small.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Property proposal OK after consideration

  • May 31, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Time and temperance have passed since the public got its first look at the Island County Fairgrounds proposal. At the time of its unveiling, some thought yea but some thought nay. Have we now studied this proposal? Have we talked to our neighbors? Have we talked to others of a different opinion? I have and have come to the conclusion that most of the proposal is very sound. This property is a cherished part of island history and the memories made here by thousands of islanders must be preserved.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Money myth behind foster parents untrue

  • May 31, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, The popular myth surrounding foster care is that foster parents are in it for the money. This myth is not a reflection of the current reality. In Washington, foster parents are reimbursed at about 50 percent of actual costs that they incur in providing for the children entrusted into their care. This rate of reimbursement falls well below the Child Welfare Act, a federal law that requires the state to provide for the necessities of foster children in exchange for federal funding of its foster care program.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Best of Whidbey launches on South End

  • May 31, 2014 at 6:00AM

Did you hear the starting pistol? The annual Best of Whidbey is underway. A true reader’s choice awards, winners proudly display their certificates won over the years in their respective businesses. You also see the official Best of Whidbey logo in advertising.

Cyclist killed crossing highway 20

  • May 31, 2014 at 6:00PM

A man died Wednesday after he was struck by an SUV on Highway 20 while trying to cross the road on a motorized bicycle. The accident occurred at 3:40 p.m. about a half-mile north of Oak Harbor city limits, said Mark Francis, public information officer for the Washington State Patrol.

Price Johnson to hold meeting at Bayview

  • May 31, 2014 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey residents will have the chance to catch up on the latest county news at a meeting with Commissioner Helen Price Johnson next week. The South End commissioner will hold an informal discussion of county issues from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 2 at the coffee shop located in the Bayview Farm and Garden Center, 2780 Marshview Ave.

Tokitae ferry to be celebrated at Clinton

  • May 31, 2014 at 2:00PM

Washington State Ferries will hold a community celebration for its newest ferry, the M/V Tokitae. This free celebration runs from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at the Clinton ferry terminal. The celebration will include speeches, a tribal ceremony, tours of the pilot house, complimentary refreshments and other forms of entertainment.

Clinton Community Council seeks member

  • May 31, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Clinton Community Council has an open position that needs to be filled. As an at-large position, it can be filled by anyone living, owning property or having a business within the Clinton postal code. The council looks at Clinton-area issues and projects with the intent to expand upon and improve community conditions.

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