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Horse accident claims HOPE volunteer

  • May 20, 2016 at 4:00PM updated May 21, 2016 at 10:54AM

A Sunlight Beach man and equestrian group volunteer was killed in a horse accident at the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley this week. According to the Island County Coroner’s Office, Marshall MacElveen was in a trailer with three horses just before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday when he was fatally injured by one of the animals. He was 61.

SWHS scores big at state competition

  • May 20, 2016 at 6:00PM

Four math teams from South Whidbey High School recently competed in the Washington State High School Math Contest, finishing second, third, sixth and ninth in the Topical Problem Division. South Whidbey was among 32 state-qualifying teams in Division II.

Future schools planning meeting draws inquiries by community

  • May 21, 2016 at 6:00AM

Some questions will have easy, factual answers. Others will take several months to answer.

Island dancers train with stars

  • May 21, 2016 at 10:00AM

Music flooded South Whidbey High School as Island Dance students twirled and leaped under the tutelage of two internationally renowned dance stars this past weekend. During the two-day workshop, Joy Spears and Barry Youngblood taught contemporary dance classes to 30 dancers ranging from ages 8 to 18. Spears was one of 10 top female dance competitors on the second season of the hit Fox television show, “So You Think You Can Dance,” and has performed with Lady Christina, Britney Spears, Will.i.am and many other entertainers.

Defibrillators to be installed on South Whidbey

  • May 20, 2016 at 6:00PM

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District, Whidbey General Hospital and Rotary Club of Whidbey Westside are working together to install three automated external defibrillators on South Whidbey.

Workshop on Island County comprehensive plan set

  • May 20, 2016 at 4:19PM

The Board of Island County Commissioners and the Island County Planning Commission are holding a joint workshop on the comprehensive plan update from 1-4:30 p.m. May 23 in the county commissioners’ meeting room at 1 6th St. NE in Coupeville.

Freeland subarea plan up for review

  • May 21, 2016 at 6:00PM

Preliminary working drafts of Freeland’s subarea plan have been posted for review and comment at http://islandcounty2036.org/resources/freeland-subarea-plan/. The subarea plan was last updated in 2011.

South Whidbey crabbing spots available

  • May 21, 2016 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey Harbor officials have announced the availability of crabbing spots on “D” and “E” docks at the marina in Langley.

Fireworks ban moves closer to completion

  • May 21, 2016 at 2:00PM

Island County continues to inch toward creating an ordinance that would ban fireworks in unincorporated areas under dry conditions.

Coupeville man pioneers art of bonsai tree construction

  • May 21, 2016 at 12:00PM

As the finest silk flowers are to real blooms, so John Antonia’s “preserved trees” are to the living, miniature potted trees that comprise the ancient Japanese art of bonsai. More than 20 years ago, the 69-year-old Coupeville man and his brother, Paul, 60, pioneered the practice of attaching preserved evergreen foliage to weathered wood found high on Montana mountainsides, John said during a recent visit.

Girls tennis vying for state berths

  • May 21, 2016 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey girls tennis played in the 1A bi-district tournament May 20 at Amy Yee Tennis Center after The Record’s deadline.

Boys soccer upended by Seattle Academy

  • May 21, 2016 at 6:00PM

South Whidbey boys soccer was defeated by Seattle Academy 5-0 in the loser-out round of the 1A Bi-District tournament May 10.

Baseball’s playoff run shot down

  • May 20, 2016 at 4:14PM

South Whidbey baseball’s hopes of improving upon its second place finish at the 2015 class 1A state championships were shot down May 14.

Softball defeated in first round of district tourney

  • May 21, 2016 at 6:00PM

South Whidbey softball was defeated 3-1 by Nooksack Valley in the first round of the 1A District 1 tournament May 19.

Five qualify for girls, boys golf state championships | FALCON GOLF

  • May 21, 2016 at 4:00PM

It was the kind of shot South Whidbey junior boys golfer Ian Saunsaucie hoped for all season. And it earned him a berth to the class 1A state championships.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Overgrown yard no more, thanks to work by ICA

  • May 21, 2016 at 2:00PM

Kudos to Island Christian Academy! After inquiring about help for my overgrown yard, Director Brenda Chittim came to my home and looked at my very horsetail infested, weedy yard.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Climate change real, action is still needed

  • May 21, 2016 at 12:00PM

Nearly three dozen South Whidbey folks joined 1,000 others at the Break Free from Fossil Fuel demonstration at Tesoro and Shell refineries in Anacortes to send a message: climate change is real and we need to make a clean energy transition now. Here are some of our lessons:

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Schwarzenegger, Donald Trump side by side?

  • May 21, 2016 at 10:00AM

I haven’t made up my mind about Donald Trump yet. Part of me says, “How can this be happening?” The other part realizes he is just stating what I, and many people, are thinking at some level, just not as crudely.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Advertising achievements could help SW’s image

  • May 21, 2016 at 8:00AM

I’d like to “enthusiastically solicit your input….” But please, before you get to contribute, sit down and listen to me for two hours while I paint a picture of how horrible things are, and while I preach the same doom and gloom rhetoric that has been our refrain for over a decade now.

Editorial | Property crime: more needs to be done

  • May 21, 2016 at 6:00AM

Property crime on South Whidbey is not a new topic, so it’s no surprise that nearly 100 people turned out for the Island County Sheriff’s Office’s neighborhood watch meeting Thursday.

Spate of clearcuts on the horizon: Permits OK’d for 90 acres, pending for another 44

  • May 18, 2016 at 6:00AM updated May 20, 2016 at 7:47AM

An influx of clearcuts is coming to Whidbey Island, according to recent Department of Natural Resources decisions analyzed by a local environmental-protection group.

Island County yields largest presidential primary turnout in state

  • May 18, 2016 at 12:00PM updated May 19, 2016 at 4:31PM

There’s keen interest in the May 24 presidential primary election among Island County voters, even though the results are unlikely to affect the race.

Monsanto protestors plan Saturday demonstration in Bayview

  • May 19, 2016 at 3:23PM

The Annual March Against Monsanto will buzz its way onto South Whidbey Saturday. Members of the Whidbey Island Beekeepers Association (Whidbees) and South Whidbey Tilth, many dressed as bees, will assemble Saturday to participate in an event organizers have dubbed the Swarm Against Monsanto.

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