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Langley girl takes 12th place at national track race

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 10:00AM

Elizabeth Donnelly got a taste of the limelight in Houston, Texas this past week at the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Championships.

50 years ago this week

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 12:00PM

The following are segments of stories in the Thursday, July 30, 1964 edition of the Whidbey Island Record, now the South Whidbey Record.

Whidbey authors promote orca preservation with books

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 4:00PM

Whidbey authors K.S. Robinson and Sandra Pollard may not be two birds of a feather, but they could certainly be called two whales in a pod. Robinson, a children’s book author and former school teacher and Pollard, non-fiction author and certified marine naturalist, have distinctly different writing styles, but they share a common goal: to preserve and protect the Southern resident orca population that calls the Salish Sea its home.

Women learn salmon angling at free class with fishing master

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 4:00PM

Salmon of Whidbey Island, beware. Two dozen women anglers learned the basics and some more refined skills about salmon fishing from shore on Sunday.

Land trust stewards, volunteers hit Whidbey beaches for garbage pick up

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 12:00PM

Volunteers from the Whidbey Camano Land Trust cleaned the Libbey Beach tidelands at a recent beach clean-up work party.

Land Trust invites community to celebrate 30th anniversary

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust will turn 30 this month and the community is invited to a anniversary celebration.

State to audit transit books

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Financial experts at the Washington State Auditor’s Office will be going through books at Island Transit in the next couple of weeks to figure out what went wrong, according to the spokesman for the agency.

County building permit wait times on decline

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 6:00PM

Numbers released by the Island County Planning Department indicate that wait times for building permits are decreasing for some — but not all — projects.

MAYOR'S BEAT | ‘Crossing the Bar’ — Losing Schell was losing a mentor, friend

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 6:00PM

By FRED MCCARTHY Mayor of Langley This past week the City of Langley lost a passionate advocate for community development, the arts community lost one of its foremost cheerleaders and one of its most generous benefactors, and his lovely wife lost her life companion. Many of us feel like we lost a mentor and friend with the passing of Paul Schell.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Vote Karla Jacks for commissioner

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, I pray that people will research who they are voting [for] for Island County Commissioner District 3. If you look at Karla Jacks, you will see she is the obvious choice.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Bluff Sound Off on shaky foundation

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Editor, The July 26 “Sound Off” by Kathleen Waters alleges the City of Langley is not making proper use of $500,000 in Island County grant funds, originally allocated to a Wharf Street upgrade request eight years ago. Unfortunately, the article has several inaccurate assertions that need to be corrected:

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Sewer district’s parking lawsuit is irresponsible

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, I am compelled to respond to Stan Walker’s letter to the editor. What should have been a relatively simple matter to resolve has escalated based on actions by Mr. Walker, president of the Holmes Harbor Sewer District.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Shame on you for casting Rose under the bus

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, First let me just say, “Shame, shame on you editor of the South Whidbey Record!” I assume that’s who wrote the unsigned editorial in Wednesday’s paper throwing Martha Rose under the bus.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Incumbent is the right candidate for the job

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, Thanks to the League of Women Voters, I was able to watch and listen to the debate between contenders for the office of Island County Treasurer. The incumbent, Treasurer Ana Maria Nuñez, gave specific and detailed answers to the questions asked of her, demonstrating a high level of competency and dedication.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Demand accountability before things go wrong

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 12:00PM

Each and every one of us bears some responsibility for the financial calamity that has befallen Island Transit. There are critics of IT who’ve remarked to me that they saw this disaster coming for years, like a train wreck happening in slow motion.

WICA seeks youth auditions for ‘A Christmas Story’

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 2:00PM

WICA will host auditions for all children’s roles for the December 2014 production of “A Christmas Story,” by Jean Shepherd and adapted by Philip Grecian. Auditions will be held at 4 p.m. August 7-8 and August 18-19, and are by appointment only. To schedule a time, call Deana Duncan at (360)-221-8276 or email

Orca Network to remember Penn Cove roundup with ceremony

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 12:00PM

Orca Network will honor the 44th anniversary of Lolita the orca’s capture from Penn Cove with several events. To be held Friday, Aug. 8, they are being put on in memory of nearly 40 Southern Resident orcas captured in Washington, the 13 orcas killed during the roundups and in honor of Lolita, according to a news release. Also known as Tokitae, Lolita is currently owned by Miami Seaquarium and is the last living orca from the captures.

Thrift stores to host Whidbey Island Treasure Hunt

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 10:00AM

Any frequent thrift shopper knows the thrill of discovering a hidden treasure among heaps of discarded curtains, sweaters and VHS tapes. Whidbey Island non-profit thrift stores are banding together for the first annual Whidbey Island Treasure Hunt Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9 to raise money for their respective organizations and granting thrifty shoppers a chance to have some fun and discover oddities, antiques, collectibles and simple good deals.

Propulsion issue temporarily stops Tokitae ferry service

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Tokitae was out of service for nearly two hours Wednesday afternoon because of a possible propulsion system response problem. According to Marta Coursey, spokeswoman for Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division, the ship’s master operating the state’s newest ferry had a concern about the propulsion system as the vessel approached the dock in Clinton. It went through some quick troubleshooting just off shore near the Clinton terminal and returned to service with the 4 p.m. sailing from Clinton to Mukilteo.

Langley ethics board seeks members

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Langley’s new Ethics Training and Advisory Board needs people to prepare the city’s employees. The board handles ethics orientation for elected officials, employees and consultants. It also may advise the city based on its code of ethics, a document created over the course of 2013 and approved earlier this year by the Langley City Council. Complaints may be reviewed by the ethics board, which would in turn make a recommendation to the mayor or council.

Trillium Forest gets ADA funding

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County has received unexpected funding for Trillium Community Forest for Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility. “It’s unexpected good news,” Public Works Director Bill Oakes said.

Whidbey sailor hospitalized after 3,200 pullups

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 4:00PM

At about pullup number 2,100 this past Saturday, Navy Petty Officer Michael McCastle began to experience muscle tears in his forearms and capillaries were bursting on his skin. He decided then to do 1,000 more.

China City owner expands island business with Mill Creek location

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jul 31, 2014 at 10:19AM

Jack Ng started in the restaurant business as a dishwasher. Today, he’s the owner of China City’s two Whidbey Island locations in Freeland and Oak Harbor, and opened an off-island location in Mill Creek in July.

Langley cop’s ‘arch nemesis’ accused of pooch trafficking

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 12:28PM

A 23-year-old homeless man who recently led South Whidbey cops on a foot chase through Langley may end up behind bars in a state prison for trying to sell a poodle that belonged to someone else, court documents allege.

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