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Former Freeland banker gets year in prison

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 7:00AM

A former manager at the Freeland branch of Whidbey Island Bank who embezzled from a cash drawer was sentenced to prison Friday.

South Whidbey school directors stick to existing roles

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 8:00AM

The South Whidbey School District board of directors voted last week to maintain their respective positions.

Whidbey hospital clinics among the best along I-5

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 8:00AM

Whidbey General Hospital clinics have been ranked among the top three along the Interstate 5 corridor, with Seattle and Bellingham clinics.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | The funicular for Langley deserves exploration

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, When I first learned of the Langley funicular, I did not support the concept. However, after considering the varied opinions, I am now positive on the idea and further exploration of the plan.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Michael Morgen directed a great WCT production

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, “Diary of Anne Frank” at the Whidbey Children’s Theater is an amazing production.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | WICA’s ‘Wizards of Weepy Isle’ was truly amazing

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, Combining a glorious display of her art works with an intellectually and emotionally inspiring play, Piper Reva produced a truly amazing evening show with “Wizards of Weepy Isle.”

EDITORIAL | What The Record wants for Christmas

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 10:00AM

Holding to newfound tradition, the crew from the South Whidbey Record is giving readers a peek into our souls with the publishing of our personal Christmas lists. Without further ado, here they are.

South Whidbey wrestling team wins head-to-heads, loses to forfeits

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 8:00AM

South Whidbey wrestling had the grapplers, but lacked the numbers to defeat Archbishop Murphy in a dual meet Thursday night in Everett.

Tree thinning important for forest health, logger says

  • Dec 23, 2014 at 8:00PM

The crunch and crack of trees being felled and cleared echoed through the chilly, wet air of the Trillium Woods on Friday morning. About 20 people donned boots to traipse through a section of the Freeland forest’s 654 acres as part of a tour to see how the Whidbey Camano Land Trust manages the land. Led by Mike Janicki, owner of Janicki Logging & Construction which was brought in to “thin” the woods, the visitors asked about the practice of selecting trees for thinning, reflected on the property’s history and pondered its future.

South Whidbey Elementary PTA raises over $400 with annual Holiday Market

  • Dec 23, 2014 at 7:00PM

South Whidbey Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Association raised just over $400 during its second annual Holiday Market Dec. 13. The bazaar-style market featured handmade local goods from 24 vendors, most of whom reside on Whidbey.


  • Dec 24, 2014 at 11:00AM

The following is a segment of a story taken from the front page of the Whidbey Island Record 50 years ago, Thursday, Dec. 24, 1964.


  • Dec 24, 2014 at 11:00AM

The following is a segment of a story taken from the front page of the Whidbey Island Record 50 years ago, Thursday, Dec. 24, 1964.

South Whidbey kids chat about Christmas

  • Dec 24, 2014 at 1:00PM

The Record spoke with first graders at South Whidbey Elementary about Santa, the North Pole and Christmas morning rituals.

Icy streets lead to frosty merchants

  • Dec 23, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Thanksgiving weekend deep freeze led to icy roads and even more frigid feelings held by some Langley business owners. During the last regular Langley City Council meeting of the year, business owners Dan Haldeman and Kim Teller voiced their displeasure over the icy road conditions that lingered for days.

NOTABLE | Animal Hospital by the Sea to match all donations through end of 2014

  • Dec 22, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Animal Hospital by the Sea in Langley will match all donations up to $5,000 for patients in need this holiday season. The fundraising campaign begins today and goes through the end of the year.

State to reopen Holmes Harbor for short shellfish season

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Dec 21, 2014 at 9:37AM

Clammers will hit Holmes Harbor for the first time in nine years this spring, but their digging delight will be short lived.

Inslee releases budget, challenges lawmakers to do better

  • Dec 19, 2014 at 8:00PM

With opposition to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed 2015-17 biennial budget coming from both sides of the aisle, the state’s top executive says it’s up to the Legislature to provide a better alternative. Inslee revealed his budget this week in separate portions, ending with his revenue strategy on Thursday. Staff members from Sound Publishing met later that day in Bellevue to discuss the budget with the governor.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Funicular is a researched and positive project

  • Dec 19, 2014 at 6:16PM

Editor, This letter is in response to two letters to the editor published Dec. 9 opposing the Langley funicular, which were responding to Eric Levine’s published viewpoint the week before.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | District District 2 can avoid problems ahead

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, For the past six years we have struggled in Diking District 1 to answer the same issues facing Diking District 2. We have learned: Diking Districts are “benefit assessment districts” and can only assess for benefits received.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Putney Woods travelers should exercise caution

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, Putney Woods has been devastated by the latest wind storm and is very dangerous. The Back County Horsemen put together a work party to clear downed trees, but people should be aware of widow-makers, limbs and precarious leaning trees.

SLIDESHOW | Fourth-quarter mistakes too much for Falcon boys to overcome

  • Dec 21, 2014 at 9:00AM

Granite Falls rallied from a 10-point deficit to defeat the South Whidbey boys basketball team 58-55 in Langley on Dec. 16.

EDITORIAL | Reopening of Holmes Harbor is a victory

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

For eight long years, Holmes Harbor has lived under a stain of poor water quality. With red signs on the beach warning people away, favorite pastimes became distant memories. But, at long last, the waters are finally clearing and state and local officials are preparing to reopen the beach for shellfish harvesting this spring.

No injuries from Oak Harbor drive-by shooting

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

Nobody was injured when someone fired a handgun into an Oak Harbor home and nearby vehicles this past week, according to the Oak Harbor Police Department. The Tuesday incident was the third drive-by house shooting on North Whidbey since April, but investigators don’t know if any of them are linked or what the motive might be.

Langley City Council receives pins of excellence

  • Dec 20, 2014 at 2:00PM

Mayor Fred McCarthy awarded five pins of excellence to city council members at their meeting Dec. 15. Instituted by McCarthy earlier this year, the pins are given to people for distinguished service or merit in Langley. To date, 30 have been awarded, with the five given to the council numbering 31-35.

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