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Band students return with awards from Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival | KUDOS

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 6:00AM

Students in South Whidbey High School’s jazz band program earned awards and high scores over the weekend at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho.

Fire alarm results in Langley Middle School evacuation

  • Feb 24, 2014 at 4:33PM

Reports of a possible fire at Langley Middle School resulted in a facility-wide evacuation Monday. South Whidbey Fire/EMS crews responded to the 3 p.m. incident and found "heat and smoke" in an upstairs room of the historical two-story brick building, but no fire.

Ferries holds Mukilteo terminal public hearing

  • Feb 24, 2014 at 3:00PM

People can speak their piece at a public hearing on the proposed Mukilteo Ferry Terminal from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mukilteo City Hall.

Draft marijuana ordinance released by Island County

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 7:00AM

A new ordinance regulating pot businesses restricts the appearance of the buildings and land associated with marijuana to ensure it “does not disrupt the character” of surrounding areas.

Port of South Whidbey commissioner to be appointed

  • Feb 21, 2014 at 4:00PM

Port of South Whidbey Commissioners will meet Tuesday to appoint a commissioner for District 2, Langley. The board will interview candidates and go into executive session to review the qualifications of each candidate. After the review, they will re-open the meeting to the public and appoint a new commissioner for the position previously held by Chris Jerome.

Animal interests among top concerns for Island County fairgrounds changes

  • Feb 24, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:17AM

Animal safety and comfort, failed bonds and adequate demand were among the chief worries spoken at a public presentation Tuesday about drastic changes proposed for the Island County fairgrounds.

Sheriff talks about Whidbey Island burglaries at meeting

  • Feb 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 2:47PM

Crowd expresses frustration, anger over ongoing crime in Island County.

Sheriff's Report | An injured eagle, burnt shoe and the fear of time travelers

  • Feb 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

The following items are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, south precinct.

Freeland gains two supporters for sewer plan

  • Feb 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Freeland Water and Sewer District’s latest plans for sewers in Freeland received a small but ringing endorsement last week.

After 42 years, volunteerism runs in Gary Gabelein’s veins

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 10:00AM

Whidbey Island has a strong volunteer ethic that’s fueled by an involved citizenry committed to supporting their causes, communities and neighbors.

Whidbey General Hospital | NEW ARRIVALS

  • Feb 24, 2014 at 9:00AM

Valeria Patricia Torres and Cade Michael Romano.

Last-ditch fundraiser meets South Whidbey High School band’s goal

  • Feb 23, 2014 at 9:00AM

A last-minute pass-the-hat fundraiser brought in $900 for the South Whidbey High School jazz band.

Mayor, council back four cops in Langley

  • Feb 23, 2014 at 8:00AM

Law and order, and the occasional jump start, will be doled out by four Langley police officers for the new few years.

Island Dance leaps into contemporary for combined performance

  • Feb 24, 2014 at 10:00AM

Dancers across the island are combining the energy of competition with the strength of technique for the first time in the upcoming performance INFUSION of Dance.

Whidbey General Hospital officials respond to state audit findings

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

Several employees at Whidbey General Hospital are seeing some smaller paychecks thanks to a snafu in a new payroll system.

South Whidbey Academy students try hand at grant giving

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

For a group of students at South Whidbey Academy, it’s time to give back to their community.

Early Island County transportation meetings see hiccup

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 7:00AM

The county kicked off a series of transportation-related public meetings this week, attracting residents with a wide range of priorities.

South Whidbey wrestlers ready for final fights at Mat Classic XXVI

  • Feb 21, 2014 at 4:03PM

Three South Whidbey wrestlers were guaranteed a spot in the 1A Mat Classic, the statewide wrestling tournament in Tacoma on Friday, Feb. 21.

School bell irks Langley Middle School neighbors

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 8:00AM

Neighbors of Langley Middle School gritted their teeth through a noisy night this past weekend. Brian Miller, director of facilities for the South Whidbey School District, confirmed the school’s bell system went haywire and rang uninterrupted for at least five hours.

Grant sought to expose Langley creek

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 8:00AM

Langley is looking for funding to shed some light on the long-hidden Brookhaven Creek that runs under the city and into Saratoga Passage. City leaders approved a grant application to help pay for an estimated $57,627 project that would bring about 50 feet of the creek to the surface. The grant would come from the Whidbey Island Conservation District, and the city’s mayor said Langley would only move forward with the project if it received the grant.

Island County 9-1-1 dispatch down four hours

  • Feb 23, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island County’s 9-1-1 dispatch service was down for nearly four hours last weekend. Tom Shaughnessy, director of I-COM, confirmed a “power hit” to a telephone server knocked out the dispatch center’s ability to directly take 9-1-1 calls from about 10:30 p.m. Saturday evening to about 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

Langley man wanted for suspected child rape

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 8:00AM

A 23-year-old Langley man accused of child rape is wanted on a $300,000 arrest warrant, court documents state.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Jazz Band exceeded fundraiser goal

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, Langley Middle School Jazz Band would like to say thank you to all the businesses and individuals who purchased tulips or made donations to help us attend the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho. We were able to exceed our goal and sold 838 tulips this year. We appreciate the support of our wonderful community and hope everyone enjoys their tulips.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Karla Jacks is the right person for District 3

  • Feb 24, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, Our good friend and longtime Camano Island resident Karla Jacks is running this year for the Island County Commissioner District No. 3 position representing Camano Island and North Whidbey.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Langley murder is no mystery to me

  • Feb 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

So, word is a murderer is loose in Langley? Well, well, well, I just happen to have a list of suspects, all of whom have been hiding right under my nose for months. That’s right, the villain is clearly an employee of the South Whidbey Record.

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