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Writers convene for 16th annual Whidbey Island conference

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 4:00PM

From his room in a hospice care facility, Joe Rantz related his tale — a story rife with the turmoil of abandonment and The Great Depression and a story glistening with the gold-medal victory of his 1936 Olympic rowing team’s win against aristocrats and the Nazi state.

Attendance, accuracy top issues in treasurer’s race

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 6:00AM

Attendance and accuracy seem to be the top two issues for former co-workers and Island County treasurer candidates Wanda Grone and Ana Maria Nuñez.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Arts Alive event was awesome

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, Kudos to Langley, the Langley Main Street Association and especially Rene Neff and Colin Campbell.

Oak Harbor mayor, transit board spar at tense meeting

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 8:00AM

The leadership of Island Transit continued down a bumpy road this week. The embattled board of directors held a special meeting Wednesday to discuss a leadership transition after Executive Director Martha Rose quit last Friday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Sign vandals won’t hinder free speech

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, What is wrong with people these days? What happened to free speech? Why is it that vandals tore down all the Democratic candidate signs nailed to my fence?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Clinton picnic was a community success

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, Reporter Ben Watanabe got it right when he quoted one of us saying at Clinton’s First Annual Town Picnic that “we went through 120 hamburgers in a hurry.” Yes, those lamb burgers went fast but that was besides the pulled pork, beef burgers and dozens of hotdogs that went atop another 150 plates. We, the planning committee, know all too well these details because, alas, we did run out of food, but not before serving about 270 folks.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Turkey to South End, the big world seemed small

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, Many of us on South Whidbey happily gave financial support to send our Atlantis ROV team on their successful trip abroad this summer. We, for example, donated a Turkish rug for the fundraiser.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Martha Rose was lynched by McCarthyism mob

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, Yesterday I witnessed a vigilante mob lynch an outstanding public servant.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Police are a scapegoat for frustration, fear

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 8:00AM

Cops and robbers, drugs and burglaries — it’s what everyone’s talking about. Or more precisely, it’s what everyone has been talking about, and not just over the past few months but for more than a year.

KUDOS | More than $26,000 distributed to local charities

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 12:00PM

More than $26,000 was distributed to Whidbey charities on Sept. 21 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland.

Early budget restores jobs, seeks technology upgrades

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 2:00PM

Island County’s early budget draft aims to restore a number of positions and pushes to upgrade technologies. A public hearing for the budget draft has been set for 6 p.m. Oct. 6.

NOTABLE | Jay W. Jacobs pens courtroom drama “The Widow Wave”

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 10:00AM

Coupeville resident Jay W. Jacobs recently penned a new novel, “The Widow Wave: A True Courtroom Drama of Tragedy at Sea” about The Aloha, a sport fishing boat, which vanished in the Pacific Ocean off of the coast of San Francisco.

NOTABLE | Greenbank author debuts first YA novel, ‘Night Plague’

  • Sep 26, 2014 at 6:00PM

Andrea Rieck, a 24-year-old resident of Greenbank and alumnus of South Whidbey Academy, recently published her first novel, “Night Plague.”

Commissioners approve fish, wildlife update for Island County

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 25, 2014 at 9:17AM

No one is happy with fish and wildlife protection regulations approved Monday, but Island County commissioners are saying it’s a place to start.

Attentive neighbor rescues South Whidbey man squashed by stone

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Sep 24, 2014 at 10:26AM

A Clinton man considers himself lucky to be alive after being crushed by 400-pound granite slab.

SLIDESHOW | Volleyball teams from South Whidbey place 2nd, 4th at own tournament

  • Sep 25, 2014 at 9:00AM

South Whidbey's varsity volleyball team finished in second place at its namesake invitational tournament Sept. 20 out of a field of 16 teams. The Falcon junior varsity girls placed fourth overall.

SLIDESHOW | Cross country takes over South Whidbey High School for annual invite race

  • Sep 25, 2014 at 7:00AM

A total of 37 cross country teams flocked to South Whidbey High School's Waterman Field on Sept. 20 for the annual South Whidbey Invitational 5K race.

There can be only one Mr. South Whidbey

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

The ninth annual Mr. South Whidbey pageant will contain all of the traditional elements such as Q&A and talent presentations, though as usual, contestants such as Gilbert may have their own surprises planned. The pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Freeland Hall. Tickets cost $25 and may be purchased at Moonraker Books in Langley or Paint Escape in Freeland.

South Whidbey sheriff's report | Fights with mom, seeing a wanted criminal, and text threats

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 8:00AM

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

Sheriff to lift burn ban in Island County

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County Sheriff Mark Brown provided yet another sign that summer is over this week.

Island County approves contested Langley rural event center

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 4:00PM

Island County commissioners approved Monday the permit for a rural event center issued to the Whidbey Wayfarer Farm in Langley.

Tax revenues forecast better budget year for Island County

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 2:00PM

As Island County enters its annual budget cycle, preliminary numbers show rebounding tax figures.

Oregon State horticulture study brings color, life to Langley streets

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Langley Library has a new garden courtesy of one botanically inclined summer intern, Emily Martin.

Dozens turn out for free fishing, gear at HUB class in Freeland

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 8:00AM

Turns out children on South Whidbey can be persuaded to abandon screens for the great outdoors given the 59 children who took part in free fishing lessons and gear this past weekend.

AAUW sends three Whidbey girls to Tech Trek

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 12:00PM

Three eighth-grade girls recently visited with the Whidbey Island branch of the American Association of University Women, to share what they learned at a recent Tech Trek camp.

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