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Prosecutor Banks scolded by county commissioners

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 2:00PM

Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks was roundly scolded Wednesday by commissioners for requesting additional money after the budget was adopted last month.

Langley baker nourishes community spirit

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 8:00AM

By 2 a.m., when the majority of South Whidbey residents remain nestled snugly in their beds, Langley baker Kelly Baugh is already hard at work. The Clinton resident and single mother of five said she had always dreamt of a place in which she could fulfill the age-old profession of village baker.

Employee burnout final pain in 2015 South Whidbey Fire budget

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 8:00AM

The sixth time was the charm for the South Whidbey Fire/EMS 2015 budget.

Island County considers new air park road

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 4:00PM

Hoping to bolster and improve access to Whidbey Air Park, Island County is looking at building one of its first new roads in decades on the South End.

Trio Cascadia to perform at Unitarian Universalist Congregation

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Nov 13, 2014 at 9:54AM

For Nola Allen, the natural beauty of Whidbey Island has afforded her an abundance of colorful inspiration, both as a professional pianist and watercolor artist.

Remembering the fallen: South Whidbey pays homage on Veterans Day

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 3:26PM

Strong gusts of wind and bitterly cold temperatures helped mark the somber attitude at the Bayview Cemetery Veterans Day memorial on Tuesday.

New airport road options discussed today

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 2:43PM

Island County is planning to build a new road to Whidbey Air Park on South Whidbey and wants the public's help to decide where it starts. An open house on the effort, which includes up to seven possible routes, is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Deer Lagoon Grange, 5142 Bayview Road. Each route is being evaluated to determine its feasibility.

Clinton Chamber to hold potluck tonight

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 2:20PM

The Clinton Chamber of Commerce will hold a potluck dinner tonight to discuss the organization's future direction and its mission.

EDITORIAL | An old man at heart? It’s quite possible

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 2:16PM

A colleague recently told me I’m “an old man at heart.” I remember thinking that I was “gruff” maybe, perhaps even “brusque” at times, but an old man?

Island County awards lodging tax funds

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Island chambers of commerce top the list of recipients for the county’s $220,000 share of lodging tax for 2015. The Island County commissioners approved the recommendations of the county’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee at Monday’s regular meeting.

South Whidbey drug-related arrests made, sheriff says

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island police have made eight relevant arrests in recent weeks, announced Island County Sheriff Mark Brown during a meeting in Langley this week concerning rising drug use on South Whidbey. About 30 people attended the gathering, which was held at South Whidbey High School and organized by Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson. Clinical psychologist and drug treatment specialist Steve Freng was the featured speaker.

South Whidbey boys cross country team takes ninth at state meet

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

Led by seniors Cole Zink and Anders Bergquist, the South Whidbey boys cross country team placed ninth at the state 1A championship Saturday.

2015 Port of South Whidbey budget should end in black

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 4:00PM

Port of South Whidbey officials expect to break even next year. The commissioners will hold a public hearing today, Wednesday Nov. 12, on the 2015 budget during the board’s regular monthly meeting. Although usually held Tuesdays, the meeting was rescheduled due to Veterans Day and begins at 7 p.m. at the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation Building, 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley.

Island Consort launches new season

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

Whidbey’s early music ensemble, Island Consort, will launch its second season with a concert featuring Henry Purcell’s “Welcome to all the Pleasures.”

Hadden selected for school board seat

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 4:00PM

Julie Hadden has been appointed to the South Whidbey School District Board of Directors. At a special meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the South Whidbey Elementary School community room, the school board voted unanimously to elect Hadden as the new district 2 board member.

‘Wind in the Willows’ opens 2014-15 Children’s Theater season

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

Whidbey Children’s Theater will open its 2014-15 season with a production of “The Wind in the Willows.”

Audubon speaker to reveal Whidbey woodpeckers

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

The woodpecker is the quintessential bird of the forest. Because the five woodpecker species on Whidbey Island don’t migrate much, they can be seen in the forests year around. The woodpecker’s role is vital for a healthy and diverse forest environment, according to a recent Whidbey Audubon Society news release.

Fair group ranks swell with new guard

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Island County Fair Association is growing and has new, yet familiar leadership. Jason Kalk, a longtime fair association and fair board member, was voted in as the president of the eight-director board recently. He succeeds Diane Divelbess, who was the fair association president for eight years.


  • Nov 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

The following are segments of stories from the Thursday Nov. 12, 1964 edition of the Whidbey Island Record, now the South Whidbey Record.

Langley Library hosts reading of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas’ works

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Langley Library will host a reading of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas’ works in celebration of his centennial year. The reading will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14.

KUDOS | SWHS alumna makes all-academic team

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

Nora Felt, a 2013 South Whidbey High School graduate and sophomore at Luther College in Iowa, made the Iowa Conference Fall All-Academic Team.

‘Return of the River’ screens in Langley

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

South Whidbey residents Drew Kampion and Ben Thomas will present an afternoon showing of “Return of the River” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 at The Clyde theater in Langley.

Wedding tour ties knot between vendors, patrons

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 12:00PM

A wedding planner, photographer, florist and a host of other industry vendors and support businesses will have some extra work this winter thanks to the second annual Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour this past weekend.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Island Transit provided excellent service

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, I’m so sorry to read about the problems Island Transit is experiencing. Island Transit provides a wonderful service to our community.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Dudley is right, transit board should step down

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, With respect, this transit user disagrees with your Nov. 1 editorial, “Island Transit board should remain” and would like to explain why.

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