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RELIGION NOTES | SWCC considers ministry

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 2:00PM

Good people have been involved in carrying on the ministry began by Jesus Christ. Pastor Darrell Wenzek’s sermon at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, Aug. 24 highlights one of these people with the sermon title, “The Ministry of a Good Man.”

Dirlam | New arrival

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 2:00PM

Dirlam Johnathon Michael Lee Dirlam, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, was born Aug. 8, 2014. He is the son of Michael Dirlam and Ashley Soderstrom of Langley.

Wilkie | New arrival

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 12:00PM

Wilkie Andrew Kolton Wilkie was born to parents Erin and Timothy of Freeland on July 3, 2014, at the Greenbank Birth Center. Andrew’s siblings are Jacob, Isaiah, Elizabeth, Gabrielle, Livia and Elias. Andrew weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21.5 inches long at the time of birth. Andrew’s maternal grandparents are Laurel Ekorenrud and James Anderson. His paternal grandparents are Mary Ruiz and Paul Wilkie. The family would like to thank friends and family members who have helped them to find a new balance in their family. Midwives Cynthia Jaffe and Jenna Weigner attended the birth.

RELIGION NOTES | Unity embraces the unknown

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 12:00PM

Rev. Joanna Gabriel will explore how conscious beings come to understand that they discover their true selves by meeting life head-on at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, Unity of Whidbey, 5671 Crawford Road.

Crouch | New arrival

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

Crouch Aurielle Faye Crouch was born to parents Karla (Gilbert) Crouch and Michael Crouch of Edmonds on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 8:25 a.m. at the Swedish Edmonds Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long at the time of birth. Her grandparents are Liz and Bruce Crouch of Freeland and Sandy and Bill Gilbert of Coupeville.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Treasurer thankful for citizens’ support

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, I would like take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Island County who voted for me in the primary election to retain my seat as Island County treasurer. I am humbled by the trust and support given to me by the citizens of Whidbey and Camano Islands. I do not and will not ever take my position as the Island County treasurer lightly. This is a position of trust and the citizens have shown their trust in me by casting the largest amount of votes out of the three opponents in this race in my name. I pledge to never let you down.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Naked appreciation for write-in election coverage

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, This is a letter to Reporter Jessie Stensland: Thank you for introducing me to my public and securing me my 15 minutes of fame, or is it notoriety? Too bad all the write-ins didn’t pal up, one of us could have been a contender

Unitarian Universalists to offer sexuality education program

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Freeland will host a nine-month sexuality education program for seventh, eighth and ninth-grade students starting next month.

Fraudulent divorcee sentenced for forgery in Island County

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 4:00PM

A man who forged signatures so he could divorce his wife and marry his girlfriend was sentenced this week, according to court documents.

South Whidbey fall sports start Monday

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey High School athletics return to action in full Monday.

Falcon football takes flight under Tormey

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 6:00PM

The first days of South Whidbey Falcon football under new coach Chris Tormey are in the books.

One angler’s silver-catching playbook

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 8:00AM

Strolling along the Possession Beach Waterfront Park in Clinton on Thursday, James Hauser holds a 5-pound silver (coho) salmon he caught from shore.

Whidbey Island Area Fair 4-H exhibitors

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 4:00PM

Results from the Whidbey Island Area Fair 4-H competitions and exhibits.

Mini burglar hits Neil’s Clover Patch

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 2:11PM

Neil’s Clover Patch Cafe became the latest victim in a string of commercial burglaries on South Whidbey this past weekend.

Langley's first Second Street feast set for Thursday

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

In what organizers hope will become an annual affair, an event dubbed the Second Street Community Feast will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in Langley. Bring a potluck dish to feed three, and join with friends and community for dinner in the central plaza, everything else is provided.

No guts, no glory at Langley’s Soup Box Derby

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 2:34PM

Whidbey Island Winery barrels into Soup Box title.

SLIDESHOW | 2014 Soup Box Derby in Langley

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 8:00AM

It was quite a scene in Langley on Aug. 17 as people prepared and actually participated in the sort-of annual Soup Box Derby, a collection of junkers and clunkers and some serious race cars for a downhill race.

SLIDESHOW | 18th annual Whidbey Island Triathlon

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00PM

Shots from the 18th annual Whidbey Island Triathlon, a 23.8-mile swim-bike-run race that takes racers from Goss Lake through the Bayview/Langley area and into Community Park, held on Saturday, Aug. 16.

Whidbey Island Triathlon newcomer makes a splash

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 4:00PM

The winner at the Whidbey Triathlon is a regular at the South End’s swim-bike-run race now in its 18th year.

From soaring to fluttering, flight helps ID birds | WHIDBEY BIRDING

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

While having coffee with a friend recently, she suggested, “Why don’t you write about bird flight. I’d like to know what those birds are that make a wave pattern as they fly through my garden.”

Genealogical Society of South Whidbey seeks the roots of family trees

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 4:00PM

The a convicted murderer is in the family isn’t exactly what Langley residents Graham and Jackie Johnson hoped to discover when they began researching a bit of family history.

Angi Mozer tapped as interim executive director for Port of South Whidbey

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 4:00PM

Angi Mozer, Port of South Whidbey’s finance director, has a new baby and a new job. Fresh off maternity leave, Mozer was appointed as the interim executive director at a port commissioners meeting Aug. 12 — one day after she returned to work.

Vocal group SlapHappy celebrates 10 years of humor on Whidbey

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

SlapHappy isn’t a typical a cappella group. The band, which is composed of Matt Bell, Mark Arand, Gabe Harshman and Cameron Gray, has been performing their signature act, which Bell describes as “30 percent funny, 30 percent cool and 30 percent pretty,” for 10 years.

Nudist sheriff hopeful won’t be on November ballot

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

Nudist Democrat David Olinger, who ran as a write-in candidate for Island County Sheriff, won’t be going on to the general election.

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