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Off the Record

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:48PM

'Twas the night before something big.

South Whidbey still cleaning up after storm

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:48PM

"After the big winds on Friday and Saturday, South Whidbey residents took a look around them. Among the casualties was this 1930s-era cottage on Saratoga Road near Baby Island, destroyed when a tree measuring more than four feet in diameter fell on it. "

Free or low-cost health insurance available for Whidbey Island kids

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:48PM

Many families on Whidbey qualify for free or low-cost health insurance for infants through teenagers. The programs are flexible and cover kids in many types of households.

Fuel spill draws cleanup response

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:48PM

"A woman who was apparently confused with the operation of a diesel pump accidentally spilled more than two gallons of the fuel on the ground at a Freeland gas station Thursday afternoon, Dec. 14. "

Find-it! Consumer

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:48PM

'One-click' consumer information

'One-click' consumer information on state Web site

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:48PM

"Consumer information is just a mouse-click away on a new state Web site. Governor Gary Locke and State Librarian Nancy Zussy launched the new Find-It! Consumer Web site, a search engine for information about consumer safety and consumer protection, during a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. "

County will take growth board issues to court

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:48PM

"After years of lengthy hearings, piles of paperwork, a few hard-fought compromises and plenty of spirited rhetoric, Island County officials and members of the Whidbey Environmental Action Network are taking some of their ongoing battles over growth and land use to the next highest level. "

Whidbey Recipes

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:48PM

"Here's to you and your wassail, too...... "

"Windstorm zaps power, drops trees all over Whidbey"

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:48PM

"Gusts blowing as hard as 70 mph plunged Whidbey Island and much of the North Puget Sound region into darkness Thursday night and Friday morning, returning on Saturday for another, though less fierce, blow that darkened homes again. "

Soccer parents worried about space on new fields

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:48PM

"In a discussion that sparked angry words from both soccer and Little League baseball parents, the South Whidbey Parks commissioners tried to reassure both groups that there will be no cuts in field space during the next year as the district finishes building three new soccer fields on property adjacent to Langley Road. "

More flu shots offered this week

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:48PM

Island County Health Department has scheduled two more flu shot clinics this week and next.

Plans moving on Freeland fire station

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:48PM

"Having abandoned plans to move their headquarters to Freeland, Fire Protection District 3's commissioner and chief say there will be a new fire station in Freeland by early 2002. "

Girls win overtime thriller

  • Dec 19, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 12:48PM

"Buoyed by 29 total points scored by junior Hilary Wick and senior Melissa Poolman, the South Whidbey High School girls basketball team lived to fight and beat the Blaine Borderites in a 5-minute overtime period Wednesday night, Dec. 13. "

Army Corps evidence closes out Exxon hearing

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:47PM

"Attorneys for the A-OOK development group and People for Reasonable and Organized Urban Development (PROUD) made the last of their arguments Dec. 17 on a proposed Freeland Exxon gas station, car wash, and convenience store. The tesimony included a Nov. 20 report from the Army Corps of Engineers which said that the Fish Road and Highway 525 property owned by A-OOK is not a wetland. "

Slightly Retired

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:47PM

Remembering the days when cold was cold

State parks considers day-use fee

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:47PM

Members of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission may decide to start charging a fee to enter state parks in Washington.

Falcon grapplers still search for first team win

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:47PM

"Ending what was probably the most physically demanding week of the early season, the Falcons lost a double-dual meet at home against 2000 state champion Mount Baker and Nooksack Valley, then went on to take a top-three finish at the Chief Sealth Tournament Saturday in West Seattle. "

High tides set to hit Whidbey

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:47PM

Tides about three feet above average will roll up on Whidbey's beaches during the morning hours this week and into next week. Tides of more than 13 feet are expected on the mainland side of the island.

'Borrowed' car means jail time

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:47PM

"Last December, Barry Wang apparently forgot about the meaning of friendship, the holiday spirit and all that. One afternoon he got tired of waiting for his friend to come home so he stole the man's car and drove it off the island. As a result, 19-year-old Wang is going to spend a couple of months in jail. "

Allderdice to carry Transit torch for South Whidbey

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:47PM

"After two years of trying to find someone to replace him as South Whidbey's representative to Island Transit, Neil Colburn has found someone to spell him after five years of being the local voice for public transportation. "

South Whidbey lights up the season

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:47PM

"With everything from little twinklers to life-size, glowing reindeer, people from Clinton to Greenbank are spending their holidays creating a glowing tribute to the season. "

"'And God bless us, every one'"

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:47PM

"Tiny Tim's memorable words will be heard again this holiday when Whidbey Children's Theater presents A Christmas Carol, based on the classic novel by Charles Dickens. Performances are at The Clyde Theater in Langley on Dec 16 and 17, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. "

Lessons learned Friday turn into Saturday win for Lady Falcons

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:47PM

South Whidbey's girls learned how the top basketball teams play on Friday and then came back home Saturday to put on an impressive performance in beating the Sultan Turks 61-31.

"Turks, Lyncs too much for Falcon boys"

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:47PM

"It's been a tough two weeks for the South Whidbey boys basketball team. On Friday and Saturday, the team lost its fourth and fifth games of the season. But after falling just two points short against Sultan in the weekend game, it is obvious that this year's varsity squad will not have to wait long to put that first tick mark in the win column. "

Historic house now a memory

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:47PM

"A piece of South Whidbey's history went up in flames Sunday on a bluff overlooking Maxwelton beach. The dilapidated old Patton house, once a focal point of the rural community, was burned by Fire District 3 as a training exercise for new recruits, who sprayed water and a bit of foam at the structure. Nobody was allowed inside due to the unstable nature of the old building. "

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