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Mom times 9

  • May 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:53AM

Laura Rookstool is a mother times nine, with child number 10 arriving in July. Blessed with such a brood, it’s probably no surprise that Mother’s Day starts a bit early for this Coupeville woman. She has already gotten her first Mother’s Day greeting earlier this week.

South End looks at the future of schools

  • May 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:53AM

District grapples with declining enrollment LANGLEY — A forum Wednesday on the future of South End schools began with a peek into the school district’s pocketbook. Whether the subject is teacher salaries, staffing levels, technology in classrooms, nutrition in the cafeterias or bleachers for the softball field, sustaining a school system takes money.

Island County unveils new wetlands regulations

  • May 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:53AM

For property owners who own land with wetlands, getting permits is going to become a lot more complex. There will also be no easy answers. And that’s a good thing, said Phil Bakke, director of the Island County planning department.

War lyrics at student talent show angers parents

  • May 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:53AM

The closing act at the Community Youth in Arts Show at the Intermediate School in Langley has some parents up in arms and the phones ringing off the hook at the school district’s office.

Langley holds last hearing on transferring city marina to port

  • May 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:53AM

Tonight is the public’s last chance to be heard before the city of Langley will declare the marina as surplus property and turn it over to the Port of South Whidbey. Declaring the property surplus is the last legal step to be taken before the property can be transfered.

Town marshall to leave for New Orleans

  • May 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:52AM

After 25 years in law enforcement, Coupeville’s town marshall is hanging up his spurs. At least on Whidbey Island. Lenny Marlborough is retiring on the last day of July and heading back to his roots in Louisiana, near Lake Pontchartrain. He has some job prospects on the burner there.

Yacht club christens its new fleet

  • May 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:52AM

FREELAND — For years the members of the South Whidbey Yacht Club have bemoaned the lack of a fleet to christen on opening day. No more. On Saturday, Commodore Derek Pritchard pulled the traditional sword from its rocky resting place and blessed the club’s growing Pelican sailboat fleet.

Fairgrounds Road battle cost city $40k

  • May 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:52AM

LANGLEY ­— The fight over an easement to build a new city street across the fairgrounds has cost taxpayers at least $40,000. Langley Mayor Neil Colburn will answer questions from the public and the city council tonight about the money that’s been spent on the battle over Fairgrounds Road.

Clinton Community Hall gets a make-over

  • May 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:52AM

CLINTON — Lee Wexler is in a race against time. And it’s sure to be a photo finish. Wexler is assembling a photographic record of Clinton’s past before Memorial Day on a formerly desolate interior wall of the Clinton Community Hall.

A closer look: Island County's new wetlands rules

  • May 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:52AM

The Record reviews the county's proposed regulations for restricting development on properties with wetlands.

Show kicks off events marking the Holocaust

  • May 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:52AM

Play presentings stories from children of Auschwitz coming to Whidbey Children's Theater.

Fairgrounds Road to cost developer upward of $160,000

  • May 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:52AM

Before the first car will ever roll down Fairgrounds Road, the city of Langley is likely going to spend another $20,000 in addition to the $40,000 it has already shelled out for road-related expenses.

Grassroots group pushes bluff issues

  • May 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:52AM

The Langley Critical Area Alliance is inviting the public to join the group at “Dogs for Drainage,” an educational outreach program that will focus on protecting Langley’s bluffs and wetlands.

Coho salmon begin their trek

  • May 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:52AM

POSSESSION POINT — Standing in the cold waters of Possession Sound Friday night, Bruce Barchenger and Dan Maxwell were happy campers. Happy fishermen, that is.

Congressman adds voice to call for accountability

  • May 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:52AM

Larsen says Pres. Bush won’tget ‘blank check’ Rep. Rick Larsen said Congress will continue its attempts to negotiate with the White House in the hopes that a bill funding the war in Iraq can be passed by Memorial Day.

Students launch project to say ‘heathly’ tan really isn’t

  • May 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:51AM

LANGLEY — Slowly, and it seems like it’s taking forever, summer is gradually making itself felt on Whidbey Island and it’s time to break out the swimwear and get that great-looking tan.

Port unveils update of comp plan

  • May 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:51AM

CLINTON — Port of South Whidbey commissioners weren’t sure anyone would show up as they unveiled the first public iteration of their comprehensive plan last week.

Refueling at Highlands has not violated rules

  • May 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:51AM

LANGLEY — Prompted by concerns of Langley residents, city officials have reviewed work at the Highlands construction site to make sure the contractor was sticking to the conditions of approval for the 53-home project.

Clinton stylist is pets’ best friend

  • May 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:51AM

CLINTON — As a coiffeur, Melissa Inches knows what her clients want. Simon, for example, likes his hair long and teased on top and clipped tightly on the neck. Like most men, he pretends to hate pedicures, but really he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Clinton Days heritage celebration kicks off this weekend

  • May 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:51AM

CLINTON — It’s going to be a wild time in Clinton this Memorial Day weekend. The third Clinton Days celebration begins today and continues until 10 p.m. Monday. Clinton Days is a yearly celebration that honors the history of Clinton, a memorial event as well as a way to say hello to the tourist season.

Holiday marks one-year anniversary of friendship with school’s adopted troops

  • May 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:51AM

LANGLEY — It’s been one year this Memorial Day since an unusual friendship began between a group of Langley middle schoolers and two service men on deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Board raises pay-to-play fees for students

  • May 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:51AM

LANGLEY — South Whidbey school board members unanimously approved a $20 increase in sports fees at their meeting Wednesday. The “pay to play” fee will now be $50 for students who want to participate in sports. The school board also approved a $100 total cap on sports fees.

American Legion’s Poppy Girl looks forward to busy weekend

  • May 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:51AM

She’s only 5, but Keona Gran has a very important job this Memorial Day weekend. Keona has been chosen to be the American Legion Auxiliary’s Poppy Girl and she’ll assist the American Legion members in placing flags on veterans’ graves and lay down a poppy wreath at the cemeteries in Bayview and Langley.

Creosote clean-up scheduled at beach

  • May 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:51AM

FREELAND — Even though Tony Frantz won’t start creosote log clean-up work at Double Bluff Beach until Tuesday, he has been at the beach everyday lately combing through the driftwood.

Good Cheer begins move to new Bayview site

  • May 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:50AM

BAYVIEW — The Good Cheer Food Bank is making a big move this week. After nearly five decades in Langley, the food bank is moving to its new site in Bayview. “This is like Christmas to me,” said Kathy McLaughlin, executive director of Good Cheer. “We worked so hard for this thing and it is great to see it happening.”

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