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South Whidbey High’s solar racer sets world record

  • Jun 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:45AM

A benevolent sun shone just long enough. Enough for the South Whidbey High School solar drag racing team to become world champions in the unlimited category Saturday at the Third Annual Solar Drag Race in Wenatchee.

School board approves worker contracts

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:45AM

LANGLEY — The South Whidbey school board approved two contracts for its school district workers during its regular meeting Wednesday night. The agreements, approved unanimously by the board without discussion, had been placed on the consent agenda for routine items.

Local U.W. professor earns award for teaching

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:45AM

FREELAND — After walking 20 minutes down the beach at Double Bluff under a searing sun toward a small group of research students, one could see why University of Washington students would enjoy a field trip to Whidbey Island.

Langley to hear pitch on waterfront venture

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:44AM

LANGLEY — A developer who’s interested in developing the city’s waterfront will make a presentation to city council next week. Brian Stowell will tell city officials and residents about his vision for a commercial development that could include a building that could reach from Wharf Street to the street level of Cascade Avenue and would have an elevator for public use, said City Administrator Walt Blackford.

Teen driver was DUI, police say

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:44AM

COUPEVILLE — Alcohol may have played a role in the car crash that seriously injured South Whidbey High School student Nicole Parnell. Washington State Patrol records released this week indicate that Parnell was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence following the Highway 525 accident on June 16.

Say hi to ‘Lucky’

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:44AM

USELESS BAY — If not for a speedy rescue by Marge Wicher, “Lucky” would have become a bump on the road. Wicher was driving along Sills Road late Wednesday when she spotted a tiny turtle on the roadway. Curious, she pulled over, and with the help of Sherry and Don LaPlant from Bayview Kennels, pulled the wayward reptile out of the way of speeding vehicles.

Local MoveOn group forms on Island

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:44AM

Kick-off party planned for Saturday As the battle for the White House heats up, a local chapter of MoveOn is getting into the groove. Carolyn Tamler has been named a coordinator for MoveOn Whidbey, the local branch of Operation Democracy, the active wing of the national MoveOn organization.

Land trust announces sale of 38-acre seed orchard

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:44AM

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust in Greenbank said it would sell the former Plum Creek conifer seed orchard to Longview Timberland of Longview. The 38-acre property is located inside Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve at the intersection of Highway 20 and Parker Road.

Maxwelton Parade is a family affair for this year’s grand marshals

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:44AM

It may be the world’s shortest parade, but it’s a world-class experience when the Maxwelton Parade rolls down two blocks from the Maxwelton Farm to the baseball field for the 92nd time this Wednesday.

Goosefoot seeks ideas for Bayview Corner

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:44AM

LANGLEY — South Enders have a vision for the future of Bayview Center and it’s quite simple. They want a place where they can buy underwear, get a gallon of milk or an extension cord without being rolled over by cars in the parking lot.

Fired deputy prosecutor gets $300,000

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:44AM

A former Island County deputy prosecutor, who said alleged politicking in the prosecutor’s office turned so ugly that she got sick, will get $300,000 in a settlement. Attorneys for Island County’s insurance carrier, the Washington Counties Risk Pool, settled a damage claim made by Amy Dempsey against Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks, chief criminal deputy Andrea Vingo, the Island County Prosecutor’s Office and Island County.

Langleyites get a glimpse at city’s history

  • Jul 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:44AM

LANGLEY — Workers at the new construction on First Street uncovered a bit of Langley history last week. A crew of Gemkow construction workers uncovered the original sign and building face of the old post office, said Gemkow employee Ron Nelson.

Local model airplane club reaches out to kids who would fly

  • Jul 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:43AM

LANGLEY — Wanted: fathers, grandfathers, sons and daughters and other would-be pilots. While humans do not have wings, this has not stopped them from wanting to soar through the sky with their hair on fire. What mankind lacks in feathers, they make up for with problem-solving skills, having invented numerous methods for mechanized flying.

Waterfront project draws feisty crowd

  • Jul 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:43AM

LANGLEY — A standing-room only crowd at city hall gave the Langley City Council some Fifth of July fireworks, showing up in full force Thursday to voice concerns about waterfront development.

Nichols Brothers launches latest tug

  • Jul 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:43AM

FREELAND — Matt and Bryan Nichols surveyed the rising tidal waters of Holmes Harbor from their office deck overlooking the launching area as their latest Z-drive tugboat, cradled safely by a harness and crane, floated off a crawler Thursday evening.

Squirrel, not fireworks, causes fire at Mutiny Bay

  • Jul 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:43AM

FREELAND — Mutiny Bay area residents heard loud bangs and pops Tuesday afternoon and then the power went out. Moments later, as smoke began to rise into the air in marshy land near S. Robinson Road, some may have feared fireworks had started a fire.

Developers check out Langley Middle School

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:43AM

The future of two South Whidbey schools — the venerable Langley Middle School and the Intermediate School — is up for debate. Depending on the findings of the South Whidbey School District’s facility use committee, one of them could be transformed into a brew pub or even a small hotel or convention center.

Intermediate and Primary schools’ principal steps down

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:43AM

Eric Nerison, the Intermediate and Primary School principal, has announced that he will step down. Nerison said he wanted to spend more time with his family and get back to teaching.

Fair association will pay property taxes

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:43AM

LANGLEY — The Island County Fair Association will pay more than $2,700 in back taxes owed on the Waterman property, fair officials said Monday. The association has owned the property for two decades, but never paid property taxes because the 10 acres had been wrongfully exempt at the county level. The property was sold in 2006 for $120,000 and the money was put in two local bank accounts.

Langley stabber sentenced to jail

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:43AM

COUPEVILLE — The man who stabbed a 53-year-old Langley man in April pled guilty last week to assault in the third degree. Jarred Julison stabbed James Elliot, his housemate, during a house party on Saratoga Road in late April. His injuries were so severe that Elliot had to be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

‘Green machine’ makes landscapes come alive

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:43AM

LANGLEY — When he was growing up in Connecticut, Luc d’Aignault helped his landscaper dad create solid rock walls. At 14, he was building wilderness trails for the city of Boulder, Colo.

Public meeting with waterfront developer set for Tuesday

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:43AM

LANGLEY — Tighten your seatbelts and get ready for the second round of the waterfront development derby in Langley. A public hearing has been scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Fellowship Hall, United Methodist Church, 301 Anthes Ave. in Langley.

Youth spreads the love

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:42AM

LANGLEY — The best things in life are free. A group of South Whidbey teenagers will give away free hugs at Choochokam this year. There is no big international humanitarian cause behind the “hugathon” and it’s not a fundraiser either. It’s really free.

MoveOn party was a big success

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:42AM

The first gathering of MoveOn Whidbey rocked, organizers reported. The initial meeting was held July 7 as part of MoveOn’s Party for the Planet and Al Gore’s Live Earth Concert.

MoveOn party was a big success

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:42AM

The first gathering of MoveOn Whidbey rocked, organizers reported. The initial meeting was held July 7 as part of MoveOn’s Party for the Planet and Al Gore’s Live Earth Concert.

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