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"ICOM, FD 3 solve paging problem"

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:01PM

Fire District 3 Chief Don Smith said he was highly impressed late last week when Tom Shaughnessy solved a years-old radio communication problem in one week.

Off the Record

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM

Message from IRS: Check is in the mail.

Barnyard Scramble is history

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM

"For the first time in decades, Sunday afternoon at the 2001 Island County Fair will not include an arena full of small boys and girls excitedly chasing alarmed barnyard animals through the dust as parents watched gleefully or despairingly -- depending on whether their child catches an animal. "

"Hybrid wolf-dog escapes, found at Skatchet Head"

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM

A hybrid combination of wolf and dog that escaped from a Scatchet Head home last week has been found and is being held temporarily at the South Whidbey Animal Clinic.

"Funds transfer could cost sewer district $300,000"

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM

"A reserve account that was never established could cost the legally-embattled Holmes Harbor Sewer District and its ratepayers up to $300,000. "

Sewer agreement to wait in Holmes Harbor

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM

"Ratepayers and commissioners in the Holmes Harbor Sewer District learned just last week about a proposed sewer study agreement between them, Island County and the Freeland Water District. "

Rear-end collision sends woman to hospital

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM

A Freeland woman was taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon after her car was rear-ended on Highway 525.

Sewer district commissioner resigns

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM

"Linda Zoll, a commissioner for the troubled Holmes Harbor Sewer District, stepped down from her post Friday afternoon. "

Langley considers suing over permitting issues

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM

A perceived lack of permit enforcement against a property owner living near near Langley had the city's elected officials pondering a lawsuit against Island County last week.

Hometown Hero

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM

"Ralph Nakamura has put in countless hours of volunteer work in the South Whidbey community, with the Lions Club, at the Fairgrounds and with his neighbos. "

Hooked on acting: Young actors reprise 'Peter Pan'

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM

"More than a dozen South Whidbey kids, including Jazmyn Rodriguez, left, and Michella Young, spent five weeks learning the ropes, wires, lighting techniques, and acting skills they need to put on Ray Jarol's production of Hooked Again this weekend at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. "

Off the Record

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM

"You may not have noticed, but we're nearing the end of what is known as the Dog Days of Summer. "

Saratoga firefighters moving in soon

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM

"Saratoga volunteer firefighters will likely move equipment into their new station this week, according to Fire District 3 Chief Don Smith. "

Islanders in 12 precincts must now vote by mail

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:59PM

The Island County Auditor's Office mailed a notice last week to registered voters living in 12 Island County precincts that beginning with this year's Sept. 18 primary election they will be voting exclusively by mail.

Langley paving under way

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:59PM

"Pavers from Lakeside Construction will turn Langley's Camano Avenue and Sixth Street into a fresh ribbon of black asphalt this week, making one of the city's bumpiest sections of road the smoothest. "

Fire district buys acreage for central station

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:59PM

"South Whidbey's fire commissioners pledged more than $236,000 last week to buy land on Thompson Road for a future district office building, training facility, and Island County Sheriff's Office precinct. "

Friends acquire Freeland property

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:59PM

Friends of Freeland has been successful in acquiring approximately 18 acres of land between Scott and Newman roads.

No late election filing surprises

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:59PM

"Final candidate filings late Friday resulted in little competition in South Whidbey's election scene this fall. In some cases, there were no filings and a special filing period will be held Aug. 13-15. "

Auditor calls Holmes Harbor Sewer District bond deal illegal

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:59PM

Hundreds of ratepayers in the Holmes Harbor Sewer District learned last week that a $20 million bond sale approved by their elected commissioners last October violated state laws.

Holmes Harbor Sewer District ratepayers remain 'on the hook'

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:59PM

Two meetings last week regarding an apparently illegal $20 million bond sale by the Holmes Harbor Sewer District showed the district's 200-plus ratepayers that they may not be safe from financial risk for several years.

These are the real 'dog days of summer'

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:59PM

"Labrador retrievers from around the country will again visit Langley as the Puget Sound Labrador Retriever Association hosts its 11th Specialty Show and Obedience Trial at the Island County Fairgrounds. Events continue on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. "

Whidbey man knits together eclectic interests

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:58PM

"The much admired sweaters of Scandinavian and Irish origin were first created and knitted by fishermen. But at some point in history, it became a sort of masculine taboo for men to knit. Paul Magnusson, who lives in Clinton, doesn't feel that way. He declared recently, I'm a long-time knitter. I'm retired now and I don't care what people think or say about my knitting. Knitting is a peaceful, calming, therapeutic hobby. The world would be a better place if more men took it up. "

Alert deputy saves baby's life

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:58PM

A baby girl is alive today thanks to the actions of Island County Deputy Rob Davison.

Vandals disturb Glendale construction site

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:58PM

Vandals spilled diesel fuel and built a road block last weekend at a controversial Glendale Road construction site.

Rec league softball is fun and games

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:58PM

"Hundreds of players and spectators swarmed over South Whidbey Community Park Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15, as more than 20 co-ed and men's softball teams playing in the Players Choice league made the park their weekend home for the seventh annual Island Classic tournament. "

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