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Greenbank's Horse Whisperer

  • Mar 22, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:09PM

Kim Olmstead has a gift for dealing with horses. It is a talent that has run in the family for generation. “My father had a knack for working with difficult horses. I learned from my dad. When I was 10 he would let me help,” she said.

Families mourn loss of two teens

  • Mar 18, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:09PM

Kelly Frantz was hard to miss. The 16-year-old had bright red curly hair, an infectious laugh and a quick wit. She was outgoing and wasn’t afraid to say what was on her mind.

Mother’s missing ashes finally home after strange journey

  • Mar 18, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:09PM

For Artie Pierce a nightmare came to an end after nearly five years when a nondescript package arrived at his Langley home on Friday. The box carried precious cargo — the ashes of his mother, Cathleen Thomas.

Girl power on Langley’s First Street

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:08PM

Some things are just very unique to Langley. The LaRue ladies are just as much a fixture to the city as the boy and the dog sculpture. Virginia, Denise and Michele LaRue, mother and daughters, own adjacent shops on First Street in Langley and they have run those businesses successfully for more than 30 years.

Church gathering leaves questions

  • Mar 15, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:08PM

Parishioners of St. Hubert Catholic Church gathered Monday night to hear from the Archdiocese of Seattle why their former pastor Gerald Moffat was kicked out of the priesthood. Many, however, said they left angry and without answers.

Holmes Harbor shoreline closed to shellfish harvest

  • Mar 15, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:08PM

A southern stretch of the beach along Holmes Harbor has been closed to shellfish harvesting due to persistent high levels of fecal coliform.

The first Exchange: It’s all about water

  • Mar 14, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:08PM

Water. It’s everywhere: Dashing in rivulets on the journey down creeks and streams to end up in ponds, lakes and the sound — rushing in winter, languid by late summer — and, of course, it surrounds our island.

Two teens die in crash

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:08PM

The South Whidbey community was devastated Monday by the tragic death of two South End teens in a one-car crash on Langley’s western edge.

State Patrol identifies crash victims

  • Mar 14, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:08PM

The Washington State Patrol has identified the two teens killed in a tragic auto accident in Langley Monday afternoon.

Two teens die in crash

  • Mar 13, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:08PM

Two teenagers were killed in a single-car accident on Third Street just outside Langley late Monday afternoon.

Educated, working and suddenly hungry

  • Mar 11, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:08PM

Michele Heintz received a phone call that her nephews had been placed in foster care. Something had to be done. Suddenly, the woman who worked full-time with people with mental and physical disabilities became the mother of two boys with special needs. She had to give up her job and rearrange her universe.

Deputy may face criminal charges in 911 hang-up incident

  • Mar 11, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:08PM

A criminal case is pending against the Island County deputy who allegedly failed to respond to a 911-hang-up call last month in Freeland. Jay Wallace, a deputy sheriff and a candidate for Island County sheriff, has been under investigation for allegedly ignoring a 911 hang-up call from a woman being held prisoner in a home near Freeland Park last month. The woman escaped the morning after being held hostage and called police from a nearby park.

Marriage of artistry and business sense

  • Mar 11, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:08PM

In the heart of South Whidbey a small company is doing big business. It brings together the largest collection of artisan and designer functional art products available in North America.

Firefighter challenges Columbia Tower

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:08PM

It was an endurance test for a South Whidbey firefighter and a cancer survivor to climb 69 floors wearing 60 pounds of gear. On March 5, Jon Gabelein, volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician for Island county Fire District 3, tested his mettle along with more than 1,000 other firefighters in the 20th annual Columbia Tower Climb.

Duke LeBaron unseats district chairman

  • Mar 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:07PM

Everell "Duke" LeBaron has won a seat on the Whidbey Island Conservation District, beating current district chairman Leonard C. "Len" Engle of Coupeville by three votes.

Islanders wow judges with award-winning jazz performances

  • Mar 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:07PM

There is something happening on the jazz scene on South Whidbey. Move over Garfield High School — the perennial heavy hitter among high school jazz bands— and make room for some top notch jazz musicians from South Whidbey.

Commissioners delay decision

  • Mar 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:07PM

The Board of Island County Commissioners wants to compare apples to apples. In this case, it means comparing the Freeland Comprehensive Sewer Plan with the Main Street Sewer System. On Monday, commissioners delayed their decision until March 20 on which sewer plan will best serve Freeland for the next 20 years.

Record publisher announces plan for outreach forums

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:07PM

Get ready to give, and take. That’s the idea behind “The Exchange,” a new series of bimonthly community discussions devoted to hot local issues on South Whidbey. Record Publisher Sherry Mays announced the start of the series of speaker forums this week.

House OKs keeping farm plans secret

  • Mar 5, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:07PM

The state House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill that would put farm plans off-limits to public review. The new law has already passed the Senate, but since it was amended in the House, it will go back for another vote in the Senate.

Two square off for commissioner's seat

  • Mar 5, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:07PM

It's a rematch years in the making. Everell “Duke” LeBaron of Langley is running for a seat on the board of directors for the Whidbey Island Conservation District against Leonard C. "Len" Engle of Coupeville.

South Whidbey student hits the height of Eagle

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:07PM

A table was set up in the foyer of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church on Saturday, covered with visual memories of a young man’s adventures as a Boy Scout.

Board hires new leader

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:07PM

Fred McCarthy of Seattle was hired Monday as the new superintendent for South Whidbey School District. McCarthy, 59, will replace Superintendent Robert Brown, who is retiring June 30.

Mussel mania kicks off for twentieth year in Coupeville

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:07PM

Coupeville is celebrating its famous mussels this weekend. The Penn Cove Mussel Festival will take place this Saturday and Sunday in Coupeville. The organizers have planned a fun weekend, rain or shine, with lots to do indoors and out. The festival is in its twentieth year. People can enjoy cooking demonstrations, entertainment, tasting, live music, and of course, fresh mussels.

Former pastor defrocked

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:07PM

The Vatican has defrocked a former Langley priest accused of sexual misconduct. The Archdiocese of Seattle announced Monday that Gerald Moffat, 75, is permanently barred from the priesthood, stripped of his title and prohibited from wearing clerical robes. Moffat served at St. Hubert from 1992 until 2002, when he was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation of molestation charges that had been leveled against him.

Islanders condemn

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:07PM

Islanders fear that the local economy and motorcyclists will be hit hardest by a proposed ferry fare increase. More than 25 residents assembled Wednesday at the Freeland Lutheran Trinity Church to express their concerns. The Washington State Transportation Commission and its Tariff Policy Committee is currently collecting public comment on the 2006 Tariff proposal to raise prices. A general fare increase of 6 percent plus nickel rounding is suggested, effective May 1. As an example, the Clinton-Mukilteo Passenger Fare would rise from $3.60 to $3.85. The car and driver fare would jump from $6.30 to $6.65.

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