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Records detail origins of deal

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:55AM

Island County fair officials wanted much more than they got in the proposed settlement offer over Fairgrounds Road, according to documents released by the county this week.

Community to say final goodbyes to fallen sailors

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:55AM

The Navy will say goodbye to three of its own who died in Iraq at a memorial service Monday at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Walkability expert comes to South Whidbey communities

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:55AM

On Monday and Tuesday, your own two feet will be the preferred mode of transportation on South Whidbey. Dan Burden, a nationally renowned “walkability” expert, will visit South End communities to talk about pedestrian-friendly living as a part of the South Whidbey Walkable Communities Workshops.

‘Bowl For Kids Sake’ fundraiser rolls into Freeland

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:55AM

It’s too late to add another team to the contest, but it isn’t too late to support the “Bowl For Kids Sake” fundraiser in other ways this weekend. The popular fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County is in its ninth year, said Peggy Dyer, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County.

Brothers, shipmates, comrades in arms

  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:54AM

OAK HARBOR — A band of brothers said goodbye Monday to the three sailors from Whidbey Island who died in the line of duty. “You got friends, you got best friends and you got brothers. Brothers go beyond friendship. Brothers are blood. At Det. 1, I had a bunch of brothers,” said EOD Petty Officer 2nd Class John Richards describing the bond of his unit, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11.

South End towns examine their ‘walkability’ appeal

  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:54AM

CLINTON — Langley has what it takes to be considered a “walkable” city. Clinton, on the other hand, must face its Achilles heel to becoming a destination for visitors and locals alike: Highway 525.

Plans are underway for busy Hearts & Hammers workday

  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:54AM

In a show of strength and support, hundreds of volunteers will gather together to repair nearly 50 homes this Saturday during the annual Hearts & Hammers one-day work blitz. Rain or shine, 400-plus volunteers will gather for the 14th annual event that assists the elderly and those who are physically unable to do home maintenance and repairs.

Critics fire new volley at county on hunting

  • May 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:54AM

Records show Deer Lagoon land was wanted for bird habitat, not hunting Although the shotguns are quiet and birdshot is not peppering the windows of Useless Bay Colony houses, a group of homeowners is still pushing to have Deer Lagoon closed to hunting before waterfowl season opens in the fall.

Langley students learn to seek peace

  • May 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:54AM

PeaceJam trip topped by visit with Nobel Laureate CORVALLIS, ORE. — Simple and strong, personal and profound, the students’ questions inspired hope and a few teary eyes.

Spokane man buys $3 million Lotto ticket in Bayview

  • May 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:54AM

BAYVIEW — A month after Spokane real estate agent Tom Walker bought a lottery ticket at Casey’s Red Apple in Bayview, he discovered that the ticket was a winner. But that’s the way the cookie crumbled.

Queen for a day

  • May 9, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:53AM

It wasn’t just the tiara that sparkled. It was also the light in Lilly Tucker’s eyes. Tucker looked out across her yard Saturday as dozens of volunteers from Hearts & Hammers fanned out from one side of her property to the other, cleaning out sheds and hauling away unneeded odds-and-ends, weeding garden beds, raking leaves, and doing other chores.

County says ‘yes’ to road settlement

  • May 9, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:53AM

Island County and fair officials have signed off on a deal this week to end the long-running feud over Fairgrounds Road.

Mom times 9

  • May 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 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, 2008 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, 2008 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, 2008 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, 2008 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, 2008 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, 2008 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, 2008 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, 2008 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, 2008 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, 2008 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, 2008 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, 2008 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.

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