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Criticism of war continues to build

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:42AM

LANGLEY — A group of South Enders gathered Wednesday in the yard of Island Coffee House in Langley, lounging in chairs, blinking into the sun. Some were sipping iced teas. A man wearing sunglasses played mellow tunes on his guitar and a woman in a green sundress with a big white flower in her shiny dark hair read from her essays.

Rep. Larsen votes to bring troops home

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:42AM

White House report notes progress in Iraq A progress report with good grades and bad on the state of Iraq can’t mask the fact that U.S. soldiers are unnecessarily stuck in the middle of a civil war, Congressman Rick Larsen said Thursday.

South Whidbey bakes under 90-degree heat

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:42AM

Summer arrived in force Wednesday on South Whidbey, leaving a scorched trail of sunburns and people seeking shelter from the rays after temperatures topped 94 degrees. Adding to the heat was a relative lack of cooling breezes, which typically keeps Whidbey Island residents more chilled than mainlanders in Puget Sound.

Woman dies in Sills Road crash

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:42AM

MAXWELTON — A Seattle woman died Monday when her car went over a wooded embankment on Sills Road, but went missing until a day later when a jogger found her car Tuesday night.

Port questions auditor’s role on marina deal

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:42AM

FREELAND — Port Commissioner Rolf Seittle hinted Wednesday that commissioners could ignore the state’s concerns over the port’s impending takeover of the Langley marina. At the port’s regular meeting, Seitle had strong words for the state.

Commissioner Shelton to step down

  • Jul 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:42AM

Island County Commissioner Mike Shelton announced Monday he will resign his position on the board of commissioners on Sept. 1.

UPDATE: Rep. Strow says he wants commissioner's job

  • Jul 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:42AM

State Rep. Chris Strow said late Monday he wants to replace Mike Shelton as Island County commissioner when Shelton steps down in September.

Freeland’s Maple Ridge to open its doors

  • Jul 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:42AM

FREELAND — Seniors will have a new place to call home in the South End when the Maple Ridge Assisted Living Community opens its doors to the public Saturday. Construction of the facility, which has a capacity to house 144 residents in its 75 rooms, began in the fall of 2006.

Principal candidates on the hot seat

  • Jul 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:41AM

LANGLEY — According to people who keep track of such things, one of the hardest tasks a person can do is speak before an audience. Harder still, when that audience is poised to pass judgement that will change your life forever.

Freeland Water and Sewer shelves annexation of tree farm property

  • Jul 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:41AM

FREELAND — The Freeland Water and Sewer District has shelved plans to annex 800 acres of rural land, called the Dogwood properties, near Bush Point Road. At least for the time being.

Shelton steps down from commission

  • Jul 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:41AM

LANGLEY — Island County Commissioner Mike Shelton will resign from his job as commissioner this fall, he said Monday. And it wasn’t long until other well-known Republicans came forward to say they want his job.

Former principal arrested for theft

  • Jul 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:41AM

Prosecutor says kindergarten funds stolen COUPEVILLE — The former principal of South Whidbey Primary School was charged Monday for allegedly stealing kindergarten funds from the South Whidbey School District.

Parents say tests clear teen driver

  • Jul 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:41AM

Records dispute DUI claim The parents of a South Whidbey teen who was involved in a high-profile crash last month say they have blood tests that prove their daughter is innocent of DUI.

Port meets with state over controversial marina transfer

  • Jul 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:41AM

FREELAND — Port commissioners are in the dark no longer. Since they heard from the state Auditor’s Office in June that the marina agreement between the Port of South Whidbey and city of Langley might be in jeopardy, commissioners Geoff Tapert, Lynae Slinden and Rolf Seitle have been looking for answers.

Two sailors from Whidbey killed in Iraq

  • Jul 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:41AM

Two sailors from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island died Tuesday in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced today.

IRAQ CLAIMS TWO MORE FROM WHIDBEY Oak Harbor sailors killed by roadside bomb

  • Jul 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:41AM

There was always laughter. A lot of laughter. It didn’t matter if the laughs came from someone getting beaned in the head with a garbage can lid, or the squeaky sound of a Woody Woodpecker impersonation. The family and friends of two sailors killed in Iraq this week remembered both men as happy-go-lucky souls with a great sense of adventure.

Raising the roof at Island Festival; Concert gets underway at South Whidbey Community Park

  • Jul 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:41AM

LANGLEY — Unless you’re going to the show, stay away. That’s the warning for drivers heading into Langley along Maxwelton Road this weekend. The first-ever Island Festival kicked-off yesterday at South Whidbey Community Park in Langley, and organizers of the three-day concert gala say that will mean a lot more traffic near the festival and on the ferries.

New leader takes helm at SWHS

  • Jul 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:40AM

LANGLEY — Robert Prosch, newly-named principal of South Whidbey High School, made his daughter a promise he plans to keep. Larissa Prosch is a senior at Nooksack Valley High School, where her father spent the last five years as principal. Prosch told her if he got the job in Langley, she could graduate with her classmates.

Tough night for Langley developer

  • Jul 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:40AM

LANGLEY — The developer of a potential project on Wharf Street said this week his vision for a mixed-use seaside development won’t hurt the cliff on Langley’s coast. But Langleyites wouldn’t buy it.

Navy readies for funeral of bomb squad expert killed in Iraq

  • Jul 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:40AM

OAK HARBOR — Keri Wade gently placed her hand on her husband’s flag-draped casket, then quickly stepped back. Chief Petty Officer Patrick L. Wade had come home from Iraq. In a silent ceremony not seen at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island since perhaps the Vietnam War, a sailor who died in combat returned to the Navy base amid a somber spectacle of military precision and honor.

Nichols boatyard lines up contract for more tugboats

  • Jul 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:40AM

LANGLEY — Looks like Nichols Brothers needed more than one bottle of champagne. The Freeland shipbuilder christened the tug boat Valor and turned the vessel over to its new owners and operators Saturday afternoon at its pier in Langley. But Nichols Brothers and Baydelta Maritime also announced that Nichols will construct another two tugs for Baydelta next year to make a production total of four tugs. The work will give shipyard employees more than 100,000 man-hours of labor next year as well.

The Grove developers to rework master plan for site

  • Jul 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:40AM

LANGLEY — The developers of Langley’s least favorite development, The Grove on Coles Road, are working on improving the popularity of the beleaguered housing project. Bellingham-based Pacific Crest Partners, the developers of the controversial 24-lot residential subdivision, said Monday they are considering adding an arts center and an affordable housing component as part of the company’s peace offering to the community.

School district names its new elementary principal

  • Jul 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:40AM

LANGLEY — The South Whidbey primary and intermediate schools have a new principal and her name is known to many South Enders: Jamie Boyd. Boyd, who teaches special education at South Whidbey High School, got the word from school district Superintendent Fred McCarthy late Wednesday.

School board reviews new budget

  • Jul 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:40AM

LANGLEY — After welcoming new high school principal Rob Prosch and elementary school principal Jamie Boyd to the district, the school board got down to business Thursday night: money. Superintendent Fred McCarthy told board members the budget is lean, with not much fat.

Man dies in plunge over Langley cliff

  • Jul 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:40AM

An 84-year-old Langley man died early Thursday afternoon when he fell nearly 80 feet down a cliff in his backyard. Albert Berni, a resident in the 3600 block of Holmes View Drive, was killed in the accident. He had lived at his home for a long time and had been known to do yard work at the bluff edge, said Fire District 3 Deputy Chief Mike Cotton.

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