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Temp judge in municipal court threatens to sue prosecutor

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:53AM

COUPEVILLE — The 2006 election is still haunting Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks. Banks’ ghost of elections past is Amy Dempsey, a disgruntled former employee who filed $1 million claim against the county in January 2007 saying that he fired her because she supported his opponent in the 2006 race, Steve Selby.

Public works director hired from within

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:53AM

LANGLEY — Mayor Paul Samuelson tapped a current public works employee as the city of Langley’s new director of public works this week. Challis Stringer will replace Rick Hill, who resigned late last year. Stringer is a familiar face around town, having worked for the city’s public works department for the past five years.

Bayview turkey family loses member

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:53AM

BAYVIEW — Maybe “Big Fanny” should have gotten some advice from the chicken who crossed the road. Just after 8 a.m. Friday, a white Volvo traveling on Bayview Road hit and killed “Big Fanny,” a member of the turkey family that has roamed the area freely since last fall.

Housing concerns top list of issues at meeting with Sen. Murray

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:52AM

Fallout from the subprime mortgage crisis will eventually hit Washington and Island County and could impact everyone from students trying to get a college loan to people who want a bank loan to remodel their homes, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray told leaders from across Island County at a special meeting last week.

Bush Point confusion continues as opening day approaches

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:52AM

There is good news for South End boaters — the refurbished boat launch ramp at Bush Point has a smooth concrete finish, from the apron down into the water at high tide. And when the ramp opens on April 8 with the floats back in, drivers can ease their boats backward into the chilly waters of Admiralty Inlet more safely.

Fire District 3 gets first look at draft EMS study

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:52AM

CLINTON — Fire District 3 and Whidbey General Hospital need to focus on working together when it comes to emergency medical services, rather than the fire district trying to create its own paramedic service.

South End mourns the loss of community gem

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:52AM

Longtime Langley resident Michael Nutt, who died peacefully at home last Friday, did not want the community to feel bad about his death. “Don’t feel sorry for me,” he told his wife, Diane Kendy. “I’ve had 75 wonderful years.”

Board pauses to consider resignation

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:52AM

BAYVIEW — Bayview School students have started a petition drive to keep Scott Mauk as director of their school. But it may not be enough to keep the popular leader of Bayview School in place. Mauk is deeply dissatisfied with the status quo in his role as teacher and director for the alternative school and said he still plans to step down from the director position.

Firefighters, EMTs and others win awards at fire district banquet

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:52AM

FREELAND — Firefighters, emergency medical technicians and other personnel from Fire District 3 were recently recognized by their peers for outstanding service to the community.

Welcome home, daddy

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:52AM

Fight in Freeland leads to knife wounds

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:52AM

A fight at a Freeland home last week between five men left some of the combatants injured with knife wounds and others with cuts and bruises.

News?briefs

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:52AM

Island County Public Works and the Whidbey Scenic Isle Way Steering Committee will hold a meeting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. tonight.

Sheriff’s report March 19

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:52AM

9:22 a.m. — A Greenbank woman on North Bluff Road told police that a check had been stolen from her mailbox and cashed for a total of $196.38.

Competition begins for Whidbey phone book cover

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:51AM

Whidbey Telecom has announced the start to the phone company’s 2008 Directory Cover Art Competition for local artists. The competition’s winning artwork will be featured on the cover of about 20,000 telephone directories, which are circulated annually throughout Whidbey Telecom’s local and extended customer base.

Freeland man files challenge to Freeland’s growth plan

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:51AM

FREELAND — A Freeland man has filed an appeal of the Freeland Sub Area Plan with the county to protect Freeland Hill from development at higher zoning densities.

Shipyard is on the rebound

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:51AM

New CEO says Nichols Brothers is now at capacity

Latest Gerber sculpture is heading to Oklahoma

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:51AM

CLINTON — South Whidbey sculptor Georgia Gerber put the final touches her latest piece of public art this week, a 13-foot-long rabbit-and-girl sculpture that will be displayed at a library in Tulsa, Okla.

‘Rabbit Tales’ gets ready for big road trip

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:51AM

City, county officials discuss problems at Fairgrounds Road

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:51AM

LANGLEY — The city’s new connector road across the fairgrounds is really more of a divider — a divider of opinions.

News?briefs

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:51AM

The Langley City Council has approved a plan Wednesday to track work on new policies or changes to existing rules.

Sheriff’s?Report March 21

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:51AM

10:20 a.m. — A woman on Fish Road reported that a motorhome arrived at a nearby park in the middle of the night and that the owners left early in the morning. She wanted the people arrested and the motorhome towed.

Land Trust begins prairie work

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:51AM

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust will remove trees this month to help restore the historic native prairie on one of its properties, the Naas Natural Area Preserve in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.

Fire burns wall, books of Bayview guest home

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:51AM

BAYVIEW — A fire broke out in a guest home of a Langley couple Thursday morning, but quick thinking by the owners of the property prevented serious damage.

Putney Woods celebration is today

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:51AM

PUTNEY WOODS — After months of hosting post-digging work parties, marking and verifying trails and beautifying the main entrance, the Island County Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen will offer tribute to the trail system’s namesake, Gary Putney, at a ceremony this morning.

Rep. Larsen makes earmark wish list public

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:50AM

Congressman Rick Larsen has released his “earmark” wish list — publicly detailing for the first time his attempts to secure extra federal funding in the area he represents.

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