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Clinton ferry back in service

  • Jan 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:03AM

Clinton route was limited to one ferry Thursday morning due to mechanical problems.

Whidbey PUD backers host forum in Freeland

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:00AM updated at 10:03AM

The Whidbey Island group working to take over Puget Sound Energy’s power system on Whidbey is holding a public forum today in Freeland. “People For Yes on Whidbey PUD” want to form a public utility district on the island. In order to get the issue on the ballot this fall they have to collect and submit enough signatures to the county auditor by early July.

School district has four items for voters

  • Jan 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:03AM

The students pass by the broken plaster several times each day with hardly a glance. Leaks have caused a big separation in the wall at the bottom of a stairwell at South Whidbey High School and the break is getting bigger.

Greenbank man found guilty on meth charges

  • Jan 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:02AM

Dealer could get up to 12 years in prison A jury found a drug dealer who had set up shop in the heart of Greenbank guilty last week of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Scatchet Head Bust

  • Jan 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:02AM

Deputies from the Island County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Clinton man and seized marijuana plants with an estimated street value of nearly $15,000 during a raid early Tuesday evening. “We served a search warrant for a marijuana grow operation in Clinton and recovered more than 50 starter plants, six plants 3 feet or taller and two dozen big, fully-mature plants that were drying,” said Island County Undersheriff Kelly Mauck.

Residents are worried about wayward hunters

  • Jan 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:02AM

CLINTON — For years the Schultz family has looked the other way when hunters used their wooded lands to hunt. There was a lot of land and a lot of trees; about 180 acres worth on their property near Heggenes Road.

Ex-principal gets 90 days in jail

  • Jan 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:02AM

COUPEVILLE — The former principal of South Whidbey Primary School will go to jail for 90 days for stealing kindergarten funds. Bernie Mahar pled guilty to one count of first-degree theft Friday. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail and was ordered to pay restitution to the school district, as well as $217 in court costs and $500 to the county’s victim compensation fund.

Inn at Langley honored as one of the best

  • Jan 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:02AM

Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines have recognized what locals have known for ages: Langley is a top destination with world-class accommodations.

Mayor to form group to boost economy

  • Jan 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:02AM

Mayor Paul Samuelson said earlier this week he would like to start up a mayor’s “council on economic development” as early as next month to find innovative ways to strengthen the economy in the Langley area.

Smith takes first week of Legislature in stride

  • Jan 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:02AM

Newly minted lawmaker Norma Smith spent a busy first week as a state representative for the 10th District. Smith learned about the status of issues around the state and connected with colleagues and staff. She also took her first two votes as a state representative.

Larsen’s ‘GI Bill for Life’ act gets hearing

  • Jan 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:02AM

Congressman Rick Larsen has introduced the GI Bill for Life Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would remove the 10-year time limit on GI Bill benefits to improve education and job training opportunities for veterans.

Linda Haddon announces challenge to Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen

  • Jan 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:01AM

Linda Haddon is mad as heck and doesn’t want to take it any more. Mainly, she’s upset about high property taxes and the state ferry system. Haddon will run this year as a Republican against longtime state Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen for the 10th District Senate seat. The district includes all of Island County and parts of Snohomish and Skagit counties.

Fire claims Clinton home

  • Jan 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:01AM

SCATCHET HEAD — Fire tore through the kitchen of a double-wide mobile home in Clinton Sunday afternoon. The owner of the mobile home in the 7800 block of Decatur Avenue was not home at the time. Neighbors noticed smoke coming through the windows and called 911, Fire District 3 officials said.

Whidbey sailors return from war in Afghanistan

  • Jan 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:01AM

OAK HARBOR — The happy homecoming tears began to fall before the jets even touched the tarmac. As a crowd of more than 100 watched, three Navy jets from Electronic Attack Squadron 133 returned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Monday from a six-month deployment to the war in Afghanistan.

Port is ready for comment on marina plan

  • Jan 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:01AM

Love it? Hate it? The Port of South Whidbey is hoping South End residents will come out tonight to throw roses or rocks at the port’s new plan to expand the Langley Marina.

Unity of Whidbey one step closer to a home of its own

  • Jan 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:01AM

LANGLEY — For more than 20 years, members of the Unity of Whidbey Church have looked to the day when they could worship in their own home. That day could arrive as early as November, with a little help from students at Seattle Central Community College and South Whidbey local Frank Mestemacher.

Local author writes two more nature books

  • Jan 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:01AM

FREELAND — Nature is a teacher. And South End writer Chris Highland of Langley should know. Highland has penned a nature meditations series and recently added two more books to his list.

Student writers win scholarships

  • Jan 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:01AM

Since 1999, the Whidbey Island Writers Conference has brought together authors, publishers and aspiring writers. The annual event has produced book contracts and writing careers.

Basil Café on the menu at Bayview Corner

  • Jan 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:01AM

Get ready for an Asian explosion on the South End. Chung Tran, owner of the popular Vietnamese restaurant Pho Huy in Mukilteo, is opening the Basil Café at Bayview Corner in mid-February. The restaurant will be located in the former 3Cats Café and specializes in pan-Asian Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai and Japanese cuisine.

Commissioners pick councilwoman for new county auditor

  • Jan 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:01AM

Island County’s new auditor is Sheilah Crider. The Oak Harbor councilwoman and Realtor was picked unanimously by the board of county commissioners Wednesday to fill the position vacated by Suzanne Sinclair in December.

WISH nets more than $15,000 in fundraiser

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:01AM

FREELAND — Whidbey Island Share A Home has raised $15,600 during its third annual fundraiser. “That is a fantastic number,” said WISH director Julie Pigott. That’s $1,500 more than the nonprofit organization received last year, she said.

South End newspaper wins national awards

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:00AM

BY RECORD STAFF The South Whidbey Record has won three awards for reporting, photography and page design in a national newspaper competition. Winners in the 2007 Suburban Newspapers of America contest were announced last week.

Larsen: Troops will be in Iraq ‘well into next the administration’

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:00AM

Despite a drawdown of troops that is expected at the end of the “surge” of U.S. forces in Iraq, American soldiers will likely be in Iraq for another 10 years, Congressman Rick Larsen said.

Snow blankets South Whidbey

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:00AM

South Enders woke up to a surprise snowfall Monday, and the blast of winter weather delayed the start of school and was blamed in more than 30 accidents in Island County.

Artist quilts her way to Japan

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:00AM

The busy hands of one artist will take her to the other side of the Pacific. Of the 72 quilts that will be exhibited in Japan in one of the most prestigious quilt shows in the world, two were made by Whidbey Island artist Marianne Burr.

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