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Developers check out Langley Middle School

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:43AM

The future of two South Whidbey schools — the venerable Langley Middle School and the Intermediate School — is up for debate. Depending on the findings of the South Whidbey School District’s facility use committee, one of them could be transformed into a brew pub or even a small hotel or convention center.

Intermediate and Primary schools’ principal steps down

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:43AM

Eric Nerison, the Intermediate and Primary School principal, has announced that he will step down. Nerison said he wanted to spend more time with his family and get back to teaching.

Fair association will pay property taxes

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:43AM

LANGLEY — The Island County Fair Association will pay more than $2,700 in back taxes owed on the Waterman property, fair officials said Monday. The association has owned the property for two decades, but never paid property taxes because the 10 acres had been wrongfully exempt at the county level. The property was sold in 2006 for $120,000 and the money was put in two local bank accounts.

Langley stabber sentenced to jail

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:43AM

COUPEVILLE — The man who stabbed a 53-year-old Langley man in April pled guilty last week to assault in the third degree. Jarred Julison stabbed James Elliot, his housemate, during a house party on Saratoga Road in late April. His injuries were so severe that Elliot had to be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

‘Green machine’ makes landscapes come alive

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:43AM

LANGLEY — When he was growing up in Connecticut, Luc d’Aignault helped his landscaper dad create solid rock walls. At 14, he was building wilderness trails for the city of Boulder, Colo.

Public meeting with waterfront developer set for Tuesday

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:43AM

LANGLEY — Tighten your seatbelts and get ready for the second round of the waterfront development derby in Langley. A public hearing has been scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Fellowship Hall, United Methodist Church, 301 Anthes Ave. in Langley.

Youth spreads the love

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

LANGLEY — The best things in life are free. A group of South Whidbey teenagers will give away free hugs at Choochokam this year. There is no big international humanitarian cause behind the “hugathon” and it’s not a fundraiser either. It’s really free.

MoveOn party was a big success

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

The first gathering of MoveOn Whidbey rocked, organizers reported. The initial meeting was held July 7 as part of MoveOn’s Party for the Planet and Al Gore’s Live Earth Concert.

MoveOn party was a big success

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

The first gathering of MoveOn Whidbey rocked, organizers reported. The initial meeting was held July 7 as part of MoveOn’s Party for the Planet and Al Gore’s Live Earth Concert.

MoveOn party was a big success

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

The first gathering of MoveOn Whidbey rocked, organizers reported. The initial meeting was held July 7 as part of MoveOn’s Party for the Planet and Al Gore’s Live Earth Concert.

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.

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