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Langley man faces felony harassment charges

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

A Langley man accused of domestic abuse refused to speak with a deputy about the allegations because of her gender, court documents state. Prosecutors charged Franklin Smith, 46, in Island County Superior Court on March 6 with felony harassment, malicious mischief and two counts of fourth-degree assault. The assault and malicious mischief charges were filed as domestic violence-related counts.

March 12 | 50 years ago today on South Whidbey

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

The following are selected stories from page 1 of the March 12, 1964 edition of the South Whidbey Record. They are the first installment of a history corner, a weekly special segment of past headlines and stories from half a century ago. For more details, see the editorial on page 6. Editor at the time: Ace Comstock Publisher: Glenn Smith

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Barred soccer coach was mistreated by parks staff

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, We all know how hard it is to keep our kids out of trouble, so we get them involved in 4-H, band, sports and other things. I would like to point out one of many of our outstanding adults who for the past eight-plus years has dedicated his time, money, energy and above all his patience with the boys, SWYSC, and the parks department. His name is Terry Swanson, as you may have read in the on March 5 edition of The Record, he was cited for trespassing at the soccer fields at the Sports Complex in front of his team.

Tim Collins takes over flailing Falcon fastpitch team

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 10:00AM

Falcon fastpitch head coach Tim Collins is a man who repeats himself a lot. That’s because he believes repetition will breed success for the high school girls team.

Fairgrounds meeting date change draws Island County commissioner's ire

  • Mar 15, 2014 at 6:00AM

News that the Whidbey Island Area Fair meeting planned for Oak Harbor was postponed did not sit well with one Island County commissioner Monday.

Nobody found in reported car crash

  • Mar 15, 2014 at 8:00AM

Fire district officials are scratching their heads over a “minor” car crash that occurred early Friday morning. South Whidbey Fire/EMS Chief Rusty Palmer said district responders were called to a car collision at 4:30 a.m. March 7, but when they arrived, nobody was found inside and there were no visible signs of injury near the car.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | Used condoms, a trespasser stuck in the mud, and goat concerns

  • Mar 15, 2014 at 8:00AM

The following items are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, south precinct. Friday, Feb. 21 7:16 p.m. — A caller on Goodell Road reported finding four used condoms in the woods near her property over the last few months. Sunday, Feb. 23 8:20 p.m. — A caller on Forest Knoll Lane reported a trespasser drove down their driveway and is now stuck in the mud.

Brighten your day with a little luck | WHIDBEY BIRDING

  • Mar 15, 2014 at 10:00AM

In my last column I tossed out the invitation for readers to nominate favorite “good luck” birds. I was hoping for suggestions that raise our spirits, put a smile on our faces when we see or hear them and might even be a sighting so special it has turned us into a bird watcher.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Wanderer is welcome in our neighborhood

  • Mar 15, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Regarding the meandering wanderer, a letter to the editor that appeared in The Record on Feb. 26, Mr. Schmidt has been a regular visitor to Bush Point and Lagoon Point for the past 10 years. Sunsets are part of the reason we live here. Gunther reminds us why as nobody likes a sunset better than he. Most 90 year olds are not considered a threat so we hope the apology to your neighbors was accepted.

No beach access for Glendale | Commissioners nix proposal to buy two waterfront lots

  • Mar 16, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:31AM

Island County leadership passed this month on the chance to apply for grants that would allow them to acquire beach access properties adjacent to Glendale Beach.

Whidbey General Hospital | NEW ARRIVAL

  • Mar 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

A warm welcome to new baby boy Nicholas Enzo Tulli. Nicholas was born on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 to Meghann Tulli of Clinton. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces.

Bayview fire station meeting planned

  • Mar 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

The public can hear an updated cost estimate for a new Bayview fire station Tuesday, March 18 at South Whidbey High School.

EDITORIAL | Glendale purchase pass is shortsighted

  • Mar 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

Public beach access: it’s been sand in the shoes of Island County commissioners for decades. It started as just a few grains, a handful of grumblers, but with steady growth the issue is now the regular topic of headlines, and that shoe just keeps filling up. The board does its best to pour it out, such as with the lawsuit over Wonn Road or the acceptance — though grudging — of Robinson Beach, but more sand always seems to take its place.

No home meets, no problem for South Whidbey track team | FALCON SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW

  • Mar 16, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Mar 17, 2014 at 9:49AM

It’s a rare sunny day and some 70-plus students are scattered around Waterman Field at a track and field practice.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Tiny sand shrimp are a big deal

  • Mar 16, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, I read in Feb. 26 edition of the The Record on the front page, “Langley leaders seek sand shrimp harvest moratorium.” The concern was to make sure there was enough sand shrimp to keep the gray whales coming back because they are an important tourism draw and that, according to the Langley Shrimp Advisory Committee, “whales are not visiting Langley as frequently as in years past.”

South Whidbey Fire/EMS volunteers honored | KUDOS

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 6:00AM

Volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians were honored by South Whidbey Fire/EMS at the annual awards dinner March 8, at Useless Bay Golf and County Club.

Proposed Bayview fire station estimated at $5.4 million

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:36AM

Building a new fire station in Bayview may cost South Whidbey Fire/EMS nearly $1 million more than the first proposal 10 years ago.

Island County road development hearing planned

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Island County Board of Commissioners will be taking public comment on revisions to the county’s general design and construction standards at 10:15 a.m. Monday, March 17, in the Commissioners Hearing Room.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Parks board was right to lift ban

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, Contrary to The Record’s March 8 editorial, the park board’s decision to lift its ban on Terry Swanson was not based on favoritism or a “free pass” to disobey rules. Instead, its decision effectively admits that: 1) the park director’s order that Terry corral 18 athletes within a 30-by-50 area was based upon the director’s misunderstanding of the number of players involved, it was unsafe, and would have caused precisely the damage to the turf that the park wants to avoid; 2) the board has no precedent for banning citizens for playing soccer on an open soccer field; and 3) the primary purpose of the soccer fields is for soccer and not for show.

Expectations set for state tournament title run | FALCON SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

Murmurs and whispers of playing in the state 1A boys soccer tournament became full-blown cheers for South Whidbey this season.

Determination makes the difference, seniors say | FALCON SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

Exiting from the postseason one game shy of the 1A state tournament last year is a memory South Whidbey baseball seniors are eager to put behind them.

Farmers eye Ebey’s Reserve to grow marijuana

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:17AM

Some Central Whidbey farmers want to grow marijuana in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.

Missed turn traps Deer Lake driver

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 1:05PM

A Clinton woman was transported to the hospital for injuries she suffered in a one-car accident on Deer Lake Road this past Wednesday. According to Sgt. Laura Price of the Island County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred at about 5:45 a.m. near the turn at Big Harv’s Lane. Jacqueline Edwards, 29, was westbound on Deer Lake Road in a 2011 Ford Escape when the vehicle left the roadway.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Swanson acted like a “bully”

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, Regarding the article headed “Swanson reigns supreme,” in the March edition of The Record, a superficial reading of the facts indicates that he is an arrogant bully with no regard for rules and regulations. Further investigation may prove otherwise, but it is doubtful.

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