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South Whidbey Cubs win Little League Andrade Tournament

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

The South Whidbey Little League Cubs fought their way through the consolation bracket and a mercy-rule loss to win the Andrade Tournament in Oak Harbor this weekend.

Whidbey ROV team hosts fundraiser

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

Atlantis Inc., an underwater remotely operated vehicle team that was the runner-up at the 2014 MATE Pacific Northwest regional competition, is holding a fundraiser Saturday, June 14, for a trip to attend the Black Sea ROV International Competition in Romania this August. Several performers will be at St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods Episcopal Church in Freeland, including dancer Melyssa Smith, the Shifty Sailors, acoustic group The Barriotiques and musician Beverly Graham.

SLIDESHOW | South Whidbey High School graduation 2014

  • Jun 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

Shots from the graduation ceremony at South Whidbey High School on Saturday, June 7, 2014.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Bring Americans home to defend us from Americans

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 4:33PM

Editor, I just have to comment about guns and gun control issues. I am angry.

Road closure planned for Freeland's Celebrate America

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 4:39PM

Celebrate America, Freeland’s premier July 3 event, recently announced the event will result in several road closures. The following roads will be closed from 2 to 11 p.m. Thursday, July 3:

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Friends asked for help, community responded

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, The Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund would like to thank everyone who responded to our spring letter. Through the generosity of the people of South Whidbey, the group is able to continue helping South Whidbey neighbors with medically-related expenses who cannot afford to pay.

Island County transportation meetings delayed

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 6:00PM

Meetings to discuss the Island County Transportation Element have been delayed and are pending reschedule. The meetings were to occur on Camano Island, in Oak Harbor and Freeland in late June. When rescheduled, the meetings will present poster displays, a mapping station and the opportunity to comment in writing on the county’s transportation needs and services.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | A pulled knife, a man with a blow torch and pilfered mail

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

The following items are 9-1-1 reports to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct. Saturday, May 31 11:13 a.m. — A caller on Harbor View Drive reported two people fell off the bluff.

Whidbey Coffee master Dan Ollis | Brewing success for 25 years

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

His iPad is a constant whirl of activity. Dan Ollis keeps the device handy for communication on the fly. As president of a buzzing coffee company with 122 employees, he’s often on the go, making the front seat of his black Chevy Tahoe his mobile office.

Boat ramp plan earns praise from boaters, gripes from neighbors

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jun 15, 2014 at 7:12AM

At least two neighbors of the Possession Beach boat ramp have concerns about noise mitigation with the proposed new design.

Whidbey crabbing season begins July 3

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

Shellfish season for delectable Dungeness and red rock crab begins July 3 around Whidbey Island. Marine areas 8-1, 8-2 and 9 — all of the waters surrounding the island — open to recreational harvest Thursdays through Mondays each week through Sept. 1.

Sailing class brings people together on Lone Lake

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

Turns out that sailing is a popular pastime on South Whidbey. Years of offering children’s classes expanded into adult classes last year, and often both were full. This year, the adult classes that began June 10 had spots available. Less-than-filled courses didn’t stop the South Whidbey Yacht Club, which runs the program through the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District, from offering a four-session class for veterans in early June.

LMS seventh graders win boys league track title

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

First place belonged to the seventh-grade boys track and field team from Langley Middle School after edging King’s by 10.5 points in the Cascade League championship meet June 2.

Seattle girl wins Maxwelton parade contest

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 10:00AM

Jadyn Smith is the winner of the Maxwelton 4th of July parade button design contest for 2014.

Island County's public health money troubles also a statewide issue

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jun 16, 2014 at 9:32AM

Island County’s Public Health Department is feeling a financial pinch that appears to be a statewide issue.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Confessions of a bunny killer: part 2

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 12:00PM

They’re after me. It’s true. This is no joke. They read my column last week or something because the little devils know, and they are after me. Now I must admit that nothing has actually happened yet. In fact, our exchanges have been all too brief, but I fear confrontation may be a foregone conclusion as sightings are increasing by the day.

Hospital Auxiliary awards two student scholarships

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Whidbey General Hospital Auxiliary awarded two $600 yearly scholarships to Whidbey students pursuing a health care career.

Greenbank Birth & Women’s Center | New arrival

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 2:00PM

A warm welcome to Mina Bell Janes born at home March 17, 2014 to parents Courtney Taylor and Mike Janes, and big sister Taylor Junebug of Freeland.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | View price tag for First Street proposal too much

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, I must honestly admit that I would deeply regret the loss of my view if Mr. Francisco’s plans for First Street become a reality. I live here, and I don’t use that phrase lightly. This is my home and I know that I’m one of the luckiest people in the world to have such a beautiful one. But I would be concerned about such a radical change to the character of First Street even if I was only a neighbor.

Maxwelton Independence Day parade nears

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 4:00PM

The 99th Maxwelton Community Independence Day parade is just around the corner, and organizers are encouraging entries.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | WICA’s “Our Town” show is top-notch, a must see

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, I attended the opening night performance of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, or WICA. I went merely as a self-imposed obligation to friends in the cast and because I have great respect for the director, Tim Rarick.

Island County Board of Health honors 15 heroes

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County residents, organizations and businesses were honored this month as recipients of the Linda Lee Martens Memorial Community Health Hero award. The Island County Board of Health convenes annually with the Community Health Advisory Board to honor the recipients that are selected out of a pool nominated by the community.

Identity thieves target South Whidbey mail

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00PM

A rash of mail thefts has occurred on South Whidbey in recent weeks, the Island County Sheriff’s Office has announced. According to an email alert sent out by Island County Sheriff Mark Brown, thefts have been reported island-wide, but have been concentrated on the South End. The thieves may be targeting specific mail, he warned.

Nighttime blaze claims Goss Lake barn

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jun 19, 2014 at 8:26AM

A fire destroyed a two-story, 3,300-square-foot barn near Goss Lake early Tuesday morning.

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