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Island County OKs some fair association building expenses

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 6:00PM

State required electrical upgrades at the Island County Fairgrounds will be covered by Island County.

Junior varsity girls Falcon soccer coach needed

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey High School’s girls soccer program needs a junior varsity/assistant head coach. After two years of Ben Rusch leading the program with the aid of Jane Gerlach, she decided to step away from the team. Those interested in the position can contact South Whidbey High School Athletic Director Kelly Kirk at 360-221-6808, ext. 5408.

Tokitae ferry service entry delayed

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 3:21PM

The MV Tokitaes entry into service will be delayed at least one week, ferry officials said Monday.

Langley city council supports temporary demolition ban

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

Nary a hand was raised in favor of the Dog House Tavern’s owners’ rights to tear down the century-old building at the Langley City Council hearing Monday. Hardly any opinions were entered into the record at the mandatory public hearing about the city’s emergency ordinance. Last month, in response to Dog House owners Charlie and Janice Kleiner’s inquiry about the process to take down the First Street building, Langley’s planning director and mayor supported a six-month demolition moratorium. The temporary ban specifically targeted the Dog House Tavern as one of the only buildings qualified as being on the National Register of Historic Places and located within the downtown area.

New coach, new system take shape at spring practice

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

Chris Tormey looked right at home on Waterman’s Field during a recent football practice, months ahead of the August start for the fall sport. The first-year Falcon head coach, a former Division I college assistant and head coach, took over the reins in May from Mark Hodson and Andy Davis after more than a decade of their leadership. They stepped down in favor of spending time with their families. Both coaches have children at the high school.

North Whidbey man accused of kidnapping, brutal rape

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

North Whidbey resident Darcy Zook got the scare of a lifetime when police caught a suspect in a brutal rape and kidnapping case hiding in an orchard just outside her doors Saturday.

EDITORIAL | Possession Point boat ramp project a worthy objective

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

The boat launch at Possession Point Waterfront Park may soon get an overhaul. The Port of South Whidbey is in the process of planning substantial renovations, and the commissioners are right to pursue this long overdue project. The proposal recently came under fire from neighbors concerned about potential noise impacts, and their objections should be thoughtfully considered, but not at the expense of the interests of the public and the environment.

State Farm donates to IDIPIC

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

State Farm representatives on Whidbey donated $5,000 to the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County to continue DUI and underage drinking prevention.

'Lemmings' lemon returns to South Whidbey

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jul 11, 2014 at 8:05AM

A low-budget bust filmed on South Whidbey nearly 25 years ago, a tale of zombies, time travel and Arthurian knights, will re-debut in Bavview this weekend as a benefit for veterans. "Lemmings" will be shown at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at The American Legion South Whidbey Post 141 as a fundraiser for the veteran-focused organization.

Choochokam returns to take over Langley

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 11, 2014 at 9:08AM

Choochokam Arts Festival will return to downtown Langley July 12-13.

June 18 | 50 years ago

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

The following are segments of stories in the June 18, 1964, edition of the South Whidbey Record, then titled the Whidbey Island Record.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | Ransacked mail, a man with a stick and a frog-egg hunter

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

The following items are 9-1-1 reports to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, south precinct. Wednesday, June 4 8:38 a.m. — A caller reported Cottonwood Lane is a county road and someone felled trees within the last 48 hours to block access to the property and has posted no trespassing signs. 11:27 a.m. — A caller on Goodell Road reported community mailboxes were broken into. 4:11 p.m. — A caller on Adams Road advised his mail has been stolen. He is missing a check and believes it was stolen yesterday. The mailbox was also full of different people’s mail.

Taproom@Bayview Corner to bring nightlife, beer variety to town

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 12:00PM

Two Whidbey Island residents will bring a bit of nightlife to the South End this week.

Whidbey Audubon Society bestows two scholarships

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Whidbey Audubon Society 2014 scholarship awardees are Caitlyn Connolly of Coupeville High School and Rachel Crowther of Oak Harbor High School.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Real estate market isn’t as bad as fire chief made out

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, I read the article about South Whidbey Fire/EMS selling some unused land. I have no comment on the price or pending sale of that property, as the fire district is dealing with a very competent real estate agent who is giving competent advice. However, the last couple paragraphs of the newspaper article stated that Chief Rusty Palmer and the commissioners think that it could take “several more decades” for that land to be worth what the district paid for it in 2001.

South Whidbey man answers access angling need

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00PM

People in the world of getting paralyzed veterans active are excited about a Freeland man’s quest to help them cast a line. Mike Mayes, the fishing guru at Freeland Ace Hardware, has worked for the past several years on a pontoon that can support a couple of power wheel chairs to get disabled veterans on the water. “If you’ve ever been on a boat with one of these kids who’s never been on one before … the look on their face, it almost makes you cry,” Mayes said.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | WICA criticism was unnecessary

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, Regarding Elliott Menashe’s letter published in the June 14 edition of The Record: I wholeheartedly agree with Elliott that the current WICA [Whidbey Island Center for the Arts] production, “Our Town,” is an excellent rendering of Wilder’s classic and timeless treatment of life and death. Kudos to Mr. Rarick and the entire cast and crew for an excellent show. But wait, that’s just not unusual for WICA productions. Elliott, you are certainly entitled to your opinion, but to say that “standards are lax” for WICA productions is ridiculous.

Accused Coupeville cop was “tricked,” judge says

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00PM

There’s nothing unusual about the police using a ruse against a criminal suspect. Such trickery can be “legal and appropriate,” said Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock.

MAYOR'S BEAT | Second Street shindig planned; city extends open invite

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 4:00PM

By FRED MCCARTHY Langley mayor From 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, we are going to have a party on the new plaza in the center of Langley and everyone is invited. The Langley Main Street Association and the Langley Chamber of Commerce have partnered with the City of Langley to host this event. Main Street arranged for veterans from the Whidbey Veterans Resource Center to prepare a summer barbecue for everyone. It will be a time of ribbon cutting, enjoying local food, drink, music, and celebrating moving our economy and city into a future filled with hope and promise.

Permit headache douses Bayview pot biz

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 4:00PM

The wait for legal weed on South Whidbey may be longer than first thought. Whidbey Island Cannabis Company lacks the proper permits to open one of the state’s first recreational marijuana stores, and the county planning director alerted shop owner Maureen Cooke five days before the new business received the state’s OK.

Langley parks commission sets work plan

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 4:00PM

The citizen commission in charge of Langley’s parks and open spaces has set an ambitious work plan for itself in the coming year. Speaking to the city council June 16, commission Chairwoman Nancy Rowan said the group would like to see a commitment from the city staff to create a budget for them to accomplish some work preserving open space in town. She cited a 2009 survey of Langley residents who stated parks were a high priority. “It shows that people want walking trails and beach walks,” she said.

South Whidbey girl qualifies for national track meet

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 4:00PM

There is a simple strategy behind Elizabeth Donnelly’s racing success.

Tilth gets ready to get dirty at weed workshop

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 4:00PM

Some non-native plants cause problems, but there are ways to manage them. South Whidbey Tilth will hold a workshop on the topic from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 21, on the organization’s land on Thompson Road and Highway 525.

Modified burn ban starts soon in Island County

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 4:00PM

Outdoor burning will soon be over in Island County, starting Tuesday, July 15. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown, also the county’s fire marshal, sent out the notice of the burn ban which prohibits outdoor burning of natural debris, including burns that were issued permits.

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