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Large gains made with Kramer’s first Falcon boys tennis cohort | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2014

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 2:00PM

Four years ago when Karyle Kramer took over the Falcon boys tennis program, it was in a bit of disarray.

New coach, new quarterback, no problem for Falcon football | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2014

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 2:00PM

South Whidbey football underwent its most sweeping changes in a decade over the past few months. First, the Falcons lost a cadre of seniors to graduation, many of whom held vital positions including quarterback, running back, two receivers and a tight end. Then longtime co-head coaches Mark Hodson and Andy Davis resigned in favor of having more time with families.

COER asks for touch-and-go halt

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

Citizen’s of Ebey’s Reserve are asking the Navy to delay touch-and- go operations at Outlying Field Coupeville until the completion of the ongoing Environmental Impact Statement.

Falcon volleyball veterans eye return trip to state 1A tournament | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2014

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

The sights, sounds and smells of the Yakima SunDome lingered with the Falcon volleyball girls. Those who were on the team that reached the 1A state tournament last year often recall the experience. They hope that by talking about it, they can give their new teammates a glimpse of why it’s important to them and what they’re working toward.

Hope remains for extending Falcon girls soccer's pattern of success | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2014

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

For each of the past four years that Ben Rusch has led the Falcon girls soccer team, wins have increased.

Injuries to top boys, girls runners hamper South Whidbey XC season’s start | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2014

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 6:00PM

Those who visited the new rust-red track at South Whidbey High School on a recent afternoon may have been dismayed at the sight of a dozen teenagers sitting on the side.

Falling for her garden; artist to launch season

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 6:00PM

Artists of South Whidbey will start their fall season with a meeting next week.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Karla Jacks has Major’s stamp of approval

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 3:52PM

Editor, I am writing to offer my endorsement of Karla Jacks for Island County Commissioner, District 3. Island County voters should be elated to have such a well-rounded candidate running for this important position.

South Whidbey bids a final farewell to Paul Schell

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 4:00PM

When you live the life that Paul Schell did, people have a lot of stories and memories to share.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Attacks on incumbent treasurer deserve educated response

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, I cannot stand by and witness the mudslinging campaign being pursued by Wanda Grone. When Grone decided to run, rather than being honest and above board about her intentions, she chose to let both the treasurer and her fellow staff members discover it in the newspaper.

Auditor’s Office rejects hundreds of primary election ballots

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

More than 200 ballots were rejected Monday at the Island County Auditor’s office due to late postmarks and other issues.

Port still interested, but fairgrounds idea needs more study

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 16, 2014 at 12:30PM

Managing the Island County Fairgrounds was an enticing proposition for the Port of South Whidbey.

Falcon football begins Aug. 20

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

High school football returns to South Whidbey officially Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Race the Reserve finishers from South Whidbey

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

Here are the people from South Whidbey who ran in the Race the Reserve half marathon, 10K and 5K on Aug. 16. They are listed by overall place, name, city of residence, age and time.

Whidbey schools fail to meet federal standards, spurs letter to parents

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

In the next couple of weeks many parents of Whidbey students will receive letters indicating their elementary schools are failing them. According to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, they are.

South Whidbey parks to consider new property, pay changes

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

Changes to South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District’s employee compensation and benefits will be reviewed by the commissioners at Wednesday’s meeting behind closed doors. The nature of those changes and how the district would implement them will be discussed in executive session, which is closed to the public. Parks Executive Director Doug Coutts said it was closed because the commissioners will discuss individual employees’ compensation and performance. Some employees may earn more, and some may earn less if the plan is approved.

Canty and Forcier | MATRIMONY

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

Jeremie Canty and Michelle Forcier of Freeland were married at 11 a.m. Monday, July 28, at Mutiny Bay Beach. Their ceremony can be viewed on YouTube at

EDITORIAL | Port commissioners were right to wait

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

Resisting a new-car smell that apparently still lingers at the 90-year-old Island County Fairgrounds, Port of South Whidbey commissioners this week agreed the board needs more information before it can decide whether or not to take on the role of property manager. In doing so, the board exercised restraint and sound judgment as stewards of public funds. One simply doesn’t drive an old Cadillac off the lot without first taking a peek under the hood.

New officer joins Langley police ranks

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

Langley will welcome a new officer in an official swearing-in ceremony Monday. Officer Michael Beech will swear in as a member of the Langley Police Department during the city council meeting at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Beech served in the United States Marine Corps for four years and worked for the Island County Sheriff’s Office for two decades.

Bryant and Reeves | MATRIMONY

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

David and Rose Bryant wish to announce that their son David Bryant will be married to Brittani Reeves on August 18, 2014.

Take a walk on the Whidbey side during the art tour

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

Sue Taves may not be able to turn water into wine; but she can turn stone into water. Taves, who has been sculpting since the early 1990s, has been working with the theme of natural elements in her work for the past several years. Most recently, Taves said, she has been exploring waves, their shapes and volumes, the way the light plays on their surfaces.

Sweet Mona’s changes venue

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 10:00AM

Sweet Mona’s Chocolate Boutique has moved across the street in Langley and is planning a grand opening of its new location next week.

Remembering Dear John letters, and my own dearly loved John | WHIDBEY RECIPES

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 10:00AM

Are you old enough to remember what a “Dear John” letter was? I’m not sure if such a thing still exists in this day of instant communication with our devices; perhaps now you simply text the person you want to “dump” and do it. But, during several of our assorted wars, large and small, when a soldier on deployment received a “Dear John” letter, it meant that the person supposedly waiting for him to return was, in fact, not going to wait after all, and was informing him of the situation in that letter. We all knew what “getting a Dear John letter” meant.

South End gets Toastmasters club

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Toastmasters club of South Whidbey, known as South Whidbey Sound Off, is officially chartered.

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