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SLIDESHOW | Lady Turks take down Falcons in girls soccer, 8-0

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 5:00PM

Sultan showed off with an 8-0 thrashing of South Whidbey in a Cascade Conference girls soccer match Oct. 18.

Clinton author draws on power of religious icons

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Oct 23, 2014 at 1:34PM

Mary Green always listened to the words of her god; throughout her life she had meaningful conversations through prayer and found guidance within the gospels. But Green, a self-described “highly visual” person, said she lacked the “eyes to see.”

Island Transit board to hold special meeting Friday

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 7:47AM

The Island Transit Board of Directors will convene for a special meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the organization's new headquarters, 19758 Highway 20. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and possibly take action regarding the job description for the vacant interim executive director position, and to talk about the state audit exit conference.

Hometown Hero Beverly Graham to sing at free Seattle concert

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 8:31AM

Signer, song writer, warrior for the hungry and former Whidbey Island resident Beverly Graham will perform at a free concert in Seattle this weekend in celebration of the 25th anniversary of OPERATION: Sack Lunch. Graham, who moved to New Mexico in 2010, is founding executive director of the organization, which began in 1989 and has now served 4 million meals to the hungry, according to a news release. OPERATION officials are celebrating the milestone and anniversary with a gala event, including a no-cost concert, private reception and silent auction.

Whidbey Island Cannabis Company to open tomorrow

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 6:43PM

Whidbey Island's first recreational marijuana store is expected to open its doors Friday. Whidbey Island Cannabis Company owner Maureen Cooke said she's waiting for the delivery of her occupancy permit, but all the other hurdles are cleared for an 11 a.m. grand opening Oct. 24. She expects the first day to be "a zoo."

Alleged child molester sought on South Whidbey

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 4:23PM

Deputies are looking on South Whidbey for a former resident who is wanted for child molestation in Iowa.

Whidbey’s first retail pot store finally opens

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 4:00PM

Whidbey Island’s first legal sale of recreational marijuana occurred Friday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Nuñez deserves another four years

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 4:31PM

Editor, I appreciate Island County treasurer Ana Maria Nuñez’s leadership in coordinating this last year the PAC’s User Group which develops the software programming priorities of the county treasurer’s True Automation property tax collection system for 13 counties in Washington. Even during difficult personal and family health issues over the last 12 months, Ana Maria continued to participate in the discussions and decisions of the Washington State Association of County Treasurers (WSACT), including state legislation and participating on WSACT committees. She is a strong advocate for excellence in treasury management and an asset to the citizens of Island County.

Island County candidate contributions, expenses revealed

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Oct 26, 2014 at 9:32AM

If money makes a difference in races for political office, then it appears Island County District 3 Commissioner candidate Karla Jacks will have a hefty advantage over challenger Rick Hannold in next month’s general election.

Lakewood rallies for five-set victory

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 6:00PM

Lakewood bounced back from a two-set deficit and avoided a sweep by winning three straight sets to beat South Whidbey in a Cascade Conference volleyball match Wednesday.

Look for ballots mailed last week in Island County

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

Voter ballots were mailed Oct. 14 and should be in mailboxes and post office boxes now.

Regional education chief to help in South Whidbey school director selection

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

Unable to reach a decision themselves, South Whidbey School Board directors are now looking to the region’s top education official for help in selecting a new member.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Vote “Yes” on Initiative 594

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

Editor, I finally went and read the text of the Initiative 594, which would require background checks for all gun sales, not just those in gun shops. I have to say it seems like a reasonable initiative. Currently no background check is required if you buy a gun from a gun show, on the internet, or anywhere except from a licensed gun shop. With a loophole that big, why bother to have any background check law at all?

Langley girl takes high place at 5K

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

A 10-year-old girl from Langley finished second in her age division at the Dawg Dash 5K run on Sunday in Seattle.

Girls soccer ends season winless after narrow loss

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 8:00AM

South Whidbey’s last and best hope for a victory was dashed in a wet and windy loss Wednesday night to Lakewood, 1-0.

$77 million 2015 budget adopted in Island County

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 8:00AM

Despite lingering concerns about overspending, Island County commissioners adopted a $77 million budget Monday.

Former Island Transit chief gave herself raises, audit revealed

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Oct 27, 2014 at 11:30AM

Reports by the Washington State Auditor’s Office lays the blame for financial problems at Island Transit squarely at the feet of the five-member board.

Family celebrates 25 years of leadership at Freeland Trinity Lutheran Church

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 10:00AM

Jim Lindus, senior pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland, and wife Felicia will celebrate 25 years of pastoral leadership this Sunday, Oct. 26. Felicia Lindus is the director of the church’s preschool. They have been married 30 years.

Crowd ponders how to spark vitality, growth in Clinton

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 10:00AM

Island County’s comprehensive plan, the Clinton Community Council’s goals and the Clinton area’s desires and needs all intersected at a meeting Thursday night.

Dia de los Muertos honors dead, celebrates life

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 10:00AM

In Mexico—as well as in many parts of the United States—the days from Nov. 1-2 are spent celebrating life and honoring the deceased during Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a holiday which has developed through a pairing of Catholic and ancient Aztec traditions.

EDITORIAL | Asking for assistance was the right call

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 12:00PM

Sometimes indecision and a little delay isn’t such a bad thing. This week, the South Whidbey School Board wrestled to fill the District 2 seat, which has been vacant since Fred O’Neal resigned in late August. While the board was ultimately unsuccessful in selecting one of two candidates, the outcome was no failure. Rather, the board’s decision to bring in a bit of outside help, an expert in education if you will, was a demonstration in good government and institutional humility.

Whidbey Ryther Center unit raises nearly $25,000

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 12:00PM

Nearly $25,000 was raised by the South Whidbey Mardi Unit of Ryther Child Center, a nonprofit that helps at-risk children and families.

New arrival | Kian Wesley Fouts

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 1:00PM

Kian Wesley Fouts was born at Whidbey General Hospital to parents Daniel and Amber Fouts of Freeland on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2014. Kian weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces at the time of birth.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Breast cancer cure or breast cancer quackery?

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, As this is breast cancer awareness month, I would like to make everyone aware of the possible cure. Please take an hour from your life and watch “Clearing the Smoke: The science of cannabis.” This documentary, produced by Montana PBS and available for free viewing on their website, contains an explanation of the mammalian endocannabinoid system and the use of cannabidiol to trigger cell death in cancers. This will give you a very good place to start in your understanding of cannabidiol, the endocannabinoid system and receptors, and programmed cell death. Science, instead of rhetoric or politics.

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