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GUEST VIEWPOINT | Editorial endorsement was unfair

  • Oct 24, 2013 at 10:00AM

By Ed Jenkins Last week the Record gave endorsements for the election. But some of the statements made about me and my positions are not accurate and I have been given the opportunity to give my side. First I was criticized for not volunteering my time at the Port. I asked the editor if he knew of any such volunteer positions, he did not. For years I pleaded with the port to create citizen volunteer groups to bring in the experience our community offers, to no avail. Perhaps with such citizen input the Port would not need to hire so many expensive consultants and have cost over-runs. Curt seemingly took my pleas for accountability with grants to heart. The Port included the necessity for grant applicants to include how the money would actually provide economic benefit. Great, except that only one request provided any such information and the rest still got the money, oh well. So where are the volunteer opportunities I was criticized for missing?

Island County commissioners welcome new clerk

  • Oct 24, 2013 at 11:00AM

Island County Budget Director Elaine Marlow has relinquished her role as clerk of the board after 12 years of service. She will continue to serve as the county’s budget director and general services director.

Island County residents asked to turn in old prescriptions

  • Oct 24, 2013 at 11:00AM

There is more than one reason to hand over unused and expired prescriptions to law enforcement agencies this Saturday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | South Whidbey fire district went above, beyond

  • Oct 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

Editor, Monday, as I was walking my dog on Edgecliff Drive, she slipped out of her collar and took off. I saw her chase a rabbit and soon discovered why the name Edgecliff is absolutely the right name for our street. As I ran to look where she had run, I had to hold my breath because beneath the brambles and berry bushes there was indeed an edge and, OMG, what a cliff. I didn’t hear anything for a while. I yelled and yelled, drove down to the marina but couldn’t see anything and got no answer when I called.

Annual Bayview Mutt Strut draws creativity, costumes

  • Oct 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

Forget the catwalk. Saturday was a day for dogs at the Historic Bayview Corner.

Famous author breaks hip in Freeland; book signing scrubbed

  • Oct 22, 2013 at 2:21PM

Ann Rule’s book signing event in Freeland this past Sunday was cancelled after the famous true-crime author fell and broke her hip.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Whidbey general's $50 million bond is worth supporting

  • Oct 25, 2013 at 10:00AM

Editor, Unfortunately my husband and I cannot vote for the hospital bond because we are still building a house on Whidbey and cannot claim it as our primary residence yet. So why should I care if I can’t even vote for it? Because it will affect us and we’re ready to pay higher property taxes to support the bond even if we can’t vote for it. Living in a rural, semi-rural area you do what can to support your community, whether it be shopping at local businesses or being taxed to maintain infrastructure or education. Heck, the increase is less than what we pay for a Netflix account for one year.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | I-522 deserves support, vote ‘Yes’

  • Oct 25, 2013 at 11:00AM

Editor, I am writing to encourage voters to support GMO labeling in our state by voting “Yes” on I-522. This initiative is straight-forward and is a good first step for GMO labeling. You will likely hear attacks against I-522. It is important to know that this is an $11 million-plus effort, being led by Monsanto among others; it is not about the facts or about our health, but is about profit for these large multi-national corporations.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Record to move to new Freeland home

  • Oct 25, 2013 at 12:00PM

Following a brief experiment with consolidation with its sister newspapers in Coupeville, The Record found its way back to South Whidbey last year. In Langley Village, we discovered a great location, signed a one-year lease and found ourselves welcomed back into the community fold.

Clinton ferry narrowly misses fishing boat

  • Oct 25, 2013 at 3:30PM

A state ferry leaving the Clinton ferry dock in heavy fog Thursday morning nearly collided with a fishing boat, the U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed.

SWHS grad completes basic training

  • Oct 26, 2013 at 9:00AM

Air Force Airman Kevin A. Smith graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

South Whidbey school board to hear improvement plans

  • Oct 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

The South Whidbey School Board will hear several plans to improve district schools during its regular meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Presentations on school improvements will be made by principals from South Whidbey Elementary School, Langley Middle School, South Whidbey High School and the director of South Whidbey Academy. Superintendent Jo Moccia will also provide a presentation on the district improvement plan.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Say ‘No’ to GMOs by voting ‘Yes’

  • Oct 26, 2013 at 10:00AM

Editor, This week we’ve received our ballots, and this week we will have the opportunity to vote on our right to know what’s in our food, specifically, to know if our food contains Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

Brown water causes stink in Langley

  • Oct 26, 2013 at 11:00AM

Langley’s sometimes not-so-clear water had one resident before the city council Monday saying enough was enough.

Three boys tennis Falcons advance to tri-district

  • Oct 26, 2013 at 11:00AM

South Whidbey will send three of its boys tennis players to the 1A tri-district tournament later this month.

Good Cheer takes bowls from empty to full

  • Oct 26, 2013 at 11:00AM

Community members broke bread together for the Good Cheer Empty Bowl Soup Night on Sunday at Bayview Hall.

SLIDESHOW | Falcon girls soccer seniors shine in final home game

  • Oct 26, 2013 at 12:00PM

Falcon senior Maia Sparkman scored a goal in the first minute and assisted on a goal by junior Olivia Bolding in the 28th as South Whidbey defeated Sultan in girls soccer 2-1 on Oct. 22.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Kramer deserves recent honor

  • Oct 26, 2013 at 12:00PM

Editor, Congratulations to Tom Kramer for his recent induction to South Whidbey High School’s coach’s hall of fame.

100 and still inspiring | Survivor reflects on two mastectomies and living an extraordinary life

  • Oct 26, 2013 at 2:00PM

Kate Rosenthal greets her guest with an offering.

Clinton’s future | A community’s continued search for hope, prosperity

  • Oct 27, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 9:20PM

Downtown Clinton is not dead, nor will it be anytime soon.

Help requested for turkey day

  • Oct 27, 2013 at 10:00AM

Good Cheer Food Bank will need a little help from a lot of hands Nov. 1 unloading turkeys. The Bayview facility will receive a major order of turkeys for food bank clients from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SLIDESHOW | South Whidbey football at Coupeville

  • Oct 27, 2013 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey cruised against its island rival Coupeville in football, 57-33, on Oct. 18.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Radical ideology leads to eventual dictatorship

  • Oct 27, 2013 at 11:00AM

Editor, In 1917, a group of revolutionaries calling themselves the majority took over the Russian Revolution and declared the Soviet Union. They, the Bolsheviks, were not a majority but they claimed to represent all the Russian people except the bourgeoisie.

South Whidbey serving aces take down Sultan

  • Oct 27, 2013 at 12:00PM

Holding serve and serving tough proved a dominant combination for South Whidbey volleyball against Sultan on Tuesday.

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