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  • Apr 1, 2015 at 6:00AM

The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 50 and 25 years ago on Thursday, April 1, 1965 and Tuesday, April 3, 1990.

Nichols workers stretch to better health: 10-minute exercise routine cuts injuries in half

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Apr 2, 2015 at 8:06AM

The crew at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders are tough, grizzled, even burly. They’re the quintessential shipyard workers, which makes picturing their 10-minute morning exercise routine a bit hard to image. In dirty overalls and leather welding jackets, these rough-and-tumble men and women will be found with hands on their hips and dipping one knee, and then the other; throwing their hands above their heads and then swinging them back down behind them; reaching forward with one arm while stretching the opposite leg back.

NOTABLE | Middle school student acts as temporary page for Barbara Bailey

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 8:00AM

Emily Harris, a student at Haller Middle School in Arlington, spent a week as a page for the Washington State Senate in Olympia, according to a recent news release.

South Whidbey boys soccer blasts Granite Falls

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 8:00AM

The shutouts continued for South Whidbey boys soccer after a 9-0 win over Granite Falls on Friday night.

VIEWPOINT | A brighter future is ahead for Island Transit

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 8:00AM

Island Transit is pleased to report it is in the midst of executing a recovery plan after having survived serious financial challenges requiring significant reductions in bus service in July and September 2014. A new Interim Executive Director was hired to implement recovery planning for future financial stability, and a new Board of Directors was appointed. At its first meeting of 2015, Island Transit’s Board adopted a stabilization plan including the following key strategies:

Obstruction call ends Falcon fastpitch game

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey softball trailed most of the game, rallied late, tied and then lost in the seventh inning against Archbishop Murphy.

Land Trust eyes Monroe Landing for preservation

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 10:00AM

The scenic acreage that surrounds Monroe Landing has been a home and refuge to many. Initially one of three Salish villages located on the shores of Penn Cove, the beach made a perfect canoe landing area and temporary encampments cropped up around the cove.

Holmes Harbor clamming resumes

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 10:11AM

Shellfish harvesting is returning to Holmes Harbor after a nearly nine-year hiatus.

Music Series concludes season with “Pasture-ized”

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 12:00PM

New musical comedy is “all original and all Whidbey."

Planning board to discuss Langley charrette

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 12:00PM

All hands will be on deck today to discuss preparations for the upcoming charrette, a stakeholders meeting Tuesday, April 14 about how to connect the marina to the downtown area and parking.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Design doesn’t matter, addressing a need does

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 2:00PM

Editor, It is frustrating to me to keep reading letters to the editor that suggest that people just need to “get fit” so they can go up and down Wharf Street on foot. They totally miss the fact that within our community there are many people who will never be able to become physically fit because they are elderly, they have medical conditions that compromise walking ability, they are injured or recovering from surgery, or they are in wheelchairs. They totally miss the fact that some visitors who come by boat may be relegated to sit on said boat instead of getting up the hill to explore Langley and other South Whidbey areas.

Langley Middle School principal accepts new job

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 2:00PM

Eric Nerison has resigned from his position as Langley Middle School principal. Nerison will leave in order to take a position as superintendent of the Kalama School District.

RELIGION NOTES | Worship with Whidbey QuakersMethodists find hope in ‘Eternal Light’

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 2:00PM

Langley United Methodist Church will hold a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Good Friday, April 3 in the church sanctuary, Third Street and Anthes Avenue. “Eternal Light” will feature the church choir, soloists, orchestra, a string quintet and poetry. Pieces from traditional requiems, such as Gabriel Faure and John Rutter compositions, will be included along with some from living composers who take a little different path.

Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners bring Prohibition-era jazz to WICA

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 2:00PM

Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners will be playing a CD release concert featuring tunes evocative of the Prohibition jazz era at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Accused nurse did great things at hospital

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 4:00PM

Editor, I am writing as a citizen of the Whidbey community, and as a recently retired registered nurse. I worked 15 joyous years in the Whidbey Family Birthplace at Whidbey General Hospital. I was there before Linda Gipson arrived, and was privileged to be a part of the nursing staff during these last few years with her as chief nursing officer.

RELIGION NOTES | ‘Fly Away’ at Unity Easter service

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 4:00PM

Unity of Whidbey will hold service at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 5, at the church, 5671 Crawford Road. The day’s speaker is Doug Benecke and the title of the talk is “Fly Away.”

Dad, daughter ball was a hit on South Whidbey

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 4:00PM

The South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District’s Dad and Daughter Ball attracted a record number of participants this year, prompting talks of potentially relocating the dance to a larger space in 2016.

South Whidbey Parks commissioners agree to work with other agencies

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 6:00PM

The South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District has established a memorandum of understanding with the Port of South Whidbey, Island County and the City of Langley.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Story about suspect was in poor taste

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 6:00PM updated Apr 2, 2015 at 11:09AM

Editor, I believe that the article “Bank heist suspect looks for love from behind bars” was printed in bad taste. It comes off as immature and mean spirited.

RELIGION NOTES | Worship with Whidbey Quakers

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 6:00PM

“We are a people that follow after those things that make for peace, love, and unity,” according to early Quaker Margaret Fell. Whidbey Island Friends Meeting (also known as Quakers) holds its regular gathering for worship 4 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist building, 20103 Highway 525.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Conductor put on a remarkable concert

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 6:00PM

Editor, Kudos to Anna Edwards, conductor of the Saratoga Orchestra, and all who put on Carmina Burana. I usually talk about issues relating to creating and running a business. Last weekend I saw a remarkable concert that made me realize that having a powerful vision that leads to a remarkable accomplishment can apply not only to someone who has an idea to create a business, but to many other endeavors as well.

RELIGION NOTES | Easter egg hunt, potluck planned

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 8:00PM

The Filipino American Association of Oak Harbor will hold an Easter egg hunt and potluck at noon Sunday, April 5, at Knights of Columbus Hall, 3259 old Goldie Road in Oak Harbor. Fil Am will provide roast pork, pancit, chicken adobo, steamed rice and hotdogs.

SLIDESHOW | Rally lifts Red Wolves over South Whidbey baseball

  • Apr 2, 2015 at 9:00AM

South Whidbey lost a closely-contested Cascade Conference baseball game 3-2 to Cedarcrest on March 24.

SLIDESHOW | Simms' six innings help Falcon baseball get first win

  • Apr 3, 2015 at 7:00AM

South Whidbey edged Granite Falls 6-3 on March 27 to get the Falcon baseball team's first win of the season. Sophomore Will Simms pitched six innings, giving up two earned runs early only to buckle down late and strike out five of the last six batters he faced.

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