Firefighter Gary Gabelein hangs up his helmet after 43 years

Gary Gabelein smiles while directing traffic at a recent car accident in Freeland. The longtime firefighter retired this month after 43 years as a South Whidbey Fire/EMS volunteer. - Justin Burnett / The Record
  • Jan 30, 2015 at 4:40PM

In the two cleared engine bays of Station 36 in Bayview, it was akin to being in Gary Gabelein’s home.


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Port of South Whidbey commissioner to be named soon

  • Jan 30, 2015 at 6:00PM

The Port of South Whidbey is expected to appoint a replacement for former Commissioner Dennis Gregoire from a pool of three candidates next month.

Meetings moved to Tuesdays

  • Jan 30, 2015 at 4:39PM

Island County commissioners voted Monday to switch regular commission meetings from Mondays to Tuesdays starting next week.

Land Trust gets $1 million to purchase old Waterman Mill property

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 10:00AM updated Jan 29, 2015 at 9:33AM

More than 2,000 feet of shoreline, 33 acres of forest and wetlands, and 26 acres of beach and tidelands on South Whidbey will be protected in part due to a $1 million federal grant awarded this month.

Beware jury duty phone scam

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 6:00PM

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to beware a new phone scam.


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