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Three girls from South Whidbey recently made international headlines. Hannah McConnaughey, Haley McConnaughey and Annika Hustad’s accomplishments in underwater robotics earned them an invitation to the Black Sea ROV International Competition in Constanta, Romania. Not only were they invited to compete against other high school teams, of which most were “overwhelmingly male” in Hannah’s words, but they left with the first-place trophy for the high school division and as kind-of celebrities enjoying Americans-in-Romania status along the idyllic seaside walkway where the events were held.
Community Events, September 2014
The PAWZ 5K/run and walk returns to Langley later this month. For the second time, the event is a fundraiser for the 4-H Happy Hounds Dog Club and the Good Cheer Food Bank’s pet food program. More than 100 people, many of whom brought their mutts, came out for a fall strut through Langley last year.
The county will fork out nearly $30,000 to repair “potentially” dangerous electrical problems at the Island County Fairgrounds. Facilities Director Larry Van Horn asked the Board of Commissioners for the emergency funding at Wednesday’s work session because “violations of this magnitude” needed to be repaired right away.
America’s fight over gun rights and the state’s proposed initiative for firearm sales regulations came to Langley City Hall on Monday.
Hundreds turned out for the first Clinton Town Picnic, a day of free food, music and a giant slingshot for sending zucchini and butternut squash 100 yards into center field on Sept. 13 at Dan Porter Memorial Park.