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“Coach” Jim Leierer (second from left) died Wednesday in Seattle. An influential coach for nearly three decades, he will be missed. Standing beside him are Charlie Davies (far left), Don Wills (second from right) and Jon Chapman (far right). - Evan Thompson / The Record

Legendary South Whidbey coach dies at 92

  • Jun 24, 2016 at 5:07PM

South Whidbey lost a respected high school football leader this week with the passing of “Coach” Jim Leierer. Leierer, an influential man known for his wisdom, faith in God and corny jokes, died Wednesday at an adult care center in Seattle. He was 92.

 

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Port of South Whidbey eyes additional marina parking

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In their ongoing effort to expand the marina in Langley, Port of South Whidbey commissioners took another small step toward realizing that vision recently when they agreed to consider spending $170,000 on a small parking lot on Wharf Street. At its regular meeting this month, the board voted unanimously after an executive session to approve a purchase and sales agreement with Wharf Street Holding Company, LLC. The deal is not yet finalized and is contingent on the results of additional investigation, but both parties hope to close by Aug. 15.

Childhood education assistance program taking enrollment across Whidbey Island

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The Early Childhood Education Assistance Program, or ECEAP, is now enrolling for fall preschool.

Rainbow arch brings color, connection to Langley

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Artist Milo White had a bet riding that his and Lin McJunkin’s archway would fit perfectly into its previously constructed bolts. He was right. The $5,000 artistic archway titled “Inferred” was installed Wednesday afternoon without a hitch. Using the help of a crane provided by Vic Hanson of Hanson’s Building Supply Inc. in Langley, three separate steel pieces were placed carefully by White, McJunkin and a friend.

Sculpture removed from WhidbeyHealth entrance

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An outdoor sculpture that’s greeted visitors to Whidbey General Hospital in Coupeville since 1970 was demolished several weeks ago. Officials discovered the sculpture was deteriorating after reviewing a landscaping plan for the front of the hospital, which just changed its name to WhidbeyHealth Medical Center earlier this month, said George Senerth, executive director of Facilities and Plant Engineering.

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