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Two teens with a drone and sheriff’s deputies thwarted South Whidbey boat bandits out for a joyride Wednesday. The unusual case, complete with a happy ending, made regional and even national TV news this week.
Community Events, July 2016
A $2.7 million federal grant will help manufacturing businesses across Washington pay for worker training at nearly no cost, according to a recent press release from the Workforce Training Board.
Construction to install a new right turn lane from Harbor Avenue to Highway 525 in Freeland will begin on Monday.
For more than a couple dozen South Whidbey girls this past week at Langley Middle School, it was time to dream big. That, and having fun along the way. At a free, three-day “Start Dreaming” camp sponsored by Soroptimist International of South Whidbey Island, girls going into the sixth, seventh and eighth grades participated in a plethora of activities ranging from career planning to fitness activities. The focus, organizers said, revolved around empowering the young women.
With room for 58 inmates, the Island County Jail is small by most standards, but the responsibility to provide inmates with sufficient medical care is anything but. “We’re a small jail but we still have to define a minimal level of care,” said Sheriff Mark Brown. What that level of care should be was the focus for Brown and other county officials last week.