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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Wahl Road homeowner charged $6,000 in taxation error

  • Jan 31, 2015 at 4:00PM

A South Whidbey homeowner is taking the county to task for mischarging him $6,125 in property taxes.

Whidbey Recipes food columnist fools burglar

  • Jan 31, 2015 at 8:00AM

An 82-year-old recipe columnist for the South Whidbey Record tricked a burglar into incriminating himself last year.

South Whidbey School District’s records policy fuels concern

  • Jan 31, 2015 at 6:00AM

The South Whidbey School District’s new policy of proactively identifying online people who request public records is raising red flags among some open government champions.

Langley warming center OK’d for sub-35 temps

  • Jan 31, 2015 at 6:00AM

Unsheltered individuals living on South Whidbey now have a safe space to stay when the temperature drops below freezing.


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