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One killed in South Whidbey crash

A motorcycle driver is dead following a collision on South Whidbey Monday night, according to Washington State Patrol. Brett Higgins, 49, of Freeland was traveling… Continue reading

Attorney general discusses opioids, Trump

The state’s top lawyer discussed opioids and his actions against the Trump Administration during his visit with the Rotary Club of Oak Harbor last week.… Continue reading

County buying land for poop

Farmers wanted for spreading biosolids from treatment plant

1 killed, 5 injured in crash

An Oak Harbor man is dead, five people were injured and a woman is in jail following a Saturday afternoon collision on North Whidbey, according… Continue reading

Residents manufacture unique way to ‘age in place’

One Whidbey family is taking a creative approach to matters of housing and aging. With help from relatives and community members, long-time island residents Alicia… Continue reading

Leaders list legislative longings

Mental and behavioral health are at the top of Island County elected officials’ priorities for the coming year. At a Council of Governments meeting last… Continue reading

Photos by Jessie Stensland / South Whidbey Record
                                A welder does work on a high-speed passenger ferry that Nichols Brothers is building for Kitsap Transit.

Don’t miss the boat: Nichols Bros. looking for workers

The largest civilian employer on Whidbey Island builds and fixes giant vessels of steel or aluminum, but the company somehow manages to keep a relatively… Continue reading

Photos by Jessie Stensland / South Whidbey Record
                                A welder does work on a high-speed passenger ferry that Nichols Brothers is building for Kitsap Transit.

Freeland Trinity Lutheran gives $125,000 in scholarship awards

Church endowment funds topping $4 million

  • Jul 1, 2019

Zimbabwean, American musicians collaborate

Attendees and organizers of Camp Batidza will collaborate with Tacoma and Whidbey Island musicians to host a musical showcase filled with marimba, drumming, dance and… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2019

‘Operation Dry Water’ targets boating under the influence of alcohol, marijuana

Island County Sheriff’s Office is asking boaters to help keep safe by not consuming alcohol or marijuana while out on the water — especially when… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2019

Untapped potential: Penn Cove Brewing opens second location

Big plans are a-brewing at one Coupeville-based business. Penn Cove Brewing Co. is holding the grand opening for its new Oak Harbor taproom on Bayshore… Continue reading

Whidbey a great place to celebrate World UFO Day

Washington is best state to spot flying saucers

WhidbeyHealth chief outlines hospital woes, goals

WhidbeyHealth CEO Ron Telles admits the hospital district is facing financial and morale problems and says he’s working to fix those issues. During a Council… Continue reading

Investigation closed with little evidence of attack

Police closed an investigation into allegations that “Hispanic men” assaulted a teenage girl on South Whidbey June 7 after finding no evidence to back up… Continue reading

Fourth of July begins early on South Whidbey

A late booking of a pyrotechnician 25 years ago helped create perfect cohesion for patriotic celebrations on South Whidbey. By the time Matt Chambers and… Continue reading

Maverick Christensen graduates cum laude

Bret and Goldie Christensen of Freeland announce the graduation of their son MAVERICK CHRISTENSEN cum laude with a bachelor of science degree specializing in marine… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2019

Event helps Good Cheer feed hungry pets

Good Cheer received 320 lbs. of cat and dog food, thanks to Animal Hospital by the Sea

Island Rowers to honor founder at ceremony

The Island Rowing Association is holding a christening ceremony 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 6 at Freeland Park in memory of the club’s founder, Dave… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2019

Outcast presents ‘Inherit the Wind’

Outcast Productions is presenting a well-known classic, “Inherit the Wind,” in a staged reading at the Outcast Theater at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds at 7:30… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2019

Input sought on ferry dock food

The state Department of Transportation wants to know what its passengers are hungry for. The new Mukilteo ferry terminal will have space for one “grab-and-go”… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2019