Evan Thompson

What I learned about my father through the Vietnam War

A Herald writer’s curiosity about his father’s years in Vietnam led to understanding for them both.


Orca expert’s love for whales goes way back

Howard Garrett, co-founder of the Orca Network, talks about his passion and mission


Couple’s 30,000 Christmas lights

Annual holiday light show at Clinton home is a tradition for many


Team keep tough bi-district tournament in mind | SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW

South Whidbey girls tennis hardly went a day without having to practice inside because of rain. The Falcons made it to day three of the… Continue reading

Robbins returns, boys aim for Cascade Conference championship | SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW

Winning the Cascade Conference isn’t an impossible task in the eyes of South Whidbey senior Lake Smith and junior Julian Inches. If they can learn… Continue reading

Falcon softball’s goal shifts to earning a medal at state tournament | SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW

The typical goal for a high school sports team is to make it to state. It’s been South Whidbey softball’s driving motiviation for many seasons… Continue reading

Sluggers to rely on experience from last season | SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW

South Whidbey senior Taylor “Crash” Brown has seen ups and downs in his Falcon baseball career. He was on the 2015 squad that finished second… Continue reading

Small turnout for returning state champions, runner-up changes expectations | SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW

Turnout is low for South Whidbey’s girls and boys teams despite a high level of success in the 2017 state championships. The girls team, which… Continue reading

Athletes focus on earning medals, state berths, breaking records | SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW

South Whidbey seniors Mikayla Hezel and Sophia Nielsen both left the 2017 1A track and field championships wanting more. A dropped baton prevented Hezel’s 4x100-meter… Continue reading

From seed to stomach: Farm team helps sprout integrated garden program

Mimi Cord enjoys everything about being on the South Whidbey Elementary School’s sixth grade farm team. She gets to go outside and stay busy helping… Continue reading

SWHS seniors help lead special needs students in PE class

South Whidbey High School freshman Bardya Kashkooli always asks the same question whenever he spots seniors Hunter Bova, Greyson Clements, Lewis Pope and Ryan Wenzek.… Continue reading

Langley’s annual Murder Mystery Weekend draws record numbers

The same question was on everyone’s minds when they gathered around the scene of the crime: who killed Merlin Mariner? Was it Rainy Gray, Mariner’s… Continue reading

Falcon hoops team nets postseason honors

South Whidbey senior Lewis Pope has a knack for making the players around him better. His play, work ethic and demeanor inspired his teammates to… Continue reading

Falcon state wrestlers fall short of medals at the Tacoma Dome

South Whidbey freshman Drew Aposhyan was struck with a moment of awe when he stepped into the Tacoma Dome. The size of the arena, which… Continue reading

Critics reignite issues with The Machine Shop in Langley | CORRECTED

Patience is wearing thin among some of The Machine Shop’s critics. Three Langley residents complained at the Langley City Council’s monthly meeting on Tuesday night… Continue reading

Icy roads lead to six crashes on Thursday

It was an unlucky day for South Whidbey drivers on Thursday morning and afternoon. Icy roads, frozen over from between one to two inches of… Continue reading

Historical society to lead presentation about Gabelein family history

Pick up a local phone book. Thumb to the page with the Gabeleins. The list of names is long compared to other South Whidbey families.… Continue reading

South Whidbey girls basketball team gives maximum effort

No matter what the score, South Whidbey girls basketball head coach Jeff Hanson could count on the team to try its hardest. This was true… Continue reading

Langley man airlifted after rollover crash

A Langley resident was airlifted for treatment after rolling his 1995 Ford F-150 Sunday night. Clark Sarbaugh, 28, was also arrested on suspicion of driving… Continue reading

Falcons look at positives despite loss in tournament

This one hurt. Season-ending losses usually do. South Whidbey’s 62-41 loss to King’s in the loser-out elimination game of the 1A District 1 tournament on… Continue reading