Evan Thompson

Langley City Council votes to rock on with OK of live music event

The show will go on. The Langley City Council gave The Machine Shop a unanimous thumbs up for an indoor live amplified music event scheduled… Continue reading

Seventy-five participate in 20th annual Chum Run at Community Park

Scott Knackstedt’s experience as a collegiate runner shined through at the 20th annual Chum Run on Saturday at Community Park. The former University of Portland… Continue reading

Clinton man wins taekwondo sparring world championship

Whidbey Island has a mixed martial arts world champion. Jeffrey Chia of Clinton claimed the sparring title in the 50-59 age division at the American… Continue reading

New website provides history behind Langley’s downtown buildings

The history behind many of Langley’s downtown buildings is now just a few clicks away. The Langley Historic Preservation Commission recently launched its new website,… Continue reading

Eight former Falcons to pursue collegiate athletic careers

Bayley Gochanour doesn’t know exactly what the future will hold for her at Pacific Lutheran University. But, one constant that’s been part of her life… Continue reading

Organizers scrub Choochokam 2017, announce new vision

Choochokam is cancelled, again. An email sent to a Langley business by the Choochokam Arts Foundation Board revealed news that the summer and music arts… Continue reading

Math camp; it’s cooler than it sounds

Cormac McCarthy doesn’t want kids to be afraid of math, but the concepts and equations of algebra can make that a challenge. Nevertheless, the third… Continue reading

Seven Falcons inducted into the 2017 Wall of Fame

Megan Drake has walked through South Whidbey High School’s athletic hallway countless times. Just above the walking corridor of the hallway are the pictures of… Continue reading

Competitive imbalance in league cited as reason for head coach’s resignation

South Whidbey boys soccer coach Emerson “Skip” Robbins has resigned from his position primarily due to “unfair competition” in the Cascade Conference. Robbins, who was… Continue reading

School board director disagrees with raise for superintendent

South Whidbey School District Superintendent Jo Moccia received her third annual raise and a contract extension to 2020 at a School Board workshop on Wednesday… Continue reading

Sanctuary city topic costs Langley a fifth of its annual legal budget

The sanctuary city discussion was a costly topic for the city of Langley over the past six months, accounting for about 20 percent of the… Continue reading

Falcon softball standout to compete in national tournaments with select team

The end of the school year is a welcome respite for most students at South Whidbey High School. But, things are just gearing up for… Continue reading

Mysterious case of missing bouncy house partially solved by eagle-eyed parks worker

Tom Fallon, South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District’s Groundskeeper, was just beginning his morning rounds on Monday near Trustland Trails when something caught his eye.… Continue reading

South Whidbey High School, South Whidbey Academy graduate 118

South Whidbey High School graduate Spencer Fee knows that while one chapter in his life is finished, another one is just beginning. Fee and 101… Continue reading

Langley Middle School campus to house research, archive center

Langley Middle School’s doors may be closing to students next week, but usage of the building is expected to continue. The historic building’s main building… Continue reading

A sports year in review: September to June

State titles, forfeits, coaching resignations and retirements were among the dozens of story lines in the sporting world of South Whidbey from September to June.… Continue reading

Two new sculptures coming to Clyde Alley in Langley

Clyde Alley was once barren of art. Today, it’s shaping up be Langley’s next artistic hot spot. Two new outdoor sculptures are coming to Clyde… Continue reading

Valedictorians talk challenges, obstacles, accomplishments

A total of 102 South Whidbey High School students will receive their diplomas this weekend during the school’s 2017 graduation ceremony. Among them are this… Continue reading

Beusch appointed to Langley City Council seat

Burt Beusch is Langley’s newest city council member. Beusch was appointed to position 1 at the council’s regular monthly meeting on Monday night at city… Continue reading

Falcon softball earns first win at state in a ‘long time’

South Whidbey’s softball team was just glad to be at the class 1A state championships. But, when the Falcons trailed the returning state champion La… Continue reading