Evan Thompson

Safety in sports: new athletic trainer, safer techniques help Falcon athletics

Injuries are a reality of contact sports. South Whidbey’s football and girls soccer teams had the highest injury rates out of the school’s five fall… Continue reading

New sign dedicated to DUI victim

Mary Jo Keil said she finds comfort in knowing her late husband’s legacy will live on, though it doesn’t mend her pain. A memorial road… Continue reading

South Whidbey community pool still a few years out, aquatics foundation leaders say

The South Whidbey Parks and Aquatics Foundation still has a community pool in its sights, though it will likely be years until it dives headfirst… Continue reading

Langley’s wayfinding ideas gain direction

Addressing deficiencies with the City of Langley’s wayfinding and coming up with creative ways to improve it beyond signage were some of the subjects at… Continue reading

New year, new goals; South Whidbey grapplers set their sights high

Though the bulk of South Whidbey’s wrestling team has just two and a half weeks to prepare for the season, junior Aryeh Rohde has hardly… Continue reading

Lubchuk graduates from University of Washington Bothell

Shelby Lubchuk, the daughter of Dennis and Luana Lubchuk of Clinton, recently graduated from the University of Washington Bothell (UWB). Lubchuk, 19, transferred to UWB… Continue reading

Youth could make or break season for South Whidbey boys hoops

It will be a trial-by-fire type of year for South Whidbey boys basketball. Six of the Falcons’ top eight players are sophomores. Head coach Mike… Continue reading

Girls basketball aims for postseason win with mix of veterans, underclassmen

South Whidbey girls basketball hasn’t had a problem reaching the postseason the past two years. Winning at the class 1A Bi-District tournament — the road… Continue reading

South Whidbey softball standout inks letter of intent with Division 1 team

Ever since Mackenzee Collins started pitching when she was 8, she’s wanted to reach the highest level in softball. Her late father Tim believed she… Continue reading

In surprise 3-0 vote, Langley becomes a inclusive city | UPDATED

Langley is officially an inclusive city by ordinance. In a surprising turn of events, a Langley City councilman, who for months staunchly opposed the immigration-related… Continue reading

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Gabbing about gobblers with South Whidbey Elementary School students

Following long tradition, The Record visited South Whidbey Elementary School to chat with students about Thanksgiving. Read below to find what these little gobblers had… Continue reading

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Mobile Turkey Unit preps for 19th year

For nearly two decades, Clinton resident Jamie Canby has seen the impact of the Mobile Turkey Unit on the South and Central Whidbey communities. One… Continue reading

Falcons go two-and-out at state volleyball tournament

South Whidbey volleyball fell short of earning a medal at the class 1A state volleyball championships for the second year in a row this past… Continue reading

Seawall Park upgrades draw nearer

A tentative $5,000 budget has been allocated for the upcoming facelift of Seawall Park in Langley. The city recently issued a “Request for Qualifications” (RFQ)… Continue reading

Players, coaches happy with girls soccer season despite 4-1 loss at state

Despite knowing a loss was all but certain while trailing Klahowya 4-0 in the class 1A state championships, South Whidbey girls soccer kept fighting. Sophomore… Continue reading

Remembering Vietnam: Useless Bay veteran recounts a year at war

When Marine Joe Simon came home after seeing nearly a year of combat in Vietnam, he bottled up his experiences and hid them away. It… Continue reading

Freshman girls cross county runner earns medal at state

South Whidbey freshman Kaia Swegler Richmond finished 14th at the class 1A state cross country championships on Nov. 4 in Pasco. The Falcon girls, which… Continue reading

‘Little Red Building’ to return downtown, CEO says

The “Little Red Building” is likely returning to downtown Langley. The Langley City Council expressed support for Whidbey Telecom Co-CEO George Henny’s plans for the… Continue reading

Girls soccer squad claims first state berth in 14 years at bi-district

South Whidbey girls soccer clinched a berth to the state championships for the first time since 2003 on Saturday. The Falcons finished fifth in the… Continue reading

Road projects about a quarter of Langley’s $8.2 million preliminary budget

Road projects will be the focal point of Langley’s $8.2 million preliminary budget for 2018. City officials released its draft budget to the public on… Continue reading