Jeff VanDerford

Freeland sewer district announces cost of new sewer system

n case anyone had any doubts, installing a sewer system doesn’t come cheap. Depending on the outcome of a possible $10 million federal grant application — sewer district officials will know for sure by mid-August — a Freeland homeowner can expect to pay between $12,900 and $18,400 to hook up to a new sewer system.


Little League All Star tournament succeeds on many levels

LANGLEY — The little guys and the older players are out of it, but the girls take center stage this weekend.


South Whidbey School District continues to cut jobs

More layoff notices were sent out to South Whidbey School District staff last week — this time to classified employees.


Half-marathon coming to Langley

As part of the Choochokam Arts festival this weekend in Langley, the third annual half-marathon will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 11.

Supporters say new turf at high school will cut injuries

It’s softer, almost bouncy. The green color never fades, it doesn’t need water or mowing and boosters claim the stuff allows athletes to pivot on the run without causing serious injury.

Volleyball champ to visit South End

South Whidbey High School volleyball coach Mandy Jones has scheduled two camps in July, one for girls in grades six through eight, the second for high school-age girls.

Weekend vandals trash restrooms at Freeland Park again

What is it about the restrooms at Freeland Park that attracts vandals?

Farm gives pets a home away from home

When Kelly Scotthanson went searching for a good place to board her dog Justine, she couldn’t find the perfect spot for her poodle on the island.

Davis is named new Falcon girls basketball coach

Some people make great teachers. Others are superlative coaches. South Whidbey High School math teacher Andy Davis excels at both disciplines.

South Whidbey residents warn they’ll vote no on school bond

Even before the South Whidbey School Board approved a resolution asking for a $25 million bond on the November ballot, local residents were telling them no way.

Racers of a bygone era to be on display at Bayview show

Bayview’s Brian Grimm has an old photo he likes to show folks.

South Whidbey heads east to CWU for football camp

The biggest group of South Whidbey football players ever to sign up for summer camp head over the mountains to Central Washington University today for a series of full-contact scrimmage games.

Pope takes the reins after shake-up in South Whidbey boys basketball

For the fourth time in the past five years, the South Whidbey High School boys basketball team will have a new coach.

8,000 patient records stolen from Family Care Center on Whidbey; identity theft feared

KEN’S KORNER — If you are, or have ever been, a patient at the Family Care Center physical therapy clinic, call your bank.

South Whidbey school bond expected to top $25 million

LANGLEY — The South Whidbey School Board has a firmer grip on what it will cost the school district — and taxpayers — to combine Langley Middle School and South Whidbey High School.

Athletes take their ailments to physical-therapy clinic

When former Falcon Dakota Hanna hurt his shoulder playing football last October, he knew where to go.

Physical therapy clinic burglarized at Ken’s Korner

Clinton's Family Care Center in Ken's Korner was burglarized over the weekend. Owner Jim Christensen said that among the items stolen were thousands of names of his patients in Clinton, Freeland and Oak Harbor.

South Whidbey’s Class of 2010 says goodbye with style

The commencement ceremony for the 2010 class at South Whidbey High School was not so much a goodbye as a “see you later.” At least, that was the hope offered by Dakota Hanna, the class-choice speaker.

Whidbey’s future soccer stars build skills while having fun

Professional soccer coaches, such as those competing for the World Cup in South Africa this week, probably don’t have to deal with show stoppers like this.

Criticism of South Whidbey schools’ meal program continues

Some South Whidbey parents are fed up with the meals being served to their kids at school, which they say are unhealthy and unappealing.