Kira Erickson

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A Whale of a Tale

Orca Network celebrates 20th anniversary

 

Election certification yields wins for write-in candidates

Voter turnout this year in Island County was 49%, well above the state average of 39%.

 

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Winter clothing drive, fundraiser seek to wrap refugees in warmth

As winter sets in, there is a dire need for everyone to be dressed warmly.

 

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Santa by the Sea

Photos: Santa Claus handed out candy canes to children Saturday evening in Langley.

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Picker finds a toolbox full of Pacific Northwest history

John Norris found custom-made tools that were hand-forged during the first half of the 20th century.

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South Whidbey schools levy set for February ballot

The South Whidbey School Board is seeking a replacement levy that decreases the property tax rate.

Parks and Rec District will ask for levy lift

The South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District will ask for an increase in its operations levy.

Langley mandates employee vaccines

All city employees of Langley will soon need to follow a new vaccination rule.

Langley police chief retiring

After five years in the department, Langley’s Chief of Police is set to retire from his position.

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Bedtime story brought to the page in “On Wings of Wonder”

What started as a children’s picture book evolved to a 260-page novel for readers ages 9-12.

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City council meeting moved to Nov. 22

Council members will revisit agenda items that were discussed during the month’s first meeting.

Farmers take stand against public health permitting

Local farmers are asking county commissioners to support a cherished Whidbey staple — the farmstand.

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Whidbey Art Market returns Nov. 26 and 27

The market creator hopes that shoppers will see the value in buying locally this holiday season.

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Community launches effort to rescue beloved pet store

Debbie Wilkie has rescued thousands of creatures, but saving little lives can be expensive.

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Deadline for Mobile Turkey Unit sign up is Nov. 18

This year marks the 23rd for Mobile Turkey Unit, a nonprofit serving free Thanksgiving Day meals.

Citizen committee becomes more permanent, expands eligibility requirements

One year after its formation, an ad-hoc committee led by Langley residents seeks permanent status

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South Whidbey swim team earns berth at state

Four swimmers from South Whidbey will be representing the region at the upcoming state swim meet.

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Utility rates may rise in Langley again

The average household in Langley could be paying over $100 more annually in utility bills next year.

South Whidbey High School’s girls soccer team is headed to state. Front row, left to right: Sophia Geurkink, Carlie Kuschnereit, Baylie Kuschnereit, Elsa Layman, Emma Callahan, Kenzie Culver, Maya Janes-Starkweather, Ella Waldron. Back row, left to right: Assistant Coach Anne Haines, Adelina Baker, Willa Steeb, Sidney Ollis, Ashton Helseth, Ella Pozarycki, Mackenna Lane, Simone White, Elizabeth Haines, Leniece Gonzales, Nikki Murnane, Kailey Ricketts, Mikenna Wicher, Maddy Racicot, Head Coach Terry Swanson. (Photo provided)

Falcons headed to state for soccer

The South Whidbey girls soccer team will be competing in their first game at the state level this Wednesday, Nov. 10 in Oak Harbor. The… Continue reading

South Whidbey High School’s girls soccer team is headed to state. Front row, left to right: Sophia Geurkink, Carlie Kuschnereit, Baylie Kuschnereit, Elsa Layman, Emma Callahan, Kenzie Culver, Maya Janes-Starkweather, Ella Waldron. Back row, left to right: Assistant Coach Anne Haines, Adelina Baker, Willa Steeb, Sidney Ollis, Ashton Helseth, Ella Pozarycki, Mackenna Lane, Simone White, Elizabeth Haines, Leniece Gonzales, Nikki Murnane, Kailey Ricketts, Mikenna Wicher, Maddy Racicot, Head Coach Terry Swanson. (Photo provided)
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County grant may protect Lone Lake farm

A piece of South Whidbey farmland on Lone Lake may be protected from development in perpetuity.

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