Kira Erickson

A fire Sunday evening fully engulfed a trailer at a Deer Lake Road residence. No one was injured. Photo provided by South Whidbey Fire/EMS

Fire Sunday destroys trailer in Clinton

No one was injured in the fire.

A fire Sunday evening fully engulfed a trailer at a Deer Lake Road residence. No one was injured. Photo provided by South Whidbey Fire/EMS
Santosa’s daughter Gwen, 2, tests out some of the toys in the new Mother Mentors “boutique.” Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

Mother Mentors boutique opens on South End

The first day of operation is this Saturday, Feb. 13.

Santosa’s daughter Gwen, 2, tests out some of the toys in the new Mother Mentors “boutique.” Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

Online intruders disrupt Port of South Whidbey meeting

Videos of pornography and Confederate flags were shared on the screens of the new attendees,

South Whidbey High School Senior Sarah Zundel plays trombone.

Whidbey students qualify for ensemble groups

South Whidbey and Oak Harbor student musicians qualified for prestigious groups.

South Whidbey High School Senior Sarah Zundel plays trombone.

City council throws its support behind new aquatics center aquatics center

The aquatics center has been discussed for decades, but is finally beginning to make some progress.

Island Drug receives extra vaccine in mistake

Instead of 200 doses that were expected last week, Island Drug received 2,000.

Victoria Adaus Myers, left, broke ground on a new home this week with her family, Arryn, 6, Katherine, 8, and Aaron. Photo provided.

Family breaks ground for Habitat for Humanity home

A lifelong Whidbey resident and her family have started building their own home in Oak Harbor.

Victoria Adaus Myers, left, broke ground on a new home this week with her family, Arryn, 6, Katherine, 8, and Aaron. Photo provided.

Leaders confront gov’s office over reopening plan

Island County officials are not happy Whidbey is stuck in Phase 1 of the state’s reopening plan.

Lynn and Blake Willeford at the 2019 Hearts and Hammers spaghetti dinner. Lynn Willeford passed away last Sunday after a three-year right with brain cancer. She will be missed by many. Photo provided.

South Whidbey hero remembered

Lynn Willeford’s impact will be felt for years to come in the South Whidbey community.

Lynn and Blake Willeford at the 2019 Hearts and Hammers spaghetti dinner. Lynn Willeford passed away last Sunday after a three-year right with brain cancer. She will be missed by many. Photo provided.
Paulette and Greg Beck reflect on photos of their daughter, Piper Travis, who died in 2017. Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

Trust named after daughter will support island charities

A couple has created a trust to benefit local charities in memory of their daughter, Piper Travis.

Paulette and Greg Beck reflect on photos of their daughter, Piper Travis, who died in 2017. Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

Officials decry COVID-19 reopening inequity

People are frustrated that Island County is still in Phase 1 while other counties moved to Phase 2.

South Whidbey School District to delay return of students

Superintendent Jo Moccia made the call Monday not to allow the return of first graders on Feb. 8.

Island County not immune to staggering demand for COVID-19 vaccine

WhidbeyHealth canceled 12,000 vaccine appointments this past week.

Hot plate possible cause of small fire Monday evening

There was some minor damage.

A Jan. 23 roof fire in Langley did not result in any injuries. Photo provided.

No injuries reported in Langley attic blaze Jan. 23

The fire’s cause is still under investigation but was likely not intentional.

A Jan. 23 roof fire in Langley did not result in any injuries. Photo provided.

Schools rolling out cautious reopening plan

Superintendent to decide Monday if first grade students can return to in-person classes on Feb. 8.

Superintendent’s contract renewed

Jo Moccia’s annual salary is $197,825.

Photo by Emily Gilbert
Chessie and Calamity of Missoula, Montana touched the ocean for the first time at Fort Ebey State Park, according to owner Bill Hoff. The park is one of 28 state parks the Navy has identified as a training site in its new proposal.

Coupeville Town Council opposes Navy plan for SEAL training in state parks

The Navy has proposed to use 28 state parks for training purposes. A vote is expected Thursday.

Photo by Emily Gilbert
Chessie and Calamity of Missoula, Montana touched the ocean for the first time at Fort Ebey State Park, according to owner Bill Hoff. The park is one of 28 state parks the Navy has identified as a training site in its new proposal.
Elizabeth Johnson and rescue dog Wilbur

Island a haven for practitioners of holistic treatments

Some holistic healers on Whidbey have seen a dramatic increase in demand this past year.

Elizabeth Johnson and rescue dog Wilbur

Whidbey Children’s Theatre continues online classes

Registration is now open for a class full of theater games, and an improv class for kids.