Keven Graves

Letter: Message of Martin Luther King Jr. is being distorted

Editor, Invoking Martin Luther King Jr. in the name of “colorblindness” is one of the most cynical and deliberately offensive racist talking points, which is… Continue reading


Carolyn Gillentine Marchman Littell: Nov. 28, 1950 – July 16, 2021

Carolyn was born in Graham, Texas on Nov. 28, 1950 to Dee Sr., and Juanita Gillentine and passed away on July 16, 2021 with her… Continue reading


Davis, Mary Ann

MaryAnn Davis: June 24, 1941 – June 30, 2021

MaryAnn Davis, longtime resident of Clinton, Wash., passed awayWednesday, June 30, 2021 at her home. She was surrounded by her family after a short battle… Continue reading


Letter: Book illustrates risk that Marxism presents to U.S.

Editor, I recently subscribed to Whidbey News-Times. On only my second issue, and in response to Elizabeth Guss, I saw an image of Fox News… Continue reading

Letter: Fox News about the only network presenting facts

Editor, Why on earth would you folks print a political cartoon demeaning Fox News? Fox News, One America News and Newsmax are about the only… Continue reading

Knaplund, John

John Morris Knaplund: June 13, 1937 – Oct. 7, 2020

John Morris Knaplund passed away peacefully Oct. 7, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Though we feel deep sadness, we rejoice that he is home… Continue reading

Knaplund, John

Letter: Candidates, learn the issues before addressing them

Editor, My husband and I attended the Whidbey Island Fair last weekend in Langley. We enjoyed the sights, sounds, displays and exhibits. What a treat… Continue reading

Olsen, Eleanor

Eleanor ‘Ellie’ Louise Roodzant Mann Olsen: June 11, 1939 – July 1, 2021

Eleanor Louise Roodzant Mann Olsen was born to Henry and Marie Roodzant on June 11, 1939, in Oak Harbor, Wash., on the family farm which… Continue reading

Olsen, Eleanor

Letter: Grateful for return of new rescue dog after his escape from car

Editor, Many thanks to the kind person who caught our new rescue dog Elvis at the Goose parking lot and tied him to the table.… Continue reading

From the Publisher: Times are changing, and so is our mode of newspaper delivery

When you’re nearly 130 years old, you have to adapt to the times. Such is the case with the Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey Record.… Continue reading

Letter: Swimmers may be crazy, but the photos were great

Editor, Those cold water swimmers are out of their minds. Great photos, though. Diane Driver Langley… Continue reading

Some libraries open for limited in-building services

Sno-Isle Libraries is now offering limited in-building services at select community libraries. On Whidbey Island, the only library not opening is in Clinton. The libraries… Continue reading

Warns, Frederick

Frederick Theodore Warns Jr.: Aug. 3, 1939 – Jan. 14, 2021

Frederick Theodore Warns Jr., age 81, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 14, 2021. He was born Aug. 3, 1939, in Louisville, Ky., and has been… Continue reading

Warns, Frederick
Rose, Ed

Ed J. Rose: June 4, 1947 – Dec. 19, 2020

Ed J Rose passed peacefully in his Oak Harbor; Wash., home surrounded by his loving family at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19, 2020. Ed is survived… Continue reading

Rose, Ed
North Whidbey Fire's drive-through Santa on Friday evening at the Heller Road Fire Station drew many happy kids to see him. Photo by John Fisken

Pandemic won’t stop Santa

Santa took time out from his busy holiday schedule to take part in North Whidbey Fire and Rescue’s COVID-safe Winter Wonderland and Santa Sighting event… Continue reading

North Whidbey Fire's drive-through Santa on Friday evening at the Heller Road Fire Station drew many happy kids to see him. Photo by John Fisken

Letter: Why are so many willing to trade freedom for socialism?

Editor, In the USA, our constitutional republic guarantees each individual citizen more rights and freedom than those in any other country on earth. So why… Continue reading

Letter: Reject Referendum 90, ’protect our students’

Editor, In March, while Washington state was shutting down businesses, schools and churches, leaders in Olympia shoved through a mandatory comprehensive sex education bill that… Continue reading

Letter: We can’t afford to let our world be stolen, destroyed

Editor, Donald Trump has awakened many people like myself to the fact of how fragile our democracy is. Throughout most of my life, I was… Continue reading

Jaguar, Nieder marry in Coupeville

The couple was married on Aug. 8.