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A group opposed to recent actions by Island County Diking District 1 has its own candidate to fill a vacant diking district commissioner seat.
Timothy Abernethy was a kind, quiet leader with a good sense of humor who put his family first and treated everyone with respect, say some of those who knew him.
Marty Behr and Tom McCabe went on “a journey of discovery” from one end of Whidbey Island to the other. It took them a year. They walked.
Disgruntled residents of Island County Diking District 1 won’t have Bob Kohlwes to kick around anymore.
Freeland sewers may ride the coattails of President-elect Barack Obama and a Democrat-controlled Congress.
After some quiet percolation behind the scenes, there may be another push this year to make Freeland a city.
Look for the city of Langley to try to shake off the gloom that descended at the end of 2008, when economic woes hit merchants hard.
Chuck Flannery-Jones has been couch-surfing with his friends and pondering the future after a fire burned him out of his one-room rental cabin and destroyed most of his possessions. It was the third South End house fire in five days during the recent cold snap.
Island County commissioners will meet in special session Monday, Dec. 29, to reconsider last week’s appointment to the county planning commission.
Most of Wendy Baesler was back home for Christmas. Her right kidney stayed on in California, with her brother Dan.
Island Coffeehouse & Books has new landlords, and among their most valuable assets is an old youngster named Dan Graybill.
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders is ready to begin work on a new ferry for the Keystone-Port Townsend run, but it’s too soon to say when laid-off workers will be called back, said Matt Nichols, managing director for business development.
Clinton’s celebrity canine didn’t make the cut in a prestigious California dog show last weekend, but he still enjoyed himself, said his owner-handler, Laurie Thompson.
A young couple who lost nearly everything but each other in a fire Tuesday are starting to look ahead, slowly and wistfully, to a new life.
The owners of two summer houses at Sunlight Beach are pondering what to do next after fire destroyed one home and gutted the other Monday morning. “It was a very happy cabin,” said Victoria Larson of Seattle, who with her husband, Gary, owns the gutted house. “We had lots of good times there, with lots of kids, lots of dogs, lots of very happy experiences.”
Three links to Langley’s past are first on the list of the Langley Historic Preservation Commission’s new Register of Historic Places. They are Langley City Hall, the South Whidbey Historical Museum and the old section of Woodmen Cemetery.
Two small summer houses near Bayview were gutted by fire Monday morning. No one was at home at the time, and there were no injuries reported, officials said.
For the second time in three years, Gordy Grove, a long-haul trucker, lugged the official Capitol Mall Christmas tree to Washington, D.C. In 2006, he drove the official tree from Washington state to D.C.
Christmas wasn’t ripped off by the Grinch, but the tip jar was.
Commissioners of Diking District 1 near Bayview expect to take delivery of their controversial new drainage device soon, perhaps next week.