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It’s budget time again, and the Island County Sheriff’s Office is pushing for more personnel.
There were Jason and the Argonauts. Then there were Squirrel and the Science Nuts. The ancient Greek hero and his legendary search for the Golden Fleece has nothing on a group of South End home-schoolers, whose own quest involved a few boards, some screws, some chicken wire, some duct tape and several hundred waxed-paper and plastic containers. Not to mention a few duct-taped raquetball rackets and plastic storage-bin covers on sticks for propulsion, some elbow grease, a lot of grey matter and a lake nearly half a mile wide.
A state hearings board listened to arguments in the challenge to Freeland’s recently adopted land-use plan Thursday, but members of the board said they would not issue a decision in the case until next month.
Two ballot measures to remodel and expand the Coupeville Library appear to be passing, but the one that would provide the money is still up in the air.
Maybelline is feeling a little better, no thanks to the person who shot her with a .22. The 2-year-old Cardigan Welsh Corgi work dog rested at home with her family along East Harbor Road in Freeland this week after being bushwhacked in her own yard the morning of Thursday, Aug. 7.
An algal bloom has left Lone Lake unfit for swimming, said officials with the Island County Health Department.
New headquarters for party is located in Oak Harbor, a longtime Republican bastion.
A South Whidbey firefighter lost his apppeal Thursday to keep his job after being fired over an incident involving computer pornography.
The 50th Performance Celebration of "Little, But OH My!" will be Saturday, Aug. 16, outdoors at the state park amphitheater at Deception Pass State Park.
It was a hot day at the Island County Fair in Langley on Thursday, but 76-year-old Connie "Bubbles" Amarosa was playing it cool.
A new $1.2 million Emergency Medical Services building in Bayview moved a step closer Wednesday. Hospital district commissioners voted to call for bids next week on the project, which will be built along Highway 525 near Bayview Road.
There’s an unusual classroom on the horizon, and it’s chugging this way at an 8-knot clip. It’s the M.V. Indigo, a 65-foot steel coastal cruiser, motoring the waters of Puget Sound in search of yet another youthful, inquisitive crew.
Two Island County juvenile detention officers, one from the South End, were honored by county commissioners Monday for reviving a 13-year-old girl who had stopped breathing.