HISTORY CORNER | August 17, 1967 and Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1992.

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The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 50 and 25 years ago on Thursday, Aug. 17, 1967 and Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1992.

50 years ago

Editor: Dan Stebbins

Septic tanking bluff dwellers protest sewer

“Skeptics filled the Langley Town Hall Tuesday evening for a hearing on the proposed sewer L.I.D. Nearly 70 Langleyites grilled the town council, its engineer Bill Collier, and city attorney, Dan Griffin, on the specifics of the sewer system.

“The most vocal group came from the L.I.D. district bordered on the east by the First Street Bluff. Collier explained that the sewer line would run along the top of the bluff, a depth ranging from eight to 14 feet…”

25 years ago

Editor: Jim Larsen

New floats won’t float for long in fall

“The two new floats at Possession Park will be installed just about in time to pull them from the water.

“Project consultant Tom Roehl gave that report to the Port of South Whidbey commissioners last week.

“Roehl said the two floats and four-pile dolphin should be installed in about six weeks. The contract between the port and North Construction should be finalized this week, Roehl said.

“The $23,000 project has been in the works for months, but has been held up by environmental red tape.”

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