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50 years ago

Editor: Dan Stebbins

Smorgasbord in Clinton Sunday

“One of the largest gastronomic delights of the year is well into the final planning stages this week in Clinton. The community annual Smorgasbord has all the Clinton cooks searching out their favorite recipes, and many of the ladies have already notified Ardelle Orr which dishes they prefer to bring to the festive board.

25 years ago

Editor: Jim Larsen

Two cows perish in crash landing

“A Lake Stevens pilot and two friends from Everett escaped injury but two cows died in a Sunday afternoon crash landing of a single-engine aircraft in a field south of Freeland off Mutiny Bay Road.

“The three occupants jumped from the aircraft immediately after it spun to a halt after striking two heifers in a herd of 60 grazing in the field. The left wing was sheared from the aircraft just as it touched the pasture and hit the cattle.

“He was up there coughing and sputtering for what seemed like five minutes before the crash,” said Happy Richards. The Cameron Road resident watched the aircraft as it circled over Mutiny Bay and knew it was in trouble because of the misfiring engine.”

15 years ago

Editor: Matt Johnson

Island marks Memorial Day

“‘Freedom isn’t free.’

“At a Memorial Day service at the Bayview Cemetery Monday, this was the idea Monte Wolf, a retired Army major, wanted observers to take home with them.

“South Whidbey residents, including some decorated war veterans, gathered Monday at the cemetery to remember the men and women who gave their lives for the freedom of our nation. Put on by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7482 in Clinton and American Legion Post 141, the Memorial Day service began with marching veterans, flags and a steady drumbeat provided by South Whidbey High School student Roy Gabelein.”

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