HISTORY CORNER | Thursday, June 1, 1967, Tuesday June 9, 1992 and Wednesday, May 29, 2002

  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:00pm
  • Life

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.”

More in Life

Some rhododendrons possess a velvety underside on the leaves that act as a moisture collector.
Changes bloom at Meerkerk

New paths mark perennial gardens

Vivienne Duchanne performs with Queens of the Island by night at Off the Hook in downtown Oak Harbor on the second Tuesday of every month. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times
Life is a drag

‘Queens of the Island’ reeling in Whidbey fans

Twins’ art spotlighted in gallery show

Dan and Mike Burroughs: ‘Brothers with Brushes’

Making art out of life’s leftovers

‘C.R.A.P.’ coming back for annual show

Enter your best outdoor photos in the Land Trust photo contest

It’s time to showcase the natural beauty of Whidbey and Camano islands… Continue reading

“NW Sunface” by Gina Michel.
Glass fuses with music in ‘Glassical Gas’

Piano gets new tune in art exhibit

Wirth named Washington National Geographic State Bee semifinalist

Eva Wirth, a seventh grader at South Whidbey Middle School and daughter… Continue reading

Annette Barca: Scout lessons continue in life | HOMETOWN HERO

Everyone knows by experiences that life isn’t fair, and life isn’t easy.… Continue reading

Langley welcomes Ugandan ‘Dance of Hope’ next month in Langley

Whidbey Island will host a youth dance group from Uganda for two… Continue reading

Celebrations, events planned to honor 40th anniversary of Ebey’s Reserve

Special events throughout 2018 are planned to celebrate the 40th anniversary of… Continue reading

Land Trust adds two new board members

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust recently welcomed two new members to its… Continue reading

Milfs celebrating 65th wedding anniversary

Milo and Jean Milfs, of Langley, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary… Continue reading