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Winter Gathering is near

The 2019 Whidbey Winter Gathering will be Thursday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 at the Whidbey Institute on South Whidbey. “We are excited… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

Marine group seeks members

A few more good men and women are needed to join the ranks of South Whidbey’s Col. Richard “Buck” Francisco Marine Corps League Detachment 1451.… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

County housing market feeling squeezed

Island County’s affordable housing crisis is worsened by a “squeezing effect” happening throughout the state, according to a recent study. The North Puget Sound Association… Continue reading

Whidbey man still missing

The image is of a middle-aged man with a nice haircut, a neatly trimmed beard and a friendly smile. The text above and below his… Continue reading

Port of South Whidbey peers at saving more

With an eye toward saving more money, Port of South Whidbey District commissioners approved a $1.2 million operating budget for 2019 at its monthly meeting… Continue reading

Compromise reached on new trail plan

By making a few minor changes to a proposed hiking trail, South Whidbey Parks and Recreation officials satisfied neighbors who had complained about its proximity… Continue reading

Puppy makes mammoth discovery in Langley backyard

‘Scout’ digs up 13,000-year-old tooth

Elves added to holiday happenings

Langley prepares for seasonal shopping spree

Sheriff Howdy | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Friday, Oct. 9 At 10:07 a.m., a West Beach Road resident… Continue reading

Local retirees get above average in Social Security

Island County retirees receive more Social Security benefits on average than people in most other counties in the state, according to a study by SmartAsset.… Continue reading

‘Tis the season at the annual Lighting of Langley

The sounds of holiday music, carol singing and expectant kids waiting for Santa marked the annual Lighting of Langley on Saturday at Langley Park. The… Continue reading

Langley resident selected again for poetry post

Judith Adams to discuss healing power of poems statewide

Accusations fly at hearing on county event regulations

One of the final public hearings on an overhaul of rural event regulations in the county became increasingly personal Monday night. Conversations is support and… Continue reading

Man pleads guilty to child porn charges

A former substance abuse treatment provider and Compass Health administrator caught with child pornography in a Homeland Security dragnet was taken into custody in court… Continue reading

The (little) railroad Jack built

This year’s display may turn out to be Tingstad’s last

Woman, 28, accused of passing fake $50 bill

A woman is wanted on an arrest warrant for allegedly passing a fake $50 bill at a South Whidbey gas station Sept. 28, said court… Continue reading

Harvest Feast feeds 600 families

Students and families celebrate an early Thanksgiving

ALERT aims to help residents prepare

Disaster preparedness may not be anyone’s idea of a good time, but Langley officials want people to know how to respond to an earthquake, flood,… Continue reading

Hospital suffers budget blow

WhidbeyHealth suffered an unplanned budget hit this year, making September “not such a good month,” Ron Telles, chief financial officer, said at a recent meeting.… Continue reading

Scammers using ballot signature issue in ruse

Voters who had an issue with the signature on their ballots should be wary of individuals asking for personal information to rectify the problem, according… Continue reading