Whidbey Island Digest: Teenage driver ends on high wire

Emergency responders evaluate a Toyota Camry that slid off the road and up the guy-wires of a power pole. - Ben Watanabe/ The Record
Emergency responders evaluate a Toyota Camry that slid off the road and up the guy-wires of a power pole.
— image credit: Ben Watanabe/ The Record

Teenage driver ends on high wire

-A 16-year-old Greenbank resident turned a little too fast on Deer Lake Road last week and ended up suspending his Toyota Camry on a power pole’s guy-wire. The teenager and his passenger escaped injury, but it did create quite a spectacle. Sheriff deputies said that a combination of the vehicle’s speed and the road’s slick surface resulted in the accident.

Freeland resident wins holiday raffle

-Freeland resident Cindy Weed won $1,000 from the holiday cheer drawing organized by the Langley Chamber of Commerce. The raffle was implemented to entice residents to shop at South Whidbey businesses during the holiday season. Participating businesses game one ticket for every $20 spent. Whidbey Island Bank donated the prize money.

Jerome resigns from port position

-South Whidbey port commissioner Chris Jerome is resigning his position on the elected board because he has accepted a job in North Carolina that begins Jan. 9. His wife, Langley City-councilwoman-elect Margot Jerome, will live in Langley at least until their daughter graduates in June. She will continue to serve on the Langley City Council.

Ramp revamp talked by port

-The commissioners for the Port of South Whidbey held a special meeting recently to discuss strategies to rebuild the Possession Beach ramp. The commissioners also received an update on the South Whidbey Harbor project.

Harbor project enters finale

-The South Whidbey Harbor expansion project is nearing completion. The $1.7 million project entered the end-phase with workers installing piping and electrical work for 400 feet of additional dock space to the harbor.

Gill, Jerome, Neff join city council

-Two new members of the Langley City Council took their seats on the elected body Monday. Council members Thomas Gill and Margot Jerome took their seats along with Rene Neff, who was re-elected. All three ran unopposed during November’s general election.


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