Keven Graves

From the Publisher: Times are changing, and so is our mode of newspaper delivery

When you’re nearly 130 years old, you have to adapt to the times. Such is the case with the Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey Record.… Continue reading


Letter: Swimmers may be crazy, but the photos were great

Editor, Those cold water swimmers are out of their minds. Great photos, though. Diane Driver Langley… Continue reading


Some libraries open for limited in-building services

Sno-Isle Libraries is now offering limited in-building services at select community libraries. On Whidbey Island, the only library not opening is in Clinton. The libraries… Continue reading


Warns, Frederick

Frederick Theodore Warns Jr.: Aug. 3, 1939 – Jan. 14, 2021

Frederick Theodore Warns Jr., age 81, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 14, 2021. He was born Aug. 3, 1939, in Louisville, Ky., and has been… Continue reading

Warns, Frederick
Rose, Ed

Ed J. Rose: June 4, 1947 – Dec. 19, 2020

Ed J Rose passed peacefully in his Oak Harbor; Wash., home surrounded by his loving family at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19, 2020. Ed is survived… Continue reading

Rose, Ed
North Whidbey Fire's drive-through Santa on Friday evening at the Heller Road Fire Station drew many happy kids to see him. Photo by John Fisken

Pandemic won’t stop Santa

Santa took time out from his busy holiday schedule to take part in North Whidbey Fire and Rescue’s COVID-safe Winter Wonderland and Santa Sighting event… Continue reading

North Whidbey Fire's drive-through Santa on Friday evening at the Heller Road Fire Station drew many happy kids to see him. Photo by John Fisken
McLaughlin, Edward

Edward Anthony McLaughlin Sr.: Dec. 12, 1934 – Nov. 6, 2020

Edward Anthony McLaughlin Sr., 85, passed away at home in Oak Harbor, Wash., Whidbey Island on Nov. 6, 2020, after a prolonged illness. He was… Continue reading

McLaughlin, Edward

Letter: Why are so many willing to trade freedom for socialism?

Editor, In the USA, our constitutional republic guarantees each individual citizen more rights and freedom than those in any other country on earth. So why… Continue reading

Letter: Reject Referendum 90, ’protect our students’

Editor, In March, while Washington state was shutting down businesses, schools and churches, leaders in Olympia shoved through a mandatory comprehensive sex education bill that… Continue reading

Letter: We can’t afford to let our world be stolen, destroyed

Editor, Donald Trump has awakened many people like myself to the fact of how fragile our democracy is. Throughout most of my life, I was… Continue reading

Jaguar, Nieder marry in Coupeville

The couple was married on Aug. 8.

Annual Best of Whidbey voting kicks off on Sept. 1

Annual Best of Whidbey voting kicks off on Sept. 1

Letter: Vote the minute you get your ballot, wear a mask, have faith

Editor, There is nothing hidden anymore. Trump has said it out loud. He will not fund the postal service. This is leadership? I think not.… Continue reading

Letter: It shouldn’t take a world war to unite Americans again

Editor, Will we, the people, ever be Americans again? Why do we have to be Republicans or Democrats; blacks, whites, or Asians; conservatives or liberals;… Continue reading

Letter: Letter writer was right; things can’t get much worse

Editor, I am writing in response to Richard Ays letter to the editor in the Saturday, June 13 Whidbey News-Times. His letter said it all.… Continue reading

Newspaper returns to broadsheet format, moves to new home

No, you aren’t imagining things. Yes, the Whidbey News-Times-South Whidbey Record you’re holding in your hands looks and feels different. That’s because it is bigger… Continue reading

Letter: Email scam was tricky, don’t fall victim to it

Editor, I received an email allegedly from someone I know on the island here. It asked me to help her out with an Amazon purchase.… Continue reading