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Emerson to get turn as chairperson

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By JUSTIN BURNETT Staff reporter

Two months ago, Commissioner Kelly Emerson received 60 days to settle her issues with the Island County Planning Department or face the possibility of once again being passed over for chairmanship of the board. The matters have yet to be resolved, but Emerson will likely serve as county commission chairwoman. Newly-elected Commissioner Jill Johnson is supporting her fellow Republican’s bid to serve as chairwoman. Johnson said Thursday that she met with Emerson and Democratic Commissioner Helen Price Johnson before being sworn into office. Johnson said she made it clear to both that she believes Emerson deserves her turn at the helm. “I made a promise and that’s to support Commissioner Emerson as chair,” Johnson said. “I keep my promises.” The issue of chairmanship is the first thing the board will talk about during its next work session, set for Wednesday, March 6. The meeting begins 9 a.m. and will be held in the Commissioners Hearing Room, 6 N.E. Sixth St., Coupeville. Since her election in 2010, Emerson has battled with Island County Planning and Community Development over an alleged critical areas violation at her Camano Island property. It started when department officials were informed during her campaign that an un-permitted porch was being built at the residence. A stop-work order was issued and county officials said they found there might be a wetland on the property. Emerson and her husband, Ken Emerson, spent the past few years maintaining that the wetland does not exist. They unsuccessfully sued the county, wracked up $37,000 in fines and hired two hydrologists to examine their property. Both hydrologists said no wetland exists. Emerson said it should come as no surprise to anyone that the issue isn’t resolved. She said she made it clear in January, when she was given the 60-day deadline, that she didn’t expect anything to be resolved by March. Neither she nor her husband are going to back down, she said, so the next steps — and ultimately resolution — is in the hands of planning officials, particularly its departmental chief, Bob Pederson. See Emerson, A9

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The superstructure of the Tokitae is lined up on the I-beam tracks to prepare for its trip to the barge waiting in Holmes Harbor. It was scheduled to leave Saturday and be towed to Vigor Shipyard in Seattle to be mated to the hull and deck. The new ferry will carry 144 vehicles.

Tokitae on track in Freeland By Jim Larsen Record editor

The superstructure of the new state ferry Tokitae was still poking its nose out of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Friday morning as workers prepared it for its harrowing journey across the road and beach onto a waiting barge. In prior days, what looked like an elevated railroad had been built, some 14-feet high between the yard and nearby Holmes Harbor. Huge I-beams formed the bridge, perhaps 600-feet long, held aloft by a spider web of supportive bracing. Matt Nichols, company CEO, estimated the big vessel would proceed about 20-feet per hour until reaching the back of the barge. The 2.5 million pound piece of shipbuilding work was designed to crawl slowly through the boat

yard and over the rocky beach to the huge barge, which in turned would be towed by two tugs to main contractor Vigor Shipyard in Seattle to be wedded to the hull and deck. Plans had shifted throughout the week, and nothing changed Friday. At first, it was thought the vessel would start moving at 10 a.m., then at noon, and then after lunch, too late for this edition of The Record. Plenty of people were watching, though, many from the hill leading up to Freeland. Closer to the work site were the two tugboat pilots and the moving project’s insurance underwriter. “We don’t want anything to go wrong,” said the latter. It’s no simple job moving a superstructure 83-feet wide, 260-feet long and roughly 50-feet high, weighing 250 tons. See Nichols, A14

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Workers Thursday evening finish the last connection of the long, I-beam track the Tokitae superstructure was to cross to reach a barge in Holmes Harbor. The 600-feet trip required passing over Shore Avenue and the beach to the waiting barge.

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Deer Lagoon Grange elects 2013 officers Deer Lagoon Grange announced that the elected officers for the year 2013 are as follows: Master, Ken Schillinger, Langley; Overseer, Chuck Prochaska, Greenbank; Lecturer, Gary Kay, Clinton; Steward, Scot Fredrickson, Clinton; Assistant Steward, Ralph Gorg, Clinton; Lady Assistant Steward, Tarey Kay, Clinton; Chaplain, Phyllis Rainey, Clinton; Treasurer, Judy Prochaska, Greenbank; Secretary, Kristi Johansen-Abat, Langley; Gatekeeper, Dan Abat, Langley; Ceres, Barbara Gordon, Langley; Pomona, Chris Williams, Langley; Flora, Reece Rose, Clinton; Family Living Chairman, Andrea Linton, Langley; Family Living Co-Chair, Kristi Johansen-Abat, Langley; Executive Committee, 3 years, Gary Kay; Executive Committee, 2 years, Chris Williams; Executive Committee, 1 year, Phyllis Rainey. Deer Lagoon Grange has been serving South Whidbey continuously for more than 85 years. With an Island County Historic building built in 1904 and a membership of 40, the Grange is actively conducting a series of events labeled as “Food Basics.” The membership is active in supporting Whidbey Island Fair by providing many hours of volunteer work especially during the annual fair. The Grange takes responsibility for managing several departments of the fair. This year, as in the last several years, the Grange distributed dictionaries, as part of a national program, “Dictionary Project,” to the third graders of South Whidbey schools, including South Whidbey Elementary School, Island Christian Academy, Wellington Day School, Whidbey Island Academy (home schoolers), and Whidbey Island Waldorf School. The Grange was honored in 2011 as being one of six granges in the state to receive the “Distinguished Grange Award” from the National Grange. Upcoming Grange events include: March 4, sustainable small scale farming in Thailand by Joe and Bua Nattress; March 11, sheep shearing at Mutiny Bay Sheep Farm, 9 a.m., 6144 Wahl Rd., Freeland; March 12, 7 p.m., Draft Work Horses on Whidbey by Greg Lange; March 25, Noxious Weeds by Janet Stein, WSU Extension; April 2, Open House Potluck, Celebrating Grange Month and Community Volunteer of the Year, 5:30 p.m.; April 9, Food and Farming in the Himalayas by Cary Peterson. With the exception of the sheep shearing, all of the events start at 7 p.m. at Deer Lagoon Grange, 5142 Bayview Road, Langley. Visit for more information

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Kudos CareNet is there for responders

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Rob Harrison and Petra Martin, leaders of Whidbey CareNet, celebrate a year of counseling first responders on Whidbey Island.

Rob Harrison and Petra Martin, leaders of Whidbey CareNet, celebrate a year of counseling first responders on Whidbey Island. Whidbey CareNet was founded after a particularly sorrowful winter in 2011. From November to December, South Whidbey grieved the tragic vehicular deaths of four people younger than 22. First responders, who are also neighbors of the people they serve, struggled to process the events. Martin assembled a group of counselors, health professionals and other caregivers to aid the firefighters, emergency medical technicians and law enforcement officers who needed help. Any first responders interested in requesting services through Whidbey CareNet may contact Martin at petra@ or 360-202-7403, Harrison at or 360-672-2710, or visit the group’s website,

New kitchen for the fairgrounds

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Terry Permenter, left, of Freeland tackles the dividing wall between the dining room and the kitchen at the Pole Building at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds in Langley. At right, the youngest crew volunteer, Hanna Nielson of Langley, tugs at part of the false ceiling while Fair Association president Diane Divelbess waits to haul off the debris. Construction was due to start Friday on the kitchen revitalization project, due to be finished before the fair starts Aug. 15.

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Land Trust, family, assure ‘forever wild’ on Camano Thirty-one acres on Camano Island will remain wild forever Record staff Whidbey Camano Land Trust is making more progress conserving special spaces for future generations. Thirty-one acres on Camano Island adjacent to Cama Beach State Park will remain wild forever, thanks to a conservation easement recently donated to the Whidbey Camano Land Trust by Joe and Cathy Holton and their family. The Holtons, who have four children and a number of grandchildren, have owned the property since the 1990s. “Together, our family weighed the development potential with the

conservation values and the three generations of conservationists in our family decided to donate the 31 acre conservation easement to the Whidbey Camano Land Trust,” Joe Holton said in a news release. “The decision was unanimous. We didn’t want to see a high density development there. We wanted to leave a legacy into the future­­ — for our family and the community.” The Holtons’ property was desirable for residential development because of its location, sweeping views, and high-density residential zoning. The property borders the south boundary of Cama Beach State Park. A county trail that connects the two state parks on Camano Island runs along the east side of the Holtons’ property. “I have known Joe and Cathy for years and have found them to be wonderful people and great vol-

The wetunteers,” said “We wanted to lands are home Jeff Wheeler, Cama Beach leave a legacy into to a multitude birds and Area Manager the future — for ofanimals includfor Washington our family and the ing frogs, State Parks, ducks and “The citizens community.” herons along of Camano Joe Holton, with dozens of Island continue Donor native plants to amaze me. such as willow, Through the thoughtful actions of people like alder, rose, salmonberry and catCathy and Joe, this island is a great tails. The wetlands are populated by place for people and the environforaging birds, including harriers, ment to co-exist.” The “forever wild” conservation eagles, and hawks. The property easement donated to the Whidbey provides a path for wildlife to move Camano Land Trust by the Holton between 433-acre Cama Beach State family ensures the perpetual protec- Park and 134-acre Camano Island tion of their land on Camano Island State Park. “The Whidbey Camano Land which includes a 10-acre forested wetland that remains wet through- Trust is a wonderful, capable orgaout the year and a peat bog with nization,” said Holton. “They got our conservation easement done despite areas of open water.

all the transactions they were working on at the end of the year. We were pleased to work with them.” The Holton easement was one of 15 properties protected by the Land Trust in 2012, with 11 of those transactions occurring in December. Properties permanently protected in 2012 include working farmland in Ebey’s Reserve where the lands remain privately-owned and managed, pristine coastal bluff and mature forest at Indian Point on southwest Whidbey, and wetlands at Crockett Lake. The Land Trust also worked with the Port of Coupeville and Island County to place a conservation easement on Greenbank Farm, ensuring forever the public’s ability to continue to enjoy that popular and historic destination. For more information, visit www. or call 360-222-3310.

Clinton man charged in highway crash By JESSIE STENSLAND

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An 83-year-old Clinton man is facing possible jail time for causing an accident that seriously injured another driver Dec. 26, 2012, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Oran G. Downs in Island County Superior Court Feb. 25 with vehicle assault. He could face from one to nine months in jail if convicted. A trooper with the Washington State Patrol investigated the crash that occurred on State Highway 525 at the driveway for the South Whidbey American Legion. Downs was driving a 2002 Chevrolet pickup and pulled out of the driveway into the path of a 2000 Chrysler minivan driven by 37-year-old Langley resi-

dent Heather Kelley. The minivan struck the driver’s door of Downs’ pickup. Kelley sustained a fractured ankle and a “brain bleed,” according to the trooper’s report. She was airlifted to Harbor view Medical Center and Hospital in

Seattle for treatment. Neither Downs nor his passenger were injured. Downs admitted that he drank whiskey at the American Legion prior to the collision. A toxicology analysis showed that Downs’ bloodalcohol level was 0.10 percent, while the legal limit


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FIRE / EMS Bayview permit comes through The new South Whidbey Fire/EMS training center in Bayview has its approval. Training in live fire will take place at the structure on Bayview Road, near Bayview School and Good Cheer Food Bank. The conditional use permit is for five years.

SCHOOLS Help plan for schools’ future If you like to spend a lot of time with the school board, today, March 2, is your chance, as the board of directors for the South Whidbey School District is holding a long range planning meeting 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Whidbey

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High School Commons, 5675 Maxwelton Road. This is the first of three planning committee meetings where a team of 24 members will develop a long-range plan for the district and then recommend a plan to the school board. There is one board member on the team, Steve Scoles, and the remaining board members may be in attendance as an observer. The meeting is open to the public.

District approves 2013-14 calendar The future is set for students and teachers in the South Whidbey School District. The school board Wednesday evening adopted the calendar for the 2013-14 school year. The first day of school is Tuesday, Sept. 3, and the last day Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The school year could extend longer though as Jan. 19 and 20 were designated as possible snow makeup days. Students on the Class of 2014 will graduate June 14, 2014. Other noteworthy dates include winter

break, from Dec. 23 through Jan. 3, and spring break April 7 through April 11.

LANGLEY Langley fills planning board City of Langley currently has openings for a member on its Planning Advisory Board. The candidate must be a resident of Langley. This is a volunteer position, appointed by the mayor. All interested persons please send a letter of application to Debbie Mahler, Director of Finance/City Clerk, City of Langley, P. O. Box 366, Langley, WA 98260, or email to clerk@langleywa. org

Marina bid opening delayed Bids for phase one of the Port of South Whidbey’s project at Langley Marina will be opened 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the port office in Freeland, located below China City restaurant. That’s a six-day delay

from the original plan, according to Ed Field, port operations manager. He said interested firms wanted more details before bidding. “We’re hearing from a number of bigger firms,” he said. The port estimates the project price at $1.4 million. “We’re real curious how the bids come in,” Field said Monday. The job entails configuring a 400-foot breakwater/moorage dock, making it accessible to the existing marina, and related projects.

CLINTON Exit lane work affects Clinton Beginning Monday, March 4 and continuing through Friday, March 8, the ferry exit lanes at Clinton will undergo concrete repairs. According to Washington State Ferries, this will require periodic exit lane shifting and one day of single-lane offloading. Work will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Drivers and riders should use caution when exiting as steel plates may be in place.

COUNTY NAS WHIDBEY People sought for All’s quiet on farm committee the Central front To assist the Assessor’s Office with valuable information about the farming community, the Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants willing to serve on its Farm/ Agriculture Advisory Committee. Upon appointment, each member of the advisory committee shall serve a one-year term. The five-member committee represents the active farming community within the county. The committee will serve in an advisory capacity to the Assessor’s Office in implementing assessment guidelines as established by the Department of Revenue for the assessment of open space, farms and agricultural lands, and timber lands. If interested, fax applications to 360-679-7381 or email to pamd@ no later than April 8. Contact Assessor Mary Engle for more information at 360- 678-7865 or


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Give WICA its liquor license Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is trying to increase its revenue flow a bit by selling beer, wine or even martinis to its patrons. Its quest for a state liquor license begins with the South Whidbey School District, whose property adjoins WICA. Liquor and schools generally don’t mix, but in this case the school board should go along with the request. WICA runs a totally separate operation and its productions are usually presented in the evening, long after schools have adjourned for the day or weekend. Impact on students should be virtually nonexistent. Anyone who has attended a theater or opera event in Seattle knows the importance of liquor sales to the operator. At the Seattle Opera, intermissions are held so frequently that singers seemingly have to stop in mid aria and hold their breath until viewers return to their seats, reeking slightly of burgundy or vermouth. At the Fifth Avenue Theater, a bottle of water goes for $3; we can only imagine what patrons are paying for a 4-ounce glass if zinfandel. WICA patrons won’t be swilling alcohol in their seats, but rather partaking sparingly at intermission. Intermissions could be limited so that no one leaves the theater with more than a .07 percent alcohol level, but that’s hardly necessary with the crowd WICA attracts. The days of strict liquor laws are over in Washington state, much to the distress of traditionalists. It started with beer and wine sales on Sundays, then special liquor permits were made available for every festival under the sun, and now there are tours that consist of nothing but wine and/or beer samplings. The state Legislature allows small distillers, called moonshiners before legalization, to have tasting rooms to whet the appetites of patrons. Driving around tasting these products is far more dangerous than standing in the foyer at WICA sipping from a cocktail glass. The recession hasn’t been good to anyone, including the arts, but WICA is a precious resource for art and theater lovers on South Whidbey. If selling a bit of alcohol will help their balance sheet, then by all means allow it.

Letters In response

Guns are not the answer To the editor: I feel compelled to respond to the letter written by Gary Lewis (Record, Feb. 23). The core philosophy of Mr. Lewis’ letter is the NRA mantra “the answer to gun violence is more guns” or in the words of Mr. Lewis, “Citizens have to protect themselves ... It is the law of the jungle.” Not exactly an upbeat view of human nature or society. Certainly not an appeal to “the better angels of our being.” It is a view that everyone is a threat, particularly if they think or look different. This perspective also lacks a sense of community. However, there is an alternative to the disturbing view of human nature and society espoused by Mr. Lewis. In January and February each year we honor two individuals and a movement that reflect our “better angels.” Abraham Lincoln in his second Inaugural Address, despite the fact that

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over 600,000 lives had been lost in a Civil War, resisted the temptation to appeal to vengeance, war fervor and hate, but instead called for healing and compassion. A century later a Baptist preacher articulated to America the nonviolent philosophy and tactics of a movement seeking to assert the dignity of all human beings. Faced with death threats and violence by those who would deny racial justice and human dignity, The Rev. Martin Luther King chose nonviolence not just as a tactic but as a way of life. The movement envisioned a Beloved Community of brother and sisterhood. Dr. King’s response to Mr. Lewis is, “Together we must learn to live as brothers (and sisters) or perish together as fools.” I would add, we don’t live together or survive together as community by packing heat. Dick Hall Coupeville

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To the editor: For reasons unknown to me, The South Whidbey Record staff took it upon themselves to title my letter to the editor (printed Feb. 16), “Kwarsick set a fine standard.” These were not my words. In a Feb. 23 letter to the editor one Mr. W.

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Getz took strong exception to that title. Let me clarify. It appears evident that Larry Kwarsick committed a crime by breaking his oath of office when he falsified documents to assist a family member in obtaining a building permit. This is not “the fine standard” that is acceptable in our mayor. Certainly regrettable, this does not discount the accomplishments of Mr. Kwarsick during his long tenure as a public servant. Island County and our community have benefitted from his many years of dedication and hard work. Larry paid dearly for his transgression. He has forfeited his position as mayor, can never again hold a public office and has spent two weeks behind bars. He has “done his time.” I see no need or benefit to continue to vilify Mr. Kwarsick. So for the health and wellbeing of our community, let’s stop the name calling, start the healing and move forward. Todd Soli Langley

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Boys with guns unaware of danger

Letters Base gun control on the facts To the editor: The Newtown tragedy makes us think of how such horrible events can be prevented. That applies equally to anti-gun and pro-gun sides of any debate on the subject. There are the usual reactions on both sides, with many bystanders to such discussions just assuming all statements and proposals are factual. That is not the case. Facts and truth are casualties on both sides of the debate. Some pro-gun people go overboard, but the worst comes from the anti-gun side. Statements are made and proposals floated that are the same ineffective ones that come out after each tragic incident. There are letters to editors that are either deliberate disinformation or just plain ignorance. One ran in this paper recently. A couple went to buy binoculars at a sporting goods store. They canceled the deal upon seeing many “machine guns” on the walls. Machine guns and automatic rifles were essentially banned for civilians long ago. What the writers saw were typical modern rifles that look like military guns, not capable of automatic fire, lacking other military features. Let’s have an honest and factual debate that promotes effective laws, while protecting the rights of legitimate gun owners. Gary Nienhuis Oak Harbor


By Randall Schwab

I had a strange experience for a south islander one recent Saturday. I live on the hills north of the tower about a quarter mile or so away, we have five acres of forest in an area that’s pretty much all forest. There are walking trails snaking through the area; past houses, which are sparse in the area. The major trail passes through our property which many people use to walk to Mukilteo Coffee, up by the airport. By many I mean a few people and a few small groups a week. I walk the main trail down to the houses at the bottom of the hill for exercise, about half a mile, two or three times a week, turn around and walk back home. I’ll spend a half hour to an hour making this trek


depending on how many rest stops I make. Occasionally while I’m outside my house at the top of the trail I hear laughing children and talk from their mothers, sometimes their fathers, and I feel a burst of joy just listening to them; my kids are long gone. Into this setting I will toss this incident: I had just finished my walk down the trail, there’s a house to my left about a hundred feet away, I turned north, to my right, and about 20 feet ahead of me I saw a person, back to me, holding a rifle in his left hand I stopped and looked — for some unknown reason I didn’t feel any threat. I said: “There’s no hunting allowed here,” as I walked toward him. He turned and it gave me quite


a shock; he was wearing what I would describe as terrorist gear, his head was completely covered, dark glasses, he had some sort of a helmet, dark blue or black clothes, I couldn’t see any part that looked like a person. I didn’t turn around and run probably because he answered me in a young voice: “I’m not hunting sir, my friend and I are having a game.” That’s probably not his exact words but close; he was very polite. It immediately occurred to me that most terrorists are probably not polite. He explained to me that his rifle shot plastic pellets. The rife looked like it was straight out of military gun catalog, nothing like the BB guns when I was a kid. I didn’t inspect it. I guess in this game he plays with his friend they shoot at each other so they need to have full body protection. I warned him; very firmly: “This is a very bad idea due to recent events in our country,” and pointing out it’s a residential area and people are often on


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this trail. After a little more small talk I left him and continued walking toward my house. In about 100 feet I came across his friend and told him the same story. He also was polite and said “yes sir.” Not in a military way. After I got home I thought that it would be good if I gave the sheriff’s department a heads up on these guys; so I called 911, told the lady this was not an emergency but felt maybe the sheriff could go through the area and if he encountered them to give them the same story I did: “This is a very bad idea!” Unfortunately, she couldn’t, evidently, see this as anything more than a couple of boys playing. So I don’t know then if he got the message that a couple of young men dressed like terrorists and carrying rifles might appear in your neighborhood. I think it’s safe to say these two guys are in more danger than any body else — remember Trevor Martin.

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Amid down year, Falcon boy hoopsters stick together Senior Moments: Roster flux limited potential By BEN WATANABE Staff reporter Beating Coupeville three times was nice for the South Whidbey boys basketball seniors. But it wasn’t enough. The Falcons finished with the worst record (2-12 Cascade Conference; 5-19 overall) under head coach Henry Pope, who just finished his third season. At the start of the season, the Falcons had a dearth of senior leadership. Taylor Simmons, Sam Turpin, Josh Bishop and Mitchell Hughes were all on varsity last season, though played sporadic minutes. It looked like the Falcons could be a veteranled team with the kind of starting rotation and a couple of reserves to challenge in the Cascade Conference. Once the season opened, the tale was far from the promise displayed in winter season practices and preseason reviews. Struggles with offensive execution and help defense cost the Falcons early. It was never more evident than an 82-35 blowout against Meridian in South Whidbey’s second game of the season. Play didn’t pick up much after that as South Whidbey went on a five-game losing streak. The Falcons’ season was marred with such skids, including a seven-game string of losses that started Dec. 18 and carried over to the new year. The wear-and-tear of the season saw the departure of one senior before the team’s winter break. All the same, the Falcons pushed on and qualified for the 1A District 1 playoffs as the conference’s second seed. South Whidbey faced Meridian a second time and had a much improved, albeit still a loss, effort, 59-42. That set up a loser-out showdown with Coupeville, which South Whidbey won 56-45. Mount Baker ended South Whidbey’s season with a 66-56 victory that sent the Mountaineers to the regional playoffs and bucked the Falcons from the post season. Here are the Falcon boys

basketball seniors’ reflections on their careers, the season, their teammates and the program’s future.

Why was this season successful? Simmons: This season our success came from our growth as a team. We improved after each game and near the end were looking like a real threat to make it to regionals. Collins: We worked hard. I made the team. Turpin: It wasn’t. Bishop: It was successful because we learned to work as a team and we all became a family. We didn’t measure our success by “W” or “L,” but by how hard we worked and

worked together. What kept the team from going farther in the playoffs? Simmons: Inexperience. None of us had seen many minutes in a playoff game before. I think I was the only player to have played in the playoffs before and that was only for a minute or two my sophomore year. Next year the team will have three playoff games under their belts and will find more success than we did this year.

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Falcon seniors Taylor Simmons, Josh Bishop, Chase Collins, Sam Turpin and Mitchell Hughes hit center court for one last time after the boys basketball season. The seniors helped South Whidbey navigate its toughest season under third-year coach Henry Pope. South Whidbey finished 2-12 in Cascade Conference play and 5-19 overall.


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Bishop: I really improved during the offseason with training camps and spring leagues and a team camp at Western (Washington University). I also was able to learn a lot of values off the court during my career like good sportsmanship and being a good example.

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guys that have the skills and athletic ability to be first-team all-conference players next year and one of them may even win conference MVP. The other guys behind those three aren’t too bad either. We should have a better bench than we did this year. Next year’s varsity team will be full of hard-working, dedicated, talented players. Collins: Well we had a good C-team this year, they hustled everywhere, played unselfishly and did a great job, so hopefully that will continue. Turpin: Campbell Albertson and Parker Collins. Bishop: I think the future of this program is bright. We just need a solid group of guys that are willing to sacrifice part of their social lives and get better grades to practice in the offseason and work as a team. +




What was your fondest memory this season? Simmons: Beating Coupeville at home for a playoff victory, our school’s first since before I was a high schooler. Looking into the stands during the closing seconds of that game made me realize why I played my heart our for four years. Collins: I really liked our preseason games, when the girls would come with us, and I’d sit with Donia Kashkooli on the way back. My first basket on varsity was

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Which individual performance stands out to you, and why? Simmons: Nate Hanson’s breakthrough game against Coupeville in the playoffs. As a team we weren’t playing well, especially offensively. Our usual scorers weren’t putting many points up and we were struggling. Then, all of a sudden, Nate goes off. He was our second leading scorer and really sparked the team. He was nailing threes, hitting clutch free-throws, playing great defense and taking charges! Without Nate, we would have lost to Coupeville that night. With me and Sam gone next year the point guard spot is wide open. Right now Nate is the front runner for the position, and if he can play like he did that night for every game of the season next year, our team is in good hands. Collins: I really liked the singing by the boys team on the bus. I feel like we really outworked the cheerleaders. Turpin: Parker Collins’ +


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Who made the most impact this season on and off the court? Simmons: Nick French. The guy is a natural born leader. He’s the sole captain of the team going forward, and he’ll prove it during every practice and game. Nobody in the conference plays like Nick plays. Without him, this team would look a lot different. Collins: Well Parker started off on JV, and while he was down there they were a five hundred team. After he moved up on varsity, I’m not sure they won another game. He was also our second leading scorer in every game but one, and we didn’t run plays to him, or pass it inside much, so that’s pretty impressive. Oh, and he has moves. Turpin: Kale Reichersamer. Bishop: The whole team. We were consistent with good grades which helped us keep a steady team. There is no “I” in team and we did it together.

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As of Friday, her prediction held true; neither party has capitulated. One side has to give, and Emerson said it will have to be the Planning Department. “That’s all there is to it,” Emerson said during an interview this week. Two issues are being disputed: the Emersons’ fines and an after-the-fact building permit. With regard to the fines, the Emersons have few options until Pederson either decides to drop the matter or attempt and force the couple to pay. The latter could be accomplished by placing a lien on the Emersons’ property. Pederson confirmed that the next step is in his hands but declined to say anything further on the matter, specifically whether or not he is pursing a lien as a tool of enforcement. As for the permit, the wetland issue will only be settled when an expert who passes “muster” makes a determination. The two hydrologists hired by the Emersons are licensed by the state, but their credentials are disputed. Pederson concedes, however, that their determina-

tions may prove correct. Planning officials who visited the site early on said they think one may have existed but until a mutually agreeable expert is hired, the matter will likely be unresolved. “There may not be a wetland but the indications were there were when the county inspected the site,” he said. The ongoing dispute has fueled debate, particularly along party lines. Some Democrats bemoan an alleged lack of accountability for Emerson while some Republicans continue to claim that the commissioner is the victim of political attack. “I still feel a sense of outrage; I wouldn’t be able to get way with what she’s doing” said Neil Colburn, a former Langley mayor and Helen Price Johnson supporter. “I have no idea why Pederson and the board haven’t taken action against her … it doesn’t seem right,” he said. “From my perspective, she’s represented her party but not the people of Island County; she’s an ideologue,” he said. On the other side of the argument, North Whidbey resident Bill Strowbridge, an active Emerson supporter, said he thinks the ongoing issue stinks of political motivation.

He said he’s one of many who are fed up with the county’s refusal to acknowledge the a b s e n c e Johnson of a wetland. “If it were me, I would force the issue legally … even if it meant stepping down as a commissioner,” Strowbridge said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if Helen Price Johnson was ordained chair for life,” he said. “It’s sad and people want to put this behind,” he said. The board has long held to a tradition of annually rotating the chair position. Emerson was passed over last year by her two Democrat colleagues — Price Johnson and former Commissioner Angie Homola. Emerson sought the spot again in January, this time with another Republican on the board, but she was again met with resistance. Price Johnson refused outright to support her bid while her problems remain unresolved. Johnson was unwilling to

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move forward at the time, instead s u g gesting Emerson receive t w o months to resolve Emerson the issues. Though she called those issue’s “legitimate internal concerns” at the time, Johnson has softened her stance. Johnson said she learned a little more about the issue and thinks Emerson has valid points of her own. “The truth of it is this is a personal property rights issue between the Emerson’s and Island County – it’s not a commissioner issue unless you make it one,” Johnson said. her problems with the planning department remained unresolved. Johnson was also unwilling to move forward at the time, instead suggesting Emerson be given two months to resolve the issues. Although she called those issue’s “legitimate internal concerns” at the time, Johnson has since softened her position. She says she’s learned a little more about the issue since

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then and believes Emerson has some valid points of her own. Also, she said Emerson’s decision to sue the county can be debated forever, but she believes no breach of ethics has occurred that would justify holding Emerson back from leading the board as chairwoman. “The truth of it is this is a personal property rights issue between the Emersons and Island County … it’s not a commissioner issue unless you make it one,” Johnson said. Price Johnson is now in her third year as chairwoman. Emerson sought the spot again this past January, this time with another




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Wash. She is also survived by her dear friends, Richard and Damian Godden and Mickey McGuire, residents of South Whidbey. She was a great lover of books and the Freeland and Clinton libraries. Her ashes will be scattered on Sunday, May 19, a day of remembrance by family and friends.

ter Marsha. She leaves behind her big bother Bill and Martha Martin and niece Gennie Martin of Langley, and many great and grand nieces and nephews. Grandsons, Brice and Trey McCoy, Justin (Keri, Derrick, and Delaney) Border, granddaughters, Courtney (Jeremy, Audrey, and Emily) Hart; Jessi (Josh and Lexie) Pagel; Shannon (Wes, Nicole, and Ashton) Helseth of Clinton; Lisa (Peter, Elsie, Waylon Furman) and her beloved Chase Hunnicutt. We love you Grandma. Thanks for all the Little League watching, recital viewing, trips to the pool, Dallas are in our hearts forever.

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It’s ‘No Rules Land’ at Museo By Betty Freeman Staff reporter “I’m young and I have a lot to learn, but for now, I’m going to be happy making art,” said John Sarkis, 25, who will have a one-man show of his 2-D and 3-D work at Langley’s Museo Gallery in March. Sarkis grew up in Langley, the youngest of three sons of Paul and Micky Sarkis, who own Village Pizzeria. He graduated from South Whidbey High School in 2006. Though largely self-taught, he credits his older brother Paul, his high school photography teacher Don Wodjenski, and his best friend Austin Reisman for helping steer him into an art career. “Mr. Wodjenski helped me set up my own course and studio at school,” said Sarkis. “We found an old silk screen machine at the school and hauled it out and set it up.” As a teen, Sarkis partnered with Reisman to carve and decorate skimboards, which they sold under the business name Jack’d at Choochokam. “Austin is a carpenter and he helps me build things,” said Sarkis. Museo gallery owner Sandra Jarvis bought one of their skimboards and saw the potential for a “street art” show. “I wanted to do a show based on graffiti, but thought I’d have to go to Seattle to find the artists,” said Jarvis. “Then I heard about John and he gave me a list of local people to invite.” The “Outside the Lines” graffiti and street art show at the gallery in 2009 also included John’s brother Paul Sarkis, Clark Sarbaugh, Denis Zimmerman, Yale Wolf and Derek Yost. “It was a very successful show,” said Jarvis. “John’s show in March is the first time I’ve done a one-man show in the gallery,” said Jarvis. “All our shows combine 2-D and 3-D pieces and John does both.” “‘Outside the Lines’ was a starting point for me to paint full-time,” said Sarkis. Also in 2009, Sarkis’ design won the competition for the Choochokam publicity poster. “They made me ‘Artist of the Year’ for that and I got a free booth at Choochokam,” said Sarkis. “I sold gicleé prints of my paintings there.” Currently, Sarkis lives the bohemian life in Seattle, sharing a SoDo loft studio with four other artists. SoDo is the neighborhood just north of Georgetown and is considered part of Seattle’s industrial district. “We all inspire each other,” said

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John Sarkis poses with his ‘American Spirit’ painting, inspired by an illustration on a tobacco can, and also containing his wry commentary.

John Sarkis’ “No Rules Land” show opens March 2 with an artist’s reception at Museo Gallery. The one-man show runs through March 31. Far left: RidersMountUp by John Sarkis Left: SteetMan by John Sarkis

Sarkis of his artistic studio-mates. “It’s a free world in SoDo where we can basically do what we want.” Like graffiti artists, Sarkis is open to the possibilities of painting on anything, including vehicles, walls, skimboards and t-shirts. He’s now working with a Seattle company, Black Rapid, on a line of silk-screen designs for t-shirts. His first design for the company is a caricature of a moose snowboard-

ing. “Anything I can paint on, I will,” said Sarkis. “I’ve been fortunate that my paintings have inspired other illustrating jobs for me. Now I’m doing graffiti with permission.” Sarkis uses acrylics, spray paint, watercolors, pen and ink to create his freewheeling designs and portraits. For the March show, Sarkis will create an on-site work, a canvas

covering an entire wall of the gallery. He’s excited about creating a spontaneous work for the show. “I like to do big, large scale pieces,” he said. “It’s also fun to go out with friends and do outdoor art.” “The theme of my show is ‘No Rules Land,’ and I want it to be provocative, new and different,” said Sarkis. “Sandra has given me free rein and has been very supportive.”

“I like themes for bodies of work where everything talks to each other,” he said. “I also want the show to communicate an energy of the younger life on Whidbey.” Sarkis’ “No Rules Land” show opens Saturday, March 2 with an artist’s reception 5-7 p.m. at Museo Gallery, 215 First St., Langley. The one-man show runs through March 31.

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Teams forming for Relay for Life By Ron Newberry Staff reporter Karla Sharkey got involved with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life for the first time 20 years ago at the request of a friend. Over time, the event took on deeper meaning and now she couldn’t imagine not being a part of it. “It grabs your heart,” she said. Sharkey, from Oak Harbor, is the chair of the Relay for Life of Whidbey Island for the third time. Teams are beginning to form and fundraising has begun for the event, which will take place May 31 and June 1 at North Whidbey Middle School. The goal for the Whidbey Island event this year is to have 95 teams participate and $210,000 raised, Sharkey said. As of this month, 45 teams had been formed with just under $21,000 raised. “We still have a ways to go,” Sharkey said. “March and April start getting more teams. But the sooner they

join, the sooner we can start fundraising.” The Relay for Life was designed to raise money to fight cancer, celebrate survivorship, remember those lost to the disease and also increase awareness of the importance of cancer prevention. Businesses can sponsor the event through different sponsorship levels. Individuals form teams to raise money. The cost to form a team is $100 with each team receiving a campsite. During the event, teams stay overnight with members taking turns walking around the track. There is no minimum number of team members. The Whidbey Island event typically draws between 2,000 to 3,000 participants and more than 250 cancer survivors. “It’s the biggest single event on the island. It’s very unique,” said Leandra Reuble, co-chair of the Whidbey Island event. “Most of the other events on the island are for tourists and off-islanders.

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Weather wasn’t the best for last year’s Relay for Life but it didn’t deter hundreds of participants marching against cancer. This year’s Relay is being organized and more South Whidbey participation is encouraged. This is all local.” One of the event’s aims this year is to also attract teams and sponsors from beyond Oak Harbor. “One import aspect of this event is it’s for the whole island,” Sharkey said. “We are trying to reach out to the south end of the island.” South Whidbey has its own Relay for Life event for sev-

eral years but it didn’t happen last year. Sharkey lost her mother-inlaw, Lillian Sharkey, to cancer 27 years ago and learned last year that her mother, Miriam Kruse, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She said her mother is “doing great” and has been deemed cancer free. The more Sharkey has

participated in Relay for Life, the more it’s meant to her. “It took me a while to really understand why I was really doing it,” Sharkey said. “To be honest, when you see somebody going through the cancer experience and having a bad experience and pass away, (then experience) my mother’s early diagnoses, treatment and research and

now she’s cured, you can see the whole gamut. It makes a difference.” For more information on how to join a team or sponsor the event, contact Karla Sharkey at 360-675-8091 or Those interested also may register online at relayfor


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You,” will be presented by Doug Kirk, owner of Kirk’s Nursery in Clinton. Call 360-579-5880.


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‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ plays Whidbey

The cast of the Tony Award winning musical revue “Ain’t Misbehavin,’” Anthony Caldwell, Joseph Glasgow, Germaine Kornegay, Anjelica Glasgow and Allenda Jenkins, will present an evening of rollicking, swinging, finger -snapping songs that capture the various moods and musical soul of 1930’s Harlem. “Ain’t Misbehavin,” The Fats Waller Musical Show, continues March 2 through March 17 at The Whidbey Playhouse and March 22-30 at Outcast Productions in Langley. For tickets contact the Whidbey Playhouse, 360-679-2237 or www.

Republican Women of North Whidbey will hold its monthly no-host luncheon 11:30 a.m. March 7 at El Cazador restaurant near Kmart in Oak Harbor. Guest speaker is Leslie Robbins, who will share her experiences as a long time precinct committee officer. Call 360-279-1197.


Friday Get into the flow of the coming spring with Kristine O’Kelly and Bob Effertz, offering eclectic music from around the world, including original creations. They’ll be playing and singing everything from Blues to Bhajans from India on guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, hammer dulcimer, didgeridoo, and instruments you’ve probably never seen before. Join them from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9 on the covered and heated patio/garden of Mukilteo Coffee Roaster’s Cafe in the Woods, 5331 Crawford Road, Langley. No cover charge but donations for the musicians are appreciated. For information, contact Bob Effertz at 360-341-1739, or email

Dance for daddies Prevent underage and daughters drinking & driving The 11th annual Daddy-Daughter Ball is 7-8:30 p.m. March 2 at Bayview Hall. Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance at The all-inclusive tickets are $23 per couple and $7 for each additional daughter, plus sales tax, and include a flower for the daughter, refreshments, a raffle ticket and a commemorative photo. Limited needsbased scholarships for the dance are available, but must be requested early. Contact 221-5484 or

IDIPIC presents its next South Whidbey DUI/ Underage Drinking prevention panel March 2. Open to all, doors open 12:45 p.m. Come early to assure a seat as no late admittance is allowed. Location is Trinity Church’s Grigware Hall, Highway 525 in Freeland. The class is required by local driving instructors for both driver’s ed students and parents. Contact 360-6728219 or

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A community social dance party is 6:30-10:30 p.m. March 2 at the Deer Lagoon Grange beginning with a one hour dance workshop followed by a mix of CD music for all dance styles — swing, waltz, Nightclub 2 Step, Latin and more. Feel free to bring goodies to share with fellow dancers. Admission is $10, appropriate for all ages. Contact Jan Eklund, 360-379-8052 or janiceeklund.wordpresscom.


Orchid sale benefits hospital It may be dreary outside, but it will be bright and colorful inside when A.J. Florals sells a dazzling array of orchids to benefit Whidbey General Hospital on March 4 and 5. Many varieties will be available. Most are easy to care for and will bloom for months. They’re also inexpensive, from $15 to

$40 each. Each purchase includes written instructions on how to best care for your orchid with tips on how to keep them blooming. A portion of profits supports the Whidbey General Hospital Auxiliary. The auxiliary raises money through the hospital gift shop and ongoing events to help purchase items to benefit patient care at Whidbey General.

CranialSacral therapy aired Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association presents its next For Your Health public talk, “An Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy,” with Lynne Donnelly, 6:30 p.m. March 4 at the Freeland Library, or 6:30 p.m. March 7 at the Coupeville Library. CranioSacral therapy is a gentle technique to enhance body functioning and help alleviate pain and discomfort. For information about the holistic health association, contact Lynne Donnelly at 360-544-8445 or email WIHHAmail@ Donnelly, is a certified CranioSacral therapist.


Wednesday Taylor 2 kicks off Family Series

The WICA Family Series is back and offers worldclass artists at affordable ticket prices. Taylor 2 Dance Company will perform 7:30 p.m. March 6 on the Michael Nutt Main Stage. Established in 1993, the six-member Taylor 2 Company is known for bringing to life legendary choreographer Paul Taylor’s signature dances. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 360- 2218268, 800-638-7631 or by visiting the WICA box office at 565 Camano Ave, Langley.



Club studies lower end of food chain Daniel Pentilla, from Anacortes, is the featured

speaker at the Fishin’ Club’s meeting 7 p.m., March 7 at the M-Bar-C Ranch, Freeland. He is a retired marine biologist from the state Dept. of Fisheries Marine Resource staff who will talk about forage fish matters. Included are spawning habitats and life histories of species supporting Puget Sound webs: Pacific herring, surf smelt, candlefish and northern anchovy. Information and images will show spawning habitats around Whidbey and Camano islands. The power-point presentation is accompanied by poster and chart displays, preserved specimens, microscope stations viewing eggs, larvae, plankton, etc. Handouts are available for everyone. These species are the food for the delicious salmon and other food fish that we enjoy fishing for in Island County.

Learn to be a happy gardener Greenbank Garden Club meets 10 a.m. March 7 at the Greenbank Progressive Club, Bakken and Firehouse Roads, Greenbank. The program, “A Happy Garden Equals a Happier

Pain relief by integration “Integrated Body Mind Approach to Pain Relief,” will be presented at the Bayview Corner Sears House, taught by Dr. Craig Weiner, DC and Alina Frank, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on four consecutive Fridays beginning March 8. Approach utilizes somatic and mindfulness techniques, EFT, Right Brain Aerobics and more. Call 360-331-5565.


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Religion notes Prayer series completed Sunday Sunday, March 3, The Island Church will complete a series on prayer with Pastor Dwight’s sermon, “An Unanswered Prayer.” Did you know that Jesus prayed prayers that were “unanswered?” In fact, there is one prayer that he prays and he is still waiting, still hoping, still trusting that it might be answered. It is a prayer in which you and I are involved. All are welcome to celebrate communion together and look at this “unanswered prayer.” For the past several weeks the church has looked at “Why Pray” and “When You Haven’t Got A Prayer.” Listen to those sermons and others by visiting The church is located on the corner of 6th and Cascade in Langley. Call the church office, 360-221-6980.

It’s signing Sunday for Island Friends Whidbey Island Friends Meeting (Quakers) holds

their regular meeting for worship every Sunday from 4-5 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist building, located at 20103 State Highway 525 two miles north of Freeland. This time of silent worship together may include spoken messages with March 3 being the first Sunday of the month, there is also singing at 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit or email Tom Ewell at tewell@whidbey. com.

‘Altered-State’ issues addressed Doug Bedeck speaks about “Altar-ed Stats” Sunday, March 3, at 10 a.m. at Unity of Whidbey, 5671 Crawford Road. If you have a personal altar, what does it contain? What deities, entities, or visions occupy your honored sacred space? What capacities or talents do you cherish, practice, and husband in the precious time you are allotted by the mysterious processes of life and grace? Contemplative

thoughts are offered by songwriter and speaker Bedeck, along with musical companionship. Donna Vanderheiden will be the platform assistant. All are welcome; visit for more information.

Learning lessons from Uganda Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island meets 10 a.m. Sunday, March 3, at at 20103 State Highway 525, north of Freeland. Jeanne Strong will present “Lessons from Rural Uganda,” sharing lessons learned from

building an early childhood center in rural Uganda. Strong is a life-long educator, and while retired from administration in the Seattle schools, she continues to be active in her commitment to bettering the world through education. She is also an active member of the Quaker Meeting on Whidbey Island. Children’s religious exploration classes and childcare will be available.

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CHURCH DIRECTORY Loving God, Loving People, Serving the World Sunday Worship Services 8:30AM & 10:30AM Both services offer, nursery for infants and toddlers & kids classes for 3yrs to 6th grade Matt Chambers, Pastor Dareld Chittim, Associate Pastor Mark Brinkman, Youth Pastor Home of Island Christian Academy and Daycare/Preschool 360-221-0919

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being build for Baydelta and two for a competitor named Harley Marine. “I think we’re doing very well, Nichols said of boat building prospects in a tough economy. “For 2013 it’s falling in place.” said buyers Amadeus andHeThe Sound “slacked off”among for a while, but of Music, others. Nichols is so diversified with Co-stars for the evening will its ferry work, fishing boats, be SWHS Jazz Ensemble passenger-carrying catamashowcased in a musical set rans, Spy research and patrol vesfrom Thrillers! sels that jobs can are still $20 be Admission tickets found. adult and $18 senior/military. He expects Students 18 andemployment under are to remainfree steady year. admitted (underthis 14 must “We’ve got 290 right now, be accompanied by a paying it’s the perfect number, no adult). bursting the seams, it’s ata Ticketsat are available nice, comfortable number,” Anchor Books in Clinton; he said. Moonraker Books, Langley; Maintaining crew Vino Amoré,a skilled Freeland; is alwaysCoupeville a challenge, but Bayleaf, and Oak Nichols likes present mix. Harbor; andtheClick Music, “We’ve got a veteran crew Oak Harbor. with lot of youngand people,” Fora information tickhe said. got 100 in an ets, visit “We’ve apprentice program.”

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The tug pilots expected the Tokitae would be loaded late Friday afternoon and, Record staff if allBy went well, they would hold the barge overnight in Saratoga Orchestra of Holmes Harbor, probably Whidbey Island presents leaving with Saturday after“Friday Night at the Movies,” noon’s hightotide. a salute the cinematic The Tokitae, namedMarch after a soundtrack on Friday, killer whale captured in Penn 15 at 7 p.m. at South Whidbey

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BAYVIEW BEACH WATER DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE Commissioner position Notice is hereby given that Bayview Water District has an opening for a Commissioner. All interested par ties should submit a resume and letter of interest including your qualifications to Bayview Beach Water District. (Financial and engineering expertise as well as prior water district experience are of particular interest.) Applicant must be a current resident of Bayview Beach Water Distr ict. Please mail to: Bayview Beach Water Distr ict, PO Box 667, Freeland, WA 98249. All resumes and letters of interest must be postmarked by Apr il 1, 2013. Please contact me at 331-4522 if you have any questions. LEGAL NO. 460149 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. February 23, 27, March 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 2013.

date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: February 16, 2013 John G, Kamb Jr., Personal Representative Address for mailing or Service: 702 Main Street, Mount Ver non, WA 98273 LEGAL NO. 457343 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. February 16, 23, March 2, 2013.

Personal Representative: Lawrence Schwerin Address for Mailing or Service: 3 7 5 7 1 V i s t a Key Dr. NE Hansville, WA 98340 LEGAL NO. 458373 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. February 16, 23, March 2, 2013.

do so, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the Complaint, which has been filed with the Clerk of this Court. Such action is to quiet title and extinguish Defendants’ interest in the real property legally described in the Complaint. February 26, 2013 /s/ Paul A. Neumiller Pa u l A . N e u m i l l e r, WSBA #28124 Attorney for Plaintiff 390 NE Midway Blvd., Suite B201 Oak Harbor, WA 98277-2680 360-675-2567 LEGAL NO. 461568 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. March 2, 9, 16, 2013.

Northeast corner of said Lot 13; thence Nor th 22°00’00” West along the extended East line of said Lot 13 a distance of 37.04 feet; thence South 65°48’06” West 60.04 fe e t t o t h e ex t e n d e d West tine of said Lot 13; thence South 22°00’00” East along said extended line 34.79 feet to the point of beginning. Situated in Island County, Washington. The street or other common designation if any, of the real property described above is pur por ted to be: Vacant Land: The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the above street or other common designation. which is subject to that cer tain Deed of Tr ust dated January 25, 2006, recorded February 14, 2006, under Auditor’s F i l e N o. 4 1 6 2 3 6 6 i n Book --- Page --- , records of ISLAND County, WASHINGTON, from PATRICK J C R A F T, T R A C Y D CRAFT as Grantor, to CHICAGO TITLE as Trustee, to secure an o bl i g a t i o n i n favo r o f S T E R L I N G S AV I N G S BANK, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY MERG E R TO G O L F S AVINGS BANK as Beneficiar y. II No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: U N PA I D P R I N C I PA L B A L A N C E $261,750.00 INTEREST @ 2.5000 % FROM 01/01/12 THRU 12/13/12 $6,234.74 APPRAISAL FEE $618.00 PROPERTY I N S P E C T I O N $189.00 IMPOUND/ESCROW DEFICIT $1,032.29 MISCELLANEOUS FEES $166.00 Sub-total of amounts in arrears: $269,990.03 As to the defaults which do not involve payment of money

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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF SKAGIT COUNTY, WASHINGTON IN THE ESTATE OF: ELIZABETH ANNE MITCHELL P r o b a t e N o : 12-4-00437-4 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any o t h e r w i s e a p p l i c a bl e statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original ofthe claim with the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided und e r R C W 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ISLAND In the Matter of the Estate of VIRGINIA ANNE BROWN Deceased. No. 13-4-00016-6 N OT I C E TO C R E D I TORS The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the Court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the Decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: February 16, 2013

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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR PACIFIC COUNTY Edward R. Hennings and Wendy Chisholm, Plaintiffs vs. Simon Haselbauer, Jane Doe, spouse of Simon Haselbauer; the Estate of Simon Haselbauer, and any and all heirs, successors, beneficiaries, and persons claiming any interest in the below referenced real property by or through Simon Haselbauer, Defendants NO.: 13-2-00159-9 SUMMONS BY PUBLIC AT I O N I N C O M PLAINT TO QUIET TIT L E A DV E R S E P O S SESSION, AND DEC L A R AT O RY J U D G MENT T O : T H E S TAT E O F WASHINGTON, AND TO: SIMON HASELBAUER, JANE DOE, SPOUSE OF SIM O N H A S E L B AU E R ; T H E E S TAT E O F S I M O N H A S E L B AU E R , AND ANY AND ALL HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, BENEFICIARIES, AND PERSONS CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY BY OR THROUGH SIMON HASELBAUER AND ALL OTHER PERSONS OR PA RT I E S U N K N OW N CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, LIEN, OR INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT: Yo u a r e h e r e by s u m moned to appear within sixty days after the date of first publication of this Summons, to wit, within sixty days of March 2, 2013, and defend the above-entitled action in the above-entitled court, and answer the Complaint of the Plaintiff, and serve a copy of your Answer upon the undersigned attor ney for Plaintiffs at 390 NE Midway Blvd., Suite B201, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. In case of your failure to

N OT I C E O F T RU S TEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington Chapter 61.24, et seq. T.S. No: D 5 3 9 0 6 9 WA Unit Code: D Loan No: 112200442-1/CRAFT A P # 1 : S8340-03-00013-0/4156 15 I NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the undersigned trustee, T.D. SERVICE COMPANY OF WASHINGTON, 4000 W. Metropolitan Drive, Suite 400, Orange, CA 92868, will on MARCH 15, 2013 at the hour of 10:00 A.M. AT T H E F R O N T E N TRANCE TO THE CITY HALL, 865 SE BARRINGTON DRIVE, OAK HARBOR , State of WASHINGTON, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of the sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of I S L A N D, S t a t e o f WASHINGTON, to Wit: LT.13, UBBCC 3 AND PTN. GL 3 (NW) 24-29-2E. EXHIBIT “A” Lot 13, USELESS BAY BEACH AND COUNTRY CLUB, DIVISION NO.3, according to the p1st thereof, recorded in Volume 7 of Plats, page 70, records of Island C o u n t y, Wa s h i n g t o n ; TOGETHER WITH that por tion of Section 24. To w n s h i p 2 9 N o r t h , Range 2 East of the Willamette Mer idian. described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said Lot 13; thence North 68°00’00” East along the North line of said Lot 13, a distance of 60.00 feet to the

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to the Beneficiary of your Deed of Tr ust, you must cure each such default. Listed below are the defaults which do not involve payment of money to the Beneficiary of your Deed of Trust. Opposite each such listed default is a brief description of the action necessar y to cure the default and a description of the documentation necessary to show that t h e d e fa u l t h a s b e e n cured. IV The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Tr u s t i s p r i n c i p a l $261,750.00 together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured from 01/01/12, and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V T h e a b ove d e s c r i b e d real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of the sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty express or implied, regarding title,

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possession, or encumbrances on 03/15/13. The default referred to in Paragraph III must be cured prior to the sale to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before the sale the default(s) as set for th in Paragraph III is cured and the trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor and Guarantor or the holder of the recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the entire principal and interest secured by the D e e d o f Tr u s t , p l u s costs, fees and advances if any made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and or Deed of Trust and curing all other defaults. VI A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address: PATRICK J. CRAFT XXXX SHORE AVE FREELAND, WA 98249 T R A C Y D. CRAFT XXXX SHORE AVE FREELAND, WA 98249 OCCUPANT X X X X S H O R E AV E FREELAND, WA 98249

PAT R I C K J . C R A F T 2 6 2 1 3 0 T H AV E W S E AT T L E , WA 9 8 1 9 9 T R AC Y D. C R A F T 2 6 2 1 3 0 T H AV E W S E AT T L E , WA 9 8 1 9 9 PAT R I C K J . C R A F T 810 W ARGAND ST S E AT T L E , WA 9 8 1 1 9 TRACY D. CRAFT 810 W ARGAND ST S E AT T L E , WA 9 8 1 1 9 PAT R I C K J . C R A F T 2153 8TH AVE SEATTLE, WA 98121 TRACY D. CRAFT 2153 8TH AVE SEATTLE, WA 98121 PATRICK J. CRAFT 719 25TH AVE S SEATTLE, WA 98144 T R A C Y D. CRAFT 719 25TH AVE S SEATTLE, WA 98144 by both first class and certified mail on November 5, 2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served on November 5, 2012 , with said written Notice of Default or the wr itten Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII T h e Tr u s t e e w h o s e name and address are

set forth below, will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fe e s d u e a t a ny t i m e prior to the sale. VIII The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the trustee’s sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict oc-

cupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings, under chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenantoccupied proper ty, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. XI NOTICE TO GUARANTORS 1. If you are a guarantor of the obligat i o n s s e c u r e d by t h e deed of trust, you may be liable for a deficiency judgment to the extent the sale price obtained at the trustee’s sale is less than the debt secured by the deed of trust. 2. You have the same rights to reinstate the debt, cure the default, or repay the debt as is given to the grantor i n o r d e r t o avo i d t h e trustee’s sale. 3. You will have no right to redeem the property after the trustee’s sale. 4. Subject to such longer periods as are provided in the Washington Deed of Trust Act, Chapter 61.24 RCW, any action brought to enforce a guaranty must be commenced within one year after the trustee’s sale, or the last trustee’s sale under any other deed of trust granted to secure the same debt. 5. In any action for a deficiency,

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you will have the right to establish the fair value of the property as of the d a t e o f t h e t r u s t e e ’s sale, less prior liens and encumbrances, and to limit your liability for a deficiency to the difference between the debt and the greater of such fair value or the sale price paid at the trustee’s sale, plus interest and costs. Notice and other personal service may be served on the Trustee at: T.D. SERV I C E C O M PA N Y O F WASHINGTON 520 E. Denny Way Seattle, WA 98122-2100 (800) 843-0260 (206) 859-6989 DATED: December 6, 2012 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY OF WASHINGTON, S U C C E S S O R T RU S TEE By JOANNA L. DEVELASCO, ASSISTA N T S E C R E TA R Y 4000 W. Metropolitan Drive Suite 400 Orange, CA 92868 (800) 843-0260 (206) 859-6989 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to t h e Tr u s t e e, a n d t h e successful bidder shall have no fur ther recourse. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacfor e c l o s u r e s. c o m / s a l e s TAC # 9 6 1 8 2 9 P U B : 02/09/13, 03/02/13 LEGAL NO. 452886 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. Februay 9, March 2, 2013.

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY JAMES VAN CAMP, a married man as his sepa r a t e p r o p e r t y, a n d B E T H VA N C A M P, a single woman, Plaintiffs, vs. ANTONIA E. SLATER and JOHN DOE SLATER, wife and husband and the marital community composed thereof; NICHOLAS J. MULLEN and JANE DOE MULLEN, husband and wife and the marital community composed thereof; MOLLY E. SCHELBERT and JOHN DOE SCHELBERT, wife and husband and the marital community composed thereof; M O L LY K . S T U B RU D and JOHN DOE STUB RU D, w i fe a n d h u s band and the mar ital community composed t h e r e o f ; M A RY F R A N ENNIS and JOHN DOE ENNIS wife and husband and the mar ital community composed thereof; THE ESTATE OF JAMES JOSEPH ENNIS (deceased) and the HEIRS of JAMES JOSEPH ENNIS; CATHY ENNIS and JOHN DOE ENNIS, wife and husband and the marital community composed thereof; JUNIPER B E AC H C O N D O M I N I U M A S S O C I AT I O N , and all JOE DOE AND JANE DOE CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NO. 12-2-00814-5 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION (60 Days) PROPOSED

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THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, To: Estate of Ja m e s J o s e p h E n n i s and the unknown heirs, devisees and legatees of James Joseph Ennis, deceased, and all Joe Doe and Jane Doe Claimants, Defendants: Yo u a r e h e r e by s u m moned to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of the first publication of this Summons, to wit, within sixty (60) days after the 23rd day of January, 2013, and defend the above entitled action in the above entitled court, and answer the Complaint of the Plaintiffs, and serve a c o py o f yo u r a n sw e r upon the undersigned attorneys for Plaintiffs, at their office below stated; and in case of your failure so to do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the Complaint, which has been filed with the Clerk of said Cour t. This lawsuit is being brought to quiet title to real property in favor of Plaintiffs, which p r o p e r t y D e fe n d a n t s may have an interest in. DATED this 31st day of January, 2013. RIACH GESE PLLC By: MICHAEL P. JACOBS, WSBA #22855 Attorneys for Plaintiffs 7 3 3 1 1 9 6 t h S t S W, Lynnwood WA 98036 425.776.3191 Land 425.775.0406 Fax LEGAL NO. 459272 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. Februar y 23, March 2, 9, 2013. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY In Re the Estate of MAXINE B. TOWNSLEY Deceased. NO. 13-4-00028-0 N OT I C E TO C R E D I TORS RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any o t h e r w i s e a p p l i c a bl e statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative ser ved or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided und e r R C W 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: Saturday, February 16, 2013 Personal Representative: Richard Howard Townsley Attor ney for Personal Representative:

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M. Douglas Kelly, Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, LLP, PO Box 290, Clinton, WA, 98236. (360) 341-1515. DATED this 11th day of February, 2013. /s/ Richard Howard Richard Howard, Personal Representativ Attorneys for Personal Representative: /s/ M. Douglas Kelly M. Douglas Kelly, WSBA #6550 Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, L.L.P. P.O. Box 290 Clinton, WA 98236 LEGAL NO. 458371 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. February 16, 23, March 2, 2013. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY In Re the Estate of TERRY OTEY, Deceased. NO. 13-4-00033-6 N OT I C E TO C R E D I TORS RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by anyo t h e r w i s e a p p l i c a bl e statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later or: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided und e r R C W 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication o f t h e n o t i c e. I f t h e claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.151 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: Saturday, March 2, 2013 Personal Representative: Jim (aka James) Lindus Attor ney for Personal Representative: M. Douglas Kelly, Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, LLP, PO Box 290, Clinton, WA, 98236 (360) 341-1515 DATED this 25th day of February, 2013. /s/ James Lindus James Lindus, Personal Representative Attorneys for Personal Representative: /s/ M. Douglas Kelly M. Douglas Kelly, WSBA #6550 Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, L.L.P. P.O. Box 290 Clinton, WA 98236 LEGAL NO. 461578 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. March 2, 9, 16, 2013.

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Saturday, March 2, 2013 • The South Whidbey Record

Island institution prepares to leave bench By JESSIE STENSLAND

Staff reporter

Peter Strow will take off his judge’s robe at the end of March and may never put it back on again. Strow surprised many in legal circles when he announced earlier this year that he would be retiring in the middle of his four-year term. He is the elected judge for Island County District Court and also acts as the municipal judge for Oak Harbor, Coupeville and Langley. He adjudicates misdemeanor crimes and civil matters. With his gravelly voice and gruff manner, Strow has become an institution on Whidbey Island during his 16 years on the bench. As he points out, no other elected official has as much interaction with the public as he does.

And he takes that responsibility very seriously. “It’s really important to have a good judge on the bench. It’s incredibly important to the community,” he said. “A judge’s job is to contribute to a civil society and promote respect for the law.” Oak Harbor attorney Bill Hawkins is Strow’s friend, ally and former boss. He will succeed Strow on the bench, but admits he has very big shoes to fill. “Peter has a reputation that extends beyond Island County of being good, dependable, reliable and fair. He’s very bright and intellectually honest,” Hawkins said. “He’s just a decent human being and one of my favorite people.” Strow, a Langley resident, said he decided to retire for several reasons. At 71 years old, he’s getting on in years.


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Navy and was a fighter pilot in Vietnam before going to law school. After getting his law degree, he entered the Navy JAG Corps and worked his way up to become a senior judge, which meant traveling all over the world to hear major cases. He oversaw five capital murder cases during his career, though none of them resulted in the death penalty. After 24 years of active duty, Strow retired from the Navy. He worked for a year as the prosecutor for a regional drug task force in Wenatchee and then went into defense work in Seattle for a year. Strow was stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station during his 24 years of active duty. He said his wife enjoyed the climate on the island because it was similar to her native England. So he applied to become the chief criminal deputy prosecutor in Island County. Hawkins was the elected prosecutor at the time and had worked with Strow when he was the JAG officer at NAS Whidbey. Hawkins said he was impressed with Strow’s experience and intelligence; he points out that Strow got a perfect score on the law school entrance exam. Hiring Strow was an easy decision, Hawkins said. Strow’s job was to prosecute the majority of felony crimes, though it was a relatively quiet period in Island County. He only handled one murder case in his tenure. An Oak Harbor woman confessed to a neighbor that she had killed her daughter’s husband; the man’s cause of death, however, originally was classified as an accidental fire, so police hadn’t investigated the crime scene. The woman was acquitted. Strow threw his hat in the mix when the district

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Longtime District Court Judge Peter Strow is retiring after 16 years on the bench He and his wife both have health concerns. They want to spend more time with their grandchildren. And there was the motorcycle accident. Strow was an avid motorcycle racer and regularly rode to work on a ‘cycle. He was seriously injured and nearly died from a head injury in 2011 when a

deer struck his motorcycle in Coupeville. “The motorcycle accident was really an epiphany,” he said. “I realized I wasn’t invulnerable. I’m not going to live forever.” Strow has a long and impressive resume. He went to Princeton as an undergraduate. He entered the

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court judge retired in 1997. The county commissioners appointed him to the position. The judge credits his loyal staff with ensuring that the busy court runs smoothly. He points out that nearly everyone working at the court has been there as long as he has. Maggie Paczkowski was court administrator for just two years before Strow took the bench. She describes him as “a multi-faceted individual” and said she learned a lot from him. “When I asked the staff to use just one word to describe him, these are some of their words – knowledgeable, fair, compassionate, demanding, honest, dedicated, thorough, stubborn, wise and dignified,” she said. On the bench, Strow strives to treat everyone with “the respect they deserve,” he said. He makes sure to have as much information as possible — from criminal backgrounds to records of court hearings — on each defendant who comes before him. “I’ve learned that most criminals just want to be listened to,” he said. “They are willing to take their lumps, but they want to be treated fairly.” Colleen Kenimond, a former deputy prosecutor, said she had a lot of respect for the way Strow runs his courtroom. He never rushes, but gives each defendant his attention. “The most important thing to him was making sure that those who came before him understand what was happening to them and understood their rights,” she said. On the other hand, Strow can be short-tempered, particularly with some of the young attorneys who come before him. “He can be a little hard on people, a little gruff and grumpy, but when you get to know him he’s a teddy bear,” Hawkins said, adding that the court is an excellent training ground for new attorneys. Strow said he is proud to have served the community in such an important role and admits that he’s very good as being a judge. Still, he says it’s not something he can say he enjoys, though he will miss his staff greatly. “The courtroom is awash in an atmosphere of anger and fear. I send people to jail and take money from them,” he said. “You wouldn’t want someone who enjoys being a judge.”

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