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Sheriff talks burglaries at meeting Crowd expresses frustration, anger over ongoing crime

By JESSIE STENSLAND South Whidbey Record About half of the 40 burglary victims who showed up at a special meeting with law enforcement Thursday night were from rural areas of South Whidbey. One woman said her South Whidbey home had been hit four times in five years. Another woman said burglars took eight security cameras off the eaves of her home before breaking in. Several in the audience at the Coupeville Recreation Hall described the problem as an “epidemic.” Many people expressed frustration with law enforcement and crossexamined Island County Sheriff Mark Brown about what can be done. South Whidbey resident Rufus Rose, for example, said he wants to connect with other burglary victims to see what they can do “in concert” with the sheriff’s office. Brown and other law enforcement of ficials from Langley, Coupeville and Oak Harbor tried to address the concerns, pointing out the difficulties in investigating certain types of crimes, the legal restrictions on police and the limitations of resources.

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Island County Sheriff Mark Brown talks about funding issues during a meeting on property crime in Coupeville Thursday. Brown even hinted that a law-and-justice levy may be coming to voters. Still, many victims want

to see more done. Omer Lupien said he and a friend had $12,000 worth of tools stolen last

Halloween while they were putting up a pole building on North Whidbey. He expressed frustration at

the response he received from the Island County Sheriff’s Office. He and his friend started knocking on doors and found eight other burglary victims in the area; they even found suspects, but nobody was ever arrested. “We never got a straight answer,” he said, referring to law enforcement. “We never even got a call back.” Jennifer Yzaguirre, the community service officer for the Oak Harbor Police Department, explained that she volunteered to set up the meeting in order to help the sheriff, who doesn’t have the funding for such a position in his office. The sheriff lost nearly a third of his force during recession-era budget cuts. “I’m doing this to help you out,” Yzaguirre said. “I hope you realize I’m not your enemy.” Yzaguirre contacted people from 185 residences that were burglarized over the past year and invited them to attend the meeting. She asked people from different areas of the county to raise their hands. There was only one person from inside Oak Harbor; the rest were from rural areas of North and South Whidbey. Yzaguirre gave a SEE BURGLARIES, A20

WGH officials respond to state audit findings By NATHAN WHALEN South Whidbey Record Several employees at Whidbey General Hospital are seeing some smaller paychecks thanks to a snafu in a new payroll system.

“We believe the audit was fair and we appreciate the chance to correct any shortcomings in our payroll procedures.” Trish Rose WGH spokeswoman

State auditors in a report released Feb. 18 said hospital officials did not have adequate controls over payroll to safeguard public resources. The result of that condition caused the hospital to make $183,000 in overpayments to employees. Whidbey General Hospital is busy recouping the money SEE HOSPITAL, A13

Public weighs in on fairground proposal: animal interests among top concerns By BEN WATANABE South Whidbey Record Animal safety and comfort, failed bonds and adequate demand were among the chief worries spoken at a public presentation Tuesday about drastic changes proposed for the

Island County fairgrounds. A crowd of about 75 people crammed into the Coffman Building to hear and see the plans for restructuring the facility’s management and revamping its structures. Some of the most noticeable changes are a planned reduction

of 27 buildings to 12 and the paving of the RV park and campground south of the main fair area. “We have more facilities than we can use … ,” said Paul Schell, owner of the Ben Watanabe / The Record

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Ray Gabelein speaks during a fair meeting on Tuesday.


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South Whidbey High School Jazz Ensemble students play during a recent performance. From the back row: Alec Chinnery, Ben Nerison, Jonas Anderson, Collin Burns, Kari Hustad, Mei Mei Hensler; in the middle row: Garrett Poteat, Joe Ballestrasse, Nicholas Simmons, Evan Mellish, Liam Twomey, Anton Klein, Tesla Dussault; in the front row: Jack Hood, Patrick Shive, Joel Worster, Mara Bush, Heidi Klein, Conor Workman and Kris Watson.

A last-minute pass-the-hat fundraiser brought in $900 for the South Whidbey High School jazz band. Held at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts last week, it was the band’s final fundraiser of the school year. The money was needed to repair the band’s bass. South Whidbey’s jazz band holds fundraisers to cover instrument repair, buy music and provide scholarships to students for instruments and events like the trip to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho. “Everyone here tonight makes it possible for us to sustain an outstanding jazz program, and we thank each of

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Draft marijuana ordinance released by county By JANIS REID South Whidbey Record A new ordinance regulating pot businesses restricts the appearance of the buildings and land associated with marijuana to ensure it “does not disrupt the character” of surrounding areas. The draft ordinance was released by county staff this week to be reviewed by the Island County Commissioners and the public. Planning Director David Wechner told commissioners Wednesday that the county is likely to see most of the production and processing applications fall in agricultural zones, with the retail keeping to commercial or industrial zones. Only buildings or land approved by the county will be allowed to conduct marijuana businesses, but where these locations will be or how they will be determined is still up for discussion. Commissioner Jill Johnson stressed the need to get the community involved because it is uncertain what type of effect these busi-

nesses will have on their neighbors. “This could be you if you don’t speak up,” Johnson said. “It remains to be seen the type of behavior we’re going to see. There are consequences we don’t know yet.” Commissioner Helen Price Johnson expressed cautious support for the ordinance, pending community input, but she has stated previously a desire to expedite the process. Commissioner Kelly Emerson said she was concerned that overly strict regulations would translate into additional costs for the county. Wechner said he anticipates that most producers will operate indoors. But in the case of outdoor growers, the area must be screened with an eight-foot fence and set back from property lines no less than 30 feet. For all operation types, parking must be contained on site and security measures must be in place. Also, residential properties are not eligible for application. The ordinance singles out Ebey’s National Historical Reserve, stating that only the smallest tier of operations — 2,000 square feet

or less — will be allowed to farm within the reserve. Processing and retail will not be allowed on the reserve. The county issued a six-month moratorium on new recreational and medical marijuana businesses in November after the passage of Initiative 502, which legalized recreational marijuana production and distribution. The state accepted a first round of applications for marijuana business licenses Nov. 18 to Dec. 20. A total of 30 applications were made by potential producers, 20 applications for processing and nine applications for retail stores in Island County. Residents can visit the state Liquor Control Board’s website to view applicants if they are interested in knowing if a neighboring property has applied, Wechner said. The state’s quota for the number of retail pot shops in Island County is four, with one allotted for Oak Harbor and the rest allowable in the county at-large. The Oak Harbor City Council adopted its

own regulations on recreational marijuana businesses earlier this month following its own moratorium last year. The new ordinance, which goes into effect this month, doesn’t have any foreseeable effect since nobody has applied to the state for a pot license within the city limits. The city council also voted to extend a moratorium on medical marijuana businesses for an additional six months while the state looks at combining the recreational and medical marijuana laws. Under the city’s draft, retail stores are limited to commercial and industrial zones, while growing and processing businesses are segregated to industrial and planned industrial park zones. Wechner said the ordinance will now go to the planning commission for review and public hearing, after which it will return to the board of commissioners for additional review and a second public hearing. A tentative adoption date has been set for April 7.

Early transportation meetings see hiccup By JANIS REID South Whidbey Record The county kicked off a series of transportation-related public meetings this week, attracting residents with a wide range of priorities. Among attendees’ top priorities are transportation investments that encourage tourism and expanding existing transit services. “The two meetings we’ve had so far have been really good,” said Doug Cox, transportation planner for Island County. “I’m impressed with how many people made time to come to them. It’s encouraging to see how engaged our residents are.” Meetings were held this week in Freeland, with more than 40 participants, and Oak Harbor, with roughly 30 attendees. A third meeting will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Camano Multipurpose Center. Two additional sets of meetings will

be held again throughout the county as the process moves forward. More than a few beach access supporters at the Oak Harbor meeting stressed the importance of proper signage at beach access points and parks to ensure that the areas are clearly marked. “I want to see Island County do more for signage to show people where our beaches and public parks are,” said Jane Seymour. In some parts of the county, she said, “the signage is very limited.” Tim Verschuyl expressed concerns about how the Navy population is affecting traffic patterns and contributing to pollution. Other priorities voiced included pedestrian and bicycle path access, Island Transit and ride sharing, and reducing impacts on the environment. A few of those in attendance at the first meeting

in Freeland became upset because they thought they would be given a chance to “testify” and have their comments recorded. While residents were able to email comments and fill out comment cards at the meeting, some were disappointed that they weren’t given a chance to speak. Commissioner Jill Johnson, who attended both meetings, sent an email to staff after the first meeting, offering suggestions on how they could make residents feel heard. The second meeting had a lengthened question-and-answer period. “There was an improvement in the amount of time everyone was allowed to

speak in the second meeting,” Johnson said. “It’s the first round of meetings and I think they were just getting their sea legs.” Cox said moving forward the county plans to be more clear about the format and objectives of the public meetings.

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NEWSLINE | WEATHER REPORT: Rain likely today. Possible snow and rain tonight and Sunday. More rain Monday.

COUNTY 911 dispatch down four hours Island County’s 9-1-1 dispatch service was down for nearly four hours last weekend. Tom Shaughnessy, director of I-COM, confirmed a “power hit” to a telephone server knocked out the dispatch center’s ability to directly take 9-1-1 calls from about 10:30 p.m. Saturday evening to about 2 a.m. Sunday morning. “When I say ‘down,’ I mean we couldn’t answer 9-1-1 calls here at this office,” he said. Shaughnessy said the system has a built-in safeguard which forwards calls to Skagit County’s

dispatch service. The agency answered 9-1-1 calls from Island County then forwarded them back to I-COM through an administrative line. “All it takes is a flip of the switch,” Shaughnessy said. According to Island County Sheriff Mark Brown, the disruption in service did not result in any missed calls. While it’s “kinda frightening to know that can happen,” he said the incident made clear the safeguard in place both works and is effective. “Thank God we had it,” he said. Shaughnessy said service disruptions are rare, occurring only every few years.

LANGLEY School bell irks LMS neighbors Neighbors of Langley Middle School gritted their teeth through a

noisy night this past weekend. Brian Miller, director of facilities for the South Whidbey School District, confirmed the school’s bell system went haywire and rang uninterrupted for at least five hours. According to 9-1-1 calls, the first report came in at about 10 p.m. Saturday evening. The ringing bell was reported again at 3 a.m. Miller said he was notified of the problem at about that time and arrived shortly after to shut it off. Some have speculated the delay was the result of a disruption to Island County’s 9-1-1 dispatch service, but I-COM officials dispute the claim, saying calls were being routed to Skagit County’s dispatch service and back to island police. “The incidents are unrelated,” Director Tom Shaughnessy said. According to Miller, the bell problem was likely the result of a power

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Grant sought to expose creek Langley is looking for funding to shed some light on the long-hidden Brookhaven Creek that runs under the city and into Saratoga Passage. City leaders approved a grant application to help pay for an estimated $57,627 project that would bring about 50 feet of the creek to the surface. The grant would come from the Whidbey Island Conservation District, and the city’s mayor said Langley would only move forward with the project if it received the grant. “The idea was to kind of bring out to people that this creek runs through the city and to be aware of what they are putting in it,” said Mayor Fred

McCarthy. Currently, the creek is directed underground through a pipe system that dumps out through the concrete wall at Seawall Park and into the greater Puget Sound marine system. Originally pitched and pursued by Councilwoman Rene Neff, a design by Community Planning Director Jeff Arango shows an exposed Brookhaven Creek between the Windermere office and US Bank on the west side of Second Street. McCarthy said he learned from Neff that Brookhaven Creek used to be a salmon spawning system. Early in the city’s history, however, the creek flowed through a pipe which prohibited fish from entering it to return to their spawning grounds. Reportedly, a man would gather the salmon and take them beyond Sixth Street to where the creek is open so they could spawn. Any future use as a restored salmon spawning area is not likely, however, as the much of the creek runs under commercial buildings and homes now, McCarthy said. The section in the Brookhaven housing area is exposed.

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PORT Commissioner to be appointed Port of South Whidbey Commissioners will meet Tuesday to appoint a commissioner for District 2, Langley. The board will interview candidates and go into executive session to review the qualifications of each candidate. After the review, they will re-open the meeting to the public and appoint a new commissioner for the position previously held by Chris Jerome. So far, one candidate has submitted their name, Langley resident Ed Halloran. Application materials will be accepted up until the Feb. 25 meeting. The term will last from the appointment through the next regular port election in November 2015. Submissions including a letter of interest and statement of qualifications can be sent by mail to Port of South Whidbey, P.O. Box 872, Freeland, WA 98249, by email to molly@portof southwhidbey.com, by fax to 360-331-5414, or in person at 1804 Scott Road, Suite 101, Freeland. At the meeting, the board will also discuss the South Whidbey Harbor expansion, Possession Boat Ramp renovation and the organizational structure of the port. Public participation is not on the agenda. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the port office conference room, 1804 Scott Road, Freeland.


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Four cops it is for Langley By BEN WATANABE South Whidbey Record Law and order, and the occasional jump start, will be doled out by four Langley police officers for the new few years. Six months after requesting a police department survey of its activities and expenses over the past five years, Mayor Fred McCarthy proclaimed Tuesday night that the city would operate with four cops — including a chief — which was budgeted for 2014. “I believe the right-sized configuration for the size of the city is four officers,” McCarthy told the city council at its regular meeting Feb. 18. The council unanimously approved a formal confirmation of McCarthy’s recommendation, with Councilwoman Margot Jerome voting from North Carolina via Skype. Some council members preceded their vote with boisterous support for the Langley Police Department. It was a strong affirmation after the council was largely silent in November when McCarthy originally proposed the study and delayed hiring a new police chief until after determining the police staff numbers. Costs associated with paying overtime and reserve officer pay were major factors in the mayor’s decision. Back in 2012, the last full year the city operated with three officers, Langley spent $51,089.63 on overtime and reserve officer pay. The city estimated the cost for an officer’s wage and benefits at about $70,000. Acting Chief David Marks said the shift rotations were challenging. Three officers working 40-hour shifts per week left 48 hours unaccounted for, at best. Marks said the police shifts often overlap so officers can share information about any ongoing cases or pending issues. Even when they were off the clock, the officers were regularly on-call without pay. Wear and tear on the police operating with two officers and one chief was the tipping point. “If we’re already paying $51,000 for overtime and reserves, paying $70,000 for another officer is certainly justified,” said Councilwoman Rene Neff. Added Councilman Bruce

Chief David Marks Allen: “We’re killing the officers at three.” In the mayor’s written recommendation, McCarthy cited a rise in burglaries, along with armed robberies, in surrounding, unincorporated areas around the city as a reason for adding another officer. Last year, the city budgeted and hired a fourth officer. At the time, then-Chief Randy Heston thought it would allow the department to visit the nearby South Whidbey schools as a form of crime prevention. Schools around the state and country have resource officers as a way to connect children with law enforcement, the idea being that officers can nip seeds of unlawful behavior before they take root. McCarthy wrote that an increase in heroin use among young people on South Whidbey also pushed him to restore the city’s police force to four officers. “The importance of an officer presence as a school and community resource ... is considered an opportunity to influence the decisionmaking strategies of young people with regard to avoiding substance abuse,” wrote McCarthy, who retired as the superintendent of the South Whidbey School District in 2011. According to the study, cities like Friday Harbor, La Conner and Coupeville utilize at least four officers. Friday Harbor’s population of 1,875 has four officers; La Conner’s population of 780 has five officers; and 1,610 Coupeville residents had five officers, though the town is currently down to just one as it shifts to service by the Island County Sheriff’s Office starting March 1. McCarthy said he wanted to keep the four-officer police department for at least the next two years. At that point, the city would evaluate its law enforcement needs.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 • The South Whidbey Record

Editor’s column

Langley murder is no mystery to me By JUSTIN BURNETT

So, word is a murderer is loose in Langley? Well, well, well, I just happen to have a list of suspects, all of whom have been hiding right under my nose for months. That’s right, the villain is clearly an employee of the South Whidbey Record. Sure, they stroll in every day under the guise of cheery professionals, but I’m on to them. I may not have positively identified the killer just yet, but it’s only a matter of time. This newspaper editor is far too crafty for such shenanigans. Who’s at the top of the list? Reporter Celeste Erickson, of course. Her sweet and soft-spoken demeanor and strong work ethic isn’t fooling anyone. Clearly, it’s a masquerade for a far more nefarious agenda. Nancy Waddell, our dedicated volunteer proofreader, is highly suspicious as well. I mean, who could spend that much time working for free, and at so many different organizations? All out of the goodness of her heart? I don’t think so. Be warned Waddell — I’m watching you. And then there is reporter Ben Watanabe. Oh, Ben, Ben, Ben; you think you’ve pulled the wool over my eyes, but I’ve been on to you from day one, buddy. All those long hours covering sports games, city government and maintaining The Record’s social media presence haven’t dulled my wary senses. No sir, I know what’s happening here. In fact, writing this I realize now it’s a near certainty that I may soon meet the same fate as the poor “handsome” stranger whose demise is the subject of Langley’s Mystery Weekend, today and Sunday, Feb. 22-23. This unfortunate casualty waltzed into town claiming to be the heir of a vast local estate. That was his first mistake. Like wealthy newspaper editors, one should always keep their riches a closely guarded secret, but I digress. To solve the mystery surrounding the man’s untimely death, clue maps and copies of The Langley Gazette can be picked up at 10 a.m. this morning at the Langley Chamber of Commerce office, 208 Anthes St. The Coroner’s Report will be given at 1 p.m. the same day in Langley Park. Cost is $10 for adults; seniors, youths [7-16] and military pay $8. Though I have already all but solved the case, the answer to the mystery will be announced Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the Langley Middle School auditorium. Sadly, family duties have called me away this weekend so I won’t know which Record staffer is to blame until Monday morning. Of course, one should consider the old adage: “The one pointing the finger has four more pointing back the other way.” Chew on that, Langley. Bwa, ha, ha, ha.

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Karla Jacks is the right person for District 3 Editor, Our good friend and longtime Camano Island resident Karla Jacks is running this year for the Island County Commissioner District No. 3 position representing Camano Island and North Whidbey. Karla has a deep commitment and love for our community and we urge your support. You will be voting for a person who believes in collaborative government processes, building sustainable business and supporting healthy lifestyles while preserving the rural nature and community closeness of Camano and Whidbey islands. While these values guide her leadership, Karla’s management experience is backed with a master’s degree in business administration and the many organizations she has served and led

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over the last 20 years. Karla currently serves on the YMCA Program Committee that is organized to bring a YMCA to the Stanwood/ Camano area. She is past president of the Camano Island Chamber of Commerce and has been employed as the executive director of the Camano Center for the past seven years. Karla also volunteers in the Stanwood/Camano School system and was an active member on the board of directors of the Stanwood/Camano Rotary Club, where she organized and assisted in planning our Stanwood/ Camano Community Parade for three years. In 2009, Karla was voted as the Stanwood/Camano Island Woman of the Year for her service and leadership in our community. Karla Jacks is connected to the many communities of Island County. These relationships allow her the unique ability to bring those communities together for collaborative governance.

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Jazz Band exceeded fundraiser goal Editor, Langley Middle School Jazz Band would like to say thank you to all the businesses and individuals who purchased tulips or made donations to help us attend the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho. We were able to exceed our goal and sold 838 tulips this year. We appreciate the support of our wonderful community and hope everyone enjoys their tulips. PAULA SIMMONS Langley Middle School Jazz Band

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 • The South Whidbey Record

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Langley man wanted for suspected child rape By JESSIE STENSLAND South Whidbey Record

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A 23-year-old Langley man accused of child rape is wanted on a $300,000 arrest warrant, court documents state. Prosecutors charged Michael Jelinek in Island County Superior Court Feb. 6 with three counts of rape of a child in the third degree. Under the charge, Jelinek is accused of having sex with someone who’s at least 14 but less than 16 years old. Last September, the parents of

the 15-year-old victim reported the alleged crime to the Island County Sheriff’s Office. Detective Laura Price interviewed the girl, who explained she met Jelinek while she was waiting at a bus stop near Highway 525 at Thompson Road. She said he asked to use her cell phone, then later started calling her. The girl said she met him at a trailer home several times and they had sex. Price sent the clothes the girl was

wearing last time she was with Jelinek to the state lab for DNA testing. Detective Ed Wallace analyzed her cell phone and recovered text messages from Jelinek, the report states. According to Price’s report, Jelinek is also wanted on a $50,000 felony warrant for identity theft, bail jumping, burglary and forgery; in addition, the Department of Corrections wants him on a no-bail warrant for escape from community custody.

FRIDAY, FEB. 14 3:03 a.m. — A caller on Cherry Street looked outside and noticed her vehicle WAS gone. The car is owned outright and no one else has access or permission to drive it. 10:47 a.m. — A caller on Maxwelton and Swede Hill roads reported four horses in the roadway.

SATURDAY, FEB. 15 10:25 a.m. — A caller on Wells Road reported that a neighbor’s front door was open and the home had been “obviously” burglarized. 12:44 p.m. — A caller at a Freeland grocery store reported a male in a burgundy baseball cap, burgundy sweatshirt and grey sweat bottoms beating up his mom. 4:10 p.m. — A caller at Freeland Park reported an

injured eagle in the water directly out from boat launch by the sailboats. 6:21 p.m. — A caller on Humphrey Road reported a friend is having a complete breakdown in front of the house. The woman has “lost her mind” and is pacing up and down the street, screaming at everyone. 7:25 p.m. — A caller on Smugglers Cove Road reported a power outage and needs help finding a flashlight. She tripped and fell, and though not injured, she needs assistance locating the flashlight due to the power loss. 10:05 p.m. — A caller on Camano Avenue reported the Langley Middle School bell has been going off for the past 30 minutes.

ed an ambulance for her son, who was withdrawing from heroin. 8:53 p.m. — A call from Hunter Lane: dispatcher reports open line and buttons being pushed, hearing, “Don’t throw it at me” with laughing in the background and singing “monkey in the middle.” 11:55 p.m. — A caller on Classic Road reported his neighbor put a Nike shoe in his wood stove, and it’s now stinking up the neighborhood.

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1:11:42 p.m. — A caller on Highway 525 reported her 14-year-old daughter was assaulted near a Bayview grocery store. 2:30 p.m. — A caller on Fallview Lane said a friend told her the night before that unless she gave him

2:58 a.m. — A caller on Camano Avenue reported the Langley Middle School bell is still going off. Multiple calls. 1:15 p.m. — A caller on Cedar Cove Lane request-

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MONDAY, FEB. 17 3:47 a.m. — A caller on Garden Lane reported she let her son borrow her vehicle two days ago and he has not returned it.

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her car he would kill himself. 2:33 p.m. — A caller reported witnessing a male shoplift from a Freeland hardware store. The caller followed him to a grocery store — suspect is tall and wearing a long coat — but he has since left. 3:11 p.m. — A caller on Cedarcrest Avenue inquired if it’s legal to “get rid” of raccoons on his property by different means. 4:35 p.m. — A caller on Passage View Lane reported an elderly man wanders the neighborhood and goes into peoples’ yards. Some of the elderly females in the area get nervous about this.

said she didn’t need medical, but also said she is paralyzed and no one would help her. She didn’t want the fire department. 4:38 p.m. — A caller on Witter Road reported a neighbor was taking photos while the caller was out taking care of a vineyard. When asked why she was doing that, the woman replied “We are at war.” 3:29 p.m. — A caller on Heggenes Road reported two males wearing camouflage clothing in a blue/teal older GMC truck pulled into the driveway. When the caller came out to get a license plate number, they sped away.

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9:46 a.m. — A caller on Dead Goat and Bailey roads reported a male subject just showed up at the door with a machete, stating his son was in danger and time travelers may take him away.

2:04 p.m. — An elderly female on Columbia Beach Drive said she was trying to reach the building department and kept getting the runaround. She was trying to get a building permit for an elevator in her home. Caller was very upset and

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Wrestlers ready for final fights at Mat Classic XXVI By BEN WATANABE South Whidbey Record Three South Whidbey wrestlers were guaranteed a spot in the 1A Mat Classic, the statewide wrestling tournament in Tacoma on Friday, Feb. 21. Two more Falcons qualified as alternates and would get to wrestle if someone else in their weight class dropped out or didn’t qualify. Falcon head coach Jim Thompson said it was the first time in at least five years he took five wrestlers to the state tournament. On the eve of the daylong meet in the bright lights of the Tacoma Dome, 145-pound senior wrestlers Andy Madsen and Kyrell Broyles remembered hard lessons learned, and 285-pound class wrestler Pierce Jackson discussed his transformation from a timid sophomore into a brutish junior.

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Pierce Jackson, shown here in a match against Sultan on Jan. 9, found some fight in himself to qualify for the state 1A wrestling tournament Feb. 21-22 at the Tacoma Dome. The 285-pound wrestler said he treated the sport more seriously this season.

Madsen’s mementos South Whidbey’s coaches had little doubt Madsen would make it to the Dome, the term the Falcons use for the state wrestling tournament. For most of the season he shone as South Whidbey’s best wrestler. Though Madsen lost a few bouts this season, Thompson joked after the Region 1 tournament that he would have bet his house that Madsen would wrestle in Tacoma. Staying at a hotel only a short drive from the vaunted Dome served as a tantalizing reminder of his experience one year ago around this time. He had failed to qualify for the state tournament, but went to cheer on his teammates. Watching from the sideline and stands became Madsen’s seasonlong motivation. He bought a sweatshirt from last year’s state tournament, he kept the ticket, the parking pass, and everything else that reminded him of where he wanted to be in his final season as a South Whidbey wrestler. Now that he was there, the totems were left behind, and with them, he hoped, the disappointment they represented. “I left all of that stuff in my car,” Madsen said. In the hours leading up to his first match, scheduled to start at 11:36 a.m. Feb. 21, Madsen said

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Kyrell Broyles, left, and Andy Madsen practice in the South Whidbey High School mat room at the start of the season in December. The two seniors wound up as state 1A wrestling tournament competitors in the 145-pound class. They wrestled twice in official meets this season, both times in the postseason, with Madsen claiming two victories over his teammate. his mind would be on the mat. Everything else would be drowned out by a playlist he listens to that features up-tempo songs like Kanye West’s “Stronger” and Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters.” It helped distract him from the rest of the tournament, a scene of organized chaos with whistles being blown sporadically from across the matcovered floor, people milling about, cheering and yelling. Though the bracket was set Feb. 16, Madsen swore he never looked at it. Thinking about his opponents would not serve him on the mat, he said. “[There’s] a lot of pressure,” he said. “I’m also really excited to do it. It’s been my dream for so many years … I’m trying not to get too stressed out about anything.”

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Broyles’ bedtime story The wrestlers, speaking while huddled around a cell phone from Tacoma, all acknowledged they had a 10 p.m. curfew Thursday night. It was a lesson learned all too well by Broyles. Ahead of last year’s regional round, Broyles could not fall asleep and decided to work out to expunge some energy. It backfired, as the endorphins and adrenaline that coursed through him after a round of pushups and sit-ups kept him up into the early hours of the following morning. He planned to be well asleep by 11 p.m. this time around, and dreaming about wrestling in the state tournament. “I’ve definitely learned from that mistake,” Broyles laughed. “Ever

since I began wrestling I have always dreamed of being at state.” Broyles hoped to follow the footsteps of his brother Jordan, who he called his hero, in the state tournament. Broyles also wanted to outdo his older brother, a Marine in California, by making it past the first day, meaning Broyles would need to win at least one match Friday to advance. Broyles’ first match was scheduled for 11:44 a.m., and he said Thursday evening he would be imagining his brother spurring him on from the stands. “What actually is going through my head is thinking about what my brother [Jordan] would be saying if he were at the match,” Broyles said. “That’s basically him yelling, ‘Don’t give up. Keep going.’ ”

Jacked-up Jackson Pierce Jackson, all 278 pounds of him, is generally docile. He’s the Falcon who hams it up for cameras at wrestling meets and makes jokes in the stands. None of that is unusual for a South Whidbey wrestler, but it stands in sharp contrast to his demeanor on a wrestling mat. “I’m not usually an aggressive guy,” Jackson said. “Wrestling has helped with that.” Later, he explained his mat-time metamorphosis: “When I really get angry, I don’t care about the

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dude … but I want to wrestle smart, wrestle strong, and not give in.” His coaches noticed the change as the season progressed. Jackson’s transformation became apparent to Thompson and assistant coach Paul Newman — not the actor — at the regional round last weekend. Jackson won a couple of matches in convincing fashion, in his coaches’ eyes, to qualify as the fourth seed from Region 1. Unlike his teammates, Jackson took a look at his 1A fourth-ranked first opponent, Duston Olson from Jenkins High School. “It’s going to be a difficult first match,” Jackson said. Qualifying for the Tacoma Dome would also be a couple of firsts for Jackson. It was the first time he was inside the stadium, and would likely be the first time his mother, who does not live on Whidbey Island, would see him wrestle as a high school student. Tumbling on the mats Thursday afternoon and walking around the stadium — taking in its size — helped settle his nerves. “In my head, I had a lot bigger picture of what it was going to be,” Thompson said. “I thought it was going to beWhy a grand w aspectacle.” i t to s ave m on Broylesnlost first match i g hhis t for a f re e9-6qu o te o to Quincy senior Isias Jimenez. Madsen lost 7-3 to Medical Lake senior Ricky Petersen. Call my

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Academy students try hand at grant giving By CELESTE ERICKSON South Whidbey Record For a group of students at South Whidbey Academy, it’s time to give back to their community. About 30 sixth, seventh and eighth graders are in charge of distributing $13,500 as part of the Youth in Philanthropy class. The class is designed to raise money and give to nonprofits and teachers on South Whidbey, and they are looking for applicants through mid-March. Academy Director David Pfeiffer helped implement the same youth program at five other schools, including Langley Middle School. He said the program is a good fit for students at the academy. “Our belief is to connect youth to the community, and this is a powerful way of doing it,” he said. The students first began the process in the fall by raising $500 to initiate the grant. Students sold apple cider, made holiday cards and held other events to raise money. Once raised, the Seattle-based Glaser Foundation provided $10,000 for the students to distribute to community nonprofits. Another $3,000 from the foundation will be given for distribution to teachers for projects. Students are making decisions using a rubric they created, much like teachers do, Pfeiffer said. The class is aimed at building appreciation for organizations that serve the community. Pfeiffer also hopes the experience will open up future possibilities for students to volunteer or intern with the groups, something he saw working with other schools. “We want the students to get in touch with groups in the community,” he added.

How to apply for a grant Applications for the grant will be accepted from now until March 15. For more information and the application, visit www. swayip2014.blogspot. com or contact Charlie Snelling at csnelling@ sw.wednet.edu or 360221-6808 ext. 4632.

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Jadi McCullum and Gavriel Ewart work on materials for the Youth in Philanthropy class. The class is seeking applications for a $13,500 grant to be distributed to community nonprofits and teachers. For most students working on such a project is a new endeavor, tapping

decision is no easy task. “Organizing is a huge thing; it’s a huge check,”

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their language, critical thinking and team-building skills. The class will need to decide which organizations to give to and how much. Students will review the organization, budget and service provided by each nonprofit based on the application. For 12-year-old Jadi McCullum, getting all the information and making a

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far was fundraising for the initial money. She said before the class she was mostly familiar with Good Cheer as a nonprofit. Through this project she hopes to learn about the other non-profit groups

around South Whidbey and how they work. Teacher Charlie Snelling said that through this grant, he hopes students learn how to operate under the “big picture.” “They need to learn to work with each other effectively and draw on each other’s strengths, using the talents of the group,” he said. Another important aspect is learning about what nonprofits do, who they serve, and how they operate. He said he hopes this experience exposes them to the idea of service and volunteering with charities. “That’s one big section of life I hope they learn about,” he said.

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Holley Johnson follows choreographer Aaron Cash as he demonstrates steps for the new dance he created for Island Dance students. Celeste Erickson / The Record

Dance Australia.” This was Cash’s fourth time visiting the Langley studio. Island Dance is similar to the school he learned dance from, he said, and each year draws him back for more. Cash said students at the studio have a good technical base, are trained well, and most importantly — he can see they love to dance. “In dance you have to fall other. The competition in love with it, otherwise girls have the performance what’s the point?” he said. thing down. They can Students Kiana Henny really wow judges ... When and Madyson Hunter mixing with company girls, agreed Cash’s class was a it raises the bar techniquewelcome experience. wise.” The style is different Students from what in the dance the students theatre are used had a lively to in regurehearsal lar dance with Cash classes, earlier this Madyson month. He said. Kiana Henny spent the “The choWhidbey Island Dance Theatre weekend reography company dancer teaching is dynamic,” the stuKiana said. dents and “It’s excitcreated two original pieces ing.” for the company dancers One piece by Pitts, and alumnae performance. called “If We Hold on Cash’s work includes danc- Together,” won the highing with musical artist est honor in its division at Cher, Mikhail Baryshnikov the team’s first competiand Twyla Tharp. tion of the year, called Currently, he is a judge Rainbow National Dance on “So You Think You Can Competition. The piece will

Madyson Hunter and Faith O’Brochta rehearse a company dance piece by choreographer Aaron Cash to be performed Feb. 28, and March 1-2.

Island Dance leaps into contemporary for combined performance By CELESTE ERICKSON South Whidbey Record Dancers across the island are combining the energy of competition with the strength of technique for the first time in the upcoming performance INFUSION of Dance. Whidbey Island Dance Theatre and Island Dance Performing Team are teaming up next weekend for the performance, which features 20 pieces. The performance covers the work of choreographers Aaron Cash, Amy (Berto) Lehman, Jamee (Brown) Pitts and Daniel

Wilkins. Dancers will perform solos, small group pieces and pieces from recent competitions. By combining the talents of dancers from both arenas, Amy Lehman, assistant artistic director of the dance theatre, hopes to enhance the performance for the audience. “We know who our audience is and we want to kind of maximize their experience ... and see both groups in one main venue,” she said. Lehman said keeping the students together in one performance also helps them perform. “Both learn from each

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Aaron Cash works with company dancers Kiana Henny and Madyson Hunter to create a duet in the new piece. be featured in an upcoming performance as well. The show will also feature a piece with 10 alumnae dancers, including current teachers such as Lehmann and Pitts. The segment, choreographed by Cash, is one of Lehman’s favorite parts of the show, she said. This is the fourth year of including a dance by former students and for Lehman, it’s one of the toughest, performancewise. With strong, natural performers such as Susan Vanderwood and Karli Hunter, Lehman said they easily steal the show in the alumnae dance. The piece is also a hit with students who get to see their teachers perform, sometimes for the first time. Lehman, who teaches ballet, remembered one student last year approached her and said, “I didn’t know you did that kind of dancing too,” referring to the dance’s contemporary style.

INFUSION of Dance The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at South Whidbey High School Performing Arts Center, 5675 Maxwelton Road. Tickets cost $16 at the door. For more information, email info@ widtonline.org or call 360-341-1282. From teachers and alumnae to competitors and performers, each dancer holds their place on stage, and with the combined performance, each has the opportunity to grow. “[The dancers] can learn from each other, and are having fun watching each other perform,” Lehman said.


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Made by Hand: Printmaking Lab, a free class, begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Freeland Library, 5495 Harbor Ave. Try printing with foam, stamps and bubbles. Make cards, pictures, or wrapping paper. For details, call Jayanne Bixby at 360-331-7323 or email her at jbixby@snoisle.org

All ages park work party begins Come one, come all. All ages are invited to attend the Friends of South Whidbey State Park work party from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Meet behind the ranger house at the state park. The projects include building a boardwalk on Wilbert Trail and continuing the work from the previous work party. Bring gloves, rakes and drinking water.

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Men’s out to Lunch meets the last Thursday of the month at various locations. No membership required, just guys hanging out. For details, call Dan at 360-244 5408.

Fruit tree pruning for high production South Whidbey Tilth is offering a fruit tree pruning class from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Tilth’s sustainability campus orchard, 2812 Thompson Road. The instructor is Gary Ingram, certified as an arborist from the International Society of Arboriculture in 2003 and who worked for nearly 20 years pruning trees and doing professional landscaping. The cost is $10. To register contact Bliss Knorpp at blissings@whidbey.com or 360-320-7208.

Get a start on A weekend of mystery in Langley your garden The Langley Chamber of Commerce will host the 30th Langley Mystery Weekend from Feb. 22 to 23 in Langley. This year’s theme is “The Deadly Deed.” Weekend tickets cost $10, $8 for age 65 or older, military or youth. For more information call the chamber at 360-221-6765.

Co-op preschool flips flapjacks The South Whidbey Co-Op Preschool is having its annual pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 22 at the Langley United Methodist Church. Tickets cost $6 for adults and $3 for children between ages 4 and 12; children 3 and under are free. There will also be a raffle — tickets cost $2 each or three for $5 — with six prizes valued between $160 and $250. All proceeds go toward this parent-run, non-profit preschool.

Good Cheer gardener Cary Peterson will teach a class about early gardening from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Whidbey Island Community Education Center (WICEC), 5611 Bayview Road. Learn about this early part of the growing season with practical and timely tips on garden planning, seed selection and growing starts using soil blocks. Registration with WICEC, cost is $15. No one turned away for lack of funds. Vouchers are available at the Food Bank. For details, visit http:// growinggroceries.wordpress.com/

Get ready for pasta for grads Amore la Pasta, a South Whidbey High School graduation night celebration fundraiser, begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22,

at the American Legion at Bayview. Seniors and parents will provide a threecourse Italian meal with choices of pastas, salads and desserts. There will be a no-host bar for beer and wine purchases upstairs with childcare and face-painting downstairs. Ample free parking is available. Tickets can be purchased on-line at ilovepasta.brownpapertickets. com and at local outlets.

Step up to the plate at tryouts South Whidbey Little League baseball and softball tryouts begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the ball field at Community Park. This is the first of two possible tryouts for boys interested in playing minors/major/juniors baseball, ages 9-14 and 8-year-olds wishing to play minors. Girls are encouraged to attend the second tryout on March 1 at 12:30 p.m. Schedule is 8-10 year olds from 11 a.m. to noon, and 11-14 year olds from 12:30 to 2 p.m. To register, visit www. southwhidbeylittleleague. com

Constitutional amendment? Island County Citizens Ignited will host petition training for a proposed state initiative at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Coupeville Public Library, and at 3:30 p.m. at the Freeland Library. The local group is working with WAMEND, a state organization fighting a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling concerning corporations and political

campaign contributions. The group is seeking to pass a state ballot measure that would make Washington the 17th state to call for a constitutional amendment overturning the court decision. For details, email Marshall Goldberg at mfgold@comcast.net

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A transformational dialogue A transformational dialogue with Dr. Craig Weiner and Stephan A. Schwartz on non-local consciousness and exceptional experiences; genius, religious epiphany, near death and the psychic. The event begins 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at The Bayview Chiropractic Zone Sears House. Contributions benefit WIN and PYE Global. This is a first-come, first-serve event. Reservations required. For details, call 3315565 or email drcraig@ chirozone.net

Waldorf to hold open house The Whidbey Island Waldorf School will hold a middle school open house at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6335 Old Pietila Road, Clinton. Considering educational alternatives for your child? Spend an evening with Whidbey Island Waldorf School; experience the role of movement in our education, including eurythmy and

The Fishin’ Club will host the Anglers Night Out at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at The Paint Escape in Freeland. Bring a friend, a spouse, a bottle of beer or wine, and your creative genius. Participants can create their own design on a cup, mug, plate or platter for use in home, office or as a gift for someone special.

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Wednesday Fruit tree pruning expertise offered Sarah Birger of Taproot Architects will teach a class on pruning fruit trees from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Good Cheer Garden. Birger will share pruning basics and participants can practice their new skills by pruning the Good Cheer Garden fruit trees. Bring your pruning tools; you’ll also learn how to sharpen and care for them. Class will be held during the Wednesday work party. Cost is a voluntary donation to Good Cheer. No one turned away for lack of funds.

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Discussion Group will discuss “That Used to Be Us,” at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Freeland Library, 5495 Harbor Ave. Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum analyze globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation’s chronic deficits and its pattern of energy consumption. They offer a way out of the trap into which the country has fallen, which includes the rediscovery of some of the most valuable traditions and the creation of a new thirdparty movement. For details, call 360331-7323.

Old men, lunch, discussion Men’s Out to Lunch meets the last Thursday of the month at a different restaurant in Langley. It’s just a bunch of old guys having lunch in South Whidbey restaurants. January’s gathering was held at Wood Fired Pizza, this month it will be at the Useless Bay Coffee shop. All men welcome; be there or be square. For details, call Dan at 360-244 5408.

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After 42 years, volunteerism runs in Gary Gabelein’s veins By SHERRY WYATT For the Record Whidbey Island has a strong volunteer ethic that’s fueled by an involved citizenry committed to supporting their causes, communities and neighbors. However, if you could choose one person to represent that ethic, it might very well be Gary Gabelein. After all, he’s been a volunteer firefighter for 42 years. But that’s just the beginning of Gabelein’s story of giving back to the community he loves. “I started as a fireman, and began teaching first aid to the community,” said Gabelein. “That led to becoming one of the first EMTs [emergency medical technicians] in the district, and then helping operate a private ambulance service based in Freeland.” He remembers the days when the fire trucks were a lot smaller and only carried 300 gallons of water. The firefighters rode on the outside of the truck, standing on the tailboards and hanging on for the ride. Gabelein has an antique fire truck of his own, a bright red 1951 GMC, parked in a garage at his home where it’s surrounded by other fire station memorabilia. He drives it in parades and gives kids rides. He was also actively involved with a rescue squad, responding to vehicle accidents with a “jaws of life” rig. In addition, he spent 16 years on the South Whidbey Fire/EMS Board of Commissioners

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Gary Gabelein shows off his vintage 1951 GMC fire truck. People may recognize it from parades Gabelein drives in, such as the Maxwelton Independence Day Parade . and then returned as a firefighter. Gabelein spent 28 years working for Washington State Ferries, retiring with the rank of captain. He and his wife Janie raised their three children, Amy, Jon and Gwendy, on Whidbey Island in a farmhouse they built on Sunshine Lane. After the kids were grown and out on their own, they converted their home to an inn, naming it Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast. Being an innkeeper led to yet another volunteer opportunity. Gabelein has for eight years served on the Island County Tourism

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Committee, which is one of to continually have a posithe “two percent” groups, tive cash flow as a result so-called because of the of increased tax dollars. amount of It’s a lot of lodging fun. I guess taxes colvolunteerism “Nobody plans to get runs in my lected by the county hurt or have a house veins.” The for tourism fire. But when the Gabeleins’ promotion. alarm goes off, we B&B is also “We figure out how to make sure people get known for its gardens, best bring what they need.” and the visitors Gary Gabelein donkeys and to Island rabbits that County to inhabit the shop and farm. The put heads Farmhouse gardens were in beds,” said Gabelein. on the 2009 Whidbey “We’re one of the only Island Garden Tour and committees in the region

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Gary Gabelein, who has served South Whidbey for 42 years, responds to an emergency as a South Whidbey Fire/EMS volunteer firefighter. greeted 1,000 visitors. Even tourists who don’t stay overnight stop and ask to see the garden. “We get folks from British Columbia, nearly every state and, of course, Seattle,” said Gabelein. “We also host lots of honeymooners and couples celebrating anniversaries and special occasions.” He said that the 42 years of drills, training and hours to remain qualified have been worth every minute because it allows him to keep serving the commu-

nity. His son, Jon, is also a volunteer firefighter and EMT and acts as the public information officer for South Whidbey Fire/EMS. And all their volunteer work pays off — it allows the community to get the equipment needed to protect its people. “Nobody plans to get hurt or have a house fire,” said Gabelein. “But when the alarm goes off, we make sure people get what they need.”


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and employee contracts. They also have to ensure adequate monitoring and oversight of the payroll process. • Ensure staff and supervisors review and sign off on time sheets before they’re processed. • Develop policies and procedures for collection of overpayments to employees. • Strengthen internal controls to decrease the chances of overpayments or unearned paid time. • Limit employee access to the payroll system only to functions they need to perform their duties. Rose said the hospital staff discovered the problem in August, months before the audit, and had taken steps to correct the problem. Keith Mack, public relations liaison at Whidbey General Hospital, said in an email the largest overpayment was the result of one error, which was quickly identified. That error, which accounted for around 95 percent of the overpayments identified, was repaid less than a week after it occurred. Approximately 99 percent of the overpayments had been recouped by the time the auditor’s office

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by making deductions to the affected employees’ paychecks as allowed by state law, spokeswoman Trish Rose said in an email. She noted “the audit did not find or allege deliberate wrongdoing on the part of any WGH employee or manager.” The Washington State Auditor’s Office audits the hospital annually. The current audit covered Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2012. Whidbey General Hospital employs approximately 700 people and has revenue expenditures of $48.9 million. The hospital district also has five collective bargaining agreements in place. Officials installed a new electronic payroll system in 2011. The payroll system cost approximately $45,000 and the hospital pays between $9,000 and $12,000 a month to operate it. Hourly employees are paid based on timecards supported by scans of their badges, while salaried employees submit monthly timesheets that record time off, according to the report. Auditors pored through the hospital’s records during the last months of 2013 and they presented their findings

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Whidbey General Hospital nursing department employee Ashley Wiberg swipes her card on the hospital’s recently installed payroll machine. Auditors recently discovered the hospital didn’t have adequate controls on the hospital’s payroll system. to the hospital’s finance committee on Jan. 28. The state officials noted in the report: • A lack of segregation of duties within the departments of payroll and benefits. • No comparison of paid time off was claimed in time records to the amount earned before it is paid. • Payroll manager manually enters leave accruals

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issued its report. She said managers are receiving ongoing training on payroll procedures and how collective bargaining agreements affect them. Managers also receive weekly updates, and a new training manual is available. The hospital also hired an additional employee to help monitor payroll transactions. The new person, along with a trained back-up, means the hospital has four employees overseeing payroll transactions, which is two more than before, Rose said. She added internal audits are also being performed to ensure compliance with state law. “We believe the audit was fair and we appreciate the chance to correct any shortcomings in our payroll procedures,” Rose said. She also cited the audit report that stated “district management has been responsive to our audit recommendations. We believe this reflects the district’s desire and commitment to maintain a strong financial system.” State auditors last issued a finding for Whidbey General Hospital in 2003. Auditors back then discovered an issue related to contracts,

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“Repealing Chapter 5.36 of the OHMC Regarding Parades and Amending Chapter 5.50 of the OHMC Regarding Parades, Athletic Events and Other Special Events,” and Ordinance 1688 entitled “Extending the Reduced Park and Transportation Impact Fees for Residential Development and Amending Section Seven (7) of Ordinance No. 1643,” to the Oak Harbor Municipal Code; Providing for Severability and Effective Date. The full text of any ordinance will be mailed or g i ve n t o a n y p e r s o n without charge who requests the same from the city clerk. Requests may be made to: City Clerk, athompson@oakharbor.org, or by calling 360-279-4539. Anna M. Thompson, City Clerk Legal No. 545321 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. February 22, 2014.

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FOR AUCTION: One motorcycle and one car for Simmons Towing Inc. to be auctioned Date of Auction: February 27, 2014 Address of auction: 6423 Humphrey Rd. Clinton, WA 98236 Time of auction: Auction begins at 11:00am with viewing from 9:00am to 11am. Information on auction vehicles: 1999 Honda motorcycle, Model VTR1000F, License #0B0047 WA, VIN # JH2SC3601XM101017 1 9 7 9 D a t s u n P i ck u p, Model PU, License # B 0 4 0 1 6 F WA , V I N # KAL620376778 Legal No. 545075 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. February 22, 2014.

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Environmental Impact Statement is not required for the implementation of a revised INRMP at NAS Whidbey Island, Island County, Washington. Proposed Action: The Proposed Action is to adopt and implement a revised INRMP for NAS Whidbey Island in a manner that is consistent with the military use of the property to ensure a no net loss of military capabilities and meet the goals and objectives established in the Sikes Act Improvement Act (16 United States Code § 670 et seq.)(as amended). The revised INRMP was signed by the Commander, Navy Region Northwest on 11 January 2014 and it will remain in effect for five years, with annual updates as needed. The FONSI addressing this action is based on an EA dated December 2013, which evaluated the potential environmental effects of adopting and implementing the revised INRMP. The FONSI and/or the EA may be obtained online at http://goo.gl/lSMVJ2 or from Depar tment of the Navy, NAS Whidbey Island, Environmental Affairs Depar tment, 1 1 1 5 We s t L ex i n g t o n Dr ive, Bldg 103, Oak Harbor, WA 98278-3800 (Attn: Ms. Jackie Queen). LEGAL NO. 544347 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. Fe b r u a r y 1 5 , 1 9 , 2 2 , 2014.

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: February 8, 2014 Personal Representative: Kristina Basinger Attor ney for Personal Representative: M. Douglas Kelly, Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, LLP, PO Box 290, Clinton, WA, 98236. (360) 341-1515. DATED this 26 day of January , 2014. /s/K. Basinger Kristina Basinger, Personal Representative Attorneys for Personal Representative: / s / M . D o u g l a s Ke l l y, WSBA #6550 Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, L.L.P., P.O. Box 290 Clinton, WA 98236 Legal No. 542841 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. Febr uar y 8, 15, 22, 2014.

Ravjaa, Husband And Wife as Grantor, to First American Title Insurance Company, A California Corp. as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Wor ld Savings Bank, Fsb, Its Successors and/or Assignees as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned to N/a II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Tr ust 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: $192,546.31; (together w i t h a ny s u b s e q u e n t payments, late charges, a d va n c e s, c o s t s a n d fees thereafter due) IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by t h e D e e d o f Tr u s t i s : Principal Balance of $498,455.32, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured from August 15, 2008, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Tr u s t a s p r ov i d e d by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on March 28, 2014. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, must be cured by March 17, 2014 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discont i nu a n c e o f t h e s a l e. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before March 17, 2014 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be termin a t e d a ny t i m e a f t e r March 17, 2014 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation a n d / o r D e e d o f Tr u s t 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 fo l l o w i n g a d d r e s s e s : T U M U R B A ATA R B A DARCH 1148 MATTEHORN LOOP CAMANO I S L A N D WA 9 8 2 8 2 O D O N C H I M E G R AVJAA 1148 MATTEHORN LOOP CAMANO ISL A N D WA 9 8 2 8 2 T U M U R B A ATA R B A DA R C H 1 6 7 3 7 W H I TMAN AVE N SHORELINE WA 98133-5326 O D O N C H I M E G R AVJA A 1 6 3 7 W H I T M A N AVE N SHORELINE WA 98133-5326 TUMUR-

B A ATA R B A D A R C H 16737 WHITMAN AVE. N S H O R E L I N E WA 98133 ODONCHIMEG RAVJAA 16737 WHITMAN AVE. N SHOREL I N E WA 9 8 1 3 3 by both first class and certified mail on September 06, 2012 proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on September 05, 2012 the written notice of default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in the paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time 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 objections to the s a l e o n a ny g r o u n d s 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 invali d a t i n g t h e Tr u s t e e ’s s a l e . X . N OT I C E 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 occupants who are not tenants by summar y 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 THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date on this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DEL A Y. C O N T A C T A HOUSING COUNSEL O R O R A N AT TO R NEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and oppor tunities to keep yo u r h o u s e, yo u m ay contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assist a n c e a n d r e fe r ra l t o housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commiss i o n : Te l e p h o n e : (877) 894-4663. Website: www.homeownership.wa.gov The United

States Depar tment of Housing and Urban Development: Telephone: (800) 569-4287. Website: www.hud.gov The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attor neys: Telephone: (888) 201-1014. Website: http://nwjustice.org DATE: October 10, 2013 Cal-Western Reconveyance of Washington Inc., Pa r k To w e r I O f f i c e Building 201 NE Park P l a z a D r. S u i t e 2 1 7 Vancouver, WA, 98684 (800) 546-1531 D L P P - 4 3 4 0 0 7 02/22/2014, 03/15/2014 Legal No. 545043 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. February 22 and March 15, 2014.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Street Vacation Please take notice that the City of Langley will hold a Public Hearing to consider a resolution for a street vacation at 230 First Street. The hearing will take place during the regularly scheduled council meeting on March 3, 2014 at 5:30PM and will be continued at the next meeting if needed. Copies of the resolution will be available at City Hall. 112 Second St., P.O. Box 366, Langley, WA. 98260. (360)-221-4246. Dated this 19th Day of February, 2014. Posted: City Hall City Post Office City Library Legal No. 545067 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. February 22, 2014.

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T. S . N o 1 3 3 5 6 6 7 - 3 1 P a r c e l N o . s6348-00-00028-0 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S S A L E I . N OT I C E I S HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee, Cal-Western Reconveyance of Washington Inc., will on March 28, 2014, at the hour of 10:00am, At the main entrance to the county courthouse 101 Ne 6th Street in the city of C o u p ev i l l e , S t a t e o f Washington, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County(ies) of Island, State of Washington towit: Lot 28, calvalero hills, division 1, according to the plat thereof, recorded in volume 13 of p l a t s , p a g e s 295,296,297,298 and 299, records of Island county, Washington. situate in the island county, Washington. Commonly known as: 1 1 4 8 M a t t e horn Loop Camano Island Wa 98282 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated October 24, 2007, recorded October 30, 2007, under Au d i t o r ’s F i l e N o. 4215214, Book xx, Page xx, records of Island C o u n t y, Wa s h i n g t o n , from Tumurbaatar Badarch and Odonchimeg

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Notice of Availability of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Island County, Washington. Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508), Navy regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 1969 (32 CFR Part 775), and Chief of N ava l O p e ra t i o n s I n struction 5090.1C CH-1, the Depar tment of the Navy (Navy) gives notice that an Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared and an

• Excellent location w/hwy frontage • Alley entrance for deliveries plus ample parking. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY In Re the Estate of MARY E. SPURGEON, Deceased. NO. 14 4 00028 8 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,

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pact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request. This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2). Comments must be submitted by March 10, 2 1 0 4 . Fo l l ow i n g t h e close of the comment period the lead agency will evaluate public comments which will be evaluated for the purposes of retaining, revising or withdrawing the DNS. Pursuant to ICC 16.19.190.B.2 a SEPA threshold determination issued for a Type IV legislative action that is initiated pursuant to Chapter 36.70A RCW may be appealed to the Hearing Examiner within 14 days following completion of the public comment period (March 24, 2014). An appeal shall be accompanied by written statement of appeal as set for th in Chapter 16.19 ICC, and the $1,802.50 fee. Appeals may be filed by a County Department or any aggrieved person. A more comprehensive statement of appeal setting forth in detail alleged errors and/or t h e b a s i s fo r a p p e a l must be submitted by the appealing person or Depar tment within 30 days following completion of the public comment period, or the appeal is not properly filed and will be dismissed by the Hearing Examiner. Name of agency adopting document: Island County Planning and C o m m u n i t y D eve l o p ment Contact person, if other than responsible official: N/A Responsible official: David L. Wechner, Director of Planning and Community Development Phone: 360-679-7344 A d d r e s s : P. O . B o x 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239 D a t e : Fe b r u a r y 1 8 , 2014 Legal No. 545071 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. February 22, 2014.

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South Whidbey residents Reece and Rufus Rose listen during a meeting with island police Thursday concerning property crime.

BURGLARIES CONTINUED FROM A1

PowerPoint presentation on ways to deter burglars. Some of the best strategies, she explained, are just ways to make breaking in inconvenient for crooks. Placing outdoor lighting, cutting back landscaping from homes, locking up fences and getting dogs are all great ideas, she said. Yzaguirre emphasized the power of surveillance cameras in not only deter-

ring burglars, but also catching them. She played a burglary caught on video at a Whidbey home that proved crucial in catching a burglar. “That solved the crime, which doesn’t happen very often,” she said. Yzaguirre explained that it’s somewhat rare to prosecute burglars for burglary since they usually have to be caught in the act to be charged. Most often, they are charged with possession of stolen property after cops catch them with the goods.

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The officers also discussed ways in which residents can get more information about burglaries in the community. Yzaguirre explained that people have a right to such information and said they can make public-records requests with the sheriff’s office or police departments. Brown highlighted a Google Earth service that he provides. His department emails out weekly “calls for service” reports to residents which shows a log of 911 calls, which people can open on the free Google Earth program. Anyone interested can sign up by sending an email to wylief@co.island.wa.us Brown said his experiences with the Barefoot Bandit, the famous burglar from Camano Island, taught him just how much that type of crime affects the victims. “It’s your space. It’s your private area no one else should be in,” he said. “I get it.” Brown said he’s in the process of rebuilding his force and that burglars and drug investigations, which are intertwined with such property crimes, will continue to be a priority. Several of the victims said afterward that they felt the meeting was helpful and productive; one woman said she was going to take Yzaguirre’s advice on prevention strategies to heart. Lupien, however, wasn’t so thrilled. He suggested that the police should focus on busting drug houses instead of giving slideshows of common sense information. As for the sheriff’s office, he doesn’t have a lot of patience for “excuses” about funding limitations. “Look at the rest of us. I’m out here pounding nails for a living. It’s tough all around,” he said. “We found out more in three days than the detective could even tell us.”

Saturday, February 22, 2014 • The South Whidbey Record

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Inn at Langley and a member of the steering committee that presented the plans. Much of the down scaling would be achieved by combining former animal barns for fowl, dogs, cats and sheep into one large area with adjustable-size pens. That posed problems for the crowd, which raised issues with the spread of disease and noise. Conceptual designs showed open-air, covered buildings for the animals near the attraction space for rides and carnival games. Damian Cortez said the noise would be disruptive to programs and demonstrations. Another woman, who identified herself as a longtime volunteer with the sheep barn, echoed those concerns. “These are no longer single-purpose buildings, they are multi-purpose,” countered Norm LandermanMoore, the consultant who devised the fair’s revitalization plan and presentation. He added that open-air buildings eliminate the need for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems [HVAC], greatly cutting capital and maintenance costs. Landerman-Moore didn’t win any points with the sheep barn volunteer when he later anecdotally criticized 4-H programs for allowing children to bring in “boom boxes” to liven up their booths. Hearing comments about specific interests and concerns, Landerman-Moore directed the different animal groups wanting a say in the specific design to the future governing body. At a later stage, he said, they should have input into the facilities’ design.

In the presentation for an overhauled fairgrounds, the steering committee and Landerman-Moore envisioned a newly created public development authority. Should the group be created by the Island County Commissioners — Commissioner Helen Price Johnson was on the steer-

“We have more facilities than we can use ... .” Paul Schell Langley

ing committee and attended the presentation — it would be called the Island Event Center Development Authority and have roles as landlord, event producer and promoter. “We think that this will become a catalyst for hotels, restaurants and other services,” Landerman-Moore said. The urgency for making $10 million in changes and upgrades over a 10-year span is the looming threat that many of the buildings are deteriorating too fast. Leaders of the Whidbey Island Area Fair Association, the current agency that operates the fair and manages the grounds, said they cannot keep up with maintenance and fair production costs. At the outset of the presentation, fair board member Dan Ollis gave an ominous warning that the major overhaul was necessary to keep the fair running. “The fair as we know it will cease to exist if we keep going as we have,” Ollis said. Later, Landerman-Moore echoed that statement. “There is no other way that is plausible, that is feasible, to save the fair than to get it out of the facility management business,” he said. During the presentation, Landerman-Moore illustrated the facilities issue with a photo of a toilet and an “Out of order” sign taped to it.

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The state of the fair’s facilities was questioned by Ray Gabelein, who argued that not every building on the premises had rotting foundations and would need to be demolished. He and others questioned if demand would cover the cost of building new structures, paving the grassy RV parking area and finding people to manage and maintain the grounds. Demand for these new spaces and places was questioned. Landerman-Moore said his research showed 980,000 visitors came to Whidbey Island in 2012, and the new fair would attract more visitors from beyond Island County. The primary market area — counties around Island County like Skagit, Snohomish and King — had an estimated population of 4 million people. Landerman-Moore figured a market penetration for festivals, special events, fairs, expositions, trade shows, demonstrations and conferences at 249,200 people. The need for large conference space was validated by Wayne Ude, the Whidbey Island Writers Association’s master of fine arts program director. Its annual writing conference used to be held on South Whidbey, but as it grew to eventually draw a few hundred people last year, adequate space was hard to find on the South End and the conference was relocated to Coupeville. “Right now, the lack of space is hampering every arts organization on the island,” Ude said. The steering committee’s presentation is available for viewing online at http:// iscoedc.com/?page_id=786. Comments may be left there as well.

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Obituaries Ryan MozeeRose

Ryan was born April 4, 1983 to Danny Rose and Maria Mozee in Denver, Colo. He died Dec. 15, 2013. He is survived by his brothers Francisco, Aaron Julian, sisters Mariza and Daniela and his beloved dog Rinoa.

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