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Oak Harbor: Lancers scheduled to return this weekend

Family and friends of Electronic Attack Squadron 131, the “Lancers,” expect to be on hand for a homecoming celebrations today and Saturday at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. The Lancers have been away from home for eight months aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, which departed from Everett in early December.

Four EA-6B Prowlers, along with 170 aircrew, maintenance and support personnel supported ground forces in Afghanistan.

Lynnwood: Trolley car tours Saturday

Tours of Interurban Car 55 are planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and on Sept. 1 at Heritage Park in Lynnwood. Interurban Car 55 is a renovated 1909 interurban electric rail car on display at the park at 19921 Poplar Way.

Car 55 is one of the six original trolleys that provided commuter service from Alderwood Manor to Seattle and Everett from 1910 to 1939.

Individuals, families and community groups are invited to enjoy the ride. Tour guides Jeanne and Gary Rogers plan to entertain with historical facts and stories along the way. No reservations are necessary.

Trolley tours are always free and can accommodate all ages and abilities. For tours from October through May, call 425-670-5502 for reservations.

Stanwood: Dakota picnic coming soon

Anyone with any connections to North Dakota or South Dakota, is invited to the annual “Dakota Picnic” at noon Aug. 11 at Church Creek Park, 27099 72nd Ave. NW, Stanwood.

Bring picnic food, plates and utensils, folding chairs. Contests, prizes and visiting are on the agenda.

More info: 360-629-3405.

City looking for new finance director

With the resignation of Stanwood city finance director Crystil Robinson in July, city officials have employed the help of Prothman Co. of Seattle to find a replacement. The staffing search company is to be paid using funds that would have gone to Robinson’s salary.

Robinson is the new finance director for the city of Burlington.

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