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Halloween Happenings

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                                Lt.Cmdr. John Bartis, a pilot assigned to the “Skinny Dragons” of Patrol Squadron, reunites with his daughter following a seven-month deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. VP-4 returned to Whidbey last Thursday. Story on page A6.

VP-4 returns after 7-month deployment

The “Skinny Dragons” of Patrol Squadron 4 returned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Oct.11 following a seven-month deployment. VP-4… Continue reading

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City contracts with chamber to market Windjammer Park

The Oak Harbor City Council wants residents to understand and approve of the ongoing project to redevelop the city’s waterfront… Continue reading

Woman, 42, accused of siphoning water funds

The former secretary/treasurer of a North Whidbey community association is accused of stealing more than $40,000, court records state. Johanna… Continue reading

County aims to keep land-use decisions local

As the state tries to create planning guidelines for development near military installations, Island County commissioners want to ensure land-use… Continue reading

General election ballots starting to arrive in mail

Ballots for the November general election begin arriving between Oct. 19 and 22. Voters pamphlets from the Washington State Secretary… Continue reading

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Everybody wins in Boeing’s energy-reduction battle

There is nothing like a little friendly competition to show how when Boeing competes, the planet wins with reduced energy… Continue reading

Sharing her passion for rowing

‘I have always loved being on the water’ — Cece Aguda

Shifty Sailors celebrating 25th anniversary

The maritime-themed musical group Shifty Sailors will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 Continue reading...

Use-of-force expert hired by Langley arrested for felony assault

A Pierce County Sheriff’s sergeant who was hired by the City of Langley in a police use-of-force investigation was arrested Continue reading...

Boeing inspires the next generation of engineers and technologists

Thousands of young students benefit from company volunteers’ teaching in STEM subjects

News

SVC Whidbey Campus to unveil Heritage Mural

On Thursday, Oct. 25, Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island Campus invites the public to attend the unveiling of a new… Continue reading

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Prints lead to burglary suspect

Fingerprints led police to a suspect in the burglary of a South Whidbey home, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged… Continue reading

 

 

Sports

Storm rain on Oak Harbor’s title hopes / Football

Oak Harbor High School’s dreams of winning the Wesco North football championship were cut down by the thunderbolt of Squalicum’s… Continue reading

 

Cougars take 2nd in championship meet / Middle school cross country

North Whidbey Middle School placed second in the six-team league cross country championships Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Fort Nugent Park.… Continue reading

 

Marketplace

Boeing’s 737 MAX 7 takes center stage in 2018

Aircraft to be produced at Boeing’s Renton factory on the shores of Lake Washington

 

Domestic violence IS preventable: July 21’s Refuse To Abuse 5k is a unique run/walk through every level of Safeco Field, from the players’ tunnel to the final lap around the field.

LifeWire provides a lifeline for woman fleeing abuse

Refuse to Abuse 5K at Safeco Field raises funds and awareness to fight domestic violence

 

Real people. Real stories. The real impact of tobacco

Education campaign returns with powerful stories to help Island County residents quit smoking

 

Life
Photo by Maria Matson/Whidbey News Group.
                                <em>Cornet Bay Company owners Arnie and Joanne Deckwa stand with their new seafood line of sauces. In the background, painted on their RV is the company’s logo depicting Cornet Bay, the view across from their office.</em>

Walmart picks up Cornet Bay Co.’s sauces

Though it’s been producing and selling gourmet sauces, dressing, seasonings and dips for more than 18 years, Oak Harbor’s Cornet Continue reading...

 

Museum debuts history tour

Fundraiser combines talks, walk and wine tasting