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City of Oak Harbor administration and the former coordinator of the city-owned marathon are playing tug-of-war over a social media venue. Mayor Scott Dudley said he was outraged that Tamra Sipes won’t hand over the proverbial keys to the Whidbey Island Marathon Facebook page. He maintains that the city owns the page because she was under contract when she created it. Dudley said he will pursue the issue in court, if necessary.
The letter looked official enough, but Athena Mae De Leon Guerrero still had her doubts.
The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce announced Friday that Oak Harbor School Board president and local businesswoman Christine Cribb was appointed as its new director, effective Monday. “We live in a phenomenal community,” Cribb said Friday. “I’m humbled and excited.” Her predecessor, Kathy Reed, was fired Friday, Sept. 12. The board met and voted unanimously to end Reed’s employment, effective the same day. The board has not disclosed the reason for the firing other than it wanted to go “in a different direction.”
The Coupeville High School volleyball team finished eighth out of 16 teams at the South Whidbey Invitational Tournament Saturday, Sept. 20.
Breaking into the win column, the Oak Harbor High School tennis team stopped visiting Marysville Getchell 5-2 Friday, Sept. 19, in a match that was rained out earlier in the week.