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At 4:30 p.m., a caller reported that he was concerned about a resident who has been writing letters in “someone’s blood.” The caller said the man had a bunch of photos in which “he was torturing a duck.” A deputy checked on the man and determined that he was not an immediate danger to himself or others, including ducks, the sheriff’s office reported. He was arrested on outstanding warrants.
Editor, “Woe to those who add house to house and join field to field till no space is left and you live alone in the land.” Isaiah 5:8. Or, put another way, “Don’t it always seem to go, you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. They paved paradise and put it a parking lot.” Joni Mitchell.
Editor, I never thought I’d be writing a Letter to the Editor about fairy tales, but Michael Monson’s April 12 letter, “Don’t Be a Chicken Little over Jet Noise,” prompts me to do so. Monson’s a master at leaving data and evidence out of his arguments. He claims that the COER does not want the Naval Air Station to close, yet when closing it was being considered, former COER President Ken Pickard said, “There was hope when the NAS was placed on the BRAC list.”
The Island County treasurer told county commissioners this month that the backlog of unprocessed property supplements will take at least another month to complete. “It has created some very difficult situations, which is why I have as many people working on it and they are working overtime to get them done,” Treasurer Ana Maria Nunez said at a recent work session. An audit finding last year determined that the county was backlogged on processing property tax supplements because “Island County lacked adequate internal controls to ensure timely processing of property tax adjustments.”
In years to come, who knows what might become of the wooden shoes that were once a signature of Oak Harbor’s Holland Happening. To move the inventory, Kathy Reed is open to suggestions.