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Drug court grad ‘thankful’ for getting arrested, going to jail

Conrad Standinger doesn’t remember being put into the Island County Adult Felony Drug Court program, but he’s glad he was. “I really am thankful for… Continue reading

 

Personality profiles offer insight into officials’ leadership styles

Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson is likely to seek an environment where quality is more important than quantity and can “become frustrated when those around… Continue reading

 

OH child porn suspect was employed at behavorial health agency

An Oak Harbor man accused of possessing child pornography worked as an administrator for Compass Health, according to the nonprofit organization. Lewis Cox, 49, pleaded… Continue reading

 

Fire destroys recreational vehicle, Rolling Hills shop

Firefighters put out a blaze on North Whidbey Tuesday that took out a recreational vehicle and shop behind a home. A plume of black smoke… Continue reading

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Island woman guilty of killing sister in California

Two years ago, an elderly Clinton woman shot her sister in the head with a .38 Special Ladysmith revolver and then fought ferociously with her… Continue reading

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Meltdown at Goose Community Grocer

Fridge failure leads to ‘heartbreaking’ food dump

Tunnel vision: Time for ‘Golden chains’

Crowds gather at Bayview nursery for annual display

Coupeville Memorial Day parade Saturday

Get ready to cheer, wave and listen to some music at their year’s patriotic Coupeville Memorial Day parade and celebration honoring those who have died… Continue reading

Oak Harbor council OKs temporary hire

Oak Harbor council members approved the mayor’s request to hire a temporary employee to help oversee the city’s sewage treatment plant project. The decision, however,… Continue reading

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                                Roderick Balos appears in Island County Superior Court Monday on a charge of possessing child pornography.

Oak Harbor man accused of sending child porn through Facebook

A 37-year-old Oak Harbor man allegedly sent child pornography to a stranger through Facebook, according to court documents. Roderick R. Balos pleaded not guilty in… Continue reading

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                                Roderick Balos appears in Island County Superior Court Monday on a charge of possessing child pornography.

April showers don’t dampen Holland Happening spirit

Children waved, marching bands played and the smell of kettle corn was in the air at the annual Holland Happening Grand Parade on Saturday. Attendees… Continue reading

Commissioners have questions about city request

Island County commissioners want more answers from the City of Oak Harbor before they are willing to move forward on its request to expand the… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Council creates taxing district to fund roadwork

Oak Harbor City Council adopted an ordinance that should help the city fund road maintenance and other improvements. In a 5-1 vote, the council approved… Continue reading

Garage becomes a part of newspaper’s history, future

The Garage of Blessings outgrew its space seven times in the last six years. But founder Kristiina Miller said she’s found a new home with… Continue reading

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                                Jonathan “Lexzi” Zupan appears in Superior Court with attorney Margot Carter Monday for a sentencing hearing.

Three years in prison for gas station robber

A woman who committed two armed robberies of a gas station in Clinton last year was sent to prison Monday. Jonathan “Lexzi” Zupan, 24, pleaded… Continue reading

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                                Jonathan “Lexzi” Zupan appears in Superior Court with attorney Margot Carter Monday for a sentencing hearing.

‘Order up!’ Flower House Cafe reopens

Bigger kitchen, more seating at renovated Bayview eatery

Man injured in boat fire at Cornet Bay Marina; two docks destroyed

Firefighters responded to a reported boat fire Saturday afternoon at Cornet Bay Marina. When the responders from North Whidbey Fire and Rescue arrived, the approximately… Continue reading

Bill would increase funding for Impact Aid, Growler research

Oak Harbor School District may get increased Impact Aid and Navy may get more money to research ways to make EA-18G Growlers quieter in the… Continue reading

Mount Vernon firefighter to challenge Rep. Norma Smith

A Mount Vernon resident running for state representative of district 10 said education, public safety and transportation are his top priorities. Scott McMullen, a firefighter… Continue reading

Students hit the road for a day

The morning commute to school was a little more exciting for a group of Coupeville Elementary School students Wednesday morning. More than 50 fourth and… Continue reading