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Man sentenced to 13 months for 2nd-degree assault

  • May 20, 2015 at 6:00AM updated May 21, 2015 at 5:16PM

A mother’s mission to obtain justice on behalf of her son paid off Monday when a man pleaded guilty in connection with a June assault. Troy Hilkey, 32, admitted to second-degree assault in Island County Superior Court and was sentenced to 13 months in jail, payment of various fees and restitution to the victim to be determined at a later hearing.

Olympic League names 4 Wolves to 1st team | Baseball

  • May 21, 2015 at 3:22PM

Four Coupeville High School baseball players earned first-team, all-conference honors, the Olympic League announced Wednesday, May 20.

3 Wildcats qualify for state | Girls golf

  • May 21, 2015 at 2:40PM

Fueled by strong second rounds, three Oak Harbor High School girl golfers qualified for next week's state championships by placing in the top 19 at the Northwest District 3A tournament Tuesday and Wednesday, May 19 and 20, at Stanwood's Kayak Point Golf Course.

Rodeheffer returns to state meet | Track

  • May 21, 2015 at 2:03PM

Oak Harbor High School senior John Rodeheffer ensured his fourth straight trip to the state track meet by winning the 1,600 meters on the first day of the 13-team Northwest District finals Wednesday, May 20, at Shoreline Stadium.

Upstart Whitefoot places 4th at district | Tennis

  • May 21, 2015 at 1:16PM

Not bad for a ninth seed. Oak Harbor High School junior AnnaBelle Whitefoot placed fourth in the District 1 3A singles tennis tournament Tuesday and Wednesday, May 19 and 20, at Arlington.

Curtin picks up state berth (again) | Tennis

  • May 21, 2015 at 11:59AM

For the second time this year, Coupeville High School's Aaron Curtin finished second in the District 3 singles tennis tournament and earned a trip to the state tournament.

Strong 2nd round helps Timm win state berth | Boys golf

  • May 21, 2015 at 11:32AM

Oak Harbor High School senior Steven Timm jumped past five golfers on the second day of the District 1 3A boys golf tournament to earn a trip to the state finals.

NAS Whidbey team destroys explosives found in Clinton home for sale

  • May 20, 2015 at 5:00AM updated May 21, 2015 at 10:58AM

An explosive ordnance disposal team from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station safely destroyed a box of old, unstable dynamite discovered Monday morning at a Clinton home for sale. The box was believed to hold more than 30 sticks of dynamite. The residence is located in the Cultus Bay area of South Whidbey.

Hammer's hit finishes comeback win | Softball

  • May 21, 2015 at 10:44AM

The Coupeville High School softball team trailed until the final pitch of the final regular-season game, then senior Hailey Hammer lined a three-run, two-out double to help the Wolves come from behind to defeat visiting La Conner 5-4 Tuesday, May 19, in a nonleague game.

8th-grade boys, 7th-grade girls win league track meet | Middle school track

  • May 21, 2015 at 9:53AM

The Wildcat United eighth-grade boys and seventh-grade girls finished first in the Northwest Middle School League championship track meet Tuesday, May 19, at Oak Harbor High School.

Disappointed to find no story in newspaper | Letter

  • May 20, 2015 at 1:00AM

Editor, I would like to compliment your paper for the great story on Armed Forces Day on May 16. But I can’t, can I? Well, maybe next year.

Anti-noise group 1 percent of population | Letter

  • May 20, 2015 at 1:00AM

Editor, I believe that Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve spokesman Michael Monson has a Facebook page called “Eye on Congress District 6 WA.” When I asked about this on the “Eye on Congress District 6” Facebook page, his response was, “Your presumption is unfounded, Isabella Scotts.”

Recognize foster parents this month | Letter

  • May 20, 2015 at 1:00AM

Imagine it is an ordinary day. You are going about your usual routines. You are at work, in a meeting with colleagues when you are approached by strangers who tell you that you must leave with them. They help you gather whatever belongings are within your reach and take you to their car. They assure you that you are safe with them and that they are acting in your best interests.

Join youth symphony for final performance | Letter

  • May 20, 2015 at 1:00AM

At 3:30 p.m. on June 6, the Fidalgo Youth Symphony will perform its 2015 Finale Concert in the Oak Harbor High School Student Union Building.

Take pause this weekend to remember those who have passed | In Our Opinion

  • May 20, 2015 at 2:00AM

Monday is the day set aside to honor and remember those who died in active military service. This Memorial Day, there will be honor guards snapping to attention as flags ripple in the breeze. Amidst the green lawn and bright flowers of cemeteries throughout the state, lone buglers and mournful pipers will evoke a heartfelt tear.

Barrington family seeks a Pioneer Way home for historic sculpture

  • May 20, 2015 at 3:00AM

It’s only natural that Peggy Darst Townsdin is enamored by the fine detail of Wayne Lewis’ latest piece of artwork. It’s only natural that the art piece brings her great joy.

Eagles fight, hit pavement | Island scanner

  • May 20, 2015 at 2:00AM

Thursday, May 7 At 3:07 p.m., a caller reported that someone had called claiming she had a computer virus. At 3:31 p.m., a caller reported that a window was broken at a Park Acres Drive home. At 5:48 p.m., an East Camano Drive resident called to request that law enforcement talk with a five-year-old about gun safety.

Island County detective talks technology risks with teens

  • May 20, 2015 at 5:00AM

Earlier this year, a 15-year-old boy at South Whidbey High School was caught allegedly taking photos up girls’ skirts with a cell phone. Around Christmastime last year, a 16-year-old Oak Harbor boy wrote a message on Facebook, apparently as a prank, threatening to shoot up a dance at North Whidbey Middle School, according to court documents.

Langley shop offers taste of finer things

  • May 20, 2015 at 3:00AM

Kate Johnson considers herself a novice, a neophyte when it comes to fine wines, craft beer and cider, cheese and cured meats. Perhaps in the context of standing next to a career charcuterie expert or a master sommelier, she is indeed a neophyte. For the majority of her customers at The Tipsy Gourmet, she’s a wealth of information and insight into flavor and taste.

Memorial Day cemetery tour to be held Monday

  • May 20, 2015 at 3:00AM

Join historian Lynn Hyde at 1 p.m. Monday, May 25 for a Memorial Day Heritage Tour of Sunnyside Pioneer Cemetery. Hyde will respectfully introduce and share the stories of some of the white pioneers of Whidbey Island.

Bracing for delays at Deception Pass

  • May 16, 2015 at 6:00AM updated May 19, 2015 at 3:23PM

The water under Deception Pass Bridge may run uninterrupted during construction next month, but vehicles on the bridge itself won’t be so lucky.

Oak Harbor bowling fundraiser to aid Nepal victims

  • May 20, 2015 at 4:00AM

As president of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter at Skagit Valley College’s Whidbey campus, Rebecca Maher is always on the lookout for sound community service projects. So when her daughter’s Girl Scout troop raised $2,200 toward Nepal relief efforts during a car wash and bake sale in one weekend in Freeland earlier this month, it gave Maher an idea.

Events planned as countdown begins for Prowler sunset

  • May 20, 2015 at 4:00AM

A Grumman EA-6B Prowler jet will take its final flight at the end of May from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station to The Museum of Flight in Seattle. The aircraft will be decommissioned and absorbed into the museum’s permanent collection.

Third candidate for Oak Harbor mayor triggers August primary

  • May 20, 2015 at 5:00AM

The race for the next mayor of Oak Harbor is headed to the Aug. 4 primary election. Martha Yount, a former council candidate, filed to run Friday afternoon, the last day of Filing Week in Washington state.

Wildcats 4th at district; 5 players alive for state berths | Boys golf

  • May 19, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 2:20PM

The Oak Harbor High School boys golf team finished fourth in the district tournament Monday, May 18, at Marysville's Battle Creek Golf Course and has five players in the hunt for a berth in the state tournament.

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