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Man accused of writing letters in blood, torturing duck | Island Scanner

  • Today at 6:14PM

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.

Win free tickets to spectacular Meerkerk Garden

  • Today at 5:13PM

Garden at peak display of spring bulbs, trees and rhodies

Leete helps team win tournament | Girls golf

  • Today at 2:30PM

Oak Harbor's Joanna Leete teamed with a Snohomish High School golfer to win the Harbour Pointe Top Two Best Ball Tournament hosted by Kamiak High School Monday, April 21.

Early run carries Tigers by Coupeville | Baseball

  • Today at 9:35AM

A first-inning run was all Granite Falls needed to defeat the Coupeville High School baseball team 1-0 Monday, April 21, at Robert Sherman Field.

Wolves, Wolverines tie | Soccer

  • Today at 10:00AM updated at 1:40PM

Abraham Leyva Elenes scored two goals to help the Coupeville High School soccer team to a 3-3 tie with host Friday Harbor Monday, April 21.

A Dutch revival: Oak Harbor High’s culinary arts students bring back Holland Happening dinner

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Apr 22, 2013 at 11:39AM

Nobody ever said restoring an Oak Harbor tradition as big as the Dutch Dinner would be easy. For Nathan Yoast, the effort actually brought him to tears. Yoast couldn’t take it anymore Wednesday as he set down his knife and rinsed his eyes after chopping dozens of onions in the culinary arts class at Oak Harbor High School.

Stage is set for Holland Happening next week

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 2:00AM updated Apr 22, 2013 at 11:38AM

Holland Happening will celebrate its 45th year April 25-27 in downtown Oak Harbor. The event, a celebration of Oak Harbor’s Dutch heritage and King’s Day, a national holiday in the Netherlands, will start out lightly April 25 with the opening of the carnival and return of the Dutch dinner.

Oak Harbor places 2nd in 5-team match | Boys golf

  • Today at 8:32AM

The Oak Harbor High School boys golf team finished second to Sedro-Woolley in a five-team match at Whidbey Golf Club Monday, April 21.

Friday Harbor edges Wolves 3-2 | Tennis

  • Today at 11:00AM

The Coupeville High School tennis team began a four-matches-in-four-days stretch with a 3-2 nonleague loss at Friday Harbor Monday, April 21.

Home on Race Road goes up in flames | Slideshow

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Apr 22, 2013 at 9:04AM

Nobody was injured when a mobile home on Race Road burned to the ground Sunday night. Chief Ed Hartin with Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue said the doublewide was vacant and was undergoing renovations. The owners were in Arizona.

Oak Harbor knocked out of 1st | Soccer

  • Today at 8:22AM

The Oak Harbor High School soccer team dropped out of a first-place tie in the Wesco North standings with a 3-0 loss to visiting Shorewood Monday, April 21.

Trio helps Oak Harbor finish 3rd | Boys golf

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 12:10PM

A strong showing by three Oak Harbor High School golfers helped the Wildcat boys team finish third in a five-team meet at the Whidbey Golf Club Friday, April 18.

Wolves clutch-up for win | Softball

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 3:00PM

Showing it mental toughness, the Coupeville High School softball team came back to defeat visiting Lakewood 8-6 Friday, April 18.

Wolves run by Cougars with 7th-inning rally | Baseball

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 2:00PM

One of the Coupeville High School baseball team's strongest attributes is its speed, and that speed flustered visiting Lakewood into numerous mistakes as the Wolves rallied for three last-inning runs to defeat the Cougars 6-5 Friday, April 18.

Coupeville loses to rival Falcons | Soccer

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 1:00PM

There was no upset this time around. The Coupeville High School soccer team surprised South Whidbey 2-1 earlier this season, but the Falcons avoided another upset by blanking the Wolves 5-0 Friday, April 18, in Langley.

Glacier Peak defeats Oak Harbor | Tennis

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 12:00PM

A win in fourth singles was the only team point Oak Harbor could manage in a 6-1 loss at Glacier Peak High School Friday, April 18.

Wildcats fall to Terrace | Softball

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 11:00AM

Mountlake Terrace used two big innings to top the host Oak Harbor High School softball team 15-0 Friday, April 18.

Hawks slip by Wildcats | Soccer

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 10:00AM

Oak Harbor scored quickly but couldn't add on and Mountlake Terrace edged the Wildcat soccer team 2-1 at Lynnwood High School Friday, April 18.

Wildcats lose another close one | Baseball

  • Apr 21, 2014 at 9:00AM

The Oak Harbor High School baseball team lost 2-1 at Stanwood Friday, April 18, and the game was another frustrating loss in a season full of them.

VAQ-130 returns home to Whidbey Island

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 3:00AM updated at 11:59AM

Aircrew of Electronic Attack Squadron 130 Zappers were welcomed home with open arms Thursday following a nine-month deployment. “He’s gonna see his daddy today,” said Katelin Grant of her 16-month-old son, Benjamin.

AARP tax program helps local economy | Letter

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 1:00AM updated at 6:43AM

Editor, Tax season is officially over, and we can’t let it go by without thanking the AARP Tax-Aide volunteers who provided weeks of free tax assistance for individuals at Sno-Isle Libraries in Oak Harbor, Coupeville and the South Whidbey Senior Center.

Hospital officials' memories ‘suspect’ | Letter

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 4:00AM updated at 6:09AM

Editor, I believe it’s time for a little history lesson regarding the Whidbey News Time’s article, “Hospital board to consider Bayview property sale.” The article notes that, “As for the wide gulf between the county’s assessed value of the property in 2007 and the purchase price, the circumstances remain unclear. None of the current commissioners were on the board at th

Heroin: Relatively cheap, drug’s use is rising on Whidbey

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 3:44PM

Once considered a drug for rock stars and hardcore users, heroin has gained a troubling prominence on Whidbey Island, as it has in many communities across the nation. While heroin may not be as popular — or perhaps as destructive — as methamphetamine, Detective Carl Seim with the Oak Harbor Police Department said he worries that the relatively inexpensive but powerful high from black-tar heroin will make it a plague upon the community.

Hunt hands over Oak Harbor School Board reins

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 4:00AM updated at 5:29PM

Well-known Oak Harbor resident Peter Hunt recently stepped down as president of the Oak Harbor School Board as he continues a battle with Parkinson’s disease Hunt is remaining on the board for now, but said he is scheduled to undergo brain surgery later this year. “At this time, I don’t think I can be as effective as president,” Hunt said.

Change city’s name to ‘Dudley Harbor?’ | Letter

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 4:08PM

Editor, Our elected officials go behind closed doors and plan the execution of the very symbol of Oak Harbor. They destroyed the “oak.”

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