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Farm management group crossing lines | Letters

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 10:29AM

So what is a contractor for the port doing holding a political forum for candidates hoping to get elected to the port? The private Greenbank Farm Management Group’s foray into campaign politics raises questions of appropriateness and conflicts of interest.

Greenbank Farm hosting Port of Coupeville candidate forum

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 10:07AM

Central Whidbey residents will be able to learn about the candidates running for the Port of Coupeville. The Greenbank Farm is hosting a candidate forum from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14. It will follow a format designed by the League of Women Voters

Home values decline, utility rates climbing | Letters

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 10:19AM

Here we go again, folks. How long do we, the taxpayers, have to pay for the stupidity of the previous city council? Another $6-8 a month for bones, a few more for storm drains, a few more for water treatment and a few more for this, that and other things.

Whidbey Island author puts heart and soul into book

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 10:15AM

Bloodlines to early pioneer make Darst Townsdin natural choice for latest book on Oak Harbor history

Ethically obligated to set the record straight | Letters

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 10:24AM

One of a registered nurse’s responsibilities is to educate and inform the community with honesty and accuracy. We follow a code of ethics that guides our professional conscience in maintaining the integrity of our practice. Therefore, it is necessary to clarify some misleading statements in the Whidbey News-Times’ Sept. 30 guest commentary, “Cause of hospital’s deficit has nothing to do with patient count,” written by Whidbey General Hospital Chief Nurse Linda Gipson.

Not the time to raise household expenses | Letters

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 10:25AM

I am a resident and landlord on Whidbey Island and I feel this is just not the right time to be increasing household expenses. If voters approve the Whidbey General Hospital bond it will increase real estate taxes on my home and three rental properties which are my primary source of income. I will have no choice except to raise the rent, which will be a hardship for my renters.

Diversifying make more sense now? | Letters

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 10:27AM

As much as I feel sorry for those who were laid off, I now see the truth of the phrase Jets=Jobs, the converse is also so true.

Rate payers shouldn’t be ones footing bill | Letters

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 10:22AM

The article in Wednesday’s Whidbey News-Times about the bones that were “inadvertently” found during the renovation of Pioneer Way was misleading. Those bones were not inadvertently found. The city was told they were there yet proceeded to go about as if there was nothing there and then feigned shock after they were dug up.

Coupeville crushes Concrete | Soccer

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 12:01PM

Sparkling performances on both sides of the ball spurred the Coupeville High School soccer team to a 7-0 non-conference win over Concrete Saturday, Oct. 12, at Mickey Clark Field.

Big week for Wolves: Falcons visit with much on line | Football

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 11:42AM

The annual rivalry football game between Coupeville and South Whidbey over "The Bucket" is an electric event any year, but this fall's clash is carrying even higher voltage.

Wildcat finish 6th in tournament | Volleyball

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 11:59AM

The Oak Harbor High School volleyball team played two of the state's top teams on the way to placing sixth in the 16-team Wenatchee Invitational Tournament Saturday, Oct. 12.

District next for Wolves | Tennis

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 11:39AM

The Coupeville High School tennis teams heads into district play this week after dropping a 6-1 match to Archbishop Murphy Friday, Oct. 11, in Everett.

Wildcats continue to roll | Football

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 11:43AM

Something had to give. The Mount Vernon High School football team brought its stout defense to Wildcat Memorial Stadium Friday, Oct. 11, to stop the fleet-footed Oak Harbor offense. The Bulldogs' brakes failed as Oak Harbor ran away with a 35-14 non-conference win.

Rodeheffer 4th in 85-team meet | Cross country

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 12:32PM

Oak Harbor's John Rodeheffer finished fourth in the prestigious Hole in the Wall cross country meet Saturday, Oct. 12, at Lakewood High School.

Scots remain unbeaten | Tennis

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 11:55AM

Shorecrest continued its undefeated season by stopping the Oak Harbor High School tennis team 7-0 Monday, Oct. 14, in Shoreline.

Relay teams lift Oak Harbor past Cascade | Swimming

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 8:00AM updated at 12:30PM

With the help of wins in all three relays, the Oak Harbor High School swim team clipped Cascade 102-81 Monday, Oct. 14, at John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool.

Oak Harbor athletes swim in October Challenge

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 11:55AM

Six Oak Harbor athletes competing for the Bellingham Bay Swim Club participated in the October Challenge Oct. 12 and 13 in Bellingham.

Wildcat United places 15 among leaders | Middle school cross country

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 12:27PM

Fifteen Wildcat United runners placed in the top 10 of their divisions in a middle school cross country meet at Windjammer Park Monday, Oct. 14.

Landing practices restarting at Ault Field

  • Oct 16, 2013 at 9:38AM

Starting Nov. 4, aircraft from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station's Electronic Attack (VAQ) Wing will ramp up Field Carrier Landing Practices at Ault Field for approximately three weeks.

Hawks fly by Wildcats | Soccer

  • Oct 17, 2013 at 8:14AM

The Oak Harbor High School soccer team finished a string of four matches against teams ranked in the state's top 20 by losing 6-0 to Mountlake Terrace at Lynnwood High School Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Sparkman burns Wolves | Soccer

  • Oct 17, 2013 at 9:32AM

After a scoreless first half, South Whidbey's Maia Sparkman sliced through the Coupeville High School soccer team's defense for three goals to carry the Falcons to a 3-0 win at Mickey Clark Field Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Wolves fall to Falcons | Volleyball

  • Oct 17, 2013 at 9:45AM

The South Whidbey High School volleyball team finished a series sweep of Coupeville by defeating the host Wolves 3-0 Tuesday, Oct. 15.

7th-ranked Mavs defeat Wildcats | Volleyball

  • Oct 17, 2013 at 9:55AM

Although host Meadowdale defeated the Oak Harbor High School volleyball team 3-0 Tuesday, Oct. 15, it wasn't an easy win for the first-place Mavericks.

Whidbey women team up for business

  • Oct 17, 2013 at 10:00AM

For strong examples of women in business, you don’t need to look very hard in Oak Harbor. Brenda Pike and Sandy Merriman opened Wild Magnolia on Pioneer Way three years ago. Because of their diverse backgrounds, they said they thought their different skill sets would complement each other. “We use the whole brain theory,” Pike said. “Between the two of us, we make a whole brain.”

Oak Harbor HS graduation party tickets on sale

  • Oct 17, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 2:27PM

It’s only October and high school graduation is already on the mind of Joycelin Vester. “If we wait around, there’s going to be so much going on,” she said. Vester is part of a group of Oak Harbor High School Grad Night Boosters already laying the groundwork for graduation night celebration festivities in June for the Class of 2014.

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