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Benefit scheduled next weekend for landslide victims

  • Mar 30, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Apr 1, 2013 at 8:26AM

A concert will take place next weekend to benefit the victims of the massive landslide that occurred Wednesday in Ledgewood on Central Whidbey Island. Johnny Bulldog will headline a fundraiser that will go from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, April 6 at the Greenbank Farm. The businesses and residents of Coupeville are organizing the event.

Broad View fifth-grader wows competition by claiming regional Spelling Bee title

  • Mar 30, 2013 at 3:00PM

Lynn Brown couldn’t stop beaming. She’s witnessed a lot of proud moments in 25 years as an elementary school teacher. Seeing little Trina Desquitado win a regional Spelling Bee ranked right up there. “I was amazed,” Brown said. “She was so calm and collected.”

Shouldn’t put up with childish behavior | Letters

  • Mar 31, 2013 at 9:00AM

I agree with Greg Banks’ conclusion not to pursue criminal charges against councilmen Rick Almberg and Joel Servatius for their actions during a city council meeting Jan. 15. My problem is that if Mr. Banks wants to hold up the councilmen as heroes of the Constitution for defending their First Amendment right, he must also acknowledge Mr. Frails’ courage in trying to hold the duly-elected representatives of Oak Harbor accountable. Though Banks found that Frails’ complaint did not have standing, the councilmen should not dismiss it as frivolous. Frail obviously felt he was harmed.

Crescent Harbor Elementary scores rise

  • Mar 31, 2013 at 10:00AM

Staff and teachers at Crescent Harbor Elementary are celebrating their efforts improving test scores among their students. State officials have taken notice too. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction named the school located near Oak Harbor a “Reward” school, which is given out to the top 10 percent of Title I schools in the state, which are schools that have high numbers of students from low-income families. The teachers and staff met in the school’s library Monday afternoon to celebrate their work that was three years in the making.

Mosolino named to Island County futures fund board

  • Mar 31, 2013 at 10:00AM

Joseph Mosolino, owner of Windermere Real Estate South Whidbey, has been appointed to the Conservation Futures Citizens Advisory Board. The Island County commissioners selected Mosolino to fill a vacant seat on the group at the board’s regular Monday meeting in Coupeville. The boards’ decision was unanimous.

Outlying Field near Coupeville holds landing practice next week

  • Mar 31, 2013 at 10:00AM

Field Carrier Landing Practice (FLCP) operations for aircraft stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station are planned at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5. On April 1, FCLPs are scheduled from late afternoon to late night.

Coffee with Island County commissioner

  • Mar 31, 2013 at 10:00AM

Commissioner Helen Price Johnson scheduled the first in a series of informal coffee chats for April 2, perfect timing for residents who want to get the latest information about the landslide. The public is welcome to join Price Johnson for an informal discussion about county issues at 5:30 p.m., April 2 at at Anchor Books, State Highway 525, Clinton.

Easter is the natural time of year to ask about resurrection | Faithful Living

  • Mar 31, 2013 at 10:00AM

Sunday is Easter and I feel the anticipation in my heart growing. This is because I love everything about Easter, especially the hope, the music, and the celebration surrounding the message that there is life beyond what we know here. This year I’m making mini-pies for dessert and I’ll spend part of Saturday creating the fillings family members have requested. As I work in the kitchen, I’ll consider what author Josh McDowell calls “the evidence that demands a verdict.” He is referring, of course, to the evidence that Jesus actually died and rose three days later.

Sultan sneaks by Wolves in shootout | Soccer

  • Apr 1, 2013 at 8:18AM

Coupeville High School soccer team played its best game of the season, but the loss may have been the most painful. The Wolves fell 2-1 in a shootout at Sultan Friday, March 29.

Tomahawks sweep series with Wildcats | Baseball

  • Apr 1, 2013 at 9:26AM

Completing a three-game sweep of Oak Harbor, the visiting Marysville-Pilchuck High School baseball team defeated the Wildcats 8-1 Friday, March 29.

Mysterious lights probably lanterns | Letters

  • Apr 1, 2013 at 9:00AM

In reference to recent odd sightings in the skies, on March 27 at around 9 p.m. while driving home from a friends house, my family and I saw two orange glowing objects in the sky above the intersection of Southwest Eighth and State Highway 20. Clearly visible over Skagit Farmers Supply and slowly heading toward the moon until they burnt out, we could make them out as flying lanterns, similar to ones prevalent in some forms of eastern mystical worship.

Wolves miss out on sweep | Baseball

  • Apr 1, 2013 at 9:03AM

A four-run sixth inning rally wasn't enough to carry the Coupeville baseball team to a three-game sweep of South Whidbey as the visiting Falcons stopped the Wolves 8-5 Friday, March 29.

Island Transit officials worry about off-island connections

  • Apr 1, 2013 at 10:00AM

Island Transit officials are worried they may lose funding for a service that is seeing a growing number of riders. The Tri-County Connector and Everett Connector provide bus transportation from Whidbey and Camano islands to Mount Vernon and Everett. Martha Rose, executive director for Island Transit, said she is concerned that the money needed to fund the connector services won’t make it into the state budget.

Exploring mental illness chat April 2 | Religion Notes

  • Apr 1, 2013 at 10:00AM

An audio chat 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2 at the Christian Science Reading Room will discuss “Healing mental illness, depression, and anxiety.” Since the attack on a school in Newtown, Conn. by a young man with mental problems, more and more people are thinking about how to help individuals who suffer from mental illness.

Many contribute as Wolves dump Turks | Softball

  • Apr 1, 2013 at 10:11AM

Eight of the nine batters in the Coupeville softball lineup ripped base hits as the Wolves used two big innings to dump visiting Sultan 9-5 Friday, March 29.

Questions abound about interim swim coach benefits

  • Apr 1, 2013 at 10:00AM

Several residents were on hand during Thursday’s North Whidbey Park and Recreation District meeting questioning the money provided to the interim swim coach for several months. A resident attending the public meeting before the five-member elected board was concerned that the vouchers showed the interim coach, Steve Wicher, received more than $2,800 on top of his salary and there were concerns the park district was subsidizing his rent.

Wildcats move into 1st place | Softball

  • Apr 1, 2013 at 10:31AM

It's still early in the conference season, but the Oak Harbor High School softball team likes where it is sitting right now. With a 5-3 win at Everett Friday, March 29, the Wildcats are now 2-0 in Wesco 3A North play and in first place.

Tour de Whidbey bike race returning in September

  • Apr 1, 2013 at 10:00AM

What could be better than a peddle-powered tour of Whidbey Island? Enjoying a tour while helping a good cause at the same time. Tour de Whidbey is a go this year after being canceled in 2012. It takes place Saturday, Sept. 21 starting at the Greenbank Farm and covering the picturesque parts of Whidbey Island.

No joke: Stanwood rallies to top Oak Harbor | Softball

  • Apr 2, 2013 at 8:17AM

If it was an April Fool's joke, it wasn't any fun. The Oak Harbor High School softball team blew a three-run seventh-inning lead and lost 7-4 to visiting Stanwood in eight innings Monday, April 1.

Wildcats lose 3-1 to M-P | Soccer

  • Apr 2, 2013 at 8:00AM updated at 10:35AM

Gavin Stewart scored for Oak Harbor, but that was it for the Wildcat soccer team in a 3-1 loss at Marysville-Pilchuck Monday, April 1.

Close Wolves win, big loss still equals split | Baseball

  • Apr 2, 2013 at 9:06AM

The two games of the double header couldn't have been more different, but the good news for the Coupeville High School baseball team one was a win over Cedarcrest, previously unbeaten in conference play, Monday, April 1, in Duvall.

County builds access road for slide victims

  • Apr 2, 2013 at 2:35PM

Driftwood Way homes marooned by a massive landslide in Ledgewood became accessible by vehicle for the first time in nearly a week Monday. Island County Public Works road crews began building an emergency, one-lane gravel road Friday. Working through the Easter weekend, they were able to wrap up work at about 3:30 p.m.

Oak Harbor councilmen should be prosecuted | Letters

  • Apr 3, 2013 at 9:31AM

Thank you to William Frail for pointing out that politicians “criminally violated their oaths of office by attempting to deprive citizens of their Constitutional rights.” Our elected politicians in the other Washington continuously and relentlessly attack our Constitution in attempts to deprive us of our Constitutional rights. A look at almost any news media will show where the attacks lie. The First, Second and Fourth amendments are attacked regularly so politicians can further their own agendas. The president creates laws in violation of the Constitution that stipulates that laws originate in Congress.

Oak Harbor staff needs to face reality on benefits | Letters

  • Apr 3, 2013 at 9:32AM

In regard to a recent Oak Harbor City Council meeting: City leaders may have been simply playing politics, or were they really serious? Subject at hand: Revision (reduction) of health benefits for city employees, aka saving money. I tuned in about when the HR director was insisting that benchmarking such activity in other cities would not be possible “within 30 days.”

Opinions can lead to positive change | Publisher's Column

  • Apr 3, 2013 at 9:27AM

I haven’t ventured much into the political or taken a stand on issues in this column I write as editor and publisher for the Whidbey News-Times. But I will more as time passes. In response to my column last week, the one in which I said I believe Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks made the right call not to prosecute two councilmen over the issue of guns in Oak Harbor City Council chambers, a reader wrote, “… amazing how ‘journelists’ (sic) can’t report something without keeping their personal opinions out of it. I realize that my whole life these ‘folks’ reporting the news have been doing it, but what a shame and a sham. I’m so glad it is rare that bother to look at mainstream media’s, um ... biased ‘news.’

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