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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.

Where’s the plan for spending the money? | Letters

  • Oct 17, 2013 at 10:00AM

Editor, Fifty million dollars is a lot of money, and 25 years is a long time. I know firsthand that it is extremely unpopular to speak out against our local hospital. The $50 million was a rough estimate when the bond was last proposed and it still is. Nowhere have I read a detailed plan of how exactly this money would be used.

Growing number of enthusiasts gather to learn about fungi on Whidbey Island

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

On a misty morning, people gathered to learn more about the fungi around them. “They have a certain mystique about them because of their deliciousness and their dangerousness,” Maureen Freehill said. Freehill has been a mushroom enthusiast for a while. She took a class in the 1980s at The Evergreen State College and was hooked. When she heard about the “Walk and Talk with Fungi Tour” at the Whidbey Institute in Clinton, she signed up immediately.

Island County ballots are in the mail

  • Oct 17, 2013 at 10:00AM

Voters will again have a chance to participate in the process. The Island County Auditor’s Office next week will mail out just a bit more than 50,000 ballots next week for the Nov. 5 general election. Island County Deputy Auditor Michele Reagan said the ballots should be mailed on Oct. 16, but the statute allows for the ballots to be mailed out by Oct. 18.

Join in honoring all Women in Business | Publisher's Column

  • Oct 17, 2013 at 10:00AM

Every October, the Whidbey News-Times recognizes and celebrates National Women in Business Month. And for very good reason. Women-led and -owned businesses play a key role in keeping our community vital and strong. Despite the economic difficulties of recent years, the National Women’s Business Council reported that women-owned businesses performed just as well as men-owned businesses between 2007 and 2010.

Burn camp helps healing of Oak Harbor resident

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

It’s a memory that Suzie Bartlett wishes would just fade away. A moment in her life she wishes could be erased. But the scene was so traumatic, she doubts she’ll ever be able to forget it. Bartlett was upstairs in her Anacortes apartment changing clothes after work when she heard the scream from below.

What is hospital doing to reduce overhead? | Letters

  • Oct 17, 2013 at 10:00AM

Editor, Recently, the world-reknowned Cleveland Clinic reported it’s cutting operating expenses by 6 percent in 2014 because of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Cleveland Clinic spokeswoman Eileen Shiel said, “We know we’re going to get paid differently and reimbursed less to do more.” The year 2014 will bring some income reduction to Whidbey General Hospital as well as every other hospital across the nation. Is this the time to spend $50 million, $90 million with interest, to construct 39 new private rooms while abandoning the current rooms for future clinical use?

Whidbey General Hospital faced with nearby competition

  • Oct 17, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 2:28PM

In terms of facilities, Whidbey General Hospital is facing stiff competition from its neighbors. In recent years, nearby hospitals poured tens of millions of dollars into upgrading their facilities. Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett almost two years ago opened a 700,000-square-foot addition at its Colby Campus while Island Hospital in Anacortes completed upgrades in 2007 and 2012. In recent years, nearby hospitals poured tens of millions of dollars into upgrading their facilities. Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett almost two years ago opened a 700,000-square-foot addition at its Colby Campus while Island Hospital in Anacortes completed upgrades in 2007 and 2012.

City is in dire need of a good sprucing up | Letters

  • Oct 17, 2013 at 10:00AM

Editor, Can someone tell me what has happened to Oak Harbor? First, I want to start with a positive as we live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, but why are so many homes and apartment buildings run down?

Torpedo Road closed Oct. 21 for pipeline installation

  • Oct 17, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 2:28PM

Talon Industries and Krieg Construction will be installing a new utility pipeline for Whidbey Island Naval Air Station that will require the closure of Torpedo Road at Crescent Harbor Road to State Highway 20.

Granddads vying for pivotal seat on Oak Harbor City Council

  • Oct 17, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 2:28PM

On paper, the two men running for Position No. 6 on the Oak Harbor City Council are very similar. Incumbent Councilman Jim Campbell and challenger Skip Pohtilla both had high-level careers involving the Navy. Both are proud grandfathers who chose to live in Oak Harbor after living overseas. Both men pride themselves on being independent thinkers and chafe at the idea that they’re on one side or the other of the mayor-council divide.

Severns has common sense needed in job | Letters

  • Oct 17, 2013 at 10:00AM

Editor, I am the wife of a disabled combat veteran who, like Lucas Yonkman, served in Afghanistan and fought for our country. His time overseas makes us really appreciate those dedicated individuals who step up for their country. While serving in the military is honorable and builds amounts of character, it does not in and of itself provide qualifications to make decisions on behalf of a community.

We have the right to know food ingredients | Letters

  • Oct 17, 2013 at 10:00AM

Editor, I have so many questions about the issue of genetically modified organisms: Why shouldn’t we have a right to know if GMOs are in the food we purchase and eat? Why are some large chemical corporations spending more than $17.2 million to fight I-522? What is it they are hiding or concerned about us knowing? Do they care about our health or the health of their bottom line?

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