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Oak Harbor finishes strong against Bruins | Swimming

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 8:37AM

Dominating the second half of the meet, the Oak Harbor High School swim team rolled by Cascade 106-76 at Everett's Forest Park Pool Thursday, Jan. 16.

Never heard any ‘hate speech’ | Letters

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, I frequently attend the Old Goats luncheons. I have never ever heard any kind of hate speech. You should be ashamed of publishing such an article. I feel insulted and I demand that you publish a written apology.

Old Goats deserve public apology | Letters

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, I am appalled by the article in the Whidbey News-Times in which the implication was made that the Old Goats lunch group is a group of “haters.” First, let me remind you that a good journalist simply reports news as clearly and honestly as possible after careful investigation.

Clarifying effects of noise exposure | Letters

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, Once again I would like to attempt to clarify issues regarding the effects of noise exposure.

PBY Memorial takes flight: Museum plans to relocate to Highway 20

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 8:24AM

Leadership of the PBY Memorial on Whidbey Island Naval Air Station property are gearing up to relocate its museum and its PBY Catalina aircraft to a location along State Highway 20. “This is a big step for us,” said PBY Memorial Foundation President Wil Shellenberger, who took office in 2013.

All in the family tree: Greenhouse Florist and Nursery is still going strong after 60 years in Oak Harbor

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 8:28AM

For 60 years the Greenhouse Florist and Nursery has been a fixture in the Oak Harbor business community. Siblings and owners, Henry Vanden Haak and Audrey Butler, said the business has been in the family since 1954, but the business itself has been around for nearly 70 years. It used to be in two locations: one on Midway where Traders Village is, and at a second spot called Antone’s Florist.

Swinomish suit goes to mediation

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 8:25AM

A lawsuit filed against Oak Harbor claiming the city desecrated ancient Indian burial grounds may be resolved without a trial. All of the parties named in the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community’s lawsuit, as well as various insurance providers, are meeting in a mediation session Thursday, Jan. 30 in a Seattle law office, said Oak Harobr City Administrator Larry Cort.

Wildcats win thriller | Wrestling

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 9:13AM

Carl Caidic's pin in the final match lifted the Oak Harbor High School wrestling team to a 33-30 win at Marysville-Pilchuck Thursday, Jan. 16.

Whidbey Island scanner: unwanted roommate locks man out of home

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office:

Martin Luther King’s legacy honored

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 10:27AM

Families worshiping at an Oak Harbor church have been rehearsing in preparation for a celebration honoring the nation’s most famous civil rights leader. Mission Ministry Outreach, which is located on Goldie Road in Oak Harbor, is honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday with a celebration scheduled to start at 3 p.m.

Langley resident works to inspire caregivers

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 10:35AM

Ivan Neaigus’ life as a caregiver is an unfinished canvas. Perhaps it will always be so. His wife, Sarah Letitia Wallace, died in 2012 after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease, but the Langley resident is not yet ready to set aside the role.

City of Oak Harbor explores panhandling ordinance

  • Jan 18, 2014 at 10:17AM

Although “Jeff the Giant” claims to be the tallest man on Whidbey Island, he doesn’t cut a very imposing figure as he stands with a cardboard sign at the entrance of the Oak Harbor Safeway complex Wednesday afternoon. With a goofy smile and an affable manner, Jeff Pangburn happily collects cookies, deli food and a few dollars from people driving by. “I don’t ask people for nothing, I just stand here with my sign,” he said.

Required legal notices is still a good policy | Editorial

  • Jan 19, 2014 at 9:00AM

A house bill dropped in the state Legislature this week that would allow school districts to cease publishing public notices for certain purposes, among them school closures, name changes and sale of surplus property. The presumption is House Bill 2319 would save districts money.

Volunteers who run Relay for Life of Whidbey Island balance time with devotion to fighting cancer

  • Jan 19, 2014 at 9:00AM

The hat wasn’t one Mary Brock would ordinarily choose for a public speaking engagement. Not only did it make her head feel too hot, she admitted that it looked kind of silly. But that was the idea. As one of the chief organizers of the Relay for Life of Whidbey Island, Brock understands that most people involved in the fight against cancer can use a little humor in their lives. She dressed the part with a clown cap as she spoke before more than 100 people who gathered at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge Wednesday night for the kickoff rally for the 2014 Relay for Life of Whidbey Island.

Sheriff hosting public meeting on sex offenders

  • Jan 19, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Jan 21, 2014 at 10:14AM

The Island County sheriff is holding a community meeting Thursday to discuss a homeless, Level 3 sex offender who’s moving to the Oak Harbor area. In addition, a Level 2 sex offender recently moved to Southwest 10th Avenue in Oak Harbor. A person deemed as “a Level 3 sex offender” is considered a high risk to reoffend; Level 2 offenders are considered a moderate risk.

Skipper says NAS Whidbey Island will see substantial growth in coming years

  • Jan 19, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Jan 20, 2014 at 9:16AM

Capt. Mike Nortier, commanding officer of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, praised the community’s support of “Team Whidbey” at Thursday’s annual State of the Station address to the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. “For the leadership on base, those community partners and service providers are what make Team Whidbey successful,” Nortier said. “Those relationships we have, both on a personal and professional level are both very important.”

Amber Alert subject found on Camano

  • Jan 19, 2014 at 9:00AM

A 6-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert in Rhode Island was found safe on Camano Island Thursday night, according to Island County Sheriff Mark Brown. The boy’s mother, Andria Britt, was accused of kidnapping him in a “custodial interference” case, Brown said.

Sunday, Monday free days at Washington State parks

  • Jan 19, 2014 at 10:00AM

Sunday and Monday are the first of 12 “free days” in 2014 being offered to visitors who want to visit Washington State parks

Knights handle Wolves | Girls basketball

  • Jan 20, 2014 at 8:46AM

King's remained undefeated in conference play by tripping the host Coupeville High School girls basketball team 67-33 Friday, Jan. 17.

Clinton man sentenced for stabbing friend, goes to jail for three months

  • Jan 20, 2014 at 9:00AM

A Clinton man who slashed his friend’s throat and stabbed him twice was sentenced under a plea bargain this week. Kamren F. Adams, 21, pleaded guilty by Alford’s plea to third-degree assault. An Alford’s plea means he’s not admitting his guilt, but concedes the prosecutor has enough evidence to convict him at trial. The judge went along with the sentence recommendation presented by both the prosecutor and defense and sent him to jail for three months.

The Oak Harbor Rotary Club accepting grant applications

  • Jan 20, 2014 at 9:00AM

The Oak Harbor Rotary Club is now accepting applications for its second annual community service grants program. The community grants are intended to promote the quality of life in the greater Oak Harbor area.

Oak Harbor Senior Center remembers Roxann Dunn-Terry

  • Jan 20, 2014 at 9:00AM

One of the most well-known faces at the Oak Harbor Senior Center is missing. Roxann Dunn-Terry, the longtime program coordinator at the center, passed away Jan. 8 after a brief illness. Her death, at age 60, shocked many at the center. Mike McIntyre, senior center director, said people are still in the process of grieving the loss, but they hope to have a special memorial for Dunn-Terry in the near future.

North Whidbey park and rec district postpones decisions again

  • Jan 20, 2014 at 9:00AM

After deferring approval for three meetings’ minutes, tabling an amendment to the bylaws, postponing electing 2014 commission officers and delaying review of the state auditor’s report — the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District Commissioners meeting came to a close. “Bring some coffee and tea because it’s going to be a long meeting,” said Commissioner Allan McDougall, referring to the next February meeting.

Deputy catches Langley motorcyclist in gravel

  • Jan 20, 2014 at 9:00AM

A 34-year-old Langley motorcyclist was caught by a deputy after a short chase led to deep gravel earlier this month, court documents state. Prosecutors charged Jason Lee Watson Helley in Island County Superior Court Jan. 8 with attempting to elude.

Burning ember evacuates Coupeville schools

  • Jan 20, 2014 at 9:00AM

A burning ember simmering in a dust pile prompted the evacuation of Coupeville Middle and High School Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 1:30 p.m., maintenance supervisor Scott Losey was in the process of changing a belt in the air handling unit for the woodworking and metalworking building at Coupeville High School. He discovered a small ember and burning dust.

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