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T-birds use size to tame Wildcats | Girls basketball

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 10:16AM

Pulling down 35 offensive rebounds and forcing 26 turnovers, the Shorewood High School girls basketball team flew by host Oak Harbor 81-47 Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Fundraiser will go to help children | Letters

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, A big thanks to the Oak Harbor and Coupeville communities for supporting our first fundraiser of picking up Christmas trees for recycling. Your generosity will support our seventh trip for working with orphans in China.

Vision for Coupeville is not one shared by all| Letters

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, “Growler Joe” Kunzler, who calls himself “the greatest thing to happen to the pro-OLF cause – ever,” says keeping Outlying Field Coupeville open and bringing in even more Growlers will not destroy the Coupeville community.

Island County Commissioner Johnson will serve as chair of tourism board

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 8:20AM

Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson will serve as chairwoman of the Island County Joint 2 Percent Committee on Tourism for 2014. Johnson was elected in Freeland on Jan. 2 at the committee’s monthly meeting. The committee’s work is funded from a portion of the revenue generated by lodging taxes paid by overnight visitors to Whidbey and Camano islands.

What about jet training offshore? | Letters

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, I understand the frustration of those living under the flight paths. I did live under the Prowler path and was content with the noise. But, until another area is found for training our men and women alternative answers should be listened to.

Didn’t read letter as ‘for’ or ‘against’ | Letters

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, With regard to Carol Byng’s letter earlier this month suggesting turning military property into a cemetery, I took it to mean that if we had a cemetery here, we might be forced to acknowledge the hundreds of folks who lay down their lives for our freedoms.

Consider the sacrifices of those now serving | Letters

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, While you publish both sides of the noise complaints and opinions from both or all sides on Whidbey Island and perhaps some opinions shared by those of the San Juan Islands, please allow this humble third opinion. You, all of you, who would disparage a Navy, a nation, our military in uniform and those civilians who support them because you are inconvenienced by jet noise, need to know, or be reminded of, something of which you are obviously unaware.

Reporter should be reprimanded | Letters

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 8:39AM

Editor, The Jan. 1 edition of your newspaper had a front page article titled “2013: A Year in the Life of Whidbey Island.” On page two the article describes the “Old Goats” as “haters.”

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.

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