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Whidbey Island wife killer sued by victim’s family

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 12:26PM

Robert “Al” Baker is in prison for brutally murdering his wife last year. Now he’s facing a wrongful death lawsuit from his late wife’s niece, who’s acting as personal representative for the estate of Kathie Baker. This is the second civil action filed against Baker in Island County Superior Court since the murder.

Oak Harbor girl killed, twin injured in Highway 20 accident

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 3:45PM

A 17-year-old Oak Harbor girl is dead, her twin sister is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center and Hospital in Seattle and another young woman is in the hospital following an accident near Anacortes Thursday, according to the Washington State Patrol. Janeah Goheen died at the scene of the accident; her sister, Janesah Goheen, is in the intensive care unit, according to Kellie Tormey, communication coordinator for the Oak Harbor School District. “Everybody here is deeply saddened,” Tormey said. “It’s really a shocking loss to this community.”

A sweet Oak Harbor downtown Halloween

  • Nov 1, 2013 at 3:31PM

There comes a time in life when it starts feeling silly to dress up and go out trick-or-treating on Halloween night. It’s a good thing for 14-year-old Russell Derting, that time is still eons away. The way Derting sees it, he’s got a good three or four more years until he needs to think about leaving the pillow case at home.

Oak Harbor School Board incumbent facing critic of school administration

  • Nov 2, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Nov 4, 2013 at 11:20AM

Corey Johnson said he believes he represents a continuity important to the Oak Harbor School District at this juncture. Bill Burnett sees himself as offering an infusion of much-needed new blood. Both are running for Oak Harbor’s only contested school board seat. Johnson is seeking a third term on the school board.

Coupeville kids with a cause

  • Nov 3, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Nov 4, 2013 at 8:44AM

Seven fifth-graders’ determination to help one of their ailing moms is paying off. The Breast Cancer Club, comprised of Coupeville Elementary students, raised approximately $607.92. The jars were distributed around to Oak Harbor and Coupeville businesses, including Flyers Restaurant and Brewery, Hallmark and New Image Hair Salon.

Friends of Whidbey General makes its final push for bond

  • Nov 3, 2013 at 9:00AM

Volunteers with the group promoting the proposed Whidbey General Hospital bond are making a final push to get people to vote. Members of the Friends of Whidbey General Hospital are getting on the phones and calling voters to encourage them to cast their ballots. Whidbey General Hospital leaders are asking voters to approve a $50 million bond funding construction of a new wing at the hospital’s Coupeville campus.

Engineer to eye Greenbank Farm sewer issues

  • Nov 3, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Nov 4, 2013 at 11:19AM

Port of Coupeville leaders say they’re concerned the septic system at Greenbank Farm may need to be redesigned. The Washington State Department of Health attached a string of conditions to a permit for the farm’s large, onsite sewer system, prompting the Port of Coupeville to hire an engineer to come up with modifications to ensure it functions without being a threat to public health or the environment. The system was originally installed by the farm’s previous owner, Chateau St. Michelle, with the hopes of transforming the farm into a public event facility, said Port of Coupeville Executive Director Jim Patton.

Will Oak Harbor City Council election serve as a referendum on mayor?

  • Nov 3, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Nov 4, 2013 at 11:19AM

Political observers in Oak Harbor see the upcoming election as a poll of sorts on public opinion of ongoing friction between Mayor Scott Dudley and the City Council. Cause of the division, however, depends on whom you ask. Some see it as a partisan divide, with echoes of the larger national struggle over the heart of the Republican party. Others said they see a conflict between a reformer and the “good old boys” network.

Secret acts of devotion are the best paths | Faithful Living

  • Nov 3, 2013 at 10:00AM

I love taking road trips and the more spontaneous the better. As long as my husband and I have a full tank of gas, our phones and iPad, coffee, and a blanket for me, we are good to go. With such amenities we can text, Facebook, watch movies, use our GPS features, listen to music, read or game. The world is at our fingertips if we want it to be.

Oak Harbor High School artists etch portraits in pumpkins

  • Nov 3, 2013 at 10:00AM

It’s not everyday that an artist’s medium is squash. But that was the challenge that 33 art students in a sculpture design class at Oak Harbor High School faced recently when instructor Jennifer Yates asked them to etch self portraits. On pumpkins. The results impressed her.

D = W; Oak Harbor stops Mavs in seeding game | Football

  • Nov 3, 2013 at 5:00PM updated Nov 4, 2013 at 9:07AM

Give the game ball to the defense. Five times Meadowdale started drives in Oak Harbor territory but scored only once as the Wildcats defeated the Mavericks 27-8 Friday, Nov. 1, at Edmonds Stadium.

End ‘worshipping’ of this country’s political parties | Letters

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 9:00AM

Editor, I need to share my observations of a long lifetime of U.S. citizenship regarding the malfunction of our current government that sent military people all over the world to fight and die in an attempt to justify and replicate our way of democratic governing.

Noise indeed a health concern for 65-plus | Letters

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 9:00AM

Editor, I don’t think it’s really that difficult to understand why many people who live in Coupeville hate the nasty loud plane noise during the day and especially at midnight.

Whidbey News-Times murder coverage not worthy of award | Letters

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 9:00AM

Editor, I find it beyond reprehensible that Jessie Stensland could win an award for her “Did the ‘voices’ drive hime to kill?” story. Just who are these judges who deem her words “gift for readers?” Are you kidding me? Shall we ask the friends and family of the victims if her repeated insensitive retelling of the story were gifts to them?

Wolves can't slow Sultan | Football

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 9:07AM

The Coupeville High School football team scored 21 points against one of the Cascade Conference's top defenses Friday, Nov. 1, unfortunately, it couldn't stop one of the league's best running backs as Sultan rolled by the Wolves 54-21 at Mickey Clark Field.

Will COER accept liability if a Growler crashes? | Letters

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 9:00AM

Editor, Recent behaviors by Citizens of the Ebey’s Reserve (COER) make me want to inquire of COER in the public square. Here goes my attempt at scoping questions for COER:

No room for elitism in state government | Guest Column

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 9:00AM

A few weeks ago, a regional newspaper reported that the Washington State Patrol and some other law enforcement agencies will not issue tickets for moving violations to Washington legislators during a legislative session. The State Patrol cites a provision in Washington’s constitution, enacted in 1889, which reads: “Members of the Legislature shall be privileged from arrest in all cases except treason, felony and breach of the peace; they shall not be subject to any civil process during the session of the Legislature, nor for 15 days next before the commencement of each session.”

Touched by thought put into gift, tribute | Letters

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 9:00AM

Editor, I am incredibly humbled and honored by the recent gift and tribute I received from many of you throughout the community, the naming of a hybrid rhododendron. Not only is it our official state flower, but a flower with a very unique history on Whidbey Island, home to some of the most beautiful rhondodendrons.

Oak Harbor girls earn state trip | Cross country

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 5:17PM

For the fifth consecutive year, the Oak Harbor High School girls cross country team qualified for the state meet by placing third at the district championships at Lakewood High School Saturday, Nov. 2.

2 close games, 1 Oak Harbor win | Youth football

  • Nov 4, 2013 at 4:41PM

The Oak Harbor senior division youth football team rallied to defeat Bellingham Red 18-16 in the North Cascade League tournament semifinals at Mount Vernon High School Saturday, Nov. 2, to snag a berth in the championship game.

Election results show support for incumbents

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 9:11PM

Oak Harbor voters support the incumbent members of the City Council, according to the first count of ballots, released as short time ago by the Island County Auditor's Office. It was also a good night for Whidbey General Hospital as the bond proposal appears to be passing.

Two suspected DUI accidents injure four people on North Whidbey

  • Nov 6, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Nov 7, 2013 at 11:31AM

Four people were injured in two suspected DUI accidents in the Oak Harbor area over the last two days, according to the Washington State Patrol. Monday night, 43-year-old Coupeville resident Ruben Barajasmares was driving a 2004 Nissan pickup east on Ault Field Drive when the car spun out of control and struck a telephone pole near the intersection with Summit Boulevard, the State Patrol reported.

New director ironing out contract with Coupeville port commission

  • Nov 7, 2013 at 8:00AM

With a new executive director taking the helm of the Port of Coupeville in December comes a new employee arrangement, prompting officials to find a bit more money in the budget. Tim McDonald, the one-time Island County health director, was named executive director last month of the small port district. Since then, he worked with port staff to prepare an employment arrangement.

Fiesta event shows community cares | Letters

  • Nov 7, 2013 at 8:00AM

Editor, Medical Safety Net of North Whidbey thanks everyone who attended or bought tickets to our Oct. 21 Fiesta. We were grateful for a beautiful evening with Marty Malloy playing Spanish-style guitar while Scott Fraser and his team at Fraser’s Gourmet served up a delicious Spanish-themed four-course meal for our guests.

Oak Harbor firefighters grow ’staches to help wounded warriors

  • Nov 7, 2013 at 8:00AM

Some might think it’s no-shave November, but at the Oak Harbor Fire Department, it was ‘Stachetober last month. During the entire month of October, firefighters grew out their mustaches to raise money for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Wounded Warrior Foundation. The foundation provides assistance and support for active-duty and veterans who are wounded, injured or ill, and for their families.

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