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Separation is a part of religious freedom | Letter

  • Jun 14, 2013 at 5:00PM

Editor, Thank God! “Civility” in a public forum comes from mutual respect between the parties involved. How can anyone have respect for someone who owes the county more than $30,000 in fines for violating county law? Island County Commissioner Kelly Emerson holds the county in contempt and holds the employees of the county in contempt as a result of her actions with regard to her building without permits, and denying access to her property by inspectors.

Whidbey Island biz offers new perspective

  • Jun 14, 2013 at 3:53PM

Business on North Whidbey is reaching new heights this month with the addition of a skydiving drop zone. Long-time Kirkland skydiver Rick Mangan partnered with local businessman Jeremey Jackson to open Jet City Skydiving Center at Oak Harbor Airport, formally known as AJ Eisenberg Airport.

More ‘Nunsense’

  • Jun 15, 2013 at 9:00AM

It is written as a one-woman show. As much as starring in “Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class” appealed to Sue Riney, the solo act aspect of it was a little unsettling.

New county planning chief reporting to work on July 1

  • Jun 15, 2013 at 10:00AM

David Wechner accepted the job as Island County’s new planning head and is expected to report for work beginning next month. There are, however, a few details remaining before the agreement is formalized, according to Melanie Bacon, director of human resources for the county.

A biting husband, a naked man and items in a bedroom mysteriously moved | ISLAND SCANNER

  • Jun 15, 2013 at 11:00AM

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

Money for Zylstra/Hastie better spent elsewhere | Letter

  • Jun 15, 2013 at 12:00PM

Editor, Why are we spending $1.3 million dollars on a remote intersection with, as I understand, no problems for at least three years? Why not just drop the speed limit to 35 mph through the intersection, put up a couple of the blinking signs and call it good?

A suspicious driller, a urinating man and a loose peacock | ISLAND SCANNER

  • Jun 16, 2013 at 2:00AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: Friday, June 14 At 3:23 a.m., a caller reported what sounded like someone being bodyslammed at a Southwest Harrier Circle location.

Errors threaten future of county’s treatment program

  • Jun 14, 2013 at 4:05PM

Another error and new information about Island County Recovery Services spurred strong and decisive action by law-and-justice leaders this week. On Monday, Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks, in cooperation with Superior Court judges Alan Hancock and Vickie Churchill, announced the immediate cessation of new defendants to the county’s drug courts.

Moment of silence more appropriate | Letter

  • Jun 16, 2013 at 9:00AM

Editor, I was going to pass on commenting about prayer at the Island County commissioner meetings. I was gratified when its members came to the right decision and avoided it. The GOP has branded itself Christian, and Democrats as morally bankrupt, so it didn’t surprise me when Kelly Emerson wanted to start meetings with a prayer. I also wasn’t surprised when William Burnett slammed Helen Price Johnson.

Show support of OLF at Wednesday meeting | Letter

  • Jun 16, 2013 at 10:00AM

Editor, Next week Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson has called for a community confrontation to discuss the national need for Outlying Field in Coupeville and the equally important moral need to mitigate the OLF’s impacts. Watching the Island County Commissioners’ video recordings, I know our congressional delegation will have staffers attending. There are individuals like Ken Pickard, who angrily leads an anti-OLF caucus of diverse individuals. He has said the Navy is “the biggest bully in the world,” “close the base” and “the NAS base keeps the island dysfunctional.”

More than $1 million collected in clean water utility to date

  • Jun 16, 2013 at 10:00AM

At least one Island County commissioner wants to see more money from the county’s clean water utility go to tangible projects. During a recent Island County work session, Commissioner Jill Johnson questioned how money collected through the county’s clean water utility is used.

Oak Harbor needs more than Big Macs | Editorial

  • Jun 16, 2013 at 10:00AM

A regional TV news report about the “supersizing” of Oak Harbor was more than a little premature. Construction of a third McDonald’s restaurant on North Whidbey isn’t imminent and may not happen at all.

Oak Harbor schools land experience in No. 2 role

  • Jun 16, 2013 at 11:00AM

After Karst Brandsma gets settled into his new role in Oak Harbor, he doesn’t expect it will take too long before he wanders over to Wildcat Memorial Stadium. As the Oak Harbor School District’s new interim assistant superintendent, it’s part of his job to get out of the office, meet new people and develop relationships.

Whidbey General Hospital | Births

  • Jun 16, 2013 at 2:00PM

Reece Anthony Bainbridge, 6 pounds, 4 ounces, was born May 29. He is the son of Nicholas and Robyn Bainbridge of Oak Harbor. Lakobe Ali Williams, 8 pounds, 3 ounces, was born May 31. He is the son of Lafarro Williams and Laura Perez of Coupeville.

Think of your home as a heartwarming extension of church | Faithful living

  • Jun 16, 2013 at 4:00PM

I have a number of what I call my “go-to” books. I group these books on one shelf in my office and regularly venture their direction when I want to be inspired. Or comforted. Or reminded of a lesson I keep forgetting. This week, while giving thought to my column, I brewed my favorite cup of tea — Tazo’s Wild Sweet Orange with a dribble of honey — and headed for one of my all-time favorites.

Spellbinding experience

  • Jun 14, 2013 at 4:13PM

It’s a lot to soak in for a fifth grader. A national television appearance, radio and TV interviews, a tour of national landmarks she’d only read about in books.

Oak Harbor wins 1 of 4 at Lynden Tournament | Babe Ruth

  • Jun 17, 2013 at 8:38AM

The Oak Harbor Babe Ruth baseball team collected one win in four games at the Lynden Tournament Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16.

Come have breakfast at Oak Harbor VFW | Letter

  • Jun 17, 2013 at 10:00AM

Editor, I would like to reply to Mr. Glenn Eckard’s June 12 letter regarding the lack of Sunday brunch establishments. I would like to invite him to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7392 at 3037 Goldie Road on the last Sunday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon for a brunch that should meet or surpass his expectations. Our volunteers serve a full breakfast from pancakes to biscuits and gravy, eggs to order, even chicken fried steaks in a timely manner at a very reasonable price, including a discount for seniors.

IDIPIC gets $5,000 from State Farm

  • Jun 17, 2013 at 10:00AM

State Farm Insurance Companies awarded a $5,000 grant to the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County at the organization’s annual appreciation luncheon in late May. The grant will help to cover some of the cost and materials used in IDIPIC’s work with middle school and driver’s education students.

New park shelters are a community asset | Letters

  • Jun 17, 2013 at 10:00AM

Editor, On Friday, June 7 the City of Oak Harbor held a ribbon cutting for the newest additions to our Parks Division — two picnic shelters at Fort Nugent Park. These shelters are beautiful with large exposed Douglas fir beams and western red cedar posts, along with lights and electrical outlets. They are great for any family outing.

Oak Harbor teachers and school district reach deal

  • Jun 18, 2013 at 10:00AM

Teachers in the Oak Harbor School District are breathing a collective sigh of relief after reaching a three-year contract agreement. Tensions were mounting between the Oak Harbor Education Association and school district after a series of negotiations resulted in little progress. But, during the last scheduled meeting June 7, both sides reached agreement on a new deal following seven hours of negotiations.

Meeting planned on OLF concerns

  • Jun 14, 2013 at 3:55PM

Island County and Coupe-ville elected officials are meeting next week with citizens to hear concerns about jet noise from operations at the U.S. Navy’s Outlying Field. The meeting is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 at the Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 N.W. Alexander St.

Protect property from fireworks | Letter

  • Jun 18, 2013 at 4:00PM

Editor, This is just a reminder about the Fourth of July fireworks. This year will be extremely difficult for our policemen and firemen as there are fewer of them and more citizens with guns and illegal fireworks that go above the tree tops. Please do the right thing and call the police with the house address of where the fireworks are being shot off.

Recycling services changes at NAS Whidbey Island

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 8:38AM

WHIDBEY ISLAND NAVAL AIR STATION, Press release — Base recycling services at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station will be curtailed from Saturday, July 6, through Monday, Sept. 30 due to impending civilian furloughs.

Swinomish Tribe lawsuit names Oak Harbor and job’s contractors

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 9:00AM

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community filed a class-action lawsuit this week against the city of Oak Harbor and three contractors over the desecration of an ancient burial ground during the Pioneer Way road-construction project two years ago.

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