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Fest a big success thanks to support | Letters

  • Nov 15, 2013 at 9:00AM

Editor, Daughters of Norway Ester Moe Lodge no. 39 held its annual Nordic Fest, and what a good crowd we had. We sincerely thank our Whidbey Island friends, neighbors and visitors, who came from far and near, for their enthusiastic support of our 14th Annual Nordic Fest. You made our day great in so many ways.

Homeowners need to take responsibility | Letters

  • Nov 15, 2013 at 9:00AM

Editor, When did we stop taking responsibility for our own actions? Why are we always looking to blame others for our misfortunes, either real or perceived? This is the case of the so-called Citizens Of Ebey’s Reserve. The COER want to blame the jets for their alleged misfortunes, yet refuse to acknowledge their own responsibilities for moving here, in the first place.

Will keep promise to the the voters | Letters

  • Nov 15, 2013 at 9:00AM

Editor, On Nov. 5, the Whidbey General Hospital bond was approved with 61.53 percent of the vote. Support was widespread up and down the island—the bond received majority approval in 33 out of 37 precincts and in several precincts, it garnered more than 75 percent. Sincere thanks to the many bond supporters, particularly the Friends of Whidbey General Hospital, who worked hard to educate the public and spread awareness of this measure.

First Whidbey wedding tour highlights range of vendors

  • Nov 15, 2013 at 9:00AM

Buses full of newlyweds, mothers, and wedding and event enthusiasts toured the Coupeville area Saturday for the inaugural Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour. The occasion featured more than 45 vendors ranging from the islands premiere venues to catering services and wineries. Shuttle buses took the 200 ticket holders to five locations across Central Whidbey where vendors showed off their best work.

Thanks for supporting film endeavors | Letters

  • Nov 15, 2013 at 9:00AM

Editor, Two months ago, my producing team and I came to Whidbey to put together the plan and build the infrastructure for the feature film “Lost & Found.” But, in reality, the planning began many years earlier. When I started writing the script for this film, I always had Whidbey in my mind and heart. Whidbey is majestic yet quaint, mysterious yet glorious.

Oak Harbor house full of memory and history

  • Nov 15, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Nov 16, 2013 at 11:32AM

There’s a house on Midway Boulevard filled with the memories of when Oak Harbor was a small town filled with oak trees, tracts of open land were used as ballfields by neighborhood children and just about everybody knew one another or was related. The little, yellow house doesn’t have a name, like many other historic homes on Whidbey Island, but its history tells the story of a family, as well as a community. Family members are holding an open house Sunday, Nov. 17, to allow the community to tour the recently renovated home. The gathering is 1-3:30 p.m. at 580 S.E. Midway Blvd.

Wildcats open state tournament with win | Volleyball

  • Nov 15, 2013 at 2:47PM

The Oak Harbor High School volleyball team continued its hot streak by defeating Eastside Catholic 3-2 in the opening round of the state tournament Friday, Nov. 15, at Saint Martin's University in Lacey.

Wildcats lose to No. 1 Suns at state | Volleyball

  • Nov 16, 2013 at 8:34AM

Top-ranked Southridge moved one step closer to the state volleyball title by rolling by Oak Harbor 3-0 in the quarterfinals Friday, Nov. 15, at Saint Martin's University in Lacey.

Support broad for P-8A move to NAS Whidbey

  • Nov 16, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 11:33AM

Despite an ongoing debate about jet noise, particularly at Outlying Field Coupeville, residents expressed broad support at a forum on the possible installation of several additional P-8A squadrons at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. The squadrons would be in place by 2016. Even members of the Coupeville-based group Citizen’s of Ebeys Reserve, which filed a federal lawsuit over jet noise at OLF Coupeville, expressed support for relocation of the P-8A squadrons to Whidbey.

Crebbin steps down as OHHS wrestling coach

  • Nov 17, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 9:31AM

When Oak Harbor wrestlers return to the mat room Monday to begin another season, the man normally greeting them at the door, Mike Crebbin, will be missing.

Small business workshops for Island County

  • Nov 17, 2013 at 7:00AM

During Nov. 18-24, the Island County Economic Development Council will sponsor free workshops covering business plans, resources, financing and insurance. EDC Director Ron Nelson will kick off the first workshop on Monday by talking about starting tools for writing a business plan, gathering information and what to do next.

Oak Harbor woman and father accused of evidence tampering in Mont.

  • Nov 17, 2013 at 8:00AM

An Oak Harbor woman and her father are accused of trying to conceal evidence after they ran over the body of a pedestrian who was hit and killed by a semi truck in Montana, according to court documents. Wryan V. Young, 31, and her father, Westley L. Young, 50, were both charged in Park County with tampering with physical evidence for allegedly washing blood and human remains off their truck at a car wash, according to Park County Attorney Brett Linneweber.

Surprising Oak Harbor finishes 6th at state | Volleyball

  • Nov 17, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Nov 19, 2013 at 11:47AM

Two weeks ago the Oak Harbor High School volleyball team was in eighth place in the Western Conference standings. Today it is the sixth best 3A team in the state of Washington.

Emerson absences ‘strain’ Island County commission

  • Nov 17, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Nov 18, 2013 at 8:34AM

When the Island County Board of Commissioners approved a moratorium on recreational marijuana this week, Commissioner Kelly Emerson said she would make herself available by phone to vote on the controversial issue. That phone call never came, and the action passed 2-0. Emerson, who represents Camano Island, has been increasingly absent or non-participatory at public meetings in recent months. Throughout her term, she has been criticized for her work ethic, has missed meetings, abstained from votes and simply remained silent.

Air Force recuits Wildcat sharpshooter

  • Nov 17, 2013 at 12:00PM

The Air Force is getting a new long range bomber. Oak Harbor High School senior Drew Washington agreed Wednesday, Nov. 13, to play basketball for the United States Air Force Academy.

Whidbey Island businesses among the Best of Western Washington

  • Nov 18, 2013 at 7:00AM

Several Whidbey Island businesses made their mark in KING-5’s Evening Magazine The Best of Western Washington awards. El Cazador Mexican Grill and Catina won Best Mexican in the Great Meals category, and owner Natasha Rodriguez said she couldn’t be happier. She attributed the success to all the customers who’ve supported the restaurant all these years. “Our long-time customers who are like family to us helped spread the word,” Natasha Rodriguez said.

Oak Harbor Windermere names branch manager

  • Nov 18, 2013 at 7:00AM

Oak Harbor Windermere branch hired Mike Tenore as its new manager. “I’m ecstatic to be able to join the Windermere team here in Oak Harbor,” said Tenore. “Their commitment to service and to the local community is nothing short of amazing. That coupled with my love of helping brokers deliver the best possible client experience makes us a perfect match.”

5 earn regional berths | RUFit

  • Nov 18, 2013 at 8:00AM updated Nov 19, 2013 at 11:05AM

Five Running Unlimited Fitness athletes qualified for the regional championships through their efforts at the Junior Olympic Association Cross Country Championships Saturday, Nov. 16, at Lower Woodland Park in Seattle.

Time for Emerson to put an end to fighting, lawsuits over permit | Editorial

  • Nov 18, 2013 at 8:00AM

Island County Commissioner Kelly Emerson has, for the second time in three years, filed a lawsuit against the county Planning Department concerning the same issue — the dispute over a building permit. It’s unfortunate that the fires of this seemingly endless debate are relit under the banner of righteousness. This long-drawn-out controversy began in 2010 during Emerson’s campaign to unseat former District No. 3 Democrat Commissioner John Dean. Word got out that Emerson and her husband, Kenneth, were building a deck at their Camano Island home without first obtaining a county permit.

Langley man pleads guilty to assault that resulted in brain injury

  • Nov 18, 2013 at 9:00AM

A 32-year-old man has pleaded guilty in an assault that left a well-known Oak Harbor youth football coach with a serious brain injury. Trevor J. Fleming, of Langley, pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court last week to assault in the third degree. As part of a plea bargain, both the prosecution and defense will recommend a three-month sentence at a Dec. 9 meeting.

Moratorium imposed on recreational businesses in Island County

  • Nov 18, 2013 at 9:00AM

A moratorium on new recreational marijuana businesses was passed Wednesday despite residents concerns that the action would put them strategically behind other counties. Commissioners Helen Price Johnson and Jill Johnson voted 2-0 to approve the six-month moratorium while they take additional public comment and review potential policies and ordinances. Commissioner Kelly Emerson was absent.

North Whidbey Fire gets fuel efficient wheels

  • Nov 18, 2013 at 9:00AM

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue has a new ride in town. The district bought four 2013 Toyota RAV4s as emergency medical response vehicles. So far, the district received one of the Toyotas, and will have the others within three weeks, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Chief Marv Koorn said. “The goal is to be more efficient and keep our costs down, and respond like we need to respond,” he said.

Oak Harbor man imprisoned for rape

  • Nov 18, 2013 at 10:00AM

An Oak Harbor man who raped an unconscious woman earlier this year was sentenced to prison. Mark E. Shawley, 44, pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court Aug. 30 to second-degree rape. Wednesday, Judge Alan Hancock handed him an indeterminate sentence of seven years to life in prison. Shawley will have to serve the minimum of seven years in prison, and then a special review board will decide if he should be released.

Morris 13th in state meet | Swimming

  • Nov 18, 2013 at 12:00PM updated Nov 19, 2013 at 11:06AM

Oak Harbor High School's Marissa Morris placed 13th in the 500-yard freestyle at the Washington State 3A swimming championships Saturday, Nov. 16, in Federal Way.

Cost in lost resources likely tremendous | Letters

  • Nov 19, 2013 at 7:00AM

Editor, I served as your county commissioner because I cared not just about today, but about the long-term future of our islands and their people. There is no future without crop-yielding farms, food and oxygen producing oceans and forests and clean and plentiful water.

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