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- Oct 28, 2013 at 10:47AM
The Oak Harbor youth football senior division team continued its undefeated season with a 33-8 thumping of Lakewood in the quarterfinals of North Cascade Youth Football League tournament Saturday, Oct. 26, at Fort Nugent Park.
- Oct 28, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Oct 29, 2013 at 8:18AM
Oak Harbor Middle School students had the opportunity to meet a former student turned successful author last week. “Remember this day, and keep it in your head for a long time because you might be the second OHMS author,” said Alice Mikos, an OHMS teacher librarian. Brittany Geragotelis returned to her former school on Oct. 18 to speak to students about becoming an author.
- Oct 28, 2013 at 10:07AM
Editor, Over the past year, I’ve come to know Lucas Yonkman well. After seeing Lucas’ exchange with the Oak Harbor City Council, wherein an attempt was made to disarm him, a law abiding, legal, concealed weapon carrier and trained army infantry veteran, I had a feeling there was more to come from him. I saw how he maintained his composure and acted with professionalism, poise, class and restraint. I quickly realized that this man had an opportunity to positively impact his community.
- Oct 28, 2013 at 10:09AM
Editor, I’ve been employed at Whidbey General Hospital for more than 20 years. If I’m a friend of Whidbey General Hospital, it’s not about passing the bond to keep my job. It’s about living and working here, and making Whidbey Island my home. Is it too much to hope that where we live and work also be one of the places to get great health care?
- Oct 28, 2013 at 10:28AM
Students and staff in the Oak Harbor School District are mourning the loss of a high school student who died Wednesday night. The student attended Oak Harbor High School.
- Oct 28, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 3:09PM
Oak Harbor's John Rodeheffer was the boys individual champion at the Western Conference 3A cross country championships at South Whidbey High School Saturday, Oct. 26.
- Oct 28, 2013 at 3:09PM
Big plays on both sides of the ball lifted the Oak Harbor Cougars of the midget division of the North Cascade Youth Football League to a 16-14 win over Anacortes in the quarterfinals of the league tournament Saturday, Oct. 26, at Fort Nugent Field.
- Oct 29, 2013 at 8:40AM
Everett High School's 1-0 win over visiting Oak Harbor in soccer not only snapped the Seagulls' eight-match losing streak but also ended the Wildcats' hopes of qualifying for the district tournament.
- Oct 29, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 1:54PM
The Oak Harbor High School swim team defeated Monroe 111-57 Monday, Oct. 28, finishing the regular season 9-2 and undefeated (4-0) against Western Conference 3A North division opponents.
- Oct 29, 2013 at 1:53PM
The Coupeville High School soccer team wrapped up its season with a pair of home losses.
- Oct 29, 2013 at 2:48PM
Walking around the parking lot, a pack of zombies made their way to Midway Boulevard, dragging their feet as they walked. “We look more like a family than we ever have,” Arianna Basoco said. More than 200 zombies walked their way down Midway Boulevard Saturday, Oct. 26. The level of participation took everyone by surprise. “We didn’t know what to expect,” said Kathy Reed, Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce executive director. “We’re well over our goal of a hundred people at this point.”
- Oct 30, 2013 at 3:00PM
The Take the Boo Out of SBA Loans event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 at Trader Village, Building B at 390 NE Midway Boulevard.
- Oct 31, 2013 at 8:37AM
Wildcat United won the middle school cross country league championship meet at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon Monday, Oct. 28.
- Oct 30, 2013 at 10:14AM
Editor, Let’s see if I have this right; The hospital wants us to loan it $50 million to upgrade the buildings when they are bleeding, pun intended, enormous amounts of money at at time when its revenue stream is up in the air due to Obamacare, Medicare cuts, Medicaid changes, reduced doctor and hospital reimbursements, massive increases in regulatory costs plus extra taxes on durable medical equipment?
- Oct 30, 2013 at 10:08AM
Editor, The ongoing clash between some Coupeville residents and Whidbey Island Naval Air Station supporters over jet noise is rooted in some very poor county planning decisions starting in the 1980s. Unfortunately, these decisions now leave a permanent footprint giving little hope that a satisfactory compromise appealing to both sides will ever be reached. One can thank the several Republican-led Commissions, mandated by the voters of Oak Harbor, for this mess.
- Oct 30, 2013 at 10:18AM
Editor, We need everyone’s support to continue to improve Whidbey General Hospital. That means we need to understand exactly what Whidbey General means to us. It means ambulances, EMTs, emergency department — the only one on the island for both Navy and civilians alike — clinics, doctors, nurses, technicians, labs, diagnostic imaging, education programs, birthing center, surgery, cardiac rehab, cancer care, physical therapy, hospice — pretty much all medical care on Whidbey Island is provided by your public hospital district.
- Oct 30, 2013 at 10:12AM
Editor, It appears Michael Monson is a bit upset again with the community of Oak Harbor trying to sustain itself. Yes, Jets=Jobs and jobs=tax revenue, jobs=freedom and jobs=democracy. Jets=protecting your rights. We can go on.
- Oct 31, 2013 at 9:00AM
From the maintenance and operation tax levy the North Whidbey Parks and Recreation board provides about $600 yearly for each participant of the North Whidbey Athletic Association youth and adult swim clubs to subsidize the cost of swim coaches, swim lane time and other team expenses. Most of these participants are from financially stable families who could pay the full cost of their NWAC participation.
- Oct 30, 2013 at 10:27AM
The Coupeville Chamber of Commerce announced this year’s Scarecrow Corridor winners. More than 20 businesses and groups participated in the annual event.
- Oct 30, 2013 at 12:16PM
Oak Harbor officials are considering selling cityowned property that is vacant and unused. Steve Bebee, operations manager for public works, recently presented City Council members with a list of 21 vacant properties during a workshop meeting. He recommended selling three of the properties, including two large parcels on Sleeper Road. Bebee and Mayor Scott Dudley said in interviews afterward that they would like to use the revenue from the possible sales to purchase other property inside the city.
- Oct 31, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Nov 1, 2013 at 9:56AM
Coupeville doubles partners Aaron Curtin and Ben Etzell earned a spot in the 1A state tennis tournament by placing third at quad-district Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Amy Yee Tennis Center in Seattle.
- Oct 30, 2013 at 10:38AM
With time running out on an eventful evening, it pained Lynne Tolson to have to put her foot down. But she couldn’t see Lenita Forster performing another round of stomping and clomping dressed as a scarecrow during a story reenactment, so she had to turn a small group of parents and children away. “I think we’re done for the night,” said Tolson, a kindergarten teacher at Oak Harbor Elementary School. “We’ve already done it four times and look at poor Mrs. Nita.”
- Oct 30, 2013 at 10:28AM
More activities are still going on in celebration of Halloween. The Downtown Merchants Association is holding its annual No Tricks, Safe Treats, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.
- Oct 30, 2013 at 11:58AM
The culture behind zombies is something Pam Karels said her family follows. From the old school zombie movies, to the hit AMC television series “The Walking Dead" on AMC, they love everything. “The Night of the Living Dead, the Walking Dead, dead, dead, dead,” Jaclynn Karels said.
- Oct 30, 2013 at 10:32AM
Melissa McCumber was promoted to branch manager for Whidbey Island Bank’s Oak Harbor Bayshore branch.