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Serving up hope: Spin Cafe offers place to eat, chat for those in need in Island County

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 10:29AM

Scott Sayre lifts a spoon from a steaming pot of potato, broccoli and bacon soup, takes a sip and senses something isn’t right. “You can taste the bacon,” Sayre said. “Let’s put a little more broccoli in there.” Sayre was one of six volunteers busy preparing meals in the kitchen of the Oak Harbor First United Methodist Church Thursday. Sachie Sutterluey and Hidemi Dettman stood side by side, chopping broccoli and mixing raisins for broccoli salad.

Commissary cuts unlikely to alter shopping habits in Oak Harbor

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 10:15AM

Imminent cuts to commissary discounts likely won’t change military families’ spending habits because other local grocers are already competitive, say some North Whidbey residents. Stephanie Decker, whose husband is in the Navy, said she already shops at other grocery stores for good deals.

Now’s Time to offer opinions on county fair | Letter

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 10:23AM

Area Fair what you think of the fair and its future. Go to and share your opinion.

20 prep athletes earn all-league honors

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 9:08AM

Fifteen Oak Harbor and five Coupeville athletes received recognition when their respective conferences announced the all-league teams this week.

Oak Harbor digs up plans for abandoned pools

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 10:15AM

The irony isn’t intentional. Archaeologists are digging pits all over the parking lot behind the Whidbey Island Bank on Pioneer Way as city officials pray that they don’t find bones, fossils or anything that might waylay the project. At the same time, the city hopes to buy fake fossils and place them under sand in a wading pool located just feet away from the site so that kids can play archaeologist in a giant sandbox.

Wildcats 3rd in first Wesco meet | Boys golf

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 8:20AM

The Oak Harbor High School boys golf team finished in the middle of the pack of the first Wesco North regular season meet Thursday, March 27, at Everett's Legion Golf Course.

Spartans stop Wildcat winning streak | Tennis

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 9:36AM

Stanwood, the preseason favorite to win the Wesco North in tennis, handed visiting Oak Harbor High School its first loss in four matches 5-2 Thursday, March 27.

Whidbey Island lawyer turns attention to premium cigars

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

After 25 years of defending clients in a court of law, Tom Pacher’s body and mind needed a break. One day, he turned to his wife and suggested an idea that was literally right before his eyes. Why not open a cigar shop?

Oak Harbor officials seek to close well that trapped a deer

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

Oak Harbor city officials are trying to arrange to have an unused well next to a mobile home park permanently sealed after a dead deer was found moldering in its watery depths. A resident called police March 11 to report that the dead animal was inside a partially uncovered well next to the Evergreen Mobile Home Park on Goldie Road.

Cedarcrest rallies by Wolves | Softball

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 11:00AM

Cedcarcrest rallied for three runs in the seventh inning to slip by the host Coupeville High School softball team 4-3 Thursday, March 27.

Wolves pick up 5 wins | Track

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 9:37AM

Coupeville registered five individual firsts and Lakewood won the team titles at a four-team track meet at Sultan High School Thursday, March 27.

Wildcats 2nd in 3-team meet | Track

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Oak Harbor High School boys and girls track teams both placed second in the first regular season meet Thursday, March 27, in Stanwood.

Oak Harbor motor home destroyed in fire

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 12:40PM

Nobody was injured in a motor home fire on Northwest Lateen Street in Oak Harbor on Monday. According to Oak Harbor Fire Chief Ray Merrill, the fire was first noticed by an occupant in the motor home, who smelled smoke.

Time will tell on Gov. Inslee's next political moves | Guest Column

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 12:47PM

No one could be happier to see state lawmakers wrap up and head home than Gov. Jay Inslee. They departed and won’t return until January, 2015.

Oak Harbor city leaders must be held accountable for tree | Letter

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 12:50PM

The City of Oak Harbor slayed its oldest living citizen this past Sunday. Without announcement or public comment, the mayor and his cronies cut down the 400-year-old Garry oak tree in front of the post office. I personally inspected the carnage of the tree and found it structurally uncompromised. Sure, it had a small area of hollow heart and a fungal condition, but it would likely have survived this way beyond our time, our children’s time and generations beyond that.

Leete, reserves help Oak Harbor win | Girls golf

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 1:00PM

With a medalist round by Joanna Leete and some help from the junior varsity squad, the Oak Harbor High School girls golf team defeated Stanwood and host Marysville-Pilchuck at the Cedarcrest Golf Course Thursday, March 27.

Broad View fifth grader headed to National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 1:05PM

It didn’t matter to Elisabeth Ince that she was a young competitor up against several older students. It didn’t bother her that she was on a big stage with so much at stake.

Wolves overwhelm Concrete | Baseball

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 2:00PM

Playing an outstanding all-around game, the Coupeville High School baseball team crushed host Concrete 13-0 in five innings Thursday, March 27.

Oak Harbor stops Storm for 1st wiin | Softball

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 3:00PM

Checking into the win column for the first time this spring, the Oak Harbor High School softball team dumped visiting Squalicum 13-8 Thursday, March 27.

Is secret meeting the ‘sound of freedom’ | Letter

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 4:05PM

When Mayor Dudley and his minions met in secret executive session to plot the cutting of the signature 330-year-old oak tree at the Oak Harbor Post Office, they violated the Washington Open Public Meetings Act. Claiming that it was to avoid litigation is a transparent ruse that will never stand up in court. In fact, it has only made litigation more likely. Much more likely.

Prep athletes receive letters, awards

  • Mar 6, 2014 at 9:21AM

Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school winter athletes received varsity letters and awards recently. Here is a list of the recipients:

Oak Harbor Elementary Fantastic's answer reading challenge

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 9:00AM

Of all the work that went into getting her third graders ready for an island-wide reading competition last week, there was one thing Glenda Jackson didn’t count on. The butterflies in her stomach.

Don't listen to claims of the anti-OLF group | Letter

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 9:00AM

The so-called Citizens of Ebey Reserve, or COER, has been trying to drum up support in Port Townsend, Langley and the San Juan Islands in their scheme to close Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and eliminate more than 50 percent of the county’s jobs, businesses, property value and tax revenue.

County meeting turns into scold-fest

  • Mar 6, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Mar 7, 2013 at 2:44PM

For publicly reprimanding Treasurer Ana Maria Nunez Monday, Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson drew fire from her fellow commissioners. Commissioners scolded Johnson, saying she acted unprofessionally and made a “spectacular display” of the issue.

Sen. Bailey should be honest about ALEC affiliation | Letter

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 9:00AM

Sen. Barbara Bailey finally admitted what has been suspected for years — she is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council. This past weekend, during two of the town hall meetings sponsored by the three state legislators from our district, Bailey first admitted that she is a member of ALEC at the Mount Vernon meeting. After realizing what she had admitted, decided to be less than candid during the afternoon Oak Harbor meeting, during which she said that she “doesn’t know if she is still a member of ALEC or not.”

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