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Hello, is Jimmy Carter there? | Island Scanner

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:41PM

At 12:51 p.m. Saturday, March 22, a caller reported that he’s trying to contact ex-president Jimmy Carter. He believes Carter used to live in the Coupeville area and he needs to get an emergency message to him. The caller said he’s “almost a relative.”

Hoping that Dudley is a one-term mayor | Letter

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 3:15PM

It is encouraging to read the previous letters to the editor that are expressing outrage over the cutting down of the Garry Oak in front of the post office. I strongly hope that the actions by Mayor Scott Dudley are remembered and that we citizens can make sure that we are only going to be subjected to one term from this arrogant politician.

Whose great idea was discriminatory bill? | Letter

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 3:13PM

Editor, State Sen. Barbara Bailey recently co-sponsored Senate Bill 5927, which would allow individuals and businesses to ignore anti-discrimination laws and refuse to serve certain individuals by just stating the action would offend the person’s religious beliefs.

Retirees face tough choices in wake of Naval Hospital policy change

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 11:44AM

Frank Hardy says he probably will never return to the Oak Harbor Naval Hospital for medical care. After what he claims was a botched 2009 surgery at the hospital, Hardy said he didn’t wake up. Hardy said he was sent to Skagit Valley Medical Center for post-op and follow-up care.

Big screen extra stars in Whidbey Playhouse's '1776'

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

Fernando Duran started living a dream in 2013. And he hopes it’s only the start of bigger things to come. Duran, a 31-year-old actor from Oak Harbor, got small parts in four feature films shot in the Puget Sound area last year.

Decision to cut tree wasn't easy, but it was the right call | Sound Off

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

I wanted to respond to the editorial opinion in the March 26 edition. You stated that I have “little to no regard for public opinion, nor the spirit of open government.” That could not be farther from the truth. I ran for the office of mayor with a focus on public safety, economic development and increasing government transparency.

Football signed by Russell Wilson going to good cause | Publisher's Column

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 3:08PM

All too often, you hear about the professional athlete who runs afoul of the law, or who comes off as kind of a jerk. And then you hear about a great athlete who’s also a great guy — someone like Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Reclaiming nine years of ‘missing’ newspaper history | Publisher's column

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 12:00PM

Somewhere in time, history got a little lost. Nine years, to be exact. But now it is found. While researching past editions of the Whidbey News-Times for an upcoming column, I made a discovery related to the newspaper’s founding.

Sickly seagull vomits all over parking lot | Island Scanner

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 12:00PM

Oak Harbor Police The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 At 10:59 a.m., a caller on Southeast City Beach Street reported the “mayor and other city officials committed a crime. They cut down the old oak tree that belongs to the public on Sunday and something needs to be done about it. They were well outside their authority.” At 5:27 p.m., a caller reported that a man was hiding in the bushes near an assisted living complex on Southwest Kimball Drive.

Why not cut down the rest of the oaks? | Letter

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, How ignorant can one man be? I can’t express kindly how I feel about this slaughter of the innocent, generous and patient old oak. I want to scream, “Why not cut down all the oak trees of Oak Harbor? Cut them all down, every one of them, from the parks to the right-of-ways. “Every one (of them) is a liability to the city power elite.”

Rumors of settlement offer swirl around Wonn Road dispute

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 2:27PM

Nearly one year after Island County filed a civil lawsuit against a Greenbank property owner over a wall constructed at the end of Wonn Road, a settlement offer may be on the table. Rumors have swirled in recent weeks that Bruce Montgomery, the homeowner at the center of the property dispute, has offered the county $100,000 to end legal proceedings. He declined to discuss any current settlement offer in an interview Thursday, but Montgomery did say that’s the amount he believes it will cost him to continue duking it out in court with county lawyers, and that he’d rather the money be spent on another property for public use.

North Whidbey dog breeder denies puppy mill charges

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 10:27AM

A North Whidbey dog breeder asserts that he is not running a puppy mill, despite continuing legal troubles. “It’s not even close,” Matthew Hernkind said, adding that the allegations against him are largely based on misunderstandings.

Councilman: Meeting about oak tree should have been public

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 2:00PM

Speaker after speaker made it known they weren’t happy with the surreptitious manner in which city leaders chopped down the landmark Garry oak tree at the Oak Harbor Post Office. Anger was vented during Tuesday night’s council meeting, but the citizens also learned about the background of the decision to chop the 330-year-old tree through a comprehensive presentation by city staff and a consulting arborist.

Langley bakery partnership helps feed those in need

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 3:03PM

At 11 p.m. when most people are asleep, Kelly Baugh is grinding fresh red wheat and starting a large batch of bread. Baugh bakes her bread at Living Green Bakery & Cafe on Second Street in Langley.

Start calling it the ‘City of Harbor’ | Letter

  • Apr 6, 2014 at 3:00PM

Editor, The time has come to change the town’s name to just “Harbor” since the Oak has been removed. Barb Bland Oak Harbor

Shocked the Loganberry Festival is cancelled this year

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 3:15PM

I am shocked and distressed at the cancellation of the Loganberry Festival at Greenbank Farms. This is my first year in Oak Harbor, and the best event I attended was the wonderful Loganberry Festival with its homemade, homegrown foods from local venders, local equine competitions, local art and wonderful local country bands.

Letter: Property value, taxes don't come out in the wash

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 3:12PM

I would like to thank the liberals, the tree huggers and the low-to-no information voters for raising my property taxes 18 percent this year. Like it’s been said, with friends like that, who needs enemies.

'Debbie' acts out after B-movie | Island Scanner

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 3:55PM

Island County Sheriff's Office Thursday, March 6 At 8:18 a.m., an Admirals Drive resident reported receiving a fraudulent email stating that the home was foreclosed and the residents needed to vacate immediately. At 2:37 p.m., a case of indecent exposure was reported on Mount Baker Circle. At 7:48 p.m., a stolen U-Haul truck was reported at Deception Pass Bridge. At 7:57 p.m., a Race Road resident reported a possible prowler in a detached garage on Race Road.

Murphy completes sweep of Wolves | Baseball

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 8:08AM

The Coupeville High School baseball team entered the season with hopes of winning the Cascade Conference crown. Defending champion Archbishop Murphy squashed those dreams by sweeping a three-game series from the Wolves last week, including an 11-0 drubbing Friday, April 4, in Everett.

Mistakes lead to loss at Marysville | Baseball

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 9:00AM

The Oak Harbor High School baseball team committed five errors to help host Marysville-Pilchuck complete a sweep of their three-game series with a 4-2 win Friday, April 4.

Official Seahawks booster club kicks off on Whidbey

  • Mar 15, 2014 at 10:00AM

After taking the pulse of Seattle Seahawks fans across Whidbey Island during the NFL postseason, Kory Dyer was encouraged by the healthy support. The support was so strong he decided to take the necessary steps to make Whidbey Island part of the Seahawks’ official booster club.

Speak up on behalf of marine mammals | Letter

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 10:00AM

For years scientists have wondered why whales, for no apparent reason, would choose to cast themselves out of the water to die of dehydration on some beach. Now we know. They were trying to escape from the tortuous noise of our war machines. Not just explosives, but “active sonar,” used in antisubmarine warfare and to map the ocean floor.

Wolves win in another 2-1 match | Soccer

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 10:00AM

Scores of 2-1 are becoming a habit for the Coupeville High School soccer team, and that's fine with coach Kyle Nelson as long as the "2" is on the Wolves' side of the scoreboard.

Whidbey sailor rescues man from Jeep fire

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Apr 7, 2013 at 11:18AM

A sailor from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station became a hero Saturday when he helped pull people from a burning vehicle near Salem, Ore. Nickolas Kingston was returning from a visit with family in his hometown of Forest Grove when he spotted the burning Jeep and pulled over.

Paying it forward: Woman’s gesture gives Island County museum visitors a free month

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 11:21AM

It’s usually wise to be prepared for just about anything when April Fool’s Day comes around. Rick Castellano admitted he had his guard down when Jackie Feusier approached the front desk of the Island County Historical Museum Tuesday, April 1, as he was waiting for another wave of visiting school children to arrive for a tour. “She said, ‘It’s my birthday tomorrow and I’d like to sponsor admission for a month as a birthday present to myself,’” said Castellano, the museum’s director. “I said, ‘OK. ... Happy birthday!’”

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