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Spring prep preview: Oak Harbor girls track

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:08AM

Unlike the Oak Harbor High School boys track team, the Wildcat girls return depth across the board this season.

Spring prep preview: Oak Harbor baseball

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 12:44PM

Although his team took a hit from graduation, Oak Harbor High School baseball coach Tyson VanDam believes his team can contend for the Western Conference 3A North pennant this spring.

Spring prep preview: Coupeville soccer

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:14AM

With a young team, this season should be one of "growth and experience" for the Coupeville High School soccer team, according to first-year coach Kyle Nelson.

Spring prep preview: Coupeville baseball

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:39AM

The Coupeville High School baseball team was the surprise team of the Cascade Conference last spring. No one will be shocked by the Wolves' success this season.

Spring prep preview: Oak Harbor softball

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:22AM

For the first time since 1998, the Oak Harbor High School softball team qualified for postseason in 2013. Now its up to a new coach and new talent to meet that goal this spring.

Spring prep preview: Coupeville track

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:06AM

Three talented female sprinters return to lead the Coupeville High School track team.

Spring prep preview: Oak Harbor boys track

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:11AM

The Oak Harbor High School boys track team lost a bevy of talent to graduation but the cupboard is not bare.

Spring prep preview: Oak Harbor soccer

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:18AM

The Oak Harbor High School soccer team returned to the playoffs last spring for only the second time since 1994. The Wildcats can return this season if they "win one game at a time," according to coach Brian Thompson.

Spring prep preview: Coupeville softball

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 9:19AM

The Coupeville High School softball team returns a solid nucleus of players, but how well the newcomers fill in the gaps will most likely determine the success of the season.

Week shines the spotlight on right to public information | In Our Opinion

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 10:34AM

Sunshine Week is upon us, and it’s a good time to recognize why newspapers do the job they do. Started in March 2005, Sunshine week this year is March 16-22. It’s the result of a national initiative aimed at promoting dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information.

Legislators should be holding ‘apology tour’

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 10:37AM

Editor, Our 10th District legislative delegation to Olympia, Barbara Bailey, Norma Smith and Dave Hayes, are starting their “victory lap” tour throughout the district on March 20. They will travel from site to site during a three-day period spiking the football at the feet of the hard-working men and women of the district and their families.

Farmers eye Ebey’s Reserve for pot

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Mar 18, 2014 at 2:19PM

Central Whidbey farmers say they want to be able to grow marijuana in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. “I grew up here and all I wanted to do was leave Whidbey Island,” said reserve farmer Josh Frank Harvey during Tuesday’s Island County Planning Commission meeting.

Renters’ votes control property owners’ taxes | Letter

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 10:36AM

Editor, On Wednesday, March 12, Rick Kiser spelled out exactly why Thomas Jefferson and many other founders of our country insisted that you had to own property in order to qualify to vote.

Wildcat open season with win | Soccer

  • Mar 17, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Mar 18, 2014 at 8:23AM

Displaying its depth, the Oak Harbor High School soccer team got the local spring season off to a positive start with a 1-0 win over Ferndale Saturday, March 15, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium.

Oak Harbor opens season with 1-stroke loss | Boys golf

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 8:22AM

Lake Stevens edged the Oak Harbor High School boys golf team by one stroke to win the season-opening, four-team match Monday, March 17, at the Whidbey Golf Club.

Wovles win season debut 4-3 | Tennis

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 8:47AM

Winning two singles matches and two doubles matches, the Coupeville High School tennis team nipped visiting Port Townsend/Chimacum 4-3 to take the season opener Monday, March 17.

Coupeville begins season with comeback win | Baseball

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 9:09AM

Good teams overcome in-game problems by taking advantage of opportunities. Such was the case for the Coupeville High School baseball team in its 8-4 win at South Whidbey Monday, March 17, in the season and conference opener.

Whidbey lucky to have great rehab facility | Letter

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the rehab unit staff at Careage of Whidbey. Recently my mother was fortunate enough to receive care there following hip replacement surgery. The nurses and therapists exhibited kindness and compassion along with a much needed dose of humor throughout my mother’s recovery.

Use art, scripture, music to heighten Lenten experience | Faithful Living

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

On Tuesday the frogs began singing in our pond and a chorus of birds, just returned to our island, began calling out to each others from nearby trees. I’m still grabbing my jacket on my way out the door, but the bright sun and blue skies all remind me that the season is changing and spring is arriving on Whidbey Island. A trip to my garden clearly reveals what is needed after months of wind and rain and relative darkness: It’s time to clear out the debris and prepare the soil for planting.

Meeting change raises Island County commissioner’s ire

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

Island County Commis-sioner Jill Johnson voiced her displeasure when she learned that Oak Harbor’s public meeting about the county fairground project was postponed. “For the record, I think that’s not OK,” Johnson said. The issue was raised during Monday’s meeting after Johnson was announcing the meeting to the public, but was corrected by Commissioner Helen Price Johnson.

Donations sought for annual survivor reunion | Letter

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, My name Is Cecil Calavan. I am a survivor of the USS Utah and president of the USS Utah Survivors Association. It is my job to keep alive the memory of those killed and still serving on board that wonderful old battleship, which was sunk by the Japanese on Dec. 7, 1941 in that horrendous attack on Pearl Harbor.

Aircraft from NAS Whidbey aid in search for missing airliner

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 12:53PM

A crew from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station is helping in the search for the missing Malaysian airliner as the mystery into its disappearance deepens. A P-3C Orion patrol craft from Maritime Patrol Squadron 46, based at NAS Whidbey, departed from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, on Sunday to aid in the massive search effort that moved into the Indian Ocean this week.

Pilot error blamed in Navy EA-6B crash; Squadron revising training program

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:22PM

A Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Prowler squadron is changing its aviation training program in the wake of news that “pilot error” was responsible for the March Prowler crash in Eastern Washington. Three Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 crewmembers who died in the March 11 EA-6B Prowler crash were the pilot, Lt. Valerie Delaney, 26; flight officer, Lt. William Brown McIlvaine III, 24; and instructor, Lt. Cmdr. Alan Patterson, 34.

Oak Harbor woman with cancer shown support through flash mob dance

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Mar 20, 2014 at 11:21AM

Christine Eborda walked out of Albertson’s grocery store to a big pink surprise Saturday afternoon. The Oak Harbor resident, who was diagnosed in November with stage IV cancer, was treated to a flash mob performance to Pharrell’s “Happy.”

Signed football secures $5,000 for Boys & Girls Club

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Mar 21, 2014 at 2:04PM

The trickle-down effect of the Seattle Seahawks winning the Super Bowl is being felt at the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor. A bidder paid $5,000 to secure the football that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson signed and wrote a personal message for the “Bids for Kids Dinner & Auction” Saturday night at the Roller Barn in Oak Harbor.

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