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- Mar 15, 2014 at 4:00PM
After downing a cup of beef and barley soup, a mixed-greens salad, a pair of bread sticks and two glasses of iced tea, Helen Chatfield-Weeks was in the mood to demonstrate an Irish jig. She stood and danced on a recent afternoon at Angelo’s Caffe in downtown Oak Harbor, spinning, stopping to pose and belting out laughs while following only the sounds of her own “da, da, da” rendition.
- Mar 16, 2014 at 4:00PM
A formerly prominent Oak Harbor attorney could face many years behind bars if convicted on charges that include theft and money laundering. Douglas Saar, 40, formerly of the Law Office of Skinner and Saar, is accused of stealing from estates he represented, shifting money around in accounts to hide the thefts and using stolen funds to pay for a limousine ride and a Hawaiian vacation, according to the police report.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 9:03AM
Last spring the Oak Harbor High School tennis team returned only two letter winners, and, as expected, the young team struggled through a two-win season. This year, nine letter winners are back, and coach Horace Mells expects the win total to jump dramatically.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 8:59AM
The Coupeville High School tennis program, under the direction of Ken Stange, is a consistent winner, and this year plenty of talent returns to plug any holes left by graduation.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 8:56AM
After finishing second in the Western Conference and district tournaments last year, the Oak Harbor High School girls golf team returns enough firepower to boost itself into the top spot this time around.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 8:46AM
Coupeville High School junior Christine Fields will go it alone on the golf course this year.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Mar 18, 2014 at 8:23AM
Though the Oak Harbor High School boys golf team returns four players with extensive varsity experience, it is still young.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mar 17, 2014 at 9:06AM
Three talented female sprinters return to lead the Coupeville High School track team.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.