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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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.
- Mar 20, 2014 at 10:00AM
Oak Harbor and Bellingham fought to a 0-0 tie in soccer Tuesday, March 18, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium.
- Mar 20, 2014 at 9:12AM
Mount Vernon scored 11 unearned runs on the way to defeating the host Oak Harbor High School softball team 14-2 in five innings Tuesday, March 18.
- Mar 20, 2014 at 9:38AM
Taking down its long-time rivals, the Coupeville High School tennis team slipped by visiting Friday Harbor 3-2 Tuesday, March 18.
- Mar 20, 2014 at 9:46AM
The Oak Harbor High School tennis season started with a win as the Wildcats slipped by visiting Arlington 4-3 Tuesday, March 18.
- Mar 20, 2014 at 9:21AM
Oak Harbor's Joanna Leete earned medalist honors and Kamiak took the team title in the girls golf Oak Harbor Shootout at Whidbey Golf Club Tuesday, March 18.
- Mar 19, 2014 at 2:53PM
Navy leaders say they want to purchase additional EA-18G Growlers and increase the size of their electronic attack squadrons. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert told federal lawmakers March 12 that he sees a “growing Growler need,” according to aviation industry website FlightGlobal.
- Mar 20, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 1:10PM
After the Oak Harbor High School baseball team frustrated Arlington over five innings, the Eagles finally broke through to win 2-1 Tuesday, March 18, on the Wildcats' diamond.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 11:06AM
It wasn’t the boulder that so many dignitaries had kissed over the decades at a location not far away. But it was a large stone all the same, and Helen Chatfield-Weeks laid a long, intimate smooch on it.
- Mar 20, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 1:08PM
Abraham Leyva scored two goals and keeper Joel Walstad and the Coupeville defense shutout visiting Friday Harbor 3-0 Tuesday, March 18.
- Mar 20, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Mar 21, 2014 at 12:47PM
Paul and Sue Bixby of Oak Harbor, Wash., are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on March 31, 2014.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 10:38AM
Oak Harbor's two-run rally in the seventh inning came up one run short as the Wildcat baseball team fell 3-2 at Bellingham Thursday, March 20.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 10:24AM
The Oak Harbor High School tennis team won its second straight 4-3 match to open the season, defeating visiting Burlington-Edison Thursday, March 20.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 10:48AM
It was worth the wait. After rain wiped out the first two Coupeville High School softball games, the Wolves finally got to play, defeating rival South Whidbey 6-3 in Coupeville.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 11:17AM
Getting a boost from an unexpected source, the Oak Harbor High School girls golf team won a three-team match Thursday, March 20, at the Whidbey Golf Course.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 11:09AM
An Oak Harbor robbery victim ended up hiding in a ditch after an unusual encounter March 2, according to court documents. Jaquan R. Wilson, 26, the alleged would-be robber, was charged in Island County Superior Court March 5 with attempted robbery in the second degree.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 11:06AM
The Coupeville High School baseball team defeated South Whidbey for the second time this week, topping the Falcons 6-1 at Robert Sherman Field Thursday, March 20.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 1:16PM
At 12:23 a.m., a caller reported that a man outside of Walmart was “blatantly” smoking marijuana.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 11:24AM
Sometimes, the smallest things can bring out the biggest smiles. Such as when Sheryl Dunn places a small sign on her desk every January. The sign announces that Gardner Orthodontics is looking to buy Girl Scout cookies. Lots of them.
- Mar 21, 2014 at 12:27PM
The Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school track teams received a taste of competition in the Whidbey Island Jamboree at Wildcat Memorial Stadium Thursday, March 20.