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Navy wants to add 22 Growlers to fleet

  • 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.

Arlington scores late to tip Wildcats | Baseball

  • 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.

New Blarney Stone, same Irish tradition in Oak Harbor

  • 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.

Wolves blank Friday Harbor | Soccer

  • 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.

Don’t be a Chicken Little over jet noise | Letter

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 4:55PM

Editor, There once was a chicken named Chicken Little who, when an acorn fell on its head, thought the sky was falling. Chicken Little ran around convincing many people that the “sky is falling, the sky is falling.” Many of the farm animals all ran around in a tizzy yelling “the sky is falling, the sky is falling.” They ran to find the king and tell the king the sky is falling.

Olympic View Elementary School students get hands-on lesson for Arbor Day

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 4:46PM

In observance of Arbor day last Wednesday, at least one tree was planted in Oak Harbor. Olympic View Elementary School planted a new, ornamental cherry tree on campus, thanks in part to the efforts of three kindergarten classes. Earlier in the school year, the classes were taught a tree-themed education unit, studying local coniferous and deciduous trees.

Vaccination is not a cause of autism | Letter

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 10:22AM

Editor, Large outbreaks of measles currently being reported in California, British Columbia and New York are already raising concerns as people travel and spread cases. Whatcom County, the San Jaun Islands and Seattle are currently reporting cases.

Men’s Chorus was a great success | Letter

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 10:23AM

Editor, What a privilege to have the Seattle Men’s Chorus return to Whidbey Island to perform a benefit concert for Citizens Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse, or CADA.

Island responds to a growing need for food

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 10:28AM

Those struggling financially on the island can find a free meal or groceries almost every day of the week on Whidbey Island.

Programs highlight sex-assault issues

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 10:30AM

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Whidbey General Hospital and Citizens Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse are presenting a series of programs to highlight the problem of sexual assault in the community and discuss resources available for those impacted by it.

Still smokin’: Drag racer finds at 63, there’s still plenty of gas left in his tank

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 10:41AM

Mike Smith recently moved from San Diego, Calif. to Oak Harbor, bringing with him his passion for drag racing.

Oak Harbor couple celebrates 70th anniversary

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Mar 21, 2013 at 12:47PM

Paul and Sue Bixby of Oak Harbor, Wash., are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on March 31, 2014.

New programs raise debate over ‘Housing First’ model

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 1:00PM

Those working closely with the island’s growing homeless population offer a resounding “yes” when asked if the island needs a homeless shelter. They will also tell you that Whidbey Island will likely never have one. And that is forcing the county to think outside the box.

Mountain brings back memories of father’s gift | Faithful Living

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 1:33PM

I spent all day Thursday in Seattle, visiting my daughter who teaches third grade at Queen Anne Elementary. Mount Rainier stood watch over the city with stunning strength and beauty, owning the landscape.

Fairgrounds plan revenue forecast a steep climb

  • Apr 13, 2014 at 9:59AM

Financed by non-voter-issued bonds and a fundraising foundation, the plan would see the 12.8-acre property go from a rustic, authentic, rural look to one of modern design and updated utilities with 15 fewer standing structures.

Oak Harbor rally falls short | Baseball

  • 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.

Oak Harbor tames Tigers | Tennis

  • 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.

Coupeville stops South Whidbey | Softball

  • 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.

Oak Harbor wins 3-team match | Girls golf

  • 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.

Oak Harbor man hides in ditch to escape robber

  • 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.

Wolves sink South Whidbey again | Baseball

  • 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.

Man 'blatantly' smoking marijuana | Island Scanner

  • 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.

Oak Harbor orthodontist's sweet tooth benefits Girl Scout troop

  • 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.

Oak Harbor, Coupeville open season with Island Jamboree | Track

  • 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.

Chargers complete sweep | Baseball

  • Apr 14, 2014 at 8:04AM

Lack of offense burned the Oak Harbor High School baseball team once again as it fell 3-1 at Marysville Getchell Friday, April 11.

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