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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.