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- Mar 31, 2014 at 9:22AM
South Whidbey collected more chances but the Coupeville High School soccer team collected more points in a 2-1 win over the rival Falcons Friday, March 28, at Mickey Clark Field.
- Mar 31, 2014 at 11:41AM
Alleged theft and money laundering by a former Oak Harbor attorney resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars for Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation, according to the president of the nonprofit group’s board. Douglas Saar, 40, formerly of the Law Office of Skinner and Saar, is accused of stealing from estates he represented, including one that named Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation, commonly known as WAIF, as the sole beneficiary.
- Mar 31, 2014 at 11:00AM
Jason Shevenko used his arm and bat to help Mountlake Terrace top the visiting Oak Harbor High School baseball team 4-1 Friday, March 28.
- Mar 31, 2014 at 12:00PM
It was emotionally charged and rugged at times, but the Oak Harbor High School soccer team slipped by Everett 2-1 in overtime at Wildcat Memorial Stadium Friday, March 28.
- Mar 31, 2014 at 12:00PM
Life is slowly returning to normal in Cassandra Woodcock’s home. No more hum of a sewing machine in the wee hours of the morning. Her husband Matthew can finally get a good night’s sleep. “There were times when she was just getting to bed and I was just getting up,” he said. In charge of costuming for the Whidbey Playhouse musical, “1776,” Woodcock and her wardrobe team had their work cut out for them to create outfits that would pass for the American Revolution period.
- Mar 31, 2014 at 7:00PM
Burlington-Edison scored six unearned runs with two outs in the first inning to set the tone for a 16-8 win over the host Oak Harbor High School softball team Saturday, March 29.
- Apr 1, 2014 at 8:29AM
Errors hurt the Oak Harbor High School softball team again as it fell 9-5 at Marysville Getchell Monday, March 31.
- Apr 1, 2014 at 10:00AM
Stanwood took the early lead in the Wesco North soccer race with a 2-0 win over visiting Oak Harbor Monday, March 31.
- Apr 1, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 3:16PM
Island County planning commissioners heard the concerns of farmers of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve and removed restrictions on recreational marijuana operations in that area. “After we heard the testimony of folks who have lived there for years, we were all pretty well convinced,” said planning commissioner Scott Yonkman this week. “Placing restrictions in the reserve didn’t fit as we first thought it might.”
- Apr 1, 2014 at 11:00AM
Lakewood hit a home run in each of the first three innings to power its way to 9-1 softball win over Coupeville High School Monday, March 31.
- Apr 1, 2014 at 12:00PM
The Archbishop Murphy baseball team cashed in on its opportunities and Coupeville didn't in the Wildcats' 5-1 win Monday, March 31, in Everett.
- Apr 2, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 3:20PM
It’s been 17 years since Oak Harbor lost its small-town innocence. Seventeen years ago this month, a 7-year-old girl named Deborah Palmer disappeared while walking a few blocks to Oak Harbor Elementary School. Following a massive search effort, her body was found five days later in the surf at a Strawberry Point beach.
- Apr 2, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Apr 3, 2014 at 1:12PM
A woman accused of tattooing a man by force and her alleged partner in crime were recently sentenced to jail, according to the Island County Prosecutor’s Office. Neither, however, was convicted of the alleged ink-related incident. Ashley E. Firth, 33, was smiling in court last week as she pleaded guilty to assault in the fourth degree and violation of a court order, a domestic violence crime.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 9:39AM
Lakewood squeaked out a 2-1 win over the Coupeville High School soccer team Tuesday, April 1, in Arlington.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 9:29AM
To the Oak Harbor High School softball team, this was a cruel April Fool's joke.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 11:00AM
Granite Falls upped its Cascade Conference record to 6-0 by defeating the host Coupeville High School softball team 12-3 Wednesday, April 2.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 1:00PM
To say the Marysville-Pilchuck High School pitching staff is loaded is an understatement. Just ask the Oak Harbor High School baseball team.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 2:00PM
The road to the Cascade Conference baseball pennant goes through Archbishop Murphy, and Coupeville is finding the path full of pot holes.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 4:28PM
Despite the wind and rain early Saturday, Terry Ann Gallagher went out to the stump of the 330-year-old Garry oak that was cut down last week to pay her respects. Gallagher tacked to the stump a photograph of the tree she had taken years ago.
- Apr 3, 2014 at 4:29PM
The feeling of loss over the lives taken in the Oso landslide hit home on Whidbey Island. And residents on the island are rallying to help. A benefit concert is planned for Friday night, April 4, at the Roller Barn in Oak Harbor to help Seth Jefferds, an Oso resident who lost his wife and granddaughter during the March 22 mudslide.
- Apr 4, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:41PM
At 12:51 p.m. Saturday, March 22, a caller reported that he’s trying to contact ex-president Jimmy Carter. He believes Carter used to live in the Coupeville area and he needs to get an emergency message to him. The caller said he’s “almost a relative.”
- Apr 4, 2014 at 12:07PM
The Fantastics were fantastic at the Sno-Isle Reading Challenge’s Final Challenge on Wednesday. After winning a challenge to be the top-ranked team from Oak Harbor Elementary School, the third-graders who make up The Fantastics went on to the semi-finals against Coupeville Elementary to win with a perfect score, making them the winning team from Whidbey Island.
- Apr 4, 2014 at 12:21PM
Why should anyone be concerned about their government leaders meeting behind closed doors? According to Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley, even the potential that someone “might” sue the city is reason enough to call an executive session. Using that litmus test, virtually any city action should be taken in secret if it could possibly perhaps maybe cause someone litigious to consider suing the city.
- Apr 4, 2014 at 12:03PM
Oak Harbor High School’s robotics team advanced to the semifinals during the FIRST Robotics Challenge in Ellensburg last weekend. FIRST, an acronym meaning “For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,” held a regional competition at Central Washington University for 35 robotics teams from Washington state and Oregon.
- Apr 4, 2014 at 3:13PM
Editor, State Sen. Barbara Bailey recently co-sponsored Senate Bill 5927, which would allow individuals and businesses to ignore anti-discrimination laws and refuse to serve certain individuals by just stating the action would offend the person’s religious beliefs.