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- Apr 11, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 1:02PM
Paced by medalist Mac Kerfoot, the Oak Harbor High School boys golf team took first in a four-team meet at Jackson Park Golf Course in North Seattle Thursday, April 10.
- Apr 11, 2014 at 9:48AM
The Oak Harbor and Shorewood High School track teams split a pair of close meets Thursday, April 10, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium.
- Apr 10, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Apr 11, 2013 at 1:15PM
Dane Rauschenberg’s biggest rush used to be imagining himself as a counter-terrorism officer for the CIA. It’s a dream he chased most of his life and kept in his sights as he embarked on a new pursuit as a long-distance runner.
- Mar 19, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Mar 20, 2013 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, 2013 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.
- Apr 11, 2014 at 3:49PM
Measles is continuing to spread in Washington state as cases in San Juan County have spread to a Kitsap County resident.
- Apr 11, 2014 at 4:00PM updated at 10:01PM
The normally docile Oak Harbor Arts Commission meeting might be especially lively Monday night. A local artist has been distributing fliers to encourage people to attend the meeting and discuss what to do with the wood from the post office Garry oak tree, which the city recently cut down. The arts commission is tasked with coming up with ideas for making something from the wood to commemorate the ancient tree.
- Apr 11, 2014 at 4:28PM
A Greenbank man will serve time in prison for driving while intoxicated, causing an injury accident on South Whidbey and then fleeing the scene last year. Brian Shelley, 42, is appealing a separate DUI conviction from Island County District Court, according to court documents.
- Apr 11, 2014 at 4:27PM
The public will be able to comment on the county’s new recreational marijuana ordinance this month. A public hearing is set for 10:15 a.m. Monday, April 21, in the Board of County Commissioners Hearing Room in Coupeville. A second opportunity for public input will be available later that night at 6 p.m. The county developed the ordinance in response to the state’s passing of Initiative 502, which legalized recreational marijuana. The county put a six-month moratorium in place in November while they researched and developed the regulations.
- Apr 11, 2014 at 4:04PM
The Whidbey Island Marathon has gained popularity by leaps and bounds, which means residents can expect a whole lot of steely-legged runners crisscrossing the island this Sunday. Organizers are cautioning drivers to take it slow this weekend and avoid certain areas, if possible. Oak Harbor resident Tamra Sipes, organizer of the event, said it would be wise to avoid Deception Pass Bridge on Sunday morning. The bridge will be closed from 7:10 a.m. for the 7:15 a.m. start of the full marathon. The bridge reopens to traffic at approximately 7:45 a.m.
- Apr 12, 2014 at 7:00AM
Opponents of a $10.12 million, 10-year plan to change the Island County Fairgrounds got what they wanted — a slower, more public approach to saving the property. After a final public presentation of the 100-plus page proposal, which outlines everything from the property’s history to its potential for $3 million in revenue, members of a group opposing the plan announced it will not be going before the Island County Commissioners this month. One of the plan’s most vocal opponents wasn’t ready to claim victory quite yet, however, noting that she agrees with the premise that something must change at the 12.8-acre fairgrounds, located in Langley.
- Apr 7, 2014 at 7:00AM updated Apr 12, 2013 at 7:02AM
A proposal to sell a 4.5-acre Bayview property purchased in 2007 for nearly $2 million would likely result in a financial loss for Whidbey General Hospital, a commissioner said Thursday. Anne Tarrant, president of the board, said the sale of the property is not a foregone conclusion as the commissioners have yet to make a decision. However, she acknowledged that if the board does proceed it would be a hit to hospital coffers.
- Apr 11, 2014 at 4:09PM
With the Oak Harbor school district’s student population expected to grow by about 750 by 2016, the school board is setting in motion plans to accommodate the increase. The population increase, a result of new Navy squadrons coming to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, is expected in fiscal year 2016, which would mean the first population hike would first be seen during the 2016-17 school year.
- Apr 11, 2014 at 4:25PM
OAK HARBOR POLICE The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: Thursday, April 3 At 6:42 a.m., a Northwest Cathlamet Drive resident reported that a lawnmower was stolen out of the back yard overnight. At 8:02 a.m., a caller at a State Highway 20 business reported that a tall homeless man was talking to himself.
- Apr 12, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:59AM
For nearly 125 years, the Whidbey News-Times has been providing loyal readers with coverage they can count on. The industry has been transformed countless times during that century, going from hot-lead presses to giant floppy disks to all-desktop. Now into our second century, newspapers are finding a place on the Internet. Our most avid website readers will notice something new starting today. All website readers will be prompted to either register their print subscription account for full online access at no additional charge, and others will be invited to subscribe.
- 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.
- 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.