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Distance runner with positive message to speak at Whidbey Island Marathon Expo

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Apr 11, 2014 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.

Short-handed Wildcats drop match to Everett | Tennis

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 11:00AM

Missing half of its regular starting lineup, the Oak Harbor High School tennis team fell 7-0 to visiting Everett Wednesday, April 9.

'Cats play well but fall to 2nd-ranked Glacier Peak | Soccer

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Oak Harbor High School soccer team entered the season with the confidence it could play with the region's best teams. Though the Wildcats lost 2-0 at Glacier Peak Wednesday, April 9, they confirmed that belief.

Oak Harbor cruises to easy win | Girls golf

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 1:00PM

Showing no rust from a two-week layoff, the Oak Harbor High School girls golf team easily defeated Shorewood and host Everett at the Legion Golf Course Wednesday, April 9.

NWPRD hosts water safety event

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 1:00PM

North Whidbey Park and Recreation District will hold its second annual April Pools event from 2-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at John Vanderzicht Pool.

MG charges by Wildcats | Baseball

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 2:00PM

Marysville Getchell bunched its runs to take two games from the Oak Harbor High School baseball team this week.

Wolves' turn to win in 9 innings | Baseball

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 3:00PM

Payback. After losing a 1-0 heartbreaker in nine innings Monday to Cedarcrest, the Coupeville High School baseball team returned the favor by nipping the Red Wolves 6-5 in another nine-inning game Wednesday, April 11, in Duvall.

Bailey leads Wolves past Meridian | Softball

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 8:21AM

McKayla Bailey fired a two-hitter to help the Coupeville High School softball team to an 8-0 nonleague win at Meridian Thursday, April 10.

Wolves net 4 firsts at Cedarcrest | Track

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Coupeville High School track team captured four firsts in at three-team meet at Cedarcrest Thursday, April 10.

Medalist Kerfoot carries 'Cats to win | Boys golf

  • 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.

Wildcats, T-birds split | Track

  • 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.

Measles cases spreading in Washington state

  • 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.

Garry oak and Kraken top Oak Harbor Arts Commission meeting Monday

  • 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.

Thousands expected for Whidbey marathon

  • 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.

Island County marijuana ordinance to be unveiled

  • 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.

Hit-and-run driver sentenced to prison

  • 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.

Recognizing the value of news you get | Publisher's Column

  • 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.

Opponents put brakes on $10.12-million plan for Whidbey fair

  • 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.

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.

Men throwing fits, scabies and 'pyromaniac' | Island Scanner

  • 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.

Oak Harbor schools getting plan in place for expected growth

  • 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.

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.

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.

Glad tree’s no longer next to parking spot | Letter

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Apr 18, 2014 at 9:26AM

Editor, Reading all the negative letters concerning the cutting of the post office Garry oak tree, it seems to me that the ones protesting its removal most are the ones with the least knowledge of the health of the tree and the hazard it had become.

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.

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