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- Apr 16, 2014 at 5:00AM
Sometimes it takes a calamity to move anything through Congress. In the case of the Green Mountain Lookout, it took a tragedy for federal lawmakers to keep an iconic structure exactly where it is.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 5:00AM updated at 10:27AM
Third graders at Oak Harbor Elementary school gathered in the multi-purpose room Friday to fete the Fantastics. Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson and the district’s superintendent, Lance Gibbon, joined the students in recognizing the headline-stealing, reading challenge champions.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Apr 18, 2014 at 9:19AM
Tuesday, April 8 At 11:52 a.m., a Southwest Downfield Way resident reported that a framer fell off the back of the house. At 8:45 p.m., a caller reported that a woman, possibly on drugs, was screaming in a parking lot on Highway 20. At 9:03 p.m., a resident of Northeast 16th Avenue reported that a neighbor is throwing things off a balcony. At 10:36 p.m., a Southeast Pasek Street resident reported that he has a BB gun and he is going to shoot people who are trying to steal gas from his car.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Apr 18, 2014 at 9:19AM
A team of students at Oak Harbor High School has a shot at becoming world-champion robot designers. For the first time since Whidbey Island Wildcat Robotics team was formed six years ago, they are going to the FIRST Robotics world championship competition next week in St. Louis, Mo.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 9:24AM
The company, owned and operated completely by Coleman, provides full service pest control to Island and Skagit counties
- Apr 16, 2014 at 10:22AM
The Disney classic begins Friday, April 18, and continues through Sunday, April 27
- Apr 16, 2014 at 10:07AM
A small improvement in the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate began in February and was matched in March
- Apr 16, 2014 at 4:23PM
Numbers represent the "first significant growth in the individual health insurance market that we’ve seen in four years"
- Apr 16, 2014 at 5:07PM
North Whidbey Little League has opening day festivities
- Apr 17, 2014 at 9:50AM
Mountlake Terrace powered through the singles matches to pull out a 5-2 win over the visiting Oak Harbor High School tennis team Tuesday, April 15.
- Apr 17, 2014 at 10:20AM
Archbishop Murphy slipped out of Coupeville with a 3-2 win in tennis Tuesday, April 15.
- Apr 17, 2014 at 11:06AM
No one saw this coming. Shorecrest had a surprisingly easy time in defeating the Oak Harbor High School soccer team in an 8-0 win at Wildcat Memorial Stadium Tuesday, April 15.
- Apr 17, 2014 at 12:00PM
Marysville-Pilchuck scored in every inning to steadily pull away from the Oak Harbor High School softball team for a 13-2, six-inning win Tuesday, April 15.
- Apr 17, 2014 at 11:39AM
Unable to generate a clutch hit, the Oak Harbor High School baseball team missed a chance to upset Stanwood, losing 4-3 at home Tuesday, April 15.
- Apr 17, 2014 at 2:00PM
Not all was bad in Coupeville's 10-1 soccer loss at Cedarcrest High School Wednesday, April 16.
- Apr 17, 2014 at 3:00PM
The Cedarcrest High School softball team hit the ball, Coupeville didn't, and the result was a 13-2, five-inning win for the visiting Red Wolves Wednesday, April 16.
- Apr 18, 2014 at 4:00AM updated at 5:29PM
Well-known Oak Harbor resident Peter Hunt recently stepped down as president of the Oak Harbor School Board as he continues a battle with Parkinson’s disease Hunt is remaining on the board for now, but said he is scheduled to undergo brain surgery later this year. “At this time, I don’t think I can be as effective as president,” Hunt said.
- Apr 18, 2014 at 8:50AM
Sophomore Makana Stone added her name, again, to the Coupeville High School track record book with a swift run at King's Thursday, April 17.
- Apr 18, 2014 at 10:00AM
The Oak Harbor High School girls golf team fought off wind, rain and Marysville Getchell for a 385-400 win at the Whidbey Golf Club Thursday, April 17.
- Apr 18, 2014 at 9:37AM
Three Wildcats won two individual events, but the Oak Harbor High School track teams both fell to visiting Shorecrest Thursday, April 17.
- Apr 18, 2014 at 1:00PM
Breaking out of an offensive slump, the Oak Harbor High School baseball team pounded visiting Stanwood 10-0 in five innings Thursday, April 17.
- Apr 18, 2014 at 4:08PM
Editor, Our elected officials go behind closed doors and plan the execution of the very symbol of Oak Harbor. They destroyed the “oak.”
- Apr 19, 2014 at 1:00AM
At least once a year in an Oak Harbor classroom, students witness one of the most profound acts of selflessness a person can make — the reenlistment of a Navy parent. This illustrates perfectly the vital connection between Oak Harbor schools and our Navy community. April is the Month of the Military Child around our nation. However, here in Oak Harbor, we focus on the needs of our military students every day. In fact, over half of our students are dependents of active-duty parents, and Oak Harbor Schools have been working with the unique needs of Navy families for more than 70 years.
- Apr 19, 2014 at 1:00AM updated at 6:43AM
Editor, Tax season is officially over, and we can’t let it go by without thanking the AARP Tax-Aide volunteers who provided weeks of free tax assistance for individuals at Sno-Isle Libraries in Oak Harbor, Coupeville and the South Whidbey Senior Center.
- Apr 19, 2014 at 1:00AM
A total of $374,500 in federal funds will make Oak Harbor a safer place for pedestrians. The city was recently awarded two grants through the Transportation Alternatives Program, a gas-tax fund dedicated to pedestrian and bicycle-related projects.