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- Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 2:58PM
The secrecy behind the City of Oak Harbor’s decision to cut down the landmark Garry oak tree at the post office resulted in a grievance. The grievance was filed by a union representing Oak Harbor Public Works employees. Teamsters’ Local No. 231 filed a grievance with Public Works Director Cathy Rosen on April 2. Rosen responded last week with a denial of the grievance, but union officials said they are planning to appeal.
- Apr 23, 2014 at 10:00AM
Obviously, a good place to find the members of the Wednesday Women’s Golf Association is on the Gallery Golf Course.
- Apr 23, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Apr 24, 2014 at 10:01AM
The Island County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for any information regarding a drive-by shooting on North Whidbey Tuesday. Undersheriff Kelly Mauck said nobody was injured and the shooter's intention remains unclear. "There is no known motive," he said, "and no suspect."
- Apr 24, 2014 at 9:06AM
Oak Harbor's Joanna Leete recorded the best individual score but Glacier Peak slipped by the Wildcat girls golf team at the Lynnwood Golf Course Tuesday, April 22.
- Apr 24, 2014 at 10:00AM
Fueled by two home runs, the Meadowdale High School softball team zipped by visiting Oak Harbor 13-0 in five innings Tuesday, April 22.
- Apr 24, 2014 at 11:00AM
Sometimes the ball just doesn't bounce your way. The Coupeville High School soccer team played Lakewood even up Tuesday, April 22, at Mickey Clark Field, but the score board displayed a 3-0 Cougar win.
- Apr 24, 2014 at 12:00PM
First-place Granite Falls scored twice late to slip by the scrappy Coupeville High School softball team 3-1 Tuesday, April 22, on the Wolves' diamond.
- Apr 24, 2014 at 1:00PM
The Oak Harbor High School baseball team hasn't won often this season, but when it does win, it wins with ease.
- Apr 24, 2014 at 2:00PM
After finish third Friday and second Monday, the Oak Harbor High School boys golf team completed the pattern by winning Tuesday, April 22, at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club.
- Apr 24, 2014 at 3:00PM
After getting nipped at Everett 4-3 Tuesday, April 22, the Oak Harbor High School tennis team turned the tables on Meadowdale and edged the visiting Mavericks 4-3 Thursday, April 23.
- Apr 24, 2014 at 4:00PM
Visiting South Whidbey remained at the top of the Cascade Conference tennis standings by defeating Coupeville 5-0 Tuesday, April 22, then host Granite Falls moved ahead of the Wolves with a 4-3 win Wednesday, April 23.
- Apr 24, 2014 at 5:00PM
Coupeville High School baseball coach Willie Smith is starting to feel like Bill Murray's character in "Groundhog Day."
- Apr 24, 2014 at 6:00PM
After a strong showing at the state championships earlier this month, several members to the Island Flyers gymnastics team will compete at the regional tournament in California May 23-25.
- Apr 25, 2014 at 8:19AM
Coupeville High School's lone golfer, Christine Fields, finished with 23 Stableford points in her last two matches.
- Apr 25, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 11:52AM
The Coupeville High School boys and girls track teams each picked up a win in a four-team meet at Cedarcrest Thursday, April 24.
- Apr 25, 2014 at 10:00AM
The Oak Harbor High School track teams each collected four individual wins in a double dual meet at Marysville-Pilchuck Thursday, April 24.
- Apr 25, 2014 at 12:00PM
Leaving 10 runners stranded, the Coupeville High School softball team came up one run short in a 5-4 loss at South Whidbey Thursday, April 24.
- Apr 25, 2014 at 1:00PM
Saying it was "time for a change," Oak Harbor High School boys basketball coach Mike Washington resigned Wednesday, April 23, after eight years at the helm.
- Apr 26, 2014 at 1:00AM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 8:58AM
Patrick Manuel’s eighth grade marching band marched to Der Kinderhuis Montessori school Thursday afternoon to surprise the little kids with some big sound. It wasn’t the first time the band made the merry march.
- Apr 26, 2014 at 1:00AM updated at 6:13AM
I was raised not to use the word “hate.” My mother used to say, you “dislike” something, don’t say “hate.” Most of the time I’m conscientious of that little rule. Most of the time. But there are times when “hate” is the only word available to describe how intensely you feel about something. I hate heroin.
- Apr 26, 2014 at 1:00AM
No injuries were reported as a result of a two-car collision Wednesday afternoon in Oak Harbor. While heading south on Southeast Midway Boulevard, Timothy Stone struck the side of Megan McConnell’s car after she allegedly went through a stop sign on Southeast Sixth Avenue, according to police reports.
- Apr 26, 2014 at 2:00AM
An audit of Oak Harbor School District revealed nothing out of the ordinary. The audit included a review of school district’s records between Sept. 1, 2012, through Aug. 31, 2013.
- Apr 26, 2014 at 2:00AM
Greg Banks isn’t ready to give up his day job. The Island County prosecutor decided last year that his fourth term, which ends this year, would be his last. But this week he changed course, announcing that he will seek another four years.
- Apr 26, 2014 at 2:00AM
Editor, This is an open letter to the Navy and its representatives, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. I want to comment on the article “Navy looks to purchase 22 more Growlers from Boeing.” It’s hard for me to know where to begin.
- Apr 26, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Apr 29, 2014 at 9:18AM
Three recent cases of whooping cough in Oak Harbor schools and one in Coupeville — as well as the measles outbreak in surrounding counties — should serve as a reminder of the importance of vaccinations, said Brad Thomas, the Island County Health Officer. Coupeville schools sent out a letter to parents this week, notifying them that a student in the middle/high school was diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.