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Fun in the sun

  • May 3, 2014 at 4:00AM

Madeline Furnace, 5, and 18-month-old twins Bryce and Bailey Furnace have a blast swinging at Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor Thursday. They were having a “Warm Weather” day with their mom, grandma and Madeline’s twin brother, Austin. They celebrated the sun on a slip-and-slide with iced beverages and a trip to the park.

Poison cookies, peeping Tom, wolf dog cause trouble | Island Scanner

  • May 3, 2014 at 5:00AM updated May 5, 2014 at 2:15PM

Sheriff’s Office The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, April 17 At 3:16 p.m., a Puget Sound Lane resident reported receiving a tray of tainted cookies from the neighbors during the holidays. The caller was sick for days after eating them. At 7:43 p.m., a Highway 20 resident reported that his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend threatened his life and was slandering him.

Filing week is May 12

  • May 3, 2014 at 5:00AM

The general election this fall has the potential of creating a sea change in Island County government. A total of nine county officials are up for reelection, if they should so choose. The filing period for those seeking the seats is already close at hand. Candidates must file during the week of May 12.

Oak Harbor, tribe settle bones dispute

  • May 3, 2014 at 6:00AM updated May 5, 2014 at 11:22AM

The ordeal that began when a worker noticed a human bone in a pile of dirt during the Pioneer Way construction project in 2011 may finally be reaching a conclusion. Members of the Oak Harbor City Council unanimously adopted settlement agreements with the Swinomish Tribe during a special meeting Tuesday. The tribe will receive a two-acre piece of city property and $2 million from the insurance providers for the city and three contractors.

Appraisals should be required when public entities purchase property | Editorial

  • May 3, 2014 at 6:00AM

Public entities don’t have to obtain an appraisal before purchasing property. That was news to a spokesman for the Washington State Auditor’s Office, a state lawmaker, and undoubtedly many local officials who have always operated under the assumption that appraisals are needed. And it’s something that must change or the public will risk losing tax dollars on irresponsible land deals made in secret.

Coupeville, Tigers tussle to tie | Soccer

  • May 5, 2014 at 9:05AM

The Coupeville High School soccer team settled for a 2-2 tie at Granite Falls Friday, May 2.

Wolves win 4 of final 5 games | Baseball

  • May 5, 2014 at 10:32AM

The weary Coupeville High School baseball team ended a busy week and the regular season with a 12-4 loss at Lakewood Saturday, May 3.

Late goals sinks Wildcats | Soccer

  • May 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

Stanwood's Laurence Wanambisi broke through for two second-half goals, one in stoppage time, to lead Stanwood to a 2-1 rain-soaked win over the Oak Harbor High School soccer team Friday, May 2, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium.

Stone breaks own record | Track

  • May 5, 2014 at 11:00AM updated May 6, 2014 at 9:29AM

Sophomore Makana Stone lowered her Coupeville High School record in the 400 meters at the 19-team Bellevue Christian School Invitational track meet at Juanita High School in Kirkland Saturday, May 3.

Rodeheffer wins at Tomahawk Classic | Track

  • May 5, 2014 at 11:48AM

Oak Harbor High School's best performances at the 10-team Tomahawk Track and Field Classic Saturday, May 3, came in the day's longest race.

Prep teams begin postseason action

  • May 6, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 9:56AM

May Madness. It doesn't capture the nation's attention like March Madness, but it is tournament time for the Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school athletic teams.

King's edges by Coupeville | Soccer

  • May 6, 2014 at 8:36AM

King's got the win it needed, but Coupeville made sure it wasn't easy. The Knights nipped the Wolves 2-1 at Mickey Clark Field Monday, May 5, in the regular season finale.

Fields snares medalist honors | Girls golf

  • May 6, 2014 at 9:00AM

Coupeville golfer Christine Fields easily won medalist honors at the Blue Boy Golf Course in Monroe Monday, May 5.

Wildcat earn 3rd in North match | Boys golf

  • May 6, 2014 at 9:26AM

Oak Harbor High School placed third in a match of the five Wesco North 3A boys golf teams Monday, May 5, at Stanwood's Kayak Point Golf Course.

T-birds fly by Wildcats | Baseball

  • May 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

Shorewood, which was ranked on top of the state 3A baseball poll most of the season, defeated visiting Oak Harbor High School 7-1 Monday, May 5.

Mavericks defeat Wildcats | Soccer

  • May 6, 2014 at 11:00AM

The Wesco 3A South soccer teams completed a sweep of Oak Harbor when Meadowdale stopped the host Wildcats 3-1 Monday, May 5.

Wolves fall in spite of Strasburg's home run | Softball

  • May 6, 2014 at 2:54PM

A three-run home run by Sultan's Rachel Kirkpatrick trumped Madeline Strasburg's solo shot as the Turks eked out a 3-2 win in Coupeville Monday, May 6.

Hot Rock Pizza to heat up Pioneer

  • May 7, 2014 at 1:00AM

Reid Schwartz says he has a serious pizza issue. He loves good pizza, and he’s on a mission to create it. Having just announced his new brick-and-mortar location inside the Old Town Mall, where Cameron’s Cafe was formerly located, Schwartz said he’s ready to bring that great pizza to Oak Harbor year-round.

Oak Harbor schools launches new student safety tip line

  • May 7, 2014 at 1:00AM

Oak Harbor School District has launched a new student safety tip line for students, staff and parents who feel unsafe. The number, a hotline where callers can leave messages about any issue, is available for anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable with “normal avenues of communication,” according to Superintendent Lance Gibbon.

Emerson calls for pot ban shortly before resigning

  • May 7, 2014 at 1:00AM

For a brief period during Monday, it appeared that recreational marijuana would be banned in Island County. Discussions about a new ordinance headed for approval took an abrupt turn when Commissioner Kelly Emerson reversed her earlier position and called for a ban of marijuana in the county. Commissioner Jill Johnson quickly seconded the motion.

Hopes city will find way to attract businesses | Letters

  • May 7, 2014 at 1:00AM

Oak Harbor is fast becoming a ghost town with so many new business closures around town. It was good to see this problem addressed in Saturday’s edition.

Whidbey residents create 'wearable art'

  • May 7, 2014 at 2:00AM

It all started with Nan Leaman’s locks. At least, it did for Jodi Wilke, one of three team members participating in Port Townsend’s Wearable Art Show. Wilke’s and Leaman’s team also includes Bobbi Lauducci. The trio is designing and producing a coat made from hand-crafted felt for the Wearable Art Show, and the starring feature is wool locks from Leaman’s Old English Long Wool sheep.

Island County offices to open Fridays

  • May 7, 2014 at 2:00AM updated May 8, 2014 at 1:29PM

Island County offices will soon be open to the public on Fridays. Commissioners Jill Johnson and Helen Price Johnson agreed Monday that the community needs the extra day to access county services, giving the board the majority it needed to pass the change.

Pioneer needs more than sage smudging | Letters

  • May 7, 2014 at 2:00AM

You asked, and you already know. There are many reasons that Pioneer Way is not teeming with locals and tourists shopping or dining out. That project became enshrouded in negativity when the “powers that be” embarrassed our community and consciously chose to break federal and state laws by ignoring Native American rights.

Forecast for students on Oak Harbor team is bright | Letters

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:00AM

This has been a “Cinderella Year” for Oak Harbor’s Wildcat Robotics Team. The season started with its usual fast-paced intensity in early January ,with the team working six days per week to design and build a 120 pound robot to compete in FIRST — For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology — events, while still mentoring two junior robotics teams.

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