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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.

Anti-Growler group to hold 'vigil' at OLF Friday

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:00AM updated at 1:42PM

During the vigil, protesters will fly the American flag upside-down as "a signal of dire distress, according to the U.S. Flag Code," according to a release from the group. Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, also known as COER, issued a release Monday inviting people to take part in the 12:30 p.m. event to express “sadness and anger at the Navy’s refusal and total lack of responsibility to take our civilian concerns seriously or to reconcile the harm being done.”

Threats land suspect in jail

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:00AM

A man who allegedly left multiple terrorizing messages on an elderly woman’s answering machine also threatened to eat the nose off a cellmate if he was booked into jail, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged David N. Anton, 48, in Island County Superior Court April 17 with two counts of making threats to kill.

Former governor Lowry risked political capital for his beliefs | Guest Column

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:00AM

These days, too much of our politics is agenda-driven, with little regard for the impact on “real people.” Politicians proclaim their concern for the little guy, but they hang around with rich folks, celebrities and power brokers. Former governor Mike Lowry isn’t like that.

Oak Harbor graduates take home national DECA awards

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:00AM

Two former Oak Harbor High School DECA members took home top awards after competing with college students from across the nation in business and leadership-related contests. Nathan Young and Sasha Olson, who graduated from Oak Harbor in 2010 and 2011, respectively, went to DECA’s national collegiate competition in Washington, D.C. on April 23.

District saving money on bonds with refinance at lower rate

  • May 7, 2014 at 5:00AM

Oak Harbor School District is saving some tax dollars by refunding bonds purchased in 2005. The bonds, used to buy state and local government securities, are being refunded and replaced by newly issued bonds, according to Roy Koegan, an attorney for school district.

Be safe when harvesting shellfish

  • May 7, 2014 at 5:00AM

If you’re planning to enjoy shellfish gathered from the intertidal zones of Puget Sound, it’s important to take precautions. Sometimes this beach banquet is yummy and good for you, and sometimes it can make you sick, or worse.

Appraisal no guarantee of 'reasonableness' | Letters

  • May 7, 2014 at 5:00AM

Whidbey News-Times is to be commended for its article and editorial revealing the way Whidbey General Hospital officials and board members apparently conspired to pilfer the public coffers to purchase property at a wildly inflated price tag.

Collectors travel back in time with Model As

  • May 7, 2014 at 5:00AM

Whenever Joe Biller feels like getting reacquainted with old friends, he retreats to the rear of his property, lifts the garage door and steps back in time. Inside, underneath covers to keep the dust off, are three automobiles from a different time period in various states of restoration. All three are Model A Fords, a passion he shares with his wife Sharon.

Chimney fire contained on North Whidbey

  • May 7, 2014 at 6:00AM

There were no injuries in a fire Saturday night on the 3000 block of Taylor Road. Three fire engines responded to the fire at around 9:40 p.m. “This was pretty much contained to a chimney,” said Deputy Fire Chief Mike Brown.

It's time to come up with a vision for Oak Harbor's downtown | In Our Opinion

  • May 7, 2014 at 6:00AM

Saturday’s Whidbey News-Times front page article about Pioneer Way has sparked the kind of dialogue that a journalist hopes for. The article, written by reporter Janis Reid, examined the current state of Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor, and the difficulty in attracting customers to the downtown area.

Caller claims he’s “the most powerful man in the world” and everyone needs to quit demonizing the LA Clippers | Island Scanner

  • May 7, 2014 at 6:00AM

Saturday, April 26 At 3:18 p.m., a caller reported that an elderly man was being left in a vehicle for hours on end. The car is parked on Southeast Eighth Avenue. At 4:33 p.m., a woman on Northwest Fairhaven Drive reported that her husband is crazy and she is Japanese. At 8:29 p.m., a caller reported that an irate drunk person was breaking things and trying to take computers on Southwest Sixth Avenue.

Wolves open district with win | Baseball

  • May 7, 2014 at 8:46AM

Taking the first step toward qualifying for the state tournament, the Coupeville High School baseball team ripped host Meridian 6-1 in the opening round of district play Tuesday, May 6.

All Navy aircraft grounded Friday after Texas crash

  • May 7, 2014 at 12:44PM

Cancellation of this past Friday's touch-and-go practices at Outlying Field Coupeville was the result of a "tactical pause" ordered Navy wide after a crash off the coast of Texas. All Navy aircraft were grounded for a few hours after a T-34C crashed into the Gulf of Mexico Thursday. Though the pilots were unharmed, the accident marked the Navy's eighth Class A Mishap to occur since January and the third in the previous 18 days, Cmdr. Kevin Stephens, spokesman for Naval Air Forces, said Tuesday.

Wildcats finish the way they started | Baseball

  • May 8, 2014 at 9:12AM

The final game was like the first and many in between. The Oak Harbor High School baseball team, unable to get much going on offense, fell 5-1 to visiting Meadowdale Tuesday, May 6.

Taggart's arm, bat carry 'Gulls by Wildcats | Softball

  • May 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

Thanks in a large part to Sydney Taggart, the Everett High School softball team defeated visiting Oak Harbor 14-1 in five innings Tuesday, May 6.

Red Wolves edge Coupeville | Softball

  • May 8, 2014 at 10:00AM

Cedarcrest High School's softball team's first inning was better than Coupeville's and the Red Wolves won 4-2 in Duvall Wednesday, May 7.

Mountaineers stop Wolves in district play | Soccer

  • May 8, 2014 at 11:00AM

Mount Baker brought Coupeville High School's soccer season to an end by defeating the visiting Wolves 3-0 Wednesday, May 7, in the loser-out, opening round of the district tournament.

Win in long, close 3rd singles match helps Oak Harbor to victory | Tennis

  • May 8, 2014 at 12:00PM

It took three hours, but Faith Franssen prevailed. The Oak Harbor senior's win in the long third singles match wrapped up a 4-3 victory for the Wildcats at Marysville-Pilchuck Wednesday, May 7.

M-P scores late goal to upend Oak Harbor | Soccer

  • May 8, 2014 at 1:00PM

The first-place Marysville-Pilchuck High School soccer team scored in the final minute to defeat injury-riddled Oak Harbor 2-1 Wednesday, May 7, in Marysville.

Oak Harbor golfers compete in WSGA Winter Series

  • May 8, 2014 at 3:00PM

Four Oak Harbor golfers put in strong showings in the Washington State Golfers Association Winter Series.

Mothers hold a big role in life | Faithful Living

  • May 9, 2014 at 4:17PM

It’s nearly Mother’s Day and I’m enjoying two streams of thought this year. The first involves the three mothers God gave me and who remain endearing women in my life.

Offense improves in loss to Stanwood | Babe Ruth

  • May 9, 2014 at 8:16AM

The Oak Harbor Babe Ruth baseball team broke out of an offensive slump but still came up a run shy in an 8-7 loss to Stanwood Wednesday, May 7.

Stone lowers her 400 record | Track

  • May 9, 2014 at 8:43AM

For the second week in a row, Makana Stone bettered her Coupeville High School 400-meter record, this time at the eight-team Cascade Conference Track Championships at King's in North Seattle Thursday, May 8.

Wildcats finish 2nd in Wesco match | Boys golf

  • May 9, 2014 at 10:00AM

Sloshing through heavy rain, the Oak Harbor High School boys golf team placed second in a five-team Wesco North meet at the Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville Thursday, May 8.

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