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Anti-OLF folks need to find a new place to live | Letter

  • May 14, 2014 at 5:00AM

Editor, Michael Monson and the Citzens of Ebey’s Reserve often misspeak and misrepresent. They are sometimes amusing and, up until now, have not been intentionally malicious.

Need more kid-friendly activities on Pioneer | Letter

  • May 14, 2014 at 5:00AM

Editor, Let me offer a few suggestions on how to get people downtown to Pioneer Way.

Filing Week yields treasurer candidate

  • May 14, 2014 at 5:00AM

Candidate filing week only garnered one surprise in local Island County elections by midday Tuesday. Coupeville resident Wanda Grone, a Republican, filed to run for county treasurer. She is currently the chief deputy treasurer and will go up against her boss, Democrat Ana Maria Nunez, if she also runs.

Key to success no secret at all, say dealership’s owners

  • May 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

When Mike and Cathy Horrobin moved to Oak Harbor in 1979, the city had four car dealerships and seven furniture stores.

South Whidbey robbery suspect left behind cell phone, blood

  • May 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

A 27-year-old Clinton man got caught chatting on a phone while in the middle of burglarizing a home, and ended up tussling with the homeowner last summer, court documents state. The burglar got away, but not before leaving behind his phone and some blood, which were used to tie the suspect to the scene.

Raises for Island County elected officials on table

  • May 14, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:59AM

Should raises for elected officials be a budget priority? That’s one of the questions facing Island County commissioners as they begin the budget process for next year and decide where to invest tax dollars that are slowly accumulating as the recession fades into history.

Hospital will sell land on South Whidbey

  • May 14, 2014 at 6:00AM updated May 15, 2014 at 1:23PM

Whidbey General Hospital will move forward with the sale of a 4.5-acre lot in Bayview. The board of commissioners agreed in an unanimous 5-0 vote at it’s regularly scheduled 7 a.m. meeting Monday that the property was no longer compatible with the designs of the hospital, and that selling the property was the best decision.

Waterfront needs to be looked at with new eyes | Letter

  • May 14, 2014 at 7:00AM

Editor, I have had 40 years of commercial construction experience around the West Coast of the United States and many projects I was involved in were waterfront communities revitalizing their old town areas to attract more business.

Month shines light on foster care programs | Letter

  • May 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, It is no surprise that May is the month that is chosen as National Foster Care Appreciation Month.

Will always remember Coupeville warmly | Letter

  • May 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, I would just like to take a few moments to say “thank you” to my friends, family and teachers. As my graduation date approaches, I am starting to think more and more about the past.

Wolves lose to Granite Falls; district next | Softball

  • May 15, 2014 at 8:47AM

After dropping its final regular season game 14-4 in five innings at Granite Falls Tuesday, May 13, the Coupeville High School softball team can now turn its attention to the District 1A Tournament at Janiki Fields in Sedro-Woolley this weekend.

McCardle advances toward U.S. Open

  • May 15, 2014 at 8:15AM

Oak Harbor High School graduate Eric McCardle shared medalist honors in a United States Golf Association qualifier for the U.S. Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas Monday, May 12.

Coupeville sends 3 to 2nd day of district play | Tennis

  • May 15, 2014 at 9:40AM

Coupeville High School singles player Allie Hanigan and the doubles duo of Wynter Thorne and Jacki Ginnings are still alive for a tri-district berth after the first day of the District 1A Tennis Tournament at South Whidbey High School Tuesday, May 13.

Season ends for depleted Wildcats | Soccer

  • May 15, 2014 at 10:55AM

The year began with high expectations and even higher hopes. Those dreams evaporated for the Oak Harbor High School soccer team in a 3-0 loss to Meadowdale in a district tournament loser-out game Tuesday, May 13, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium.

Leete, Wildcats win league titles | Girls golf

  • May 15, 2014 at 11:33AM

Joanna Leete defended her league tournament and league points titles on the way to leading Oak Harbor to the Wesco 3A championship at the Whidbey Golf Club Tuesday, May 13.

Stone sets record in district prelims | Track

  • May 15, 2014 at 12:55PM

Taking part in the first day of the 1A District Track Championship at Lynden Christian High School Wednesday, May 14, Coupeville qualified several athletes for the finals at 5 p.m. Friday, May 16, and Makana Stone lowered her school 200 record.

Errors hurt Oak Harbor | Softball

  • May 15, 2014 at 12:04PM

Defensive mistakes hurt the Oak Harbor High School softball team in two losses this week.

Rodeheffer takes Wesco 1,600 title | Track

  • May 15, 2014 at 1:24PM

John Rodeheffer's win in the 1,600 meters highlighted the first day of the 3A Wesco track championships for Oak Harbor High School Wednesday, May 14, at Marysville's Quil Ceda Stadium.

Oak Harbor picks up 1st win | Babe Ruth

  • May 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Oak Harbor Babe Ruth baseball team split a pair of games with Mount Vernon this week, losing 6-3 and then picking up its first win, 11-5, Thursday, May 15.

3 Wildcats qualify for district | Tennis

  • May 16, 2014 at 8:13AM

Singles player Makenzie Perry and the doubles team of Faith Franssen and Caterina Amsler will represent Oak Harbor High School in the district tennis tournament after placing in the top four at the Wesco 3A North tournament Tuesday and Wednesday, May 13 and 14, in Stanwood.

Candidate for Island County treasurer fired for filing to unseat her boss

  • May 16, 2014 at 4:05PM

The election season turned a little ugly even before filing week was over. The candidates filing period yielded a number of surprises in both county and state races — by midday Friday — not the least of which was in the race for Island County treasurer. Wanda Grone, the Island County chief deputy treasurer, filed to run against her boss, Ana Maria Nunez, without letting her know.

Grateful for memories, experiences at CHS | Letter

  • May 17, 2014 at 1:00AM

Editor, I am a senior who is going to graduate from high school in less than a month and there are just a few words I would like everyone to hear before I leave for college in the fall. My experience living in Coupeville has been one that has impacted me significantly and shaped me into the person I am today. I moved here when I was going into first grade and have been here ever since. I have met a lot of great people throughout the years I’ve lived here, and I would just like to say thank you to all the people who have helped me grow and pushed me to put all my effort into something, whether it’s on an assignment in school or during a drill during practice.

Need is great to help Whidbey’s homeless teens | Faithful Living

  • May 17, 2014 at 1:00AM

It’s wedding season and thoughts of my own wedding and marriage preparation, some 33 years ago now, came to mind this week. I vividly recall asking our pastor to forgo extended comments about children. It wasn’t that we didn’t want kids; we were simply not in the “having kids’s mindset.” We had just graduated from college and our energies focused on building our careers, our marriage and our home. I distinctly recall thinking, “Someday we’ll have kids.”

Oak Harbor school district cutting student athletic fees next year

  • May 17, 2014 at 1:00AM

Oak Harbor School Board approved a new fee schedule Monday for the 2014-15 school year. Many of the fees were decreased or altogether eliminated.

Need is great to help Whidbey’s homeless teens | Faithful Living

  • May 17, 2014 at 1:00AM

It’s wedding season and thoughts of my own wedding and marriage preparation, some 33 years ago now, came to mind this week. I vividly recall asking our pastor to forgo extended comments about children. It wasn’t that we didn’t want kids; we were simply not in the “having kids’s mindset.” We had just graduated from college and our energies focused on building our careers, our marriage and our home. I distinctly recall thinking, “Someday we’ll have kids.”

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