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Man's false claims to be a veteran are offensive

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 3:00AM

Editor, In regard to your article which featured a “51 year-old Vietnam vet, which would have made him 12 when the war ended in 1975, as a disabled combat Vietnam veteran myself I find it very offensive that people like this gentleman sit on corners and begs rather than stepping up to the plate and taking care of himself and his family. Has he no pride in himself, and what kind of example is he setting for his family?

Whidbey Island gets green light for Poseidons

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 3:00AM updated at 6:22AM

Whidbey Island Naval Air Station is tentatively approved for six P-8A Poseidon squadrons. The six squadrons are slated to replace the base’s three existing P-3C squadrons.

Elementary art decorates Pioneer Way businesses in Oak Harbor

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 4:00AM

Pioneer Way has a new look for the week of Holland Happening. Downtown storefront windows are decorated with colorful art created by elementary school students.

Obama visit includes lesson about communication

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 4:00AM

That venerable adage ‘It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it’ came to mind Tuesday as President Barack Obama departed the Oso firehouse. Not because the communicator-in-chief had just provided three cringe-worthy moments with his tortured pronunciation of the town’s name.

Island County looks to prevent floods with FEMA

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 5:00AM

Property owners facing flood risk will be under the county’s microscope in the coming months. The Federal Emergency Management Administration, or FEMA, started its regular review of county flood-related regulations as part of the National Flood Insurance Program. Flooding remains the nation’s most deadly and highest risk hazard, according to John Graves with FEMA’s regional office.

'King of Monaco' calls to report a murder | Island Scanner

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 5:00AM

Oak Harbor police The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: Wednesday, April 16 At 2:08 p.m., a caller reported that someone in a silver Chevrolet pickup dumped a box of Gideon bibles at the high school stadium. Thursday, April 17 At 11:23 a.m., a caller reported that two transient men were trying to steal a jacket from a third transient on Barrington Drive. At 11:36 p.m., a caller reported that transients were harassing customers at a State Highway 20 business. At 12:12 p.m., there was a report of a bearded man urinating at a bus stop on Southwest Erie Street.

Community garden project takes root

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

In its present state, the land appears to be nothing more than a barren field dotted with freshly planted trees, small mounds of dirt and a wall covered in plastic. Netsah Zylinsky looks deeper into the landscape and the future and sees something altogether different.

Land Trust hires new conservation director

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

Ryan Elting is as excited about his new job as his new home. “I’m in love,” Elting said of moving to Whidbey Island this month to serve as conservation director for the Whidbey Camano Land Trust.

Malloy wins Pan American championship

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 10:00PM updated Apr 27, 2014 at 5:18PM

Earning a little revenge in the process, Marti Malloy won the Pan American judo championship at Guayaquil, Ecuador, Saturday, April 26.

Glacier Peak blanks Wildcats | Softball

  • Apr 28, 2014 at 8:49AM

Callie Bircher did much of the damage for visiting Glacier Peak in the Grizzlies' 22-0 win in five innings over the Oak Harbor High School softball team Friday, April 25.

Boyd scores in Wolves' win | Soccer

  • Apr 28, 2014 at 9:04AM

Cameron Boyd was the right man in the right spot for the Coupeville High School soccer team as the Wolves eked out a 1-0 win at Sultan Friday, April 25.

Mistake costs Oak Harbor in Getchell match | Soccer

  • Apr 28, 2014 at 9:22AM

A defensive breakdown led to the match's only goal as Marysville Getchell slipped by the Oak Harbor High School soccer team 1-0 Friday, April 25, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium.

Double of a time: Wildcats stop Seagulls | Baseball

  • Apr 28, 2014 at 11:00AM

The Oak Harbor High School baseball team doubled up visiting Everett 8-4 Friday, April 25.

10 Wolves finish among top 10 | Track

  • Apr 28, 2014 at 12:00PM

Coupeville recorded 10 top-10 finishes in the 13-team Mountlake Terrace Invitational track meet Saturday, April 26, at Edmonds Stadium.

Family affair: Pierces win best ball golf tournament

  • Apr 28, 2014 at 2:00PM

The father-son duo of Roger and Doug Pierce captured the two-person best ball tournament at the Whidbey Golf Club Saturday, April 26.

Fields picks up medalist honors | Girls golf

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 8:23AM

Coupeville High School golfer Christine Fields captured medalist honors at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club Monday, April 28.

North leader Stanwood tops 'Cats | Tennis

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 8:16AM

The Stanwood High School tennis team stayed unbeaten in Wesco North play by defeating host Oak Harbor 7-0 Monday, April 28.

Wolves' offense picks up at Sultan | Baseball

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 10:00AM

With its offense getting on a roll in the second half of the game, the Coupeville High School baseball team won 9-0 at Sultan Monday, April 28.

Wolves fall at Port Townsend | Tennis

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 11:00AM

Allie Hanigan's comeback win in first singles highlighted Coupeville's 5-2 loss at Port Townsend Monday, April 28.

Oak Harbor completes sweep of Everett | Baseball

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 12:00PM

Three Wildcats rapped three hits each and Danny Wolfe tossed a four hitter in Oak Harbor's 6-2 baseball win at Everett Monday, April 28.

Annual Dutch event draws thousands to Oak Harbor | Slideshow

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 2:43PM

The joy of participating in the Holland Happening grand parade was clear from the smile on Sophia Bahner’s face. Bahner, 5, was one of 30 members with Woodward’s Taekwondo Academy in Oak Harbor demonstrating their moves along streets lined with parade watchers in downtown Oak Harbor Saturday.

Oak Harbor Tavern to hold Oso fundraiser

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 1:00AM

Sometimes laughter is the best medicine. A couple of Seattle-area comedians will be performing at a special event at Oak Harbor Tavern to raise money for an Oso landslide victim with local ties.

Hospital purchased land without appraisal

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 2:00AM updated at 3:59PM

Whidbey General Hospital did not have an appraisal done before it spent $2 million on a property in Bayview valued at $618,000 six years ago, and it turns out they didn’t have to. State officials confirmed this week that while Washington law does require multiple appraisals to be performed before a public agency sells property, there is no such mandate when it comes to buying.

Oak Harbor captain retires after 39 years

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 2:00AM

It was the sun that finally did it. Capt. Tim Sterkel could have ended his career with the Oak Harbor Police Department at a nice, round 40 years, but he said the lure of sunny days and the prospect of trading an office chair for a saddle on a horse was too much for him. He turned 62 and decided to retir

Vaccinating kids is an obligation we must all honor | Publisher's Column

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

At the elementary school I attended in Anacortes, my classmates and I would line up in the halls for immunizations. There were the shots for measles/mumps/rubella, diphtheria, tetanus and sugar cubes for polio. We all held a copy of our vaccination records and, when our turn arrived, handed them to the school nurse for updating. It was the culture … you got your shots and you didn’t argue about it.

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