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Westboro comparison truly ‘unconscionable’ | Letter

  • May 17, 2014 at 4:00AM

Editor, Just because you can write an editorial like the one in the May 14 paper doesn’t mean that you should. First you compare the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve to the Westboro Baptist Church, and then you say they’re not comparable, as if that mild disclaimer could erase the image you’ve put in the mind of the reader.

Whidbey genealogical societies help people investigate, share their ancestry

  • May 17, 2014 at 4:00AM

There’s always a black sheep somewhere.” So says Ruth Hancock, program chairman for the Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers, which is known as WIGS by its members.

New owners to bump Oak Harbor shops for marijuana businesses

  • May 17, 2014 at 6:00AM

The recreational marijuana business is off to a rocky start on North Whidbey. Mark Calim, owner of Mark’s Auto Repair on Goldie Road, said he and two fellow businesses are effectively being kicked out of their location to make way for pot-related businesses.

Wolves split at district | Softball

  • May 17, 2014 at 7:00AM updated May 19, 2014 at 10:41AM

After splitting its first two games in the 1A district softball tournament in Sedro-Woolley Friday, May 16, Coupeville High School will need to win one of its two games Saturday to claim a berth in the next round of the playoffs.

Coupeville qualifies for state tournament | Baseball

  • May 17, 2014 at 8:00PM updated May 19, 2014 at 11:10AM

At the beginning of the season, the seniors on the Coupeville High School baseball team said, without hesitation, they would win the state 1A championship this spring. That prediction appeared shaky when the Wolves struggled through the regular season. The pledge, however, earned more merit when the Wolves won twice in the tri-district playoffs Saturday, May 17, to qualify for the state tournament.

Bicyclist hit by pickup airlifted to Harborview

  • May 18, 2014 at 5:57AM

An Oak Harbor woman was airlifted Saturday evening to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after she was struck ...

Wolves to return to Woolley for tri-district | Softball

  • May 18, 2014 at 9:00AM updated May 19, 2014 at 10:42AM

It's not often people spend Friday and Saturday in Sedro-Woolley trying to ensure they return the next weekend. That's exactly what the Coupeville High School softball team did, placing fourth in the district 1A playoffs, thus earning a berth in the tri-district tournament which will also be played at Sedro-Woolley's Janiki Playfields.

Fields qualifies for tri-district | Girls golf

  • May 19, 2014 at 8:16AM

Coupeville High School golfer Christine Fields overcame a rough first nine holes at the District 1A Girls Golf Tournament at the North Bellingham Golf and Country Club Thursday, May 15, to qualify for the tri-district tournament.

Coupeville earns 5 spots in tri-district meet | Track

  • May 19, 2014 at 10:07AM

Four girls and one boy from the Coupeville High School track team placed in the top five at the district 1A meet at Lynden Christian High School Friday, May 16, and qualified for the tri-district meet.

Both Oak Harbor teams nab 8th in Wesco championships | Track

  • May 19, 2014 at 10:40AM

Both the Oak Harbor High School boys and girls track teams finished eighth in the 10-team Western Conference 3A Championships and fourth among Wesco North schools at Marysville-Pilchuck High School last week.

Wolves snare 2 fourth-places at district | Tennis

  • May 19, 2014 at 10:06AM

The Coupeville tennis team picked up two fourth-place finishes in the district tournament last week.

Bicyclist recovering from accident in Greenbank | Corrected

  • May 19, 2014 at 4:00PM updated May 20, 2014 at 3:17PM

A science teacher at Oak Harbor Middle School who was seriously injured in a bike-versus-truck accident in Greenbank Saturday is recovering. Christina Bromme, a 56-year-old Oak Harbor resident, was listed in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Monday, according to a hospital spokesperson.

Wildcats take 5th in district tournament | Boys golf

  • May 20, 2014 at 8:33AM

The Oak Harbor High School boys golf team finished tied for fifth in the Northwest District 1 Tournament Monday, May 19, at the Everett Golf and Country Club.

Emerson to run for Kitsap Co. auditor

  • May 21, 2014 at 1:00AM updated May 22, 2014 at 10:09AM

Kelly Emerson hasn’t left politics behind. Emerson surprised many by resigning her position as Island County commissioner earlier this month. She is a Republican and represented District No. 3. Last week, however, she filed in Kitsap County to run for the county auditor position. She is now a Bremerton resident, according to her filing document.

Island agency seeks business partnerships

  • May 21, 2014 at 1:00AM

An agency serving the island’s disabled residents is seeking new partnerships with employers. “We’re about building community,” said Ashley Van Oeveren, area manager for Service Alternatives. “Every community member should have an opportunity to be involved. One of the best ways to be involved is having a job.”

No one owns the county, including the Navy | Letter

  • May 21, 2014 at 1:00AM

Editor, Reader comments such as, “COER people should just move away if they don’t like jet noise,” so frequently published by the Whidbey News-Times, are very un-American. In a democracy, we allow, even encourage, others to have an opinion different from our own. Majority voice should not muffle the minority voice. Both can exist. That’s the American way.

Whidbey General Hospital mum on allegations against nurse

  • May 21, 2014 at 2:00AM

A nursing administrator at Whidbey General Hospital is being investigated for allegedly assaulting a patient last week, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office. The spokesperson for the hospital said Tuesday she cannot comment on the allegations and wouldn’t say whether the alleged assailant is currently working there.

Middle School canned food drive underway

  • May 21, 2014 at 2:00AM updated May 23, 2014 at 4:38PM

North Whidbey Middle School is holding a canned food drive to benefit Relay for Life and North Whidbey Help House. The food drive, which started Monday, collects canned food only. Donations will be accepted for two weeks.

Coupeville a perfect place for community fitness center | Letter

  • May 21, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, My name is Anthony Bergeron and I am student at Coupeville High School. I would like to address Coupeville and why it should consider building a community center that includes an indoor basketball court with a weight room. Being a basketball player, I have been looking for a place like this so that I am able to practice my skills. The only place that I know that is like this is the Navy base gym in Oak Harbor.

Marijuana business bad for Oak Harbor | Letter

  • May 21, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, I returned to my car, stunned. Just a week ago I read how good service drove a car business to success. Now, I learned how the marijuana folks are driving great service businesses ro shut down by forcing seven large buildings in the Goldie Road Business Park to relocate in 30 days if they are unwilling to absorb and pay a 300 percent increase in rent.

Man rescued from submerged car

  • May 21, 2014 at 3:00AM updated at 8:59AM

A bystander jumped in the water to rescue the driver of a car that ran off the road and into a pond at the intersection of State Highway 20 and Keystone Avenue Friday. The driver, who asked to remain anonymous, was trapped inside the vehicle as it sank.

Island County 'Health Heroes' honored

  • May 21, 2014 at 3:00AM updated at 4:41PM

Island County residents, organizations and businesses were honored Monday as recipients of the Linda Lee Martens Memorial Community Health Hero award. The Island County Board of Health convenes annually with the Community Health Advisory Board to honor recipients who are selected from a pool nominated by the community.

Cut in athletic fees a welcome step by Oak Harbor schools | In Our Opinion

  • May 21, 2014 at 4:00AM

t’s not often you hear that fees and costs are going down, but that’s exactly what’s happening in the Oak Harbor School District. Starting next school year, a number of athletic fees will be dropping, many of them significantly.

A special place to call home | Letter

  • May 21, 2014 at 4:00AM

Editor, Next month I graduate from Coupeville High School and step into the real world with hopes to pursue a higher education. I have been in Coupeville Schools since second grade, and have grown up with those in my senior class, along with growing up with this community. I may have not made an impact on my community, but they have made an impact on me.

Island marks Memorial Day

  • May 21, 2014 at 4:00AM

Coupeville will host its annual parade Saturday and Memorial Day ceremonies will take place in three Whidbey Island locations Monday to honor those who served in the military. Coupeville’s parade, which consists of 75 entries, will start at 11 a.m. on South Main Street and finish at Coupeville Town Park.

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