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Island invasion: Tent caterpillars munching their way across Whidbey Island

  • May 24, 2014 at 5:00AM

Some think they’re cool, others say they’re gross. While opinions on tent caterpillars seem to vary, there is one thing no one seems to dispute — the little buggers are everywhere. Estimated by experts to number in the billions, they’re wiggling and munching their way across communities throughout Western Washington, and Whidbey Island is no exception.

Hennemann files complaint with PDC against Jacks

  • May 24, 2014 at 5:00AM updated May 27, 2014 at 9:13AM

Republican candidate for Island County commissioner Marc Hennemann filed a public disclosure complaint Wednesday against Democrat Karla Jacks. Hennemann filed the complaint with the Public Disclosure Commission through his campaign manager, Tony Wallace. Hennemann alleges that Jacks’ camp is not gathering appropriate donor data for contributions exceeding $100.

Oak Harbor housekeeper steals from elderly client

  • May 24, 2014 at 5:00AM

An Oak Harbor housekeeper accused of stealing from her 91-year-old client is facing a list of felony charges, court documents state. Prosecutors charged Marcia D. Selch, 32, in Island County Superior Court May 21 with identity theft, possession of stolen property and 24 counts of forgery.

Neighbors making waves in opposition to AT&T cell tower on North Whidbey

  • May 24, 2014 at 6:00AM

Nancyjo Dzubay refuses to allow a 110-foot cell tower to be built in her back yard. “It’s literally going to be out my back door on the property line,” Dzubay said. “I’m super, super pissed.”

Caregiver is secretly a man in a wetsuit | Island Scanner

  • May 24, 2014 at 6:00AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Friday, May 9 At 1:06 p.m., a driver reported that protesters at OLF Coupeville had signs hanging over the roadway and she was concerned that someone might get hit. Another caller reported that protesters were jumping in front of cars. At 3:55 p.m., a Lake Drive resident reported that a wet cat was under her porch. At 5:20 p.m., a Magnolia Lane resident reported that a man in a plaid shirt yelled at

WIC, other groups relocate off base

  • May 24, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Women Infants and Children’s program is among the groups who have moved or are being moved off Whidbey Island Naval Air Station as part of a national push. As the result of a Government Accountability Office audit, the federal government decided to stop paying for non-federal agencies to use buildings on base rent and utility free, according to Sheila Murray, public affairs officer for Navy Region Northwest Environmental.

Weekend events remember those who sacrificed

  • May 24, 2014 at 6:00AM

Every Memorial Day, speakers at ceremonies across the nation feel they have to explain what the point of the holiday is. Perhaps it’s the nonspecific name of “Memorial Day,” but many people have no idea who or what they are supposed to be commemorating. As the unofficial start of summer, the meaning sometimes gets lost amongst the barbecues and road trips. So let’s be clear.

Leete nears end of stellar OHHS career | Girls golf

  • May 24, 2014 at 7:00AM

In the backyard of Oak Harbor High School’s Joanna Leete’s home sits a trampoline -- and a golf course.

Wildcat pair wins at district | Track

  • May 25, 2014 at 2:00PM updated May 27, 2014 at 8:58AM

Dejon Devroe and John Rodeheffer ran to individual championships for Oak Harbor High School at the district 3A track finals Friday, May 23, at Shoreline Stadium, qualifying for the state meet.

Record day again for Stone | Track

  • May 25, 2014 at 2:49PM

The level of competition at the 1A tri-district track meet was tough this year – just ask Coupeville's Makana Stone.

Coupeville earns trip to state tournament | Softball

  • May 25, 2014 at 2:00PM updated May 27, 2014 at 8:58AM

The Coupeville High School softball team enacted a little revenge to complete its improbable journey to the state tournament.

Missed opportunities stop Wolves | Baseball

  • May 25, 2014 at 2:00PM updated May 27, 2014 at 8:58AM

The books “What If?” and “What Could Have Been” are thick, but the Coupeville High School baseball team was able to cram in one more page.

Oak Harbor pair selected for elite swim camp

  • May 27, 2014 at 9:00AM

Kelly Huffer and Olivia Tungate, eighth-graders at Oak Harbor Middle School, have been selected to attend the USA Swimming Zone Select Camp in Tempe, Arizona, May 29-June 1.

Treece wins playoff for WGC Invitational title

  • May 27, 2014 at 10:07AM

He had to work overtime and through steady rain, but Rob Treece captured the 49th annual Whidbey Golf Club Men's Invitational Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25.

Coupeville knows how to honor those who have served their country | Letter

  • May 28, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, I would like to commend the citizens and organizations of Coupeville for the outstanding Memorial Day parade on Saturday.

Coupeville chamber thanks volunteers| Letter

  • May 28, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, On behalf of the Coupeville Chamber Board and myself, I would like to sincerely thank (the volunteers) for your support and hard work on the Memorial Day celebration.

Oak Harbor man catches 103-pound halibut with 'Southern remedy'

  • May 28, 2014 at 2:00AM

This wasn’t the sort of fishing Brian Punch grew up around back home in Louisiana. Yet a tip he got from his dad when he was a boy resonated with him while he and two friends went fishing for halibut earlier this month near Anacortes.

Oak Harbor honors the fallen

  • May 28, 2014 at 3:00AM

Heads bowed and tears were shed during a Memorial Day service Monday at Maple Leaf Cemetery in Oak Harbor. Graves decorated with flags and flowers surrounded a group of more than 60 people who gathered despite rain earlier that morning.

Hillcrest and Oak Harbor elementary schools hold fundraisers

  • May 28, 2014 at 3:00AM

Hillcrest and Oak Harbor elementary schools held fundraisers to benefit worthy causes this past Friday. Hillcrest held a walkathon, during which students walked and ran around a field in exchange for donations. Oak Harbor Elementary opted for a different tactic. Students there jump-roped for donations.

Citizens should be allowed to vote on rezones | Letter

  • May 28, 2014 at 4:00AM

Editor, I recently read the article a few issues back about Mark Calim and two other business owners being forced to relocate because the greedy property owner tripled their rent, figuring he could make more money renting the property as drug emporiums.

Fidalgo Avenue Pig Roast to become Oak Harbor Pigfest

  • May 28, 2014 at 4:00AM updated at 1:49PM

The hugely popular Fidalgo Avenue Block Party and Pig Roast is taking on a new name, new location and a broader audience. “It’s going to become a premier event for Oak Harbor,” said organizer Scott Fraser, owner and chef of Frasers Gourmet Hideaway.

Parks director jumps in with both feet

  • May 28, 2014 at 4:00AM

The new director for North Whidbey Parks and Recreation District is jumping into the his role with both feet. Gino Wolfe said he retired from a 29-year career in the Navy and when he saw the parks and rec district was hiring for the key position.

Before cancer, life was perfect for Oak Harbor family

  • May 28, 2014 at 5:00AM updated at 12:12PM

By many accounts, life as a Navy spouse can be full of challenges, particularly when raising young children. April Stach figures she was lucky. Her husband’s job didn’t involve as many lengthy deployments as before. He would come home from work around 4:30 in the afternoon, and soon they’d be off to soccer practice as a family.

Grease fire destroys Oak Harbor home

  • May 28, 2014 at 5:00AM

A grease fire destroyed a mobile home on Spitfire Lane in Oak Harbor Friday afternoon. No one was injured. The blaze, which damaged the doublewide home, was apparently caused when grease used for deep frying caught fire and spread.

Late historian, WNT editor's home to burn for firefighter training

  • May 28, 2014 at 6:00AM

A piece of Oak Harbor history will go up in flames — repeatedly — over the weekend. All for a good cause. Oak Harbor Fire Chief Ray Merrill said the home in which the late Dorothy Neil lived is going to be burned down by the fire department on Saturday.

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