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County study to research speed concerns

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 3:00AM

Speed limits on roads throughout Island County will be examined in a study this fall in response to petitions filed by residents.

Military Announcement

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 3:00AM

Oak Harbor graduate Brian A. Sutherland completes training.

Tamayo's Restaurant owner starting fresh

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 3:00AM

As far back as she can remember, Jessie Tamayo has prepared her own food.

Interim Oak Harbor schools superintendent heading home

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 3:00AM

After fulfilling his 190-day contract as the interim assistant superintendent of the Oak Harbor School District, Karst Brandsma has returned home to Everett, Wash., to enjoy time with his grandkids, traveling and working on house projects.

Dean's List Announcements

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 3:00AM

The following local students were named to Dean's Lists for the spring term:

Births — Whidbey General Hospital

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 3:00AM

OAKLEY PAGE SCRIVER, 8 pounds, 3 ounces, was born June 27. She is the daughter of Jerrold Scriver lll and Meggan Hagen of Clinton.

Harbor Tower Village in Oak Harbor gets award for quality

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 3:00AM

Harbor Tower Village has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award.

Letter highlights Washington’s failing schools | The Petri Dish

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 3:00AM

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn doesn’t want to use the word “failing” when talking about Washington’s public schools.

Fishing derby catches winners in Oak Harbor

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 4:00AM

Travis Westman and his mom, Jill, took the hook out of a small fish Saturday, trying not to cause any damage before they released it back into Puget Sound.

City to discuss sewer plans at meeting tonight

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 5:00AM

Will Oak Harbor lose any of its most valuable park land to a new sewage treatment plant?

Warm weather brings Island County burn ban

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 5:00AM

No outdoor fires starting on July 15. Island County will be under a modified burn ban starting Tuesday, July 15.

Nobody injured in Oak Harbor shooting; bullets hit house, garage, cars

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 5:00AM

Police in Oak Harbor are investigating what appears to be a motiveless shooting early Tuesday morning.

A grand tribute | Art sculptures in Oak Harbor honor former teachers

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Jan Whitsitt’s eyes filled with tears as she addressed a small crowd near a neatly landscaped garden spot at Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor last Thursday night.

Fun-filled Fourth in Oak Harbor | Slideshow

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 4:00AM updated at 1:51PM

Patriotism goes on display as Oak Harbor celebrates Independence Day.

Whidbey General Hospital head nurse charged in alleged assault

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 5:32PM

Prosecutors charged the chief nursing officer at Whidbey General Hospital last week with assaulting a patient.

Oak Harbor can't catch Ferndale | Legion

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 10:20AM

The Oak Harbor Legion baseball team battled back several times but couldn't quite catch host Ferndale in a 7-5 loss Wednesday, July 9.

Central Whidbey wins series, heads to state | 13/14 softball

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 10:19AM

Central Whidbey wrapped up a berth in the state 13/14 Little League softball tournament by defeating North Whidbey 17-6 in five innings Tuesday at Coupeville High School.

Rape suspect discovered hiding in North Whidbey woman's yard | Audio clip

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jun 18, 2014 at 10:50AM

North Whidbey resident Darcy Zook got the scare of a lifetime when police caught a suspect in a brutal rape and kidnapping case hiding in an orchard just outside her door Saturday. Zook said her neighborhood on Moran Beach Lane was swarming with law enforcement officers from five different agencies as they searched for a suspect. Things started getting a little terrifying when a K-9 officer from the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office came to her door; he said he had seen a man in a hoodie run across the road and go to her house.

Letter inaccurate and filled with mistruths | Letter

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 4:20PM

Editor, Maryon Attwood’s letter on June 14 is rife with untruths and misconceptions. The U.S. Department of Defense budget is not “well over 50 percent of the federal budget.” It is 18 percent, while both Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid are larger, together comprising more than 50 percent of the federal budget. Most Naval aviators and flight officers do not make $120,000 a year.

Island County to cover fair’s electrical upgrades

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 1:00AM

State-required electrical upgrades at the Island County Fairgrounds will be paid for by Island County. The $8,789 reimbursement was seen as a victory for the Island County Fair Association, the nonprofit organization that produces the annual Whidbey Island Area Fair in exchange for the use and management of the 12.8 acres. However, the bulk of the fair association’s request — $18,841 to expose the ceiling of the Pole Building’s dining room — was not funded.

Crabbing season begins July 3 around Whidbey Island

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 1:00AM

Harvesting season for delectable Dungeness and red rock crab begins July 3 around Whidbey Island. Marine areas 8-1, 8-2 and 9 — all of the waters surrounding the island — open to recreational harvests Thursdays through Mondays each week through Sept. 1. In a news release from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Rich Childers, shellfish policy lead for the agency, said recent test fisheries show that Dungeness crabs remain abundant throughout Puget Sound.

Oak Harbor merchants adding car show on Fourth of July

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00AM

In an effort to attract more visitors to Pioneer Way on the Fourth of July, Oak Harbor’s downtown merchants are adding a car show to the mix. Anyone with a slick car or motorcycle they’d like to show off is invited to participate in the Motorized Classics show, organized by the Downtown Merchants Association. From 2-5 p.m. July 4, cars will be allowed to park on Pioneer Way as long as they’re registered in the show. There are more than 90 parking spaces available with room elsewhere if needed, said Kathy Collantes, who’s running the event and is a broker at Go Realty on Pioneer.

Make-A-Wish fundraiser appreciated | Letter

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, I would like to thank the K-Kids at Crescent Harbor Elementary School for their support of Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington. The K-Kids is a local organization sponsored by the Oak Harbor Kiwanis group. The kids put on an end of the year sock hop to raise money the program.

Author should think before she writes | Letter

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, This letter is in direct response to the writer of the letter entitled, “Don’t military familes get enough services?” The short answer to that question is a resounding “NO!” I should preface my response by saying this letter is the second rendering of my response because I was so thoroughly disgusted and agitated when I read your letter, I knew my initial one could not be published as written.

Students tell about city’s diverse culture through interviews

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00AM

Finishing up their multicultural unit, second graders at Oak Harbor Elementary presented their Digital City of Stories projects just before the end of the school year. The project included four videos of them interviewing members of the various cultures in Oak Harbor. The military, Mexican, Filipino and Netherlands cultures were explored in these videos, which totaled a 39- minute run-time.

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