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Coupeville expands senior services

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 1:00AM updated Sep 23, 2014 at 9:39AM

Central Whidbey seniors won’t have to travel north or south much longer for senior programs. The Town of Coupeville is partnering with Senior Services and Coupeville United Methodist Church to add activities and programs following Senior Services’ regular Wednesday lunch, which has been offered since 2011.

Candidate’s backers seem to be anti-NAS | Letter

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, We need to vote for Rick Hannold for Island County commissioner, District 3, this November. Here’s one big reason why: “Progressives” backing liberal Karla Jacks for the District 3 job are after Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

Couples say honesty key in marriage longevity

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 2:00AM

After marrying in 1949, Dennis Lougheed spent the next six decades following a policy of total honesty. It’s apparently worked well for him and his wife, Barbara Calhoun.

Smart thing would be plugging ears | Letter

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 3:00AM

Editor, Here I go again. I am 96 years old and I’m not a mental giant like some of the leaders of the anti-OLF group think they are. I am old fashioned enough to know there’s an easy way to solve most problems. If my family were home when the planes started going over my house, I would say, “Here come our noisy friends.”

Kite Festival soars this weekend

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Sep 22, 2014 at 11:19AM

Colorful kites of all shapes and sizes will fill the sky above Camp Casey once again this month during the Whidbey Island Kite Festival. The festival and sport kite competition is Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21.

Hannold is a better choice than Jacks | Letter

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 3:00AM

Editor, Let me say right from the start that I completely, wholeheartedly and unequivocally endorse Rick Hannold for election to the District No. 3 seat on the Island County Board of Commissioners. I strongly urge all of you who were so kind as to honor me with your votes in last month’s primary to cast your vote for Rick this November.

School board president is new Oak Harbor Chamber director

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 23, 2014 at 9:37AM

The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce announced Friday that Oak Harbor School Board president and local businesswoman Christine Cribb was appointed as its new director, effective Monday. “We live in a phenomenal community,” Cribb said Friday. “I’m humbled and excited.” Her predecessor, Kathy Reed, was fired Friday, Sept. 12. The board met and voted unanimously to end Reed’s employment, effective the same day. The board has not disclosed the reason for the firing other than it wanted to go “in a different direction.”

Now that Rose is gone, it’s time to focus on change | In Our Opinion

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

After months of turmoil and calls for her head, Island Transit’s executive director resigned Friday. With Martha Rose finally handing over the keys, the process of recovering from IT’s financial mess and rebuilding the public’s trust can now begin.

Oak Harbor mayor, ousted organizer battle over rights to marathon Facebook page

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 23, 2014 at 9:38AM

City of Oak Harbor administration and the former coordinator of the city-owned marathon are playing tug-of-war over a social media venue. Mayor Scott Dudley said he was outraged that Tamra Sipes won’t hand over the proverbial keys to the Whidbey Island Marathon Facebook page. He maintains that the city owns the page because she was under contract when she created it. Dudley said he will pursue the issue in court, if necessary.

Navy Environmental Impact Statement to include up to 36 Growlers at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Oct 13, 2014 at 9:13AM

The Navy says it is revising its Environmental Impact Statement on the EA-18G Growlers to include up to 36 additional aircraft based at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

Coupeville stops Chimacum again | Tennis

  • Oct 13, 2014 at 9:52AM

The Coupeville High School tennis team played Chimacum in back-to-back matches, and both were wins for the Wolves.

Strong finish carries PT past Coupeville | Football

  • Oct 13, 2014 at 9:53AM

The first half was a shootout and the second half a shutout for the Coupeville High School football team in its 56-20 loss at Port Townsend Friday, Oct. 10.

Wolves lose to defending champs | Soccer

  • Oct 13, 2014 at 9:55AM

The defending 2B state soccer champions, Crosspoint Academy, defeated Coupeville 7-1 Saturday, Oct. 11, in Bremerton, but the final score is just one of several story lines.

Oak Harbor chamber OK with new lodging-tax grant process

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Oct 13, 2014 at 10:43AM

Members of the Oak Harbor City Council won’t be able to simply issue the city’s chamber of commerce $80,000 checks anymore.

Candidates take on spate of local, national topics at South Whidbey forum

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Oct 13, 2014 at 10:44AM

There was more than one surprise at Wednesday’s candidate forum in Freeland where both local and national issues were discussed by general election candidates.

Oak Harbor book fairs a win-win for schools

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Oct 13, 2014 at 10:44AM

Encouraging a love of reading in students is important to Oak Harbor School District educators.

Young Wildcats compete in tournament | Volleyball

  • Oct 13, 2014 at 10:49AM

Oak Harbor High School volleyball coach Kerri Molitor received a glimpse of the future when her team competed at the 16-team Wenatchee Invitational Tournament Saturday, Oct. 11.

Whidbey General Hospital Foundation new director excited to start

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Sep 23, 2014 at 9:37AM

When the executive director position of the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation opened up, Helen Rideau viewed it as a golden opportunity. Having worked in fundraising for about 20 years in Los Angeles, Rideau said she was excited about the chance to move to Whidbey Island. It’s a place she’s gotten to know well over the course of a three-year, long-distance relationship with a Coupeville native, now her fiance.

Islanders win 3rd straight | U-17 soccer

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 8:16AM

The U-17 Islanders soccer club revved up its offense in a 6-2 win over the Issaquah Gunners Sunday, Oct. 12.

Rodeheffer 2nd in state's largest meet | Cross country

  • Oct 13, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Oct 14, 2014 at 8:38AM

Oak Harbor's John Rodeheffer captured second place in the prestigious Hole in the Wall Invitational cross country meet at Lakewood High School in Arlington Saturday, Oct. 11.

Wildcats lock up 3rd place | Tennis

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 9:02AM

With a 7-0 win over visiting Marysville-Pilchuck Monday, Oct. 13, the Oak Harbor High School tennis team is closing in on one of coach Horace Mells' preseason goals.

Deputies union supports fired Island County detective accused of sexual harassment

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Oct 14, 2014 at 11:40AM

The deputies’ union is seeking arbitration over the Island County sheriff’s decision to fire a detective who is accused of sexual harassment.

Republican commissioner backs Democratic candidate for Island County commissioner

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Oct 14, 2014 at 11:41AM

Republican Island County Commissioner Aubrey Vaughan issued a surprise endorsement this week.

Island Scanner | Man barbecues sans clothes; stray goats eat plants

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 2:00AM updated Oct 14, 2014 at 11:41AM

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Crowell takes championship | Women's golf

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 12:19PM

Maria Crowell earned the championship in the first year of the Gallery Women's Golf Club's season-long competition.

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