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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.

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

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office:

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.

Grone wouldn’t make same errors | Letter

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 2:00AM

There are at least two problems that occurred in the office of Island County treasurer that adversely affected island taxpayers.

Beware of requests to send gift cards | Letter

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 2:00AM

I would like to send my deepest thanks to the employees of the Rite-Aid Pharmacy in Oak Harbor for the good counsel and help they gave me when I was in their store about three weeks ago.

Whidbey eighth-graders attend PLU tech camp

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 2:00AM

Three eigth-grade students recently visited with the Whidbey Island branch of the American Association of University Women to share what they learned at Tech Trek camp.

Academic Notables

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 2:00AM

BENJAMIN ETZELL, son of Kriti and Michael Etzell of Greenbank, has enrolled at Saint John’s University for the 2014-15 school year. Classes for fall semester began Monday, Aug. 25.

Two initiatives on ballot are opposites | Letter

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 2:00AM

It is important for the voters of Island County and Washington state to understand the issues surrounding initiatives 591 and 594.

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