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Oak Harbor Emblem Club awards four scholarships to Whidbey seniors

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 2:00AM

The Oak Harbor Emblem Club recently awarded scholarships to four Whidbey Island high school seniors. The recipients of the $1,100 academic scholarships are Tess Radisch of South Whidbey, Soleil Sykes of Oak Harbor and Heni Barnes of Coupeville.

County to hold meetings to discuss transportation projects and goals

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 2:00AM

Island County’s Transportation Element Update project team will visit locations around the county for a second time to update interested citizens on projects and gather input on early drafts of proposed goals, policies and future transportation conditions.

Penn Cove water district requests expansion, hearing set for July 7

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 2:00AM

Island County commissioners will review an expansion to Penn Cove Water & Sewer District to ensure it complies with state Department of Health requirements.

Friday nights are better when shared with friends | Harbor Highlights

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 2:00AM

During the first five years of our marriage, my husband and I both worked full time, hauled our golden retriever everywhere because we assumed everyone loved him as much as we did and remodeled our first house — a 1,100-square-foot track home located on a street lined in motor homes and boats.

Church Notes

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 3:00AM

LIFE CHURCH is holding Jesus: Rockstar Kids Camp 2014 Tuesday, July 22, through Friday, July 25. It’s for children ages 6-12.

Equestrian program teaching life lessons

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 3:00AM

Commonly referred to as EqX, the program is a crossroads between having a desire and finding a way to make it happen, said Miriam Burk, a founder of the nonprofit group.

Keep telling us what you want in the WNT | Publisher's Column

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 3:00AM

It’s been two months since we launched the metered system on the Whidbey News-Times website, and the initial results brought exciting news.

Oak Harbor School District launches dropout outreach program

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 3:00AM

Oak Harbor School District has started a dropout outreach program called iGrad Academy in efforts to meet their on-time graduation goal.

Bouyed by emails, letters showing support for COER | Letter

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 4:00AM

The theme of this letter is a series of inconvenient truths. Despite allusions in the June 11, 2014 Whidbey News-Times, Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve has had absolutely nothing to do with the defacing of U.S. currency. It seems these stamped bills are being circulated in Oak Harbor by someone who lives or works in Oak Harbor.

Disrupting Larsen meeting was rude | Letter

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 4:00AM

The whining estate owners who want the touch-and-go Outlying Field Coupeville to be removed because of the engine noise ought to have some sensitivity to the noise they created at the recent Coupeville meeting with our state representative.

Harassment always unacceptable: Community must find common ground | Letter

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 4:00AM

The training flights of the Navy Growler planes continue to create controversy in our community. There are strong feelings on all sides, yet we need to find common ground to move forward.

Monson should submit resignation | Letter

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 4:00AM

I can’t think of anything less likely to persuade those of us caught in the middle of this naval noise debate — to make us forget any rational arguments for the COER cause of curtailing necessary training exercises of the U.S. Navy on Whidbey — than for the leader of Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve to attack, verbally and physically, an upstanding Whidbey Island citizen.

COER fast losing any creditability | Letter

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 4:00AM

I see the president of Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve is really trying to make a name for himself and his group of “concerned citizens.”

Bucs ready to set sail on Fourth | Oak Harbor Yacht Club’s float continues to be a parade favorite

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 5:00AM

The Fourth of July Parade in Oak Harbor is fast approaching, and residents are already looking forward to the processional and ensuing celebration.

Two rollover crashes reported Thursday | Three injured in Coupeville accidents

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 5:00AM

Three people were transported to the hospital and one man was seriously injured in two separate rollover accidents on the highway south of Coupeville Thursday evening.

Rare or not on Whidbey, turkey vulture sightings thrill some

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 5:00AM

Bald eagles are a common and, for some, a thrilling sight on Whidbey Island. However, another bald-headed bird is a less-common, more-surprising and no-less-thrilling sight for some residents.

Waste Management closing call center

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 6:00AM

More than 120 employees will lose their jobs when the Waste Management call center closes its doors in September.

Oh deer! | Survey may steer how state handles deer population

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 6:00AM

While walking home from the Coupeville Post Office earlier this month, Theresa Carr was attacked by a deer.

Oak Harbor, Coupeville grads continue to compete in college athletics

  • Jun 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

A player drafted by a professional baseball team and several all-American honors in track highlighted the efforts of Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school graduates who competed in college sports this spring.

CWLL wins, NWLL loses in district openers | 11/12 baseball

  • Jun 30, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 11:14AM

Central Whidbey Little League's 11/12 baseball team opened District 11 play at South Whidbey by slipping past Sedro-Woolley 2-1 Sunday, June 28.

Central/South Whidbey eliminates NWLL from district | 11/12 softball

  • Jun 30, 2014 at 10:52AM

Withstanding a late rally, the Central/South Whidbey Little League 11/12 softball team tipped North Whidbey 11-9 in a loser-out game Sunday, June 29, in the District 11 tournament at Oak Harbor's Volunteer Park.

Oak Harbor falls in bid for state tournament | Babe Ruth

  • Jun 30, 2014 at 11:14AM

Burlington used a 10-run first inning to cruise by the Oak Harbor Babe Ruth 13/14 baseball team 17-4 in a winner-to-state, loser-out game in the district tournament at Burlington's Rotary Field Friday, June 27.

Central/South Whidbey closing in on state berth | 9/10 softball

  • Jun 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Central/South Whidbey Little League 9/10 softball team is one win from earning a trip to state.

North Whidbey wins 2 thrillers | 9/10 baseball

  • Jun 30, 2014 at 1:00PM

Coach Mark Tanner has labeled his North Whidbey Little League 9/10 baseball team the "Cardiac Kids." The nickname came after two heart-thumping wins in the District 11 tournament at Sedro-Woolley's Kiwanis Fields Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29.

Oak Harbor wins wood bat tournament | Legion

  • Jun 30, 2014 at 1:32PM

The Oak Harbor Legion baseball team shines brightest during tournament play; this time claiming the title in the Anacortes Wood Bat Tournament June 27-29.

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