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11/12 softball ousted; 9/10 baseball stays alive | CWLL

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 3:21PM

Anacortes eliminated the Central/South Whidbey Little League 11/12 softball team from the District 11 tournament with an 18-8 win in five innings at Oak Harbor's Volunteer Park Monday, June 30.

Whidbey loses in extra innings | 13/14 baseball

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 8:50AM

The combined North/Central/South Whidbey 13/14 Junior Little League baseball team opened the district playoffs with a tough loss, falling 3-2 in nine innings to Sedro-Woolley Monday, June 30, in Anacortes.

North Whidbey rolls by Anacortes | 11/12 baseball

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 3:22PM

Receiving offensive help from throughout the lineup, the North Whidbey Little League 11/12 baseball team clubbed Anacortes 11-1 in four innings Monday, June 30, in the District 11 tournament in Langley.

Question of the Week:

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 9:00AM

Do you think firework regulations should be more or less strict, and why?

Wildcats blanked by Mount Vernon | Legion

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 9:04AM

The Oak Harbor Legion baseball team had its chances but couldn't punch across any runs in a 9-0 non-league loss to visiting Mount Vernon Monday, June 30.

Woman jumps off Deception Pass Bridge

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:38PM

A 25-year-old woman jumped off the deception pass bridge at 12:30 p.m. Friday, according to the Island County Sheriff's Department.

Fourth OH July parade lineup

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 3:07PM

Fourth OH July parade lineup Oak Harbor Police Department Oak Harbor Fire Department Navy Region Northwest Fire and EMS North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Emergency Response Vehicles Navy Color Guard More...

Church Notes

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 2:00AM

St. Hubert Catholic Church is holding VACATION BIBLE SCHOOl: The Garden of Eden Monday, July 7 through Wednesday, July 9 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. For children Pre-K through 6th grade. To register, call Rachel at 360-221-7744.

Food drive to decide donkey’s department affiliation

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 2:00AM

As part of the North Whidbey Help House’s Christmas in July, the Oak Harbor police and fire departments are holding a competitive food drive.

Lawmakers right to seek Ferries shakeup | Our Viewpoint

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 2:00AM

Hindsight is 20/20. But when $144 million in taxpayer money is spent to design and build a new state ferry, you expect a whole lot of foresight.

South Whidbey port looks at taking over fair property management

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 3:00AM

Boat launches, marinas and leasing land for a cell tower, but the Island County Fairgrounds? In a surprise move last week, Port of South Whidbey commissioners voted unanimously to consider taking over management of the Langley property, a job currently performed by the Island County Fair Association.

Independence means curbing dependence

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 3:00AM

While much of today’s news deals with America’s decline, there is hope we can stimulate our economy, create manufacturing jobs and pay down our national debt by increasing our manufacturing and energy production.

Bell's Farm strawberry season short and sweet

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 3:00AM

When strawberries are in season on Whidbey Island, Colleen VanDyke knows that her phone will start ringing between 7 and 7:30 each morning.

Soroptimists install officers

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 3:00AM

The Soroptimist Club of Oak Harbor recently installed its new officers.

Art & About

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 3:00AM

Landscapes in pastels by artist JUDY SJERVEN are on display at Oak Harbor Library in June. The library is located at 1000 SE Regatta Drive. For more information, call 360-675-5115.

Island County Transportation meetings to be held in July

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 4:00AM

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 draft proposed goals, policies and future transportation conditions.

Why hasn’t the county joined computer age? | Letter

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 4:00AM

Editor, I have pondered this for some time now: Why isn’t Island County in the computer age? What is he talking about, you ask?

Thanks to those who helped with gardens | Letter

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 4:00AM

Editor, From 8 a.m. until about 2 p.m., on Saturday, June 21, 27 generous people converged on the gardens in front of the Island County Museum.

COER member actions have a ripple effect | Letter

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 4:00AM

Editor, In her June 14 letter titled, “Attributed quotes about defaced bills misleading,” Becky Spraitzar endeavored to clear the record by alleging that she was misquoted by a reporter and demanded therein that the alleged misquotation be corrected. She stated, “It is important that quotes published be accurate.”

Climate problem is solvable with change | Letter

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 4:00AM

Editor, I’ve just returned from the other Washington, where I was pleased to meet with our congressman, Rick Larsen.

Island County seeking representative for Law and Justice Council

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 4:00AM

The Board of Island County Commissioners is seeking a citizen member representative from County Commissioner District No. 3 to serve on the Law and Justice Council for a term that expires on Feb. 28, 2015.

Please be respectful with your fireworks | Letter

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 4:00AM

Editor, Every year, animals and people have a hard time with the extremely frightening noise of the fireworks.

State representatives call for changes at state ferries

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 5:00AM

Washington’s newest ferry went into service Monday amid the concerns of two lawmakers that a flawed design is causing some vehicles to bottom out as they transition from ramps onto upper parking decks.

Zorba's gets new owners

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 5:00AM

Taking over Zorba’s Restaurant was kind of like coming home for Kevin Olson.

Eagle abundance on display | When farmers cut their fields on Whidbey, bald eagles put on show

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 5:00AM

When grass fields were cut near Michael Crump’s house in Oak Harbor in early June, he got a bird’s- eye view of a spectacular nature show.

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