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Car submerged near Keystone
Dec 11 2012, 2:35 PM
A diver had to swim down about 35 to 45 feet Monday morning to get to a car that had plunged to the bottom of a Central Whidbey pond over the weekend.
Trooper Jesse Greene with the Washington State Patrol said the driver, a Port Townsend woman, slid the car into the pond Saturday morning on her way to the Coupeville ferry dock.
Flashing crosswalks in Oak Harbor aids pedestrians
Dec 11 2012, 2:41 PM
Oak Harbor city and school officials were taken by surprise by an accident last week where a motorist struck a middle school student walking in a crosswalk.
The crosswalk, located on Whidbey Avenue at the intersection of Izett Street near North Whidbey Middle School, is one of a number of crossings near schools in town that received lighted upgrades last summer. Those lights are designed to make crosswalks more visible to motorists and safer for pedestrians. Those upgrades cost $360,000.
Increase in Oak Harbor bar violence sparks concern
Dec 19 2012, 12:25 PM
Oak Harbor officials are concerned about a series of violence incidents — including a fatality — associated with bars in Oak Harbor over the last few months, but are finding solutions elusive.
In four incidents, alcohol-fueled attacks allegedly lead to someone getting seriously injured after being punched in the head and falling to the ground.
North Whidbey park district board approves nearly $1 million budget
Dec 11 2012, 2:46 PM
The commissioners for the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District approved a nearly $1 million budget for 2013 during a recent special meeting.
The taxpayer supported organization, known for operating the John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool, will have a $984,685 budget for the coming year.
Island County Treasurer’s Office honors volunteers who help keep department running
Dec 11 2012, 2:47 PM
A small host of volunteers were honored by Island County elected officials last week for their critical contributions at the Treasurer’s Office this fall.
Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson presented each of the eight volunteers with certificates of appreciation during a special brunch thrown in their honor this past Thursday.
“The whole county is benefiting from what you’re doing so thank you,” Price Johnson said.
Navy Band Northwest kicks off holidays
Dec 11 2012, 2:52 PM
For many Oak Harbor area residents, the holiday season isn’t official until Navy Band Northwest has performed its annual concert.
The band performed before a packed house Saturday evening at Oak Harbor High School’s Student Union building.
“We always know we’re going to have a great turnout whenever we come to Oak Harbor,” said band director Lt. Robert Coats. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to interact with the community.”
Whidbey residents remember Pearl Harbor
Dec 11 2012, 2:57 PM
Gray skies were but a reflection of the somber mood at a Pearl Harbor Remembrance ceremony held Friday at Crescent Harbor Marina on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Seaplane Base.
The traditional remembrance service was put together by Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 and included community members, local Pearl Harbor survivors as well as other active duty personnel. Although the weather didn’t cooperate, the rain didn’t dampen the emotional spirit of the message that has lived on since that infamous day.
“Freedom is the price and each generation pays its due,” said Cmdr. Lew Callaway, Executive Officer of VAQ-129.
Garage of Blessings focuses on giving to Whidbey
Dec 11 2012, 3:02 PM
Oak Harbor resident Kristiina Miller found her calling in life in a cold industrial garage on the north end of town.
It may not seem like much from the outside, but inside it is filled with clothes, housewares, furniture, books, toys, crafts, some food and a plethora of other everyday items. It’s all free to anyone who comes in.
“The blessings are unlimited,” Miller said.
Oak Harbor looks at options for animal control management
Dec 11 2012, 3:07 PM
Oak Harbor city officials are looking for someone to provide and operate an animal shelter to care for lost and unwanted pets.
The city council voted Tuesday to issue a request for proposals for animal control management and operations services, even though it’s still unclear whether the Navy is going to continue to partner with the city on animal control.
Mentality ensures nobody wins | Letters
Dec 11 2012, 3:09 PM
Deja’ vu is the word I would use that best describes the action taken by the petitioners to end the Naval flight operations at Outlying Field Coupeville. As a veteran of Vietnam, I experienced being ordered to remove my uniform before re-entering the continental United States after dark.