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Oak Harbor finishes Wesco North season undefeated | Wrestling
Jan 25 2013, 9:07 AM
The Oak Harbor High School wrestling team won 50-29 at Marysville Getchell Thursday, Jan. 24, putting the finishing touches on a Wesco 3A North championship season.
Whidbey Whirlers offers lessons on traditional square dancing
Jan 28 2013, 12:17 PM
It’s toe-tapping fun that has been on Whidbey Island for 40 years, and members of the Whidbey Whirlers would like to share the pleasure of square dancing with anyone who’s willing to learn.
“It’s fun set to music,” said square dance fan Harold Gates, 87.
“Square dancing is not only a lot of fun, but it’s great exercise and it’s good for mental acuity, too, because you have to pay attention to the calls,” said Bob Berka. He and his wife, Linda, are co-presidents of the Whidbey Whirlers.
Accused South Whidbey murderer pleads guilty to lesser offense
Jan 25 2013, 3:20 PM
A former beauty queen pleaded guilty to a plea-bargained charge Thursday, less than a week before she was scheduled to go on trial for first-degree murder.
Peggy Sue Thomas, 47, will likely face four years in prison when she’s sentenced Feb. 15 in Island County Superior Court.
Thomas pleaded guilty to rendering criminal assistance in the first degree, with a special allegation that she or her accomplice was armed with a firearm during the commission of the crime. The firearms allegation adds an automatic three years to the sentence.
Voters receive Oak Harbor school levy ballots
Jan 25 2013, 3:21 PM
Voters should be checking their mailboxes this week to see if they received their ballot for a levy election benefiting the Oak Harbor School District.
Ballots were mailed to most voters this week and they have to be postmarked by Feb. 12 in order to be counted.
The Oak Harbor School District is asking voters to approve a replacement levy they most recently approved four years ago. The new levy has to pass by a simple majority.
Deception Pass retreat center gets a slow upgrade
Jan 25 2013, 3:26 PM
Amid dealing with thousands of tourists, persistent goose and funding problems, Deception Pass State Park staff have been busy completing several projects at a venerable retreat center.
Park staff showed off their latest accomplishment Thursday night by inviting folks to see the Cornet Bay Retreat Center’s recreation hall, which provides valuable meeting space for the groups that enjoy the retreat center.
Jack Hartt, manager of Deception Pass State Park, said workers spent the better part of a year replacing the walls, roof and floor of the recreation hall and installed a porch.
Oak Harbor approves current firm for next phase of new wastewater plant
Jan 25 2013, 3:31 PM
The city of Oak Harbor will be sticking with a national engineering firm for the next phase of a new wastewater treatment facility.
The City Council discussed the options for moving forward with the plant, which is estimated to cost $93.5 million, during the regular meeting last week.
City Engineer Joe Stowell said the council could choose to stay with Carollo Engineers for the design phase; the company was chosen by city officials — following a lengthy selection process — to do the facilities plan and preliminary design work a couple of years ago.
Informed voters will approve Oak Harbor levy | Letters
Jan 25 2013, 3:35 PM
We are citizens of Oak Harbor and a part of this community. We are raising our children here.
If this levy does not pass, it will be detrimental to the success of our students.
We are more concerned for our community now than ever before. A good education does not just affect a student and their families. A good education is our community’s gateway to the future.
The direction that our students go will dictate the direction our community takes.
Take responsiblity and approve Oak Harbor levy | Letters
Jan 25 2013, 3:36 PM
During the past four years of school district budget cuts, the middle schools have been the hardest hit.
We have given up everything that could be cut and are at the bare minimum for staffing, instructional time, and course offerings to students. We even lost our true planning time.
Despite all this loss, the instructional staff has rallied to put their best forward every day for every student. Our kids are improving because of our dedication and skill.
Take pride and approve Oak Harbor levy | Letters
Jan 25 2013, 3:40 PM
Oak Harbor has an important decision to make on February 12 – one that will have a huge impact on the future of our schools and our community.
Recent cuts in federal and state funding to the Oak Harbor School District have led to fewer teachers, less class time and the loss of many athletic and after-school activities.
Times are tough and all levels of government should be scrutinized to ensure funds are used wisely and efficiently.
Gun law was about national security | Letters
Jan 25 2013, 3:40 PM
As the discussion over increased gun controls takes front and center, in light of the most recent massacre in Connecticut, the Second Amendment is called upon by many in various contexts. “My personal rights, My Second Amendment rights,” are used in defense of current gun possession and use conditions.
There has been far less attention to the Second Amendment itself; its wording; its history or its intent by our forefathers. In case you have forgotten the exact wording of the amendment, it is: