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Thankful for toy drive support | Letters
Feb 08 2013, 2:34 PM
On behalf of the boys and girls on Whidbey Island who received toys this Christmas, I would like to thank everyone involved in Toys For Tots this year. Working with the distribution agencies from North to South Whidbey, Toys For Tots was able to deliver 4,704 toys to 1,839 children on the island during the 2012 Christmas season.
Talented Terrace zips by Wildcats | Boys basketball
Feb 11 2013, 9:18 AM
Sixth-ranked Mountlake Terrace, considered by most as the best boys basketball team in Wesco 3A, raced by Oak Harbor 64-32 in a district semifinal game at Everett's Jackson High School Saturday, Feb. 9.
Oak Harbor 3rd at district meet | Swimming
Feb 11 2013, 10:06 AM
Three individuals, and possibly a fourth, and three relay teams qualified for state for Oak Harbor as the Wildcats finished third at the 11-team district swim meet at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Saturday, Feb. 9.
Wildcats earn 11 state berths | Wrestling
Feb 11 2013, 11:05 AM
It was near perfection as 11 of the 12 Oak Harbor High School wrestlers who qualified for last weekend's regional tournaments earned berths in the state meet.
TV’s Dateline focuses on Whidbey murder
Feb 14 2013, 10:01 AM
Peggy Sue Thomas will be sentenced Friday morning for her role in a 2003 murder on South Whidbey.
On Friday night, Thomas and her ex-boyfriend, convicted murderer James Huden, will be featured on a two-hour episode of Dateline reporting on the slaying of Russel Douglas. The NBC news magazine show begins at 8 p.m.
Familiar Whidbey Island faces will also appear on the show, including Detective Mark Plumberg with the Island County Sheriff’s Office and Prosecutor Greg Banks.
Island County targets gun-ban law
Feb 15 2013, 8:57 AM
Following suit with city of Oak Harbor, Island County is setting its sights on doing away with its own decades-old section of code banning the public possession of firearms in parks by citizens.
That was one of a series of proposed revisions to the park’s code reviewed by the commissioners last week.
Most are “housekeeping items,” but a section that bans all but authorized law enforcement personnel from having guns in parks is being tagged for removal strictly for legal reasons.
Former Langley mayor DQ’d from holding public office
Feb 12 2013, 3:25 PM
It’s official. Former Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick is disqualified from ever holding public office in the state again.
Island County Judge Alan Hancock issued an order of default and judgment against Kwarsick last week.
Hancock ruled that Kwarsick’s convictions for “knowingly making a false or misleading statement in any official report or statement while he was the planning director of the City of Langley” constitutes a malfeasance in office.
North Whidbey firefighters rescue man from cliff
Feb 12 2013, 3:29 PM
Firefighters saved a man who fell halfway down a 120-foot cliff off West Beach Road Sunday afternoon.
Mike Brown, deputy chief of North Whidbey Fire and Rescue, said the 19-year-old man was at an observation point on private property north of Fort Nugent Road when he lost his footing and tumbled down the bank towards the water.
Three Highway 20 intersections near Outlying Field to become one
Feb 12 2013, 3:34 PM
In response to public concern, the Washington State Department of Transportation, working with Island Transit and Island County, unveiled plans to alter three intersections on Highway 20 between Outlying Field and Island Transit’s headquarters.
The transportation agency wants to close the intersections on Highway 20 at Old Smith Prairie and Parker roads. The plans call for funneling traffic from Parker Road onto Morris Road. A left-turn lane and a right-turn lane will be installed on Highway 20 at the intersection with Morris Road.
$400,000 in warrants for alleged Oak Harbor truck thief
Feb 12 2013, 3:37 PM
A 31-year-old man accused of trying to elude a state trooper in a stolen pickup truck and crashing it into a house is wanted on $400,000 worth of warrants after missing his own trial.
Derek J. Cartmell also forfeited a $50,000 bond he posted when he was released on bail and is facing a new charge for bail jumping.
Cartmell, an Anacortes resident, is charged in Island County Superior Court with possession of a stolen vehicle, attempting to elude police, possession of methamphetamine and hit and run.