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Langley cow’s death remains a mystery this weekend
Feb 22 2013, 3:57 PM
There’s a whodunnit on South Whidbey and it has nothing to do with Langley’s Mystery Weekend.
This mystery involves a healthy black Angus cow found dead by its owner, Diane Schneider, on her farm near Midvale off Maxwelton Road.
“I’ve got 11,” she said when asked how many cows she has. “I had 12 until just a few hours ago.”
She was standing over the body of what was a healthy 6-year-old cow. She discovered its carcass lying in the corner of a muddy, grassy pasture.
Trio faces charges for kidnapping and beating on North Whidbey
Feb 22 2013, 3:58 PM
A trio is facing kidnapping and other charges for allegedly beating a couple with hammers and then locking them in the trunk of a car, court documents state.
The three suspects, Ralph D. Arnold, 25, of Oak Harbor, Maureen D. Hodges, 55, of Bellingham and Michelle E. Hodges, 26, of Bellingham, pleaded not guilty to the charges against them last week.
Exiting commander reflects on Whidbey accomplishments
Feb 22 2013, 3:59 PM
After three and a half years at the stick, Capt. Jay Johnston turned over leadership of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station this week.
Command was passed to Capt. Michael K. Nortier, a native of Sodus, N.Y., during a formal ceremony on base Friday.
Nortier reports to the airbase from U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Operations Directorate.
Looking forward to continued growth with NAS Whidbey | Editorial
Feb 22 2013, 4:02 PM
Whidbey Island Naval Air Station said goodbye to its leader of more than three years this week and welcomed a replacement.
Capt. Jay Johnston turned over leadership of the Navy base to Capt. Michael K. Nortier Friday.
The change of command ceremony was covered by a Whidbey News-Times reporter, but due to press deadlines, a story won’t appear in the print edition until Wednesday.
Oak Harbor school levy vote was a joke | Letters
Feb 22 2013, 4:03 PM
The vote on the school levy was a joke. There was no way homeowners could possibly vote it down. Renters outnumber homeowners by about 52 percent to 48 percent in Oak Harbor.
So the people least affected by the levy get to vote against the people most affected. You call this a fair vote? It smells a lot like Obama politics to me.
Guns needed in civilized society | Letters
Feb 22 2013, 4:04 PM
What’s so special about gun rights people, the ones who don’t want any regulation? Every right has limits and responsibilities.
What’s so awful about closing loopholes and requiring registration and background checks for all gun purchases and outlawing assault weapons and magazines? Why would a law-abiding citizen object to reasonable limits?
Need to review national debt | Letters
Feb 22 2013, 4:05 PM
Do we as a country really care about reducing our national debt? At its most basic elements, the national debt increases when government expenditures exceed revenue. Therefore, in order to reduce the debt we need to either reduce spending and/or increase revenue.
Our national debt was at $14.3 trillion at the end of 2011. It is interesting to note that it was at $5.8 trillion at the start of 2000. During eight years of the Bush era, the debt increased by $6.1 trillion to $11.9 trillion. It more than doubled in eight years. The first six months of the Obama administration saw another $2 trillion of debt because of the Wall Street bank bailout initiated by the Bush administration.
Funds raised for new art project at Oak Harbor High School
Feb 22 2013, 4:07 PM
After months of passing the hat around, a public art project at Oak Harbor High School will move forward.
Former high school teacher and artist Richard Nash raised matching money needed for the Oak Harbor School District to participate in the Art in Public Spaces 1/2 of 1 percent program sponsored by the Washington State Arts Commission.
The Arts Commission has $21,000 available to the school district, which is part of the high school renovation project, but the school district wasn’t able to chip in the $9,600 matching amount required.
No flight operations at Outlying Field near Coupeville next week
Feb 22 2013, 4:08 PM
No Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field in Coupeville the week of Feb. 24 through March 2.
State reps host telephone town hall
Feb 22 2013, 4:09 PM
State representatives Norma Smith and Dave Hayes are inviting residents of the 10th District to participate in a telephone town hall meeting Thursday, Feb. 28.
The community conversation begins at 6:30 p.m. and will last an hour.