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Long shot grant could buy road

  • Nov 23, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:25PM

Were it not for the lack of a side road in the 1.7 miles between Houston and Race roads, it would be possible to drive all the way to Clinton without using Highway 525 and Highway 20.

About 500 folks attended Thanksgiving at the Elks

  • Nov 23, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:24PM

A group of Oak Harbor volunteers and business leaders that banded together to provide a Thanksgiving meal to any community member that needed or wanted it, report the event went extremely well.

NEWS BRIEFS Nov. 24, 2001, issue

  • Nov 23, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:24PM

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Williamson wins in Coupeville

  • Nov 23, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:24PM

Election results in Island County have been tallied and certified, bringing to a close a handful of local races that went right down to the wire.

County environmental health fees rise 8 percent

  • Nov 23, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:24PM

Permits issued by the Island County Health Department will cost more come next year, as county commissioners approved an across-the-board rate increase of 8 percent for all environmental health services.

County fights back on road spray debate

  • Nov 23, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:24PM

For the second time in a week, a group of Whidbey Island residents confronted Island County officials to air their concerns about the county’s current policy of spraying roadside weeds with what they deem harmful industrial pesticides.

Welfare reform hits home

  • Nov 23, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:24PM

A state policy debate about welfare reform may seem theoretical, but the potential human impact is evident in the eyes of an Oak Harbor welfare mom caring for her severely disabled son.

Making tracks: hobbyist opens set to public

  • Nov 21, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:24PM

He calls it a “hobby.” He spends thousands of dollars on this hobby, meticulously recreating real-life landscapes and mass transit systems in his basement at an exact scale of 1 to 87. It involves carpentry, electrical wiring, painting and artistry. It all sounds very adult, but it doesn’t change the fact: Jack Tingstad plays with toys, but with an intensity few children can match.

Opponents vow to keep fighting county’s road spraying habits

  • Nov 21, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:24PM

A coalition of Whidbey Island citizens, many designating themselves as “chemically sensitive,” gathered at a Island County Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday to demand a stop to the county’s current practice of spraying roadside vegetation with chemical compounds, which they deem harmful to human beings and the island’s ecosystem.

Choking allegation results in charge

  • Nov 21, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:24PM

A Clinton man accused of choking his girlfriend after she threatened to leave him pleaded not guilty to two felony charges in Island County Superior Court on Nov. 16.

Move could stem south side growth

  • Nov 21, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:24PM

Do you mind the occasional traffic jams on Highway 20 in front of Albertson’s in Oak Harbor?

Coupeville, county will plan together in joint jurisdiction

  • Nov 21, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:24PM

An interlocal agreement establishing a Joint Planning Area between the city of Coupeville and Island County government is on its way to becoming reality.

NEWS BRIEFS Nov. 21, 2001, issue

  • Nov 21, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:24PM

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Colonial Critters cook like the Pilgrims

  • Nov 21, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:23PM

When the Pilgrims and Native Americans shared the first Thanksgiving meal, they probably didn’t have any tubs of Cool Whip, cans of gelatinous cranberries or Stove Top stuffing.

Help House helps make Thanksgiving happen

  • Nov 21, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:23PM

Hundreds of North Whidbey residents will enjoy Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow thanks to Help House and the many citizens who support its efforts to feed the hungry.

County bankrolls tourism brochure

  • Nov 21, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:23PM

Commissioners hand out $84,000 in lodging tax revenues

Oak Harbor businesses produce holiday meal

  • Nov 21, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:23PM

Joining together on a mission of community service and an extension of a helping hand, Oak Harbor businesses and civic groups hope to make Thanksgiving a little brighter for Oak Harbor’s needy and lonely.

NEWS BRIEFS Nov. 17, 2001 issue

  • Nov 17, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:23PM

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Island County considers 38-hour week

  • Nov 17, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:23PM

Island County elected officials, confronting a cut in funding following voter approval of Initiative 747, may decide to trim employees’ work week from 40 hours to 38 hours.

Six veteran cops vie for police chief

  • Nov 17, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:23PM

The Oak Harbor community is invited to meet the six men from around the nation who are vying for the job of keeping the community safe from hoodlums, rapscallions, ruffians and worse.

Harry Potter magic soars into Oak Harbor theater

  • Nov 17, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:23PM

It felt like the calm before a very big storm. After a midnight sell-out at Friday’s premiere of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the highly-hyped movie adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s preternaturally successful fantasy novel, the audience that showed up at Plaza Cinema 3 in Oak Harbor for the 1 p.m. showing seemed relatively unspectacular in size.

Three Whidbey fliers survive Prowler crash

  • Nov 17, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:23PM

A jet from a Whidbey Island Naval Air Station squadron crashed Thursday afternoon on the Olympic Peninsula. All three crew members survived.

Produce, gifts at winter market

  • Nov 14, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:23PM

Bayview winter market is Saturdays through Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Flu shots available from Naval Hospital

  • Nov 14, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:23PM

Family members of active duty, retirees and family members of retirees can receive their flu vaccine on either Wednesday, Nov. 14, or Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 1-7 p.m., at the VFW Hall, 3037 Goldie Road, Oak Harbor.

'How Things Fly'

  • Nov 14, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:23PM

See what caught photographer Ken George's eye

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