Story Archives

Archive Results — 26751 thru 26775 of about 28975 items

Two lose jobs in pesticide probe

  • Nov 7, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:20PM

After months of investigation by the the Environmental Protection Agency and a private investigator hired by Oak Harbor School District into the illegal dumping of the pesticide Dursban on school district property, two district employees no longer have their jobs.

Skateboard Park belongs to kids

  • Nov 7, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:20PM

The final stage of the North Whidbey Skate Park was officially opened Saturday, and now the facility belongs entirely to the kids.

NEWS BRIEFS Nov. 7 edition

  • Nov 7, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:20PM

News for you to use in our area

Judge's ruling affects Jolley trial proceedings

  • Nov 7, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:20PM

As referees of the law, judges often make decisions that are vital to the outcome of a case long before it even goes to trial.

Counselor guilty of indecent liberties

  • Nov 7, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:20PM

An Island County Superior Court jury on Monday found Glenn Jolley, a former counselor who had offices in Oak Harbor and Freeland, guilty of one count of indecent liberties.

$50 million in high school fixes eyed

  • Nov 7, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:20PM

The Oak Harbor School District Board of Directors will soon begin to decide how much to spend on the expansion and remodeling of the high school, and whether that expansion package will include a new sports facility on high school grounds. Costs could go as high as $50 million.

Judged by their looks

  • Nov 7, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:20PM

Life has been a little unusual in Oak Harbor for two businessmen, and it’s all due to what they look like.

Local election results waiting for absentee ballots to be tallied

  • Nov 7, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:20PM

With just 6,124 ballots counted in Island County late Tuesday night, most election contests are too close to call, but so far the incumbents in the various races seem to be making a strong showing.
It also looks like a lean fiscal times ahead for both local county and city governments, as the property tax limit initiative, I-747, passes handily.

ISLAND SCANNER, Nov. 3, 2001

  • Nov 3, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:20PM

Read a selection of calls made to local law enforcement.

Shearly frightful — but fun — fundraiser

  • Nov 3, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:20PM

Disney characters focused on beauty for Halloween

Local farmer keeps 'ol' Satan' waiting

  • Nov 3, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:19PM

Lee Holt has the calloused, gnarly hands and muscled forearms of a man familiar with hard labor. And the 83-year-old Oak Harbor native continues to amaze the medical community by living his active life with a severely damaged heart.

Smith runs for Congress

  • Nov 3, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:19PM

The 2002 race for Congress has begun. On Thursday, Langley Republican Norman Smith announced she will run for the the Second Congressional District seat currently held by Democrat Rick Larsen.

Thousands vote by mail

  • Nov 3, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:19PM

As of midweek more than 6,500 voters is Island County had already cast their ballots in the Nov. 6 general election.

Admirals Cove audit answers questions

  • Nov 3, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:19PM

The results are in on a special limited audit that focused on the financial conduct of all three commissioners in Admirals Cove Water District. One might say just in time, too, with the election only days away.

NEWS BRIEFS Nov 3 issue

  • Nov 3, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:19PM

Material for your information

Mayor nixes Oak Harbor off-leash dog park

  • Nov 3, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:19PM

Mayor Patty Cohen has halted a plan for an off-leash dog park on a piece of city-owned property that an organization wanted to use, citing the possible need to use that property for another purpose.

As eagles soar, status changes

  • Nov 3, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:19PM

Whidbey Island’s eagle soar, dive, preen and eat, never giving a thought to the fact their status may be changing.

Deception Pass Bridge under watchful eyes

  • Nov 3, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:19PM

Police agencies and volunteers are keeping a close eye on Deception Pass Bridge this weekend in the wake of a terrorist warning issued Thursday by the governor of California.

Jolley jury resumes Monday

  • Nov 3, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:19PM

After an emotional three-and-a-half day trial, members of a jury were unable to come to a verdict Friday in the case against a Whidbey Island counselor accused of committing sex crimes against three female clients.

Treasurer offers Halloween tax reminder

  • Oct 31, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:19PM

Pay up, folks

Soroptimists have money to award

  • Oct 31, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:19PM

Sentencing completes a 'success story'

  • Oct 31, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:18PM

Coupeville attorney Kevin McConnell offered an unusual testimonial to his client’s efforts to live on the straight and narrow, calling the 36-year-old Oak Harbor woman’s recovery “a success story,” during hearing in Island County Superior Court Oct. 26. The defendant, Michele Smith, pleaded guilty to residential burglary by way of an Alford’s plea, which means she doesn’t admit guilt but concedes that she would be found guilty at trial. McConnell said Smith remembers very little about the incident because of her drinking, but the defense and prosecution still offered somewhat different stories. McConnell said Smith was invited into the house by the resident and the two women got into “a cat fight.” He added that the victim is now in a treatment facility where she is recovering from substance abuse.

Municipal court offers amnesty on tickets, fines

  • Oct 31, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:18PM

Island and Skagit County District Courts are offering amnesty to people who haven’t paid tickets or fines.

Man gets 4 months for assault with 2 x 4

  • Oct 31, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:18PM

A 43-year-old Oak Harbor resident who hit a man in the face with a two-by-four board pleaded guilty to third-degree assault with a deadly weapon in Island County Superior Court Oct. 26.

ISLAND SCANNER Oct. 31

  • Oct 31, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:18PM

What have people been up to?

Read the Nov 19
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates