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Witness heard woman scream during attack

  • Aug 21, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:20PM

Patty Fakkema knows the truth behind the cliche that domestic violence isn’t a private matter, but a problem that can affect a community. She’s learned this lesson firsthand.

Offender goes missing

  • Aug 21, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:20PM

A convicted sex offender who is supposed to be living in Oak Harbor is wanted on a $100,000 warrant.

Army/Navy test vehicle pulls into Langley for repairs

  • Aug 21, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:20PM

$80 million craft could be the future of military transit

School district budget runs low

  • Aug 21, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:20PM

The Oak Harbor School District Board of Directors adopted an approximately $40 million budget for the 2002 - 2003 school year at its board meeting and budget hearing Monday night.

Seeing Thunder on the Rock from above

  • Aug 21, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:20PM

Reporter gets bird-eye view of air show

School district set to adopt $40 budget

  • Aug 16, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:19PM

The Oak Harbor School District Board of Directors is set to adopt an approximately $40 million budget for the 2002-2003 school year at a board meeting Monday night.

Residents skeptical of Keystone ferry dock relocation study

  • Aug 16, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:19PM

Members of the public grilled Ray Deardorf, director of planning for State Ferries, about a feasibility study for relocating the Keystone ferry terminal during a Ferry Advisory Committee meeting Thursday night in Freeland.

Tall ships finally arrive at Deception Pass, Coupeville

  • Aug 16, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:19PM

As promised, a fleet of magnificent tall ships passed under Deception Pass Bridge heading southward at about 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, as hundreds of people on the beach and the overpass above snapped photos and waved to the crews.

Air show party is tonight

  • Aug 16, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:19PM

Oak Harbor principals shuffled after one retires

  • Aug 14, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:19PM

One Oak Harbor School District building administrator abruptly retired as of Aug. 1, causing the district to transfer principals around.

School bond goes to voters

  • Aug 14, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:19PM

March election OK’d by school board Monday

Thunder on the Rock includes tight security

  • Aug 14, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:19PM

While the community is anticipating the airborne antics of some of the country’s best trained military and civilian pilots, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station officials are working hard on last minute preparations for a very busy weekend.

Zap! Crackle! Pop!

  • Aug 14, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:19PM

Reporter gets ‘Tasered’ for first-hand account

Law officers take Taser hits

  • Aug 14, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:19PM

Island County Sheriff Mike Hawley contorted and convulsed over the department’s newest gadget Monday morning.

City OKs dog park

  • Aug 10, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:19PM

It looks like dogs of Oak Harbor will get a place to run free and sniff wantonly, unfettered by the chains of mankind.

Artist sketches at Coupeville festival

  • Aug 10, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:19PM

Retired park ranger has never been busier

Quiet Room opens at Whidbey General Hospital

  • Aug 10, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:19PM

A gorgeous new addition to Whidbey General Hospital will afford patients and their families a quiet place to meditate, pray or simply seek needed respite from the stress and strain of everyday life.

Embezzler gets prison, her victims get the bills

  • Aug 7, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:18PM

“This will affect me the rest of my life and my kids’ and grandkids’ lives. That’s how deep this goes,” Monty Rollag said Tuesday. “We’ll just have to tighten our belts up ... until we get our feet back on the ground.”

Budget ax falls swiftly in county

  • Aug 7, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:18PM

The ax is falling early in Island County government, which at least will save some county employees the pain and aggravation of being laid off right before the holidays.

Weeds pose noxious problem

  • Aug 7, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:18PM

That tall, green, spikey-looking Canadian thistle popping up everywhere in Island County is more than just an eyesore. It’s a menace to society.

Pentagon survivor comes to Whidbey

  • Aug 7, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:18PM

Life changed radically for Sarah Cole and her two friends, and life ended for others close to them.

County eyes cutting employees, programs

  • Jul 24, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:18PM

Hoping to play early bird to the big worm of a 2003 budget shortfall, the Board of Island County Commissioners delivered a round of preliminary budget reductions last week.

Let's take a dip

  • Jul 24, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:18PM

Warmer, cleaner swimming pool will open today

PBY will come home

  • Jul 24, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:18PM

Some time late this year if all goes as planned, Oak Harbor residents will again see the distinctive shape of a PBY flying over the city.

Group sues to stop Big Rock rezone

  • Jul 20, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:18PM

The controversy surrounding a commercial rezone of land in front of Coupeville’s Big Rock has entered the legal arena, with a hearing set for Aug. 30 in Island County Superior Court.

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