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Food sought to placate ferry patrons in long line

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:02AM

One theory goes that long summer waits at the Keystone ferry terminal may be easier if food is available. With only a single, 50-car ferry serving the route, time may fly faster if one’s attention can be diverted by a corn dog or ice cream cone.

Man bites guard, goes to jail

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:02AM

A 20-year-old Oak Harbor man was sentenced to jail for biting a jailer on the leg. As part of a plea bargain, Jaquan Wilson pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court April 21 to assault in the third degree. A charge of second-degree malicious mischief was dismissed.

Tion to the law. She said he will be homeless in the O

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:02AM

tion to the law. She said he will be homeless in the Oak Harbor area, but she has no idea where he will be camping out. The former Navy man doesn’t even have a friend’s couch to stay on.

Man charged with assaulting woman

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:02AM

A 30-year-old Coupeville man is accused of assaulting a woman who had a protection order against him, court documents state. Prosecutors charged Joseph Pfaendler in Island County Superior Court with assault in violation of a protection order. He could face from six months to a year in jail if convicted of the charge. Pfaendler pleaded not guilty March 31.

Valuable communication tool the district has with the

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:02AM

valuable communication tool the district has with the city.

Governor intervenes in sex offender move

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:02AM

Gov. Christine Gregoire personally saw to it that a high-risk, Level 3 sex offender won’t be roaming the streets of Oak Harbor.

The chimes of warning

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:02AM

Nineteenth century Londoners welcomed the Westminster Chimes emanating from Big Ben as the imposing timekeeper ticked off the hours.

Interview with a vampire filmmaker on Whidbey

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:02AM

A Seattle police detective and the leader of the entire race of vampires will be duking it out on Whidbey Island this month.

Mangled maples replaced

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:02AM

Workers spent Thursday morning yanking four damaged trees on Highway 20 and replacing them with similar ones.

Briefs

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:01AM

The white-faced steer that defied all odds and successfully emancipated itself from Bell’s Farm April 21 allegedly made a brief appearance Thursday on Zylstra Road and immediately went back into hiding.

New camp, same activities

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:01AM

Camp Moran has been a highlight of Oak Harbor sixth-graders for decades. It provides a week-long adventure where students learn about the environment while having an enjoyable camp experience.

This week’s for nurses

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:01AM

Ann Bell jokes around with a husband and wife as the female half is hooked up to an IV line that’s bringing chemotherapy drugs to her body.

Candidates follow the money

  • May 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:01AM

A great deal of money is already flowing into campaigns that need to woo Whidbey Island voters.

Utility hike under scrutiny

  • May 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:01AM

Inflation and dramatic spikes in the city of Oak Harbor’s fixed costs are prompting what looks like a 7.12 percent average utility rate increase for homeowners.

Beetles cause strife to weeds

  • May 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:01AM

After volunteer efforts by humans failed to remove an invasive weed from a wetland near the Greenbank Farm, bugs were brought in to solve the problem.

News Briefs

  • May 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:01AM

Oak Harbor police want city residents to lock their cars and keep an eye out for suspicious characters.

New pipe for Pioneer

  • May 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:01AM

Tricare boost likely for hospital

  • May 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:01AM

An increase in Tricare payments for Whidbey General Hospital and other critical access hospitals across the country has local veterans and health care professionals breathing a little easier.

Man charged with abusing woman

  • May 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:01AM

A 28-year-old Oak Harbor man is accused of forcing a woman to stay in her home and making her walk across cut glass, court documents show.

Sunken sailboat shall rise again

  • May 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:01AM

There’s no sunken treasure in this boat. Nevertheless, the Port of Coupeville is working to raise a submerged sailboat that sank near the Coupeville Wharf last month.

Haugen’s Oak Harbor office called political

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:00AM

A taxpayer-funded office in the heart of her election opponent’s territory has put State Sen. Marry Margaret Haugen under political fire.

McDowell on hot seat over APZ

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:00AM

Tempers flared at a community-organized informational meeting Thursday night as a large group of incensed citizens voiced their disdain for a county ordinance addressing the Navy’s “aircraft accident potential zone.”

Keystone reservations begin on Monday

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:00AM

Islanders can soon breeze right past that long line of cars waiting for the Keystone-to-Port Towsend ferry if they make a reservation.

Baby hides loot at Wal-Mart

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:00AM

A 19-year-old woman accused of hiding stolen loot under her baby and punching a Wal-Mart security employee is wanted on a $10,000 bench warrant, court records show.

Task force tackles mental illness

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:00AM

A newly-formed task force is examining mental health issues from every angle in an effort to de-stigmatize mental illness and help those afflicted.

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