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2004: The year in review

  • Dec 29, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:55PM

Here is a month-by-month account of the year 2004 on Whidbey Island, emphasizing North and Central Whidbey happenings.

Tsunami hit Whidbey ages ago

  • Dec 29, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:55PM

Warning program in place for the next one

Divers survive rip current

  • Dec 29, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:54PM

Ferry sends boat to help

Pickup truck hits ice

  • Dec 29, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:54PM

Temperatures below 30 degrees turned some area roadways into an impromptu skating rink, but most county drivers were able to navigate them without incident.

School pests prove hard to control

  • Dec 26, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:54PM

For the past several years, the Oak Harbor School District has been developing a plan to establish guidelines to prevent weeds and pest problems while minimizing the use of dangerous chemicals.

Officials hope vote count is over here

  • Dec 26, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:54PM

Is the race for Washington State governor over, or will officials in Island County have to start re-examining ballots that were previously thrown out?

Republican hires Democrat

  • Dec 26, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:54PM

Gina Bull goes to work for Chris Strow

Marina course sought

  • Dec 26, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:54PM

Harbormaster targets long-term plan for marina

Signs point to visitors, city hopes

  • Dec 26, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:54PM

It’s a sign of the times, perhaps, that the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce has spent nearly a year creating a program for consistent and attractive signs in the city.

County inspection finds dangerous toys

  • Dec 26, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:54PM

Coupeville plans changes

Hospital hikes rate 5 percent in 2005

  • Dec 22, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:54PM

A trip to Whidbey General Hospital will be more expensive next year.

Fatal crash may have involved alcohol

  • Dec 22, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:54PM

A 21-year-old, lifelong resident of Oak Harbor was killed Friday night in a one-car, rollover accident on North Whidbey.

Kids, firefighters shop

  • Dec 22, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:54PM

Many buy Christmas gifts for others

Concerns aired over high school plan

  • Dec 22, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:54PM

Academies, block schedule, questioned

Hospital gives nod to sleep lab

  • Dec 18, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:53PM

Whidbey Island residents will have a nice quiet place to sleep, but they will have tubes and wires protruding from their bodies.

New septic rules hard on small lots

  • Dec 18, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:53PM

State could order larger drainfields

Tough times bearable for kids

  • Dec 18, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:53PM

High school drive comforts children

Vaccine shortage relaxes but shots still hurt

  • Dec 18, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:53PM

Island County’s senior population can relax. Even though flu season peaks after Christmas, most of the people classified as at-risk for catching a bad case of the disease have already been vaccinated.

Year of the rumor drags on

  • Dec 18, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:53PM

Base closure lists still circulating

Police await lab results in Elaine’s search

  • Dec 18, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:53PM

Police continue to work with federal investigators on the disappearance of a 15-year-old Oak Harbor girl named Elaine Sepulveda.

Legislator hears school needs

  • Dec 18, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:53PM

When the Oak Harbor School District runs a levy next March, it will have to pass by a 60 percent majority. However, officials hope the requirement will change in coming years to a simple majority.

New Coupeville high school shrinks

  • Dec 15, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:53PM

Because costs for a new high school in Coupeville inflated, the Coupeville School Board decided to shrink the school Monday evening to save money.

Impact Aid dips

  • Dec 15, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:53PM

During the first months of this school year, Oak Harbor School District didn’t know exactly how much it would receive in Federal Impact Aid.

Christmas arrives on the runway

  • Dec 15, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:53PM

Sunday afternoon a group of kids contained themselves in a herculean combination of restraint and manners. No one whined, fidgeted or tormented siblings. Each child was too happy. Their dads were only minutes away, and this was the kids’ best present imaginable.

Gregoire gains 4 in county

  • Dec 15, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 3:53PM

When the margin is .0015 percent, four votes make a difference. That is exactly how many votes Democrat Christine Gregoire gained over Republican Dino Rossi after Island County finished the second recount.

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