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Friends help survivor return to Pearl Harbor

  • Dec 5, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:43PM

The past 60 years have gone by in the blink of an eye for one Oak Harbor man, and he’s headed back to the place he was on a day he’ll never forget. Richard Skidmore, a 79-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor, didn’t think he’d be able to go to Hawaii for the 60th anniversary of the Japanese air attack that killed nearly 2,400 military personnel and civilians on Dec. 7, 1941. Then, some friends made sure he had the chance.

Doctors likely to leave for Anacortes

  • Dec 5, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:43PM

If two Oak Harbor doctors leave town, as appears likely, the Whidbey Island Public Hospital District will waste no time trying to find replacements.

DOT chief plugs gas tax in visit

  • Dec 5, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:43PM

The guy who runs the state Department of Transportation couldn’t get a sand truck to help unsnarl a traffic mess in the snow at the ferry dock last Wednesday morning.

Oh, Christmas trees

  • Nov 28, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

Getting into the spirit of the Christmas season will also mean contributing to a good cause this weekend. The third annual Festival of Trees will take place from Friday, Nov. 30 until Sunday, Dec. 2, with proceeds benefitting two Oak Harbor non-profit organizations. Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Island County and Citizens Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse each received about $24,000 last year from the three-day event, and both are hopeful that the community will turn out once again to show its support. Festival of Trees will take place at the Oak Harbor Elk’s Lodge at 155 NE Ernst Street, beginning with a silent auction at a gala event Friday evening. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., attendees of the black-tie event will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and dancing while bidding to purchase the dozen decorated trees, nine wreaths and more than 20 other auction items donated by the community and Whidbey Island businesses.

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  • Nov 28, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

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Navy checks out terrorism leads

  • Nov 28, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

Special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service have been scurrying around North Whidbey, following up tips of suspicious activities, since Sept. 11.

Council considers utility tax

  • Nov 28, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

The utility tax might make a comeback in Oak Harbor.

Salvation Army raises money for Whidbey

  • Nov 28, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

They’ve become such a fixture during the Christmas season, that it would be easy to just overlook them. But theirs is a very important job, and one that many people might not understand, said one Oak Harbor volunteer.

Audit results in clinic closure

  • Nov 28, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

Plans are being made to close the North Whidbey Physicians Clinic in Oak Harbor following a revelation by the Washington State Auditor’s Office.

Events delay stock trading

  • Sep 12, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

Economic impact registers in Oak Harbor

Home park septic poses health risks

  • Sep 8, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

County looking at legal action against Wagon Wheel owner

Beautification group marks small success

  • Sep 8, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

Harbor Pride to seek business leaders' comments on downtown improvements

Eden coming to Careage

  • Sep 8, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

"Victorian Day at Park What: Old fashioned picnic When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Careage Park, 311 NE Third St., Coupeville. Cost: $5 per person and includes lunch, entertainment, melodrama, dunking booth, cake walk, pie throwing, horseshoes, races and games. Victorian photo opportunity and pony cart rides will be available. Phone: 678-2273. "

Elected county officials get pay raises

  • Aug 29, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

"Island County's operating budget has been cut by about $616,000 as a result of I-695 "

School board OKs $39 million budget

  • Aug 29, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

"Cuts may include teaching positions going unfilled, superintendent says "

Legal help for the poor

  • Aug 29, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42PM

"Legal resourcesFor advice on family law matters, make an appointment with the new Island County Superior Court facilitator. Call 679-7361 or go to the Law and Justice Center on Center Street in CoupevilleCitizens Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse, CADA, has legal resources available, including a legal advocate. Call 675-7781.The Northwest Justice Project offers free legal services for low-income people in non-criminal matters through the Coordinated Legal Education, Advice and Referral System. Call 1-888-201-1014 or visit www.nwjustice.org.Washington State Courts offers legal information at www.courts.wa.gov. "

Island attorneys hope to start free legal service

  • Aug 29, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:41PM

County bar association members looking to start new service

"Counselor faces charges in rape, indecent liberties"

  • Aug 29, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:41PM

Glenn Jolley could be facing more than 16 years in prison.

New principal takes over at Oak Harbor Christian School

  • Aug 29, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:41PM

Abe Geertsema comes out of retirement to teach again.

Parents keep school bus saga going

  • Aug 29, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:41PM

"School bus route maps postedSchool bus route maps will be posted outside of every school, with another copy in the school offices. The maps will be posted at all schools for public viewing beginning Friday, Aug. 31, and they will show bus stop locations and times.Elementary schools will have the elementary bus maps, and the middle schools and high school will have the middle school/high school bus map. "

No free rides to fair this year

  • Aug 10, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:41PM

I695 continues to foul up transportation

County calls woodcraft

  • Aug 10, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:41PM

Man and county in dispute

Navy petty officer dies in shooting

  • Aug 8, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:41PM

Oak Harbor police hold suspect on $1 million bond in Island County Jail

Ratepayers remain 'on the hook'

  • Aug 8, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:41PM

Meetings clarify financial risks

Auditor calls bond deal illegal

  • Aug 8, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:41PM

State says commissioners ignored warnings

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