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Wildcats earn 3rd at Bellarmine | Cheer

  • Dec 10, 2015 at 10:51AM

Both the Oak Harbor High School varsity and JV cheer squads placed in the Pride-A-Palooza competition at Tacoma’s Bellarmine Prep Saturday, Dec. 5.

Oak Harbor rings in holidays with tree lighting, song and visit from Santa

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 4:00AM updated Dec 10, 2015 at 10:50AM

Santa’s entrance was the exclamation point on a Christmas tree lighting event downtown that included all the festive favorites: caroling, tasty treats, music and, of course, a Western Red Cedar festooned with lights and a giant star.

Superior Court respects public’s right to access | Letter

  • Dec 10, 2015 at 10:14AM

In reference to your editorial of Dec. 5, 2015, about my not allowing photographs of the four murder suspects in the courtroom, please let me explain my reasoning.

Trump train leading us down a scary track | Editorial

  • Dec 10, 2015 at 10:09AM

The Trump train has been chugging along for months, spewing idiotic and, sometimes, vitriolic remarks that leave one scratching their head.

State trooper involved in crash in Oak Harbor Wednesday night

  • Dec 10, 2015 at 9:21AM

Three people were hurt and traffic was snarled Wednesday night after a state trooper collided with another driver at the intersection of Highway 20 and Whidbey Avenue in Oak Harbor.

Wind advisory issued for Oak Harbor, surrounding areas

  • Dec 10, 2015 at 9:29AM

The National Weather Service on Thursday morning issued a high-wind warning for Oak Harbor as well as Anacortes, Everett and the Admiralty Inlet areas.

Hunsaker takes 1st at Sedro-Woolley | WWWC

  • Dec 10, 2015 at 8:14AM

Below are the Whidbey Wildcat Wrestling Club results for the Steelclaw Folkstyle Tournament in Sedro-Woolley last weekend.

Oak Harbor police warn residents not to leave packages on porches

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 2:14PM

Oak Harbor is seeing an uptick in thefts of packages off people’s front porches. Since yesterday, the police received reports of at least half a dozen box grabs.

AN INTERNET EDUCATION: Police investigator offers tips for parents, teens to safely navigate web

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 12:30PM

He likens it to the Wild West. As an open source intelligence investigator for the Victoria, B.C., police department, Darren Laur has seen teenagers enter a new cyber world of impersonal, interpersonal digital communications over the past 10 years.

No jail for sailor who aimed gun at Oak Harbor councilwoman

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 9:00AM updated at 12:15PM

The young Navy man accused of pointing a loaded gun at an Oak Harbor councilwoman agreed to a plea bargain last week that came with no jail time.

Oak Harbor Haggen up for auction

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 9:09AM

Oak Harbor’s Haggen store is among the 33 “core” locations that the Bellingham-based grocery chain won court approval Friday to try selling as part of its bankruptcy.

Commissioners adopt a ‘common ground’ budget for 2016

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 9:16AM

The Board of Island County Commissioners on Monday enacted an $83.2 million budget for next year and agreed to raise some additional taxes through three property-tax levies.

Finding reflection, quiet with holiday concert

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 2:00PM

Early sunsets, cool temperatures and the holiday spirit are working together with musicians Sheila Weidendorf and Mathew Habib to create a quiet, contemplative Christmas concert.

Female WWII vet was honored to be recognized

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 9:00AM

In 1942, the world was engulfed in war and Patricia Ricketts wanted to do her bit.

Putting focus on impaired driving | Opinion

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 4:00AM

Lights on for Life is a symbolic observance designed to focus attention on the impaired driving issue with people being especially vulnerable during holidays.

Believing blindly is dangerous | Letter

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 2:00PM

I wonder what would happen if the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims began treating “Christian” Americans the same way a group of very desperate Muslims are currently being treated in response to seeking asylum in the United States — which might very well save their lives.

Our lavish living won't endure | Letter

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 3:00AM

Recently, one of the our government officials stated that we are at war with the “philosophy of Islamic fundamentalist fascism.”

Grateful for all the volunteers | Letter

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 2:00AM

Three cheers for volunteers. Driving down State Highway 20 I saw a team of volunteers picking up litter.

Bull python reported missing | Island Scanner

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 4:00AM

At 6:07 a.m., a Southeast Fourth Avenue resident reported that someone was throwing pebbles at the windows and scaring the cat.

Class teaches how to write a business plan

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 2:00PM

Learn how to write a business plan using the Small Business Administration’s format during a special class 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Oak Harbor Library. In the process you will discover some library tools that can save you hundreds of dollars.

Nursery hosts Caroling for Our Community

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 3:00AM

Hummingbird Farm and Nursery is raising funds for Ryan’s House for Youth, a Whidbey Island non-profit organization that runs a host family program for unaccompanied youth, along with a drop-in center for homeless young people on Whidbey.

Victoria Clipper returns to Coupeville in March

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 3:00AM

Coupeville is welcoming the Victoria Clipper back this spring. Current scheduled dates are March 19-20, April 2-3 and 16 -17.

Optometrist joins Vision Plus team

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 2:00AM

Dr. J.J. Carlson has joined the practice of Vision Plus in Oak Harbor.

Coach starts sensitive business in ‘conservative’ Oak Harbor community | Business

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 6:00AM

The native Californian is quick to say what her one-person company, called ASEC LLC, won’t do: have sex with clients or their partners, offer any type of psychotherapy, bring toys to your home or spend more than a month or two working with a client.

Saul named to Housing Authority

  • Dec 9, 2015 at 2:00AM

The Board of Island County Commissioners Tuesday appointed George Saul to the county’s Housing Authority.

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