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Good start for M-P is bad news for OH | Softball

  • Apr 7, 2015 at 8:24AM

A five-run first inning jump-started visiting Marysville-Pilchuck to a 12-2 win in six innings over the Oak Harbor High School softball team Monday, April 6.

Prosecutor: Whidbey General Hospital incident was ‘simple assault’

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Apr 6, 2015 at 7:55PM

The prosecution and defense laid out their arguments Thursday afternoon in the criminal case against a Whidbey General Hospital administrator accused of assaulting a patient last summer.

Wildcats win with odd run in extra innings | Baseball

  • Apr 6, 2015 at 9:18AM

Scoring the winning run in an unusual way, the Oak Harbor High School baseball team opened Wesco 3A North play with a 3-2 win in eight innings over visiting Marysville Getchell Friday, April 3.

Spartans sink Wildcats with big inning | Softball

  • Apr 6, 2015 at 8:31AM

Stanwood used a big fourth inning to defeat the Oak Harbor High School softball team 10-7 on the Wildcats' diamond Friday, April 3.

PBY-Naval Air Museum unveils new aircraft display in Oak Harbor

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 6:00AM

Bud Zylstra can still remember the roar of the PBY engines over Oak Harbor. He shared some of those memories during the opening of the PBY-Naval Air Museum’s new aircraft display exhibit Wednesday.

A gift for giving: Coupeville artist donates 21 paintings to Habitat for Humanity

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 5:00AM

Lorina Mullen professes that she doesn’t need much to be happy. At 90 years of age and in good health, she’s perfectly content with a book in her hand and shrugs at the thought of needing much else.

Oak Harbor man reunites with 'liberator' after war time meeting

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 6:00AM

Until he was 8 years old, Frank Franssen only knew life under the Nazi occupation. Then, in late 1944, all that changed. American troops rolled into the small village of Heerlen, Holland, among them an ambulance driver named Pedro Vera.

Looking Back 125 years: Reps plead hospital need in Olympia

  • Apr 3, 2015 at 3:23PM

Here’s what was happening in the news this week: 100 years ago: The straying bovine would no longer be found wandering through the green grass within. Mr. Seltzer had his dander up and had sworn eternal banishment for all their kith and kin. And to secure their eternal banishment, gates would soon be swinging at the entrances of the yard.

Edition showed great teamwork, creativity | Letter

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 3:00AM

Editor, Bravo for the April Fools Edition! An impressive show of creativity, hilarity and teamwork by every member of your news staff.

Public should attend hospital meetings | Letter

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 2:00AM

Editor, Have you noticed how many things Whidbey General Hospital and Island Transit have in common?

Oak Harbor Safeway re-opens in Albertsons location

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 5:00AM

Oak Harbor’s grocery store carousel has finally stopped turning, leaving customers and store employees with a chance to start gathering their bearings. Safeway re-emerged Friday morning in Oak Harbor, opening its doors at a new location after a month-long hiatus and returning a banner familiar to the city since 1967.

Stop complaining, run for public office | Opinion

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 3:00AM

On North Whidbey, this year’s campaign season is on and it’s time to mix some metaphors. For those Whidbey Island residents who have a bone to pick with local government, this is the year to put your money where your mouth is.

Island Transit board considers adding advertisements to buses

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 4:00AM

Buses and bus shelters in Island County may sport advertising someday. Members of the Island Transit board of directors decided at their regular meeting last week to issue “requests for proposals” from marketing and advertising firms.

Opponents work together to reach goal | Track

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 5:00AM

Sometimes, it is not about winning. At the Oak Harbor-Lake Stevens track meet Thursday, April 2, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium, Viking sophomore Trevor Allen threw up his hands in jubilation at the end of his 3,200 meter race.

Gallery Women's Club starting up | Golf

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 4:00AM

The Gallery Women's Golf Club is teeing it up again this spring.

Land Trust, Island County partner to conserve Monroe Landing farms

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 5:00AM updated Apr 3, 2015 at 11:12AM

The scenic acreage that surrounds Monroe Landing has been a home and refuge to many. Initially one of three Salish villages located on the shores of Penn Cove, the beach made a perfect canoe landing area and temporary encampments cropped up around the cove.

Strong efforts lead 'Cats in loss to Lake Stevens | Track

  • Apr 3, 2015 at 10:54AM

Several Oak Harbor athletes put in impressive performances but Lake Stevens High School won both the boys and girls track meets at Wildcat Memorial Stadium Thursday, April 2.

Wolves look sharp in big win | Baseball

  • Apr 3, 2015 at 10:07AM

"Coach, we flipped the switch." Those words came from senior Carson Risner in the baseball team's huddle following Coupeville High School's 10-2 non-league win at Cedarcrest Thursday, April 2.

Wolves post high marks | Track

  • Apr 3, 2015 at 9:09AM

Both the Coupeville High School track teams finished fourth in a four-team meet at South Whidbey High School Thursday, April 2.

Rally falls short; Wildcats lose 5-4 | Baseball

  • Apr 3, 2015 at 8:40AM

A seventh-inning rally came up one run shy, and the Oak Harbor High School baseball team lost 5-4 at Ferndale Thursday, April 2, in a non-league game.

'I Hate Hamlet:' a teaching experience | Slideshow

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 4:00AM updated Apr 2, 2015 at 2:06PM

The relationship between Suzanne Maris and Ken Grigsby is one of trust and mutual admiration. When Maris directs plays at the Whidbey Playhouse, she feels comfort in having Grigsby as producer, knowing he has a long track record of getting things accomplished while still wearing a friendly smile.

Eagles fly by 'Cats | Soccer

  • Apr 2, 2015 at 12:30PM

The Arlington High School soccer team slid by Oak Harbor 4-1 at Wildcat Memorial Stadium Wednesday, April 1.

Oak Harbor wins 4-team match | Boys golf

  • Apr 2, 2015 at 10:27AM

Remaining unbeaten in regular matches, the Oak Harbor High School boys golf team defeated three other schools at the Whidbey Golf Club Tuesday, March 31.

Coupeville loses in 10 innings | Baseball

  • Apr 2, 2015 at 9:00AM updated at 11:04AM

The game was a 10-inning thriller, but it wasn't pretty and it wasn't a win for the Coupeville High School baseball team.

Councilman Almberg says he will run again for Oak Harbor seat

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Apr 2, 2015 at 10:24AM

Rick Almberg knows how to make a splash. The Oak Harbor councilman made his announcement that he will seek reelection surrounded by members of his campaign committee at a strategically chosen site downtown. He said the spot, next to the Windjammer Park sign, can be seen as the epicenter of the issues he is focused on as a councilman.

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