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SVC holds annual golf tournament

  • Jun 4, 2015 at 12:24PM

The 23rd Annual Whidbey Island Golf Classic is slated for 1 p.m. Friday, June 12, at the Whidbey Golf Club.

Lamb, Perry win OH Sports Report Scholarships

  • Jun 5, 2015 at 7:00PM

Kaylee Lamb and Makenzie Perry are the recipients of the 2014-15 Oak Harbor Sports Report Scholarships.

Trumbull, Myers earn scholarships

  • Jun 4, 2015 at 8:59AM

Coupeville High School seniors Aaron Trumbull and Julia Myers received the Scholar-Athlete Awards for 2014-15.

Oak Harbor Relay for Life aims to wipe out cancer | Slideshow

  • Jun 2, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Jun 3, 2015 at 8:37AM

It took a special circumstance for Chuck Bond to dress like this. In this case, the special cause was Relay for Life. Bond, a sterilization technician at Playhouse Dental in Oak Harbor, boldly agreed to don a hula skirt, purple wig and wedge sandals to participate in one of the more popular events that lifts spirits at the Relay for Life of Whidbey Island.

Oak Harbor barber offers the best fade in town

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 6:00AM

In the two years he’s had his own barber shop in Oak Harbor, Lampton Lawrence has created quite the following. On a recent weekday Lawrence had five men sitting in his small Midway Boulevard barber shop waiting for one of his legendary haircuts.

Lawsuit is a waste of money, resources | Letter

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 6:00AM

Editor, Your article “OH, state hit with $25 mil civil lawsuit” is, sadly, laughable.

Charging Island Transit riders a fare is illogical | Letter

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 4:00AM

Editor, Island transit is spending $30,000 to decide if riders should be charged fares. Let me offer some reasons not to implement transit fares:

Stop complaining and support flier training | Letter

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 2:00AM

Editor, I for one — no, for many — am getting tired of reading week in and week out the continual and never-ending whining and complaining of Mr. Michael Monson and his minions at Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve.

411 cut indicative of ‘class warfare’ | Letter

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 3:00AM

Editor, The Whidbey News-Times published an article last week about Island Transit getting rid of the 411 routes on Whidbey and Camano islands as a cost-saving measure. I contacted Island Transit and they informed me that the No. 4 route would be reinstated to Deception Pass with six runs a day when the 411 goes away. When one looks at this a little closer, one might come to the conclusion that Island Transit is playing a little class warfare.

Years of failed reform is hurting students | Letter

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 5:00AM

Congratulations to the Oak Harbor High School class of 2015. Unfortunately, of the 40 percent of you continuing on to either a community or technical college in Washington state, three out of five will end up taking pre-college/remedial classes in reading, writing and/or math below the 100 college level.

Navy needs to bolster regional support for plans to train over peninsula | In Our Opinion

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 6:00AM

Fear of the unknown isn’t anything new, and it seems there’s a certain degree of misunderstanding surrounding the Navy’s plans to use electromagnetic transmitters on the Olympic Peninsula. The Navy, as a government entity, isn’t great with communicating with the public these days, and it is encountering significant resistance to its plans for transmitters, which would aid in training of EA-18G Growler fliers.

Otter reported looking lost | Island Scanner

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 2:00AM

Monday, May 18 At 11:29 a.m., a caller reported finding a shopping cart filled with medical waste on Northwest Crosby Avenue. At 1:24 p.m., there was a report of people living in a camper on Southwest Regency Drive. Tuesday, May 19 At 2:20 p.m., a Cordero Place resident asked to talk to an officer about roosters.

Wood new Oak Harbor Middle School principal

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 3:00AM

Rae Wood, an administrator with deep ties to the community, was selected as the new principal for Oak Harbor Middle School. Wood starts in her new role on July 1.

Oak Harbor changing light bulbs for energy efficiency

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 4:00AM

Oak Harbor city buildings and street lamps are getting new energy efficient lights, an upgrade that is expected to save taxpayers thousands of dollars annually. Once work is finished, a late night stroll downtown may look a little different too.

Oak Harbor church opens doors to high school students

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 6:00AM

The scent got Alec Wiedeman’s attention even before he reached the front door. Once inside, his eyes lit up and he followed his nose. “Hamburgers!” Wiedeman called out. “Oh my God! I smell them!”

Senate approves Everett Connector funding

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 3:00PM

The Everett Connector is likely to be restored by a bill that is expected to be signed by Gov. Jay Inslee in the coming weeks. The state House of Representatives and Senate approved $1 million in the 2015-17 biennial budget to reinstate the Everett Connector. The governor has 20 days to act on the bill once his office receives it, likely this week.

Navy faces resistance to Peninsula training plans

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 5:00AM

Navy officials say a plan to introduce electromagnetic transmitters to its electronic-warfare training on the Olympic Peninsula is no threat to people, animals or the environment. In fact, they say, the transmitters are no more powerful than the output of a television news van. But that isn’t deterring so many people from commenting on the plan that the U.S. Forest Service is delaying its decision on whether to grant the Navy a special-use permit in order to sort through the comments.

Island County tax burden is 10th lowest in Washington

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 6:00AM

Island County has the 10th lowest tax burden in the state and a comparatively low tax burden in the nation, according to a new study by SmartAsset. The personal finance technology company analyzed how much an average person would pay in income, sales, property and fuel taxes in all 3,007 counties in the nation. The total was translated into a “tax burden index,” which can be used to compare counties.

Wildcats, Wolves receive league honors

  • Jun 1, 2015 at 11:13AM

Over 50 Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school spring athletes received league honors when the Western Conference and Olympic League announced their awards recently.

Devroe wins state 800-meter crown | Track

  • May 30, 2015 at 7:00PM updated Jun 1, 2015 at 9:16AM

A month ago, Oak Harbor High School senior Dejon Devroe was bent on winning the state 400-meter championship. Today (Saturday, May 30) he won a state title -- in the 800.

Wolves' Curtin grabs 8th in state tournament | Tennis

  • Jun 1, 2015 at 9:03AM

Coupeville senior Aaron Curtin capped off his high school athletic career by placing eighth in the state 1A tennis tournament Friday and Saturday, May 29 and 30, in Yakima.

Oak Harbor starts summer season with big win | Legion baseball

  • Jun 1, 2015 at 8:44AM

The Oak Harbor Legion baseball team scored 15 runs over the final two innings to blow open a tight game and win 17-3 in six innings at Sedro-Woolley Friday, May 29, in the season opener.

Relay 3rd, Stone 4th at state meet | Track

  • May 30, 2015 at 7:32PM

A third-place finish in school-record time in the 4x200 relay highlighted the Coupeville High School track team's efforts on the final day of the 1A state meet at Eastern Washington University in Cheney Saturday, May 30.

Wildcats reach state finals | Track

  • May 29, 2015 at 5:53PM

Dejon Devroe in the 800 meters and the girls 4x100 relay both qualified for the finals in their events by placing in the top eight in the preliminaries at the state 3A track meet Friday, May 29, at Tacoma's Mount Tahoma High School.

Coupeville's Martin places 5th in state discus | Track

  • May 29, 2015 at 5:50PM

For the most part, Friday was a good day for the Coupeville High School track team at the state finals in Cheney.

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