Story Archives

Archive Results — 401 thru 425 of about 30225 items

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.

Tri-county transit connector may be cut

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Apr 2, 2015 at 10:23AM

Bus service between Whidbey Island and Skagit County will come to an end this summer unless Island Transit officials are able to carve out enough money from the agency’s limited budget to finance the route.

Whidbey quilting group helps keep girls in school

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Apr 2, 2015 at 10:06AM

It started as just a bunch of gals who liked to quilt. The E.B. Quilters, named in honor of Oak Harbor Soroptimist Elena Bainbridge, is a group of Whidbey residents who gather at the Cottage Hobby House in Anacortes to quilt. When Brenda Merrick mentioned Days for Girls, an international program that sews reusable sanitary napkin kits for girls in underprivileged areas, the E.B. Quilters got to stitching.

Arlington defeats Wildcats | Softball

  • Apr 2, 2015 at 10:06AM

Arlington used a big second inning to get rolling in an 11-0, five-inning win over the visiting Oak Harbor High School softball team Tuesday, March 31.

3 wins in singles not enough for Oak Harbor | Tennis

  • Apr 2, 2015 at 9:46AM

Unable to collect any points in doubles play, the Oak Harbor High School tennis team lost 4-3 at Stanwood Tuesday, March 31.

Bats silent as Wolves lose to BC | Softball

  • Apr 2, 2015 at 9:37AM

Although the Coupeville High School softball team threatened several times, it couldn't push across any runs in a 6-0 loss at Bellevue Christian Monday, March 30.

Aliens land at OLF Coupeville

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 1:00AM updated at 11:49AM

Legitimizing dozens of UFO sightings over the years, an alien aircraft landed at the Navy’s Outlying Field in Coupeville late Monday night. Some Whidbey residents have long insisted that UFOs have been visible in the night sky.

Elvis alive, living under Coupeville wharf

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 2:00AM updated at 11:33AM

While rumors have swirled nationwide for years, it has been confirmed that Elvis Presley lives in Coupeville. Previously thought to have died from a drug overdose in his Graceland home in Memphis, the King of Rock and Roll is, indeed, alive and well. Presley currently makes his residence in a small submarine under the Coupeville Wharf, according to multiple sources.

Island County commissioner switches parties, at long last

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 3:00AM updated at 11:32AM

Well-known “rino” Commissioner Jill Johnson has finally switched parties and become a Democrat. While some were surprised by the move, others said the change was long in coming. “Duh,” said Jason McFadyen, president of the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce and an infamous Democrat.

NASCAR race track coming to Whidbey

  • Apr 1, 2015 at 3:00AM updated at 11:32AM

Paul Allen’s billions may lead to millions for Whidbey Island. Allen, owner of the Seattle Seahawks, has decided to build a NASCAR track on Whidbey Island. Trey Dinpahndt, associate director of operations for NASCAR, confirmed the report.

Read the May 23
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates