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Island invasion: Tent caterpillars munching their way across Whidbey Island

  • May 24, 2014 at 5:00AM

Some think they’re cool, others say they’re gross. While opinions on tent caterpillars seem to vary, there is one thing no one seems to dispute — the little buggers are everywhere. Estimated by experts to number in the billions, they’re wiggling and munching their way across communities throughout Western Washington, and Whidbey Island is no exception.

What descriptive term best fits Kitsap Kelly? | Letter

  • May 24, 2014 at 4:00AM

Editor, I see that former Island County Commissioner Kelly Emerson is going somewhere else to try for another job without finishing her job here.

Flying American Flag upside down is childish | Letter

  • May 24, 2014 at 1:00AM

Editor, Thank you for the great editorial. There are many, many people in Central Whidbey who welcome the planes flying at Outlying Field Coupeville. It is not just North Whidbey residents and North Whidbey shopkeepers wanting the field to remain open so pilots can get the training they deserve.

Appreciates those who serve in the U.S. Navy | Letter

  • May 24, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, I am a senior at Coupeville High School and I have lived near Outlying Field Coupeville all of my life. I read the newspaper quite frequently and have avoided the fact that the complaints and fits irk me.

Assertions against WGH nurse are ‘unfounded’ | Letter

  • May 24, 2014 at 4:00AM

Editor, We live on a beautiful island, but that does not protect us against certain harsh realities such as the difficult and sometimes even violent episodes that are becoming increasingly common in health care. Nationally, incidents of combative patients who instigate violence against hospital staff have been on the rise and ,sadly, Whidbey General is not immune from this trend.

Weekend events remember those who sacrificed

  • May 24, 2014 at 6:00AM

Every Memorial Day, speakers at ceremonies across the nation feel they have to explain what the point of the holiday is. Perhaps it’s the nonspecific name of “Memorial Day,” but many people have no idea who or what they are supposed to be commemorating. As the unofficial start of summer, the meaning sometimes gets lost amongst the barbecues and road trips. So let’s be clear.

Caregiver is secretly a man in a wetsuit | Island Scanner

  • May 24, 2014 at 6:00AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Friday, May 9 At 1:06 p.m., a driver reported that protesters at OLF Coupeville had signs hanging over the roadway and she was concerned that someone might get hit. Another caller reported that protesters were jumping in front of cars. At 3:55 p.m., a Lake Drive resident reported that a wet cat was under her porch. At 5:20 p.m., a Magnolia Lane resident reported that a man in a plaid shirt yelled at

Cemetery tour on Monday

  • May 24, 2014 at 1:00AM

Sally Straathof knows she has some big shoes to fill as tour guide of the Sunnyside Cemetery Memorial Day Heritage Tour. She is taking the lead on the guided tour this year, filling a role long held by Coupeville historian Roger Sherman.

Oak Harbor housekeeper steals from elderly client

  • May 24, 2014 at 5:00AM

An Oak Harbor housekeeper accused of stealing from her 91-year-old client is facing a list of felony charges, court documents state. Prosecutors charged Marcia D. Selch, 32, in Island County Superior Court May 21 with identity theft, possession of stolen property and 24 counts of forgery.

WIC, other groups relocate off base

  • May 24, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Women Infants and Children’s program is among the groups who have moved or are being moved off Whidbey Island Naval Air Station as part of a national push. As the result of a Government Accountability Office audit, the federal government decided to stop paying for non-federal agencies to use buildings on base rent and utility free, according to Sheila Murray, public affairs officer for Navy Region Northwest Environmental.

Oak Harbor schools get new websites

  • May 24, 2014 at 2:00AM

Oak Harbor schools are getting an online makeover. The school district launched 10 new websites for itself, the district’s eight schools and HomeConnection.

Turkey trot

  • May 24, 2014 at 3:00AM

A family of turkeys went for a stroll along Silver Lake Road on North Whidbey Wednesday morning. The male turkey displays his impressive plumage.

Neighbors making waves in opposition to AT&T cell tower on North Whidbey

  • May 24, 2014 at 6:00AM

Nancyjo Dzubay refuses to allow a 110-foot cell tower to be built in her back yard. “It’s literally going to be out my back door on the property line,” Dzubay said. “I’m super, super pissed.”

GOP turns in list of potential Emerson successors

  • May 23, 2014 at 8:29PM

Island County Republicans made their recommendations to replace former county commissioner Kelly Emerson. Emerson gave a one-week notice on May 5 and subsequently filed to run for Kitsap County auditor.

Middle School canned food drive underway

  • May 21, 2014 at 2:00AM updated May 23, 2014 at 4:38PM

North Whidbey Middle School is holding a canned food drive to benefit Relay for Life and North Whidbey Help House. The food drive, which started Monday, collects canned food only. Donations will be accepted for two weeks.

Commissary to hold health festival

  • May 22, 2014 at 11:00AM updated May 23, 2014 at 4:37PM

The Commissary on Seaplane base will host the "Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival" Friday through Sunday, June 6-8, in the Commissary and Navy Exchange parking lots. The two military retail outfits are partnering with Morale, Welfare and Recreation to offer discounted prices and fitness events.

Leete nears end of stellar OHHS career | Girls golf

  • May 24, 2014 at 7:00AM

In the backyard of Oak Harbor High School’s Joanna Leete’s home sits a trampoline -- and a golf course.

Carroll selected lacrosse Coach of Year

  • May 23, 2014 at 12:22PM

Oak Harbor’s Katie Carroll was named the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association Coach of the Year Friday, May 16.

WGC hosts 49th annual Men's Invitational

  • May 23, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 12:19PM

A local Memorial Day weekend tradition, the 49th annual Whidbey Golf Club Men's Invitational, returns to Oak Harbor at 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25.

Stone qualifies for tri-district finals | Track

  • May 23, 2014 at 8:36AM

Makana Stone placed among the top eight in two events at the tri-district track meet preliminaries at King's Thursday, May 22, and earned spots in the finals

County to open Fridays in June

  • May 21, 2014 at 6:00AM updated May 22, 2014 at 12:32PM

A final approval was made last week to open county offices to the public on Fridays starting the week of June 15. Commissioners approved an ordinance during their May 12 regular meeting that finally rolled back staffing and office hours cutbacks dating back to 2009.

Power outage on Camano Island

  • May 22, 2014 at 11:16AM

All of Camano Island lost power between 8:45-11:40 a.m. this morning when a tractor knocked over the island's main transmission pole, according to Neil Neroutsos, spokesperson for Snohomish Public Utility District.

Leete claims another district title | Girls golf

  • May 22, 2014 at 9:39AM

For the second consecutive spring, Oak Harbor High School's Joanna Leete easily won the individual title at the 3A District 1 Girls Golf Tournament.

Rodeheffer qualifies for state meet | Track

  • May 22, 2014 at 10:11AM

By placing second in the 1,600 meters at the district track meet Wednesday, May 21, at Shoreline Stadium, Oak Harbor High School's John Rodeheffer earned a return trip to the state meet.

Emerson to run for Kitsap Co. auditor

  • May 21, 2014 at 1:00AM updated May 22, 2014 at 10:09AM

Kelly Emerson hasn’t left politics behind. Emerson surprised many by resigning her position as Island County commissioner earlier this month. She is a Republican and represented District No. 3. Last week, however, she filed in Kitsap County to run for the county auditor position. She is now a Bremerton resident, according to her filing document.

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