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Errors hurt Oak Harbor | Softball

  • May 15, 2014 at 12:04PM

Defensive mistakes hurt the Oak Harbor High School softball team in two losses this week.

Leete, Wildcats win league titles | Girls golf

  • May 15, 2014 at 11:33AM

Joanna Leete defended her league tournament and league points titles on the way to leading Oak Harbor to the Wesco 3A championship at the Whidbey Golf Club Tuesday, May 13.

Season ends for depleted Wildcats | Soccer

  • May 15, 2014 at 10:55AM

The year began with high expectations and even higher hopes. Those dreams evaporated for the Oak Harbor High School soccer team in a 3-0 loss to Meadowdale in a district tournament loser-out game Tuesday, May 13, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium.

Coupeville sends 3 to 2nd day of district play | Tennis

  • May 15, 2014 at 9:40AM

Coupeville High School singles player Allie Hanigan and the doubles duo of Wynter Thorne and Jacki Ginnings are still alive for a tri-district berth after the first day of the District 1A Tennis Tournament at South Whidbey High School Tuesday, May 13.

Wolves lose to Granite Falls; district next | Softball

  • May 15, 2014 at 8:47AM

After dropping its final regular season game 14-4 in five innings at Granite Falls Tuesday, May 13, the Coupeville High School softball team can now turn its attention to the District 1A Tournament at Janiki Fields in Sedro-Woolley this weekend.

McCardle advances toward U.S. Open

  • May 15, 2014 at 8:15AM

Oak Harbor High School graduate Eric McCardle shared medalist honors in a United States Golf Association qualifier for the U.S. Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas Monday, May 12.

Raises for Island County elected officials on table

  • May 14, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:59AM

Should raises for elected officials be a budget priority? That’s one of the questions facing Island County commissioners as they begin the budget process for next year and decide where to invest tax dollars that are slowly accumulating as the recession fades into history.

Oak Harbor Home Depot hosting clinic Saturday

  • May 14, 2014 at 1:00AM

Home Depot in Oak Harbor will be hosting a Spring Installations and Summer Safety event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 17. On hand will be Home Depot installers for roofing, siding, windows, gutters and cabinet re-facing as well as representatives from PSE, Sunrooms Northwest, Greenwood HVAC and As You Wish Electric and others.

Langley steps in to prevent Dog House demolition

  • May 14, 2014 at 3:00AM

Responding to an inquiry about demolishing the Dog House Tavern by its owner, the Langley City Council approved an emergency moratorium on destruction of historic buildings Monday night. Director of Community Planning Jeff Arango proposed the six-month ban, which was unanimously approved by the city council in a 4-0 vote May 5. Councilman Bruce Allen was absent while tending to a family matter, but the council still had its necessary supermajority for the emergency ordinance.

Island Transit to hold open house Saturday

  • May 13, 2014 at 6:10PM

Island Transit will celebrate the opening of its new Main Base Facility in Coupeville Saturday, May 17. The grand opening event will start 10:30 a.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony starting at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Franchisee tutors corporate transition

  • May 14, 2014 at 1:00AM

Before Sylvan Learning made a major financial investment into a digital-based curriculum, it set up an advisory group to test the waters and provide feedback. One of the advisors, Kathleen Casprowitz, dove right in. To Casprowitz, the idea of using an iPad to help facilitate teaching, testing and studying in the digital era made perfect sense.

Ridle takes over Oak Harbor Education Assoc.

  • May 14, 2014 at 4:00AM

Peter Szalai, president of the Oak Harbor Education Association for 11 years, officially stepped down from his leadership position last week, passing the title to the vice president, Kathy Ridle.

Will always remember Coupeville warmly | Letter

  • May 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, I would just like to take a few moments to say “thank you” to my friends, family and teachers. As my graduation date approaches, I am starting to think more and more about the past.

Month shines light on foster care programs | Letter

  • May 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, It is no surprise that May is the month that is chosen as National Foster Care Appreciation Month.

Waterfront needs to be looked at with new eyes | Letter

  • May 14, 2014 at 7:00AM

Editor, I have had 40 years of commercial construction experience around the West Coast of the United States and many projects I was involved in were waterfront communities revitalizing their old town areas to attract more business.

Would spend money if they had what I want | Letter

  • May 14, 2014 at 5:00AM

Editor, I’ve read an awful lot of speculation and opinion about why people don’t spend money in downtown Oak Harbor as much as they used to.

Need more kid-friendly activities on Pioneer | Letter

  • May 14, 2014 at 5:00AM

Editor, Let me offer a few suggestions on how to get people downtown to Pioneer Way.

Anti-OLF folks need to find a new place to live | Letter

  • May 14, 2014 at 5:00AM

Editor, Michael Monson and the Citzens of Ebey’s Reserve often misspeak and misrepresent. They are sometimes amusing and, up until now, have not been intentionally malicious.

COER’s use of American flag was inappropriate | Letter

  • May 14, 2014 at 3:00AM

Editor, Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve got front page coverage for their protest at OLF. I cannot state loudly enough that they do not represent myself or my views on anything.

Costume works against group’s ‘serious’ claims | Letter

  • May 14, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, I’m not going to address the rhetoric of the “anti-noise” group talking about the health and well-being of the citizens of Whidbey Island, or the laughable idea that the Navy not notifying the public of their touch-and-gos was, as Michael Monson said, “unconscionable.”

COER out of touch with how real world works | Letter

  • May 14, 2014 at 1:00AM

Editor, Let me see if I got this right: the entire United States naval aviation force stops flying for a safety stand down, and the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve rabble think it was because they were at Outlying Field Coupeville demonstrating?

Just because you can doesn’t mean that you should | Opinion

  • May 14, 2014 at 1:00AM

In a 2011 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the justices ruled 8-1 that the Westboro Baptist Church and its congregation are protected under the First Amendment when they held a mocking protest at the funeral of an American soldier.

County seeking three new WRAC members

  • May 14, 2014 at 1:00AM

The Island County commissioners are seeking applicants to fill three positions on the Water Resources Advisory Committee. The positions represent District 1, South/Central Whidbey; District 2, Oak Harbor; and District 3, Camano Island. Applicants must reside within the area they seek to represent.

Oak Harbor Market opening for 20th year

  • May 14, 2014 at 2:00AM

The land on which Sheila Case-Smith grows tomatoes, rhubarb and other produce has been farmed in her family since 1898. Yet, despite more than a century worth of tilling the soil, a familiar problem still continues to surface on occasion.

South Whidbey robbery suspect left behind cell phone, blood

  • May 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

A 27-year-old Clinton man got caught chatting on a phone while in the middle of burglarizing a home, and ended up tussling with the homeowner last summer, court documents state. The burglar got away, but not before leaving behind his phone and some blood, which were used to tie the suspect to the scene.

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