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Don’t take Public Health for granted | Editorial

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 1:00AM

Public Health is largely misunderstood. This is probably because the face of Public Health, what services it provides and how it pays for services have morphed dramatically over the years. But what hasn’t changed is the need to appreciate and financially support Public Health and its contribution to our community. What began as the military-focused Marine Hospital Service became the Public Health and Marine Hospital Service in 1902 in recognition of its expanding role in public health.

Father's Day tribute: Coach shares love for sports

  • Jun 15, 2014 at 6:00AM

If you grew up in Oak Harbor at the time of my youth, in some ways, my father was your father.

Coupeville's top athletes also quality citizens

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

Perhaps in the case of Breeanna Messner and Nick Streubel, the name of the award should be changed. The senior pair were selected Coupeville High School’s Athletes of the Year for 2013-14, but the impression they left on their coaches goes far beyond their success in sports.

Oak Harbor thumps Lake Stevens 11-1 | Legion

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 9:32AM

The Oak Harbor Legion baseball team broke a six-game losing streak by ripping visiting Lake Stevens 11-1 Thursday, June 12.

Former Coupeville deputy's statements inadmissable in court

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jun 12, 2014 at 11:20AM

There’s nothing unusual about the police using a ruse against a criminal suspect. Such trickery can be “legal and appropriate,” said Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock. But, in interviewing Hodges Gowdey, a former deputy with the Coupeville Marshal’s Office, the Oak Harbor police tried to compel him to make statements through a faux internal investigation into a 2007 incident in which he allegedly handcuffed his girlfriend during a fight and later told her not to tell investigators about it.

Defaced bills appearing in Oak Harbor

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jun 12, 2014 at 10:44AM

No one is taking credit — or blame — for money stamped with anti-military messages being circulated in the community. A defaced $5 bill was brought to the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station’s public affairs office as recently as Monday, according to Public Affairs Officer Mike Welding. An enlisted sailor turned in a bill with the words, “NAS Whidbey burns 24 million gallons of toxic jet fuel yearly,” Welding said.

Divers recover mystery anchor off Ledgewood, Vancouver link possible

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jun 12, 2014 at 10:36AM

First they cheered, then they wept. The long-submerged anchor believed connected with Captain George Vancouver and his famed exploration of the Pacific Northwest more than 200 years ago touched down on the deck of a barge off Ledgewood late Monday. It was a moment of joy, but also one of closure, as it marked the end of six years of research, toil and obsession. “I’m pretty overcome right now,” said a teary-eyed Scott Grimm, moments after the anchor was recovered. “It’s been a long time.”

Hydro fans get preview of August event in Oak Harbor

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 5:00AM updated at 3:31PM

Placing 1-year-old Nicholas Sandall into the cockpit of a slick-looking racing boat was the easy part. Getting him out was another story. “He likes cars and boats,” said his mother, Adrienne Sandall of Oak Harbor. “He didn’t want to get out of the boat.”

Oak Harbor High School seniors graduate | Slideshow

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 3:00PM updated at 5:23PM

“Persistence” was the theme for Oak Harbor High School’s commencement Monday “Wildcats, through your hard work and dedication, you’ve taken the first step of this next pyramid in your lives,” said Rachel Margraf, one of three Oak Harbor valedictorians. Graduate Tricia Desquitado said a teacher once told her commencement ceremonies allow parents and families “to see what you’ve done, so they can see that you finished high school, so they can be proud of you.”

Man walks dog, yells obscenities | Island Scanner

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 5:00AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Saturday, May 24 At 1:02 p.m., a caller on Forest Glen Road inquired about laws regarding growing and burning off excess marijuana.

PBY Memorial opens on Pioneer Way

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 4:00AM

On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the PBY Memorial Museum held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its soft opening at its new location on Pioneer Way Friday. The museum, now located in the former Whidbey Furniture building, is opening its doors to allow visitors to view what they’ve done so far, but according to Wil Shellenberger, PBY Memorial Foundation president, the museum isn’t quite finished yet.

Court limits number of dogs for North Whidbey breeder

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 5:00AM

A North Whidbey man accused of violating dog breeding laws will be limited in the number of adult Great Danes he can keep at his home. Matthew Hernkind, 43, pleaded guilty to two counts of improper dog breeding in Island County District Court Tuesday morning. Three additional counts were dismissed.

Awards given to Oak Harbor students

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 4:00AM

Oak Harbor High School held its annual senior assembly Friday, during which eighteen awards were given to 24 different students before their peers.

Need Larsen’s help in battling Huntington’s | Letter

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 1:00AM

Editor, This is an open letter to Congressman Rick Larsen. As you may be aware, Huntington’s disease, or HD, is a rare, fatal, genetic neurodegenerative disease that progressively causes total physical and mental deterioration during an individual’s prime working years. Every individual with HD will ultimately lose the ability to live independently.

Whidbey General Hospital’s team rocked it this year | Letter

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, I am one of the co-captains of the Whidbey General Hospital Answer For Cancer Relay for Life Team. I want to publicly thank all the employees at Whidbey General for how their support in this year’s Relay For Life.

Concerns should be about safety of fliers | Letter

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 1:00AM

Editor, Outlying Field Coupeville provides a training area for planes that will be taking off and landing on carriers at sea. Granted, OLF is not affected by rough seas, which the pilots will have to cope with, but it has served as a training runway since the early 1940s.

COER members don’t accept responsibility | Letter

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, I see a theme running through Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve’s efforts to close the Outlying Field Coupeville and remove all EA-18s from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. The theme is found in the words of President John F. Kennedy: “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

COER president acted like schoolyard bully | Letter

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, I continue to be dismayed by the appalling behavior of Michael Monson and his Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve associates. Their behavior at the Rick Larsen campaign event on June 4 was a new low. They disrupted the event by heckling Congressman Larsen and trying to divert the meeting to their personal agenda.

Story of anchor's discovery, recovery filled with intrigue | Publisher's Column

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 1:00AM

Whether the rusty, barnacle-encrusted anchor gingerly raised from the swift waters off of Whidbey Island is truly a relic of Captain George Vancouver’s expedition remains to be seen. Nonetheless, the anchor’s recovery is a story of dedication, determination, mystery and adventure. In summary, it contains all of the elements of an engaging story.

Midway barber cuts through the competition for 25 years

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 4:00AM

Frances Hughes has been getting his hair cut at Midway Barber Shop for 29 years. He said he became a loyal customer because of Liz Cleary Rumsey, mother of current owner, David Cleary. “She was the only one I let cut my hair,” Hughes said. “Why? She was the only good barber in this town.”

Audubon Society takes an intimate look at Whidbey Island birds

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 5:00AM

On any given day, Robin Llewellyn can reach into the freezer compartment beneath her refrigerator and pull out a frozen surprise. Sometimes, it’ll be a bag of cranberries, sugar snap peas or free range chicken. Other times, it’ll be something altogether different.

Leete, Powers receive OHHS Athlete of the Year honor

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 8:00AM

Oak Harbor High School seniors Joanna Leete and Caley Powers combined to win 21 varsity letters and 14 first-team, all-Western Conference awards. It's easy to see why they were selected the school's Athletes of the Year for 2013-14.

Whidbey schools hold annual spring football camps

  • Jun 10, 2014 at 3:00PM

The Coupeville and Oak Harbor high school football teams hit the field last week for their traditional spring camps, setting the stage for next fall's season.

Rosen chosen in MLB draft

  • Jun 9, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jun 10, 2014 at 8:13AM

Yale Rosen, a 2011 graduate of Oak Harbor High School, was selected in the 11th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the San Diego Padres Saturday, June 7.

Anchor successfully recovered from Puget Sound

  • Jun 9, 2014 at 7:40PM

An anchor believed by the recovery crew Anchor Ventures LLC to be from the HMS Chatham ...

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