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Film looks at screen technology and impact on teens

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 3:00AM

The public is invited to attend a free screening of the film scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Oak Harbor Cinema, 1321 SW Barlow St.

Late donation opens door for grant to save Coupeville's Haller House

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 3:00AM

A group working to save Coupeville’s Haller House got a double dose of good news last week to keep alive hopes that it can purchase the home, restore it and one day turn it into a heritage and visitor center to showcase Washington’s territorial period.

Unidentified chaperone assaulted during Langley students’ Seattle field trip

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 2:00AM

A Langley Middle School chaperone was assaulted and hospitalized recently while on a sixth-grade field trip to Seattle. The 60-year-old man was admitted to Harborview Med-ical Center in Seattle where he was treated for injuries. The Seattle Police Department declined to identify the victim, and school district officials, including South Whidbey schools Superintendent Jo Moccia, Langley Middle School Principal Jim McNally and a school board member said they did not know who the man is.

Citing new evidence, Island Beach Access seeks summary judgment

  • May 31, 2016 at 2:13PM

Citing newly discovered evidence, one party to litigation against a Coupeville couple who are blocking a Greenbank public-beach access told the Skagit County Superior Court May 17 that the case’s “facts are undisputed and the law is clear,” urging the court to decide the matter without a trial. In its 26-page motion for summary judgment, the citizen advocacy group Island Beach Access contends that the new evidence “completely undermines earlier efforts” by the couple, Joanne and Alan Bruce Montgomery, “to create seeming issues of fact.”

Tractor Supply Co. sets grand opening of Oak Harbor store

  • May 31, 2016 at 2:01PM

The Oak Harbor Tractor Supply plans a grand opening Thursday through Sunday. On Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the store is planning to offer freebies to customers, deals and giveaways, including a raffle for a riding lawn mower and chainsaw.

Crash snarls traffic in Oak Harbor

  • May 31, 2016 at 1:57PM

Traffic was briefly gummed up in Oak Harbor this morning after two cars collided at the intersection of the highway and Barrington Drive just before 11 a.m.

Horrobin captures WGC Men's Invitational | Golf

  • May 31, 2016 at 10:00AM updated at 12:42PM

A strong finish carried Lucas Horrobin to his second consecutive championship in the 51st Annual Whidbey Golf Club Mountain Mist Men’s Invitational Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29.

Wolves shine in state meet; Wildcats earn 2 second places | Track

  • May 31, 2016 at 10:10AM

It was quite a haul. The Coupeville High School track team collected nine medals and set two school records at the state 1A meet in Cheney at Eastern Washington University Thursday through Saturday, May 26-28. Oak Harbor’s efforts at the 3A state meet at Tacoma's Tahoma High School included two second-place finishes.

State meet update, No. 5 (the last) | Track

  • May 28, 2016 at 6:00PM updated at 10:50PM

Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school state track meet update, Saturday, May 28, 6 p.m.

State meet update, No. 4 | Track

  • May 28, 2016 at 1:26PM

Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school state track meet update, Saturday, May 28, 1:15 p.m.

State meet update, No. 3 | Track

  • May 27, 2016 at 8:00PM updated May 28, 2016 at 10:50AM

Coupeville High School state track meet update, Friday, May 27, 8:30 pm

State meet update, No. 3 | Track

  • May 27, 2016 at 8:26PM

Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school state track meet update, Friday, May 27, 8:30 p.m.

State meet update, No. 2 | Track

  • May 27, 2016 at 4:25PM

Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school state track meet update, Friday, May 27, 4:15 p.m.

Friends rally to win van for disabled Whidbey woman

  • May 28, 2016 at 7:00AM

Melissa Mitchell's friends and family are rallying to give her a chance to win an adapted van, courtesy of a contest run by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding mobility options for people with disabilities. The organization is giving away vehicles equipped with the adaptive equipment each winner needs.

Historic Haller House gets reprieve — for now: Late donation opens doors for grant opportunity

  • May 28, 2016 at 4:00AM

A group working to save Coupeville’s Haller House got a double dose of good news last week to keep alive hopes that it can purchase the home, restore it and one day turn it into a heritage and visitor center to showcase Washington’s territorial period.

State meet update, No. 1 | Track

  • May 27, 2016 at 2:06PM

Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school state track meet update, Friday, May 27, 2 p.m.,

Plan for the park: City’s ‘preferred alternative’ would cut RV park, include water park

  • May 28, 2016 at 7:00AM

Oak Harbor’s waterfront park will likely gain a splash park and lose an RV park as a result of the sewage treatment plant construction.

Events to pay tribute to those who served

  • May 28, 2016 at 7:00AM

Whidbey Island will acknowledge the sacrifices made by those in the armed services in ways both loud and vibrant and quiet and solemn this Memorial Day weekend.

Shame on you for biting the hand that fed you | Letter

  • May 28, 2016 at 3:00AM

To Ken Pickard: I think it’s time that you are reminded of the fact that your father made a living from Naval Air Station Whidbey at Ault Field, with his store, “Prairie Center Mercantile.”

COER comment shows lack of respect for women | Letter

  • May 28, 2016 at 3:00AM

COER President Ken Pickard’s scud of a letter to the editor with a sexist warhead claiming Island County Board of Health member Jill Johnson was “embarrassingly shrill and disrespectful” for asking simple questions of the Island County Health Officer was an implosion worth waking up to.

Public services are an investment that pay off | Sound Off

  • May 28, 2016 at 2:00AM

I’ll wager that you didn’t know May was “Community Action Month.” That’s our fault. While community action agencies like the Opportunity Council are working to build stronger, healthier communities for all people, all across the country, we rarely take the time to tell people about it.

Meerkerk holds naming contest

  • May 28, 2016 at 5:00AM

Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens in September will award one lucky person the opportunity to name a rhody of their own.

Level 2 sex offender moves to Oak Harbor

  • May 28, 2016 at 4:00AM

A Level 2 sex offender moved to Hett Lane in Oak Harbor, the Island County Sheriff’s Office reported.

County primary voting follows state’s results

  • May 28, 2016 at 4:00AM

Island County Democrats’ and Republicans’ votes in Tuesday’s presidential primary were pretty similar to statewide results.

Perdue named Rotary Student of the Month

  • May 28, 2016 at 3:00AM

Oak Harbor Rotary honored its final Student of the Month for the 2015-16 school year, Tyren Perdue.

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