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Island County to pay $30,000 for fairground repairs

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 5:00AM

The county is forking out nearly $30,000 to repair “potentially” dangerous electrical problems at the Island County fairgrounds.

Sheriff says break-in suspect choked Oak Harbor woman

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 2:17PM

A man is accused of attacking and choking an Oak Harbor woman after she gave him a ride to a vacant home on West Beach Road Sunday, according to a report filed by the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Oak Harbor teen takes unusual move by chasing Miss Teen Seattle

  • Sep 22, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Sep 23, 2014 at 9:39AM

The letter looked official enough, but Athena Mae De Leon Guerrero still had her doubts.

Coupeville expands senior services

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 1:00AM updated Sep 23, 2014 at 9:39AM

Central Whidbey seniors won’t have to travel north or south much longer for senior programs. The Town of Coupeville is partnering with Senior Services and Coupeville United Methodist Church to add activities and programs following Senior Services’ regular Wednesday lunch, which has been offered since 2011.

Sculpture pays tribute to Oak Harbor's first inhabitants

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 1:00AM updated Sep 23, 2014 at 9:38AM

More than three years after he first started sculpting a 3-foot tall figure of a Native American, Wayne Lewis finally witnessed the artwork’s official dedication Thursday. The sculpture titled “Island Spirit” had actually been installed on Southeast Pioneer Way and on public display for months, but perhaps fitting with this project, the dedication was delayed until this week.

Oak Harbor mayor, ousted organizer battle over rights to marathon Facebook page

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 23, 2014 at 9:38AM

City of Oak Harbor administration and the former coordinator of the city-owned marathon are playing tug-of-war over a social media venue. Mayor Scott Dudley said he was outraged that Tamra Sipes won’t hand over the proverbial keys to the Whidbey Island Marathon Facebook page. He maintains that the city owns the page because she was under contract when she created it. Dudley said he will pursue the issue in court, if necessary.

School board president is new Oak Harbor Chamber director

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 23, 2014 at 9:37AM

The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce announced Friday that Oak Harbor School Board president and local businesswoman Christine Cribb was appointed as its new director, effective Monday. “We live in a phenomenal community,” Cribb said Friday. “I’m humbled and excited.” Her predecessor, Kathy Reed, was fired Friday, Sept. 12. The board met and voted unanimously to end Reed’s employment, effective the same day. The board has not disclosed the reason for the firing other than it wanted to go “in a different direction.”

Whidbey General Hospital Foundation new director excited to start

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Sep 23, 2014 at 9:37AM

When the executive director position of the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation opened up, Helen Rideau viewed it as a golden opportunity. Having worked in fundraising for about 20 years in Los Angeles, Rideau said she was excited about the chance to move to Whidbey Island. It’s a place she’s gotten to know well over the course of a three-year, long-distance relationship with a Coupeville native, now her fiance.

Wildcats post easy win over Monroe | Swimming

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 9:20AM

Powered by wins in 11 of 12 events, the Oak Harbor High School swim and dive team crushed Monroe 126-39 Monday, Sept. 22, in the home opener at John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool.

Arlington slips by Wildcats 3-2 | Volleyball

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 8:16AM

Arlington rolled in the decisive fifth game to edge the visiting Oak Harbor High School volleyball team 3-2 Monday, Sept. 22.

Wildcats up to Challenge | Cross country

  • Sep 22, 2014 at 11:16AM

The Oak Harbor High School cross country team took its yearly trip to Seaside, Ore., for the Three Course Challenge Saturday, Sept. 20, and returned with its usual impressive medal haul.

Coupeville grabs 8th in South Whidbey Tournament | Volleyball

  • Sep 22, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 12:07PM

The Coupeville High School volleyball team finished eighth out of 16 teams at the South Whidbey Invitational Tournament Saturday, Sept. 20.

Oak Harbor earns 1st win | Tennis

  • Sep 22, 2014 at 12:06PM

Breaking into the win column, the Oak Harbor High School tennis team stopped visiting Marysville Getchell 5-2 Friday, Sept. 19, in a match that was rained out earlier in the week.

Kite Festival soars this weekend

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Sep 22, 2014 at 11:19AM

Colorful kites of all shapes and sizes will fill the sky above Camp Casey once again this month during the Whidbey Island Kite Festival. The festival and sport kite competition is Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21.

Martha Rose is out as Island Transit chief

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Sep 22, 2014 at 11:19AM

The embattled executive director of Island Transit quit Friday after a tense meeting with the board of directors and an hour-long executive session. It was unclear whether the board asked Martha Rose to turn in her keys during the closed-door session, or even whether she retired or resigned. The board members voted unanimously — with Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson participating via speakerphone — to accept Rose’s letter of resignation. Afterward, Rose said she was retiring, not resigning.

Wolves thump Chimacum | Football

  • Sep 22, 2014 at 9:22AM

The Coupeville High School football team found what it was looking for. Chimacum, not so much.

Smart thing would be plugging ears | Letter

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 3:00AM

Editor, Here I go again. I am 96 years old and I’m not a mental giant like some of the leaders of the anti-OLF group think they are. I am old fashioned enough to know there’s an easy way to solve most problems. If my family were home when the planes started going over my house, I would say, “Here come our noisy friends.”

Hannold is a better choice than Jacks | Letter

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 3:00AM

Editor, Let me say right from the start that I completely, wholeheartedly and unequivocally endorse Rick Hannold for election to the District No. 3 seat on the Island County Board of Commissioners. I strongly urge all of you who were so kind as to honor me with your votes in last month’s primary to cast your vote for Rick this November.

Candidate’s backers seem to be anti-NAS | Letter

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, We need to vote for Rick Hannold for Island County commissioner, District 3, this November. Here’s one big reason why: “Progressives” backing liberal Karla Jacks for the District 3 job are after Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

Who was watching the watchers at Island Transit? | Letter

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 1:00AM

Editor, Concerning Island Transit and Ms. Martha Rose, I feel I must acknowledge this issue. I have never been a supporter of the free bus service. Nearly all the buses I see are mostly empty, other than kids riding the free bus, rather than taking the taxpayer school bus along with other people with driving issues.

Now that Rose is gone, it’s time to focus on change | In Our Opinion

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

After months of turmoil and calls for her head, Island Transit’s executive director resigned Friday. With Martha Rose finally handing over the keys, the process of recovering from IT’s financial mess and rebuilding the public’s trust can now begin.

Couples say honesty key in marriage longevity

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 2:00AM

After marrying in 1949, Dennis Lougheed spent the next six decades following a policy of total honesty. It’s apparently worked well for him and his wife, Barbara Calhoun.

Wildcats slip by Royals | Volleyball

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 12:20PM

The final score was 3-0, but the shutout win over visiting Lynnwood Thursday, Sept. 18, was not a cakewalk for the Oak Harbor High School volleyball team.

Offense disappears in Wildcat loss | Soccer

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 12:18PM

After averaging four goals per match in the nonleague portion of its schedule, the Oak Harbor High School soccer team couldn't find the back of the net in the conference opener, falling 2-0 to visiting Stanwood Thursday, Sept. 18.

Wolves lose in 1st Olympic League match | Tennis

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 12:17PM

The Coupeville High School tennis team won the top two singles matches, but Klahowya swept the doubles competition on the way to a 5-2 win in Silverdale Thursday, Sept. 18.

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