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Anchor may solve 200-year-old mystery

  • Feb 10, 2014 at 9:36AM

Once strong and new, it secured our future. Now rusty and covered in sea life, it will connect us with our past. Maybe. Considered by some to be a Holy Grail of Puget Sound archaeology, three men — a commercial diver, an amateur historian and an attorney — believe they have found the fabled lost anchor of Captain George Vancouver’s exploration of the Pacific Northwest more than 200 years ago. Lying in shallow water along the west side of Whidbey Island, the historic artifact could be recovered by the three-man team that makes up Anchor Ventures LLC within the month. Thought the only physical proof left behind by the long-ago expedition, the anchor has been a highly sought-after prize by historical groups for years.

Wolves head to district after splitting 2 games | Girls basketball

  • Feb 10, 2014 at 9:53AM

After splitting its final two regular season games, it's on to the playoffs for the Coupeville High School girls basketball team.

Dozen earn regional berths | Wrestling

  • Feb 10, 2014 at 11:19AM

Twelve Oak Harbor High School wrestlers, seven boys and five girls, qualified for the regional tournament through their efforts at their respective subregional meets last weekend.

Tungate receives invitation to national camp | NWAC

  • Feb 11, 2014 at 8:08AM

North Whidbey Aquatic Club junior swimmer Olivia Tungate has been invited by USA Swimming to attend the Western Zone Select Swimming Camp in Tempe, Ariz., May 29-June 1.

3rd-quarter slump sinks Wolves in district opener | Girls basketball

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 11:05AM

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team scored the first basket of the second half to take its first lead of the game but would score only once more in the decisive third quarter and lose 56-46 to Mount Baker Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Deming in the first round of the district tournament.

Oak Harbor raises storm drainage rates to cover bones mishap

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 12:57PM

Oak Harbor ratepayers will start paying more for one utility to cover a portion of the cost of unearthing a Native American burial ground under Pioneer Way in 2011. The city council adopted a temporary increase in storm drain rates last week.

Senate passes education bill allowing military training credit

  • Feb 13, 2014 at 9:23AM

Wednesday, Washington legislators unanimously passed Senate Bill 5969 that requires public higher education institutions to adopt policies that will give academic credit for applicable military training.

Paid leave requirement would add to expenses

  • Feb 13, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 12:55PM

During this legislative session, lawmakers in the House of Representatives considered two bills that would require employers to offer paid leave to workers. HB 1313 would require employers with five or more employees to pay employees for five, seven or nine days of sick leave per year, depending on the size of the company. This bill passed the House and will now be considered by the Senate.

Polygraph test picks up on child porn

  • Feb 13, 2014 at 10:09AM

A man applying to be a reserve police officer in Langley allegedly lied on a polygraph exam and later admitted to having child pornography on his home computer, according to court records. Dylan G. Jefferies, the 27-year-old applicant, pleaded not guilty in Island County Superior Court Monday to 17 counts of possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Plenty of heroes in Wolves' thrilling win | Girls basketball

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 1:03PM

Julia Myers was the last of a series of heroes that saved the day – and the season – for another night. Myers dropped in a free throw with 9.9 seconds left to help the Coupeville High School girls basketball team defeat visiting Meridian 42-41 in a district tournament, loser-out game Thursday, Feb. 13.

Couple takes center stage for 'Love Letters'

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 12:53PM

It might go down as one of the oddest first dates on record. They sat in two cars side by side, facing in opposite directions, with engines idling. Through open driver’s side windows, they chatted into the night in a police department parking lot in the city of Chicago Heights.

Opening offices back to five days an important step

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 10:00AM

We are all linked together in figuring out how to increase jobs that pay living wages in Island County. Having all Island County departments be open at full-time levels is a very important step in meeting the needs of our recovering economy. When the county only works at four-fifths speed, that negatively affects our local economy each and every week. When the county closures linger for several years, the economic problems multiply.

Oak Harbor man accused of assaulting deputy with handcuffs

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 1:03PM

A 36-year-old Oak Harbor man accused of grabbing a pair of handcuffs and using it as a weapon against two deputies is getting a mental health exam. Bevis G. Walters appeared in Island County Superior Court Monday without an attorney. He refused to answer questions or sign papers.

South Whidbey veterans center hosts event, Saturday, Feb. 15

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 12:52PM

The Veterans Resource Center’s grand reopening Saturday will mark an expansion in resources for the Island’s military service community. The general public is invited to attend an open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at American Legion Post 141 in Bayview, 14096 Highway 525.

Oak Harbor readies for the OHscars fund raiser

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 1:12PM

Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its annual awards banquet later this month. Keeping with last year’s popular theme, The OHscars, the evening will be focused on comedies.

Latest count shows Coupeville school levy will pass

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 3:54PM

Central Whidbey voters gave Coupeville schools two thumbs up Tuesday. Two levies proposed by the Coupeville School District appear to be passing with the approval rates over the 60 percent mark.

Wait until the trial before reporting story | Letter

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 4:14PM

Try this on for size … before you crucify and find someone guilty in your pathetic, small town extreme left liberal rag, actually let the person go to trial and then report on the facts. You have no idea what this story entails, and yet you attempt to ruin a young man’s reputation forever? Guilty until proven innocent?

Blaine sinks drained Wolves | Girls basketball

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 8:08AM

Emotionally spent after a tense, thrilling win the night before, the Coupeville High School girls basketball team fell at Blaine and out of the district tournament 50-40 Friday, Feb. 14.

Bodily fluids in patrol car leads to felony charge for Coupeville man

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Feb 17, 2014 at 3:54PM

Mucking up the back of a patrol car with urine, spit and blood led to a felony charge for a Coupeville man, court documents state. Jeremy A. Estep, 26, was charged in Island County Superior Court Jan. 23 with first-degree malicious mischief, for alleged “public service interruption,” and trespassing in the second degree.

Bowlers seek nation-best 4th straight state title

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 10:00AM

Hoping to add another tale to its legend, the Oak Harbor High School bowling team begins defense of its state title this weekend at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place.

Sixth-generation Whidbey Island resident taps family archives for Oak Harbor history

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Feb 17, 2014 at 3:53PM

Peggy Darst Townsdin couldn’t have been happier to see a white FedEx courier van arrive at her home last Wednesday. Inside was the first mass shipment of her new book, “Oak Harbor.” Hundreds of books were unloaded into her den.

Homelessness should not be considered normal

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 10:00AM

After seeing the powerful film “12 Years a Slave,” I found myself despising the slave owners. How could otherwise decent, God-fearing people participate in this institution, clearly abhorrent to anyone with eyes to see? With slavery all around them, did it seem normal, inevitable, even right?

Island County to hold public meetings on transportation

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Feb 18, 2014 at 8:52AM

Island County residents will be able to offer comments about the county’s transportation services in February. The county is hosting three public meetings to gather input for the update to the transportation element of its comprehensive plan.

Clinton man's death ruled a saltwater drowning

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 1:00PM

The Island County coroner confirmed that a body discovered on a beach near Possession Point State Park last Thursday belonged to 35-year-old Brandon Smith of Clinton. The cause of death was accidental saltwater drowning, said Island County Coroner Robert Bishop

Moratorium on executions reopens wounds for mother of serial killer's victim

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 4:00PM updated at 9:54PM

If Shawn Johnson were alive today, she would be looking forward to the birth of her twin granddaughters in about two weeks. This promise of new life, however, helps to ease the pain of her absence for Johnson’s mother, Margaret Dettman. The retired, 72-year-old woman lives in an Oak Harbor trailer park with her other daughter and son-in-law and tries to focus on the good in life while she lets go of the hurt and anger.

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