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Commissary cuts unlikely to alter shopping habits in Oak Harbor

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 10:15AM

Imminent cuts to commissary discounts likely won’t change military families’ spending habits because other local grocers are already competitive, say some North Whidbey residents. Stephanie Decker, whose husband is in the Navy, said she already shops at other grocery stores for good deals.

20 prep athletes earn all-league honors

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 9:08AM

Fifteen Oak Harbor and five Coupeville athletes received recognition when their respective conferences announced the all-league teams this week.

Oak Harbor digs up plans for abandoned pools

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 10:15AM

The irony isn’t intentional. Archaeologists are digging pits all over the parking lot behind the Whidbey Island Bank on Pioneer Way as city officials pray that they don’t find bones, fossils or anything that might waylay the project. At the same time, the city hopes to buy fake fossils and place them under sand in a wading pool located just feet away from the site so that kids can play archaeologist in a giant sandbox.

Prep athletes receive letters, awards

  • Mar 6, 2014 at 9:21AM

Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school winter athletes received varsity letters and awards recently. Here is a list of the recipients:

County meeting turns into scold-fest

  • Mar 6, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Mar 7, 2014 at 2:44PM

For publicly reprimanding Treasurer Ana Maria Nunez Monday, Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson drew fire from her fellow commissioners. Commissioners scolded Johnson, saying she acted unprofessionally and made a “spectacular display” of the issue.

Decision gives whale advocates new hope

  • Mar 6, 2014 at 9:35AM

A 20-year quest to bring home Lolita, the last of seven orcas captured from Penn Cove decades ago, has resulted in a small but significant victory.

Local businessman injured in car crash

  • Mar 6, 2014 at 9:39AM

Oak Harbor resident George Churchill, a well-known and longtime businessman in the community, was seriously injured in a one-car accident Sunday afternoon.

Opinion: Seattle, King Co. officers could learn from Whidbey Island’s law enforcement

  • Mar 6, 2014 at 10:13AM

They say the grass is always greener on the other side of the street, but that’s not always so, particularly when it comes to Whidbey Island first responders.

Letter: Wonn Road lawsuit is democracy at its best

  • Mar 6, 2014 at 10:15AM

Editor, Just about one year ago, Island County finally filed its lawsuit against property owners on either side of Wonn Road, which had a public beach access since before statehood in 1889.

Letter: Is concerned about children losing hearing

  • Mar 6, 2014 at 10:14AM

Editor, When I moved to Oak Harbor in 1982, I knew there was a Navy base here. My cousin who was stationed here during World War II told me he flew planes under Deception Pass Bridge. What I didn’t expect was that planes would be flying over my house.

OHscars raises $8,500 for fireworks

  • Mar 6, 2014 at 8:00PM

Toppins Frozen Yogurt took home top honors as Business of the Year Friday during the annual Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce Banquet.

Coupeville barn converted into state-of-the-art studio

  • Mar 7, 2014 at 7:00AM

Five years ago, Megan Wise stared at a neglected red barn in her backyard and saw an eyesore. Her husband Mike Wise saw an opportunity.

Gardeners workshop focuses on island newcomers

  • Mar 7, 2014 at 8:00AM

One fact gardeners must realize on Whidbey Island is that the island isn’t the same from one end to the other.

Letter: Flinstone car represents Oak Harbor history

  • Mar 7, 2014 at 9:00AM

Editor, Recently, Editor and Publisher Keven Graves questioned in his column why Oak Harbor has a Flintstone car. Maybe it is time for the paper to do a story on the history of the Flintstone Freeway and the car.

Hearings on turbine plan start Thursday

  • Mar 7, 2014 at 9:00AM

The Island County hearing examiner will listen for two days to arguments regarding permits for a proposed tidal turbine pilot project in waters off Whidbey Island.

Man, 25, charged with assault by blow torch

  • Mar 7, 2014 at 9:00AM

An Oak Harbor man with a history of mental illness and substance abuse problems is facing a felony charge for allegedly menacing his father with a blow torch last month, according to court records.

Letter: Creating new plan an exciting opportunity

  • Mar 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

Editor, The fairgrounds in Langley is a wonderful community owned property with a rich history and great potential.

Burning popcorn leads to alarming meeting on EIS

  • Mar 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

A burnt bag of popcorn caused a minor disruption during a public meeting on Navy testing and training in the Northwest.

New assistant superintendent familiar with island living

  • Mar 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

Steve King expects to feel at home when he moves his family to Whidbey Island this summer. The Oak Harbor School District’s newly named assistant superintendent grew up in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.

Weather advisory has Island County keeping eye out for mud

  • Mar 8, 2014 at 2:00PM updated at 8:12PM

Island County road shop crews are keeping their eyes out for mud. The National Weather Service issued a “special weather statement” this week, warning about increased landslides in a wide swath of Western Washington that includes Whidbey Island. Sure enough, there was a mudslide in Central Whidbey Thursday — and more may come — but Public Works Director Bill Oakes said he isn’t too worried about something on the scale of the massive Ledgewood Beach landslide, which occurred a year ago this month.

Coupeville seniors look to lead Wolves to titles

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 8:00AM

Check the pulse of the Coupeville High School baseball team and the strongest beat will come from its senior class.

Three now in race for Island County Commissioner Kelly Emerson's position

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 2:00PM

If he’s elected Island County commissioner, Camano Island resident Marc Hennemann said he would keep taxes down and make public safety a priority. Hennemann is the second Republican to announce his candidacy for Island County District No. 3 commissioner, a position currently held by Commissioner Kelly Emerson.

Loganberry Festival canceled due to event conflicts

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 2:00PM

The fate of one of Whidbey Island’s long-standing festivals is up in the air. Whidbey Island Area Fair’s move to the end of July now conflicts with Greenbank Farm’s annual Loganberry Festival. The date change prompted Greenbank Farm and Port of Coupeville officials to cancel this year’s festival.

Yes, we have feelings, but reporters, editors also have a job to do | Publisher's Column

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 2:00PM

When you work as a reporter or editor for a newspaper, some people get the impression you have no heart, no feelings. Case in point, a caller this week questioned why it was necessary to publish an article about her family member who was charged with a felony crime and appeared in Island County Superior Court.

'I'm your nemesis' | Island Scanner

  • Mar 10, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Mar 12, 2014 at 3:52PM

Island County Sheriff The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Friday, Feb. 21 At 7:16 p.m., a Goodell Road resident reported finding four used condoms in the woods near her property. At 7:56 p.m., a caller reported her mother is making accusations and “brain washing” her grandmother.

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