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Wildcats produce 3 double winners | Track

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 9:37AM

Three Wildcats won two individual events, but the Oak Harbor High School track teams both fell to visiting Shorecrest Thursday, April 17.

More than an oak tree fell victim to Oak Harbor's saw | Publisher's Column

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 1:34PM

It wasn’t just the mighty oak tree that was lost this weekend in Oak Harbor. A good deal of trust in Oak Harbor city government also fell victim to the city’s chain saw this weekend.

Whidbey Island agencies assist in Oso mudslide response

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 1:17PM

Members of the local American Red Cross chapter and the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Search and Rescue unit assisted with rescue and recovery efforts since a mudslide hit Snohomish County Saturday morning.

Bats wake up as Wildcats thump Stanwood | Baseball

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 1:00PM

Breaking out of an offensive slump, the Oak Harbor High School baseball team pounded visiting Stanwood 10-0 in five innings Thursday, April 17.

Change city’s name to ‘Dudley Harbor?’ | Letter

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 4:08PM

Editor, Our elected officials go behind closed doors and plan the execution of the very symbol of Oak Harbor. They destroyed the “oak.”

Hunt hands over Oak Harbor School Board reins

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 4:00AM updated at 5:29PM

Well-known Oak Harbor resident Peter Hunt recently stepped down as president of the Oak Harbor School Board as he continues a battle with Parkinson’s disease Hunt is remaining on the board for now, but said he is scheduled to undergo brain surgery later this year. “At this time, I don’t think I can be as effective as president,” Hunt said.

Schools are where communities unite | Soundoff

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 1:00AM

At least once a year in an Oak Harbor classroom, students witness one of the most profound acts of selflessness a person can make — the reenlistment of a Navy parent. This illustrates perfectly the vital connection between Oak Harbor schools and our Navy community. April is the Month of the Military Child around our nation. However, here in Oak Harbor, we focus on the needs of our military students every day. In fact, over half of our students are dependents of active-duty parents, and Oak Harbor Schools have been working with the unique needs of Navy families for more than 70 years.

Federal grants will fund pedestrian projects in Oak Harbor

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 1:00AM

A total of $374,500 in federal funds will make Oak Harbor a safer place for pedestrians. The city was recently awarded two grants through the Transportation Alternatives Program, a gas-tax fund dedicated to pedestrian and bicycle-related projects.

COER to report on D.C. trip at meeting

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 1:00AM

Top members of the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve traveled to Washington, D.C. last month to lobby against the Navy’s EA-18G Growlers. They will report on their trip during a meeting 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 State Highway 525, Freeland.

Island County outlines plan for Ala Spit

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 2:00AM

A preliminary plan for the restoration of Ala Spit County Park was approved Monday with the aim of making the area more hospitable to salmon. While the initiative has been applauded by conservationists, some say the work has created a safety hazard for park visitors. Island County removed 800 feet of rock and crushed concrete from a center portion of the spit in 2012 in order to restore it to its original state.

New patrol boat to help with Puget Sound security

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 2:00AM

Island County secured a $225,000 grant to purchase a new all-weather patrol vessel. Funding for the boat was issued through the Homeland Security Grant Program under Operation Stonegarden.

Dancing helps seniors to stay in step

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 2:00AM

As seniors age gracefully, many are also learning to move gracefully. Fortunately for seniors living on Whidbey Island, there are plenty of options when it comes to dancing. And none of them require previous training or experience. “I had two left feet,” said Vivian Camus. “I didn’t have any rhythm.”

Harold Robinett : One hundred and still laughing

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 3:00AM

Freeland resident Harold Robinett recently joined a select group of people in this world. This month, he became a centenarian. Born in Oregon in 1914, Robinett has led a full life, from joining the Navy to finding love twice, all while making unforgettable treats along the way.

Heroin: Relatively cheap, drug’s use is rising on Whidbey

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 3:44PM

Once considered a drug for rock stars and hardcore users, heroin has gained a troubling prominence on Whidbey Island, as it has in many communities across the nation. While heroin may not be as popular — or perhaps as destructive — as methamphetamine, Detective Carl Seim with the Oak Harbor Police Department said he worries that the relatively inexpensive but powerful high from black-tar heroin will make it a plague upon the community.

Hospital officials' memories ‘suspect’ | Letter

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 4:00AM updated at 6:09AM

Editor, I believe it’s time for a little history lesson regarding the Whidbey News Time’s article, “Hospital board to consider Bayview property sale.” The article notes that, “As for the wide gulf between the county’s assessed value of the property in 2007 and the purchase price, the circumstances remain unclear. None of the current commissioners were on the board at th

AARP tax program helps local economy | Letter

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 1:00AM updated at 6:43AM

Editor, Tax season is officially over, and we can’t let it go by without thanking the AARP Tax-Aide volunteers who provided weeks of free tax assistance for individuals at Sno-Isle Libraries in Oak Harbor, Coupeville and the South Whidbey Senior Center.

WEAN wins critical areas lawsuit

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 10:00AM

A Thurston County judge agrees with a local environmental group that two Island County ordinances dealing with wetlands on farm land must be revised. The Island County Commissioners supported a staff recommendation not to appeal the decisio

Rain stops Oak Harbor tennis, Coupeville softball contests

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 10:59AM

Rain interrupted the Oak Harbor tennis match and the Coupeville softball game Wednesday, March 26; the two games will be resumed at a later date.

State lawmakers share insights on legislative session

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 1:49PM

Tenth District lawmakers last week briefed constituents on highlights of the 2014 Legislative session. Convening at South Whidbey High School before a crowd of about 30 were state Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton; Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor; and Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano.

Oak Harbor School Board discusses base growth and education

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 11:37AM

Capt. Mike Nortier, commanding officer of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, outlined base growth projections Monday with the Oak Harbor School Board. Nortier reported on the expected population increase at NAS Whidbey over the next several years.

Attorney General’s open government bill signed into law

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 11:31AM

Attorney General Bob Ferguson's bill to strengthen Washington state's open government laws by requiring training for public officials was signed into law today by Governor Jay Inslee with strong bipartisan support, according to a press release from the Attorney General's Office. The law takes effect July 1, 2014. Ferguson worked with Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, and Rep. Gerry Pollet, D-Seattle, to secure legislative approval of the "Open Government Trainings Act."

VAQ-130 returns home to Whidbey Island

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 3:00AM updated at 11:59AM

Aircrew of Electronic Attack Squadron 130 Zappers were welcomed home with open arms Thursday following a nine-month deployment. “He’s gonna see his daddy today,” said Katelin Grant of her 16-month-old son, Benjamin.

Wind helps Cedarcrest tip Coupeville | Soccer

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Coupeville High School soccer team lost to Cedarcrest and Mother Nature 2-1 Tuesday, March 25, at Mickey Clark Field.

Coach Morse continues to impact Olympian's life

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 12:08PM

George Morse gave Oak Harbor Olympian Marti Malloy the gift of judo more than 20 years ago. Another gift in his name will be awarded to Malloy at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the NAS Whidbey Island gymnasium. Malloy and three other dedicated Northwest student athletes will receive scholarships Saturday to help defray college costs.

Wildcats start league action with win | Soccer

  • Mar 27, 2014 at 1:00PM

Oak Harbor picked up an impressive win to start the Wesco soccer season, defeating host Marysville Getchell 2-1 Tuesday, March 25.

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