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Island marks Memorial Day

  • May 21, 2014 at 4:00AM

Coupeville will host its annual parade Saturday and Memorial Day ceremonies will take place in three Whidbey Island locations Monday to honor those who served in the military. Coupeville’s parade, which consists of 75 entries, will start at 11 a.m. on South Main Street and finish at Coupeville Town Park.

Coupeville woman charged in injury accident

  • May 21, 2014 at 5:00AM

A Coupeville woman is facing a felony charge for driving off the road Jan. 3 and causing a collision that injured a 9-year-old passenger, court documents indicate. Prosecutors charged Karen D. Campbell, 48, in Island County Superior Court May 9 with vehicular assault.

Ideas for bringing new life to downtown Oak Harbor | Letter

  • May 21, 2014 at 6:00AM

Editor, There has been talk about how to revitalize the Pioneer Way shopping. People seem confused as to why shoppers aren’t coming down there to spend time and money. I have traveled to a few tourist towns in my life, partly the product of being and staying married for 32 years.

County to open Fridays in June

  • May 21, 2014 at 6:00AM updated May 22, 2014 at 12:32PM

A final approval was made last week to open county offices to the public on Fridays starting the week of June 15. Commissioners approved an ordinance during their May 12 regular meeting that finally rolled back staffing and office hours cutbacks dating back to 2009.

Treasurer's office thankful for volunteers | Letter

  • May 21, 2014 at 3:00PM

Editor, I want to thank the group of volunteers in the Island County Treasurer’s Office. They tirelessly appeared week after week during property tax season to assist the staff in opening mail and preparing payments for processing.

Wildcat eliminated in district tournament | Tennis

  • May 22, 2014 at 8:19AM

The Oak Harbor High School entrants in the 3A District 1 Tennis Tournament were eliminated the first day of the competition, Tuesday, May 20, at Stanwood.

Coupeville's Fields qualifies for 3rd straight state tournament | Girls golf

  • May 22, 2014 at 8:38AM

Christine Fields continued one trend and would like to reverse another.

Kerfoot, again, wins playoff for state spot | Boys golf

  • May 22, 2014 at 9:01AM

Mac Kerfoot has a flair for the dramatic. Oak Harbor High School's Kerfoot, for the second consecutive year, had to win a playoff at district Tuesday, May 20, to secure a spot in the boys state golf tournament.

Leete claims another district title | Girls golf

  • May 22, 2014 at 9:39AM

For the second consecutive spring, Oak Harbor High School's Joanna Leete easily won the individual title at the 3A District 1 Girls Golf Tournament.

Rodeheffer qualifies for state meet | Track

  • May 22, 2014 at 10:11AM

By placing second in the 1,600 meters at the district track meet Wednesday, May 21, at Shoreline Stadium, Oak Harbor High School's John Rodeheffer earned a return trip to the state meet.

Commissary to hold health festival

  • May 22, 2014 at 11:00AM updated May 23, 2014 at 4:37PM

The Commissary on Seaplane base will host the "Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival" Friday through Sunday, June 6-8, in the Commissary and Navy Exchange parking lots. The two military retail outfits are partnering with Morale, Welfare and Recreation to offer discounted prices and fitness events.

WGC hosts 49th annual Men's Invitational

  • May 23, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 12:19PM

A local Memorial Day weekend tradition, the 49th annual Whidbey Golf Club Men's Invitational, returns to Oak Harbor at 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25.

Stone qualifies for tri-district finals | Track

  • May 23, 2014 at 8:36AM

Makana Stone placed among the top eight in two events at the tri-district track meet preliminaries at King's Thursday, May 22, and earned spots in the finals

Carroll selected lacrosse Coach of Year

  • May 23, 2014 at 12:22PM

Oak Harbor’s Katie Carroll was named the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association Coach of the Year Friday, May 16.

GOP turns in list of potential Emerson successors

  • May 23, 2014 at 8:29PM

Island County Republicans made their recommendations to replace former county commissioner Kelly Emerson. Emerson gave a one-week notice on May 5 and subsequently filed to run for Kitsap County auditor.

Flying American Flag upside down is childish | Letter

  • May 24, 2014 at 1:00AM

Editor, Thank you for the great editorial. There are many, many people in Central Whidbey who welcome the planes flying at Outlying Field Coupeville. It is not just North Whidbey residents and North Whidbey shopkeepers wanting the field to remain open so pilots can get the training they deserve.

Cemetery tour on Monday

  • May 24, 2014 at 1:00AM

Sally Straathof knows she has some big shoes to fill as tour guide of the Sunnyside Cemetery Memorial Day Heritage Tour. She is taking the lead on the guided tour this year, filling a role long held by Coupeville historian Roger Sherman.

Oak Harbor schools get new websites

  • May 24, 2014 at 2:00AM

Oak Harbor schools are getting an online makeover. The school district launched 10 new websites for itself, the district’s eight schools and HomeConnection.

Oak Harbor students simulate DUI accident

  • May 24, 2014 at 2:00AM updated May 27, 2014 at 9:15AM

Oak Harbor High School was the site of a mock-drunk driving car accident Friday, May 16. The event, sponsored by Students Against Drunk Driving, otherwise known as SADD, was an education event about the dangers of driving while intoxicated, and it included the Oak Harbor Fire Department, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue, Whidbey General Hospital and the Oak Harbor Police Department.

Appreciates those who serve in the U.S. Navy | Letter

  • May 24, 2014 at 2:00AM

Editor, I am a senior at Coupeville High School and I have lived near Outlying Field Coupeville all of my life. I read the newspaper quite frequently and have avoided the fact that the complaints and fits irk me.

Turkey trot

  • May 24, 2014 at 3:00AM

A family of turkeys went for a stroll along Silver Lake Road on North Whidbey Wednesday morning. The male turkey displays his impressive plumage.

Assertions against WGH nurse are ‘unfounded’ | Letter

  • May 24, 2014 at 4:00AM

Editor, We live on a beautiful island, but that does not protect us against certain harsh realities such as the difficult and sometimes even violent episodes that are becoming increasingly common in health care. Nationally, incidents of combative patients who instigate violence against hospital staff have been on the rise and ,sadly, Whidbey General is not immune from this trend.

What descriptive term best fits Kitsap Kelly? | Letter

  • May 24, 2014 at 4:00AM

Editor, I see that former Island County Commissioner Kelly Emerson is going somewhere else to try for another job without finishing her job here.

Oak Harbor housekeeper steals from elderly client

  • May 24, 2014 at 5:00AM

An Oak Harbor housekeeper accused of stealing from her 91-year-old client is facing a list of felony charges, court documents state. Prosecutors charged Marcia D. Selch, 32, in Island County Superior Court May 21 with identity theft, possession of stolen property and 24 counts of forgery.

Island invasion: Tent caterpillars munching their way across Whidbey Island

  • May 24, 2014 at 5:00AM

Some think they’re cool, others say they’re gross. While opinions on tent caterpillars seem to vary, there is one thing no one seems to dispute — the little buggers are everywhere. Estimated by experts to number in the billions, they’re wiggling and munching their way across communities throughout Western Washington, and Whidbey Island is no exception.

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