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Use art, scripture, music to heighten Lenten experience | Faithful Living

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

On Tuesday the frogs began singing in our pond and a chorus of birds, just returned to our island, began calling out to each others from nearby trees. I’m still grabbing my jacket on my way out the door, but the bright sun and blue skies all remind me that the season is changing and spring is arriving on Whidbey Island. A trip to my garden clearly reveals what is needed after months of wind and rain and relative darkness: It’s time to clear out the debris and prepare the soil for planting.

Meeting change raises Island County commissioner’s ire

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

Island County Commis-sioner Jill Johnson voiced her displeasure when she learned that Oak Harbor’s public meeting about the county fairground project was postponed. “For the record, I think that’s not OK,” Johnson said. The issue was raised during Monday’s meeting after Johnson was announcing the meeting to the public, but was corrected by Commissioner Helen Price Johnson.

Donations sought for annual survivor reunion | Letter

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, My name Is Cecil Calavan. I am a survivor of the USS Utah and president of the USS Utah Survivors Association. It is my job to keep alive the memory of those killed and still serving on board that wonderful old battleship, which was sunk by the Japanese on Dec. 7, 1941 in that horrendous attack on Pearl Harbor.

Aircraft from NAS Whidbey aid in search for missing airliner

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 12:53PM

A crew from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station is helping in the search for the missing Malaysian airliner as the mystery into its disappearance deepens. A P-3C Orion patrol craft from Maritime Patrol Squadron 46, based at NAS Whidbey, departed from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, on Sunday to aid in the massive search effort that moved into the Indian Ocean this week.

Pilot error blamed in Navy EA-6B crash; Squadron revising training program

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:22PM

A Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Prowler squadron is changing its aviation training program in the wake of news that “pilot error” was responsible for the March Prowler crash in Eastern Washington. Three Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 crewmembers who died in the March 11 EA-6B Prowler crash were the pilot, Lt. Valerie Delaney, 26; flight officer, Lt. William Brown McIlvaine III, 24; and instructor, Lt. Cmdr. Alan Patterson, 34.

Oak Harbor woman with cancer shown support through flash mob dance

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Mar 20, 2014 at 11:21AM

Christine Eborda walked out of Albertson’s grocery store to a big pink surprise Saturday afternoon. The Oak Harbor resident, who was diagnosed in November with stage IV cancer, was treated to a flash mob performance to Pharrell’s “Happy.”

Signed football secures $5,000 for Boys & Girls Club

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Mar 21, 2014 at 2:04PM

The trickle-down effect of the Seattle Seahawks winning the Super Bowl is being felt at the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor. A bidder paid $5,000 to secure the football that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson signed and wrote a personal message for the “Bids for Kids Dinner & Auction” Saturday night at the Roller Barn in Oak Harbor.

Oak Harbor, Bellingham tie 0-0 | Soccer

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

Oak Harbor and Bellingham fought to a 0-0 tie in soccer Tuesday, March 18, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium.

Mount Vernon tops error-prone Wildcats | Softball

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 9:12AM

Mount Vernon scored 11 unearned runs on the way to defeating the host Oak Harbor High School softball team 14-2 in five innings Tuesday, March 18.

Wolves whip Friday Harbor | Tennis

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 9:38AM

Taking down its long-time rivals, the Coupeville High School tennis team slipped by visiting Friday Harbor 3-2 Tuesday, March 18.

Oak Harbor starts season with narrow win | Tennis

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 9:46AM

The Oak Harbor High School tennis season started with a win as the Wildcats slipped by visiting Arlington 4-3 Tuesday, March 18.

Leete, Kamiak win opening tournament | Girls golf

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 9:21AM

Oak Harbor's Joanna Leete earned medalist honors and Kamiak took the team title in the girls golf Oak Harbor Shootout at Whidbey Golf Club Tuesday, March 18.

Navy wants to add 22 Growlers to fleet

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 2:53PM

Navy leaders say they want to purchase additional EA-18G Growlers and increase the size of their electronic attack squadrons. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert told federal lawmakers March 12 that he sees a “growing Growler need,” according to aviation industry website FlightGlobal.

Arlington scores late to tip Wildcats | Baseball

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 1:10PM

After the Oak Harbor High School baseball team frustrated Arlington over five innings, the Eagles finally broke through to win 2-1 Tuesday, March 18, on the Wildcats' diamond.

New Blarney Stone, same Irish tradition in Oak Harbor

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 11:06AM

It wasn’t the boulder that so many dignitaries had kissed over the decades at a location not far away. But it was a large stone all the same, and Helen Chatfield-Weeks laid a long, intimate smooch on it.

Wolves blank Friday Harbor | Soccer

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 1:08PM

Abraham Leyva scored two goals and keeper Joel Walstad and the Coupeville defense shutout visiting Friday Harbor 3-0 Tuesday, March 18.

Oak Harbor couple celebrates 70th anniversary

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Mar 21, 2014 at 12:47PM

Paul and Sue Bixby of Oak Harbor, Wash., are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on March 31, 2014.

Oak Harbor rally falls short | Baseball

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 10:38AM

Oak Harbor's two-run rally in the seventh inning came up one run short as the Wildcat baseball team fell 3-2 at Bellingham Thursday, March 20.

Oak Harbor tames Tigers | Tennis

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 10:24AM

The Oak Harbor High School tennis team won its second straight 4-3 match to open the season, defeating visiting Burlington-Edison Thursday, March 20.

Coupeville stops South Whidbey | Softball

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 10:48AM

It was worth the wait. After rain wiped out the first two Coupeville High School softball games, the Wolves finally got to play, defeating rival South Whidbey 6-3 in Coupeville.

Oak Harbor wins 3-team match | Girls golf

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 11:17AM

Getting a boost from an unexpected source, the Oak Harbor High School girls golf team won a three-team match Thursday, March 20, at the Whidbey Golf Course.

Oak Harbor man hides in ditch to escape robber

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 11:09AM

An Oak Harbor robbery victim ended up hiding in a ditch after an unusual encounter March 2, according to court documents. Jaquan R. Wilson, 26, the alleged would-be robber, was charged in Island County Superior Court March 5 with attempted robbery in the second degree.

Wolves sink South Whidbey again | Baseball

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 11:06AM

The Coupeville High School baseball team defeated South Whidbey for the second time this week, topping the Falcons 6-1 at Robert Sherman Field Thursday, March 20.

Man 'blatantly' smoking marijuana | Island Scanner

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 1:16PM

At 12:23 a.m., a caller reported that a man outside of Walmart was “blatantly” smoking marijuana.

Oak Harbor orthodontist's sweet tooth benefits Girl Scout troop

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 11:24AM

Sometimes, the smallest things can bring out the biggest smiles. Such as when Sheryl Dunn places a small sign on her desk every January. The sign announces that Gardner Orthodontics is looking to buy Girl Scout cookies. Lots of them.

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