Island Transit program giving nonprofits a lift

The inaugural van in Island Transit’s new RideLink program left the lot Monday afternoon with a group of optimistic staffers from Island Senior Resources. The… Continue reading


Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News-Times
                                <em>Whidbey Island resident Dick Evans will be signing and selling copies of his book, “Fazkils,” at the Clinton Community Hall on Saturday.</em>

In a new book, Hollywood actor, author reflects on his life, career

Richard “Dick” Evans is an actor, writer and director with a long list of titles under his belt, and he can talk for hours about… Continue reading


Officer’s new ‘beat’ in Oak Harbor school halls

After 27 years as an Oak Harbor police officer, including eight years as a detective with the major crimes unit, Officer Jim Hoagland is ready… Continue reading


Oak Harbor bank employee accused of theft

A former employee at an Oak Harbor bank is accused of stealing nearly $38,000 from a customer and a cash drawer, according to court documents.… Continue reading

Coupeville resident makes Missouri State Dean’s List

Missouri State University released its summer 2018 dean’s list. MICHELLE MCDANIEL, of Coupeville, made the list. For undergraduate students, criteria include enrollment in at least… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

Free jammin’ and campin’ at fairgrounds added to Djangofest

The Island County Fairgrounds Campground will be filled with music later this month. And the public is invited. The Fairgrounds Campground will be the host… Continue reading

Moseley Island Transit employee of half

Island Transit employee Jerome Moseley was recently named the agency’s “January – June 2018 Employee of the Half.” “Our semi-annual award honors an employee chosen… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

Couple suing Island County after learning home’s checkered past

A couple is suing Island County and an investment company after unwittingly purchasing a home on Camano Island that was the scene of a murder… Continue reading

Two treated for injuries after cars collide at Swantown, Highway 20

Two people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries after a driver’s medical problem caused an accident Tuesday night in Oak Harbor. A man… Continue reading

Hydro racing Saturday, Sunday in Oak Harbor

Nearly 50 hydroplanes will compete as the third Hydros for Heroes event returns to Oak Harbor, starting at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday. The opening ceremony… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

Burn ban lifted

Due to increased moisture levels, the Island County Sheriff’s Office lifted the ban on outdoor burning in the county Friday. The sheriff’s office reminds residents… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

Commissioners poised to pass housing element in October

Barring any major last-minute changes, the Island County Board of Commissioners plans to adopt the county’s housing element of the comprehensive plan after a public… Continue reading

Dismissal of killer’s federal lawsuit affirmed

The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed this week the district court’s decision to throw out a murderer’s lawsuit against Island County. Joshua Lambert… Continue reading

Parks exploring pool partnerships

North Whidbey Pool, Park and Recreation District is trying to find a way to open the pool again, preferably in time for high school girls… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

Town adopts 2019 budget policies

Coupeville Town Council approved the 2019 budget policies and priorities. The budget policies include financial policies, allocation policies, employee policies, investment policies, capital policies and… Continue reading

Friends, family gather to celebrate 100th birthday

During her 100 years on earth, Coupeville resident Ardith Yost saw the Golden Gate Bridge built, went to Disneyland the first year it opened and… Continue reading

New CPR dummy ‘blew us away’

Emergency medical training became significantly more technologically advanced at Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue recently. Thursday night Firefighter/EMT Alex Majestic demonstrated the many new… Continue reading

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                                <em>Bob Becker and his son, Bob Becker Jr., sit at Becker’s house in Coupeville. Becker turned age 103 on Sept. 11.</em>

Passing the century mark

‘It feels no different from when I was 80’

Photos by Maria Matson / Whidbey News Group
                                <em>Bob Becker and his son, Bob Becker Jr., sit at Becker’s house in Coupeville. Becker turned age 103 on Sept. 11.</em>

Raptors ready to roost at annual festival

Get up close with nature’s hunting aviators Saturday

Prolific child molester should have been stopped, officials say

A child molester was allowed to roam free and victimize a series of children even after authorities were aware of allegations against him, according to… Continue reading