Chef Mary Arthur said her student, Genevieve Boushey, impressed the judges at a recent baking competition with how quickly she could knock out a basket weave cake decorating technique.  - Debra Vaughn/Whidbey News-Times

Top Baker

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Being the No. 1 high school baker in the state is easy as pie for Genevieve Boushey. The 18-year-old Oak Harbor High School senior took top honors at a commercial baking competition in Tacoma last month, and she’s slated to represent Washington at a national competition in Louisville, Kentucky in June.


Community Events, April 2016

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Lodging tax process gets an overhaul

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Island County’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, a volunteer group charged with recommending who gets hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in tax dollars, will face new restrictions and procedures in this year’s deliberations.

Larsen explores ways to reduce Growler noise

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It’s no secret Congressman Rick Larsen supports the Navy — so much so that he said he doesn’t see Naval Air Station Whidbey Island going anywhere.

Inmate charged in jail assault

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An inmate held in the Island County jail is accused of brutally beating another inmate over an insult, according to court documents.

Hillcrest making drop-offs easier

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Oak Harbor School District is in the midst of making student drop offs at Hillcrest Elementary safer and easier by creating a new buses-only entrance from Heller Road.

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