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Oak Harbor resident Cheryl Wieldraayer was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2002. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group

A cancer survivor’s story

‘In 2002, it felt like I was on hold … Every day is a gift’

Oak Harbor resident Cheryl Wieldraayer was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2002. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group

Sending a sign

With increase in Growler training flights close to approval, hundreds rally against noise

New, larger ferry goes into service at south tip of island

Washington’s newest ferry, Suquamish, cast off from Clinton’s dock for the first time Thursday, on its way to Mukilteo and a new daily routine. Suquamish… Continue reading

County questions role in delivering vaccines to school

In the midst of county budget discussions, the role of Island County Public Health in delivering vaccinations in schools is coming into question. Last year,… Continue reading

En-deering video from Coupeville game goes viral

A football game in Coupeville last weekend made national news and spawned a viral video. A blacktail deer ran down the middle of the field… Continue reading

Captured beauty

Photo of Useless Bay selected for cover of Land Trust calendar

  • Oct 5, 2018

State audit gives Island Transit a clean bill of health

Island Transit recently received the results of the audit conducted by the Office of the Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy. The audit was for Jan.… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Autumn Auction to honor Judy Lynn

It’s that time of year again — time for the Island County Museum’s annual Autumn Auction. “Now there’s a bunch of ‘A’s’ for you,” Museum… Continue reading

Suva sails away with awards at boat festival

Schooner ‘People’s Choice’ at Seattle wooden boat festival

Effort to save Homoja Housing hut gets a lift

Last Thursday, the first steps were taken to save what might be the one of the last remaining Quonset huts from the WWII Navy Homoja… Continue reading

Barrailler named Rotary Club Of OH’s Student of the Month

Rotary Club of Oak Harbor selected Kaitlin Barrailler of Oak Harbor High School as its first “Student of the Month” for the new school year.… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

Kennedy passes state bar

Greenbank resident SHANLEIGH KENNEDY has passed the Washington State Bar. Kennedy is a 2018 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Her education… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

NRA personal protection course at North Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association

North Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association is offering monthly safety classes to the general public. The next class, NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Class, is 9… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

Veterans awards open for nominations

Outstanding service to veterans awards nominations are being accepted now. Deadline for submissions is Oct.19. “You know who they are, volunteers, service officers, community members… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

NAS Whidbey SAR rescues two people over weekend

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued two people on Saturday, Sept. 29. In a Saturday morning rescue, the SAR… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018
Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News-Times
                                Mike Brown runs the machine that is extracting goose and duck poop from the bottom of the Greenbank Farm pond.

Polluted with poop, Greenbank Farm pond gets cleaning

Island man invents machine for job

Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News-Times
                                Mike Brown runs the machine that is extracting goose and duck poop from the bottom of the Greenbank Farm pond.

$200 check in mail for some Oak Harbor residents

Some Oak Harbor residents who live in the Swantown area will be getting a $200 check in the mail. The city of Oak Harbor’s finance… Continue reading

Council nixes RV dump station

Oak Harbor city officials decided not to build a facility to accept dirty toilet water from recreational vehicles because of the high cost. Council members… Continue reading

State rep. candidates list plans at forum

State representative candidates outlined their plans and ideas for education, behavioral health, transportation, senior-specific issues and more Monday morning at a forum hosted by Regency… Continue reading

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                                The former bank building on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor is being torn down. The site will be converted to parking for the new sewage treatment plant.

Old bank knocked down for parking

Big machines, but no wrecking ball or dynamite, are being used to reduce the former Whidbey Island Bank on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor to… Continue reading

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                                The former bank building on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor is being torn down. The site will be converted to parking for the new sewage treatment plant.