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Establishment candidate faces reformer in race for mayor

The two men who want to be mayor of Oak Harbor next year have emphasized their differences on the campaign trail, but they also have… Continue reading

Council candidates stay on message at forum

During a forum Monday morning, two candidates for Oak Harbor City Council continued their focus on the importance of development. Michael Crawford and Jeffrey Mack… Continue reading

Community group offering free interpersonal abuse education

At 19 years old, Fe Mischo was tumbling through what she later learned is called a cycle of abuse. She was isolated from friends and… Continue reading

Coupeville schools opening doors on new lunch program

Coupeville School District’s new lunch program has been making waves with the hire of skilled chef Andreas Wurzrainer, formerly of Christopher’s Restaurant, and a major… Continue reading

Man arrested after pointing gun at deputy with sheriff’s office

An unusual dispute between a landlord and a tenant led to a dangerous moment at a Central Whidbey location Friday, Sept. 27, according to court… Continue reading

Danielson graduates from St. Olaf College

Benjamin Franklin Danielson of Oak Harbor recently graduated From St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. He is the son of Brian and Pamela Danielson and… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2019

Schlicht completes Air Force training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class ALEXANDER A. SCHLICHT, the son of Marilou and Roy Schlicht of Oak Harbor, recently graduated from basic military training… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2019

Conservation district rates revamped starting in 2020

Whidbey Island Conservation District is changing how it funds a number of its services, which are provided for free to property owners on the island.… Continue reading

Whidbey middle school teacher wins honor for civic education

Growing up to be an informed citizen who makes arguments based on facts takes a lot of practice, according to North Whidbey Middle School teacher… Continue reading

Service will remember the almost forgotten

More than 100 of local history’s forgotten people will be recognized Saturday during a memorial service that, for many, comes decades after their deaths. When… Continue reading

4-H hosting Rally Day

Events for Oct. 6 include a chance to pet animals, sign up for club

Traffic light just won’t turn green | Island Scanner

The following calls were made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, Sept. 4 At 2:55 a.m., a Maxwelton Road resident reported that a coyote… Continue reading

Woman accused of theft from soccer club

An Oak Harbor woman is accused of stealing $17,000 from North Whidbey Soccer Club bank accounts while she was a treasurer and tournament director, according… Continue reading

County eyeing cluster housing code revamp

The Island County Planning Department may consider changing how it allows for clustered housing as part of ongoing efforts to address the affordable housing shortage.… Continue reading

County faces rising cost of recycling

Commissioners address range of issues at League of Women Voters event

Help! I’m stuck in a tree | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Sunday, Sept. 1 At 6:55 p.m., a resident reported that a… Continue reading

No Field Carrier Landing Practices are scheduled Sept. 30–Oct. 6

There are no carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Ault Field or the Outlying Landing Field in Coupeville… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2019

NAS Whidbey SAR rescues hiker in Olympic Mountains

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued a 33-year-old man in the Olympic Mountains in the early evening Saturday, Sep.… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2019

Islanders join global climate change protests

Some of Whidbey’s young people are worried about how their futures will look on a warming planet with diminishing resources. Students from across the island… Continue reading

Secretary of Navy: Jet noise issue ‘top priority’

During a visit to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer called the conflict around jet noise impacts a “top priority,” but… Continue reading