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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

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>

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

New commanding officer living the dream

A career in the Navy was Capt. Matthew Arny’s plan since first grade. His father was an F-4 Phantom II pilot, and Arny remembers giving… Continue reading

12th annual SICBA tour slated for Sept. 14-16

Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association will hold its 12th annual SICBA Home Tour Sept. 14-16. This year’s Home Tour features 13 homes by eight local builders… Continue reading

SAIL course to be offered in Oak Harbor

There will be a SAIL course offered in Oak Harbor. The course is a complete sail course created to serve the needs of the novice… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2018
Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Sea Cadets Jackson Oliverson, David Stasel and Andrew Taylor enjoy food served at Saturday’s Military Appreciation Picnic.

Military picnic a thank you for those serving, who served

The threat of rain didn’t stop people from attending Oak Harbor’s 18th annual Military Appreciation Picnic, with vendors, free Alabama-style BBQ and picnic food, activities… Continue reading

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Sea Cadets Jackson Oliverson, David Stasel and Andrew Taylor enjoy food served at Saturday’s Military Appreciation Picnic.

Hydros for Heroes this weekend

When Hydros for Heroes debuted three years ago, its organizers began their pledge to celebrate those who serve the community and country. The event, which… Continue reading