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Holland Happening going global

Chamber celebrates many cultures of Oak Harbor

Shopping center proposed near bank, 7-Eleven

Oak Harbor may be getting a new shopping center on the south end of the city. S.E. Grainger Develop-ment Group LLC of Bellevue submitted an… Continue reading

Canada’s deadly rabbit virus may move south

Disease prompts bunny ban at Whidbey 4-H event

County officials: Washing car on lawn, scooping animal poop, ways to protect water

Protecting water quality doesn’t always have to mean dramatic changes made only by large corporations or farming operations. Small everyday behavior changes by individuals can… Continue reading

Oak Harbor school safety measures aren’t ‘knee-jerk reactions’

Last week marked the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. School safety is now as pertinent an issue as ever, with an average… Continue reading

Oak Harbor High School art students seek votes in national competition

Oak Harbor High School art students are using their skills and creativity to elevate awareness and potentially funding for their program. The high school’s entry… Continue reading

Homelessness to be discussed at forum Monday

The Whidbey Homeless Coalition is inviting the public to join its “community conversation on homelessness” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday April 23 at the… Continue reading

Windjammer Park will be closed for work this summer

Much of Windjammer Park will be closed this summer while crews do restoration and improvement work. Oak Harbor City Council members approved a bid package… Continue reading

Whidbey woman’s murder trial set to begin Tuesday

Clinton resident Linda Thomas paid for her own obituary, packed a gun and zip ties, traveled to California and allegedly shot her sister to death… Continue reading

Photo by Andy Bronson / The Herald)
                                Former Island County corrections officer Mark Moffit cries as he apologizes to the family of Keaton Farris during sentencing at the Whatcom County Courthouse in Bellingham on Tuesday. Farris died of dehydration and malnutrition in the Island County Jail in 2015. Moffit and fellow former corrections officer David Lind were sentenced for forging their safety logs to make it seem like they’d been checking on Farris more often than they did.

Former jail guards sentenced in dehydration death of inmate

During a mental health crisis in 2015, Keaton Farris, 25, wasted away in the Island County Jail.

Photo by Andy Bronson / The Herald)
                                Former Island County corrections officer Mark Moffit cries as he apologizes to the family of Keaton Farris during sentencing at the Whatcom County Courthouse in Bellingham on Tuesday. Farris died of dehydration and malnutrition in the Island County Jail in 2015. Moffit and fellow former corrections officer David Lind were sentenced for forging their safety logs to make it seem like they’d been checking on Farris more often than they did.

Renowned bagel factory sets up shop in Oak Harbor

Whidbey Island’s increasingly famous namesake bagels are now available in Oak Harbor. As of Easter Sunday, Clinton’s Whidbey Island Bagel Factory has opened a location… Continue reading

Ebey’s Forever funds $66K in grants

Nearly a dozen historic properties in Central Whidbey will receive a total of $66,000 in grants from the Ebey’s Forever Fund for 2018. Now in… Continue reading

Crossing guard inducted into school safety patrol hall of fame

Logan Eash used to look out the window on his way to kindergarten and watch the older elementary school students work as crossing guards. “I… Continue reading

Congrats, concerns over detox facility

Representatives from Island County were met with kudos, concerns and complaints during a meeting Monday to discuss plans for a crisis stabilization and sub acute… Continue reading

Commissioner rejects prosecutor’s request

Last week, Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson said she would vote against an amendment to a contract between the county prosecutor’s office and the Town… Continue reading

Highway 20 clear after 2-vehicle traffic accident

Highway 20 has been cleared after a two-vehicle motor vehicle accident occurred around noon today near the Kettles Gate. One woman was transported to WhidbeyHealth… Continue reading

Man tracks down stolen bicycles

A little detective work by a Clinton resident led to the return of custom-made bicycles that were stolen earlier this month. A couple reported to… Continue reading

Hundreds of newspapers burn in car fire, delivery delayed

A car fire delayed the delivery of hundreds of copies of the South Whidbey Record Saturday. The Record is the sister newspaper of the Whidbey… Continue reading

High court won’t hear double-murder case

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court won’t be looking into Joshua Lambert’s case. The high court recently denied the the double-murderer’s petition for certiorari,… Continue reading

Oak Harbor hosts Kindergarten Orientation

Oak Harbor Public Schools is hosting its annual Kindergarten Orientation at 6 p.m., Tuesday April 17 at the Oak Harbor High School Student Union Building.… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2018