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Nancy Manjikian, RN, received the DAISY Award recently for her work at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center.

WhidbeyHealth recognizes Birthplace nurse with award

WhidbeyHealth Family Birthplace nurse Nancy Manjikian, RN, received the DAISY Award recently for her work at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center. The award honors nurses from around… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018
Nancy Manjikian, RN, received the DAISY Award recently for her work at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center.

Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island Campus to give out honors

Skagit Valley College Whid-bey Island Campus Honors Reception is set for 5:30 p.m. June 6 at Oak Harbor Elks Club. This year’s Skagit Valley College… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

Field carrier landing practice schedule — June 3-9

Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) training operations are scheduled to occur at both Ault Field and OLF Coupeville. People living in local communities should remain… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

High school graphic artist helps local poetry group

The font “Aliens and Cows” and a simple rendering of an oak tree were enough to set apart Oak Harbor High School junior Brenna Rothman’s… Continue reading

A SAR crew member bends down to pick up a stranded climber in the deep snow atop Mount Baker during a rescue June 4, 2018.

Four people rescued on Mount Baker

A Search and Rescue, or SAR, team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued four people on Mount Baker Monday. The SAR crew was notified… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018
A SAR crew member bends down to pick up a stranded climber in the deep snow atop Mount Baker during a rescue June 4, 2018.

Contract inked for construction of connector at center of Whidbey

Preliminary surveying and preparations for a road project that’s been in the works for over a decade is set to begin next week. The Board… Continue reading

Elderly woman killed in crash with Skagit County deputy

A deputy with the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a collision on Fidalgo Island Monday afternoon that claimed the life of a 95-year-old… Continue reading

Paraglider hits ground hard, airlifted Sunday

A man was seriously injured in a paragliding accident at Fort Ebey State Park Sunday morning, according to Chief Mark Kirko with North Whidbey Fire… Continue reading

Students perform songs from around the world

Kindergartners from Crescent Harbor Elementary School brought cultures from around the world to the school’s gymnasium Thursday night. Around 100 students gathered for the school’s… Continue reading

No one injured in sailboat fire

South Whidbey Fire/EMS personnel responded to a report of a boat fire at 12:30 p.m. Thursday near Possession Point, according to a report on the… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2018
Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News Group
                                Dennis McCaslin and Cindy Balthazar stand in front of the Joseph B. Libbey House, a historic structure built in 1870 that new owner McCaslin is working to restore.

Libbey House gets historically accurate makeover

Coupeville’s historic Gothic structure known as the “Libbey House” is getting a makeover, with a partial demolition of a crumbling add-on to the house and… Continue reading

Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News Group
                                Dennis McCaslin and Cindy Balthazar stand in front of the Joseph B. Libbey House, a historic structure built in 1870 that new owner McCaslin is working to restore.
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                                Tom Hellinger stands next to a halibut he caught in Puget Sound.

Whidbey Island man reels in the ‘fish of a lifetime’

Tom Hellinger didn’t know he had hooked into a monster until the bottom feeder rose to the surface. “I knew it was a nice fish,”… Continue reading

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                                Tom Hellinger stands next to a halibut he caught in Puget Sound.

Field carrier landing practice schedule — June 3-9

Field Carrier Landing Practice training operations are scheduled to occur evenings to late night Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 8 at Ault Field. The… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2018

Island County deemed one of Washington state’s ‘Most Insured Places’

If there’s a car accident, medical emergency or even a death, chances are Island County residents are covered. A recent analysis by the financial planning… Continue reading

Woman charged after leading odd car chase

A woman who drove away from a traffic stop and led deputies on a high-speed chase in April is facing a felony charge, according to… Continue reading

Missing sailor’s car found in lot near Deception Pass bridge

More than a week after a 28-year-old sailor went missing, the Burlington Police Department isn’t releasing any additional information about the case. The police department… Continue reading

Warehouse comes alive as art incubator

Freeland Artist Studios hosts annual tour

New look for familiar frozen treat

Whidbey Island Ice Cream gets a modern makeover

Date set at appeals court in vehicular homicide case

Two sides in a case involving a fatal collision on South Whidbey will be argued before the state Court of Appeals July 18, according to… Continue reading

Man threatened officers’ families, police claim

An Oak Harbor man is accused of threatening the lives of officers and their families after police responded to a report of a domestic dispute… Continue reading