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Coupeville festival funds expected to reach $1 million

Achieving a fund-raising milestone

Flowers for Tokitae and her family

Solemn Penn Cove ceremony for Puget Sound orcas

Coping with the smoke enveloping Whidbey

Driving from Coupeville to Oak Harbor Thursday afternoon, Teresa A. Krychta pulled off the road at San de Fuca to take a few photos of… Continue reading

VFW Auxiliary hosts Family Freedom Festival

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 7392 will host its second annual Family Freedom Festival in conjunction with the post picnic on Aug. 19. The… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2018

Wag ‘n’ Walk all fun and games

It’s a day for the dogs that helps raise money for WAIF

New focus for Oak Harbor schools

The 2018-2019 school year will be marked by increased sustainability education and practices for the Oak Harbor school district’s youngest students. To drive the effort,… Continue reading

Coupeville students return to find new faces

Students will return to the Coupeville School District on Sept. 4 for a new school year with new faces, programs and school improvements. At the… Continue reading

NAS Whidbey SAR conducts 5 weekend rescues

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted five rescue operations between Friday, Aug. 10, through Monday, Aug. 13. On Friday,… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2018

Girl Scouts hold pet supply drive in August

Oak Harbor Girl Scout Troop no. 40842 is hosting a pet supply drive to benefit the Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation. There will be a donation… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2018

Conviction upheld in fatal crash

Court finds probable cause to draw blood without warrant

Man, 42, accused of shooting gun in homeless camps

A man accused of shooting a gun in the vicinity of a homeless camp earlier this month is facing a felony charge, court documents show.… Continue reading

Rocks to deter suicides deemed a danger

It was a nice thought, but a bad idea. A Skagit County group made TV news this week after the members left piles of rocks… Continue reading

Jeep rolls in front of hospital

A Jeep SUV hit a tree in front of WhidbeyHealth Medical Center in Coupeville and rolled onto its top this afternoon. The driver was transported… Continue reading

Solid Waste no longer taking some plastics

Only plastic bottles, containers marked No. 1 and No. 2 allowed

Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News Group
                                Peggie Suess will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Aug. 22. She sits here at Summer Hill Senior Living, ready for the day’s Bingo game.

Oak Harbor woman celebrates her 100th birthday on Aug. 22

On Aug. 22, Peggie Suess will celebrate her 100th birthday. The celebration will be at Summer Hill Senior Living, where she has lived for the… Continue reading

Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News Group
                                Peggie Suess will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Aug. 22. She sits here at Summer Hill Senior Living, ready for the day’s Bingo game.

Islanders help victims of Kilauea

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, landslides. And now, two Whidbey Islanders add volcano recovery assistance to their experiences. Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services volunteers Ron Conlin of… Continue reading

Field carrier landing practice schedule — Aug. 13-19

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled at Ault Field through Aug. 19. There are no Field Carrier Landing Practice training operations scheduled for the… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2018
Photo by Jim Christensen.
                                The rented canoe is hauled ashore at a stopping point.

Man takes canoe trip of a lifetime

Jim Christensen’s summer vacation means getting away to the remote woodlands of Northern Minnesota, making his way into Ontario’s Quetico Park and back with only… Continue reading

Photo by Jim Christensen.
                                The rented canoe is hauled ashore at a stopping point.

Whidbey residents on OSU scholastic honor roll

Students who made the scholastic honor roll spring term 2018 have been announced by Oregon State University. GREENBANK Joshua T. Stump, post baccalaureate, renewable materials,… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2018

Pigfest awaiting word from Guinness on largest BBQ pit

Scott Fraser’s goal for this year’s Pigfest was to have the world’s largest cinder block smoke pit, which would have been the first record of… Continue reading