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                                Luke Carlson, 19, stands with his family. He plans to attend Washington State University to pursue a degree in agricultural education.

Coupeville sends 70 graduates into world

Beaming parents, black and red balloons and excited graduates filled Coupeville High School’s auditorium Friday evening. The school’s graduation ceremony was a night of pomp… Continue reading

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                                Luke Carlson, 19, stands with his family. He plans to attend Washington State University to pursue a degree in agricultural education.

Motorcyclist killed in accident on South Whidbey

A 30-year-old motorcyclist was killed in an accident on Highway 525 on South Whidbey Monday night. The Washington State Patrol reported that Joshua Bybee of… Continue reading

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                                Coupeville Lions garage sale chairman Brian Pulk stands among piles of merchandise the club has collected in advance of their annual garage sale.

Coupeville Lions Club prepping for annual garage sale

The piles of furniture, lamps, toys and games pile high above Brian Pulk’s head as he stands in a barn packed to the brim with… Continue reading

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                                Coupeville Lions garage sale chairman Brian Pulk stands among piles of merchandise the club has collected in advance of their annual garage sale.

County grows in retail sales

New numbers released by the state Department of Revenue shows that Island County experienced a healthy growth in all taxable retail sales from the year… Continue reading

New bike lockers for cycling commuters

New bike lockers are being installed at Island Transit bus stops to provide a safe, secure and weather-resistant place for riders to store their bikes.… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2018

Sheep and llamas let loose | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Sunday, May 6 At 7:53 a.m., a caller reported that a… Continue reading

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                                Convicted murderer Joshua Lambert appears bored during a hearing last Friday on a series of his motions. He is acting as his own attorney.

Murderer clogs online system with motions

A murderer being held in Island County jail is making the most of the legal system. Joshua Lambert, 36, is acting as his own attorney… Continue reading

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                                Convicted murderer Joshua Lambert appears bored during a hearing last Friday on a series of his motions. He is acting as his own attorney.

Woman accused of grabbing girl at Deception Pass park

A 64-year-old woman is accused of grabbing a child and running away with her at a Deception Pass campground June 9. Dale E. Mickler made… Continue reading

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                                A weather camera captures what looks like a missile being launched from Whidbey.

Curious photo fueling speculation

Base says no rockets were launched on Whidbey

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                                A weather camera captures what looks like a missile being launched from Whidbey.

Neighbors irked by proposed 30-unit home park

A proposed manufactured housing development south of Oak Harbor has triggered an outcry from neighbors and a local environmental group. An application was submitted to… Continue reading

Oak Harbor cracks down on ‘nuisance’ shopping carts

Abandoned shopping carts are now officially public nuisances in the city of Oak Harbor. The city council adopted an ordinance this week aimed at reducing… Continue reading

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                                <em>Chai and Dao Saipow stand</em><em> in front of the newly-renamed The Lo</em><em>wer Loft Eatery. </em>

Restaurant gets new owners, keeps menu

New name, new owners, same menu. Walking along Coupeville’s scenic front street, this little restaurant can be easy to miss, but please don’t overlook them,… Continue reading

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                                <em>Chai and Dao Saipow stand</em><em> in front of the newly-renamed The Lo</em><em>wer Loft Eatery. </em>

A model child: Oak Harbor 5 year old has a very busy career

Harper Moon is likely more successful in her acting/modeling career than many people trying to do the same thing in Los Angeles will ever be.… Continue reading

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course offered

North Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association is offering a series of monthly safety classes to the general public. The next course — NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018

Storage unit skull ID’ed as Native American

A human skull found along with a jumble of stolen goods in a Whidbey Island storage unit was Native American, according to the Island County… Continue reading

Coupeville High School seniors celebrate at the annual end-of-year parade

High-fives all around

Coupeville High School seniors held their annual end-of-year parade Thursday. This year brought a new twist. After the parade, the seniors, in their caps and… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018
Coupeville High School seniors celebrate at the annual end-of-year parade

Thomas hangs herself in jail

An elderly Clinton woman who traveled to California to kill her sister hanged herself in jail, the Associated Press reported. Linda Thomas, 74, was found… Continue reading

Field carrier landing practice schedule — June 11 – 15

Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) training operations are scheduled to occur at Ault Field June 11 through 15, 2018. There are no Coupeville carrier operations… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2018

Students bake, stitch donations to WAIF animals

Special needs students at Oak Harbor High School recently used their skills and interests to bring treats and toys to the dogs and cats at… Continue reading

SVC grad earns full 2-year scholarship to UW

A lot has changed since Jordan Shelley was 7 years old and his father died in his birth country of Ethiopia. One thing has not:… Continue reading