Cancer survivor heals through writing book: Whidbey author discovers strength through battle

Rognan doesn’t sweat the small things anymore. She’s learned to look at life differently and live more simply — in her case, in the comfort of a small cabin on a farm.

Up to $150,000 in fake money may be hitting county

The Island County sheriff is warning businesses on Whidbey Island to be on the lookout for counterfeit cash.

Commissioners failed to provide needed support | In Our Opinion

The Port of Coupeville seems to be right back where it was last summer with another surprise vote causing uproar at Greenbank Farm, which is run by the elected port commissioners.

  • Oct 12th, 2016

Healing power of a walk on the beach | Rockin’ a Hard Place

I took a walk along the beach one afternoon last week. I hadn’t done that for ages. I did it because I had a lot on my mind. Scientists says salt air by the shoreline contains negatively charged hydrogen ions that help us absorb oxygen and balance out serotonin levels, resulting in more energy and diminished depression. Whatever the reason, a walk on the beach always helps clear the clutter in my head.

John Louis White

It is with a heavy heart we report John Louis White passed…

  • Oct 12th, 2016

Lodell sets record as Wolves win fifth straight | Volleyball

Running its win streak to five matches, the Coupeville High School volleyball team vanquished visiting Port Angeles 3-0 in a non-league match Thursday, Oct. 6.

Missed chances hurt Wolves | Soccer

Port Angeles took advantage of the wind and Coupeville didn’t as the Roughriders defeated the Wolves 3-1 in soccer at Mickey Clark Field Thursday, Oct. 6.

Wolves run in 8-team meet | Cross country

Coupeville cross country runners Henry Wynn and Danny Conlisk finished 30th and 31st out of 99 runners at an eight-team meet at South Whidbey High School Thursday, Oct. 6.

Coupeville defends title | Tennis

Clinching its second consecutive Olympic League championship, the Coupeville High School tennis team defeated visiting Chimacum 6-1 Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Coupeville trims Chimacum to stay in first | Volleyball

With a 3-1 win at Chimacum Tuesday, Oct. 4, the Coupeville High School volleyball team remained in first place in the Olympic League with a perfect 4-0 mark.

Littlejohn sets school record; team nears new win mark | Soccer

The Coupeville High School soccer team and Mia Littlejohn keep marching along, this time crushing host Chimacum 7-2 Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Homola was available, listened, did homework | Letter

I have known Angie Homola for a number years, including her time as an Island County commissioner. She was, and is, dedicated to the welfare of the community. While Angie has not agreed with me on some issues, she was always available; she listened, and, most importantly, does her homework regarding topics that affect this county.

  • Oct 5th, 2016

New Port of Coupeville website a disappointment | Letter

Yesterday I went to the Coupeville Wharf and clicked my smartphone on a QR diagram on the wall. It said that the web page could not be found. Very disappointing.

  • Oct 5th, 2016

Did the port commissioners hold illegal meetings? | Letter

It is time for the Port of Coupeville’s commissioners to be recalled and new leadership put in place.

  • Oct 5th, 2016

Family loses home in fire: Mobile a complete loss, but woman knows how lucky she was

Five days after she, her boyfriend and her daughter escaped a terrifying house fire, Ardus Wertz was still trying to process what they had gone through. Too much reflection brought on tears.

Port turmoil ensues after termination

A vote by Port of Coupeville commissioners last week to terminate the executive director also resulted in the resignation of its board president.

Wonn Road beach access trial delayed

A trial that is supposed to decide the ownership of a sliver of waterfront property in Greenbank is now delayed.

Diamanti resigns as president of Port of Coupeville board

Mike Diamanti resigned today as president of the board of commissioners for the Port of Coupeville.

Littlejohn receives WIAA honor

Coupeville junior soccer player Mia Littlejohn received the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s 1A Player of the Week honor for week four of the fall season.

Wolves explode for 63-32 win over Vashon | Football

That was a feel-good win. The Coupeville High School football team blasted Vashon Island 63-32 Friday, Sept. 30, at Mickey Clark Field.

Wolves widen conference lead | Tennis

Once again the Coupeville High School tennis team used its depth in doubles to pick up a win, this time edging visiting Klahowya 4-3 Friday, Sept. 30.

Coupeville stays on task while defeating Redhawks | Volleyball

“We were focusing on our focus,” Coupeville High School volleyball coach Cory Whitmore said after his Wolves drubbed visiting Port Townsend 3-0 Thursday, Sept. 29.

Littlejohn adds 3 more goals in win over Redhawks | Soccer

Solidifying its hold on second place in the Olympic League, the Coupeville High School soccer team dumped Port Townsend 4-1 Thursday, Sept. 29, at Mickey Clark Field.

Coupeville girl saved from burning home

Residents of Coupeville’s Terry Mobile Park awoke to one of the worst imaginable scenarios early Thursday morning — the sound of a screaming child inside a burning building.

Port of Coupeville fires executive director in surprise vote | UPDATED

Commissioners for the Port of Coupeville voted 2-1 today to fire Executive Director Forrest Rambo, effective immediately.

No Coupeville ferry service Nov. 4-5

The tall crane that’s been hovering over the Coupeville ferry landing in recent weeks is part of a seismic retrofit project designed to bring the structure up to standards in the event of a large earthquake.

Wynn, Conlisk form 2-man team | Cross country

Cross country runners Henry Wynn and Danny Conlisk are runners without a team — sort of.

Wolves use doubles depth to top Cowboys | Tennis

Ignited by a sweep of the doubles matches, the Coupeville High School tennis team won 5-2 at Chimacum Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Coupeville hands Klahowya 1st conference loss | Volleyball

The Coupeville High School volleyball team did something no other conference school has been able to do in the young history of the Olympic League 1A division — beat Klahowya.

Wolves lose to Eagles in 1st-place match | Soccer

In a battle for first place, Klahowya blanked the Coupeville High School soccer team 3-0 Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Silverdale.

Sign-ups underway for relay races

There’s still time to sign up for the Harvest Fest Relay Races. The annual event, which raises money for the Gifts From the Heart food bank, is being held at noon Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Coupeville Farmer’s Market.

Coupeville goblins gearing up for month-long Haunting

Groups and businesses in and around Coupeville are dusting off their ghouls and goblins in preparation for the annual Haunting of Coupeville celebration.

Town of Coupeville seeking new utility superintendent

Coupeville’s Wastewater Treatment Plant was recognized by the state Department of Ecology for the sixth year in a row for outstanding performance just as utility Superintendent Willy LaRue resigned from his position.

Vision leads to wharf exhibit

Roughly 80 people gathered on the Coupeville wharf last Friday to celebrate the new marine exhibit inspired by Jan Holmes.

Island County settles lawsuit over Ledgewood landslide

Island County commissioners this month settled two lawsuits brought by Central Whidbey homeowners affected by a massive 2013 landslide.

Schools look at tobacco policy enforcement

It can be tricky enough at times overseeing a school district of nearly 1,000 students and seeing policy carried out on two different school campuses.

Coupeville is tiny, mighty, mayor says

The Town of Coupeville may be small, but it gets a lot accomplished, said Mayor Molly Hughes during her first-ever State of the Town Address last week.

Coupeville defeats North Mason | Tennis

Getting ready for a string of four consecutive conference matches, the Coupeville High School tennis team whipped visiting North Mason 5-1 in a non-league match Monday, Sept. 26.

Coupeville edged by Charles Wright | Football

Charles Wright Academy squeaked by Coupeville 23-20 in the opening game of the newly combined Olympic/Nisqually League football conference Friday, Sept. 23, in Tacoma.

North Kitsap tops Wolves to stay unbeaten | Tennis

Olympic League 2A tennis power North Kitsap defeated Coupeville 6-1 in a non-league match Friday, Sept. 23, in Poulsbo.