Jessie Stensland

North Whidbey man jailed for car insurance fraud

Arnold F. Bodner, 58, pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court April 16 to a single count of insurance false claim, which was a felony charge because the amount of the claim exceeded $1,500.

 

Meeting set to interview three for assessor position

The Island County Republican Party Central Committee was tasked with nominating three people to replace Mary Engle, who resigned as the elected assessor earlier this year to become planning director.

 

Car crashes into building, boat during police chase

The car went through a building, struck a “Zodiac type boat” and came to rest against the far wall, the deputy’s report states.

 

County gets funds for jail, body cams, mental health

The state gave Island County more than $1.5 million for the jail, body cameras and health programs.

Clinic set to address vaccine inequity

The clinic will be held 9-11 a.m., May 6 at Island Drug in Oak Harbor.

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Man accused of fleeing scene after causing collisions

Prosecutors charged Joshua M. Johnston in Island County Superior Court April 28 with vehicular assault, felony hit and run and misdemeanor hit and run.

No-show child porn suspect sought on a $20,000 warrant

A North Whidbey man’s arraignment was scheduled for Monday, but he didn’t appear.

Maple Leaf Cemetery groundskeeper William West, at left, and caretaker Michael Dougliss plant the first tree that is part of a new remembrance project. (Photo provided)

Cemetery offers trees as way to memorialize their loved ones

People can have a tree planted in memory of a loved one, who doesn’t have to be buried in the cemetery, for a donation of $100.

Maple Leaf Cemetery groundskeeper William West, at left, and caretaker Michael Dougliss plant the first tree that is part of a new remembrance project. (Photo provided)

Island County likely to stay in Phase 3

Other counties, such as King and Snohomish, may be moving back to Phase 2.

Woman claiming exemption to mask regulations

The injunction wasn’t filed against businesses, however, but Sno-Isle Regional Libraries, Island County Health Department and WhidbeyHealth primary care.

Caller concerned seal will become a meal | Island Scanner

Island Scanner April 14-19.

County survey gauges child-care needs

The county is asking parents, guardians and future parents about their child care needs.

Eden Health to take over home health services from hospital

The Whidbey Island Hospital District is discontinuing its Home Health Care program after 32 years.

Oak Harbor resident accused of hate crime

Marty Baldwin, 60, was arrested on April 16 on suspicion of assault in the fourth degree and three counts of malicious harassment.

Mass vaccine clinic Saturday at Oak Harbor High Sschool

The clinic is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Oak Harbor High School for people 16 years of age and older.

Man sentenced for sexual assaulting woman last May

The 44-year-old Oak Harbor man was sentenced to 20 months in prison.

Baristas questioned about elvish magic | Island Scanner

Island Scanner March 25 - April 13.

Island County Opportunity Council leadership transitions

Lisa Clark was the director of the Opportunity Council’s Island County office for more than 23 years.

Man, 29, killed in dirt bike accident

A 29-year-old Bellingham man died following a dirt bike accident in Clinton.