Jessie Stensland

Assaults on wife called felonious

A 21-year-old Oak Harbor man is facing multiple felony charges for choking and assaulting his wife on three separate occasions, according to court documents.Prosecutors charged… Continue reading

Obama, McCain snubbed for Whidbey politicians

The economy was on the minds of more than 100 residents who decided to forego the presidential debate Tuesday night in order to listen to… Continue reading

Matches blamed for fire

A boy accidentally set his Oak Harbor house on fire while playing with matches Oct. 3.The Friday morning blaze caused an estimated $50,000 in damage… Continue reading

County needs budget knife

There’s a hole in Island County’s budget and it’s not clear how it will be filled.Island County Commissioner Mac McDowell said early projections point to… Continue reading

War vet dodges police assault charges

Prosecutors dropped charges against a 23-year-old veteran of the war in Afghanistan who was accused of assaulting and threatening police officers during the Choochokam event… Continue reading

Haddon tackles Haugen for State Senate seat

Mary Margaret Haugen and Linda Haddon may not have a lot in common, but one thing they share in spades is passion.In separate interviews with… Continue reading

Family escapes burning home

A family escaped a fire at a Rolling Hills home last Wednesday, but the home was badly damaged.Chief Marv Koorn with North Whidbey Fire and… Continue reading

Burglars return to haunt Oak Harbor

Burglars who targeted businesses in Oak Harbor earlier this month may be back.Lt. John Dyer with the Oak Harbor Police has alerted businesses of a… Continue reading

Pair of boxers fingered in North Whidbey attack

The dogs that attacked an elderly woman and killed her Chihauhau Tuesday morning have been identified as two 9-month-old boxer mixes named Snoopy and Beethoven.

APZ showdown

An appeal of an Island County land-use ordinance may hinge on whether a state board feels that certain legal notices were descriptive enough.About 40 people… Continue reading

Burglars return to haunt Oak Harbor

Burglars who targeted businesses in Oak Harbor earlier this month may be back.Lt. John Dyer with the Oak Harbor Police has alerted businesses of a… Continue reading

Woman injured, Chihuahua killed when dogs attack on North Whidbey

You could almost hear Treva Rogers' heart break when she got a call from a veterinarian office Tuesday afternoon. Her beloved Chihuahua was dead."They killed… Continue reading

McMansion splits county, committee

Island County commissioners met with a county committee last Wednesday in an effort to ease a strain that threatens to erupt into litigation.Members of the… Continue reading

Rain comes, wind goes, kites fly

For a dozen years in a row, the Whidbey Island Kite Festival has been blessed with near-perfect kite-flying weather. The combination of sun and wind… Continue reading

Island County Commissioner McDowell tops McCain 9 to 8 in homes owned

How many homes does Island County Commissioner Mac McDowell own?He’s not sure. First he said it’s four, then after looking over paperwork, he said he… Continue reading

Bakke leads Gordon in nail-biter

It’s down to 25 votes dividing the second and third-place candidates for the District 1 seat on the Island County board of commissioners.

Write-ins produce challenge to Crider

Oak Harbor City Councilman Jim Palmer’s name will likely appear on the general election ballot as a candidate for Island County auditor.

Write-in jumps into auditor’s race in Island County

Oak Harbor City Councilman Jim Palmer's name will likely appear on the general election ballot as a candidate for Island County auditor.As of the Aug.… Continue reading

Four-way race for Island County commissioner is too close to call

Judge Churchill is ahead; Coupeville library bond passing