Jessie Stensland

Editorial: If you’ve considered running for office, next week is time to act

Quite a few people have already announced their intentions to run this year for state and local offices. But next week is when they will… Continue reading

Island Scanner

Thursday, April 23 At 12:25 p.m., a caller reported that an 80-year-old woman with COVID-19 on East Harbor Road wasn’t answering her door. At 12:52… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man killed in motorcycle crash

The Washington State Patrol identified an Oak Harbor man killed in a motorcycle crash on North Whidbey Saturday night as Matthew J. Cramer. Records show… Continue reading

New appeal filed in vehicular homicide

A woman who drove drunk and killed South Whidbey resident Timothy Keil in 2015 is once again appealing her conviction. Issaquah attorney Corey Parker is… Continue reading

Parents worried cuts will devastate special ed

Parents of students in special education told the Coupeville School Board they are worried that staffing cuts may devastate an exceptional program. Nine parents spoke… Continue reading

SPIN Cafe teaming up with churches to serve sack meals

Two homeless men on bicycles made their way down to Bayshore Drive in Oak Harbor Monday afternoon to pick up free lunches. SPIN Cafe no… Continue reading

Fear of COVID-19 reducing visits to emergency room

The doctor who oversees WhidbeyHealth Medical Center’s emergency room is worried that a byproduct of the coronavirus is that people aren’t getting the help they… Continue reading

Police seek information about shooting

Oak Harbor police are seeking information about a shooting on the night of April 25. Nobody was injured but police believe a residence was targeted… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth reopening rehab services May 11

WhidbeyHealth officials announced Thursday that physical, occupational and speech therapy services will reopen Monday, May 11 at medical centers in Coupeville and on Goldie Road… Continue reading

Board to redo meeting, revisit 23 staffing cuts

The Coupeville School Board is redoing its last meeting in order to comply with the state’s Open Public Meetings Act, according to Superintendent Steve King.… Continue reading

Island Scanner

Monday, April 20 At 7:09 p.m., a caller reported finding a large garbage bag on Fairway Lane that looked like it may contain a body.… Continue reading

Technological problems don’t excuse meetings violation

The Coupeville School Board inadvertently violated the state Open Public Meetings Act by holding a meeting Monday night that many people couldn’t watch due to… Continue reading

Police seek information about shooting

Oak Harbor police are seeking information about a shooting on the night of April 25. Nobody was injured but police believe a residence was targeted… Continue reading

Whidbey real estate still a seller’s market despite virus

The pandemic pushed David and Becky Broberg, the owners of Blue Goose Inn Bed and Breakfast, to place one of historic Coupeville’s most prominent Victorian… Continue reading

COVID-19 response will include random testing

About 2,700 Island County residents without symptoms will be tested for COVID-19 during the second week of May as part of a statewide plan that… Continue reading

Mean cat lunges at window | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, April 16 At 5:05 p.m., a driver reported that a… Continue reading

Staff cuts likely for Coupeville schools

Low financial reserves and predicted revenue cuts from the state in the beginning of September likely means staff reductions for the Coupeville School District will… Continue reading

COVID-19 cases rise to 166 as county testing expands

A total of 166 people in Island County have tested positive for COVID-19 and eight people died from the virus as of April 19, according… Continue reading

Stolen fanny pack | Island Scanner

Tuesday, April 7 At 11:37 a.m., a caller reported that someone dumped a mattress and bed springs on Waterloo Road. At 9:42 p.m., a man… Continue reading

Prison releases may include six cases from Island County

Among those likely to be released from prison early is an Oak Harbor man who tried to fraudulently obtain life insurance on his terminally ill… Continue reading