Jessie Stensland

Editorial: Governor, allow the show to go on at Blue Fox Drive-in

Somehow people are choosing sides when it comes to COVID-19. And it’s evidently an oddly shaped virus since there seems to be a lot of… Continue reading

Most felonies are domestic violence as other many cases set aside

Four people this month have appeared in Island County Superior Court after being accused of domestic-violence-related crimes. Nearly all the felonies filed last month were… Continue reading

Surprise candidates emerge during annual Filing Week

Candidate filing week had a few surprises after all for Whidbey Island, according to candidate filings as of noon on Friday. Clinton resident Ed Jenkins… Continue reading

Suspicious guy sells trunk meat | Island Scanner

Friday, May 1 At 11:21 a.m., a Wood Road resident reported that someone dumped a load of tires in his driveway. At 12:48 p.m., a… Continue reading

Pandemic’s impacts on county budget mitigated

Island County government is predicted to lose millions of dollars in sales taxes and other revenues this year because of the pandemic, but healthy reserve… Continue reading

Iconic inn gets new cedar roof thanks to grant

The iconic Captain Whidbey Inn near Coupeville is closed to visitors, but the rustic structure has a dazzling new cedar shake roof thanks to a… Continue reading

No surprises on first day of filing week

The first day of candidate filing week didn’t yield any big surprises in those who are seeking elected office to represent Whidbey Island in different… Continue reading

Al Koetje remembered as city leader, Navy supporter, loyal friend

The former mayor and businessman who helped guide the city of Oak Harbor during a time of growth and aspirations passed away Oct. 28. Al… Continue reading

Island County sued over driveway cut off by landslide repair

A Central Whidbey resident is suing the county because his driveway wasn’t reconnected to a road after access was cut off by the massive 2013… Continue reading

Photo by John Fisken
                                Firefighters cut open the roof of a North Whidbey home to extinguish a fire in a concealed space.

House damaged after kitchen fire spreads

Nobody was injured when a kitchen fire spread into the walls and a concealed ceiling space of a North Whidbey home Thursday morning. Chief John… Continue reading

Photo by John Fisken
                                Firefighters cut open the roof of a North Whidbey home to extinguish a fire in a concealed space.

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