Jessie Stensland

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

Don’t call this Whidbey man ‘Cougar King’

Whidbey Island’s exotic cat owner hasn’t watched the “Tiger King,” a documentary about a zoo-owner-turned-attempted-murderer that coronavirus-quarantined viewers made one of Netflix’s most watched shows… Continue reading

Hospital receives good financial news

Whidbey Island’s public hospital district received millions of dollars worth of good news over the last week. WhidbeyHealth CEO Ron Telles and Controller Jennifer Reed… Continue reading

Man held on $150,000 bail for domestic assault

A Seattle man is accused of assaulting his girlfriend after bringing her to a house in Coupeville to recover from a prior assault, according to… Continue reading

Trespasser in negligee and mink coat | Island Scanner

The following were among calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Department: Friday, March 27 At 4:06 p.m., a caller reported that a motocross track… Continue reading

County commissioners urging EDC, island chambers to do more

Leaders of chambers of commerce on Whidbey Island have turned to cyberspace to support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Island County officials hope they… Continue reading

Era newspapers show Spanish flu’s impact on Whidbey

As the entire nation hunkers down, dons face masks and avoids others to fight COVID-19, here’s a look back at how this community fought the… Continue reading

Man arrested after police find video of him raping child

Detectives investigating a rape case in Skagit County discovered videos on a former Oak Harbor man’s computer that appeared to show him sexually assaulting a… Continue reading

Nonprofits’ COVID-19 funds grow quickly

Two Whidbey Island nonprofit groups have had remarkable success in raising funds to protect people from the coronavirus and help those struggling from the economic… Continue reading

Nichols Bros. building while social distancing

Whidbey Island’s largest civilian employer has continued to operate during the shutdown, but with a modified work schedule designed to promote social distancing. After Gov.… Continue reading

New study of county COVID-19 cases suggests social distancing working

Island County’s top public health official has some very welcome news regarding the spread of COVID-19, though it doesn’t mean a clear endpoint is in… Continue reading