The city of Oak Harbor may soon be in the business of importing prisoners from off island.
Oak Harbor Police Chief Rick Wallace brought a contract before the City Council Tuesday that, if approved, would allow the Oak Harbor jail to begin receiving inmates from Anacortes on a daily basis.
North Whidbey residents struggling to pay their medical bills now have a new financial resource.
On June 1, the Medical Safety Net of North Whidbey, a newly formed nonprofit organization serving residents living north of Coupeville, began distributing financial aid to people who can’t afford to pay for prescription drugs.
The Central Whidbey community swelled with pride Friday, June 11, when 83 Coupeville High School seniors collected their diplomas at the class of 2010’s commencement ceremony.
Clad in robes of black with red stoles, the triumphant class marched into the school’s gym to the thunderous applause of the hundreds of family members and friends that had gathered to witness and celebrate the momentous occasion.
The Oak Harbor City Council is expected to vote on rules that will formalize its standing committee meeting policies next week, but the proposal still raises concerns from a state Attorney General’s Office official.
Like many Oak Harbor High School seniors set to graduate next Monday, Ally Tennial is glowing. And she has special reason to be.
When she receives her diploma next week, she will become the first person in her family to do so in three generations. Sweetening the occasion is the fact that in the fall she will go on to attend Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho.
A Central Whidbey man is lucky to still have a house today following a fire Tuesday evening fire that nearly claimed his home.
Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue responded to a call at 7:08 p.m. for a trailer fire at a home off Highway 20 and S. Quail Trail Lane. They arrived on scene to find the smoking remains of a truck-camper and a frantic Tom Kieffer.
It was hugs, kisses and a few tears of joy this past weekend with the return of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station’s electronic attack squadron VAQ-133 after a six-month deployment to Al Asad Airbase in Iraq.
Three years ago, Oak Harbor resident Ginny Walters got just about the worst news a person can get.
A doctor diagnosed the lower abdominal pains she was feeling as ovarian cancer. While not as common as breast cancer, the disease is no less deadly. In 2009, it claimed about 14,600 lives, according to the National Cancer Institute’s website. Although Walters, 56, has been cancer free for some time, she will never forget getting the news.
To help pay for a new $70 million wastewater treatment facility, Oak Harbor residents will likely see annual increases on their monthly utility bills over the next eight years.
At a May 27 workshop, the City Council was briefed on a comprehensive rate study proposing increases in each of the city’s four utilities – sewer, solid waste, stormwater, and water – to help cover the cost of the new facility.