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Adam Wundrow of Whidbey Sun and Wind installs a solar panel. Photo by Cary Peterson

South Whidbey School Farms gets upgrades

Grow lights are now powered by solar panels.

Adam Wundrow of Whidbey Sun and Wind installs a solar panel. Photo by Cary Peterson
The Maersk Singapore in Holmes Harbor last Thursday afternoon. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group

Big boats moored in Holmes Harbor

Two of the four had left by last Friday morning.

The Maersk Singapore in Holmes Harbor last Thursday afternoon. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group

Hospital finances in critical condition

Last week WhidbeyHealth had negative 1.7 days of cash on hand for operating expenses.

South Whidbey students returning to school next week

First and third graders will return to school Feb. 22 and others will be phased back in March.

A fire Sunday evening fully engulfed a trailer at a Deer Lake Road residence. No one was injured. Photo provided by South Whidbey Fire/EMS

Fire Sunday destroys trailer in Clinton

No one was injured in the fire.

A fire Sunday evening fully engulfed a trailer at a Deer Lake Road residence. No one was injured. Photo provided by South Whidbey Fire/EMS

Online intruders disrupt Port of South Whidbey meeting

Videos of pornography and Confederate flags were shared on the screens of the new attendees,

Oak Harbor High School Sophomore Isadora White plays trumpet.

Whidbey students qualify for ensemble groups

South Whidbey and Oak Harbor student musicians qualified for prestigious groups.

Oak Harbor High School Sophomore Isadora White plays trumpet.

City council throws its support behind new aquatics center aquatics center

The aquatics center has been discussed for decades, but is finally beginning to make some progress.

Island Drug receives extra vaccine in mistake

Instead of 200 doses that were expected last week, Island Drug received 2,000.

Victoria Adaus Myers, left, broke ground on a new home this week with her family, Arryn, 6, Katherine, 8, and Aaron. Photo provided.

Family breaks ground for Habitat for Humanity home

A lifelong Whidbey resident and her family have started building their own home in Oak Harbor.

Victoria Adaus Myers, left, broke ground on a new home this week with her family, Arryn, 6, Katherine, 8, and Aaron. Photo provided.

Leaders confront gov’s office over reopening plan

Island County officials are not happy Whidbey is stuck in Phase 1 of the state’s reopening plan.

Officials decry COVID-19 reopening inequity

People are frustrated that Island County is still in Phase 1 while other counties moved to Phase 2.

South Whidbey School District to delay return of students

Superintendent Jo Moccia made the call Monday not to allow the return of first graders on Feb. 8.

Island County not immune to staggering demand for COVID-19 vaccine

WhidbeyHealth canceled 12,000 vaccine appointments this past week.

Photo by Emily Gilbert
Chessie and Calamity of Missoula, Montana touched the ocean for the first time at Fort Ebey State Park, according to owner Bill Hoff. The park is one of 28 state parks the Navy has identified as a training site in its new proposal.

Coupeville Town Council opposes Navy plan for SEAL training in state parks

The Navy has proposed to use 28 state parks for training purposes. A vote is expected Thursday.

Photo by Emily Gilbert
Chessie and Calamity of Missoula, Montana touched the ocean for the first time at Fort Ebey State Park, according to owner Bill Hoff. The park is one of 28 state parks the Navy has identified as a training site in its new proposal.
Elizabeth Johnson and rescue dog Wilbur

Island a haven for practitioners of holistic treatments

Some holistic healers on Whidbey have seen a dramatic increase in demand this past year.

Elizabeth Johnson and rescue dog Wilbur

Whidbey Children’s Theatre continues online classes

Registration is now open for a class full of theater games, and an improv class for kids.

South Whidbey resident Doug Hansen displays a large American flag Wednesday that once flew over the White House during the Jimmy Carter Administration. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times

A day of firsts

In recognition of Inauguration Day, Whidbey Island man displays flag once flown over White House.

South Whidbey resident Doug Hansen displays a large American flag Wednesday that once flew over the White House during the Jimmy Carter Administration. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times

Town mayor updates residents with annual address

Coupeville Mayor Molly Hughes took a look back on the year.

Training in Coupeville schools puts suicide prevention in the Forefront

Parents and caregivers can sign up for upcoming classes for training to help prevent suicide.