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Hospital reports phony bill collector

WhidbeyHealth officials are warning about a scam artist who is calling residents and pretending to be a bill collector. According to the hospital, the faux… Continue reading

 

Middle school student tests positive for COVID-19

A student receiving support services at North Whidbey Middle School tested positive for COVID-19 last week, according to Island County Public Health. A parent of… Continue reading

 

Toilet, woman reportedly clogged | Island Scanner

Island Scanner Oct. 14-19.

 

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“The Voice of God,” by sculptor Lane Tompkins, has been missing from its place in an outdoor sculpture garden in Freeland since Oct. 14. Tompkins is hopeful someone might recognize the sculpture.

Art piece snatched from sculpture garden

Someone stole “The Voice of God” from a Freeland sculpture garden.

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“The Voice of God,” by sculptor Lane Tompkins, has been missing from its place in an outdoor sculpture garden in Freeland since Oct. 14. Tompkins is hopeful someone might recognize the sculpture.

Early voter turnout high in Island County

Almost half of Island County voters had already voted as of Oct. 26.

Island County receives more CARES pandemic funds

The most recent round of funds - nearly $1.7 million - was awarded to the county in early September.

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Langley man builds automatic candy dispenser for Halloween

A socially distant candy chute is one man’s idea for a COVID-safe Halloween.

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Larsen, Hazelo spar during forum

The two candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives challenged each other on issues.

Townhomes planned on Southwest Third Avenue in Oak Harbor

There are plans for 20 new townhomes on two acres of land in Oak Harbor.

Districts differ in how they approach in-person learning

South Whidbey School District wants to bring 150 “at-risk” kids back to school.

City raises utility rates despite public outcry

The average Oak Harbor family’s utility bill will be nearly $200 per month next year.

Emergency repairs follow water line break near Flintstone Park

Water is scheduled to be shut off to three businesses on Monday in Oak Harbor.

Photo by Scott PriceJoe Treat’s driftwood sculpture of a Tyrannosaurus rex rolls across Deception Pass Bridge Sunday. It was installed Monday morning at Price Sculpture Forest in Coupeville. The park is set to open Oct. 23.

Coupeville sculpture forest park opening on Oct. 23

The sculpture park features a driftwood dinosaur and gorilla, among other creatures.

Photo by Scott PriceJoe Treat’s driftwood sculpture of a Tyrannosaurus rex rolls across Deception Pass Bridge Sunday. It was installed Monday morning at Price Sculpture Forest in Coupeville. The park is set to open Oct. 23.

House candidate sued for scam, says he was a victim

Bill Bruch was accused of scamming people out of thousands of dollars in the late 1990s.

Local attorneys vie for superior court

Voters will decide between two South Whidbey residents for judge.

Man shoots, injures fawn to feed coyotes | Island Scanner

A man reported he shot a fawn on Friday night. Someone reported seeing an injured fawn the next day.

Coupeville kindergartener tests positive COVID-19

The student’s class has stopped in-person learning and were told to self-quarantine for two weeks.

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New stabilization center aims for January opening

Island County’s new facility will help people with mental health and substance use issues.

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Candidate was party in lengthy lawsuit; filed for Chapter 13

County commissioner candidate Damian Greene’s financial and legal trouble is long and complicated.

Clinton dock in danger of floating away

A 20-by-30 foot float section of Clinton Beach Dock is in danger of floating away.