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Coupeville levy: Schools miss part of child

The Friends of Coupeville Schools are actively promoting and encouraging a “yes” vote on Feb. 5 for the Maintenance and Operations Levy that funds 17 percent of the district’s operating budget.

  • Feb 2, 2002

Coupeville levy: Past teachers support levy

We are voting YES on the Coupeville School District Maintenance and Operations levy, Feb. 5.

  • Feb 2, 2002

Group tackles school bus routes

A group of parents, community members, city employees, and school district staff has convened for the first in a series of meetings in an effort to hammer out school bus routes once and for all.

  • Feb 2, 2002

SOUNDOFF Fair needs North Whidbey folks

2002 marks the 78th year the Island County Fair has been in existence, although it dates back to 1895. The war years took a toll on the fair as well as the nation and there were a few non-celebratory years.

  • Feb 2, 2002

Beachwatchers training coming up

WSU Cooperative Extension Island County's Beach Watchers Program announces its 2002 Beach Watcher Volunteer Training. Since 1990 the program has trained over 220 volunteers to… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2002

Coupeville levy: Schools need our support

As parents of two Coupeville High School graduates, we will be voting for the upcoming school levy.

  • Feb 2, 2002

TOP O THE MORN: Cattle rustlers ran wild in the late 1800s

Cattle rustling was rife on North Whidbey in the 1870s.

  • Feb 2, 2002

Gravel pit: No place for this industry

My wife and I retired in 1995 to Dugualla Bay — into a community that not only shares its water but is, in every way, like a large family living in an atmosphere of quiet tranquility.

  • Feb 2, 2002

Freedom allows sales, complaints

I write in response to the “Soundoff” column (Jan. 26), “Orders taken for filth, smut” by Sonny Starks.

  • Feb 2, 2002
Drs. Nguyen Manh Chung (left)

Good afternoon, Vietnam

Vietnamese doctors study Island EMS and Whidbey General Hospital

  • Feb 2, 2002
Drs. Nguyen Manh Chung (left)

Budget cuts seen as threat to public health

County’s not ready for bioterrorism

  • Feb 2, 2002

Uniforms: Fatigues fine for awards

I am writing in response to the letter in your Saturday edition in which Mr. Stanley Reed criticized the Army for awarding medals to soldiers wearing their combat uniforms.

  • Feb 2, 2002

County takes money from solid waste reserve

To fatten this year’s pinched budget, Island County Commissioners approved on Monday a funds transfer from the Solid Waste Department reserves into the county’s coffers.

  • Feb 2, 2002

Gravel pit: Gravel trucks mean trouble

As a new resident-taxpayer, I have been a quiet observer up until now.

  • Feb 2, 2002

Schools await Tuesday election

Next Tuesday, residents who live within the Coupeville School District boundaries will decide whether or not to continue supplementing the cost of education with property tax funds.

  • Feb 2, 2002

Coupeville levy: Every school vote needed

Thanks for your editorial on Jan. 30 encouraging voters in the Coupeville School District to go to the polls next Tuesday, Feb. 5.

  • Feb 2, 2002

Coupeville: Pay hike for mayor is wrong idea

I wish to express my concern over the pay raise the Coupeville Town Council voted to give the mayor.

  • Feb 2, 2002

Gravel pit: Protect our natural beauty

We have had a home in Dugualla Heights for 14 years.

  • Feb 2, 2002

How much will you pay for cable TV?

Cable prices go up as companies add channels, Internet

  • Feb 2, 2002

Service will honor heroic World War II chaplains

Four chaplains who gave their lifejackets to others and perished when a troop ship was sunk in the north Altantic in World War II will… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2002