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Schools adapt to pandemic closures

Last week, schools on Whidbey joined the rest of the state in moving classes online as buildings are shuttered for the school year due to… Continue reading

Rotary clubs donate supplies

The Rotary clubs on Whidbey Island have united to bring supplies to various agencies combatting the coronavirus. The four clubs established a task force at… Continue reading

Regency will hold Holland Happening parade for residents

While Holland Happening may be cancelled the senior assisted living facility, Regency on Whidbey, is adapting a parade to fit the safety guidelines of these… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2020

Oak Harbor teacher selling T-shirts to support Whidbey businesses

An Oak Harbor printing business has found a way to help support fellow small businesses of Whidbey by selling over $17,000 of T-shirts. Nearly 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

Sno-Isle Libraries takes storytimes, book clubs and pub trivia online

Since Sno-Isle Libraries customers can’t get to programs for the time being, Sno-Isle Libraries is bringing programs to customers in digital form. New digital programming… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2020

Langley infrastructure project starts Phase I

A Langley construction project dedicated to fixing utility lines began its first step last week, with surveyors collecting soil samples to be analyzed. The Langley… Continue reading

A brief Dutch history

Although Holland Happening won’t be happening this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s still OK to celebrate Oak Harbor’s Dutch roots, which run deep.… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2020

Bagel guy delivering meals to neighbors

When the governor ordered the closure of restaurant dining rooms, bagel shop owner John Auburn opted to make soup for community members in need instead… Continue reading

Carrier landing practices scheduled for coming week

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled for Ault Field in Oak Harbor and the Outlying Landing Field Coupeville during the week of April 27… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2020

Red goo contaminates beer money | Island Scanner

Thursday, April 9 At 2:56 a.m., a resident reported that a neighbor was beating up mailbox on Swantown Avenue. At 11:21 a.m., a South Main… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2020

Artist crafting collage kits

As a former art therapist, Hannah Hunter wanted to find a way for kids to express their feelings during a stressful time. She found a… 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

Story time from Bell’s Farm

With schools and libraries closed during the pandemic, many children may not be reading as much as they normally would. But one Coupeville Elementary School… 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

Fire dist. to discuss levy lid lift

South Whidbey residents will have a chance this Friday to weigh in on whether the fire district should place an important issue on the August… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2020

Blaze damages exterior of Freeland home

South Whidbey Fire/EMS extinguished an early-morning fire Saturday, April 11 on Smugglers Cove Road in Freeland. Most of the damage was done to the outside… 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