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Jail earns distinction for efforts with mentally ill

Island County was recognized for its data-driven efforts to help people with mental health issues.

Mobile Turkey Unit accepting volunteers, meal sign-ups

The group is gearing up to make 700 meals and is looking for volunteers.

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Plugged in: Oak Harbor school district adds electric bus to its fleet

Whidbey’s only electric school bus will be driving the streets of Oak Harbor soon.

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Sculpture sales will benefit nonprofits

Sculpture aficionados will have the chance to get their hands on their own miniature casts handmade by artist Georgia Gerber and her husband, Randy Hudson.… Continue reading

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Greene, Bacon differ on county priorities

In the race for District 1 Island County commissioner, voters have a choice between a traditional Democrat and a traditional Republican. At least that’s how… Continue reading

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Brews brothers add 3rd operation to lineup

Brews brothers add 3rd operation to lineup

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South Whidbey Children’s Center recipient of $10,000 matching grant

The South Whidbey Children’s Center in Langley is hoping people will consider matching a donation of $10,000 from a community member. The childcare facility is… Continue reading

Fence-stealing neighbors | Island Scanner

Island Scanner Oct. 19-21.

Blood drive next week in Langley

South Whidbey residents will have a chance to give blood at a pop-up donation site next week. Bloodworks Northwest will be hosting a blood drive… Continue reading

Coupeville School District delays in-person learning

The school will re-evaluate its reopening plans in January 2021.

Oak Harbor pool aiming to reopen Monday, Nov. 2

The commissioners also agreed to raise the fee to $5, up from $3.50, per half-hour reserved session.

Oak Harbor spends $15,000 to gauge public opinion

The media monitoring software will hopefully help the city make decisions, staff said.

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Annalise Litchard, a barista at Rock Island Coffee, prepares a latte for a customer. The Oak Harbor coffee shop is closing on Halloween. Staff will be relocating to Sunshine Drip in Coupeville, Rock Island’s sister store.

Pandemic blamed for spate of business closures

Yet new stores continue to open despite challenges.

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Annalise Litchard, a barista at Rock Island Coffee, prepares a latte for a customer. The Oak Harbor coffee shop is closing on Halloween. Staff will be relocating to Sunshine Drip in Coupeville, Rock Island’s sister store.

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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