Photo provided                                Breaking ground for a new SaviBank in Oak Harbor are, from left to right: Brian Swanson, project superintendent, P & L General Contractors; Todd Krantz, vice president of SaviBank and Oak Harbor branch manager; Oak Harbor Mayor Bob Severns; Andy Hunter, president of SaviBank; Mike Cann, chairman and CEO of SaviBank; Kari Holmly, SVP/chief retail banking officer; Ron Wallin, president and chairman, P & L General Contractors, and; Gary Lampers, project manager, P & L General Contractors

Photo provided Breaking ground for a new SaviBank in Oak Harbor are, from left to right: Brian Swanson, project superintendent, P & L General Contractors; Todd Krantz, vice president of SaviBank and Oak Harbor branch manager; Oak Harbor Mayor Bob Severns; Andy Hunter, president of SaviBank; Mike Cann, chairman and CEO of SaviBank; Kari Holmly, SVP/chief retail banking officer; Ron Wallin, president and chairman, P & L General Contractors, and; Gary Lampers, project manager, P & L General Contractors

SaviBank breaks ground for branch on Midway

SaviBank has broken ground for a new branch on Midway Boulevard in Oak Harbor.

The site is located across the street from SaviBank’s current temporary branch.

P & L General Contrac-tors, Inc. will be managing the construction of the new branch and completion is scheduled for spring 2019.

“Building this new branch is another demonstration of our ongoing commitment to provide highly personalized local banking services to the residents and businesses of Oak Harbor and Whidbey Island,” SaviBank Chairman and CEO Mike Cann said in a press release.

When completed, the new building will have approximately 5,300 square feet of space.

The new branch will include a full-service bank branch, as well as drive-through banking and ATM facilities. The building will also house some administrative offices of the bank.

“This is what we envisioned almost three years ago when SaviBank committed to bring locally-based community banking back to Whidbey Island,” President Andy Hunter said.

“We’re looking forward to serving our customers in this new branch.”

Local SaviBank branch staff members moving to the new office include long-time community bankers Todd Krantz, Vice President and Branch Manager, Shelly Etherington, Rose Rip, Cheryle Nordstrand, Yvonne Eckles and Steve Crandall.

More in News

North Whidbey man jailed for car insurance fraud

Arnold F. Bodner, 58, pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court April 16 to a single count of insurance false claim, which was a felony charge because the amount of the claim exceeded $1,500.

VQ-1 ‘World Watcher’ gains new commander

Cmdr. David Van Kampen has assumed command of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron… Continue reading

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Junior Michael McKinney uses an arc welder to make a trailer hitch for a shed the class is making.
OHHS to expand skills classes with new building

The building may be used for engineering, manufacturing, automotive and construction classes that are in high demand.

Meeting set to interview three for assessor position

The Island County Republican Party Central Committee was tasked with nominating three people to replace Mary Engle, who resigned as the elected assessor earlier this year to become planning director.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The Coupeville-Port Townsend ferry route will stay on one-boat service until at least June 27.
Coupeville route down to one ferry through June 27

Another delay in two-boat service means Coupeville ferry riders will need to squeeze onto one boat until at least June 27.

Oak Harbor will have Fourth of July fireworks, parade

This year’s event will look slightly different to comply with safety guidelines.

Car crashes into building, boat during police chase

The car went through a building, struck a “Zodiac type boat” and came to rest against the far wall, the deputy’s report states.

District names interim superintendent

School board members unanimously voted for Karst Brandsma

Worker will begin wrapping the Deception Pass bridge this month as they try to complete the project by the end of the year. The parking lot on Whidbey Island next to the bridge will be closed until March. WSDOT photo
Deception Pass bridge parking lot closed until March

The closure is supposed to ease access for construction crews as they work on the bridge.

Most Read