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Letter: Greenbank needs to renew contract

  • Mar 8, 2013 at 3:00PM

Editor, As tenants at Greenbank Farm we would like to voice our support for the Farm’s volunteer board The Greenbank Farm Management Group, and for its executive director and the farm staff.

County planning director resigning

  • Mar 8, 2013 at 3:00PM

Island County Planning Chief Bob Pederson is resigning. Pederson, hired in 2009, submitted a letter of resignation to the Island County Board of Commissioners Monday morning.

Lions work to secure new park picnic tables

  • Mar 8, 2013 at 3:00PM

Every year, Grace King attends the Coupeville Lions Club’s salmon barbecue at Town Park. As a longtime member of the group, it’s an annual pastime she looks forward to every year.

Veterans, talented newcomers lead Coupeville track team

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 11:39AM

With a mixture of experience and talented youngsters, the Coupeville High School track team expects to have a strong season.

Changes in store for Coupeville tennis team

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 11:45AM

This spring brings a season of change for the Coupeville High School girls tennis team.

Puddle gets in Wolves way | Soccer

  • Mar 13, 2013 at 8:29AM

Score one for the mud puddle. Friday Harbor, with the aid of a puddle, edged the visiting Coupeville High School soccer team 1-0 Tuesday, March 12.

Island mourns three killed in Prowler crash

  • Mar 14, 2013 at 12:20PM

The Whidbey Island community is mourning the loss of three crew members aboard a Whidbey Island Naval Air Station EA-6B Prowler who were killed Monday when the aircraft crashed in Eastern Washington. They were identified Tuesday evening as Lt. Valerie Delaney, 26, of Ellicott City, Md., Lt. William McIlvaine III, 24, of El Paso, Texas and Lt. Cmdr. Alan Patterson, 34, of Tullahoma, Tenn.

Coupeville grads compete on college sports stage

  • Mar 14, 2013 at 12:16PM

Several Coupeville High School graduates recently completed successful winter sports seasons at the collegiate level. Kyle King finished his indoor track eligibility at the University of Oklahoma after running three seasons for Eastern Washington University. At the Razorback Classic Jan. 25, King ran the 3,000 in 8:12.09, the 10th best indoor time in Sooner history.

Erosion on Coupeville's Front Street could be costly

  • Mar 14, 2013 at 12:19PM

Steady erosion over the next 50 years may damage portions of Front Street as well as dent the town’s pocket book. Fixing a problem area of about 400 feet now may cost Coupeville as much as $260,000, according to a town-hired consultant. Associated Earth Sciences, a Kirkland-based geotechnical engineering firm, recently released a geologic hazards assessment of the entire North East Front Street marine bluff area.

Health 101: Coupeville students get lesson from WGH

  • Mar 14, 2013 at 4:53PM

It was an especially fun day last week for one Coupeville Elementary School class. Patsi Waller’s fourth grade class spent last Wednesday morning learning the ins and outs of Whidbey General Hospital.

Girls lead Wolves at jamboree | Track

  • Mar 16, 2013 at 9:44AM

Coupeville girls won four events in the four-team Whidbey Jamboree Thursday, March 14, in Oak Harbor.

Fields takes medalist honors | Boys golf

  • Mar 16, 2013 at 9:43AM

Coupeville High School's Austin Fields earned medalist honors in a meet with South Whidbey and King's at Jackson Golf Course in North Seattle Thursday, March 14.

Wolves drop double header | Baseball

  • Mar 16, 2013 at 9:46AM

Offense struggles then miscues haunted the Coupeville High School baseball team in its season-opening double header at Lakewood Friday, March 15.

Coupeville rolls by Friday Harbor | Tennis

  • Mar 16, 2013 at 9:48AM

It was worth the wait. After two rainouts to start the season, the Coupeville tennis team finally hit the courts and defeated host Friday Harbor 5-0 Friday, March 15.

Bilingual student strives for success

  • Mar 14, 2013 at 12:00PM updated Apr 8, 2013 at 3:51PM

Coupeville High School senior Vanessa Bernales, 18, moved here with her family from the Philippines when she was just seven years old. Her parents came here to find a better life for their family. Entering the American culture at such a young age was a challenge, and her first task was to learn English.

Coupeville man’s fishing career captured on TV

  • Mar 7, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Apr 8, 2013 at 3:52PM

It’s two minutes past the hour and Gavin Keohane is late for breakfast. Suddenly, a tall figure walks into the dimly lit Tyee Restaurant in Coupeville. It’s Keohane, wearing a familiar smile, light scruff on his face and his trademark black knit cap on his head.

Science students prep for Olympiad

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Apr 8, 2013 at 3:52PM

A small group of student scientists at Coupeville High School are busy seeing how they measure up with their contemporaries across the region.

Coupeville student serves as legislative page

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Apr 8, 2013 at 3:53PM

Brian Norris served as a legislative page for the House of Representatives in Olympia the week of January 14-18.

Cheerleaders share Wolf spirit with Coupeville Pups

  • Feb 7, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Apr 8, 2013 at 3:53PM

Wolf Pack Pride invaded Coupeville Elementary School recently, and its adorability quotient skyrocketed. Coupeville High School cheer coach Cheridan Eck and her team hosted a junior cheer camp the past four weeks (one day a week) for youngsters from kindergarten through the fifth grade, and 76 girls took part.

Dance group gathers for foot-stompin’ good time

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 5:00PM updated Apr 8, 2013 at 3:54PM

It’s toe-tapping fun that has been on Whidbey Island for 40 years, and members of the Whidbey Whirlers would like to share the pleasure of square dancing with anyone who’s willing to learn. “It’s fun set to music,” said square dance fan Harold Gates, 87.

Island County planning meeting April 9

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 9:43AM

The March 26 Island County Planning Commision meeting legal notice was published in error, the meeting will be April 9.

Wolves miss ill, injured players in loss | Soccer

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 12:00PM

Illness is bugging the Coupeville High School soccer team, and host Cedarcrest took advantage by downing the Wolves 5-0 Tuesday, March 19.

Wolves whip Wildcats for third win | Tennis

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 12:01PM

Coupeville High School tennis team ran its record to 3-0 with a 5-0 win over visiting Archbishop Murphy Tuesday, March 19.

Wolves rally by South Whidbey | Softball

  • Mar 21, 2013 at 8:31AM

Coupeville High School softball team found a great way to start the season after suffering through two rainouts, winning a thriller over visiting rival South Whidbey 9-8 Tuesday, March 19.

Coupeville senior understands teamwork is important

  • Mar 21, 2013 at 1:00PM updated Apr 8, 2013 at 3:50PM

Coupeville High School senior Drew Chan, 18, is a team player. In his years at Coupeville High School, that’s meant playing both basketball and baseball, participating in ASB activities as a representative and secretary, being co-president of the National Honor Society, acting as a Big Brother to a 12-year old boy, and serving as president of the Leo Club, a new teen offshoot of the Lion’s Club that performs community service.

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