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Smith retires from coaching, but his impact lives on

  • Jun 11, 2015 at 5:00AM

After 19 years at the helm, Willie Smith stepped aside this spring as the Coupeville High School varsity baseball coach. His impact on the community, however, went far beyond the white lines of Robert Sherman Field.

Coupeville's Class of 2015 celebrates graduation | Slideshow

  • Jun 6, 2015 at 4:25PM

Students from Coupeville High School's Class of 2015 took a big step toward their futures Friday night, graduating during a commencement ceremony inside a muggy gymnasium. Sixty seniors received diplomas following several speeches, including those from four valedictorians.

We salute the flag and then argue about it | Rockin' A Hard Place

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 7:00PM updated Jun 4, 2015 at 11:47AM

I am struck by how patriotic we Rock dwellers are. That’s not to say our brothers and sisters in America don’t love the red, white and blue as much or support our troops with equal passion or, for that matter, pay as many – or often more — taxes.

Graduating seniors celebrate down Main Street during annual parade | Slideshow

  • Jun 4, 2015 at 11:37AM

A small lineup of automobiles escorted by the Coupeville Town Marshal made its way down Main Street Thursday as Coupeville High School's Class of 2015 participated in the traditional senior parade.

Volunteers clean up Crockett Lake reserve

  • Jun 4, 2015 at 11:29AM

Six volunteers, Tom Cahill, Candy Charlwood, Paul Bigelow and Chris Holt, braved the sun to remove blackberries from the Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s Crockett Lake East Preserve. To learn how to volunteer with the Land Trust, visit or call 360-222-3310.

Bayne, Curtin, Stone named Coupeville's top athletes

  • Jun 4, 2015 at 8:54AM

Seniors Josh Bayne and Aaron Curtin and junior Makana Stone, Coupeville High School's Athletes of the Year for 2014-15, are, obviously, good athletes.

Trumbull, Myers earn scholarships

  • Jun 4, 2015 at 8:13AM

Coupeville High School seniors Aaron Trumbull and Julia Myers received the Scholar-Athlete Awards for 2014-15.

Starfish are rebounding after disease nearly wipes them out

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 7:00PM

Sea stars around Whidbey Island are making a slow recovery after the effects of a deadly disease wiped out millions of them over the past year.

Column accurately portrayed division | Letter

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 11:18AM

Editor, I’ve been gone from Coupeville for three years now, but I smiled and had to shake my head as I read Harry Anderson’s column about the dividing line between North and South Whidbey and the language used to describe it.

Thanks to all who helped with surprise | Letter

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 11:16AM

Editor, For the past 43 years Ken Hofkamp and his staff at Prairie Center Red Apple have provided outstanding service and generous support for our community. On Saturday, May 16, a jolly group of community members gathered at the store to show their gratitude with a surprise appreciation for Ken and his staff.

Paving project at Deception Pass starting next week

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 11:14AM

The paving project from Frostad Road to Sharpes corner will begin June 8 and will include five nights of full closures for Deception Pass and Canoe Pass in mid-July or August.

Count reveals homeless numbers

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 6:00PM

Nearly half of Island County’s homeless are working. This fact is one of several revelations discussed in recent weeks with Island County commissioners as the result of the 2015 point-in-time count performed in January.

New Coupeville antique store aims for novelty

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 5:00PM

Collecting things with unique histories has been an occupation for Kim Christianson nearly her entire life.

Phone scams an ongoing problem, says town marshal

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 4:00PM

With the growing trend of fraudulent phone calls happening across the nation, the Coupeville Marshal’s Office is taking a proactive approach to better educate local residents.

Coupeville named top 100 small town

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 3:00PM

Coupeville was named this week as one of the country’s 100 best small towns in 2015. The list, compiled by, recognized cities and towns that have that tight-knit community feel, but also have amenities expected in larger cities.

Coupeville seniors graduate Friday

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 2:00PM

The commencement ceremony for Coupeville High School’s 115th graduating class will take place at 6 p.m. Friday in the school’s gymnasium.

Sky's the limit: Coupeville’s Top 10 seniors share bonds, memories along their journey

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 2:00PM

Their ties to Coupeville are deep-rooted as are the connections they hold with each other and their small community.

Curtin takes 8th at state tournament | Singles

  • Jun 1, 2015 at 9:51AM

Coupeville senior Aaron Curtin capped off his high school athletic career by placing eighth in the state 1A tennis tournament Friday and Saturday, May 29 and 30, in Yakima.

Relay places 3rd, Stone 4th at state meet | Track

  • May 30, 2015 at 7:34PM

A third-place finish in school-record time in the 4x200 relay highlighted the Coupeville High School track team's efforts on the final day of the 1A state meet at Eastern Washington University in Cheney Saturday, May 30.

Martin places 5th in state discus | Track

  • May 29, 2015 at 5:49PM

For the most part, Friday was a good day for the Coupeville High School track team at the state finals in Cheney.

Crabbing season starts July 2 around Whidbey

  • May 29, 2015 at 2:21PM

Summer crabbing season will start early in some areas next week, but Whidbey Island crabbers can expect a July opening.

Filing Week fills seats, but doesn’t bring race competition

  • May 20, 2015 at 3:00PM updated May 29, 2015 at 2:18PM

As Filing Week drew to a close Friday, open seats throughout local Coupeville government filled, but all without challengers. The second half of the candidate filing period did bring two new candidates for Port of Coupeville.

Coupeville lands 3 on all-conference team | Soccer

  • May 29, 2015 at 8:14AM

Three Coupeville High School soccer players earned first-team, all-league honors, the Olympic League announced Thursday, May 28.

Fields places 6th in state tournament | Girls golf

  • May 28, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 4:34PM

Christine Fields, a senior at Coupeville High School, earned her third top-10 finish in four years at the state 1A girls golf tournament at Pasco's Sun Willows Golf Course Wednesday and Thursday, May 27 and 28.

4 Coupeville players chosen for feeder game | Baseball

  • May 28, 2015 at 9:59AM

The Coupeville High School baseball team will be represented by four players at the district all-star feeder game Wednesday, June 3, at Bellingham's Joe Martin Stadium.

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