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Thanks for another great water festival | Letter

  • May 21, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, The 23rd Penn Cove Water Festival is now history and the board is already looking to next year’s event on May 16, 2015.

Tales from the cemetery tour

  • May 21, 2014 at 10:00PM

The granite grave marker of one of Whidbey Island’s most influential early pioneers rests in a family plot surrounded by a white picket fence and fir trees. It seems only fitting that in this section of Sunnyside Cemetery reserved for early settlers, Isaac Ebey’s remains are interred not far from an overlook that provides a sweeping view of the prairie that bears his name.

Greenbank Farm to host dog training event Saturday

  • May 21, 2014 at 2:50PM

Greenbank Farm is one of the many places on Whidbey Island that offer the opportunity for dogs to walk off-leash, but it also invites people to walk without dogs to explore all the farm has to offer.

Memorial Day Parade Saturday in Coupeville

  • May 21, 2014 at 2:50PM

Whidbey Island residents will gather in Coupeville Saturday to celebrate and honor those who have served in the military. Coupeville’s annual Memorial Day Parade starts 11 a.m. on South Main Street and ends at Coupeville Town Park.

Filing Week ends with termination

  • May 21, 2014 at 2:49PM

The election season started out with a bang. Wanda Grone, the Island County chief deputy treasurer, filed to run against her boss and was promptly fired last week.

Discussions halted on harbor tours at the wharf

  • May 21, 2014 at 9:00PM

A Coupeville man’s ambition to start a harbor tour business out of the town’s wharf hit a snag. Patrick Kelly proposed starting Heavenly Harbor Tours and began negotiating with the Port of Coupeville early this year. After back and forth discussions, the commissioners are no longer responding to his requests to come to a lease agreement, Kelly claims.

Plate to state: Coupeville boys overcome tough season to move deep into playoffs

  • May 21, 2014 at 2:47PM

State championship. That was the goal of the Coupeville High School baseball team as it approached its first game in mid-March.

Coupeville advances to tri-district | Softball

  • May 18, 2014 at 9:00AM updated May 21, 2014 at 9:45AM

At tri-district, Coupeville will play the No. 3 seed out of District 3 at noon Saturday, May 24 That's exactly what the Coupeville High School softball team did, placing fourth in the district 1A playoffs, thus earning a berth in the tri-district tournament which will also be played at Sedro-Woolley's Janiki Playfields.

Wolves earn trip to state playoffs | Baseball

  • May 17, 2014 at 8:00PM updated May 19, 2014 at 9:58AM

At the beginning of the season, the seniors on the Coupeville High School baseball team said, without hesitation, they would win the state 1A championship this spring. That prediction appeared shaky when the Wolves struggled through the regular season. The pledge, however, earned more merit when the Wolves won twice in the tri-district playoffs Saturday, May 17, to qualify for the state tournament.

Wolves win 1 of 2 at district | Softball

  • May 17, 2014 at 7:00AM updated May 19, 2014 at 9:57AM

After splitting its first two games in the 1A district softball tournament in Sedro-Woolley Friday, May 16, Coupeville High School will need to win one of its two games Saturday to claim a berth in the next round of the playoffs.

5 qualify for district meet | Track

  • May 19, 2014 at 9:54AM

Four girls and one boy from the Coupeville High School track team placed in the top five at the district 1A meet at Lynden Christian High School Friday, May 16, and qualified for the tri-district meet.

Hanigan, doubles team each finish 4th at district | Tennis

  • May 19, 2014 at 9:21AM

The Coupeville tennis team picked up two fourth-place finishes in the district tournament last week.

Fields earns spot in tri-district | Girls golf

  • May 19, 2014 at 8:18AM

Coupeville High School golfer Christine Fields overcame a rough first nine holes at the District 1A Girls Golf Tournament at the North Bellingham Golf and Country Club Thursday, May 15, to qualify for the tri-district tournament.

Bicyclist hit by pickup airlifted to Harborview

  • May 18, 2014 at 5:51AM

An Oak Harbor woman was airlifted Saturday evening to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after she was struck ...

Coupeville Lions offer swim lesson scholarships

  • May 14, 2014 at 11:00PM updated May 16, 2014 at 11:57AM

After more than 50 years of Coupeville Lions running swim lessons each summer, the club has decided to change things around. The club will no longer fit all the swimming lessons into a two-week period this summer at Camp Casey, but will partner with the facility to offer five two-week sessions.

Mowing the grass: a spiritual experience | Rockin' a Hard Place

  • May 14, 2014 at 11:00PM updated May 16, 2014 at 11:54AM

I just mowed our grass for the fifth or sixth time so far this year, repeating a routine that will extend until at least late October. By the time the season is over, I will have mowed our piece of paradise 50 times or more. Mowing is a holy ritual here on the Rock. It defines a covenant between we mortals and whatever causes the grass to grow.

Stone sets 200 record at district prelims | Track

  • May 15, 2014 at 1:00PM

Taking part in the first day of the 1A District Track Championship at Lynden Christian High School Wednesday, May 14, Coupeville qualified several athletes for the finals at 5 p.m. Friday, May 16, and Makana Stone lowered her school 200 record.

3 Wolves advance to 2nd day of district | Tennis

  • May 15, 2014 at 9:35AM

Coupeville High School singles player Allie Hanigan and the doubles duo of Wynter Thorne and Jacki Ginnings are still alive for a tri-district berth after the first day of the District 1A Tennis Tournament at South Whidbey High School Tuesday, May 13.

Coupeville heads into district play | Softball

  • May 15, 2014 at 8:49AM

After dropping its final regular season game 14-4 in five innings at Granite Falls Tuesday, May 13, the Coupeville High School softball team can now turn its attention to the District 1A Tournament at Janiki Fields in Sedro-Woolley this weekend.

Proud of those who support foster care | Letter

  • May 14, 2014 at 8:00PM

Editor, It is no surprise that May is the month that is chosen as National Foster Care Appreciation Month. By May, we are well into springtime - the season that embodies the promise of life renewed.

Kudos to agencies responding to new public records training legislation | Editorial

  • May 14, 2014 at 8:00PM

Agencies in Central Whidbey seem to be getting on the Open Public Meetings Act training bandwagon. And the newspaper couldn’t be more pleased. The concern about agencies following the state law came to light last month after the Coupeville School Board handled its appointment of a vacant seat in a way that could violate the law.

Deep Sea owner fined $301,000

  • May 14, 2014 at 11:00PM

The state Department of Ecology levied a $301,000 fine against the man whose crab boat caught fire and sank in Penn Cove in 2012, causing an oil spill that temporarily shut down nearby Penn Cove Shellfish. It’s just the latest bad news for Rory Westmoreland, a 51-year-old scrap-metal dealer with a history of running afoul of environmental rules, according to the Department of Ecology.

Woman tries to kill bedbugs in car | Marshal's blotter

  • May 14, 2014 at 10:00PM

The Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office responded to the following calls: Monday, May 5 5:48 p.m., a caller at South Main Street and State Highway 20 reported a dead deer blocking the road. Tuesday, May 6 5:18 p.m., a caller reported a car parked at Northeast Front Street and North Main Street with a dog locked inside and all the windows rolled up.

Five submit for Coupeville principal position

  • May 14, 2014 at 10:00PM

Candidates are lining up in hopes of becoming the next principal of Coupeville middle and high school. Superintendent Jim Shank said Monday that there are five applicants already for the position.

Water Festival makes a splash | Slideshow

  • May 14, 2014 at 2:34PM

One-year-old Delaney Hodges of Oak Harbor toddled up and down Front Street in her yellow outfit as her parents kept a close eye on her Saturday afternoon.

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