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Big run carries Meridian by Wolves | Boys basketball

  • Dec 2, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 11:20AM

A 29-3 run that spanned the second and third quarters lifted Meridian to a 68-35 win over host Coupeville High School in the boys basketball opener for both schools.

Winter prep preview | Boys basketball

  • Dec 1, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Dec 2, 2014 at 11:20AM

They paid their dues, now it is time to collect. The Coupeville High School boys basketball team struggled to pick up wins the past three seasons. Young players were forced into varsity action before they were ready because of the lack of talent among the older players, and the results were predictable.

Winter prep preview | Girls basketball

  • Dec 1, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Dec 2, 2014 at 11:19AM

Youth is no longer a concern for the Coupeville High School girls basketball team.

Winter prep preview | Coupeville cheer

  • Dec 1, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Dec 2, 2014 at 8:32AM

Looking ahead to the winter season, Coupeville High School cheer coach Cheridan Eck said, "We may have a smaller team but we will pack a big punch."

Former town councilman doing ‘great’ after brain surgery

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 3:35PM

There are two things Larry Cort’s friends, colleagues and admirers need to know. First, the former Coupeville councilman and planning director made it through brain surgery last Wednesday with flying colors.

‘Tis the season to give great gardening gifts | Sowin 'n' the trowel

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 8:00PM

Some people put their gardens to bed in the fall and turn their minds to other pursuits till spring. Others may use their downtime in the dreary months to pour through seed catalogues and plot and plan next year’s garden.

Think about securing firearms this Christmas | Letter

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Buy a dad or loved one a gun safe for Christmas. I waited in the aftermath of the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting to write this letter so as to not jump on the emotional bandwagon.

Has been a privilege to serve as treasurer | Letter

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, I would like to thank you for the faith and support you have bestowed upon me as I served as your Island County treasurer. Though I was not successful in my bid to continue to serve you, I have no regrets.

It’s hard to fit 20 years into one article | Opinion

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 9:00PM

In 20 years, Lyla and Phil Snover have not only created a lot of snowmen, but a lot of memories.

There are plenty of pets who need a holiday home

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 8:00PM

The holidays are busy for many people, but this time of year can also be hard for animals, especially ones that are newly joining a family.

CHS food drive extended to Dec. 5

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 7:00PM

Coupeville High School students last week loaded thousands of items of food collected for Gifts From the Heart food bank. The annual school food drive is the food bank’s largest food drive of the year, said Molly Hughes, food bank president. They have already collected more than 2,500 items during the three-week drive and have decided to extend their food drive to Dec. 5.

Hearts & Hammers seeking applications

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 6:00PM

Homeowners with limited resources and are unable to do necessary work on their home are in luck. Central Whidbey Hearts & Hammers is seeking applications for its workday blitz on Saturday, May 2.

Youth regatta sailing into Coupeville April 24-26

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 5:00PM

Coupeville Wharf will play host to 150 youth sailors during an interscholastic sailing competition in April.

Annual Gingerbread Workshop Saturday at Masonic Lodge

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 3:00PM

Families have the chance to break out of their turkey-induced comas Thanksgiving weekend and spend some family time being creative.

Making snowpeople

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 2:00PM

For 20 years, Lyla and Phil Snover have cultivated and cared for Coupeville’s treasured winter guests.

Fall high school athletes receive letters, awards

  • Nov 27, 2014 at 7:00AM

The Coupeville High School athletic teams wrapped up the fall season by presenting letters and special awards.

Coupeville grads compete in college athletics

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 10:35AM

Tyler King earned All-American cross country honors while helping the University of Washington place 20th in the NCAA Division I championship meet Nov. 22 in Terre Haute, Ind.

Seattle Mariners named 2014 recipient of the commissioner's award for philanthropic excellence

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 8:52AM

Major League Baseball and Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig have named the Seattle Mariners as the 2014 recipient of the Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence, it was announced today at the MLB Owners Meetings in Kansas City.

Maggio steps down as Coupeville coach | Football

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 7:59AM

Though Coupeville High School football coach Tony Maggio resigned last week after three years directing the program, he won’t disappear from the Central Whidbey athletic scene.

Senior back runs away with MVP honors | Football

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 7:57AM

Josh Bayne caught the attention of his Olympic League opponents this season, now he hopes to get the attention of a few college coaches.

Transit’s interim director choice comes with controversial past

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 12:53PM

Mired in financial problems and on the heels of a scathing state audit, Island Transit officials are looking at a new interim director with controversial baggage of his own.

Voter turnout reflects generation’s laziness | Letter

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 8:00PM

Editor, This election has been just plain disgusting. Not because of who won or lost, but because of what did not happen. Two-thirds of the people in this country who are eligible to vote did not vote.

Now is also the time to thank adoptive parents | Letter

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 1:24PM

Editor, It is fitting that this season of Thanksgiving is also the season to give thanks to the adoptive parents and families who grace our communities.

There’s a lot to be thankful for living in a small town | Opinion

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 10:00PM

There’s a lot to be thankful for when you live in such a beautiful place as Whidbey Island. And there’s even more reason to be thankful when you live in such a unique community like Coupeville.

Caller reports dead seagull tied to wharf dock | Blotter

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 3:00PM

The Coupeville Marshal’s Office responded to the following calls:

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