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Price Johnson named board chairwoman

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 9:00PM

Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson will serve as the board’s chairwoman in 2015.

Wedding Tour shows off island’s offerings

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 12:33PM

A wedding planner, photographer, florist and a host of other industry vendors and support businesses will have some extra work this winter thanks to the second annual Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour this past weekend.

Ancient bones can tell quite the story | Rock Doc

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 8:00PM

His teeth had no cavities, but they were heavily worn. He was about my height — some 5 feet 7 inches tall. He wasn’t petite, likely weighing around 160 pounds. Well before his death, he broke six of his ribs. Five of them never healed, but he kept going nevertheless.

Golf cart zones headed for county approval

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 7:00PM

Island County may soon join Coupeville and other communities across the state in allowing golf carts on public roads.

Coupeville receives county lodging tax funds

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Coupeville Chamber of Commerce and other town organizations have received more than $50,000 total in lodging tax grants.

Caller reports an injured deer |Blotter

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 3:00PM

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

County commissioners race appears headed for recount

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 2:00PM

A last-minute count of ballots from Camano Island may not be enough for commissioner candidate Karla Jacks.

Transit opens doors to meet director candidates

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 12:12PM

The community will get a chance to meet candidates for the interim director position for Island Transit Friday.

2015 budget available for public review

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 2:00PM

The 2015 Coupeville town draft budget reflects an increase in staffing for the planning department, something Mayor Nancy Conard says she thinks residents will appreciate.

District explores levy: Facilities plan includes athletic improvements

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

Aging and inadequate facilities were the focus of Coupeville Schools Superintendent Jim Shank’s State of the Schools address last week.

Veterans honored in Tuesday ceremony | Slideshow

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 5:15PM

Representatives from various branches of the military gathered Tuesday at the Island County Courthouse to honor veterans.

Bayne's big game sends Maggio out with win | Football

  • Nov 8, 2014 at 10:41AM

It was a going away party for coach Tony Maggio, and Josh Bayne and his Coupeville High School football teammates made sure it was an eventful bash.

Showtime for troupe

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Nov 7, 2014 at 1:28PM

It’s five nights before the first play of the school year for Coupeville High School’s drama club and Taryn Ludwig has the giggles.

Hannold increases his lead in latest count

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 6:06PM

North Whidbey resident Rick Hannold moved further ahead of his opponent for Island County commissioner in the latest count. The Island County Auditor's Office posted the second count of ballots from the general election this afternoon.

Keep it charming, historic, genuine | Rockin' A Hard Place

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 11:00PM

I just spent 17 days crossing something amazing off my bucket list. In September, I cruised the Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers on a luxury boat with 160 other bedazzled tourists through six countries, past countless castles, innumerable cathedrals and more cobblestones than there are stars in heaven.

Winter doesn’t mean your begonias are gone forever | Sowin n' the trowel

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 5:11PM

Just because your hostas are starting to look about as attractive as cattle silage, don’t despair. Their roots will do just fine in our northern winters, and they’ll come back bigger and better than ever in the spring.

Bob Clay must go from transit board | Letter

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 10:00PM

Editor, I am probably one of a few Island Transit users speaking up. As such, I stand with Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley in his efforts to at the least get Island Transit an advertising contract and get new Island Transit board members who will take their responsibilities seriously.

Need to clarify transit’s reasoning on payout | Letter

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 9:00PM

Editor, Recent discussion of Island Transit finances confuses the State Audit Report with the separation agreement for the previous executive director.

Thanks for supporting Gifts from the Heart | Letter

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 5:07PM

Editor, It was a cold and stormy morning. It was raining sideways. The race course was muddy and slick. But none of that stopped nine fabulous teams from coming out to the seventh annual Harvest Fest Relay Races.

Couple hopes to fill sweet niche

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 8:00PM

A new business on Front Street is hoping to satisfy downtown’s sweet tooth.

Marshal responds to ‘biting’ threat | Blotter

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 7:00PM

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

Booster club crab feed Nov. 14

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 5:04PM

The Coupeville Booster Club will once again be serving up piles of crab in support of middle and high school athletics.

Transit audit leads to criminal inquiry

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 5:01PM

Coupeville Councilman Bob Clay said he was very surprised by the news of a criminal investigation based on the audit of Island Transit.

Republicans take lead in early elections results

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 9:16PM

It appears from the first count of ballots Tuesday night that the Republican momentum nationwide was felt in Island County.

Shank to discuss need for facilities improvement, possible levy coming

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Nov 3, 2014 at 9:39AM

Next week Coupeville schools superintendent Jim Shank will discuss the State of the Schools with a specific emphasis on facilities improvement.

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