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Central Whidbey fire safety week winners take a ride

  • Jan 26, 2013 at 1:00PM

The firefighting crew at Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue grew by three last week — temporarily, at least. The winners of the annual Fire Safety Week drawing contest — fourth-grader Mimi Rose, second-grader Mason Peabody and kindergartener David Somes — got a VIP ride from Coupeville Elementary School to the station on a fire truck, where they were given a tour of the station and treated to a lunch of pizza, fruit and ice cream.

Food drive offers Coupeville students lesson in community service

  • Jan 25, 2013 at 1:00PM

Members of the Coupeville Elementary Leadership Club have had a great lesson in community service. The group helped organize a food drive in December for Gifts From the Heart Food Bank. This was the second year the fourth-and fifth- graders, who belong to the leadership club, took on the community service project. According to club supervisor and Coupeville Elementary teacher Jon Gabelein, students nearly doubled the amount of food collected last year and surpassed their goal for this year. “They did so well, they almost doubled the goal,” he said. “They collected 1,813 items this year. The goal was 1,500 for the school. Last year they collected 1,041 items.”

Letter: We need to find other options for OLF flights

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

There have been two recent articles related to the Outlying Field in Coupeville, each attesting to the urgency of the need to continue the important pilot training that takes place there. There seems to be an underlying message, in these articles, that people may not acknowledge, understand, or care, just how essential this training is.

Letter: Grateful Outlying Field provides practice space

  • Jan 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

I know that some of you are upset by the noise of the planes flying, landing and taking off from the Outlying Field, whether they are Growlers or Prowlers, it matters not. When I heard the sound last week on a beautiful, sunny day, I was reminded of another sunny day not too many years ago.

Letter: Ready to protect self from loose dogs

  • Jan 26, 2013 at 9:00AM

As an avid hiker and mountain biker I have been accosted too many times recently at our state parks by aggressive dogs not on their leash. Please be aware that I will be carrying bear spray at all times and will not hesitate to use it against aggressive dogs.

Meeting clarifies new Island Transit antenna questions

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 10:00AM

About a dozen or so neighbors living near Island Transit in Central Whidbey came to a meeting with questions about an antenna officials want to install as part of its new headquarters. Island Transit officials want to install a 40-foot antenna behind the agency’s new maintenance facility. The new antenna will help improve communications with the transit system’s buses, and improve communications between emergency services.

Bayview Market now taking applications

  • Jan 25, 2013 at 12:00PM

Vendor applications for the 2013 Bayview Farmers Market are now available online at the market website, www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com. The opening bell for the island’s biggest farmers market will ring at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27.

Pizza delivery ends in ditch | Coupeville Scanner

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 10:00AM

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Island County commissioner addresses her critics

  • Jan 24, 2013 at 10:00AM

Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson doesn’t like bullies and she isn’t going to be blindly loyal to her political party. If that hadn’t already been made clear by her record during her first two weeks in office, the freshman Republican commissioner dispelled any misconceptions about how she plans to approach her job, and deal with harsh criticism from fellow party members, during an Old Goats-Fully Informed Voters luncheon on South Whidbey this past Friday.

The Northwest Navigator to cease publication

  • Jan 21, 2013 at 8:51AM

The Northwest Navigator will print its final weekly edition on March 29, 2013. After that final edition, there will no longer be an official or authorized Navy print newspaper for Commander, Navy Region Northwest, or our Installations: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Naval Station Everett, Naval Base Kitsap and Naval Magazine Indian Island. The Northwest Navigator consistently won numerous top awards for production and reporting, and has helped tell the Navy story to tens of thousands of Sailors, family members, retirees, veterans and community members around the Region and around the world. The decision to stop publication was made as a Navy-wide cost-savings measure.

A fond farewell to a great community | Editorial

  • Jan 19, 2013 at 10:00AM

This is my last editorial as the editor and publisher of The Whidbey Examiner, Coupeville and Central Whidbey’s hometown newspaper. I’m returning to the field of public relations, having recently accepted a position at the Washington Department of Revenue in Olympia. It’s going to be hard to leave the newspaper – and the many friends I’ve made – here in Coupeville. But for me, it’s time for a new challenge.

Book looks at Coupeville through children’s eyes

  • Jan 19, 2013 at 9:00AM

Kids have a unique way of looking at things. Some of their perspective has been captured in a new book, “Coupeville: Through the Eyes of its Children,” a collection of photographs taken by children of the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club. The project was the brainchild of Coupeville Boys and Girls Club Program Director Jo-Ellen Fischbach and was made possible by a grant from the Coupeville Festival Association. Fischbach said this was a great project for Coupeville kids to get involved with.

Coupeville's Prairie Center removes pumps

  • Jan 20, 2013 at 10:00AM

All things must eventually come to an end and this week it was Prairie Center Red Apple’s old gas pumps. That chapter in the town’s history was literally sealed Tuesday with a blurp and gurgle as workers topped off the store’s three underground gas tanks with concrete. “We just couldn’t be competitive,” said Ken Hofkamp, the store’s owner for the past 40 years.

Whidbey Island Farm Tour seeking participants

  • Jan 19, 2013 at 12:00PM

Planning is underway for the eighth annual Whidbey Island Farm Tour, set to take place Sept. 21 and 22. Dedicated to continuing community support of our island agri-businesses, the Farm Tour highlights a diversity of farms across the island.

Man irate about transit system harasses dispatcher | Coupeville blotter

  • Jan 20, 2013 at 10:00AM

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Merwine to fill Coupeville School Board vacancy

  • Jan 19, 2013 at 10:00AM

Members of the Coupeville School Board of Directors have appointed Glenda Merwine to fill the seat vacated last December by longtime school board member Carol Bishop. Merwine is a familiar face to many, having served as the principal of Coupeville Elementary School and as the Director of Student Learning for the Coupeville School District. She has spent her career in public education and told board members during a brief interview at Monday evening’s board meeting that she would relish a spot on the board.

Coupeville hires Kwarsick back for consulting services

  • Jan 18, 2013 at 10:00AM

Larry Kwarsick has pleaded guilty to falsifying city records in Langley and will spend two weeks in jail next month for the crime, but he still has a job in Coupeville and will be earning $50 an hour. On Tuesday, the Coupeville Town Council agreed to terminate Kwarsick’s existing contract as town planner, an action he requested last month, but then agreed to rehire him to provide interim consulting services while officials search for a permanent replacement.

Coupeville regular takes over Mad Crab ownership

  • Jan 17, 2013 at 12:50PM

A building on Coupeville’s Front Street with nearly 150 years of history is about to begin a new chapter. In a deal closed late last year, Seattle businessman-turned-property-investor Thom Kroon purchased the John Robertson Building from Fairway America, LLC., a hard-money group based out of Portland, Ore.

Hearts and Hammers seeks projects

  • Jan 10, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Jan 14, 2013 at 7:13PM

Cathie Estes lives alone. She’s 68-years-old, legally blind and in a wheel chair. Life isn’t easy for her. Everyday things, from getting a midnight snack to simply reading mail, are real challenges.

Deep Sea fire was arson, investigation concludes

  • Jan 10, 2013 at 12:00PM updated Jan 14, 2013 at 7:07PM

The fire that preceded the sinking of the Deep Sea crab boat in Penn Cove last spring has been determined to be the result of arson, according to a report released by the state Department of Natural Resources today.

Nightmare ends with Wolves' win

  • Jan 14, 2013 at 3:48PM

It's over.The Coupeville High School boys basketball team defeated host Mount Vernon Christian 51-41 Saturday, Jan. 12, to erase a 33-game losing steak. The last game of the streak came a night earlier when the Wolves lost to Cedarcrest 71-28 in Duvall.

Onetime news intern returns to Whidbey as publisher

  • Jan 11, 2013 at 11:53AM

Sound Publishing has named Keven R. Graves executive editor and publisher for the Whidbey Newspaper Group, which includes The Whidbey News-Times, the Whidbey Examiner and the South Whidbey Record, as well as the Crosswind, a monthly veterans publication. Graves is succeeding Kasia Pierzga in the role. Pierzga has accepted a public relations position with the Washington Department of Revenue in Olympia.

3rd-quarter struggles continue for CHS boys basketball team

  • Jan 10, 2013 at 3:39PM

Once again the Coupeville High School boys basketball team played a strong first quarter, but once again it wasn’t sufficient to secure a win as the Wolves fell 72-46 to visiting Granite Falls Friday, Jan. 4. Coupeville trailed by only three, 17-14, after the first quarter and was still in it at halftime, down 35-24.

Coupeville girls rally for victory

  • Jan 10, 2013 at 3:38PM

Second-half adjustments helped the Coupeville High School girls basketball team to a 39-33 win at Granite Falls Friday. Coupeville, trailing 21-14 at the break, “heard loud and clear” the halftime message from coach David King. The Wolves made adjustments in attitude, effort and execution in the second half, King said, and the result was the Cascade Conference win.

Encounters with snakes, lizards connect kids with nature

  • Jan 10, 2013 at 3:36PM

As Dave Coleburn from Predators of the Heart wheeled cages and more cages into Coupeville Library Friday, the meeting room filled with children wiggling with excitement to see what was inside. The library program Animal Encounters promised snakes, a skunk and other scaled and furry creatures, but the families were in for a surprise.

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