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- Feb 14, 2014 at 2:58PM
Whidbey Camano Land Trust will continue to accept Navy money to acquire land within Ebey’s Reserve, despite a request from jet noise opponents to suspend the relationship.
- Feb 14, 2014 at 2:57PM
Central Whidbey voters gave Coupeville schools two thumbs up Tuesday.
- Feb 14, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 1:04PM
Julia Myers was the last of a series of heroes that saved the day – and the season – for another night. Myers dropped in a free throw with 9.9 seconds left to help the Coupeville High School girls basketball team defeat visiting Meridian 42-41 in a district tournament, loser-out game Thursday, Feb. 13.
- Feb 12, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 11:07AM
The Coupeville High School girls basketball team scored the first basket of the second half to take its first lead of the game but would score only once more in the decisive third quarter and lose 56-46 to Mount Baker Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Deming in the first round of the district tournament.
- Feb 11, 2014 at 8:26PM
Two levies proposed by Coupeville School District are each passing tonight with more than 60 percent of the vote.
- Feb 10, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Feb 11, 2014 at 9:55AM
After splitting its final two regular season games, it's on to the playoffs for the Coupeville High School girls basketball team.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 4:25PM
A deputy with the Coupeville Marshal’s Office was arrested Friday in connection with a 2007 incident in which he allegedly handcuffed his former girlfriend on the side of a dark road during a fight, according to an Oak Harbor police report. Hodges Gowdey III, a well-known and longtime deputy marshal, appeared in Island County Superior Court Friday afternoon, shackled and dressed in an orange jail outfit.
- Feb 10, 2014 at 10:00AM
Kimberly Jaderholm remembers well that first raspberry harvest five years ago at Mile Post 19 Farm near Coupeville. A former Nordstrom vice president and lifelong city dweller, she and her husband Jerry, a computer leasing executive, had chucked their stress-filled, fast-paced lives to become farmers on Central Whidbey. “I became a pioneer woman!” she recalls. “That first summer, after picking berries, I brought home all the dirty linen and hundreds of plastic picking bins to wash. I thought, ‘I’ve gone from Nordstrom and business meetings and hosiery and makeup to this.’”
- Feb 9, 2014 at 9:00AM
The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to complete a term on the Island County Planning Commission as Commissioner District 2 (which encompasses all of the greater Oak Harbor area). The term will run until Jan. 2, 2015. Members must reside in the district appointed to represent. The Board of County Commissioners appoints commission members to four-year terms, which may be renewed by mutual agreement.
- Feb 8, 2014 at 10:00AM
Sound Physicians, based in Tacoma, has agreed to provide hospitalist services to Whidbey General Hospital beginning Feb. 5. Traditionally, hospital patients are seen by their personal physician, frequently at night. Today in many hospitals including Whidbey General, these patients are treated by hospitalists, who are available around the clock and who specialize in hospital care. Hospitalists work with physicians in the community to ensure continuity of care after patients leave the hospital.
- Feb 8, 2014 at 9:00AM
Next week voters are being asked to renew two existing levies in the Coupeville School District. One levy covers the district’s maintenance and operations, which brings in $2.24 million each year for four years. Those levy dollars help pay for vital needs in the district such as teacher salaries, para-educators, a school nurse, library services, transportation and instructional materials. The other levy is a technology levy brings in $300,000 each year and provides funds to keep technology up-to-date, an important investment in society today.
- Feb 10, 2014 at 10:00AM
During a tearful ceremony Thursday afternoon, seven fifth-graders were honored for their efforts raising money for a parent who’s battling cancer. The Coupeville Elementary School students, who participate in a breast cancer club formed this school year, spent part of last fall collecting money to support Heather Ausman, who is fighting stage four breast cancer.
- Feb 9, 2014 at 10:00AM
Whidbey General Hospital’s expansion has taken a step forward. The hospital’s board of commissioners approved an agreement in January with Marc Estvold to manage the project. Voters approved a $50-million bond in November.
- Feb 8, 2014 at 10:00AM
Thanks to the help of a few handy students, the gun emplacements at Fort Casey State Park are getting new equipment that will add to the historical feel of the park. Coupeville High School seniors in the woodworking class spent part of their school year making equipment that was used around the large, 10-inch guns on display. Visitors to the state park will notice the two guns, one in a firing position and one in a resting position. The students are building powder canisters, a time-and-range table along with a rammer head and a sponge head that were used in the gun barrels.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 1:20PM
Coupeville Town Council approved an interlocal agreement with the Island County Sheriff’s Office last week for law enforcement services. The contract starts March 1. A motion to approve the agreement was passed by all council members with the exception of Molly Hughes, who was absent from the meeting.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 11:27AM
A halftime lead soon evaporated in the third quarter and the Coupeville High School boys basketball team closed out the season with a 76-54 loss at Granite Falls Thursday, Feb. 6.
- Feb 6, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 11:40AM
Coupeville High School girls basketball coach David King liked just about everything he saw on the court from his team at Archbishop Murphy Tuesday, Feb. 4. However, when he looked up at the scoreboard, the lights revealed a 50-48 win for the Wildcats.
- Feb 6, 2014 at 10:14AM
Archbishop Murphy's full-court press helped the Wildcats pick up points in transition in a 78-50 win over the host Coupeville High School boys basketball team Tuesday, Feb. 4.
- Feb 3, 2014 at 2:45PM
Benye Weber worked through many changes during her 12 years serving on the Port of Coupeville’s publicly elected board.
- Feb 3, 2014 at 2:33PM
A family cat woke its owners when a fire sparked in an attic last week. At 3:08 a.m., Jan. 24, Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue responded to a reported residential fire in the 900 block of Gainsborough Road in Crockett Lake Estates.
- Feb 3, 2014 at 2:30PM
Homeowners still living near the massive landslide area in Ledgewood are wary as more pieces of the bluff continue to slough off.
- Feb 3, 2014 at 2:28PM
Coupeville School District has two proposals on the Feb. 11 ballot. The first request is for renewal of the maintenance and operations levy, which will bring in $2.24 million each year for four years.
- Feb 3, 2014 at 11:39AM
Basketball is a complicated game, but sometimes the reason for a win or loss can be pinned on one variable. The Coupeville High School girls basketball team need look no further than the free throw line to zero in on the primary factor in its 42-39 loss to visiting Sultan Friday, Jan. 31.
- Feb 3, 2014 at 11:36AM
Three solid quarters can't always erase one weak one. The Coupeville High School boys basketball team found that out at Sultan Friday, Jan. 31, losing 79-67.
- Jan 27, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Feb 3, 2014 at 7:56AM
Whidbey lost a masterpiece this week. Coupeville’s Roger Purdue, a popular artist, educator and pilot, died early Sunday morning from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.
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