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- Nov 1, 2012 at 11:00AM updated Nov 7, 2012 at 10:49AM
When Greenbank resident Anne Hallam called the Island County Elections Office with a problem with her ballot, she was shocked by the instructions they gave her. Hallam had voted, sealed the ballot inside the two envelopes, and signed her name. She then realized she had signed the envelope with her husband’s name typed on it.
- Nov 1, 2012 at 1:02PM
Halloween happenings around Coupeville were full of fun and fright!
- Nov 1, 2012 at 12:13PM
Meridian defeated the Coupeville football team 34-6 in a two-quarter mini-game at Blaine High School Tuesday in a district tournament play-in contest. The loss eliminated the Wolves (2-7) from postseason play, setting up a game Friday or Saturday with Chimacum (4-5) in Port Townsend in a matchup of two teams who did not make the playoffs. The starting time has not been determined. Meridian went 70 yards in 13 plays, converting a fourth down along the way, on the game’s opening possession to go up 7-0.
- Nov 1, 2012 at 11:58AM
“I came to a time in my life when I knew I still had one thing I wanted to do – to reach out to mothers with young children,” said Kristin Lasher, founder of Mother Mentors. “I had a rough time myself when I had young children, so my heart goes out to them,” she said. “I know how alone a mom can feel.”
- Nov 1, 2012 at 12:11PM
In what has chalked up as one of the friendliest races of the year, 10th Legislative District incumbent Norma Smith is defending the Position 1 seat from challenger Aaron Simpson. Smith, R-Clinton, has held the seat since her appointment in late 2007. A former writer and operations manager for a communications firm, Smith’s political achievements include terms on the South Whidbey School Board and six years as special assistant to the late Congressman Jack Metcalf. By comparison, Simpson, a Democrat from Langley, is a political newcomer with no experience in public office.
- Nov 1, 2012 at 12:15PM
Looking for some relief from a tough regular season, the Coupeville High School soccer team didn’t find any in the district tournament, losing 6-0 at Lynden Christian Wednesday, Oct. 24. While Lynden Christian (10-6) dominated the first half, going up 2-0, Coupeville (1-16) came out energized in the second and appeared it might get back into the match, controlling the ball the first 10 minutes.
- Nov 1, 2012 at 11:51AM
The Town of Coupeville is one step closer to building a new street to connect Broadway and North Main. A timeline has not yet been established for the transportation project, and Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard said it could take 20-30 years for the Fourth Street extension to be completed. From downtown Coupeville, Madrona Way to Coveland Street currently provides the most direct connection between Broadway and Main streets. A secondary corridor meanders through residential neighborhoods.
- Nov 1, 2012 at 11:56AM
The circular saw whines as Bill Jones pushes a panel of wood through its blade, neatly cutting it in half. Jones is among about a dozen members of the Central Whidbey Lions Club who have been building a set for an upcoming performance at the Whidbey Playhouse, a community theater in Oak Harbor. The volunteers have put in almost 400 hours on the project, which will be revealed to the public when the theater’s late-November production of “FrUiTCaKeS” hits the stage.
- Nov 1, 2012 at 12:30PM
Recent calls to the Coupeville Marshal’s Office: Monday, Oct. 22 8:15 a.m., a deceased deer was blocking the northbound lane in the 18000 block of SR 20. 12:36 p.m., ongoing problem with neighbor on N Main.
- Nov 1, 2012 at 12:26PM
I think it’s safe to say things are back to normal in Western Washington. The rain gutters are making that old familiar burbling noise and dodging mud puddles is once again a normal part of navigating the byways. I could almost swear I heard a collective sigh rise up from a million slug and snail burrows when the first fat raindrops fell. But maybe it was just the wind revving up for a typical October blast.
- Nov 1, 2012 at 12:20PM
The following are some events happening on Whidbey. Here is your chance to learn a new skill, meet new people or just have fun!
- Nov 1, 2012 at 12:15PM
Coupeville lost more than a pair of matches at the district volleyball tournament at Lynden Christian Saturday. In addition to losing to Nooksack Valley 3-1 (17-25, 23-25, 25-22, 22-25) and Friday Harbor 3-0 (17-25, 23-25, 23-25), Coupeville lost head coach Toni Crebbin, who announced she is stepping down as leader of the program.
- Nov 1, 2012 at 12:07PM
A fundraiser for an injured Coupeville pastor and his family will pit police against firefighters in a battle for supremacy on the basketball court. “We’re bringing the big guns to the game,” laughed Island County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Garden. “I think it’s going to be an all-out war, but I think the cops will come out on top!” Jerry Helm, a Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue firefighter and one of the event organizers, said the rivalry between the two groups is all in fun.
- Nov 1, 2012 at 12:06PM
My vote for Island County Commissioner, District 2, is for Jill Johnson. I have known Jill for over 25 years on the Island and worked with her professionally, personally and served on public committees with her for the City of Oak Harbor. In every aspect of her performance, it was one of proven integrity, motivation and tenacity.
- Nov 1, 2012 at 12:05PM
I got to meet Angie Homola last night and I could see why her opponent has attempted to keep Angie from speaking at certain community forums. Think of a 10,000-piece puzzle with pieces scattered miles apart, some on very hard-to-reach shelves. Angie is so bright, she can keep track of what’s on every single piece, knows where to find it and knows how each piece fits together. Even if the picture on the box has been trampled, she holds the vision of what it can be.
- Nov 1, 2012 at 12:04PM
We are voting for Jill Johnson to be one of Island County’s commissioners. In the short time we have known and worked with Jill, we have concluded she has the necessary skills and qualities we feel the position needs.
- Nov 1, 2012 at 12:03PM
When I arrived in Greenbank as postmaster three and a half years ago, I had zero postmaster experience. My boss gave me an opportunity and took a chance that I would land on my feet with this appointment. I believe I have, and in large part it was due to a very patient and incredibly supportive community.
- Nov 1, 2012 at 12:02PM
Many years ago I ran for the state Legislature from our district and managed, despite being endorsed by two governors and a U.S. Senator, to come in third. Second place went to a Republican from Oak Harbor that Governors Evans and Spellman classified as a “troglodyte.” (Trogs in history were barbarians who lived underground.)
- Nov 1, 2012 at 12:01PM
In response to the recent article The Whidbey Examiner about the financial concerns at the Greenbank Farm (“Accountant resigns from Greenbank Farm post,” Oct. 25), I would hope that specific details will be forthcoming, so that if errors were made, things could be quickly remedied. It is unfortunate that in a contentious political climate, issues become devisive, distorting the larger picture.
- Nov 1, 2012 at 12:00PM
Speaking on behalf of the Greenbank Farm Management Group, I’d like to respond to the article about the Port Of Coupeville’s review panel and concerns about our finances (“Accountant resigns from Greenbank Farm post,” Oct. 25). The letter from Georgia Gardner that is discussed in the article alludes to accounting and tax reporting deficiencies only in the most general and undefined way. For an organization that strives to be effective and transparent, we find this extremely frustrating in that we have no specifics to respond to.
- Oct 30, 2012 at 9:25AM
In the race for the District 10 seat in the state Senate, voters should mark their ballots for Democratic Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen. Haugen, the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, has been an effective representative of her swing district, able to work with interests as diverse as conservative farmers, labor unions and the tribes. In challenging Haugen for her seat in the Senate, Republican Barbara Bailey has made a point of criticizing Haugen’s 30-year tenure in the Legislature.
- Oct 24, 2012 at 12:23PM
Noting concerns about financial statements from Greenbank Farm Management Group, a prominent Whidbey Island accountant resigned as a volunteer examining the operations of the publicly owned farm. Georgia Gardner, a Coupeville accountant who is a former state representative and current Whidbey General Hospital commissioner, resigned in early October after she wrote a letter to the management group’s board of trustees about her concerns.
- Oct 25, 2012 at 8:47AM
Mutts strut their stuff in Bayview on Saturday Oct. 20
- Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM
Senior Night was a happy night for the Coupeville volleyball team as the Wolves eked out a 3-2 win over visiting Granite Falls Thursday, Oct. 18. The win helped ease some of the sting of a 3-1 loss at Archbishop Murphy Tuesday, Oct. 16.
- Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM
The Coupeville High School soccer team began district tournament play yesterday, hoping to wash away some of the tough times from the regular season.
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