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Santa visits Central Whidbey aboard lighted fire truck

  • Dec 6, 2012 at 10:00AM

Santa and his helpers are touring Central Whidbey this month aboard a decorated fire truck, delivering candy canes and fire-safety information to local residents.

Two vie for Coupeville School Board seat

  • Dec 6, 2012 at 10:00AM

Members of the Coupeville School District Board of Directors were faced with a tough decision last week: who to choose as the student board member to serve for the next year. Two well-qualified applicants submitted cover letters, resumes and several letters of recommendation from staff and faculty members. They faced board members for a public job interview.

Thumbs up on ferry reservations

  • Dec 8, 2012 at 10:00AM

The Washington State Ferries’ vehicle reservation system is working as officials had hoped, decreasing traffic backups and dramatically dropping the rate of reservation “no-shows.” “Our main goal (with the reservation system) was to spread out the demand so we could manage more customers overall,” said Brian Churchwell, Vehicle Reservation System deputy program manager. “And the system caught on right away,” he continued. “With us offering 50 to 60 percent reservation availability this summer, all our reservation spaces filled up.”

Coupeville approves tight 2013 budget

  • Dec 6, 2012 at 10:00AM

Times are still tough and with uncertainty about state funding next year, town staff are going to have to forego an immediate pay raise in 2013, the Coupeville Town Council decided last week. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, the five-member council unanimously approved the 2013 budget in a 4-0 decision. Councilwoman Dianne Binder was the only person not to vote as she was out of town on a pre-excused absence. As noted by Mayor Nancy Conard, the $5.8 million budget is largely “status quo” as it’s only slightly larger than the $5.7 million plan that was adopted this time last year for 2012.

Don't forget about the Snowman Art Contest

  • Dec 3, 2012 at 4:54PM

The snowman drawing ran in the Nov. 29 issue of the Examiner. You can either tear that out and decorate it, or you can print out a copy of the drawing from our website, The best entries will win some SWEET prizes!!!

Greening of Coupeville a unique event

  • Nov 29, 2012 at 1:00PM updated at 4:15PM

“We all know Coupeville is a very unique and special place and the Greening of Coupeville events make it even more so,” said Lynda Eccles, executive director of the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce. As in years past, a cheerful atmosphere will greet those who venture downtown for the two-day celebration that begins with a concert on Friday, Nov. 30 and wraps up with the annual Christmas parade and holiday tree lighting the evening of Saturday, Dec. 1.

CHS grads continue athletic careers in college

  • Nov 29, 2012 at 1:31PM

Several Coupeville High School graduates continued their athletic efforts on the collegiate stage this fall. Kyle King, a transfer from Eastern Washington University, wrapped up his college cross-country career at the University of Oklahoma where he placed 36th in the Big 12 championship meet Oct. 27. His top finish was 15th at the Virginia Invitational Sept. 22.

Problem stems with hospital, not doctor

  • Nov 29, 2012 at 1:30PM

This is in reference to your article “Former ER director stripped of privileges,” (Examiner, Nov. 21). Whidbey Island Public Hospital District hired Dr. Mark Borden to be the director of the emergency department. The hospital obviously felt Dr. Borden to be a highly qualified and competent doctor specializing in emergency care or the hospital would not have hired him.

Senior Spotlight: Pelant strives to excel in school and soccer

  • Nov 30, 2012 at 1:00PM

Coupeville High School senior Luke Pelant knows what he wants to do with his life but hasn’t yet settled on where he’ll learn the skills for his dream career. Pelant, 18, wants to be a forensic engineer. A person in that profession visits crime or accident scenes and reconstructs what happened, then provides that professional expertise in court cases.

Bishop resigns from school board postion

  • Nov 29, 2012 at 1:23PM

The Coupeville School Board will be looking to fill a vacancy in January. At Monday’s board meeting at Coupeville Elementary School, board president Kathleen Anderson read a letter from at-large board member Carol Bishop, who submitted her resignation effective Dec. 15.

Thrailkill named parade grand marshal

  • Nov 29, 2012 at 1:23PM

For the first time ever, Coupeville’s annual Christmas parade will have a grand marshal when it rolls down Main Street at 4 p.m. Saturday. While some argue the annual event just seems to magically come together each year, most understand it takes more than holiday magic to pull it off. Because of that, the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce – which is in charge of the Christmas parade now – has chosen longtime parade organizer Carol Thrailkill as the event’s first grand marshal.

Town approves curbside recycling

  • Nov 29, 2012 at 1:22PM

Mandatory curbside recycling was ushered into Coupeville Tuesday to the tune of “yeahs” and clapping from town council members.

Masked man robs Clinton bank, may have called in 911 ruse

  • Nov 28, 2012 at 8:00PM updated Nov 29, 2012 at 9:44AM

Deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank in Clinton that occurred just before closing today.

Power outage shuts down Coupeville

  • Nov 28, 2012 at 10:04AM

About 2,700 Puget Sound Energy customers around Coupeville lost power for about an hour Wednesday morning.

Jill Hein: artist, advocate

  • Nov 22, 2012 at 8:00AM updated Nov 23, 2012 at 8:04AM

JillHein collects wildlife. She does not mount their heads on her walls, or display their stuffed bodies in cases. Rather, she captures their images in photographs.

Habitat introduces preservation program

  • Nov 22, 2012 at 8:00AM updated Nov 23, 2012 at 8:04AM

Amid the houses built with the help of Habitat for Humanity, work is underway to help current homeowners who are struggling to maintain their home. Habitat for Humanity of Island County is developing a program to make exterior repairs to homes owned by people struggling to maintain them. “The intent is to try to help people do exterior repairs to their homes to keep them livable,” said Calvin Hewitt, executive director for Habitat for Humanity of Island County.

Connection to Coupeville spans generations

  • Nov 22, 2012 at 8:00AM updated Nov 23, 2012 at 8:04AM

Three generations gathered in the living room of the old farmhouse on Ebey’s Prairie. Most had flown in from California to be there. One drove in from Seattle. All wanted to reconnect with their ancestral home. The smiling faces belonged to the descendants of Edward Jenne, who with his brother, Jacob, settled in Coupeville in 1876. And this fall, the family returned to those roots for a family reunion at the Engle Road farmhouse that Edward built in 1910.

Coupeville pair earn all-league volleyball honors

  • Nov 22, 2012 at 8:00AM

When the Cascade Conference announced its all-league teams recently, two Coupeville athletes were among those honored. Senior Bessie Walstad and sophomore Hailey Hammer, both middle blockers, were selected for the all-conference second team in volleyball. Walstad, who was an honorable mention choice in 2011, said, “It was a good way to go out my senior year. If was definitely a goal, and it would have been sad if I hadn’t been at least honorable mention.”

Mosquito Fleet restaurant changes ownership

  • Nov 22, 2012 at 8:00AM

“The sun sets on Chapter One of Mosquito Fleet Chili,” Rita Tomayko wrote this week on the Facebook page for her Front Street eatery. The family opened the Coupeville business four years ago, and recently sold the beloved chili place to Janjira Rattanasint and Aroon Saivaree, who own The Cove Thai Cuisine just up the hill on North Main Street. Rita and her husband Chris are headed to a new home near family in Florida.

Town tackles stormwater

  • Nov 22, 2012 at 8:00AM

In the Coupeville area, oil from leaking cars, fertilizer from farms and flowerbeds, and other chemicals get flushed into Penn Cove - if left uncaptured and untreated. As water heads downhill it picks up contaminants along the way. And this impacts the health of aquatic wildlife.

Whidbey businesses compete for holiday shoppers

  • Nov 22, 2012 at 8:00AM

First red. Then white. Now green. For Whidbey Island communities trying to entice customers to their local businesses by offering prizes, the competition has grown stiffer this holiday season. People visiting local businesses now have a chance to snag tickets to win cash or prizes when they go shopping in Coupeville, Langley and Oak Harbor.

Hospital defends against invasion of the “superbugs”

  • Nov 22, 2012 at 8:00AM

Whidbey General Hospital — and its patients — have been very lucky. So far deadly “superbugs” resistant to all antibiotics have not set-up shop in this facility and the hospital is committed to keeping it that way, said Shannon Wolfe, infection prevention specialist at WGH.

Dead birds destined for D.C.

  • Nov 22, 2012 at 8:00AM

Driving along Boon Road, Matt Klope spots a large, dead bird on the side of the road. He pulls his truck over, steps out to take a closer look, then grabs his gloves and a plastic bag to scoop the barred owl up. Once tagged, he puts it in his truck. Back at his home south of Oak Harbor, Klope puts the carcass into a large freezer filled with dead birds, where the owl will remain frozen in time until he has a chance to pull it out and put his taxidermy skills to work.


  • Nov 22, 2012 at 9:00AM

In the Viewpoints section on page 4 of the Nov. 15 issue, an incorrect letter was printed under the name of Maury and Julie (Christensen) Fielding. The correct letter text appears in this week's issue. We regret the error.

Coupeville residents raise money for school

  • Nov 22, 2012 at 9:00AM

Mary Michell, left, accepts a check for $270 for the Readiness to Learn Foundation from Margaret Bogardus and Nancy Galamb of CamBey Apartments in Coupeville. The two women spearheaded an effort to raise money for this organization in their apartment complex because of concerns about the shortage of supplies available to low-income students at Coupeville Elementary School. The organization helps provide children from low-income families with school supplies at the start of each school year.

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