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LETTER: Thankful for support of scholarship auction

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 12:53PM

The Coupeville Lions give their heartfelt thanks to all of your generosity of time and spirit in making the Coupeville Lions Eighth Annual Scholarship Auction an enormous success. It is clear that this simple fundraiser idea, hatched by a Coupeville Lion nearly 10 years ago, has become Coupeville High School’s largest contributor of scholarships for higher education.

OPINION: Many groups make up town

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 12:52PM

There are a lot of interesting groups in Coupeville, groups of people that do a variety of fun activities. I’d like to start compiling a list of all these organizations and when they meet. I want to help get the word out. Perhaps there are people new to the area, like myself, who still haven’t even heard of all the fun things they could be participating in.

CHS hoopsters earn honorable mention

  • Mar 2, 2013 at 12:00PM

Three Coupeville High School basketball players earned honorable mention for the all-Cascade Conference teams selected earlier this month.

Kings to rule Coupeville High School softball team

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 12:49PM

The Coupeville High School softball team will have a new co-coach tandem this spring, but working together is nothing new for the pair -- they’ve been married for over 25 years. David King, who coaches the girls basketball team, and his assistant hoop coach, wife Amy, will join forces to led the Coupeville fastball team this spring.

Assessor delivers baby goat during farm visit

  • Mar 2, 2013 at 9:00AM

Saving a life is all in a day’s work for Island County Assessor Mary Engle. The elected assessor was called into action last month while she was teaching a new appraiser how to measure farm buildings. They stopped at Central Whidbey’s historic Jenne Farm, owned by Fran Einterz and Joyce Peterson.

Greenbank Farm welcomes new farmer trainer

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 12:46PM

A Central Whidbey farmer trainer center needed a new teacher and the Greenbank Farm Management Group tapped someone from corn country for the job.

Listing ferries, cancelled trips spark concerns

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 12:46PM

Already under fire over a slew of cost and design concerns, Washington’s newest ferries are earning fresh criticism from one state lawmaker as operational statistics reveal new questions about the vessels’ performance.

Town gearing up for Mussel Festival Friday

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 12:44PM

Get your bibs ready. Penn Cove Mussel Festival starts Friday. The three-day event stays true to its roots with nearly every Coupeville restaurant offering chowder samplings.

Coast Guard rescues two from cove

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 12:43PM

Two Coupeville men were rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew Monday after their small boat was caught by strong winds and pushed out of Penn Cove and into Puget Sound. The two men and their dog, were hoisted to safety amidst 46-mph winds and six-to seven-foot seas.

Board selects new Coupeville schools superintendent

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 9:15AM

Coupeville School District Board of Directors voted Thursday night to hire Jim Shank as the next superintendent. Shank is currently superintendent of the Juab School District in Utah.

Men rescued from Penn Cove after boat caught in wind

  • Feb 25, 2013 at 5:05PM

Two Coupeville men were rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew today after their small boat was caught by strong winds and pushed out of Penn Cove and into Puget Sound. The two men, and their dog, were hoisted to safety amidst 46-mph winds and six to seven-foot seas. No one was injured but all three were dropped off at Whidbey General Hospital.

Fundraisers set for foundation

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 3:27PM

The Community Foundation for Coupeville Schools is gearing up for more fundraising. The organization, which provides mini grants and scholarships, is looking to refurbish its coffers after awarding several grants this year.

Letter: Please treat mossy decks

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 3:26PM

Editor, To the Coupeville merchants along the waterside of front street and to the Town of Coupeville, imagine my surprise when I saw my just laughing wife step over the curb and put her foot on what was assumed to be proper footing.

Low-income housing project faces septic issues

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 3:25PM

A $6.3-million, low-income housing project planned for Freeland may be derailed because of a permitting issue. Island County Housing Authority officials confirmed this week that the costs of septic system requirements may exceed initial expectations and the increase in costs may torpedo the project.

County looks at ban on net-pen farming

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 3:24PM

Anticipating a difficult negotiation ahead with state regulators over their recent ban of net-pen salmon farming, the Island County Commissioners are putting high hopes on new legislation proposed in Olympia. House Bill 1599 would empower cities and counties to prohibit the siting of such facilities in their areas through provisions of long-range planning documents known as shoreline master programs.

Youth basketball clinics prepare future Wolves

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 3:24PM

You don’t need a crystal ball to glimpse into the future of Coupeville High School basketball. Just stop by the middle school gym on Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings. A record number of kids, over 100, are participating in the Boys and Girls Club youth program this season.

Town looks at outsourcing police, other options

  • Feb 22, 2013 at 3:20PM

Under one of several options being considered by the Coupeville Town Council to address staffing woes in the Marshal’s Office, law enforcement services may be contracted out to a neighboring agency. Last week, the council unanimously approved a not-to-exceed $10,000 contract with Snohomish County Undersheriff Tom Davis for consulting services at their regular Tuesday meeting.

Suspect sought in Coupeville espresso stand burglary

  • Feb 20, 2013 at 4:46PM

A detective with the Island County Sheriff's Office released an image today of a man suspected of burglarizing a roadside coffee stand owned by a county official.

Take pause to remember the love in life

  • Feb 14, 2013 at 5:39PM

Many of you are probably on the customary sugar high that traditionally comes with Valentine’s Day. While you’re savoring those chocolate morsels nested in heart-shaped boxes, take pause to consider the origins and true meaning of the holiday.

Letter: Don’t let Coupeville follow Oak Harbor

  • Feb 15, 2013 at 5:00PM

Really, Oak Harbor? I hope Coupeville does better. My husband and I moved to Whidbey Island just over a year ago, and I’ve been wondering what the public sentiment towards gun violence prevention was going to be in the wake of the murder of 20 small children and their teachers in Connecticut. I’ve asked some acquaintances, and looked for comments in this paper, and still don’t have a good feel for how my fellow Coupeville residents feel about gun policy proposals under discussion.

Letter: Thanks to all the fans who supported team

  • Feb 14, 2013 at 5:38PM

As a graduating senior at Coupeville High School I would like to thank all of the fans that came to the basketball games throughout my fours years playing here.

County to review current gun law

  • Feb 16, 2013 at 9:00AM

Following suit with Oak Harbor, Island County has set its sights on doing away with its own decades-old section of code concerning the public possession of firearms in parks. That was one of a series of proposed revisions to the park’s code reviewed by the commissioners last week.

South Whidbey drives Wolves from district playoffs

  • Feb 14, 2013 at 5:35PM

It was like rubbing salt into the wound. It was adding insult to injury. Pick your cliche for discomfort beyond the expected pain…not only did both Coupeville High School basketball teams get eliminated from the district tournament last week, but they were ousted at rival South Whidbey High School in emotional, spirited contests.

County looks at evening hearings

  • Feb 16, 2013 at 9:00AM

In an effort to comply with Island County code, the commissioners may soon start holding some public hearings during the evening.

Bluff erosion declared emergency

  • Feb 15, 2013 at 9:00AM

Erosion of the bluff on North East Front Street in Coupeville appears to have slowed much over the past week but the town council has decided to declare the situation an emergency.

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