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Don’t forget school levy vote Tuesday | Some Perspective

  • 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.

Coupeville High School woodworker project aids Fort Casey gun emplacements

  • 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.

Sound Physicians will provide Whidbey General Hospital hospitalists

  • 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.

Volunteer needed for Island County Planning Commission

  • 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.

Whidbey General Hospital hires new project manager for expansion

  • 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.

New owners taking over Coupeville's Milepost 19 Farm dream

  • 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.’”

Coupeville Elementary School students honored for helping breast cancer fight

  • 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.

Wolves split 2, head to postseason | Girls basketball

  • 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.

Parents, seniors among winners of Race the Reserve

  • Aug 16, 2013 at 8:00AM

Oak Harbor’s Andy Wyman won the half-marathon at the second annual Race the Reserve in Coupeville Saturday, Aug. 10, and his triumph wasn’t the only success story.

Slow 3rd quarter sinks Wolves in district opener | Girls basketball

  • 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.

Pleased with arts festival organization

  • Aug 16, 2013 at 3:31PM

Editor, This was the first year I have experienced the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival as a merchant.

Opinion: Dad’s memories don’t sit well with everyone

  • Aug 16, 2013 at 3:31PM

This weekend the public has an opportunity to get inside one of Central Whidbey’s oldest buildings.

Letter: Sound of freedom isn’t jet noise

  • Aug 16, 2013 at 3:32PM

Editor, We’ve heard endless sides to endless arguments when it comes to Outlying Field and jet noise versus what others call the sound of freedom.

Dozens mark anniversary of Orca Capture

  • Aug 16, 2013 at 3:21PM

After spending years organizing protests calling for the freedom of orca Lolita, Shelby Proie got to see the marine mammal’s original home for the first time Aug. 8. She participated in a ceremony organized by the Orca Network that commemorated the Penn Cove Orca Capture.

Port seeking new director

  • Aug 17, 2013 at 9:00AM

Leaders for the Port of Coupeville are looking for a few good applicants. The port formally started looking for someone to replace Jim Patton after his contract expires at the end of this year.

Chieftain draws volunteers from across country

  • Aug 18, 2013 at 9:00AM

David Haney, who recently retired from the Los Angeles County sheriff’s office, came up with an interesting way to kick off his retirement. He is spending the summer volunteering as a deckhand on a tall ship that visited Coupeville last weekend.

Team effort carries Wolves to exciting win | Girls basketball

  • 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.

Coupeville school levies still passing after Thursday count

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 2:57PM

Central Whidbey voters gave Coupeville schools two thumbs up Tuesday.

COER asks Whidbey land trust to suspend taking Navy funding

  • 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.

Chamber honors Coupeville’s business stars

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 2:59PM

Coupeville Chamber of Commerce honored several members Feb. 6 during its annual awards banquet. The big winner of the night was Dan Miranda and Front Street Grill, which won Business of the Year.

Letter: We’re not willing to sacrifice our future for Keystone pipeline

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 2:59PM

Editor, “Thou shall not pass!” was the Oglala Sioux and First Nations’ response to the State Department’s determination that the Keystone XL pipeline would not contribute to climate destabilization nor endanger the Oglala aquifer.

Opinion: Let’s hear it for the good ol’ damp and dark

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 3:02PM

I think this time of year on the Rock gets a bad rap. People are prone to use a lot of words that start with “D” to describe it. Damp, dark, dank, dreary, dour, drizzly, depressing.

Elementary school cheerleaders joined high school comrades for a halftime performance

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 3:05PM

Their stature was small but their smiles were big. Coupeville High School cheerleaders of the future performed at halftime of the CHS girls basketball game Friday, Feb. 7.

Blaine bounces Wolves from district | Girls basketball

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 8:11AM

Emotionally spent after a tense, thrilling win the night before, the Coupeville High School girls basketball team fell at Blaine and out of the district tournament 50-40 Friday, Feb. 14

Hospital board swears in new seat

  • Aug 19, 2013 at 9:00AM

After months of searching, the Board of Commissioners for Whidbey General Hospital has a replacement commissioner.

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