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Deciding marshal’s office fate should include public input | Some Perspective

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

For the past year, Town of Coupeville officials have been exploring options in dealing with staffing issues within the marshal’s office. Mayor Nancy Conard said the issue began a little more than a year ago with a sudden turnover within the department. The town is looking at two options, to keep its department with changes to staffing, or to contract with the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Thankful for Coupeville’s response to snow | Letter to the editor

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

Early in the morning on Dec. 20, I drove through falling snow to bake at our restaurant, the Knead & Feed, on Front Street. Less than an hour after arriving at work, the Town of Coupeville snow plow was carefully plowing our street and others.

Coupeville's decorations much appreciated

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

Thank you to the town employees who decorated Cook’s Corner Park and Coupeville Recreation Hall. It’s a beautiful job and admired by many. We also have enjoyed seeing all of the snow people decorating our streets. Thanks to the person who started this tradition and to the helpers who have re-painted when needed and placed them around town. The snow people are very unique.

Whidbey falls in finals | 13/14 baseball

  • Jul 7, 2014 at 9:04AM

The Whidbey Island Junior Little League (13/14) baseball team got another crack at Sedro-Woolley, but for the second time in the tournament, couldn't take down the Skagit team.

Central Whidbey loses 10-9, again | 9/10 baseball

  • Jul 7, 2014 at 9:06AM

Déjà vu. For the second time in the less than a week, the Central Whidbey Little League 9/10 baseball team lost to North Whidbey 10-9. The second game, Thursday, July 3, was in the championship game of the District 11 tournament in Sedro-Woolley.

Strong 2nd half carries Sultan by Coupeville | Girls basketball

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 6:29AM

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team played a good first half, but Sultan played an even better second half to escape with a 40-37 win over the visiting Wolves Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Peace, goodwill and a few resolutions | Rockin' a Hard Place

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 9:00AM

This is the time of year when we pray for peace and goodwill on earth, and resolve to do better in the future. We need some of that peace and goodwill to wash ashore on the rock right about now. It’s been a tough year for peace and goodwill on Whidbey Island. We rock dwellers, usually so blissful and content, have become stranded at the intersection of Jets = Jobs and Jets = Deafness, hung up by the nexus of Tourists = Dollars and Tourists = Crowding, tangled in the Gordian knot of taxed too much versus not enough services.

Giving mental health equal standing | Rock Doc

  • Jan 9, 2014 at 9:00AM

When I was a kid, Jimmy Carter was in the White House. His wife, Rosalynn, was quite an active First Lady. She sat in on official meetings held by her husband and was said to be one of his closest advisors. Many First Ladies have used their position to promote a cause. One of the things that most interested Rosalynn Carter was mental health research and treatment. She has remained active in promoting those areas since leaving the White House. So it was fitting when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently addressed the Rosalynn Carter Symposium on mental health policy in Atlanta. Sebelius announced new federal rules that will beef up the 2008 mental health equity law.

Central Whidbey rolls to win in district opener | 13/14 softball

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

Continuing its undefeated season, the Central Whidbey Little League Junior (13/14) softball team won the first of a best-of-three series 14-2 over North Whidbey in five innings in the District 11 tournament at Coupeville High School Monday, July 7.

CWLL holds raffle to fund state trip

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 10:33AM

The Central/South Whidbey 9/10 softball team is holding a raffle to help cover the cost of its trip to the state tournament in Asotin.

Ember prompts evacuation of Coupeville Middle School and High School

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 12:23PM

A burning ember simmering in a dust pile prompted the evacuation of Coupeville Middle and High School Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 1:30 p.m., maintenance supervisor Scott Losey was in the process of changing a belt in the air handling unit for the woodworking/metalworking building at Coupeville High School. He discovered a small ember and burning dust.

First baby of 2014 born at Whidbey General Hospital

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 2:40PM

Brian and Kathryn Wilson were hoping to celebrate their five-year wedding anniversary with childbirth. However, he was a bit late and they welcomed their son, Cole Alan Wilson, on New Year’s Day. Cole was born at 1:03 p.m., Jan. 1 at the Whidbey General Hospital Family Birthplace. Cole weighed 9 pounds and was 20 inches in length at birth.

Blue wave crashes into Coupeville

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 2:35PM

Coupeville residents could hear the Blue Wave approaching before they could see it. More than 80 Seahawks fans marched down Main Street on Sunday, Jan. 5 to meet at the Coupeville Wharf, posing for a photo on the pedestrian bridge over Highway 20, and culminating in a photo at the wharf. By the time the band of fans reached the wharf, they’d grown to approximately 150 people. Teresa Besaw and Kory Dyer were the organizers behind the 12th Man Wharf event, as well as a Deception Pass 12th Man Pass last weekend.

Former museum docent honored with gift

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:00PM

When Diane Groeschell looks back at some of the warmest memories of her mother, the list is long and deep.

Island County Sheriff issues burn ban starting July 15

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:05PM

Island County will be under a modified burn ban starting Tuesday, July 15.

Tourism is an important part of Whidbey | Opinion

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:09PM

Contributing writer Harry Anderson’s column in last week’s edition of The Whidbey Examiner caused a bit of a stir. In his column, Harry took a good-natured poke at the swarms of tourists who come to visit our beloved island each summer.

Column recognizes tourism’s success | Letter

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:10PM

Editor, To all businesses in Coupeville, you have my heartfelt thanks.

County transportation meeting set for July

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 3:00PM

Island County’s Transportation Element Update project team will visit locations around the county for a second time to update interested citizens on projects and gather input on early draft proposed goals, policies and future transportation conditions.

Hearing set for fish and wildlife plan

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 3:00PM

Island County will hold a public hearing on its fish and wildlife habitat conservation plan at 10:15 a.m. Monday, July 21, in the Commissioners Hearing Room in Coupeville.

Preservation school starts this month

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 4:00PM

Volunteers will once again get hands-on experience in historic preservation as the Ebey’s Reserve Preservation Field School project gets underway later this month.

Head WGH nurse charged with assault

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

Prosecutors charged the chief nursing officer at Whidbey General Hospital last week with assaulting a patient.

Thanks for another great garage sale | Letter

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, The Coupeville Lions Club would like to express our gratitude to the community for their support in helping to make our club’s largest fundraiser of the year, the garage sale of June 28 and 29, so successful.

Historical society recognized for Sunnyside documentary

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 8:00PM

The Island County Historical Society was presented an Award of Publication Excellence for its 30-minute video documentary, “Sunnyside Cemetery — Where Central Whidbey Sleeps,” at the annual Washington Museum Association Conference in Port Townsend.

Showcase gardens take planning, organization | Sowin 'n' the trowel

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 8:00PM

I spent a recent Saturday volunteering as a docent at one of the five beautiful gardens on the annual Whidbey Island Garden Tour.

Callers complain of fireworks | Blotter

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 8:00PM

The Couepville Town Marshal’s Office responded to the following calls:

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