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Surprise! May 16 named Ken Hofkamp Day in Coupeville | Slideshow

Ken Hofkamp, owner of the Prairie Center Red Apple store in Coupeville, reacts to a large gathering of friends and community members who surprised him Saturday to show appreciation for his 43 years of service in the community. He’s not retiring. They just wanted to say thank you.  - Ron Newberry photos
  • May 20, 2015 at 3:19PM
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Ken Hofkamp was at a loss for words. Standing underneath a tent outside his Prairie Center Red Apple store, he was preparing to grill some hot dogs when a parade of people suddenly approached on foot.

 

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Flight operations scheduled at OLF May 26 and 28

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 1:00PM updated May 21, 2015 at 4:37PM

Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station is scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field in Coupeville, Wash., on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, from mid-afternoon to early evening.

Memorial Day Parade starts 11 a.m. Saturday

  • May 20, 2015 at 9:00PM

The streets of Coupeville will be filled to the brim with patriotism Saturday, May 23 as the annual Memorial Day Parade makes its way down Main Street. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at South Main Street and Terry Road and will go down Main Street to Front Street, up Alexander Street, turning on Coveland Street and ending at Coupeville Town Park.

Teacher earns state recognition

  • May 20, 2015 at 6:00PM

When Wilbur Purdue heard his name announced during a ceremony recognizing the state’s top achievers in history, he wasn’t sure what was going on. “I thought maybe I left the lights on in the car,” Purdue said. “My wife said I looked angry and confused. I was confused.”

Penn Cove Water Festival | Slideshow

  • May 20, 2015 at 3:51PM
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Canoe clubs and tribal representatives from all over the region gathered Saturday to compete in canoe races and share native traditions with the community. Festival attendees watched the races from Coupeville Wharf and at various viewpoints along Front Street. A steady day of entertainment took place on the main stage including musicians, storytellers and dancers.

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