Jessie Stensland

Jessie posted 400 stories to South Whidbey Record.
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Clinton deer abuser sent to jail

A Clinton man who broke a fawn’s pelvis with his bare hands…

  • May 24th, 2017 8:00am

Therapist pleads to indecent exposure

A therapist who was caught in a compromising position at Deception Pass…

  • May 20th, 2017 2:00pm

Oak Harbor police find stabbing is possibly self-inflicted

Investigators are continuing to look into an unusual incident Monday night that…

  • May 17th, 2017 10:00am

EDITORIAL | WhidbeyHealth CEO’s goals should be clear

The WhidbeyHealth hospital board handed hospital CEO Geri Forbes a $70,000 bonus,…

  • May 17th, 2017 6:30am

Island County deputy’s guild lawsuit finally heads to trial

After five years, a lawsuit between Island County and the Island County…

  • May 12th, 2017 4:00pm

Volunteers for NAS Whidbey environmental board wanted

Environmental issues are a hot topic surrounding Naval Air Station Whidbey Island…

  • May 10th, 2017 8:00am

South Whidbey teens charged in car-theft spree

Two South Whidbey teenagers’ vehicle-stealing-and-joyriding spree on March 21 and 22 ended…

  • May 9th, 2017 6:00pm

A trip to Gitmo: prosecutor attends hearing of alleged USS Cole terrorist

From behind triple-pane glass at the back of an enormous courtroom, Island…

  • May 6th, 2017 6:00am

Island Transit reaches contract with union

Island Transit finally has a contract with bus operators and dispatchers. The…

  • May 3rd, 2017 10:00am

Island Transit bus route changes set to begin July 1

Bus routes on Whidbey and Camano Islands will change at the beginning…

  • May 3rd, 2017 8:00am

Former Island County Jail deputies appear in court on charges of falsifying logs

Two former Island County corrections deputies accused of forging jail records after…

  • Apr 28th, 2017 6:00pm

Navy sets meeting for special operations training

Strolling along a beach at Deception Pass or South Whidbey State Park,…

  • Apr 22nd, 2017 2:00pm

Island County drug court rules medication helps with addiction

Kody Schwiger gave up everything for heroin. A low-point, he recalls, was…

  • Apr 19th, 2017 9:34am

Drug Take Back on South Whidbey set for April 29

At a time when opioid abuse is at epidemic proportions, it’s more…

  • Apr 19th, 2017 6:00am

Man faces trial after extradition to Whidbey

A former South Whidbey man accused of sexual assault is scheduled to…

  • Apr 18th, 2017 4:00pm

Accused Cascade Mall shooter found dead in Snohomish County jail

Suspected Cascade Mall shooter and Oak Harbor resident Arcan Cetin was found…

  • Apr 18th, 2017 1:45pm

Three test wells at OLF Coupeville above advisory level

Test results show that three of 27 groundwater monitoring wells at the…

  • Apr 15th, 2017 4:00pm

Reward in North Whidbey animal cruelty case increased to $15,000

The reward in a case of animal cruelty on North Whidbey was…

  • Apr 12th, 2017 12:00pm

Oak Harbor man dies in one-car accident Thursday morning

A 74-year-old Oak Harbor man died in a car accident on Highway…

  • Apr 5th, 2017 6:00am

Coupeville Middle School student accused of writing ‘hit list’

A 13-year-old student at the Coupeville Middle School was arrested Wednesday for…

  • Apr 4th, 2017 6:00pm

Ex-Oak Harbor police officer pleads to federal child porn charge

A former Oak Harbor school resource officer who exchanged sexually explicit images…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017 12:00pm

Oak Harbor man arrested after accidentally shooting self near school

A 70-year-old man was arrested in Oak Harbor today for accidentally shooting…

  • Mar 15th, 2017 12:00pm

Island County health officials exonerated by state board

The state Board of Health exonerated two Island County public health officials…

  • Mar 10th, 2017 4:00pm

Dog suffers ‘massive trauma’ after being thrown from car

The Island County animal control officer is asking the public for help…

  • Mar 10th, 2017 3:49pm

OHHS scare Thursday may be linked to other bomb threats

Oak Harbor High School was one of a number of schools across…

  • Mar 4th, 2017 12:00pm

Oak Harbor man gets 18 years for child rape

An Oak Harbor man pleaded guilty to raping three young girls but…

  • Mar 1st, 2017 12:00pm

Appeals court reverses dismissal of noise-disclosure lawsuit

A lawsuit over the alleged inadequacy of jet-noise disclosures from Whidbey real…

  • Feb 25th, 2017 8:00am

Animal mutilations terrifying Whidbey Island family

A North Whidbey family is feeling terrorized by a prowler they believe…

  • Feb 25th, 2017 6:00am

State report finds link between Growlers, health problems

A Washington State Department of Health report that analyzes existing studies contradicts…

  • Feb 24th, 2017 6:00pm

Claim against Island County Sheriff’s Office settled for $1.5 million

The risk pool representing Island County recently settled a claim against the…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017 4:00pm

Detectives await DNA results in possible Oak Harbor vehicular homicide

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate an unusual North…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017 2:00pm

Clinton man sentenced in federal court for child porn

A former Clinton resident was sentenced in federal court this week for…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017 6:00am

Freeland father, daughter plead ‘guilty’ in escrow case

A Freeland woman who ran an escrow company with her father is…

  • Feb 21st, 2017 4:00pm

Supreme Court denies commissioners’ request to reconsider

The state Supreme Court last week denied the Island County commissioners’ request…

  • Feb 15th, 2017 8:00am

I-COM receives finding in audit

The state Auditor’s Office found that I-COM dispatch center had inadequate controls…

  • Feb 15th, 2017 6:00am

Skagit County inmate recovering after suicide attempt at Island County jail

An inmate at the Island County jail who tried to killed himself…

  • Feb 14th, 2017 3:17pm

Langley woman accused of power-tool assault

A Langley woman is accused of attacking her estranged husband with a…

  • Feb 4th, 2017 10:00am

Audit shows Island Transit is on right path

More than two years down the road from financial havoc, Island Transit…

  • Jan 31st, 2017 6:00pm

Trump decisions touch Whidbey Island

For better or worse, President Donald Trump’s actions have already touched Whidbey…

  • Jan 31st, 2017 4:00pm

Investigators are looking for witnesses to pedestrian fatality

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help with…

  • Feb 2nd, 2017 2:40pm

Oak Harbor man allegedly prevented woman from calling 911

A 39-year-old Oak Harbor man is facing charges for allegedly violating a…

  • Jan 25th, 2017 4:00pm

Whidbey cited as popular ‘small town’ rental destination

Whidbey Island is a small town, entire of itself. At least that’s…

  • Jan 17th, 2017 6:00pm

Cascade Mall shooter charged with five counts of aggravated murder

Oak Harbor resident and accused Cascade Mall shooter Arcan Cetin was charged…

  • Jan 11th, 2017 10:00am

A second proposed settlement on the table in beach access lawsuit

Island County commissioners will be discussing publicly for the first time Wednesday…

  • Jan 11th, 2017 6:00am

Oak Harbor man drowns after falling from kayak

A 58-year-old Oak Harbor man died Saturday, Dec. 31 after he fell…

  • Jan 4th, 2017 2:00pm

Water testing in Coupeville results trickle in after Navy conducts its own test

The Navy’s test of the Town of Coupeville’s water came back with…

  • Jan 4th, 2017 8:00am

New area code coming in 2017 for Western Washington residents

Whidbey residents may see phone-related changes in the new year. Phone companies…

  • Dec 30th, 2016 4:00pm

Fire that killed three on North Whidbey was an accident, investigators say

A fire that claimed the lives of a mother and two children…

  • Dec 22nd, 2016 5:45pm

High court rules Island County Commissioners broke the law in hiring outside attorney

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled unanimously this week that the Island…

  • Dec 17th, 2016 6:00am

Navy confirms wells near Ault Field, OLF Coupeville contain chemicals

A water sample from a well at a former fire training area…

  • Dec 16th, 2016 4:52pm