Hospital suffers budget blow

WhidbeyHealth suffered an unplanned budget hit this year, making September “not such a good month,” Ron Telles, chief financial officer, said at a recent meeting.… Continue reading


Scammers using ballot signature issue in ruse

Voters who had an issue with the signature on their ballots should be wary of individuals asking for personal information to rectify the problem, according… Continue reading


Board to decide trail proposals

Commissioners with South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District are expected to make decisions about controversial trail plans and projects Tuesday. The five-member board of commissioners… Continue reading


Mobile Turkey Unit firing up

‘Nobody on this island needs to go without a meal on Thanksgiving

South Whidbey Jazz Ensemble shines at UW invitational

The South Whidbey High School Jazz Ensemble had great success at the University of Washington Jazz Invitational. South Whidbey’s ensemble distinguished themselves among several nationally… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2018

Fundraiser helping homeless is Nov. 18

The Whidbey Homeless Coalition is in the midst of one of its largest fundraisers to keep its shelters open. The Hearts for the Homeless campaign… Continue reading

Man accused of making threat at ‘drug house’

An assault was reported at a Clinton house that was the site of multiple police investigations, according to court documents. On Nov. 1, Brandon S.… Continue reading

Boat builder christens mighty new crane

The crack of a champagne bottle sounded at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Friday as the Freeland shipyard celebrated a new piece of equipment that could… Continue reading

Saturday deadline for Mobile Turkey Unit meal orders

Volunteers needed for annual grassroots effort

Transit director pick named

Island Transit’s board of directors picked its new executive director an Everett native who dedicated much of his life to transit management and charity. The… Continue reading

House race still close

It’s still too close to call a winner in one of the races for 10th District state representative. The latest election results show Dave Paul… Continue reading

Gambling leads to ice cream store theft

A 27-year-old man admitted to stealing from a Langley ice cream shop in April, but later paid it back, court documents say. Prosecutors charged Storm… Continue reading

Island Transit board names choice for executive director

Island Transit’s board of directors picked for its new executive director an Everett native who dedicated much of his life to transit management and charity.… Continue reading

Aggressive rooster | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, Oct. 29 At 7:06 p.m., an assault was reported at… Continue reading

Fire departments welcome grads

South Whidbey Fire/EMS and Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue welcomed a total of six new volunteer firefighters at a special evening graduation event on… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2018

Churches deliver cheer to Western State

Annual van full of donations helps residents

State House race still close

The race between an incumbent and an educator for a District 10 state representative seat remains very close as of Thursday night’s ballot count. But… Continue reading

Man injured in RV fire

Ben Wooldridge in serious condition at Harborview

Bail set at $250,000 in attempted rape case

A 24-year-old man is accused of choking and trying to rape a woman at a Clinton home Wednesday, Nov. 7, according to court documents. Dederick… Continue reading

Ram owner sought

Authorities are looking for the owner of a wayward ram. Island County Animal Control Carol Barnes said the horned creature was found in the area… Continue reading