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Owner of preschool in OH accused of molesting children

A man who owns an Oak Harbor daycare with his wife is accused of raping and molesting three young girls, according to court documents. Coy… Continue reading

Suspected bank robber wanted on $500k warrant

A man who allegedly robbed an Oak Harbor bank is wanted on a $500,000 arrest warrant while his accomplice is being held in jail on… Continue reading

Gardeners asked to Grow-A-Row

Access to healthy food shouldn’t be a privilege. Island County Public Health Coordinator Nicole Whittington-Johnson is trying to spread the word to gardeners and farmers… Continue reading

Police say intruder lived in home, stole appliances, did drugs

A couple returned home after being gone a couple of weeks to find an uninvited man sitting inside their South Whidbey home May 7. The… Continue reading

No injuries in whale watching boat grounding Thursday

U.S. Coast Guard officials say there were no injuries and no pollution reported after a Canadian whale watching boat began taking on water Thursday afternoon.… Continue reading

Freeland development rules near end of ‘long tunnel’

Freeland development regulations don’t make for catchy, sensational headlines— yet the topic has come up in almost 10 articles in the South Whidbey Record in… Continue reading

PSE closing two Whidbey service offices this summer

Two outlets will continue to accept in-person payments

Got game?

Club for board game ‘nerds,’ kids and adults forms in South Whidbey

Smith leads effort to fix mental health system

Rep. Norma Smith employed her good-natured tenacity, in-depth knowledge of state government and bipartisan spirit to help lead an effort lawmakers hope will transform the… Continue reading

Service Day a success

Nearly 60 volunteers participated in a Rotary service day Saturday at South Whidbey Elementary South Campus. Rotary Clubs of South Whidbey and Whidbey Westside, teachers,… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2019

Bear heads from Whidbey to Fidalgo Island

The local island-hopping black bear has made another swim. Reported sightings of the lumbering loner have tracked his movements from Central Whidbey north along the… Continue reading

Tips help identify bank robber, accomplice

Oak Harbor police identified a suspect and an accomplice in an April 30 bank robbery, but they aren’t naming the men yet. Chief Kevin Dresker… Continue reading

Sheriff offers drug disposal

Island County Sheriff’s Office is now offering year-round safe disposal of prescription drugs. On April 27, the department reported that it collected over 50 pounds… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2019

Wallin, Fey seek another term

Two members of the WhidbeyHealth board of commissioners up for re-election confirmed they will be seeking another term. Board President Ron Wallin and Secretary Nancy… Continue reading

State budget has money for Whidbey

Boys & Girls Clubs in Oak Harbor and Coupeville are among the winners in the state’s recently approved capital budget. Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, said… Continue reading

Langley rezones to grow housing options

Langley City Council members voted unanimously to approve zoning map changes after hearing mixed public comment at a meeting Monday night. The amendment changes will… Continue reading

Day picked as Coupeville Port commissioner

The Port of Coupeville commissioners announced Monday during a special meeting that former port executive director David Day will serve as a commissioner until Nov.… Continue reading

Whidbey Island resident Arta Sandstrom will celebrate her 100th birthday on May 8. (Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News Group)

Former Greenbank woman turning 100

Arta Sandstrom has lived through nearly a century. “My whole life has been so wonderful,” she said of her nearing graduation to centenarian. Her birthday… Continue reading

Whidbey Island resident Arta Sandstrom will celebrate her 100th birthday on May 8. (Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News Group)

History rolls back into downtown

Telephone company’s ‘Little Red Building’ squeezes into new space

Day for Prayer

Pastor Rick Karjalainen, who’s also the chaplain for the Island County Sheriff’s Office, gives the benediction at the National Day of Prayer Rally outside the… Continue reading