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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

Lawsuits against agency claim driver negligence

Two people have filed lawsuits against Island Transit over an incident that occurred three years ago. Oak Harbor attorney Kenneth Manni filed two separate complaints… Continue reading

Election results are mixed in local races

There was no clear trend in local elections for the first count of ballots Tuesday. In Island County races, Democratic candidate Janet St. Clair, a… Continue reading

Teachers receive nearly $40,000 in grants

Foundation raises record amount of funds

SUV crashes into Linds

Two people were transported to the hospital Friday afternoon after a car crashed through the wall at Linds in Freeland, according to fire officials from… Continue reading

Tips lead to arrest of wanted man

Tips on a Facebook page led to the arrest of a man whom law enforcement described as a violent offender and dangerous. Deputies with the… Continue reading

Mayor: Langley should retain its police force

Langley should continue running its own police force and not join forces with the Island County sheriff, Mayor Tim Callison advised the city council Monday.… Continue reading

Teen dances on roof, wields machete | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, Oct. 25 At 7:17 a.m., a driver reported that a… Continue reading

Traveling film festival headed to the Clyde

Now in its fourth season of bringing cinema to small towns and rural communities all over North America, Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival is coming… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Langley water use up, despite efficiency goal

Madeline Olson took shorter showers, installed two low-flow toilets and let the lawn water itself with rain at her Langley home in the Northview neighborhood.… Continue reading

Health insurance sign-up help set

Nov. 1 marked the beginning of the enrollment period for insurance through the Affordable Care Act, and four Whidbey Island volunteers are trying to make… Continue reading

Day of action planned for endangered orcas

A first-ever region-wide day of action to connect people to Puget Sound, the critically endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, and the work needed to save… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Tree crushes windmill | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, Oct. 8 At 6:50 p.m., a Saratoga Road resident reported… Continue reading

Transit director finalists named

Island Transit board members have chosen four finalists to be the next executive director for the agency. The public is invited to meet them during… Continue reading

Ballots missing for some voters

As election day nears, some Island County residents are concerned that they still haven’t received their ballots. Last Monday, the U.S. Postal Service alerted the… Continue reading