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Sentence in vehicular homicide reduced after drug law voided

Jeromy K. Ladwig, 40, appeared in Island County Superior Court telephonically from prison to be resentenced. His sentence was cut from 12 years to five years and a month.

Expect ferry congestion over holiday weekend

During the Memorial Day weekend, ferry passengers are urged to double check sailing schedules and prepare for the possibility of long waits if driving a… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2021

No primary election will be held on Whidbey Island

The positions with no candidates are seats on the boards for the Port of Coupeville and South Whidbey Fire/EMS, as well as various water and sewer districts.

Triathlon

Registration underway for triathlon

The event is scheduled for July 31.

  • May 28, 2021
Triathlon

Community Health Advisory Board to resume meetings

A county health official announced the board’s upcoming return in a meeting May 18.

Coupeville School Board discusses investigation that went awry

Sherry Phay stated she had the board president’s permission to send her controversial email.

Photo by Kira Erickson

Whidbey Island Art Trail kicks off its 10th season next week

Some of Whidbey’s galleries, sculpture parks and studios will be open to the public.

Photo by Kira Erickson

Veterans to be honored across island

Several ceremonies are planned for Memorial Day.

Ed Klaszky, a firefighter with Clark County Fire Dept. in Nevada, during a controlled burn training exercise organized by the Oak Harbor Fire Department on Saturday, May 22. Photo by Bryan Fick/WestCoast Fire Media

Firefighters get invaluable training

The Oak Harbor Fire Department conducted a controlled burn to give firefighters practical, hands-on experience at a house on Southeast Ely Street on Saturday.… Continue reading

Ed Klaszky, a firefighter with Clark County Fire Dept. in Nevada, during a controlled burn training exercise organized by the Oak Harbor Fire Department on Saturday, May 22. Photo by Bryan Fick/WestCoast Fire Media
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Farms offering veggie, flower subscriptions

Some Whidbey Island farms still have spaces open in their Community Supported Agriculture programs.

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A rendering of the new Coupeville Boys and Girls Club building shows what it will look like from the outside after construction. (Photo courtesy of the Boys and Girls Club)

Coupeville Boys and Girls Club given $1 million from state budget

The club will use the funds to construct a new building on South Main Street.

A rendering of the new Coupeville Boys and Girls Club building shows what it will look like from the outside after construction. (Photo courtesy of the Boys and Girls Club)

Island County opioid outreach team distributing COVID vaccines

The team has been highly successful despite challenges unique to their target population.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor Memorial Day to be held in person this year

Veterans will be honored during a Memorial Day service May 31 at Maple Leaf Cemetery in Oak Harbor.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Two Oak Harbor residents were injured when one driver suffered a medical episode and crashed head-on into a pickup truck. The woman was airlifted to the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett and the driver of the pickup was taken to Island Hospital in Anacortes. (Photo provided by Washington State Patrol)

Oak Harbor woman airlifted following car crash near bridge

The woman was airlifted following a medical episode that caused her to crash head-on into an oncoming car.

Two Oak Harbor residents were injured when one driver suffered a medical episode and crashed head-on into a pickup truck. The woman was airlifted to the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett and the driver of the pickup was taken to Island Hospital in Anacortes. (Photo provided by Washington State Patrol)
A cargo ship sits at anchor in Holmes Harbor on April 24. (Photo by Marilyn Armbruster)

Cargo ships return to fill Holmes Harbor skyline

Five different vessels were docked in Holmes Harbor this week due to a nationwide demand in imports.

A cargo ship sits at anchor in Holmes Harbor on April 24. (Photo by Marilyn Armbruster)
Artist Mark Wacker hangs a fish ornament he created for the taproom barn.

Freeland Taproom to open barn doors May 27

The new venture is a collaboration between Penn Cove Brewing Company and South Whidbey resident Randy Urquhart.

Artist Mark Wacker hangs a fish ornament he created for the taproom barn.

Candidates for school board to be narrowed in primary

Nine candidates are seeking three positions on the South Whidbey School Board.

Virtual meeting on affordable housing set

The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25.

Langley’s mask proclamation extended

The proclamation, which was originally created in May 2020, remains unchanged.