Daniel Warn

Oak Harbor woman wins all-terrain vehicle

When Jenn Scheer went shopping at Oak Harbor’s Country Store in January, winning a John Deere ATV was nowhere in her mind. Owner of Scheer… Continue reading

Oak Harbor woman taking barnyard to Whidbey fair

Old MacDonald has nothing on the Whidbey Island Fair. Sheep and goats will “baaaah” and bleat, ducks and geese will quack and honk, chickens and… Continue reading

Sculpture becomes Oak Harbor’s newest entry piece

Drivers heading in and out of Oak Harbor on Highway 20 may be doing a double take when they catch sight of giant oak leaves… Continue reading

Program feeding children during summer months

Kids of all ages ran around Crescent Harbor Elementary’s playground June 29, jumping, laughing and playing under the summer sun. And, thanks to Oak Harbor… Continue reading

State budget bringing property tax increases

Property owners within the Oak Harbor School District can expect to see a hike in their taxes next year with the passage of new legislation… Continue reading

Lions give fire department $10,000

When Fire Chief Mike Brown and Deputy Fire Chief Mark Kirko left the VFW in Oak Harbor last Wednesday, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue was… Continue reading

Theater workshop gets face-lift

Whidbey Playhouse’s summer theater workshop returns this year with a new focus and design. Janis Powell, business manager for the playhouse, said the workshop was… Continue reading

Ready for a fantastic Fourth

As far as many islanders are concerned, the Fourth of July Carnival in Oak Harbor seemingly popped up overnight. Located at Oak Harbor’s Windjammer Park,… Continue reading

Cadets help relocate Garage of Blessings

Friday was moving day for Garage of Blessings, and the Oak Harbor Sea Cadet Corps arrived in force to help. The cadets, members of the… Continue reading

Farm’s Strawberry Daze July 1 uniting food, fun

Bell’s Farm will be digging into its roots in event planning with its inaugural Strawberry Daze, a festival designed to connect folks to their food.… Continue reading

Health care uncertainty raises concerns

It’s not every day that 20-somethings in pickup trucks scream obscenities at a handful of retirees holding signs. That was the scene twice Tuesday at… Continue reading

Ordinance update to expand buffer zones around wetlands

The buffer zones between new developments and their neighboring wetlands and streams are set to expand as a result of a possible update to Oak… Continue reading

Schools make changes after audit

Oak Harbor School District officials didn’t follow the letter of the law when it comes to bidding rules, according to the Washington State Auditor. In… Continue reading

Oak Harbor High School band to get new duds

Oak Harbor High School band students won’t have to wear torn and stitched band uniforms next year. The district plans to purchase 250 new uniforms… Continue reading

Oak Harbor grads urged to realize their great potential

Potential. That was the word. It seemed to paint itself across every surface of Oak Harbor High School’s 2017 commencement ceremony Monday night at Wildcat… Continue reading

OHHS program helps disabled students transition to life after high school

Lucas Etzell answered the phone and carried on a polite conversation before ending the call with, “OK, I’ll bring it.” The transaction was simple: The… Continue reading

Top Ten: Journey to academic excellence

June is a busy time for seniors at Oak Harbor High School. If they aren’t busy cramming for that all-important final, they’re doing whatever they… Continue reading

Father, son haircuts take on a new meaning at Relay for Life

Mollie Brodt attends Oak Harbor’s Relay for Life each year to lop off some hair. Brodt opened shop at 8 a.m. Saturday in a tent… Continue reading

WAIF’s Seniors for Seniors program a win-win

The folks at Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation (WAIF) believe that having a furry little friend late in life can mean the difference between life and… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Public Schools considers new buildings

Oak Harbor Public Schools contracted with NAC Architecture to conduct a long-range facility planning study for the district’s elementary schools. Philip Riedel, architect for the… Continue reading