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It was 1964 and the Millers wanted to live some place other than Navy housing. With the help of a VA loan, they purchased a 1935 bungalow for the then princely sum of $12,500. They also purchased a home with a history and a story.
Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is preparing to become the primary home on the West Coast for the Navy’s newest maritime patrol aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon.
The national event, held on the first Tuesday of August, is meant to raise awareness of police programs. Every community celebrates it differently: it can be a block party or a town festival or something in between.
The sound of wiener whistles and hot dog puns filled the air when the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile cruised into Oak Harbor.
Organizers of an Oak Harbor hydroplane race event are hoping more volunteers, vendors and sponsors step up.
Taylor Lennox and Mayra Martinez don’t need to wish to be an Oscar Mayer wiener — they already drive one.
The Navy’s Blue Angels will conduct a flyover at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Ault Field Monday, Aug. 1 en route to Seattle for Seafair. Base officials expect the flyover between 1 and 1:30 p.m., but that time could change.
The Freund family homestead is one of the last, large patches of green space in Oak Harbor city limits. Just west of Safeway, the 20 acres contain a knot of woods, three homes and outbuildings. It also is home to uninvited guests who camp overnight and leave trash and their belongings behind.
School may be out for the summer but workers are busy making a number of upgrades to Oak Harbor Public Schools, including safety improvements.
That party on a perfect Oak Harbor sunny day featured snacks, balloons and play time on the original equipment, and some new features, including an “Expressions Swing” that lets an older child or adult swing facing a baby.
The killing of five Dallas police officers happened far away from here, but local residents want Oak Harbor Police to know they’ve got their backs.
Assured that the successor to a rowdy night spot won’t be following that same path, the Oak Harbor City Council unanimously approved a nightclub application.
The Oak Harbor School Board and Whidbey Island Public Hospital District are both searching for volunteers to fill open seats.
Twenty local little girls participated in the first Miss Pioneer Way Pageant July 4 at the Whidbey Playhouse, packing the house with friends and family.
A young man on an ATV undid hours of hard work of volunteers, damaging dozens of Garry oak saplings planted at Oak Harbor’s Centennial Oak Grove.
The City of Oak Harbor plans to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Fort Nugent Park Community Playground with a party and unveiling of new equipment.
A man on an ATV undid the hard work of volunteers Friday night, damaging dozens of Garry oak saplings planted at Oak Harbor's Centennial Oak Grove. A woman coming home from work from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island reported seeing someone in an ATV tearing around the former Boyer property at the corner of Fakkema Road and State Highway 20.
The Oak Harbor School Board approved a 3.3-percent pay raise for Superintendent Lance Gibbon on the heels of a glowing evaluation.
A little drizzle and wind didn't dampen the patriotic spirit of parade-goers.
It’s a few days before the Fourth of July and the Coulson family is P-U-M-P-E-D to ignite some fireworks. They dropped a wad of cash on an armful of legal fireworks at the Rotary Club of Oak Harbor’s tent.
Brian Lay can see all of Oak Harbor from his window. As the operator of a 123-foot crane on the city’s waterfront, his office is by far the tallest in town. North, cars zip along the spine of the city on State Highway 20. The Seaplane Base hunches on Maylor Point to the east. Just south, clouds saunter across the harbor.
A few thousand people made the trek to the base Saturday to get a closer look at naval aircraft, including the EA-18G Growler, P-3C Orion, MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter, the new C-40 Clipper and a visiting P-8A Poseidon, which will soon replace the P-3Cs here.
Someone who wants to remain anonymous donated $180,000 to the college toward purchasing two manikins, called SimMan 3G, which allow students to practice real-life situations they’ll face on the job in a controlled setting.
An outdoor sculpture that’s greeted visitors to Whidbey General Hospital in Coupeville since 1970 was unceremoniously demolished several weeks ago.
When Ray Merrill started his career as a firefighter in Oak Harbor more than 25 years ago, he wanted to put out fires, not think about how they started. Now, as Oak Harbor’s fire chief, he’s earned an elite certification as a fire and explosion investigator. Merrill is the only public sector fire chief in the region to earn the certification from the National Association of Fire Investigators, International.
Penny and Scott Baldwin of Oak Harbor have plans after winning $460,000 in Washington Lottery’s Hit 5 game.
Wells Fargo Bank plans to close its Midway Boulevard location Aug. 5, citing a lack of need for two branches in Oak Harbor.
People concerned about the health effects of military jet noise are looking for someone, anyone who can do something about it.
The Oak Harbor School District honored three of its staff Tuesday at a school board meeting for helping save the life of a North Whidbey Lions Club member.
The head of Oak Harbor Public Schools touted the accomplishments of local students at a State of the Schools address at the Greater Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday, while acknowledging challenges ahead as the Navy base grows.
The weather was damp but that didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of the nearly 365 students graduating at Oak Harbor High School’s stadium Monday night.
Oak Harbor teachers will have salaries comparable to other local school districts after getting a pay bump under a tentative contract agreement between Oak Harbor Public Schools and the teacher’s union.
With a few pulls from some strings, a purple sign with the new name of the hospital was revealed Monday morning in Coupeville: WhidbeyHealth Medical Center.
Experts say it’s not a matter of “if,” but “when,” a 9.0 megaquake, followed by a tsunami, will strike the West Coast. The result will be widespread damage and casualties.
Oak Harbor High School seniors made the Student Union Building rain term papers Thursday, flinging the contents of hundreds of three-ring binders into the air and sometimes at each other.
As one of two deans of students at Oak Harbor High School Pat Felger is tasked with keeping the campus a safe learning environment. That means dealing with more serious discipline issues and some of the more unpleasant aspects that inevitably happen in a school with 1,500 teenagers.
Haiden was recognized for his leadership as one of 10 students in the state selected for the AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame. In honor of Haiden’s selection, the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission awarded his school a $500 grant for crossing equipment and other goodies for the Safety Patrol students.
The city and other local agencies are unloading their cast off goods in one gigantic auction 10 a.m. Saturday at the city’s municipal shop, 1400 NE 16th Ave., Oak Harbor.
The community gathered together Friday and Saturday to raise money for cancer research at the annual Relay for Life, held at North Whidbey Middle School in Oak Harbor.
Graduation for Oak Harbor High School seniors is around the corner and the public can attend events surrounding the celebration. Graduation is set for 6 p.m., Monday, June 13 at the high school’s stadium. Gates open at 4:45 p.m.