Debra Vaughn

Blue Angels will fly over Whidbey base today

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.

Police looking for ATV rider who damaged saplings at Oak Harbor’s Centennial Oak Grove

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.

Oak Harbor police seeking tips leading to Subway robber

Oak Harbor police are looking for a man who robbed the Subway sandwich shop off Highway 20 Tuesday night.

One of the last local female WWII veterans dies at 93

In 1943, Eva Brown was working as a young teacher in a small town in Arkansas when Navy recruitment posters caught her attention.

A-3 moves to new location at NAS Whidbey Island

An A-3 Skywarrior will greet visitors at the main gate of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station by the end of this month.

Organizers still seeking sponsors, volunteers for hydro races

Organizers of an Oak Harbor hydroplane race event are hoping more volunteers, vendors and sponsors step up.

Hillcrest making drop-offs easier

Oak Harbor School District is in the midst of making student drop offs at Hillcrest Elementary safer and easier by creating a new buses-only entrance from Heller Road.

Oak Harbor High School kids learn CPR

Robert May has a message for teenagers: You can save a life.

Navy triples maternity leave for active duty

Being a mother and a sailor Marine became a bit easier this month after the Navy tripled paid maternity leave for active duty women from six to 18 weeks.

Big bird causes bit of flap in base housing

Some Navy families in the Capehart Housing at Crescent Harbor saw quite a sight Tuesday when an emu flapped through the neighborhood.

Vandals throw church for loop as Easter nears

Rev. Jeffrey Spencer arrived at work Monday morning to an ugly surprise. Someone had spray painted two walls near the entrance of the Oak Harbor Lutheran Church where he serves as pastor.

Bus driver search proves arduous for Oak Harbor schools

WANTED: Bus driver. Must be able to safely maneuver a 9-ton canary yellow bus while dealing with raucous middle schoolers.

Navy faces resistance to Peninsula training plans

Navy officials say a plan to introduce electromagnetic transmitters to its electronic-warfare training on the Olympic Peninsula is no threat to people, animals or the environment. In fact, they say, the transmitters are no more powerful than the output of a television news van. But that isn’t deterring so many people from commenting on the plan that the U.S. Forest Service is delaying its decision on whether to grant the Navy a special-use permit in order to sort through the comments.

Oak Harbor School District to form 5th-6th school

The Oak Harbor School Board unanimously agreed Monday night to move forward with a plan to create an intermediary school for fifth and sixth graders.

Wildcat fever: Oak Harbor High School’s homecoming parade | Slideshow

Oak Harbor High School held its annual homecoming parade Wednesday.

Meeting to discuss impact of NAS Whidbey growth

Tom Ewell said he wants to de-escalate confrontations and find middle ground — and he thinks he might be able to do some good when it comes to a discussion about Navy growth.

School district looking into potential purchase of Oak Harbor Christian school

Space is getting so tight at Oak Harbor Public Schools, officials are considering what it would take to buy and remodel the Oak Harbor Christian School.

Oak Harbor HS robotics team earns spirit award

The robotics team from Oak Harbor High School took home a Spirit Award at the World Robotics Championships in St. Louis, one of only four teams out of the 600 competing to do so.

Hospital to host town talks

The public can learn about what’s new at Whidbey General Hospital and ask questions of officials at a series of townhall meetings scheduled for south, central and north areas of the island.

On track for the future: Oak Harbor, Coupeville seniors head to the future

A purple sea of 360 students graduated from Oak Harbor High School on a warm summer evening Monday.