Jessie Stensland

Crab pots tangle with ferries

It’s been described to me by ferry crews as a mine field’

Homeless man accused of making threats to officer

A homeless man is accused of threatening and fighting with a police officer who wouldn’t let him sleep in an Oak Harbor city park at… Continue reading

Mayor Severns picks new city administrator

Oak Harbor’s new city administrator comes from a small Wisconsin city that was once a retreat for the rich and powerful and, much later, a… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man accused of biting baby in face

An Oak Harbor man was arrested Saturday for allegedly biting a baby, according to the Oak Harbor police. Capt. Bill Wilke said officers were initially… Continue reading

Child molester pleads guilty, facing prison

A 70-year-old Oak Harbor man with a long history of child molestation accusations against him is facing at least six years in prison. Douglas R.… Continue reading

Parents of injured child file lawsuit against Oak Harbor schools

The parents of a child injured in a playground accident three years ago filed a lawsuit against the Oak Harbor School District. James Kytle, a… Continue reading

Oak Harbor scenic overlook fix moves forward

Oak Harbor City Council members chose to move forward with replacing a concrete lookout platform on the waterfront in order to make it safe for… Continue reading

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Congressman questions Navy Growler plan

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen has questions for the secretary of the Navy about a plan that will mean a big increase in EA-18G Growler practice… Continue reading

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Burn ban begins Friday the 13th

Backyard bonfires will soon be outlawed on Whidbey Island. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown, acting in his capacity as county fire marshal, has decreed a… Continue reading

Fabulous Fourth

Hundreds of people lined the streets in downtown Oak Harbor Wednesday to watch the annual Fourth of July Parade, which was sponsored by the Oak… Continue reading

Man, 72, dies after boat flips in Crescent Harbor

An Oak Harbor man died after a boat capsized in Crescent Harbor June 30. Mike Mosbrooker, an 80-year-old Oak Harbor resident, said he and his… Continue reading

Renton man jumps from bridge

A Renton man died after jumping off Deception Pass Bridge June 30, according to the Island County coroner. The man was identified as 30-year-old Joshua… Continue reading

Oak Harbor car chase ends with Jeep flipping

A driver struck a power pole and flipped his vehicle in Oak Harbor while fleeing from police June 30, according to court documents. An officer… Continue reading

Board to run Oak Harbor pool levy in November

Oak Harbor voters will get another chance to reopen the city’s swimming pool. On Thursday, the North Whidbey Park and Recreation board, which runs the… Continue reading

Therapist allegedly counseled without a license

The state Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Program charged marriage and family therapist associate Daniel David Haldeman of Langley with unprofessional conduct for allegedly counseling… Continue reading

Pastor accused of child rape

A pastor at an Oak Harbor church is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Thomas E. Stoneham in… Continue reading

Park’s closure brings changes

The closure this summer of Oak Harbor’s Windjammer Park will mean some changes are necessary in the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration. The carnival… Continue reading

Jury finds man guilty of vehicular homicide

A jury in Island County Superior Court this week found a man guilty of vehicular homicide for causing a car accident that killed 18-year-old Keesha… Continue reading

Navy releases preferred plan for Growler practice

It calls for decrease in training, increase in practice at OLF Coupeville

Defense attorney wants mistrial after juror’s ‘shenanigans’

A defense attorney is asking for a mistrial after some odd behavior by a juror involving a zombie-related sign and dried insects. Oak Harbor resident… Continue reading