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Shirtless and drunk in Oak Harbor | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: Friday, Oct. 13 At 5:46 p.m., a caller reported that a… Continue reading

Oak Harbor begins dismantling of iconic windmill

Dismantling of the 40-year-old windmill in Oak Harbor’s Windjammer Park began this week with the removal of the paddles. City leaders hope to rebuild the… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Planning Commission to continue UGA talks

The process of setting a list of Comprehensive Plan amendments for the Island County Planning Commission to consider has been unusually controversial this year. But… Continue reading

‘Adult activities’ witnessed | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: Tuesday, Sept. 26 At 8:13 p.m., a driver reported that an… Continue reading

Marina to auction off contents of sheds

The Oak Harbor Marina is going to do its own version of “Storage Wars.” Similar to the TV show, the marina will auction off the… Continue reading

Motorcyclist accused of leading police on chase

A 28-year-old Freeland man is accused of leading police on a short chase on his motorcycle in Oak Harbor, according to court records. Prosecutors charged… Continue reading


Whidbey officials say a lack of affordable housing makes it difficult for some to live here. What percentage of your income do you pay for… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2017

Hospital unveils new ‘Hearts’ sculpture

More than 50 donors, nurses and others gathered Sept. 30 for the unveiling of the sculpture “Hearts,” created by Whidbey Island sculptor Sue Taves. The… Continue reading

News-Times staff take home awards

Whidbey News-Times staff were honored with awards last weekend at the 2017 Better Newspaper Contest. Presented by Washington Newspapers Publishers Association, the contest weighs hundreds… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man charged for allegedly smacking friend with bottle

An Oak Harbor man is facing the prospects of jail time after allegedly repeatedly smacking a man over the head with a wine bottle, according… Continue reading

Veterans Day Parade is returning to Oak Harbor

Thanks to the efforts of two women, Oak Harbor will once again have a Veterans Day Parade. The energetic organizers are looking for additional people… Continue reading

Director, assistant are out at Island County EDC

Two elected officials see the resignations of the Island County Economic Development’s two staff members as an opportunity. Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson and… Continue reading

Former commissioner, Navy firefighter vie for seat on North Whidbey Fire board

The two men running against each other for a seat on the board governing North Whidbey Fire and Rescue agree on a lot of issues… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man charged with unlawful imprisonment

An Oak Harbor man with a history of brutally beating his wife is facing potential prison time in the latest case against him, according to… Continue reading

Agent’s child porn probe leads to Oak Harbor man

A child pornography investigation by a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security led to an Oak Harbor residence, according to court documents. Agents… Continue reading

Larsen to host veteran forum in Oak Harbor

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen wants to hear from veterans. The congressman is hosting six veterans forums, including one in Oak Harbor on Saturday, Oct. 21.… Continue reading

Normally obscure cemetery district race ‘a chance to talk about it’

Even with the help of heavy equipment, digging a grave in a cemetery isn’t a simple matter. Michael Dougliss, caretaker for Oak Harbor’s Maple Leaf… Continue reading

Teenager charged in South Whidbey house fire

A 15-year-old Freeland boy is facing charges related to an Aug. 23 house fire along Honeymoon Bay Road. Prosecutors charged the boy in Island County… Continue reading

Unchallenged Oak Harbor council candidates talk priorities

An Oak Harbor native and newcomer will change the makeup of Oak Harbor City Council, but perhaps not the culture. Neither Jim Woess-ner nor Bill… Continue reading

Treated water from sewage plant to irrigate park

Both the liquids and the solids produced by Oak Harbor’s new sewage treatment plant are going to be put to use. Oak Harbor City Council… Continue reading