Ron Newberry

Ron posted 795 stories to Whidbey News-Times.
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Coupeville eyes possibility of a new elementary school

Long before Dave Ebersole walked the grounds as principal of Coupeville Elementary…

  • Apr 11th, 2017 2:34pm

Kids tune up for Whidbey Has Talent

Even emcees need to rehearse their lines. That experience has been much…

  • Apr 7th, 2017 1:27pm

Duck hunters get the squeeze at Crockett Lake

For decades, residents near Crockett Lake on Central Whidbey have awakened to…

  • Apr 11th, 2017 10:11am

Former pipefitter gives family, public a boatload of adventures

He couldn’t shake the image. Brett Ginther would go to sleep at…

  • Apr 4th, 2017 2:56pm

Coupeville schools going back to model that lets middle schoolers be kids

During her career as an educator, Glenda Merwine got the opportunity to…

  • Apr 5th, 2017 11:53am

Twin Falls picks one of its own for superintendent post

Members of the Coupeville School Board breathed a collective sigh of relief…

  • Apr 4th, 2017 3:07pm

Top Gun 2 to be filmed at NAS Whidbey

Paramount Pictures announced this week that it will shoot most of “Top…

  • Apr 1st, 2017 12:19am

Whidbey Reads book is set on remote island

The storyline and setting grabbed Jane Lopez-Santillana’s attention. In her mind, the…

  • Mar 31st, 2017 4:05pm

Coupeville superintendent eyes Idaho post

The idea of Jim Shank leaving as superintendent in the Coupeville School…

  • Mar 28th, 2017 3:49pm

A sign of spring: Farmers market starting Saturday

The arrival of spring came and went rather unceremoniously this month. Prolonged…

  • Mar 28th, 2017 2:32pm

Oak Harbor loses devoted community leader

When Lance Gibbon thinks about Gary Wallin, he remembers a man with…

  • Mar 24th, 2017 3:58pm

Want a free historic farmhouse? Relocation costs not included

When Lorraine Weatherby was a young girl in the 1930s, she and…

  • Mar 21st, 2017 3:37pm

Participants let nothing rain on their parade

Maybe the luckiest group at Oak Harbor’s 44th St. Patrick’s Day Parade…

  • Mar 21st, 2017 3:51pm

Wazzu on Whidbey thanks to technology

Tim Lawrence admits to having a lot of ideas buzzing around in…

  • Mar 29th, 2017 7:20am

Busy year in store for Deception Pass State Park

Nothing gets Jack Hartt more flushed than the thought of another toilet…

  • Mar 20th, 2017 9:12am

Space heater likely cause of Smith barn fire

An investigation into the fire that burned down the historic Smith Barn…

  • Mar 14th, 2017 3:41pm

Break out signs for St. Patrick’s Day parade

The Irish Wildlife Society is trying to kick-start on old tradition during…

  • Mar 14th, 2017 3:27pm

Climate change ‘rock star’ to speak on Whidbey

Retired Oak Harbor physician Marshall Goldberg likens Xiuhtezcatl Martinez to a rock…

  • Mar 16th, 2017 11:24am

Oak Harbor church rings in 125 years

Pastor David Parker’s first trip to the belfry at Oak Harbor First…

  • Mar 10th, 2017 3:43pm

Farmer overwhelmed by community response

Sunshine returned to Ebey’s Prairie Wednesday, and along with it, a smile…

  • Mar 10th, 2017 5:23pm

The world through Doris Janz’s eyes

In her cozy Oak Harbor cottage, Doris Janz is sitting at her…

  • Mar 7th, 2017 3:25pm

Iconic Central Whidbey barn burns to ground

Fire took down an iconic Coupeville barn Monday night, turning the historic…

  • Mar 7th, 2017 5:16pm

Coupeville school board requests ‘emergency’ relief for leaky roof

Whidbey Island’s cold, wet winter has been particularly unkind to Coupeville High…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017 2:45pm

Admiral’s Cove well tests come back clean

Admiral’s Cove residents are breathing a sigh of relief after water samples…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017 3:23pm

Navy pilot creates ultimate thrill in backyard for son: a roller coaster

If there were an award for world’s coolest dad, Scott Brazelton would…

  • Mar 2nd, 2017 1:46pm

Sculpture gallery coming to Pioneer Way during April

Sculptors and their pieces to ‘take over’ downtown Oak Harbor in April

  • Feb 28th, 2017 2:36pm

Coupeville drama club tackles wacky dark comedy

Playing the character of the “evil nephew” in “Arsenic and Old Lace”…

  • Feb 28th, 2017 3:11pm

Oak Harbor goes big on latest art piece

In the two years since the City of Oak Harbor began working…

  • Feb 24th, 2017 2:54pm

Oak Harbor culinary team regains state champ form

It’s easy to wind up in Chef Mary Arthur’s classroom if you…

  • Feb 28th, 2017 3:09pm

Oak Harbor man lands new title: State Parks Volunteer of the Year

The old fort is still a sight to behold, attracting visitors for…

  • Feb 21st, 2017 2:34pm

Navy starts second phase of well testing

The wait is almost over for the more than 1,000 residents who…

  • Feb 23rd, 2017 9:02am

Oak Harbor might turn artists loose on fire hydrants

Although its role is integral in helping firefighters protect communities, a fire…

  • Feb 17th, 2017 2:52pm

Playing Lincoln is old hat for Oak Harbor history buff

It’s not easy walking in Abraham Lincoln’s shoes. Alan Schell found playing…

  • Feb 17th, 2017 2:55pm

Pink salmon forecast could leave anglers feeling blue

For anglers who look forward to relatively easy catches of salmon from…

  • Feb 14th, 2017 7:09pm

Blackmouth success expected in Admiralty Inlet

North Puget Sound residents got a taste of spring last weekend with…

  • Feb 21st, 2017 2:37pm

Whidbey talent show expands its search

Organizers of Whidbey Has Talent are searching farther and wider to add…

  • Feb 10th, 2017 3:31pm

Fort Casey State Park adds three new events in 2017

Though it’s tough to quibble with any view from Fort Casey State…

  • Feb 10th, 2017 4:01pm

Couples still sweethearts after all these years

It’s hard for Charles Hammer to fathom that he’s been retired from…

  • Feb 14th, 2017 9:32am

Whidbey Playhouse takes giant steps in technology

One day early last month, Janis Powell felt like the whole world…

  • Feb 8th, 2017 7:37am

Sedro-Woolley family touched by Oak Harbor benefit

Acts of kindness can have a profound effect on people. Even more…

  • Feb 3rd, 2017 4:01pm