Ron Newberry

Ron posted 795 stories to Whidbey News-Times.
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Farmers working to relaunch ‘Whidbey Island Grown’ campaign

At a time when innovative marketing ideas were taking root in surrounding…

  • Feb 6th, 2017 12:21pm

Coupeville school board extends superintendent’s contract

Superintendent Jim Shank received an “excellent” annual review by the Coupeville School…

  • Jan 31st, 2017 4:48pm

Smelt fishers getting jiggy this time of year

On a chilly overcast afternoon, Dean Bannister slid his bucket to the…

  • Feb 9th, 2017 10:57am

Coupeville Elementary prepares to tackle ‘James and the Giant Peach Jr.’

Wendy Wasik couldn’t be more proud of her little earthworm. That’s the…

  • Jan 27th, 2017 2:45pm

Actor reunited with Christmas bells

It took some determination and a little extra digging for the case…

  • Jan 27th, 2017 2:22pm

‘Iowa farm girl’ devotes life to education

Onawa is a small rural town in western Iowa that has a…

  • Jan 24th, 2017 2:56pm

Island County film liaison picked for Washington Filmworks board

Board members with Washington Filmworks have already known about Island County and…

  • Jan 24th, 2017 3:12pm

Oak Harbor church prepares for one special prom night

Aside from being a worship pastor at Life Church in Oak Harbor,…

  • Jan 20th, 2017 3:26pm

Woodworker turns piles into possibilities

The voles that take up residence in the debris piles around the…

  • Jan 20th, 2017 3:32pm

Power outage untimely for Seahawks fans in Coupeville

Before the Seattle Seahawks’ season faded to black Saturday, several television sets…

  • Jan 18th, 2017 11:01am

Deception Pass park manager cautions visitors to stay off icy lakes

Park rangers at Deception Pass State Park have posted “danger” signs, warning…

  • Jan 17th, 2017 2:47pm

High school senior makes lasting impact at Oak Harbor club

In Norrie Perreault’s years at the Boys &Girls Club of Oak Harbor,…

  • Jan 17th, 2017 3:02pm

Coupeville couple grateful for Central Whidbey Hearts and Hammers

As Arlene and Allen House have advanced in years, keeping up with…

  • Jan 17th, 2017 10:01am

Toy soldiers get police ride home to Oak Harbor

Melissa Riker expected that her new job would take her to new…

  • Jan 13th, 2017 3:38pm

Coupeville man killed in fire ‘one of nicest guys you could ever meet’

He hadn’t worked at Penn Cove Shellfish in a few years, but…

  • Jan 12th, 2017 10:22am

Playhouse Santa is looking for his Christmas bells

It would be quite un-Santa like to carry any hard feelings. Ron…

  • Jan 13th, 2017 12:23pm

Coupeville couple has its hands full with hummingbirds

Charles and Ruth Hammer have never seen anything like the feeding frenzy…

  • Jan 6th, 2017 3:05pm

Coupeville paddler lands spot on Team USA senior dragon boat team

It’s not uncommon for Roberta Piercy to be on the water six…

  • Jan 6th, 2017 3:14pm

House fire claims the life of Coupeville man

A Coupeville man perished Friday night in the third house fire in…

  • Jan 9th, 2017 3:44pm

Whidbey elk picks wrong tarp to tangle with

Bruiser, it seems, can’t catch a break these days. Whidbey Island’s lone…

  • Dec 24th, 2016 8:50am

Dakota the Clydesdale spreads joy during holidays

The sight of three Christmas wreaths hung on the horse stable of…

  • Dec 23rd, 2016 3:50pm

WAIF’s ‘independent’ longtime resident needs home for the holidays

Resting snugly on a sun-lit bench, Ivan was drifting slowly into cat…

  • Dec 24th, 2016 8:02am

Popular Penn Cove beach to close for shellfish harvesting starting Jan. 1

A season will be put in place at Whidbey Island’s most popular…

  • Dec 22nd, 2016 8:05am

Whidbey bird lovers go to extremes during winter

On a sloping piece of wooded property at the end of Towhee…

  • Dec 20th, 2016 6:42pm

Canopy involved in Growler mishap

A malfunction in the environmental control system of an E/A-18G Growler led…

  • Dec 20th, 2016 6:48pm

Navy lifts operational pause for Growlers

The Navy lifted a temporary suspension of flight operations for E/A-18G Growlers…

  • Dec 19th, 2016 11:07am

Whidbey-inspired film about to hit big screen

A special showing of “Lost & Found” will take place at The Clyde in Langley Dec. 27, including an appearance by the movie’s producer and director.

  • Dec 16th, 2016 3:52pm

New WSU Island County Extension site draws attention

Visitors entering Coupeville may notice a new crimson flag swirling in the…

  • Dec 19th, 2016 1:12pm

Growler incident injures two aircrew, damages jet at NAS Whidbey

Flight operations have been suspended for all E/A-18G Growlers while the Navy…

  • Dec 16th, 2016 7:30pm

Z Nation’s Fort Casey episode to air Friday night

He might cover his eyes on occasion, but Jon Crimmins is planning…

  • Dec 13th, 2016 5:43pm

Oak Harbor Boys & Girls Club looks to build new home

The Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor is looking for a new home. A community group has found a potential site on city property where a new center could be built.

  • Dec 12th, 2016 10:18am

Deception Pass adds one day to holiday event

The holiday bash put on by the Deception Pass Park Foundation last…

  • Dec 7th, 2016 1:30am

‘Tis the season for selling art for Whidbey artists

Whidbey artists use innovative ways to attract business this time of year

  • Dec 3rd, 2016 1:30am

Island County tourism office looks to streamline film permit process

Sherrye Wyatt estimates that at least a dozen major film productions have…

  • Dec 3rd, 2016 1:30am

From receptionist to campus director: What started as a job became a career

Mary Ellen Schief started as a receptionist and is now campus director at Brandman.

  • Dec 7th, 2016 3:02pm

First-documented evidence of smelt eggs found at Cornet Bay

Abundance of forage fish such as smelt considered critical to Puget Sound ecosystem

  • Dec 7th, 2016 3:06pm

Toy soldiers vandalized, stolen in Oak Harbor

Oak Harbor Main Street Association’s new holiday tradition attracts a grinch

  • Nov 30th, 2016 2:41pm

Playhouse offers holiday escape from hustle, bustle

Holiday revue features carols, skits, magic and more at Whidbey Playhouse

  • Nov 29th, 2016 6:02pm

Oak Harbor Festival of Trees event coming

Ticket sales have gone so well for Big Brothers Big Sisters of…

  • Nov 28th, 2016 3:18pm

Coupeville brothers divided on Apple Cup

Coupeville siblings have mixed allegiances when it comes to Huskies, Cougars

  • Nov 23rd, 2016 6:23pm