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Oak Harbor couple gets $460,000 lottery surprise

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 7:00AM updated at 11:41AM

Penny and Scott Baldwin of Oak Harbor have plans after winning $460,000 in Washington Lottery’s Hit 5 game.

COER members disappointed that health board meeting cancelled

  • Jun 21, 2016 at 4:56PM

Members of the Citizens of Ebey's Reserve, or COER, were left disappointed Tuesday afternoon when the Island County Board of Health's monthly meeting was cancelled on short notice. The group previously asked the board to address potential health hazards of noise produced by the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's EA-18G Growler aircraft training flight at the Outlying Field near Coupeville. The members planned to address their concerns for the third time with the health board.

Submissions sought for Whidbey cookbook

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 6:00AM

Whidbey News Group is accepting entries now for a new Whidbey Island Community Cookbook.

Oak Harbor Main Street Assoc. launching Sunday market on July 4

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 7:00AM

Oak Harbor Main Street Association announced it is launching a Sunday market downtown.

Navy base open house on Saturday

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 7:00AM

The public is invited to attend an open house at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at Ault Field 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Oak Harbor man arrested in alleged racially charged, rifle-pointing incident

  • Jun 20, 2016 at 9:00AM updated Jun 21, 2016 at 2:21PM

Oak Harbor police arrested a man accused of pointing a rifle at two other men in a racially charged incident Saturday, according to a press release from the department. Oak Harbor police arrested a man accused of pointing a rifle at two other men in a racially charged incident Saturday, according a police report.

Good time to reflect on base’s role in OH | In Our Opinion

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 3:00AM

Twenty five years ago, the previously unrecognized term “BRAC” struck fear into the heart of Oak Harbor.

Whidbey grads continue athletic success in college

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 5:00AM

Strong showings in national and conference championships highlighted the efforts of Coupeville and Oak Harbor high school graduates who competed in collegiate sports this spring.

Borja, Miller lead Blue Heron in Toppenish | NWAC

  • Jun 21, 2016 at 12:55PM

North Whidbey Aquatic Club’s Haley Borja and Alana Miller earned high-point honors in their respective divisions at the Wine Country Open in Toppenish June 17-19.

Those under jets ‘at risk’ of losing hearing | Letter

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 2:00AM

In his June 15 letter, Ted Brown, Energy and Environmental Public Affairs Officer, Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va., asserted that Growlers are quieter than Prowlers. Not sure what data he was using. Maybe those gentile, southern-boy, Norfolk Growlers speak softer than our Washington Growlers?

Democrats’ logic does not make much sense | Letter

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 2:00AM

Most Republicans view the recent tragedies as acts of terrorism. Most Democrats view it as gun violence.

Oak Harbor man cycling for cancer research

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 6:00AM

Oak Harbor resident Ernie Branigh is riding in the the annual nationwide Great Cycle Challenge USA to raise money for the Children's Cancer Research Fund.

Deadline for Miss Pioneer Way extended to June 30

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 4:00AM

Whidbey Island’s Pageant Wyse Inc. will hold its first one-day pageant this summer, the Miss Pioneer Way Pageant, for girls ages 5 to 10.

Wallin elected president of WhidbeyHealth board

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 4:00AM

Ron Wallin is the new president of the Whidbey Island Public Hospital District Board of Commissioners.

Wells Fargo Bank on Midway Blvd. to close in August

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 5:00AM

Wells Fargo Bank plans to close its Midway Boulevard location Aug. 5, citing a lack of need for two branches in Oak Harbor.

Reacquainted with an old friend: Former owner blown away by first sail on Suva since 1985

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 6:00AM

The Suva, a 91-year-old, Gatsby-era schooner, is back for its second sailing season in Penn Cove this summer. The boat was originally owned by Coupeville millionaire Frank Pratt Jr., who commissioned naval architect Ted Geary to build it out of Burmese teakwood.

Father/hero: Dad’s final act was to save his family

  • Jun 18, 2016 at 7:00AM

Ronnie McGaha lost his life in 2011 when a tornado struck their two-story home in Harvest, Ala. But quick action to get his family in the safest location of the house before it caved in on top of them was credited with keeping his wife, daughter and son from serious harm.

Portland loos eyed for park by Oak Harbor council

  • Jun 18, 2016 at 7:00AM

Oak Harbor council members are considering purchasing the latest-and-greatest in public restrooms facilities once construction of the state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant is completed downtown.

Coupeville Elementary School registration Aug. 16-18

  • Jun 18, 2016 at 4:00AM

Parents of students new to the Coupeville School District may register their children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade at Coupeville Elementary School on Aug. 16-18.

Oak Harbor School District serving free lunches this summer

  • Jun 18, 2016 at 4:00AM

This summer, Oak Harbor School District plans to again provide free lunches for children ages 5-18.

After being knocked out of service, ferry to PT back on route

  • Jun 18, 2016 at 7:00AM

Passengers who rely on Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry service breathed a sigh of relief Thursday when a relief boat in South Puget Sound passed inspection, clearing the way for the resumption of two-boat service Sunday.

COER looks to state for jet noise mitigation

  • Jun 18, 2016 at 7:00AM

People concerned about the health effects of military jet noise are looking for someone, anyone who can do something about it.

Ordinance gives more control over fireworks

  • Jun 18, 2016 at 7:00AM

For Island County Sheriff Mark Brown and the county commissioners, it simply doesn’t make sense to allow people to shoot off fireworks when dry weather conditions are dangerous enough to permit a burn ban.

Portland loos would be a good fit for city | In Our Opinion

  • Jun 18, 2016 at 4:00AM

The Oak Harbor City Council is looking into a type of public restroom that’s become popular in communities that want to provide folks with relief without creating spots for criminal activity or targets for vandals.

No better place for learning: Hillcrest school garden the hub of this year’s Garden Tour

  • Jun 18, 2016 at 6:00AM

The showcase nature of Hillcrest’s school garden led the Oak Harbor Garden Club to feature it as the hub of this month’s 17th annual Garden Tour and Tea.

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