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Oak Harbor Music Fest attendance estimated at 20,000

  • Sep 7, 2016 at 7:00AM

Pioneer Way, packed with an audience of at least several hundred attendees, was transformed into a dance party in a matter of moments Saturday evening when headlining band Penguin Prison took the stage.

New-look Wolves roll by South Whidbey | Football

  • Sep 6, 2016 at 9:00AM updated at 12:26PM

It didn’t take the Coupeville High School football team long to put a positive stamp on the Jon Atkins era. The Wolves, in Atkins’ first game as head coach, walloped rival South Whidbey 41-10 Saturday, Sept. 3, at Mickey Clark Field.

Prep football, volleyball seasons get started | Slideshow

  • Sep 6, 2016 at 11:37AM

The fall prep season is underway. The Oak Harbor High School football team opened 2016 with a 27-21 win over Mariner Friday, Sept. 2, while Coupeville began by defeating South Whidbey 41-10 Saturday, Sept. 3. The Oak Harbor and Coupeville volleyball teams met in Oak Harbor in a jamboree Saturday. John Fisken, with a little help from Evan Thompson, photographed the action. Here's a glimpse of the opening weekend.

Wildcats pounce on Mariner mistakes for win | Football

  • Sep 2, 2016 at 11:00PM updated Sep 6, 2016 at 8:35AM

Taking advantage of Mariner's inability to catch a punt, the Oak Harbor High School football team defeated the Marauders 27-21 in the season opener for both schools Friday, Sept. 2, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium.

Senior Activities

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 2:00AM

The following events are at the Bayview Senior Center and Coupeville Hub.

Washington No. 10 state for senior health

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 3:00AM

Washington ranks No. 10 nationwide in terms of the health of the state’s senior population, according to the United Health Foundation.

Shamanic herbalist facilitates a path to healing through plants

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 3:00AM

Julie Charette Nunn is a master conversationalist, though her discussion partners aren’t always of the typical sort.

Research leads to fascinating look into families

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 4:00AM

With some hard-nosed research, a healthy dose of persistence and a little bit of luck, just about anyone can discover their genealogical roots. At least that’s what former Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island members Bob Richardson and Maureen MacDonald say.

Innovative program to combine poetry, nature, touchstones to rise above grief

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 4:00AM

Grief can be a powerful emotion and often detrimental to one’s life journey. It’s also a fundamental part of what it means to be human, said Mark Lucero, a grief specialist and founder of Pathways Counseling in Coupeville.

Telling trails: Woman realizes dream of traveling 1,300 miles by horse

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 7:00AM

After a lifetime of dreaming and 1,300 miles of riding, Oak Harbor resident Kristen Reiter and her Appaloosa horse Raiden made their way onto the Bear Paw Battlefield.

Witness in murder a suspect in drive-by shooting

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 7:00AM

The star witness for the prosecution in an Oak Harbor murder trial earlier this year is accused of shooting up a Clinton house Aug. 5 as revenge for being ripped off in a drug deal, court documents indicate.

Heavy rain leads to easing of burn bans

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 7:00AM

Thanks to the return of the rain, Whidbey Island residents and visitors to parks on the island can again have campfires in approved fire pits.

Federal grand jury indicts OH officer on child porn charge: FBI report includes graphic descriptions involving girl

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 7:00AM

A federal grand jury indicted Oak Harbor Police Officer John Little on one count of receipt of child pornography Wednesday.

PSE emergency fair Wed. in Freeland

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 3:00AM

Puget Sound Energy is holding its fourth annual Emergency Preparation and Safety Fair next week.

Oak Harbor women among injured in crash

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 6:00AM

Three people were airlifted Wednesday from a section of State Highway 525 after a two-car collision.

Dike Road reopening delayed to end of Sept.

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 3:00AM

Dike Road on North Whidbey likely won’t be reopened until the end of the month because of stability issues, the state Department of Transportation reported.

Bid ends for Haller House

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 4:00AM

As far as Joan McPherson is concerned, nothing detrimental is going to happen to the Haller House.

Don’t let protestors drive if convicted | Letter

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 3:00AM

When they go to trial, if they are convicted, I think the judge should rescind their driver’s licenses indefinitely — no driving, no more fossil fuels burnt — and should shut off all the gas or oil where they live.

Where’s proof to back mud slinging? | Letter

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 3:00AM

I guess the past week or so has been “Attack Sen. Barbara Bailey” week with all the negative letters that made it to the editorial page.

Public needs to know the circumstances of police officer’s arrest | In Our Opinion

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 4:00AM

The arrest and federal indictment of longtime police officer John Little on charges of possessing child pornography is a sad development for the Oak Harbor Police Department and entire community.

Art & About

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 4:00AM

Here's what's happening in the Whidbey Island arts scene.

Who’s that tiny couple? It's the Barringtons, of course

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 5:00AM

As of Thursday, the statue known as “The Barringtons” was still missing a plaque, leaving most passersby to wonder about the identity of this historic couple.

Fall prep preview | Oak Harbor swim and dive

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 6:00AM

First-year Oak Harbor High School swim and dive coach Jenny Butler “couldn’t be happier” with the beginning of the 2016 season, particularly with Wildcats’ dedication.

Fall prep preview | Oak Harbor cross country

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 6:00AM

The return of several all-league members should help the Oak Harbor High School cross country team continue as one Wesco’s best.

Fall prep preview | Oak Harbor volleyball

  • Sep 3, 2016 at 5:00AM

After missing qualifying for the state tournament by one place two years in a row, the Oak Harbor High School volleyball team is out to reverse the trend.

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